Home » A Very Detailed Map of UFO Sightings

A Very Detailed Map of UFO Sightings

by Alien UFO Sightings
0 comment

Based on data from the National UFO Reporting Center, the map below displays over 90,000 reports of UFO sightings dating back to 1905. Each circle corresponds to a reported UFO, with the size representing the number of reports received.  Thanks also to the Mutual UFO Network for allowing me to reproduce images and videos from their website.

UFO Sightings Map
Check out the interactive UFO map to read the details of each UFO report, and in some cases view the photo / video evidence

The most reported UFO sightings

Assuming more reported sightings = more credible, these are the 10 most credible UFO sightings in recent history in the U.S.

1)  Tinley Park Lights, Tinley Park, IL (10/2004) – 77 reports

2)  Cone of Light, East Coast (9/2009) – 75 reports

3)  Tinley Park Lights, Tinley Park, IL (10/2005) – 72 reports

4)  Phoenix Lights, Phoenix, AZ (3/1997) – 65 reports

5)  Blue-Green Fireball, the Midwest (7/1997) – 63 reports

6)  Tinley Park Lights, Tinley Park, IL (8/2004) – 45 reports

7)  Blue-Green Fireball, the Midwest (11/1999) – 43 reports

8)  Washginton Fireball, Renton, WA (7/2012) – 40 reports

9)  Rockford Lights, Rockford, IL (1/2001) – 25 reports

10)  Lights Over NJ Turnpike, Carteret, NJ (7/2001) – 25 reports

From let to right: N.America seen from orbit, UFO sightings since 1905, Density map of 24h of traffic (FAA, 2008).
From let to right: N.America seen from orbit, UFO sightings since 1905, Density map of 24h of traffic (FAA, 2008). CLICK FOR BIGGER VIEW

Some possible explanations

Illinois is involved in 6 of the 10 UFO sightings listed above, as well as several other mass UFO sightings further down the list.

I thought that was interesting because when you look at the total UFO reports per capita, IL actually ranks pretty low compared with other states.

Hover over the map to see how the states measure up

My initial thought was that it must have something to do with O’Hare Airport, the busiest airport in the U.S. through most of this period.

Are there many UFO sightings around other busy airports?

ufos-and-airports-compressor
The five busiest airports in the U.S.

The blue markers are the five busiest airports in the U.S.

Aside from Chicago, it does not appear there is much correlation between mass UFO sightings and big airports.

One pattern I did notice was that many of the mass UFO sightings occur particular dates.

Here is what you get if you plot the number of UFO sightings for each day of the year.

ufo-sightings-by-day-of-year-compressor

UFOs seem to have a penchant for firework displays.

Both #5 and #8 in the list above occurred on the Fourth of July. And in both cases, the UFOs were described as “fireballs.”

Aside from the obvious explanation, it could just be that more people are looking up at the sky on those nights.

Take a look at these three videos of the “Washington Fireball” UFO sighting and see whether you think they are actually fireworks.

Some of the bigger UFO sightings also coincide with large meteor showers or space craft launches. Though when I looked into it, the effect did not come out very strong.

If you have any other suggestions, please let me know, and I will add them here.

Update:  A few people asked about seeing a comparison of UFO sightings vs military bases.

Here is a plot of all military installations, ranges, and training areas. Though without an idea of which ones to focus on, I think there are too many to draw any real conclusions.

military-bases-map-compressor

And here is the trend of reported sightings over time. For the past 20 years, it has been growing at a pretty steady rate of about 350 additional reports each year.

ufo-sightings-over-time-compressor

 

Attribution and methods:

Do you believe in alien life and/or UFOs? Follow us on FACEBOOK, TWITTERINSTAGRAM! 

  1. Thanks to NUFORC for making their data available, and to MUFON for allowing me to use the images and videos from their website.
  2. To get the coordinates of the reports, I used Open Geocode and the Google Maps API to geocode each one by city and state.
  3. To group the reports together by UFO, I used a very simple clustering algorithm, which looked at coordinates and the dates.
  4. The videos and images were added manually from MUFON’s database and from Youtube.
  5. For the map, I created the base tiles using Mapbox Studio, and used the Mapbox API for the features.
  6. The animations were done with D3.

View interactive map

 

Source of map is www.metrocosm.com

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Xrp
  • Bitcoin cash
  • Bitcoin sv
  • Litecoin
  • Tether
  • Binance coin
  • Tezos
  • Cardano
  • Dash
  • Monero
  • Stellar
  • Ethereum classic
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to bc1qplharv5kz9u04fazvfcwg55zpzx3hk2se7uj64

Donate Bitcoin to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x5C1fbd512386420156aBF7C38Fa80e402DE42e96

Donate Ethereum to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Xrp to r4dXn7DVK1V9AM99jqNdecZG5Mh4hXsnSk

Donate Xrp to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Xrp

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Bitcoin cash to qrha85n6253vpcyew0yn9fgj38j6asgdkc0caed3cm

Donate Bitcoin cash to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin cash

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Bitcoin sv to 1LNrCdVkHwi2Xrf5br9YUF63ACW5uUg19R

Donate Bitcoin sv to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin sv

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Litecoin to LfVdNCJtm4qRLiQZkC2RXhJpCemaR83JvL

Donate Litecoin to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Tether to 0x5C1fbd512386420156aBF7C38Fa80e402DE42e96

Donate Tether to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Binance coin to bnb1qv88k2ln6wgsvh2k58uramg642j6zrhs864znz

Donate Binance coin to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Binance coin

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Tezos to tz1bjRzegVEDPTNjXGPCrTDcpbWr44puKFgZ

Donate Tezos to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tezos

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Cardano to Ae2tdPwUPEZBpBkPdrULnszfNYCwocSH7maBFJHwpW3WeReVWE5rY9e4tkk

Donate Cardano to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Cardano

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Dash to XgQjywvEGtAjpKTqNUwG7Yi2e6ZVebggqW

Donate Dash to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Dash

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Monero to 46PbxkRRNFxXcW9S5T9BJm4xHDvwKUTqRT2Lcmc6JeVHYuZa6TT5NhPN7bMyxwLxaFazGYB1qyFbUGhVT9Ty8wfpMNCwuQD

Donate Monero to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Monero

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Stellar to GAIENC3BCJQMFNWQSYWOUNYPWXWZHWY4XDLHRKO6VMCLFBVROZSVXBKB

Donate Stellar to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Stellar

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings
Scan to Donate Ethereum classic to 0x98257f4D233c42f2e0b30cECF0a8e4700D51CB51

Donate Ethereum classic to Alien UFO Sightings

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum classic

Tag/Note:- Alien UFO Sightings

CRYPTO CARD WITH UP TO 5% CASH 💰 BACK

PLUS, $50 FREE WHEN YOU STAKE 50 MCO COINS AND (DEPENDING ON THE CARD) FREE SPOTIFY, NETFLIX AND AMAZON PRIME EVERY MONTH!!

Join our list

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

You may also like

Leave a Reply

A Very Detailed Map of UFO Sightings

 
Share
%d bloggers like this: