UFO Sightings by US State: January 2020

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By Kay Whatley, Editor

Across the United States each year, thousands of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings are reported. UFO reports cover close encounters of various types, range from blinking lights in the sky to unusual aircraft to reports of contact.

In January 2020, approximately 518 US UFO sightings were reported to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and 468 to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) — while there is overlap, some reports are only in one database or the other.

Numbers below are as reported on NUFORC, which collects citizen reports and catalogs them by date, location, shape, and when reported.

  • Alabama — 6
  • Alaska — 3
  • Arizona — 13
  • Arkansas — 13
  • California — 46
  • Colorado — 25
  • Connecticut — 4
  • Delaware — 4
  • Florida — 51
  • Georgia — 10
  • Hawai’i — 6
  • Idaho — 5
  • Illinois — 5
  • Indiana — 21
  • Iowa — 13
  • Kansas — 5
  • Kentucky — 6
  • Louisiana — 6
  • Maine — 7
  • Maryland — 4
  • Massachusetts — 10
  • Michigan — 9
  • Minnesota — 2
  • Mississippi — 3
  • Missouri — 1
  • Montana — 4
  • Nebraska — 4
  • Nevada — 9
  • New Hampshire — 3
  • New Jersey — 5
  • New Mexico — 10
  • New York — 24
  • North Carolina — 13
  • North Dakota — 2
  • Ohio — 23
  • Oklahoma — 7
  • Oregon — 8
  • Pennsylvania — 15
  • Rhode Island — 3
  • South Carolina — 11
  • South Dakota — 3
  • Tennessee — 7
  • Texas — 41
  • Utah — 6
  • Vermont — 1
  • Virginia — 8
  • Washington — 20
  • Washington, DC — 0
  • West Virginia — 3
  • Wisconsin — 7
  • Wyoming — 2

These are the reported sightings. Note that sightings are sometimes reported months or years later, and these numbers may go up over time.

To see the latest NUFORC reports — or  their sighting reports going back a long, long time (millennia) — or report a UFO sighting, visit www.nuforc.org. (Ed. Note: In the past month+ NUFORC has been making database updates and new sightings are likely added to prior months.)

To search the MUFON database and read details of reported accounts, or to report your own sighting of a flying object you could not identify, visit www.mufon.com. Membership is available for those interested in more intensive database searches and access to other MUFON resources.

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.