If you’re like me and have watched literally every UFO show on Netflix for the past year, or the X-Files on repeat, then you’re going to love this interactive map of UFO sightings in the United States. Whether you̵
We may not know if there is life on other planets, but our government does. Regardless, this interactive Arcgis map found by Nerdist will at least give you a good idea of where UFOs or random unmanned aerial vehicles are most commonly seen in the US. It shows all reported sightings from a specific time or place and combines them into one large map.
The site combines a plain map of the United States with information gathered from the National UFO Reporting Center, and it’s pretty neat. The company actually has a data set between 1910 and late 2014, but the map only shows 1997-2015. You can see as the years increase, so do the observations, or at least the reports increase.
While the timelapse of that 18-year period is neat, the site allows you to go one step further and pick out specific locations, dates, or times. That way, you can look back at the exact area where you remember your alien encounter, and see if anyone else reported one as well.
The filter to see all historical UFO sightings is my personal favorite, and when the US government shares more information with us common people, you can look them up on this map. Either way, this handy interactive map should give you a full idea of where Americans see the most inexplicable sights in the sky.
Are you a believer? With all the cameras and smartphones in the hands of millions of people these days, I’m still waiting for something concrete before I’m fully on board.