Is the world is on the brink of finally coming into contact with extra-terrestrials beings? If we are to believe the veracity of people who claim to have seen UFOs then yes. UFO sightings across the globe are on the rise, according to the National UFO Reporting Centre in the US. The centre’s rate of sightings has skyrocketed since 1990 when only 307 were recorded. They peaked to 8,619 in 2014 and dropped off slightly in 2016 to 5,516.