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The 37 degree latitude line, a Paranormal Freeway?

I recently examined the 2011 UFO reports from MUFON to determine where the UFO hotspots were this year and made a notable discovery. I saw that the states lined up on the 37 degree latitude line, in the middle of the country, had an inordinate amount of reports per person. This was especially surprising to me because my friend Chuck Zukowski had recently sent me a link to one of his blog post regarding his 37 degree latitude theory. I didn’t have his report in mind when I analyzed the sighting data.

Chuck has investigated several cattle mutilations in Southern Colorado over the past few years, and while preparing a talk for a recent UFO conference, he was trying to look for patterns in the places that the mutilations took place. With this on his mind, Colorado had its largest natural earthquake in a century. It was a 5.3 on the Richter scale and centered in the southwest part of the state. Within 15 hours Virginia received one of the largest earthquakes it had ever had as well. It registered as a 5.8. Neither quake caused much damage, but Chuck noticed that they were both near the 37 degree latitude line. He then noticed that his cattle mutilation cases were also near the 37 degree latitude line.

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Chuck and Debbie with their friends from in Roswell, New Mexico, 2010. From left: Matt Morgan, Debbie Ziegelmeyer, Trina Bivens, Chuck Zukowski. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

Chuck decided to consult his sister Debbie Zeigelmeyer, the MUFON state director for Missouri, a state that is also along the 37 degree latitude line.  She said she had a cattle mutilation case in her state along with a large amount of UFO sightings in that area. Chuck found many UFO reports along the 37 degree latitude line, and plotted the sightings along with the cattle mutilations on this map. He was so impressed by his findings that he dubbed the 37 degree latitude line the Paranormal Freeway.

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UFO sightings and other paranormal activity along the 37 degree latitude line. (image credit: Chuck Zukowski)

In my report I took the population of the states along with the number of reports each had received this year. I determined which states had the most sightings per population. Chuck’s home state of Colorado was number 2 on the list, Missouri was number 5. Kansas, Kentucky, and Nevada, all states along the 37 degree latitude, also made it to the top 10. The states along the 37 degree latitude that were not in the top 10, California, Utah and Virginia, did not show significant activity as far as reports per population.

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Top 10 UFO hotspots ranked by reports per population adjusted. Data: MUFON (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

I found a map of Air Force bases in the United States to find out if there was more USAF activity in the states with higher reports. Colorado and Kansas have bases near the 37 degree latitude line. In fact, the USAF Academy is near Chuck’s Paranormal Freeway, along with Peterson AFB, home of Air Force Space Command, and Schriever AFB, the newest and one of the most secretive USAF bases. Chuck noted that, although it isn’t on this map, Area 51 is also nearly right at 37 degrees latitude. However, the other UFO hotspots along the Paranormal Freeway do not have many USAF bases.

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United States Air Force bases. Click the image to enlarge. (image credit: NABTS)

Over the years there have been many stories of UFOs in areas with nuclear facilities. Most nuclear silos can be found in the area where Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska meet, north of the Paranormal Freeway. As for nuclear power plants, they can mostly be found on the east coast. There are less of them in the central United States.

Nuclear reactors in the united States. (image credit:

So what does this all mean? I have no idea. Chuck has speculated that perhaps there are secret military bases in these areas. It is hard to say, and Debbie says she is still in the middle of increased UFO reports.

She says, “We’ve already had 54 reports in October. Some are a flying stunt team, some are drones, and some are B2 bombers. But, a good deal of them are large hovering Triangle shape craft with orange lights.  On Oct. 4th the triangle craft was seen by several [witnesses] hovering over the intersection of two major [highways].”

Let us know if you have any ideas on what may be the secret of the Paranormal Freeway. Chuck, Debbie and I will also be discussing this issue along with Missouri’s recent UFO sightings on Open Minds Radio.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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