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National UFO Alert: Seven states report 285 August cases

The National UFO Alert Rating System has been updated for September 2014, with California, Texas, New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio moving to a UFO Alert 3 as the highest reporting states during the month of August 2014, filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

California was the leading high-reporting state in August with 99 cases, down from 104 July cases, 107 June cases, 102 May cases, 80 April cases, 103 March cases, 59 February cases, and 102 January cases. Those states in a UFO Alert 4 category with 13 or more reports include: Washington, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Colorado, Indiana, and New Jersey.

All other states move to a UFO Alert 5 category with lower numbers of UFO activity. The Watch States – with 10 or more cases – are Georgia, Nevada, Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and South Carolina.

MUFON released August statistics September 1, where the total number of reported UFO sightings is listed by state. The entire country was moved back to the lowest alert level – UFO Alert 5.

California takes the lead with 99 cases; Texas, 42; New York, 29; Michigan, 28; Florida, 26; Pennsylvania, 26; and Ohio, 25.

Those states with 13 or more reports, the next reporting tier level, are a UFO Alert 4 status: Washington, 23; Illinois, 22; Missouri, 20; North Carolina, 16; Oregon, 15; Colorado, 14; Indiana, 14; and New Jersey, 13.

Our Watch States this month are – with 10 reports or more: Georgia, 12; Nevada, 12; Alabama, 11; Arizona, 10; Maryland, 10; Massachusetts, 10; New Hampshire, 10; Connecticut, 10; and South Carolina, 10.

The sphere remains the most-reported UFO shape with 179 August cases; down from 216 July cases; 156 June cases; 129 May cases; 150 April cases, 131 March cases, 91 February cases; and 240 January cases. Other shape reports include: Circle, 94; Star-Like, 88; Triangle, 68; Disc; 68; Other, 63; Unknown, 59; Oval, 42; Fireball, 39; Cylinder, 24; Flash, 22; N/A, 20; Cigar, 16; Boomerang, 15; Blimp, 11; Cone, 11; Diamond, 11; Bullet-Missile, 8; Egg, 6; Teardrop, 5; Chevron, 2; Saturn-like, 2; and Cross, 1.

The object’s distance from the witness includes: Less than 100 feet, 112 cases; 101 to 500 feet, 113 cases; 501 feet to one mile, 189 cases; over one mile, 224 cases; unknown, 285; and no value stated, 25.

In addition, there were “28 landings, hoverings, or takeoffs reported and 1 entity observed.”

The most interesting UFO reports do not necessarily come from high reporting states – but those states with higher numbers do account for some of the most interesting evidence to study. While UFO sightings seem to pop up randomly around the country, this list is meant to offer a small insight into where Americans are filing reports.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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