NEWS: UFO Data Names States with the Most & Least UFO Sightings Per Capita

Whether you believe in them or not, UFOs are currently a hot topic in the United States as civilians, military personnel, and politicians alike are calling for more disclosure about mysterious unidentified flying objects. Recently the U.S. Navy drafted formal procedures for pilots to document their UFO encounters (and they are numerous), on the heels of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid advocating for Congress to pursue in-depth UFO research. The NSA has even released a number of previously classified documents on the subject. And with UFO enthusiasts fresh off the celebration of World UFO Day, it seems like UFO reports in the media are being taken more seriously (or are at least getting more exposure) than they have in a long time.

Image provided by Satellite Internet.

It also makes it a perfect time, then to start searching the skies for your own UFO sighting! And where better to do that then in the U.S. states with the most UFO sightings? According to data from the National UFO Reporting Center and compiled by the folks at Satellite Internet, every single state has reports of eerie lights, erratically moving aircraft, or mysterious metal saucers. So where can you find the best hotspots for glimpsing a UFO?

Using information reported by the National UFO Reporting Center’s online database, Satellite Internet took the number of UFO sightings in every state, and then compared each state’s total number of sightings to US census data to determine which states have the most UFO sightings per capita. Based on this process, the best states for UFO-watching are, surprisingly, not found near the famous Roswell area or even along  America’s so-called “UFO highway.” The results below are the TOP 5 STATES with the MOST UFO sightings:

Image provided by Satellite Internet.

  1. WASHINGTON - 5, 894 sightings with 78.22 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  2. MONTANA - 823 sightings with 77.47 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  3. VERMONT - 482 sightings with 76.96 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  4. ALASKA - 560 sightings with 75.94 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  5. MAINE - 940 sightings with 70.23 sightings per every 100,000 people.

Applying the same process to determine which states then have the least UFO sightings, Satellite Internet compiled the TOP 5 states with the FEWEST UFO sightings:

Image provided by Satellite Internet.

  1. TEXAS - 4,969 sightings with 17.31 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  2. LOUISIANA - 927 sightings with 19.89 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  3. GEORGIA - 2,149 sightings with 20.43 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  4. MISSISSIPPI - 642 sightings with 21.50 sightings per every 100,000 people.

  5. ALABAMA - 10,882 sightings with 22.26 sightings per every 100,000 people.

Based on Satellite Internet’s data, it seems that northern states may offer you your best shot at witnessing a UFO firsthand (even though the South’s Alabama boasted 10,882 individual sightings!). Were you surprised by any of these findings? Do you think using per capita data most accurately reflects the best (and worst) states for UFO sightings? Or should the total number of UFO sightings per state (a honor that goes to California with 13,559 sightings!) stand as the best measure for most/fewest state UFO encounters? Tell us your thoughts about this report in the comments!

To read the full article and UFO statistics presented by Satellite Internet, click here. If you are not situated in the United States but still hoping to encounter a UFO, click here to check out 8 of the best places in the world to search for UFOs and extraterrestrials! OR, if UFO sightings don’t pique your interest, search out a famous cryptid instead and click here to take a look at the top 8 states for finding Bigfoot!