The second thing to note is that UFO reports peak in the summer months June through August and wane in the winter and early spring months, of January thru April, which would make sense as good weather brings people outdoors where they are more likely to see a UFO and stormy weather keeps them inside safe and warm. A third item to note is that the number of UFO reports peaked in 2015 at nearly 11,000 cases, primarily on the popularity of the “Hangar 1” TV show that brought people out of their armchairs and onto the Internet to report sightings they had had both recently, as well as long ago. Lots of good historical data was gathered from the success of the “Hangar 1” TV show.
If one factors out historical cases and only looks at UFOs observed and reported in the same year, the numbers have been very consistent the last five years at 6 -8,000 cases per year, or around 500 to 700 cases a month. The trick of course is to figure out which of those cases are the real McCoy and that is the job of our Top Case team under the direction of Robert Powell, our Director of Research, who, with the help of the Science Review Board, will be publishing the very best cases of 2016 just in time for our July Symposium. We’ll be sure to share the results with you, our valued members, first. So, keep your eyes on the MUFON Journal and enjoy all the great NEW cases coming your way!