Six Top States for UFO Sightings

By Angela Tipton


It was a clear, starry night in the late 90s in Southern Washington, when my best friend called me on the phone with excitement claiming that she was seeing a UFO outside. Curious, but skeptical, I took the cordless phone outside and my father and I looked up into the night sky.

There was an object moving across the sky steadily that looked like a star, but my friend identified it as a satellite. She pointed out that satellites only move in one direction because they orbit the earth. She then directed me to what looked like a bright star (her claimed UFO) off to the left of the satellite. To my amazement, the bright star dimmed as the satellite moved past it and then proceeded to brighten.

Then the alleged UFO moved a little to the side and stopped. It moved a couple times, stopping and moving, which was inconsistent with what a normal star would do. Finally, it shot off faster than anything I’d ever witnessed in the opposite direction the satellite was orbiting, disappearing.

In my teenage excitement, I turned to my father and exclaimed, “Did you see that?”

“Yup,” he said, acting as if the possible sighting of UFOs was an everyday occurrence. Perhaps it was for a Vietnam Vet.

I can’t say for certain that what we witnessed was an actual UFO, or if they even exist, I can state that I wasn’t alone experiencing the phenomenon as my friend was on the phone across town and my father stood next to me witnessing the same thing. Plus, there are plenty of others who fervently believe in the existence of UFOs.

According to NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center) the top six states with UFO sightings as of May 29, 2015, are as follows:

State Number of Sightings LandCentral Properties
California 11,277 California Land
Florida 5,201 Florida Land
Washington 5,042 Washington Land
Texas 4,395 Texas Land
New York 3,878 New York Land
Arizona 3,262 Arizona Land


If you want to see how the other states compare check out the NUFORC report.

You can report a UFO sighting at NUFORC or MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). MUFON even has a Live UFO Map that tracks the sightings in the U.S. See how many sightings have been in your neck of the woods.

If you’re interested in seeing a UFO or would entertain the possibility of meeting an extraterrestrial, you can go to LandCentral and check out our properties in the top states. If avoiding UFOs or possible abductions is on your priority list, don’t worry. We have properties in other states as well.


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