This page presents a snapshot of the accumulated UFO data across one year (August 2016 - August 2017) as gathered by the NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center).
The charts provided can be crossfiltered accordingly to provide the user with an understanding of the behaviour, pattern, location and frequency of UFO sightings for the aforementioned year worldwide.
The recommended selectors for primary filter are Chart 1 - UFO Sightings by Date, and Chart 3 - Sightings by State.
Users can drill into the menu to reveal the number of sightings by continent.
N.B. Users are reminded that the continent of North America includes Canada and Mexico, which may explain apparent anomalies in the data.
N.B. The state listed as 'XX' denotes a location outside of the US.
The most frequent sighting of UFOs lasts for less than a minute.
The most common defined UFO shape observed is as a light form.
Based on the charts and the sample size for the 12 month period, we can conclude: