Cue the X-Files theme.

Remember during the summer there was a big deal over the congressional hearings over UFO's? Oh, my bad, I mean "UAP's" aka "unidentified aerial phenomena". I'm not entirely sure when the name changed from UFO to UAP's, but I feel like you lost me at the name change!


Some of us on the Morning Show were accused of being "dismissive" of the congressional hearings, but I think we were just a little baffled by the testimonies.

Do I believe in aliens? Maybe. Maybe not little green men but could there possibly be something out there? Sure! I want to believe, pardon the X-Files pun.

In an effort to not seem so dismissive, I decided to do some digging around; surely if these UAP's are a big deal, there must be some sort of record of any sightings, right?

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Well, lucky for me, I did find something! There's an entire track record of all UAP sightings in the entire country! The website, the National UFO Reporting Center, I guess they didn't get the name change either, has a complete list of UFO sightings from the last 49 years!

The National UFO Reporting Center has a data bank that allows you to search for reports by state, country, dates and even by UFO shape! If you search by state, you'll find out that in Texas, there have been a whopping 6,107 reports of UFO sightings!

Of course, these are accumulated from the last 49 years- but still, that's a lot! And the reports have descriptions that range from "lights as bright as Venus" to full detailed descriptions with time stamps. I was even surprised to see El Paso has several reports!

So, if you feel like you've seen a UFO- you can file a report here- and you have to read some of the sightings- it's crazy! Is the truth out there? Probably. Again, sorry for the X-Files pun.

States with the most UFO sightings

Stacker compiled a ranking of the states with the most reported UFO sightings Using data from NUFORC's 24/7 hotline.

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