Multiple visitors to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) website have been asking about UFO activity after learning about the missing Malaysia Flight 370, according to Executive Director Jan C. Harzan reached at his Newport Beach, CA, headquarters office March 11, 2014.
"We have not received any UFO reports from that region during the time of the flight or around the time period where it disappeared," Harzan said. "Historically there are very few UFO cases where an airplane is involved and then it just disappears."
MUFON Pennsylvania State Director John Ventre said there is no final proof that UFOs have ever been involved in a similar incident, but believes it is still worthy of research.
"Between black boxes, transponders, radar, debris fields, explosion and missile strike signatures, evidence is always left behind," Ventre said. "The one explanation that some researchers are considering is that the plane and its passengers were abducted by extraterrestrials."
Ventre sites some past case evidence:
"December of 1945, five bombers from Fort Lauderdale took off and disappeared in clear weather," Ventre said. "A large Martin Mariner was sent up to find Flight 19. They disappeared also. Six planes and 27 crew 'vanished.'
"In 1953 General Benjamin Chidlaw said, 'We have stacks of flying saucer reports. We take them very seriously when you consider how many men and planes we have lost trying to intercept them.'
"On November 23 1953, an F-89C Scorpion jet was scrambled from Kinross AFB to intercept a UFO. On radar, the two merge and the jet and its four member crew vanish. The U.S. military monitors everything using sonar, radar and satellites. I’m certain our satellites observed what really happened."
You can read about current UFO cases at mufon.com. MUFON files are explored in the History Channels H2 series, "Hangar 1: The UFO Files" currently running Friday's beginning at 10 p.m. ET.