Do you also know that there are hundreds of reported UFO sightings in the United States alone every month? And that MUFON’s investigators keep track of every reported sighting? We provide monthly reports to our members, however, routinely we will post statistical information that will make interested persons aware of the metrics that are key to our investigations. In our reports we note fluctuations in the number of sightings, where these sightings appear in clusters, and which states have the highest number of UFO alerts per million population.
You do not have to guess which are the top reporting states in the country for UFO alerts. MUFON will tell you: California, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New York, Oregon, Illinois and Missouri. Perhaps you were also not aware that the most reported UFO shape is round or spherical in appearance? UFOs have also manifested as triangular, star-like, circular, disc, oval, cylinder, cigar, diamond, chevron, cone and bullet missile, in case you were wondering.
How Does MUFON Investigate UFO Alerts?
In addition to where, what and when, MUFON field investigators check the distance from the observer to the object is noted when a UFO alert is received. Most UFOs are viewed from a distance of over 500 feet to approximately one mile, however, a large number of cases report sightings that have occurred when the viewer has been less than 100 feet from a reported UFO, and just as many have claimed to have been only 101-500 feet away from the object. It is rare that an unidentified entity been observed in recent UFO history. Just about every sighting involves a craft and the velocity at which it is traveling is estimated.
If reading about our methodology has gotten you excited about paranormal investigation, you may be inspired to join us and train to become a qualified investigator. We encourage you to report your experience for our researchers to investigate should you have had, or know of someone who has had, a personal experience with the unexplained.