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UFOs Being Spotted More Often at Sporting Events

It happened again. Spectators at a soccer match in Chile last week saw a UFO flying over the stadium during the opening fireworks display. This comes just weeks after a UFO was seen hovering over a professional golf tournament in the U.S. and continues a pattern of UFOs visiting sporting events with the frequency once reserved for volcanoes and nuclear plants. What could be the reason?

Fans of Chile’s national soccer team La Roja (The Red One) were at the National Stadium watching the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Copa America (South American Football Championship) when the UFO appeared and positioned itself for three minutes to watch the fireworks. It’s unclear who the UFO was rooting for since it left before La Roja defeated Ecuador. There was no official comment on what the UFO was and no one left their seats.

This sports sighting occurred just a month after a UFO was spotted over The Players Championship golf tournament held in Florida on May 9. A TV viewer spotted the UFO during the tracking of a player’s shot. The shiny UFO left quickly, possibly to find which hole Rory McIlroy was on. No one, including the crew of the ubiquitous golf tournament blimp, had any explanation for the UFO.

Do the UFOs and their crews prefer soccer over other sports? Here’s one at a soccer match in China in 2011.

Perhaps they just like the pageantry of opening ceremonies. This UFO was spotted at the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

UFO seen over 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies

UFO seen over 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies

Of course, when you bring up UFOs at sporting events, skeptics point to the one seen at a Vancouver Canadians baseball game in 2013.

That one turned out to be a tricked-out drone. They should have known better – not even Canadians watch Canadian baseball games.

Why are UFOs being seen at sporting events? They can’t all be drones or blimps. Are aliens into sports too? Gambling on the games? Too cheap to purchase tickets? Planning to enter a team in the World Cup? Or Mr. Universe?

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