Is that strange object in the sky an alien spacecraft, a secret military plane, or an ordinary weather balloon?
There have been 90,000 credible UFO sightings since 1905, according to the National UFO Reporting Center, and a new interactive map displays each of them.
The UFO Sightings Map displays each sighting of a UFO as a circle, with the size representing the number of reports received by the UFO Reporting Center. The larger the circle, the more people reported seeing that UFO, and as users zoom in on their favorite city, more circles are revealed. The map also uses pictures and video from the Mutual UFO Network, the world’s oldest UFO investigative body.
Click on a UFO sighting circle and the map displays the witness report with information listed including date, time, UFO shape and the written account along with any available photos or videos.
The map is hosted by Metrocosm, a website devoted to analyzing life through statistics and data. Metrocosm analyzed the UFO Sightings Map and made several key discoveries.
Assuming that more reports means more credibility, the website names a sighting in Tinley Park, Illinois, as the most credible report, with 77 sightings. In this sighting, three red lights were seen flying in formation for about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, Washington State has the most UFO sightings per capita.
UFO’s don’t congregate near airports, but more sightings are reported around July 4, New Years Day, and New Year’s Eve than on any other date.
The number of people that have reported seeing a UFO has steadily increased since 1995.
One of the most recent sightings was caught on video June 13 over Tulum, Mexico, according to a report by the Inquisitr. The video shows a cloaked cigar shape flying across the sky over castle ruins, known as the Pyramid El Castillo, a popular tourist attraction.
A new type of UFO was reportedly seen over Netherland skies June 3. Although most UFOs have appeared as a cigar, baton, or disc shape, this new sighting is being dubbed a jellyfish.
The UFO sighting causing the biggest stir recently involves the International Space Station and a live stream that was mysteriously shut down, according to an Inquisitr report.
Blogger Toby Lundh claims to have recorded the live stream feed provided by NASA that was shut down after a UFO was spotted.
Anyone interested in learning more about UFO sightings should check out the new interactive map. The eyewitness accounts and provided photographs are enough to make a believer out of anyone.
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