Special Report

States With the Most UFO Sightings


To determine the states with the most UFO sightings, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed 2001-2015 sightings per 100,000 people with data from Cheryl Costa’s “UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015: Unidentified Flying Objects Frequency–Distribution–Shapes.”

2001-2015 total sightings also came from the same source. Population density figures were calculated using 2016 population estimates and 2010 land area in square miles — both from the U.S. Census Bureau. The share of households without internet are from the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Consumer Survey.