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America's top 2013 UFO hotspots revealed

Posted on Saturday, 8 March, 2014 | Comment icon 17 comments

MUFON receives thousands of reports each year. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
The states of Vermont, Arizona and Maine were home to the most sightings per capita last year.
UFO reports are still coming in thick and fast according to 2013's MUFON ( Mutual UFO Network ) data which has since been turned in to a series of maps by the team at "Outer Places".

More than 6,500 sightings were reported last year in the US, with Texas (462) and California (814) recording the most number of UFOs during that period.

In terms of sightings per 100,000 people however it was Arizona (4.02) and Maine (3.87) that were declared the country's two busiest UFO hotspots.

The results of the study ( Courtesy of ) can be viewed below. ( Click to enlarge )

Source: Washington Post | Comments (17)

Tags: UFO

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Kludge808 on 9 March, 2014, 5:01
Is Grumman still there or have the moved their operations?
Comment icon #9 Posted by highdesert50 on 9 March, 2014, 10:11
That we see the highest number of sightings in the some of the more densely populated states is not particularly surprising.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hida Akechi on 9 March, 2014, 16:21
Hmmm ... Either the folks in Alaska don't get out much or aliens aren't too crazy about the cold. Population size, population density, and wide open spaces (Alaska is a big place, easy to buzz around in your saucer undetected). But,'s the cold.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hawkin on 9 March, 2014, 18:08
I think the name of this website should be changed to Explained-Mysteries with all the Harvard, Yale and Cambridge minds on here.
Comment icon #12 Posted by coldethyl on 10 March, 2014, 4:52
I'm not really in a hot spot. Explains a lot.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Sweetpumper on 10 March, 2014, 14:58
These are just sightings MUFON has collected reports on. Who knows how many more are floating out there.
Comment icon #14 Posted by DONTEATUS on 11 March, 2014, 2:04
I'm not really in a hot spot. Explains a lot. Colorado will become the U.S. Hot spot in say ? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Bingo ! E.T. most likely Loves Weed !
Comment icon #15 Posted by coldethyl on 11 March, 2014, 2:20
Colorado will become the U.S. Hot spot in say ? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Bingo ! E.T. most likely Loves Weed ! Helps me not. lol
Comment icon #16 Posted by stereologist on 13 March, 2014, 17:20
The Vermont sightings might be explained by all of the New Yorkers that moved to a place where they can finally see the night sky and wonder what is over their heads. They are probably reporting the planets, satellites, northern lights, and phenomena that has been hidden from their view.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Sakari on 14 March, 2014, 4:13
Colorado and Washington will be tied for first next year.

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