Reports of UFO sightings to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) are on the rise showing a significant 18 percent increase between the months of April 2017 and May 2017, with Idaho and New Mexico being the statistical standouts.
“Although Idaho has five times the U.S. average of .9 reports per million population, New Mexico has been more than twice the U.S. average for five months in a row.” Robert Powell, MUFON’s Director of Research calculated.
Powell researched the number of the May 2017 UFO cases by state and weighed them by population. The national average was .9 sightings per million people. That’s like saying a city the size of Chicago would have an average of 3 UFO repots a month. Idaho had a reported 7 sightings, which equaled an amazing 4.39 reports per million. New Mexico, of course, held strong with 4 reports which is 1.92 reports per million and its neighbor, Nevada, was up there with 5 reports, or 1.81 reports per million.
MUFON accumulates cases during any given month, and then waits 30 days to allow cases for that month to also be reported the following month. Additional cases are added in the future as they are reported.