How to Become a UFO Hunter

Two Parts:Learning to HuntGetting Involved in the Ufology Community

The Milky Way may contain tens of billions of habitable planets. UFO hunters contend it's only a matter of time before creatures from another planet come to Earth to investigate - and it's possible that some already have. If you want to become a UFO hunter, start by checking out hotspots for UFO sightings. Aside from knowing where to look, you'll need good camera equipment and a recording system. Read on to learn more about how to become a UFO hunter.

Part 1
Learning to Hunt

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    Get a good camera. "Hunting" UFOs describes the act of spotting UFOs, usually in the night sky, and taking pictures or recordings to capture their activity. Many people have declared they've seen a UFO, and some have even reported being abducted, but no one has been able to provide definitive proof that this has occurred. Because we live in a society of skeptics, it's absolutely imperative for a serious UFO hunter to have serious equipment for getting concrete data on UFOs.
    • Buy a camera that takes excellent pictures at night. You'll need a special lens that can capture the faint lights and patterns created by the UFOs.
    • A video camera is also useful to have. The more ways you have to document the UFOs, the better.
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    Carry a notebook and pen. You'll need to be able to keep a record of the details of your sightings. Have a notebook and writing instrument with you at all times so that you'll be able to jot down all the necessary information right when it happens. Later, when you get home, plan to record the information in a log on your computer.
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    Find a UFO sighting hotspot. Organizations like the National UFO Reporting Center have online databases listing sightings by state, date, and shape.[1] Look into hotspots in your region. It's not guaranteed you'll see a UFO there, but it's a great place to start.
    • Plan on visiting the same spot multiple times.
    • If necessary, make travel arrangements to visit a spot in a different state. Some states don't have many, if any, hotspots.
    • Go to a place that doesn't have a lot of air traffic, so you don't mistake human aircraft for UFOs.
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    Set up camp for several hours in the evening. Once you're there, you may have to sit tight for a long time before you see any activity. Patience is a virtue among UFO hunters; be prepared to spend a lot of time waiting under the stars.
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    Record any activity you see. As soon as you see activity, even if you aren't sure what you saw was indeed a UFO, write it down. Record the following information:
    • The date and time of the sighting
    • The location of the sighting
    • The shape, size, and color of the UFO
    • Whether there were additional witnesses
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    Distinguish UFOs from human aircraft. After you've hunted for UFOs for awhile, you'll start to notice patterns. Do research to find out whether what you're seeing may have an explanation; for example, if you're looking for UFOs near an Air Force Base, you might be seeing human-made aircraft, even if they look unfamiliar. Real UFOs may have the following characteristics:
    • They don't move in a straight line, but rather up and down or in zig zags. They may not move in regular patterns at all
    • They don't blink, like airplanes would
    • They may be shaped like discs, triangles, or something else entirely

Part 2
Getting Involved in the Ufology Community

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    Report your sightings to a database. Ufology organizations have databases where they keep all the important statistics on UFO sightings. If you spot a UFO and report it, you're contributing to the community at large. You can also learn a lot by spending time reading through others' reports.
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    Find a Ufology organization to join. There are several established organizations with chapters in every state. If you're interested in pursuing Ufology long-term, its worth joining up with a group. Here are a few options:
    • Mutual UFO Network[2]
    • UFOdb[3]
    • National UFO Reporting Center[4]


  • Have your passport ready to go and keep your equipment packed. Traveling around the world to do research and hunt for UFOs is a given. You can end up in deserts, jungles and mountaintops.
  • Never pay anyone to join a "UFO club" or see photos/videos of UFOs. This is a scam.
  • Your observation skills must be flawless. You must be comfortable in nature as you will be trying to get away from big cities (light sources).


  • Be aware that this study requires long hours that might be hard on any relationships in your life. There is night work and time away from home involved. Your spouse might not enjoy or support this activity.
  • You must be willing to put up with being ridiculed. Keep a sense of humor, you will need it.
  • It is going to be hard to come with money to finance your adventures if you are not wealthy.

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