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Identify the best place to monitor UFOs in the United States

 

Identify the best place to

monitor UFOs in the United States


Researchers at the University of Utah studied how local environmental factors

affect the vision of UFOs, formally described as anomalies or UAPs.


The term UAPs indicates anything that is observed in the sky and cannot

easily be attributed to natural phenomena or publicly described technology.


Analysis of reports recorded in the past two decades and measurement of lighting

conditions revealed that most of the UAPs' hotspots could be found in

less bright U.S. states, such as Washington, Nevada and New Mexico.


Geographer Richard Medina

of the University of Utah, says:

  • "The West has a historic relationship with the UAP. Area 51 in Nevada
  • and Roswell in New Mexico, here in Utah we have Skinwalker Ranch in
  • the Uinta basin and military activity in the Dugway Proving

Ground area of the United States Army. "


Researchers studied 98,724 sightings recorded by NUFORC between

2001 and 2020. NUFORC accepts reports in writing and via phone and web.


They assessed two

conditions for each vision:

the ability to see the sky (taking into account cloud cover and light pollution)

and the possibility of objects in the sky :

(based on the number of airports and nearby military bases).


"The idea is that if you have a chance to see something

you're likely to see unexplained phenomena in the sky," Medina says.

Fewer views :

were recorded in the southeastern United States and across

the country's central plains, while reliable relationships

were monitored :

between viewing groups and commercial and military air traffic.

Reporting on :

the possible time of observation of unknown objects in the sky helps to identify

anomalies that need to be investigated, whether threats to national security

or unusual weather events, according to the researchers.


Geographer Simon Brewer

University of Utah, says:

"There are many factors that can contribute to the reporting of

anomalies. By examining the spatial distribution of reports


and how they relate to the local environment, we hope to provide

some geographical context that may help resolve or understand

reports submitted by people and in military settings. "