US UFO Sightings by US State: April 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.

In April 2018, just over 200 UFO sightings were 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. Numbers below are as reported on MUFON, which collect citizen reports and catalog them by date, location, description, and — when available — related photographs and videos.

  • Alabama — 5
  • Alaska — 0
  • Arizona — 15
  • Arkansas — 2
  • California — 16
  • Colorado — 5
  • Connecticut — 3
  • Delaware — 0
  • Florida — 12
  • Georgia — 8
  • Hawai’i — 0
  • Idaho — 6
  • Illinois — 3
  • Indiana — 2
  • Iowa — 0
  • Kansas — 1
  • Kentucky — 0
  • Louisiana — 3
  • Maine — 4
  • Maryland — 4
  • Massachusetts — 1
  • Michigan — 13
  • Minnesota — 3
  • Mississippi — 1
  • Missouri — 3
  • Montana — 1
  • Nebraska — 0
  • Nevada — 1
  • New Hampshire — 0
  • New Jersey — 6
  • New Mexico — 1
  • New York — 14
  • North Carolina — 4
  • North Dakota — 0
  • Ohio — 3
  • Oklahoma — 3
  • Oregon — 2
  • Pennsylvania — 11
  • Rhode Island — 0
  • South Carolina — 6
  • South Dakota — 0
  • Tennessee — 6
  • Texas — 20
  • Utah — 2
  • Vermont — 0
  • Virginia — 6
  • Washington — 6
  • Washington, DC — 1
  • West Virginia — 1
  • Wisconsin — 3
  • Wyoming — 0

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 more intensive database searches and access to other MUFON resources.

For April, less than 150 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 1909 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.