Aliens among us? Vegas UFO report latest in UAP sightings investigated worldwide

The only thing certain about UFO sightings is that they will continue to be reported.

In the early morning of May 1, Las Vegas police officers investigated reports of two unknown entities falling from the sky after a family reported something 'not human' in their backyard. One of the family members told an officer they saw “a big creature” that was “long, 10 feet tall,” according to body camera footage obtained by USA TODAY.

The officer told the family that their descriptions matched the observations another officer saw in the sky eight minutes prior.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed on Jan 12, the U.S. government has received over 510 reports of "unidentified aerial phenomena" between late 2004 and mid-2022, with hundreds of have been reported since 2021 alone.

The report did not mention the possibility of extraterrestrial life but said the sightings "continue to occur in restricted or sensitive airspace, highlighting possible concerns for safety of flight or adversary collection activity."

Here are some of the latest reported UAP sightings.

May Sighting: Las Vegas police investigate aliens-in-backyard report after officer spots flying object

A video of a UAP is paused for display during a hearing of the House Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee hearing on "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

UAP sighting over Mexico soccer field

A photo of a supposed UAP hovering above the Estadio Olympico Benito Juárez soccer stadium in Ciudad Juárez Mexico, excited researchers, including famous ufologist Jamie Maussan who described  it as “a ship of nonhuman origin.”

The photo showed a dark flying saucer-looking object close to a bright setting sun behind the stadium on Jan. 14 at the Bravos game against the Tijuana Xolos.

FC Juárez’s Twitter account tagged Maussan in a tweet days after he expressed interest and said that the photo had been computer enhanced and analyzed.

"I share that the case was analyzed with AI equipment, and everything indicates that we are facing an unidentified anomalous phenomenon 'UAP', (Kyiv) scientists call these ships 'Ghost' for being dark objects," Maussan wrote on Twitter. "Given all of the above, I think it is a SHIP of nonhuman origin."

Maussan has spent over three decades investigating UFO sightings, including through his Mexican TV show "Tercer Milenio" (Third Millenium).

UAP sightings in Ukraine are presumed to be war technology

Ukrainian astronomers have reported dozens of UAPs flying over Kyiv. Many presume the sightings are military aircraft or drones, as Russia and Ukraine are at war.

Kyiv’s Main Astronomical Observatory published a research paper in late 2022 in coordination with the country’s National Academy of Science that focuses on a specific type of UAP called “phantoms,” which is an “object [that] is a completely black body that does not emit and absorbs all the radiation falling on it.”

The paper titled “Unidentified aerial phenomena I Observations” shows that the UAP’s they observed in Ukraine are too fast to photograph.

“We see them everywhere. We observe a significant number of objects whose nature is not clear,” the research said. “Flights of single, group and squadrons of the ships were detected, moving at speeds from 3 to 15 degrees per second.”

Three leaked US Navy UFO videos that the Pentagon declassified

In  April 2020, the Pentagon released three unclassified videos of UAPs to clear misconceptions about whether they were real.

The first video was taken in November 2004 and showed small flying objects. The clip was leaked in 2007 and was discovered by the U.S. Navy two years later.

Two other videos were recorded in January 2015, according to the Department of Defense. In a statement, the Defense Department said the Navy "previously acknowledged" the videos were Navy videos.

"After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena," the Department of Defense said in a statement Monday.

The videos were labeled "FLIR1," "Gimbal" and "GoFast," and were initially published by The New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Aliens among us: Las Vegas Police UFO report follows UAP sighting