4,655 sightings in US in 2017

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  1. Debi

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    California Led U.S. with 490 UFO Sightings in 2017

    California Led U.S. with 490 UFO Sightings in 2017

    UFO sightings are nothing new. The Puritans reported strange sightings and lights in the sky as early as the 1600s. With the advent of movies about outer space and unidentified flying objects came even more sightings. The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) has an entire website dedicated to the "collection and dissemination of objective UFO data." The organization curates reports of UFO sightings in the U.S. and Canada via a web form and a phone hotline, which has operated almost continuously since 1974. NUFORC logged a total of 4,655 sightings in 2017, down from the 2016 total of 5,619.

    A recent report came from New Mexico on December 14. A woman reported that she and her husband saw a triangular object with bright green lights near Santa Fe. She claims they "saw an object flying across the Interstate in a southeasterly direction. It appeared triangular with bright green lights around its entire periphery."

    "From my husband's perspective, it appeared larger than a full moon," she reported. "By the time it crossed my field of vision (I was in the passenger seat), it appeared slightly smaller than a full moon. It was perhaps several hundred feet in front and above us and appeared to be moving at about 100 mph or less. It seemed to be heading down and then it vanished."

    NUFORC spoke with the witness via telephone and "found her to be very eloquent, and very sober-minded. We suspect that she is an excellent witness."

    NEXT: The Number of UFO Sightings by State


    California far and away submitted the most reports of UFO sightings, topping the list with 490 in 2017. Florida was next with 308, followed by Washington (192), Arizona (180), and New York (170). New Mexico, home to the famous 1947 UFO sighting in Roswell, came in at number 25 with 73 reported sightings. Perhaps surprisingly, Nevada, where the legendary Area 51 is located, reported only 55 sightings, coming in at number 29 overall. N. Dakota, Hawaii, and S. Dakota had the fewest reports, with 6, 13, and 16 respectively.

    50. N. Dakota 6

    49. Hawaii 13

    48. S. Dakota 16

    47. Vermont 17

    46. Wyoming 17

    45. W. Virginia 18

    44. Alaska 19

    43. Mississippi 21

    42. Delaware 22

    41. Nebraska 25

    40. Rhode Island 28

    39. Arkansas 30

    38. Louisana 34

    37. Maine 35

    36. Iowa 40

    35. Idaho 41

    34. Montana 47

    33. Oklahoma 47

    32. Kansas 49

    31. N. Hampshire 49

    30. Indian 53

    29. Nevada 55

    28. Alabama 60

    27. Kentucky 62

    26. Utah 67

    25. N. Mexico 73

    24. Minnesota 81

    23. Wisconsin 83

    22. Illinois 85

    21. Maryland 86

    20. Tennessee 88

    19. Massachusetts 99

    18. Virgina 99

    17. S. Carolina 103

    16. Missouri 111

    15. N. Jersey 111

    14. Oregon 111


    13. Georgia 113
    12. Texas 116


    11. Michigan 121

    10 N. Carolina 135

    9. Connecticut 146

    8. Ohio 146

    7. Colorado 147

    6. Pennsylvania 161

    5. New York 170

    4. Arizona 180

    3. Washington 192

    2. Florida 308

    1. California 490

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    Obviously with this volume of sightings something is really going on. We only need one to be true.
     

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