On This Day

 Top 300 UFO "Hot Spots" for North America

 Rank, number of UFO reports and Close Encounters, Rates per 100,000 population and latest population estimates

 Compiled from the UFOCAT Database and created August 21st 2005


Rank

County

County Seat

Country

State
or
Province

Hotspot

UFO Reports

UFO reports / 100,000 pop.

Close Encounters

CE reports per 100,000 pop.

Population

1

Saguache

Saguache

USA

Colorado

Crestone/Moffat

263

5693.9

24

519.6

4,619

2

Costilla

San Luis

USA

Colorado

Blanca Peak/Mesita

70

2194.4

8

250.8

3,190

3

Knox

Edina

USA

Missouri

Edina/Knox City

44

981.7

15

334.7

4,482

4

Alamosa

Alamosa

USA

Colorado

Alamosa

119

873.9

26

190.9

13,617

5

Huerfano

Walsenburg

USA

Colorado

La Veta/Walsenburg

54

898.7

10

166.4

6,009

6

Mason

Point Pleasant

USA

West Virginia

Point Pleasant

94

373.3

63

250.2

25,178

7

St Louis

Duluth

USA

Minnesota

Duluth

63

592.4

11

103.4

10,634

8

Rio Grande

Del Norte

USA

Colorado

Monte Vista

65

603.5

9

83.6

10,770

9

Duchesne

Duchesne

USA

Utah

Duchesne

56

442.9

15

118.6

12,645

10

Wayne

Greenville

USA

Missouri

Piedmont

41

355.2

16

138.6

11,543

11

Pepin

Durand

USA

Wisconsin

Durand

20

281.4

9

126.6

7,107

12

Skamania

Stevenson

USA

Washington

Mount St Helens

12

144.8

10

120.6

8,289

13

Ohio

Rising Sun

USA

Indiana

Rising Sun

9

169.3

6

112.9

5,315

14

Robertson

Franklin

USA

Texas

Calvert/Bremond

27

174.1

17

109.6

15,511

15

Valley

Cascade

USA

Idaho

McCall

9

147.3

7

114.6

6,109

16

Uintah

Vernal

USA

Utah

Vernal

67

302.0

14

63.0

22,211

17

Santa Rosa

Milton

USA

Florida

Gulf Breeze

242

288.7

50

59.6

83,829

18

Socorro

Socorro

USA

New Mexico

Socorro

29

196.4

12

81.3

14,764

19

Ottawa

Minneapolis

USA

Kansas

Delphos

8

142.0

5

88.7

5,634

20

Elbert

Kiowa

USA

Colorado

Kiowa

15

155.5

8

82.9

9,646

21

Hidalgo

Lordsburg

USA

New Mexico

Lordsburg

9

151.1

5

83.9

5,958

22

Pike

Bowling Green

USA

Missouri

Louisiana

21

131.5

14

87.7

15,969

23

Caribou

Soda Springs

USA

Idaho

Burley

13

186.7

5

71.8

6,963

24

Portage

Ravenna

USA

Ohio

Kent/Ravenna

30

210.0

9

63.0

14,285

25

Giles

Pulaski

USA

Tennessee

Pulaski

26

101.0

23

89.4

25,741

26

Morgan

Versailles

USA

Missouri

Stover

32

205.5

9

57.8

15,574

27

St Clair

Belleville

USA

Illinois

Belleville/Millstadt

61

274.0

9

40.4

22,261

28

Fayette

Connersville

USA

Indiana

Connersville

31

119.2

20

76.9

26,015

29

Braxton

Sutton

USA

West Virginia

Gassaway/Sutton/ Frametown

15

115.4

10

76.9

12,998

30

Teton

Jackson

USA

Wyoming

Jackson Hole

15

134.0

7

62.7

11,172

31

Clayton

Elkader

USA

Iowa

Elkader

21

110.2

13

68.2

19,054

32

Humboldt

Dakota City

USA

Iowa

Renwick

9

83.7

8

74.4

10,756

33

Rio Arriba

Tierra Amarilla

USA

New Mexico

Dulce/La Madera

41

119.3

22

64.0

34,365

34

Taos

Taos

USA

New Mexico

Taos

32

138.4

13

56.2

23,118

35

Gallia

Gallipolis

USA

Ohio

Gallipolis

31

100.1

19

61.4

30,954

36

Haliburton

Haliburton

Canada

Ontario

Minden

14

123.2

6

52.8

11,361

37

Lincoln

Carrizozo

USA

New Mexico

Carrizozo/Corona

16

130.9

6

49.1

12,219

38

Shawano

Shawano

USA

Wisconsin

Gresham

22

155.1

6

42.3

14,181

39

Pettis

Sedalia

USA

Missouri

Sedalia

62

175.0

11

31.0

35,437

40

Logan

Sterling

USA

Colorado

Sterling

14

79.7

9

51.2

17,567

41

Pierce

Ellsworth

USA

Wisconsin

Elmwood

37

112.9

14

42.7

32,765

42

Lincoln

Newport

USA

Oregon

Newport

40

102.9

17

43.7

38,889

43

Miller

Tuscumbia

USA

Missouri

Eldon/Tuscumbia

23

111.1

8

38.6

20,700

44

Clinton

Carlyle

USA

Illinois

Beckemeyer

50

147.3

10

29.5

33,944

45

Siskiyou

Yreka

USA

California

Happy Camp

51

117.2

15

34.5

43,531

46

Cascade

Great Falls

USA

Montana

Great Falls

86

111.0

28

36.0

77,691

47

Luna

Deming

USA

New Mexico

Deming

18

99.4

7

38.7

18,110

48

Inyo

Independence

USA

California

Bishop

26

142.2

5

27.4

18,281

49

Wayne

Fairfield

USA

Illinois

Fairfield

22

127.6

5

29.0

17,241

50

Cherokee

Gaffney

USA

South Carolina

Gaffney/Draytonville

32

71.9

19

42.7

44,506

51

Westmoreland

Greensburg

USA

Pennsylvania

Greensburg

396

106.9

124

33.5

370,321

52

Hockley

Levelland

USA

Texas

Levelland

18

74.4

10

41.3

24,199

53

Craig

Vinita

USA

Oklahoma

Vinita/Welch

9

63.8

6

42.5

14,104

54

Door

Sturgeon Bay

USA

Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay

32

124.6

7

27.2

25,690

55

Yakima

Yakima

USA

Washington

Yakima

227

120.2

53

28.1

188,823

56

Webster

Marshfield

USA

Missouri

Marshfield

19

80.0

9

37.9

23,753

57

Posey

Mount Vernon

USA

Indiana

Mount Vernon

36

138.6

6

23.1

25,968

58

Price

Phillips

USA

Wisconsin

Ogema/Phillips

12

76.9

6

38.5

15,600

59

Otero

Alamogordo

USA

New Mexico

Alamogordo/Holloman AFB

74

142.5

11

21.2

51,928

60

Surry

Dobson

USA

North Carolina

Dobson/Mount Airy

56

90.8

21

34.0

61,704

61

Rush

Rushville

USA

Indiana

Rushville

13

71.7

7

38.6

18,129

62

Wasco

The Dalles

USA

Oregon

The Dalles

17

78.4

8

36.9

21,683

63

Rockingham

Exeter

USA

New Hampshire

Exeter

183

74.4

93

37.8

245,845

64

Benton

Warsaw

USA

Missouri

Lincoln

11

79.4

5

36.1

13,859

65

Douglas

Superior

USA

Wisconsin

Superior

33

79.0

15

35.9

41,758

66

Potter

Coudersport

USA

Pennsylvania

Austin/Coudersport

13

77.8

6

35.9

16,717

67

Colusa

Colusa

USA

California

Colusa

11

67.6

6

36.9

16,275

68

Ellis

Hays

USA

Kansas

Hays/Ellis

18

69.2

9

34.6

26,004

69

Coconino

Flagstaff

USA

Arizona

Flagstaff/Sedona

96

99.4

26

28.0

96,591

70

Harrison

Corydon

USA

Indiana

Corydon

32

107.1

7

23.4

29,890

71

Wharton

Wharton

USA

Texas

El Campo

36

90.1

11

27.5

39,955

72

Robeson

Lumberton

USA

North Carolina

Lumberton

73

69.4

34

32.3

105,179

73

Polk

Balsam Lake

USA

Wisconsin

Osceola/St Croix Falls

33

94.9

9

25.9

34,773

74

Sangamon

Springfield

USA

Illinois

Springfield

32

120.5

5

18.8

26,551

75

Pontiac

Chapeau

Canada

Quebec

Campbell's Bay

15

74.0

6

29.6

20,283

76

Knox

Vincennes

USA

Indiana

Monroe City/Vincennes

39

97.8

9

22.6

39,884

77

Tehama

Red Bluff

USA

California

Corning/Red Bluff

56

112.8

9

18.1

49,625

78

Tuolumne

Sonora

USA

California

Sonora

45

92.9

11

22.7

48,456

79

Coos

Lancaster

USA

New Hampshire

Colebrook

31

89.0

8

23.0

34,828

80

Shelburne

Shelburne

Canada

Nova Scotia

Shag Harbour

11

63.5

5

28.9

17,328

81

Waldo

Belfast

USA

Maine

Palermo

23

69.7

9

27.3

33,018

82

Lincoln

Troy

USA

Missouri

Elsberry

19

65.8

8

27.7

28,892

83

Highland

Hillsboro

USA

Ohio

Boston/Greenfield

19

53.2

11

30.8

35,728

84

Glenn

Willows

USA

California

Orland

15

60.5

7

28.2

24,798

85

Miller

Texarkana

USA

Arkansas

Texarkana

22

57.2

11

28.6

38,467

86

Hancock

Carthage

USA

Illinois

La Harpe

16

74.9

5

23.4

21,373

87

Putnam

Greencastle

USA

Indiana

Greencastle/Roachdale

15

49.5

9

29.7

30,315

88

Preble

Eaton

USA

Ohio

West Alexandria

26

64.8

10

24.9

40,113

89

Langlade

Antigo

USA

Wisconsin

Antigo

12

61.5

5

25.6

19,505

90

Lincoln

Lincolnton

USA

North Carolina

Lincolnton

37

73.5

11

21.9

50,319

91

Marshall

Lewisburg

USA

Tennessee

Lewisburg

10

46.4

6

27.9

21,539

92

Troup

La Grande

USA

Georgia

Lagrange

43

77.4

11

19.8

55,536

93

Levy

Bronson

USA

Florida

Williston

11

42.4

7

27.0

25,923

94

Grays Harbor

Montesano

USA

Washington

Aberdeen/Hoquiam

39

60.8

14

21.8

64,175

95

Edgar

Paris

USA

Illinois

Paris

9

45.9

5

25.5

19,595

96

Albany

Laramie

USA

Wyoming

Laramie

21

68.2

6

19.5

30,797

97

Eagle

Eagle

USA

Colorado

Eagle

12

54.7

5

22.8

21,928

98

San Miguel

Las Vegas

USA

New Mexico

Las Vegas

17

66.0

5

19.4

25,743

99

Hendry

La Belle

USA

Florida

Fort Myers/Everglades

9

34.9

7

27.2

25,773

100

Putnam

Carmel

USA

New York

Brewster/ Lake Carmel

75

89.3

11

13.1

83,941

101

Johnson

Warrensburg

USA

Missouri

Warrensburg

24

56.5

9

21.2

42,514

102

Timiskaming

Haileybury

Canada

Ontario

Cobalt

22

53.3

9

21.8

41,288

103

Meigs

Pomeroy

USA

Ohio

Middleport

8

34.8

6

26.1

22,987

104

Montgomery

Crawfordsville

USA

Indiana

Crawfordsville

15

43.6

8

23.2

34,436

105

Grant

Silver City

USA

New Mexico

Silver City/ Bayard/San Juan

17

61.4

5

18.1

27,676

106

McKean

Smethport

USA

Pennsylvania

Bradford

30

63.7

8

17.0

47,131

107

Charlevoix

Charlevoix

USA

Michigan

Charlevoix

8

37.3

5

23.3

21,468

108

Fulton

Lewistown

USA

Illinois

Canton

25

65.7

6

15.8

38,080

109

Flathead

Kalispell

USA

Montana

Kalispell

38

64.2

9

15.2

59,218

110

La Porte

La Porte

USA

Indiana

La Porte

56

52.3

19

17.7

107,066

111

Wayne

Honesdale

USA

Pennsylvania

Lake Como

12

30.0

9

22.5

39,944

112

Hernando

Brooksville

USA

Florida

Brooksville

35

34.6

21

20.8

101,115

113

Delta

Escanaba

USA

Michigan

Escanaba

20

52.9

6

15.9

37,780

114

Walworth

Elkhorn

USA

Wisconsin

Lake Geneva

39

52.0

12

16.0

75,000

115

Carroll

Ossipee

USA

New Hampshire

Conway/Ossipee/ Wolfeboro

17

48.0

6

16.9

35,410

116

Litchfield

Litchfield

USA

Connecticut

Winsted/Torrington

109

62.6

23

13.2

174,092

117

Lauderdale

Florence

USA

Alabama

Lexington

27

33.9

16

20.1

79,661

118

Ward

Minot

USA

North Dakota

Minot

30

51.8

9

15.5

57,921

119

El Paso

El Paso

USA

Texas

El Paso

65

76.3

8

9.4

85,167

120

Woodbury

Sioux City

USA

Iowa

Sioux City

46

46.8

16

16.3

98,276

121

Belknap

Laconia

USA

New Hampshire

Gilford/Laconia

35

71.1

5

10.2

49,216

122

Noble

Albion

USA

Indiana

Ligonier

14

37.0

7

18.5

37,877

123

Jefferson

Mount Vernon

USA

Illinois

Mount Vernon

17

45.9

6

16.2

37,020

124

Chaves

Roswell

USA

New Mexico

Roswell

32

55.3

8

13.8

57,849

125

Curry

Clovis

USA

New Mexico

Clovis

26

61.6

5

11.8

42,207

126

Somerset

Skowhegan

USA

Maine

Bingham/ Skowhegan

22

44.2

8

16.1

49,767

127

Pittsburg

McAlester

USA

Oklahoma

Hartshorne/ McAlester

24

59.1

5

12.3

40,581

128

Washington

West Kingston

USA

Rhode Island

Wakefield

63

57.3

14

12.7

110,006

129

Marion

Salem

USA

Illinois

Centralia/Sandoval

16

38.5

7

16.8

41,561

130

Grafton

Woodsville

USA

New Hampshire

Plymouth

47

62.7

8

10.7

74,929

131

Humboldt

Eureka

USA

California

Eureka/Arcada/ Willow Creek

64

53.7

15

12.6

119,118

132

Garfield

Glenwood Springs

USA

Colorado

Carbondale/Rifle/ Glenwood Spg

11

36.7

5

16.7

29,974

133

Windham

Newfane

USA

Vermont

Townshend

11

26.4

8

19.2

41,588

134

Klamath

Klamath Falls

USA

Oregon

Klamath Falls

39

67.6

5

8.7

57,702

135

Lawrence

Bedford

USA

Indiana

Bedford

15

35.0

7

16.3

42,836

136

Island

Coupeville

USA

Washington

Oak Harbor

28

46.5

8

13.3

60,195

137

Cocke

Newport

USA

Tennessee

Newport

9

30.9

5

17.2

29,141

138

Fayette

Uniontown

USA

Pennsylvania

Uniontown

51

35.1

23

15.8

145,351

139

Dona Ana

Las Cruces

USA

New Mexico

Las Cruces/White Sands

88

64.9

11

8.1

135,510

140

Marshall

Plymouth

USA

Indiana

Argos

21

49.8

5

11.9

42,182

141

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

USA

New Mexico

Santa Fe/Edgewood

48

48.5

12

12.1

98,928

142

Cass

Logansport

USA

Indiana

Galveston

13

33.8

6

15.6

38,413

143

Merrimack

Concord

USA

New Hampshire

Concord/Hooksett/ Mt Sunapee

50

41.7

16