MUFON Releases Monthly Sightings Report for October 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 October, the United States saw 777 reports filed through CMS. Out of the American states, California saw the most reports with 115. See the full statistical report, including the state-by-state breakdown and international numbers, below the fold.

In October 2015, there were 992 sightings reported to MUFON through CMS from the following countries:

Country Number of Reports
United States 777
United Kingdom 59
Canada 56
Australia 15
Germany 7
India 7
Mexico 6
Portugal 6
Norway 4
Spain 4
Brazil 4
Angola 3
Finland 3
New Zealand 3
Uruguay 2
Argentina 2
Puerto Rico 2
Sri Lanka 2
Ireland 2
South Africa 2
Turkey 2
Italy 2
Saudi Arabia 1
Israel 1
Serbia and Montenegro 1
Russian Federation 1
Slovakia 1
Algeria 1
Republic of Korea 1
Guatemala 1
France 1
Dominican Republic 1
Netherlands 1
Switzerland 1
Croatia 1
Iceland 1
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1
Costa Rica 1
Malta 1
Japan 1
Bulgaria 1
Netherlands Antilles 1
Islamic Republic of Iran 1
Paraguay 1
Total: 992

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

State Number of Reports
California 115
Michigan 47
Texas 46
Florida 44
Ohio 40
New York 40
Pennsylvania 35
Illinois 28
Indiana 24
Missouri 22
Arizona 22
Colorado 21
North Carolina 20
Oregon 19
Georgia 18
Maryland 18
New Jersey 17
Washington 17
Nevada 13
Massachusetts 11
Wisconsin 11
Oklahoma 10
Virginia 10
New Mexico 9
Idaho 8
Utah 8
Alabama 7
Louisiana 7
Montana 7
Tennessee 7
Nebraska 7
New Hampshire 7
Mississippi 7
Kentucky 6
South Carolina 6
North Dakota 5
Arkansas 5
Connecticut 5
Wyoming 4
Minnesota 4
West Virginia 4
Hawaii 3
Iowa 3
Kansas 3
Delaware 2
South Dakota 1
Alaska 1
District of Columbia 1
Maine 1
Rhode Island 1

Shapes of Objects Reported:

Shape of Object Number of Reports
Sphere 155
Star-like 102
Circle 100
Other 90
Disc 86
Triangle 78
Unknown 67
Oval 52
Fireball 38
Cylinder 35
Square/Rectangular 34
Boomerang 30
N/A 26
Flash 20
Cigar 19
Diamond 14
Chevron 13
Egg 9
Bullet/Missile 7
Blimp 5
Cone 5
Teardrop 5
Saturn-like 1
Cross 1

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2 Comments

  1. Brian Parsons

    November 3, 2015

    I never received the September sighting statistics via email from MUFON nor can I find a link anywhere to them. Can anyone help?

    • MUFON Georgia

      November 4, 2015

      Brian, please use the contact form to send us an email. I’ll try to have the September report emailed to you.

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