An illustration of a UFO flying over Antarctica. Depositphotos.

Fact or Fiction: Strange UFO Sightings at Antarctica

For years, people have claimed that Antarctica is a magnet for UFOs. If this is the case why would it be?


Home to about ninety percent of all ice on the planet, Antarctica is the coldest place on the planet. The frozen landscape is as reminiscent of an alien world as it can get, and many people on Earth believe there is something alien about Antarctica. Thanks to software such as Google Earth, people can explore distant parts of the world from the comfort of their homes. And this is precisely what many people are doing and have done. Some of them claim to have even found proof of alien technology crashed on Earth. One such claim was made a few years back when an eagle-eyed UFO hunter posted online claiming to have found a crashed disc-shaped object. Author Brad Olsen claimed that, given the loss of antarctic ice, some objects have resurfaced from deep beneath the icy landscape. One such object is what Olson claims to be a crashed alien saucer.

However, not everyone is convinced. And no one should be easily convinced. After all, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. One expert who took the time to analyze Olsen’s claims was science writer and forensic video analyst Mick West. According to West, the object Olsen claims to be a downed UFO is likely nothing more than a lake. The lighting conditions and shape confuse the human brain through a process known as Pareidolia. More specifically, something known as the Crater Illusion. I went over one interesting example of Pareidolia in Antarctica in this article.


Stranger things: Antarctica?

But Olsen is not the only one who believes Antarctica is the go-to place if we actually want evidence of alien life and alien tech on Earth. (In) famous UFO hunter Scott Waring, known for posting absurd evidence of life on Mars, and the Moon, claims to have also discovered evidence of UFOs at Antarctica, also using Google Earth. In fact, Waring claims that one such object is eerily reminiscent of the so-called Tic-Tac UFO.

The Tic-Tac UFO became famous when three UFO videos were declassified by the Navy, making headlines around the world. One of the UFO videos showed an enigmatic object that resembled a Tic-Tac Sweet. The UFO had no visible means of propulsion, no wings, no tail, no lights. It was white, resembling one massive flying Tic-Tac. The videos of the UFO encounters with Navy pilots appeared first online in 2017. Then, a year later, the Pentagon admitted the videos were authentic. The Pentagon has rebranded its UFO office and included transmedium UFOs in its study area.


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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