2017 UFO Sightings Reported in the United States

by Martin Willis

Reported UFO sightings in 2017 were up 6% for MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) at a total of: 5,630.

They were down 5.8% for NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center) at a total of: 4,665.

It is interesting, but most likely coincidental that reportings are up the same percentage that are down between the two reporting centers.

Keep in mind, only a small percentage of the reportings remain unidentifiable. Most object have an earthly or astronomical explanation, however some remain a mystery yet to be solved.  Also note that some of these reports may reflect sightings of an earlier date prior to 2017, but were finally reported in 2017.

UFO Stalker has an interactive map of recent sightings.

NUFORC Reportings by State for 2017

    1. California 490
    2. Florida 308
    3. Washington 192
    4. Arizona 180
    5. New York 170
    6. Pennsylvania 161
    7. Colorado 147
    8. Ohio 146
    9. Connecticut 146
    10.  N. Carolina 135
    11. Michigan 121
    12. Texas 116
    13. Georgia 113
    14. Oregon 111
    15. N. Jersey 111
    16. Missouri 111
    17. S. Carolina 103
    18. Virginia 99
    19. Massachusetts 99
    20. Tennessee 88
    21. Maryland 86
    22. Illinois 85
    23. Wisconsin 83
    24. Minnesota 81
    25. N. Mexico 73
    26. Utah 67
    27. Kentucky 62
    28. Alabama 60
    29. Nevada 55
    30. Indian 53
    31. N. Hampshire 49
    32. Kansas 49
    33. Oklahoma 47
    34. Montana 47
    35. Idaho 41
    36. Iowa 40
    37. Maine 35
    38. Louisiana 34
    39. Arkansas 30
    40. Rhode Island 28
    41. Nebraska 25
    42. Delaware 22
    43. Mississippi 21
    44. Alaska 19
    45. W. Virginia 18
    46. Wyoming 17
    47. Vermont 17
    48. S. Dakota 16
    49. Hawaii 13
    50. N. Dakota 6

Check out this article on OpenMinds regarding the UFO sightings visualization.