UFO Sightings ... Aliens ... Invasions ... OH MY!

It's nearly Halloween, and here in Colorado, we're diving into the spooky season with great gusto! Between the many haunted house attractions and actual haunted houses, as well as the countless conspiracy theories and urban legends that haunt our great state, we decided to take a more ... extraterrestrial journey in celebration of the Halloween season. And by that, we mean aliens.

Across Colorado, there have been an extraordinarily large amount of UFO sightings in the last few years, so you could classify the state as a "hotbed", if you will. According to the National UFO Reporting Center, those little gray guys like paying us Coloradans a visit! The National UFO Reporting Center has compiled together an index of reported alien sightings in Colorado, some dating all the way back to 1931!

And so, in the spirit of Halloween and all things creepy, we want to share some of the more bizarre (and humorous) UFO sightings in Colorado that have occurred over the years. (You're welcome.)

*Disclaimer: Please note that the following UFO sightings and encounters are all subjective.*

6 miles west of Holyoke, CO
February 15, 1931

"In the winter of 1931, I saw a flying machine as I was riding on a horse in the draw of a pasture."

Estes Park, CO
June 10, 1954

"Cigar-shaped craft floating above pine trees on a ranch."

Commerce City, CO
October 15, 1957

"A lot of methane gas in area."

Colorado Springs, CO
September 10, 1968

"Possibly observed a 'mother ship' with three smaller craft darting about it."

Blackhawk, CO
June 15, 1973

"At first, because it was so large, and seemingly regular, I thought it was the moon, but it moved! And I looked at, AND IT WAS NOT THE MOON!"

La Junta, CO
October 15, 1974

"We saw a glowing green pencil-shaped object going from south to north. It moved out from behind one hill, only to disappear behind another."

Fort Collins, CO
June 15, 1977

"I turned my head to see what was behind me and observed that there was something flying two feet above my head... It was dull glowing and gray in color."

Colorado Springs, CO
June 1, 1993

"Saw a UFO and spoke to a possible alien."

Lyons, CO
November 27, 1995

"Hole (50 feet by 30 feet) opens up on hill side. Light streams from it, along with motor noise. Closes again and leaves no sign of existence."

Colorado Springs, CO
September 22, 1998

"Green 'fireball' with a blue tail."

Wheat Ridge, CO
November 15, 1998

"VERY LARGE DIAMOND-SHAPED OBJECT HOVERING OVER NEIGHBORS' HOUSE. HARD ANY SOUND. JUST A LOW VIBRATIONAL SOUND."

Denver, CO
September 21, 1999

"Star like light moved about 10 moons, disappeared, reappeared and moved 10 more moons then disappeared again."

Dinosaur, CO
August 15, 1999

"SOMETIME BETWEEN 11:15-11:30 SUNDAY NIGHT, I OBSERVED A HUGE OBJECT IN THE SOUTHERN SKY, WHICH WAS BLUE AT FIRST AND RAPIDLY TURNED TO ORANGE FLAMES."

Notice a pattern with the sightings? A majority of them occur on the 15th of the month!

What do you think? Are these UFO sightings across Colorado real or fake? Also, have you ever had an alien encounter that you'd like to share with us? Tell us about it in the comments below.