Once people called them“flying saucers”。 Now they usually have a different name，UFOs — Unidentified Flying Objects. There are hundreds of stories and some photographs of these spaceships from other worlds and the “men” in them.
On 4th February 1977，fourteen boys at a school in Wales all saw“…a silver object，as big as a bus，with a red light on top. ”We saw something come out of it. It had a helmet. We ran and told our teacher but when we came back it wasn't there.“Afterwards，the teachers put the children into different rooms and asked each one to draw a picture of the spaceship. All the drawings showed the same object.
Pauline Coombs also lives in Wales. In April 1977 she was in her car with her children when she saw a light in the sky. she said， “It was in front of us. It was no bigger than a football and yellow. The object came nearer to the car and followed us. The children began to cry. Near the farm where we lived， the car suddenly stopped. I jumped out with the children and we ran up the road. The thing still followed us. When I got in the house I was so afraid that I couldn't speak.”
One evening about two weeks after this，Pauline and Billy Coombs were at home. Suddenly they saw a man outside the window. He was more than two metres tall and dressed in silver-coloured clothes. On his head he wore a silver helmet with black glass at the front.
“He came very near us”，said Pauline.“Billy and I were so afraid，we couldn't move. The television in the room was on but there was no picture，only a lot of white lines. The man just watched us through the window and then went away. We telephoned the police but I don't think they believed us.”
Some people say they have not only seen men from other worlds but also been inside a UFO. One of these is an English man，Horatio Penrose. Not long before midnight on 13th May 1954，he was in his car on the road between Derby and Burton，in England.
“A bright light came along the road to me，”he said. “I had to stop very suddenly and I hit my head on the window. I cannot remember very well what happened to me next but something picked up the car and put it on the side of the UFO. It was up in the air over us. He took me into a room where there was a bright light. There were five people in the room. They looked like normal men and women，although they were smaller. I had a deep cut on my head and a girl began to help me. She was pretty and had a very white face. She did not talk but I understood her thinking and she answered my questions before I asked them. There was not much time for us to ”talk“ because I soon went to sleep. I woke up in my car.”
Has anyone ever found an empty UFO？The governments of many countries do not like to talk about this，but scientists in Spitsbergen in Norway think that they found a UFO. They said，“We thought at first that it was a Russian plane but now we are sure that it is not. We have never seen the metal in this object anywhere before. In fact，we have no idea at all what it is.”
A much strange thing happened in Gdansk in Poland. There，an object fell into the sea near the town. Then，people on the beach saw a man. He could not speak and did not seem to know where he was. They took him to the hospital for help. The doctors saw that he had seven fingers on each hand. The man wore metal clothes and he had a metal bracelet on his hand. When the doctors took off the bracelet， the man died. They cut open his body and found that some of the parts were very different from those of a normal man.