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California is home to the most UFO sightings

Posted on Monday, 1 May, 2017 | Comment icon 13 comments

California has seen more UFO reports than any other US state. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
More UFOs have been reported over California than any other US state, claims a new book on UFO encounters.
The authors of the book 'UFO Sightings Desk Reference' analyzed more than 120,000 UFO sighting reports submitted to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the National UFO Reporting Center.

California easily came out on top with 16,000 sightings between 2001 and 2015.

"We found that UFOs were sighted in every county in the United States," said co-author Cheryl Costa. "Every county had at least one sighting sometime in the past 15 years."

Exactly why California has produced the most reports remains unclear, however Costa believes that the state's good weather, which encourages people to be outdoors, may be a major factor.

Within the state itself, Santa Clara County saw the most sightings with 569 reports while Alameda County came in second with 518. Third place went to San Francisco with 327 sightings.

"Most people were very sincere about what they reported, about what they think they saw," said Costa. "They weren't jerking us around."

"But we understand the only proof some people are going to accept is a space ship cracked up in the mall parking lot."

Source: CBS News | Comments (13)

Tags: UFO, California

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by Stanton T. Friedman

Retired nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman is no stranger to UFOs having been investigating the subject for almost 50 years.

In 'Flying Saucers and Science', he lays the scientific groundwork for examining the data surrounding the phenomenon and puts forward a case in support of his view that at least some UFOs are extraterrestrial in nature.

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by curiouse on 2 May, 2017, 12:18
I thought Mexico City had the biggest number of UFO sightings. Must have changed?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Goodf3llow on 2 May, 2017, 21:29
Mexico City = ~9M vs California = ~ 40M in population. Probably the major factor..
Comment icon #6 Posted by BlackBearWolf on 3 May, 2017, 2:05
I live in California and we have active airforce bases and vanderberg which launches space x and anti ballistic missle test. We experience all types of action and there is always at least 5 moving things in the sky moving at any given time. My house shakes often as c130 cargo planes fly low over my niehborhood. Lots of action in southern California. All of the most technology advanced aircraft in the world are developed and tested here. Im sure there are people witness goverment craft mostly. The top secret kind you dont find out about till twenty years after thier service.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Unfortunately on 3 May, 2017, 4:49
I hate to burst your bubble, but that statement isn't true. Perhaps 'some' of the most technologically advanced aircraft in 'America' are developed and tested there. Certainly not all of them and certainly not in the whole world. Although it definitely would be frustrating to always have cargo planes flying overhead and shaking up the whole neighbourhood
Comment icon #8 Posted by toast on 3 May, 2017, 8:11
Mescaline shortage.
Comment icon #9 Posted by BlackBearWolf on 3 May, 2017, 12:50
Ok not all ,but i stand by my statement that the most advanced are tested here. What aircraft are more top secret or advanced than the ones created at ratheon skunkworks and JPL(Pasadena) Ill admit groom lake test these planes that they create. But they are flying between bases in Nevada and California.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Unfortunately on 3 May, 2017, 13:05
I'm more inclined to agree with you on that one, it could be very likely that the most advanced 'American' aircrafts are tested there you would definitely know better than I in that regard.
Comment icon #11 Posted by BlackBearWolf on 3 May, 2017, 13:29
Just out of curiosity what country do you believe has more advanced aircraft than the United States? Russia and China seem to be at least one generation behind.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Unfortunately on 3 May, 2017, 14:25
Sorry about the double quote, I'm on my phone . Well we're talking about top secret aircraft yeah? It's just my opinion but I would be inclined to say that Russia is much better at keeping things secret than America so there's a lot of potential there for them to have high-end aircraft. Top secret basically infers that the general populace shouldn't know about them. I'm certainly not saying Russia has definitively the best aircraft, but its not exactly an easy thing to prove one way or another when dealing with top-level secrets. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Russia has aircraft a... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Hawkin on 6 May, 2017, 15:32

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