High Strangeness: Where to See a UFO

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Where to See a UFO

Second in this week's series of "Interesting Stuff I Get in My Inbox." This time I present an article from the fabulous Lee Speigel at Huffington Post entitled:

If You're Looking For UFOs, This Map Might Drive You Crazy

It's a fascinating article, and the statistics are fun, but it did indeed drive me crazy.

Want to see this in the sky tonight? This fun map will tell you where to go!
I was very surprised and not a little dismayed at what I found when I played with the interactive "UFO Sighting Reports Per Capita" map. When I scrolled over my home county, Jefferson County, WI, the damn map said that we have "0.0" UFO sightings per 100K people.

0.0? WTF? What the hell have I been investigating the past 4 years??

Of course I'm going by my own MUFON stats and the people behind this interactive map were using sighting stats from NUFORC... But what does it mean that NUFORC has zero recorded UFO sightings in my county while MUFON has many sightings? Whose methodology is off?

If you want to find out where to see UFOs in your corner of the world, here's the link:



purrlgurrl said...

Unlike MUFON, NUFORC has no local chapters (just one national office) so witnesses in your area might be unaware of it's existence. You can't report to an organization that you don't know about.

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Odd choice of source material for such an analysis then...