Mar 4, 2024 - News

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👽 Reported UFO sightings per 100k residents
Data: National UFO Reporting Center, U.S. Census; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Despite rising public acceptance of UFO chatter, there's still no proof that we're being visited by extraterrestrials.

  • But the truth, as they say, is out there.

By the numbers: Bexar County had 17 UFO sightings per 100,000 people between 2000 and 2023, Axios' Alex Fitzpatrick and Erin Davis report from National UFO Reporting Center data.

  • That's 341 sightings total.
  • Nationally, there were about 34 sightings per 100,000 people in the same time period.

Zoom out: Jeff Davis County in West Texas is your best bet for a UFO sighting in the Lone Star State, with 502 sightings per 100,000 people — or 10 sightings total.

  • Nevada's Lincoln County had the most reported UFO sightings across the country, at 821 per 100,000 residents.

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