World Contact Day

World Contact Day

March 15, 2013 is officially World Contact Day, as designated 60 years ago, in 1953, by an organization called the International Flying Saucer Bureau. This year, in celebration of its 60th year, World Contact Day kicks off on March 15 and continues with various events all over the world through March 22. To read aboutĀ its history, visit our “Origin of World Contact Day” page. For more information, visit worldcontactday.com. Below is the “anthem” of World Contact Day, performed by the Canadian group Klaatu, whose name is a reference to the classic sci-fi movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

Click here to read the history of World Contact Day.

World Contact Day is also a kind of “unofficial” anniversary of the mysterious “Men in Black,” who appeared to Alfred K. Bender shortly after the first Contact Day in 1953. These strange characters threatened him and told him to stop talking about UFOs, and thus was born the legend (or t of the Men in Black…