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UFO Weather Report for March-April 2013

Updated on June 10, 2013
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MUFON UFO Journal author (March 1995, June 1996). Self published on UFO Window website from 1997 to 2002. Hubpages articles began late 2011.

Based on data compiled at sightingsreport.com (includes NUFORC, MUFON, and a small number of sightings reported directly to sightingsreport.com).
Based on data compiled at sightingsreport.com (includes NUFORC, MUFON, and a small number of sightings reported directly to sightingsreport.com). | Source

The above graphic map demonstrates the intensity of UFO sightings in the US states based on their numbers when compared to population density. The period of time that this represents is from June through December 2012, or the most intense UFO sightings period in the US since Peter Davenport has been directing the National UFO Reporting Center in 1994. Most of the reports upon which the map is based come from that source but a large part also comes from MUFON, which may not have seen things this intense since at least the 1970s. About 2.8% of the reports also come from sightingsreport.com of events submitted directly to them. The data was compiled at that site and I thank its creator Harold Daniel for making it available to the public. Without his efforts, preparing the data to create the maps and spreadsheets would take considerably more time.

As demonstrated in the map above and listed in the spreadsheet below, one sees that the best places for viewing UFOs would be in such western states as Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Arizona, plus a few more nearby states while, at the opposite side of the spectrum, such eastern states as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland are safe zones if you'd like to avoid those potentially pesky flying objects.

Raw monthly US event data, mostly from NUFORC and MUFON, by state for June through December 2012.  Includes totals, ratings (used for map above), and the rank of each state for the active period studied.
Raw monthly US event data, mostly from NUFORC and MUFON, by state for June through December 2012. Includes totals, ratings (used for map above), and the rank of each state for the active period studied.

As shown in a prior hub that looked at UFO activity in the US for January and February 2013, the near wave of activity ended abruptly on January 20, 2013. This has not changed since then throughout all of February and March but, at least with the MUFON numbers, seems to be bouncing back in April and May, so stay tuned folks; summer may have them roaring back at levels as big as the previous year. We should get a better idea after the June numbers are in. I am hoping that NUFORC will have fully recovered from the effects of their computer crash in March by the start of June.

If anyone would like to try their luck at spotting a UFO till my next sightings weather report, I am including maps and spreadsheets below that represents such events in the US for the months of March and April, 2013. One thing that both the map at the top of this hub and the one shown below (based on an average of March and April reports) is that we have consistently high levels of sightings in the states of Arizona and Oregon. If you'd like to research potential locations for a lookout post, I suggest you explore sightings from those two states.

US state UFO intensity map for March and April 2013 (avg) based mostly on NUFORC & MUFON raw report numbers (gleaned from data compiled by sightingsreport.com website).
US state UFO intensity map for March and April 2013 (avg) based mostly on NUFORC & MUFON raw report numbers (gleaned from data compiled by sightingsreport.com website).
Raw UFO report data, mostly from NUFORC and MUFON, for March and April 2013 plus the  average of both (ratings used for map above and the two maps below).
Raw UFO report data, mostly from NUFORC and MUFON, for March and April 2013 plus the average of both (ratings used for map above and the two maps below).
US state UFO intensity map for March 2013.
US state UFO intensity map for March 2013.
US state UFO intensity map for April 2013.
US state UFO intensity map for April 2013.

Copyright © 2013 Joseph W. Ritrovato

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