UFO Sightings Spike— After US Rocket Goes Up Falcon 9 launch sets off false alarms By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jun 5, 2010 10:17 AM CDT 7 comments Comments The SpaceX Falcon 9 test rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Friday. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (Newser) – Darn those scientific explanations. UFO sightings were reported around the world yesterday, including three big cities in Australia, as the Melbourne Herald Sun notes. A party pooper at the Sydney Observatory would like to remind everyone that the the Falcon 9 rocket launched from the US yesterday. ''It's just gone around the world and everyone has seen it adjusting or still ascending into its orbit,'' he tells the Age.