UFO Sightings by US State: August 2018

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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.

Eeach month, hundreds of US UFO sightings are reported to either the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) or 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 collect citizen reports and catalog them by date, location, shape, and when reported.

  • Alabama — 1
  • Alaska — 0
  • Arizona — 3
  • Arkansas — 3
  • California — 26
  • Colorado — 9
  • Connecticut — 12
  • Delaware — 2
  • Florida — 16
  • Georgia — 8
  • Hawai’i — 0
  • Idaho — 7
  • Illinois — 8
  • Indiana — 2
  • Iowa — 4
  • Kansas — 4
  • Kentucky — 5
  • Louisiana — 0
  • Maine — 4
  • Maryland — 6
  • Massachusetts — 6
  • Michigan — 5
  • Minnesota — 5
  • Mississippi — 1
  • Missouri — 11
  • Montana — 1
  • Nebraska — 0
  • Nevada — 8
  • New Hampshire — 2
  • New Jersey — 5
  • New Mexico — 6
  • New York — 10
  • North Carolina — 14
  • North Dakota — 1
  • Ohio — 10
  • Oklahoma — 2
  • Oregon — 5
  • Pennsylvania — 3
  • Rhode Island — 2
  • South Carolina — 7
  • South Dakota — 3
  • Tennessee — 4
  • Texas — 12
  • Utah — 6
  • Vermont — 5
  • Virginia — 4
  • Washington — 10
  • Washington, DC — 0
  • West Virginia — 2
  • Wisconsin — 2
  • Wyoming — 1

These are the reported sightings. Note that sightings are sometimes reported months or years later, and these numbers may go up over time. To search the MUFON database and read details of these 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 database searches and access to other MUFON resources.

For AUGUST 2018, almost 300 US sightings were reported to NUFORC. To see the latest NUFORC reports — or sighting reports going back a long, long time, visit www.nuforc.org.

About Kay Whatley 1948 Articles
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.