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Florida UFO sightings by the numbers: Sunshine State sees its share of unidentified flying objects

Posted: 2:03 PM, Jun 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-28 17:20:11-04

Florida has Cape Canaveral and 21 military bases that send fast-moving objects across the skies, but Floridians aren't seeing more UFO's than the rest of the country.

In fact, Florida sightings are average compared to much of the country, when you look at the overall population of the state, but we do have our share.

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Satellite Internet released an article ahead of World UFO Day (July 2) and whether or not you believe, it's still fun to look at the numbers.

First, you have to remember that a UFO is literally anything in the sky that can't be identified. Does that mean an alien life form? Maybe. Maybe not.

Just between June 1 and June 27 there have already been 30 UFO sightings reported in Florida, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.

Example of ufo reports submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center.Example of recent UFO reports recorded by the National UFO Reporting Center.

The numbers from Florida for the NURC reports for 2019 so far are:

January: 23 UFO sightings

February: 23 UFO sightings
March: 26 UFO sightings
April: 30 UFO sightings
May: 27 UFO sightings
June: 30 UFO sightings

If you look strictly at the number of reports, Floridians claim to have spotted 6,604 UFOs since tracking began. That's roughly 30 sightings for every 100,000 people and puts us pretty much in the middle ranked at 29. California leads the way with more than 13,500 sightings, followed by Alabama with nearly 10,100.

According to Satellite Internet, the top five states for UFO sightings per capita are:

  1. Washington
  2. Montana
  3. Vermont
  4. Alaska
  5. Maine

And the five states with the fewest sightings are:

  1. Texas
  2. Louisiana
  3. Georgia
  4. Mississippi
  5. Alabama

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