MUFON Releases Monthly Sightings Report for May 2015

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Each month, MUFON releases a statistical break-down of UFO reports by country and state. These numbers are gathered from MUFON’s case management system (CMS).

In May, the United States saw 900 reports filed through CMS. Out of the American states, California and Texas saw the most reports with 91 and 56, respectively.

See the full statistical report, including the state-by-state breakdown and international numbers, below the fold.

In May 2015, there were 900 sightings reported to MUFON through CMS from the following countries:

Country Number of Reports
United States 737
Canada 47
United Kingdom 30
India 12
Australia 7
Mexico 6
Afghanistan 5
Argentina 5
Italy 4
Spain 3
South Africa 3
Germany 3
Poland 2
Sweden 2
Philippines 2
Dominican Republic 2
Belgium 2
Costa Rica 2
Netherlands 2
Iraq 2
Ecuador 1
Finland 1
France 1
Bahamas 1
Peru 1
Denmark 1
Cyprus 1
Greece 1
Iceland 1
Republic Of Moldova 1
Hungary 1
Pakistan 1
Turkey 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Guatemala 1
Saint Lucia 1
Cambodia 1
Lithuania 1
Uruguay 1
Puerto Rico 1
Indonesia 1
Seychelles 1
TOTAL: 900

Within the United States, the distribution by state was as follows:

State Number of Reports
California 91
Texas 56
Florida 48
New York 38
Ohio 36
Pennsylvania 32
North Carolina 29
Arizona 29
Michigan 20
New Mexico 20
Virginia 19
Indiana 19
Washington 17
Missouri 16
Tennessee 16
New Jersey 15
Iowa 15
Alabama 14
Georgia 14
Wisconsin 14
Nevada 13
Louisiana 12
Massachusetts 11
Colorado 11
South Carolina 11
Kentucky 10
Oregon 10
Illinois 10
Connecticut 9
Minnesota 9
Oklahoma 8
Utah 7
Arkansas 7
Maryland 7
Kansas 7
Mississippi 7
Maine 6
Montana 5
Idaho 5
Delaware 5
New Hampshire 4
Nebraska 2
South Dakota 2
Alaska 1
Hawaii 1
Vermont 1
Rhode Island 1
West Virginia 1

Shapes of Objects Reported:

Shape of Object Number of Reports
Sphere 156
Disc 90
Triangle 84
Other 84
Circle 72
Unknown 69
Star-like 65
Oval 42
Cylinder 36
Fireball 35
Cigar 30
N/A 27
Square/Rectangular 27
Boomerang 19
Bullet/Missile 12
Diamond 11
Blimp 10
Cone 9
Egg 6
Flash 6
Chevron 4
Teardrop 4
Saturn-like 1
Cross 1

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