INDIANAPOLIS — Cornfields may cover a good portion of Indiana land, and of course most good UFO movies include crop circles in the corn, but that doesn't mean Hoosiers are seeing more UFO's than the rest of the country.
In fact, Hoosier sightings are rare compared to much of the country, when you look at the overall population of the state, but we do have our share.
Satellite Internet released an article ahead of World UFO Day (July 2) and whether or not you believe, it's still fun to look at the numbers.
First, you have to remember that a UFO is literally anything in the sky that can't be identified. Does that mean an alien life form? Maybe. Maybe not.
Just between June 1 and June 27 there have already been 22 UFO sightings reported in Indiana, according to the National UFO Reporting Center.
The numbers from Indiana for the NURC reports for 2019 so far are:
If you look strictly at the number of reports, Hoosiers claim to have spotted 2035 UFOs since tracking began. That's roughly 30 sightings for every 100,000 people and puts us pretty much in the middle ranked at 31. If you compare straight numbers, Indiana comes in at 17 with California leading the way with more than 13,500 sightings, followed by Alabama with nearly 10,100 and Texas with almost 5,000.
the top five states for UFO sightings per capita are:
And the five states with the fewest sightings are: