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.
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The “Top 10” Strangest Canadian UFO Reports
Canadian UFO researchers and investigators were polled for their personal picks of the most remarkable Canadian cases of the past century (or so). They are, in chronological order:
Ottawa, Ontario February 15, 1915
A “phantom invasion” of unusual aerial objects caused enough panic throughout the National Capital Region that the lights on Parliament Hill were extinguished in order to prevent targeting by the “enemy.”
Gander, Newfoundland February 10, 1951 Read more
by Michael Lauck
Since the modern age of unidentified flying object incidents began in 1947, many organizations dedicated to the phenomena have formed (and disbanded). It can be a bit confusing to sort out the alphabet soup of UFO group acronyms, so this article attempts to introduce some of the most commonly encountered international organizations both past and present. If the group is currently active then online contact information is provided. All sites are in English except for the brief list of worldwide organizations at the end of the article.
APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research Organization): Founded by Jim and Coral Lorenzen in 1952, APRO was active until 1988. Based out of Arizona, APRO focused on using scientific techniques to investigate reports of unidentified flying objects. Dr. James E. McDonald, physicist and professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson, was one of several PhD level scientists that consulted with the group. APRO was involved with both the Travis Walton and Paul Bennewitz cases.