The saying ‘the truth is out there” has been popularized by the sci-fi series “The X-Files.” The thousands of UFO sightings across the United States only show that many people are still looking.
According to the data from 2001 to 2015, Phoenix emerged as the leading UFO hotspot among the list of the top cities in the U.S.
The data is pulled from Cheryl Costa and Linda Miller Costa’s book “UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015.” The book was published in March 2017, compiling data and analysis for over 100,000 sightings of UFOs reported during the first 15 years of the 21st century.
Writer Cheryl Costa noted that Phoenix might be the most prevalent American place for UFO sightings possibly because of the Phoenix Lights phenomena two decades ago.
Thousands of witnesses say they saw a formation of five lights in a V-shaped and another in a triangular formation in 1997. The incident took place in Phoenix, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. The lights reportedly produced no sound. The American Air Force claimed the second group of lights were just flares from A-10 Warthog aircraft.
Phoenix is being followed by Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, and Portland.
Below is the list of U.S. cities that have the most UFO sightings.
City // UFO Sightings
Las Vegas: 639
Los Angeles: 525
San Diego: 477
New York City (Manhattan): 418
San Antonio: 334
San Francisco: 310
San Jose: 308
Myrtle Beach: 305
Kansas City: 294