Kansas City UFO Sightings on the Rise June 12, 2009

ANSAS CITY, MO. - Is there life in outer space? And if so, when E.T. phones home is he dialing an 816 number?

A local group that investigates UFO close encounters said it's getting more reports of UFOs in our area and more interest in the organization.

When you see reports about UFOs on the internet, it's hard to separate fact from fiction. But, that's exactly what a group of UFO investigators in Kansas City is working to do.

On May 31, witnesses saw two unidentified objects near the UMKC campus. A man reported it to MUFON, Mutual UFO Network, and gave investigators a drawing of what he saw.

"He grew up on military bases and couldn't identify it at all," said Margie Kay, Director of KC MUFON.

Kay said sightings like the one at UMKC are on the rise since the start of the year. They used to get one or two sightings a month. Now, it's one or two a day.

"It's keeping us all too busy. Yes. At one point a couple of months ago I received 11 reports on the same day," said Kay.

Kay is also noticing a lot more chatter on websites. One message board used to get about 12 posts a month a couple of years ago, in January 2009, it received 129 messages.