UFOs Sightings by State
Sightings of unexplained flying objects date from earliest recorded history. In the United States in particular, records of UFO sightings date back to 1639 in Boston. Since that time there have been innumerable UFO sightings across the country. In fact, every state has reported sightings which range from lights in the sky, to orbs, to craft of various shapes, even to entities.
In fact, after WWII until about 1970, the U.S. government investigated sightings of strange phenomena from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. During that time about 12,618 of the sightings studied were eventually attributed to weather or air traffic. However, 701 remain without explanation. The investigation, code named Project Blue Book, was declassified in January 2015. It is interesting to note that Project Blue Book does not contain much content that surrounded the 1947 alleged crash near Roswell, New Mexico, which incited fear and interest in UFOs worldwide.
What Are the Highest Number of UFO Sightings by State?
5. New York
10. North Carolina
The state of California leads with over 11,000 reports to date, down to North Carolina which has recorded over 2,000 reports of unexplained flying phenomena. Some speculate that extraterrestrials have demonstrated interest in American aerospace technologies. They point to the higher number of sightings in California and Texas where there are numerous air bases and even NASA’s headquarters. However, the phenomena have been seen miles from any military installations.
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