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Global UFO sightings hit all-time high

According to the data of the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings all over the world have reached an all-time high. Statistics show people in the USA have more chance to witness a UFO

If you are looking for a close encounter with the third kind, you would best do this on the Fourth of July.

According to an op-ed in the Syracuse Times by “UFO Sightings Desk Reference,” co-author Cheryl Costa, the most popular days of the year for UFO sightings is the Day of Independence. It is unclear whether this has any relation to the popular sci-fi movie of the same name, but Costa proposed that can be used by more people outside, looking at fireworks.

“Some say that the reason is because many people misidentify the 4th of July fireworks for Ufos,” Costa wrote in the op-ed. “The other case is that there are a lot of people with free time, outside in the dark waiting for the fireworks. Finally, and I hear this often, the Ufo’s seem like the fireworks and tend to hang around in the vicinity of important.”


According to her data, July 4 represents 2.11 percent of the 121,000 UFO sightings from 2001 to 2015, more than any other specific date in the calendar.

States that the top reported July 4 UFO sightings are California, Florida and Texas, at the top, with Washington, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio rounding out the list. Costa noted that these ten states account for more than 52 percent of the nation’s UFO reports.”

Although Costa offered a number of possible explanations for why the 4th of July seems to have so many reported sightings of Ufo’s, they can not explain the other data in the top 15. These are on new year’s eve, new year’s day, 3 July, 5 July (which can be loosely tied to the aforementioned phenomena of people with the parties or outside), but dates such as June 15, July 15, Aug. 15, Sept. 15 and October 15, seem to have no plausible explanation.


On a weekly basis, Costa said that UFO sightings tend to pick up on Friday, with the peak Saturday night. Monday through Thursday and are approximately flat, according to its data.

Costa offered several reasons for the peak Saturday conclusion, including more people from outside the drive at this time. Other possible causes are, among others, the people go out to walk their dogs or smoking.

Temperature, weather and free time also played a role in the Saturday night is the most common for UFO sightings.

“Since most people generally have Saturday night off, add good weather to the mix, and you get a UFO-sighting reports,” Costa wrote.

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