New interactive map shows where people are spotting UFOs


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Are we alone in the universe? Are aliens from outer space visiting the Earth? Where are all the UFO’s to be found?

Well, according to a new interactive map from a California company, spotting a flying saucer is all about location, location, location.

“We downloaded UFO sightings from the National UFO Reporting Center and took all of the locations and tried to standardize them,” Lane Allison, product manager of FindTheBest, a California-based company that collects and interprets data, told the Huffington Post.

FindTheBest took information from some 61,000 UFO reports, then narrowed those down to 39,000 reports from across the nation to create their county-by-county UFO sighting by capita map.

“After we got latitude and longitude pairs, we could determine the number of UFO sightings that have been reported in counties. Then, we cross-referenced that with the American Community Survey population estimates of those counties, resulting in UFO reports per capita number,” Allison told The Huffington Post.

Here in the metro area, there are 19.8 sightings per 100,000 people in Jackson County, 12.1 sightings per 100,000 in Johnson County, Kansas, and 22.1 sightings per 100,000 in Wyandotte County.

The truth is out there, maybe. Scroll over the map below to get a county-by-county UFO report from across the nation.

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