The absurd declaration of July 2nd. as “UFO
Day” in the U.S.A., gave base for certain comments on the American TV and in
Among smiles and a very light consideration of the
subject, there have been also some statistics.
For instance, the well known journal “USA TODAY”
published a map with the Top Ten States Reporting UFO Sightings. The source is the dubious National UFO Reporting Center.
Let’s be clear, these are UFO Reports, not UFO cases
declared so after a careful investigation and study.
One of the things that draws the attention is that some
of the States with bigger numbers are among those who have an important
percentage of Hispanic population.
The second thing to have in mind is that these numbers
belong to a period of 10 years.
Here is the map.
On page 22 of Hemispheres Magazine, published by United
Airlines on July 2014, there are also some statistics under the title of
“Little Green Factoids”.
There it is said for instance that 1.5 Million is the
annual operating cost of the “Alien Telescope” (a reference to the Allen Array
System) employed by the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).
Another significant number is that 48% of
Americans are open to the possibility of alien visitations, according to a 2013
Huffington Post/Yougov poll.
6,457 is the number of reported UFO sightings
in USA in 2013.
And, for the times a UFO has been tracked on
radar entering the Earth’s atmosphere, the number is 0.
Milton W. Hourcade