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SPACE.com Columnist Leonard David

Happy UFO Day! Here Are the States With the Most Sightings

ufo sightings by state
(Image: © SatelliteInternet.com)

In case you didn't know — and time has flown by — today (July 2) is World UFO Day.

This year, UFO supporters are in the spotlight thanks to a flood of UFO news, including: UFO incident reports from U.S. Navy pilots and former Pentagon intelligence officers, and the release of classified UFO research from the NSA (National Security Agency).

All of this activity means that, for the first time in years, UFO reports are being taken seriously by the media.

Related: 7 Things Most Often Mistaken for UFOs

State by state

(Image credit: SatelliteInternet.com)

Analysts at SatelliteInternet.com used data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the US Census to identify where you might have a higher likelihood of spotting a UFO in the US.

(Image credit: SatelliteInternet.com)

"We used data from the National UFO Reporting Center's online database to get the number of UFO sightings in each state," said Kristin Cooke of SatelliteInternet.com. "We then compared each state's total number of sightings to US census data to find which states have the most UFO sightings per capita."

You can find the full report here.

Leonard David is author of the recently released book, "Moon Rush: The New Space Race" published by National Geographic in May 2019. A longtime writer for Space.com, David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook

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