Monthly Statistical MUFON Report – for April 2016:

Monthly Statistical MUFON Report – for April 2016:

CMS continues to amass sighting reports from around the globe. In April 2016 there were 561 sightings reported to MUFON through CMS from the following countries;

COUNTRY NUMBER OF REPORTS
UNITED STATES 403
CANADA 49
UNITED KINGDOM 23
INDIA 12
AUSTRALIA 11
GERMANY 8
BRAZIL 5
CZECH REPUBLIC 5
FRANCE 5
MEXICO 5
NETHERLANDS 2
COLOMBIA 2
SPAIN 2
CHILE 2
MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF 2
SWITZERLAND 2
IRELAND 1
EGYPT 1
COSTA RICA 1
SWEDEN 1
ITALY 1
QATAR 1
AUSTRIA 1
JAPAN 1
ECUADOR 1
BELGIUM 1
ANTARCTICA 1
MOROCCO 1
CYPRUS 1
TURKEY 1
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1
CROATIA 1
GEORGIA 1
IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF 1
CAMBODIA 1
CONGO 1
ISRAEL 1
NORWAY 1
UKRAINE 1
   TOTAL: 561

Within the United States the distribution by State was as follows;

STATE NUMBER OF REPORTS
California 49
Arizona 26
Pennsylvania 24
Florida 22
Texas 17
New York 17
Ohio 16
Georgia 15
Indiana 15
Washington 12
South Carolina 10
Oregon 9
Illinois 9
Michigan 9
Minnesota 9
Missouri 9
Tennessee 9
Oklahoma 8
Virginia 8
Colorado 8
New Mexico 8
North Carolina 8
Massachusetts 7
Connecticut 7
Wisconsin 6
Kentucky 6
Alabama 5
Louisiana 5
Nevada 5
New Jersey 5
Kansas 4
Mississippi 4
Nebraska 3
Utah 3
Maryland 3
Arkansas 3
New Hampshire 3
West Virginia 3
Alaska 2
Idaho 2
Rhode Island 2
South Dakota 2
Montana 1
Hawaii 1
Maine 1
Iowa 1
Wyoming 1
District of Columbia 1

If you are getting more sighting reports than listed here, please be sure to enter them manually into CMS. To make this happen automatically, make sure your local MUFON Website is pointing to the CMS Reporting form onwww.mufon.com and direct all calls you get to the MUFON website so that witnesses can enter their own report directly into CMS.

ALL sighting reports received by CMS are already filled in by the witness, saving you and your investigators time. Each report is automatically sent to YOU, the State Director and Assistant State Director, for you to assign someone to follow-up and complete the report.

If a UFO sighting comes in over the phone, or by e-mail, and you want to enter it yourself, simply go to CMS at http://mufoncms.com (once logged in) and click on “ADD CASE” in the upper right hand corner of the screen. This gives you a blank sighting reporting form that you can fill out while the witness is on the phone. Once the report is filled out be sure to click “SAVE” and you will have easily added your NEW report to CMS.

Other interesting data points in CMS during April 2016 are the shape of the UFOs reported which were as follows;

SHAPE OF OBJECT NUMBER OF REPORTS
Sphere 110
Disc 55
Other 50
Unknown 48
Triangle 43
Circle 40
Star-like 39
Oval 36
Square/Rectangular 23
Fireball 20
Cylinder 19
Boomerang 17
N/A 16
Cigar 14
Chevron 7
Diamond 5
Blimp 3
Flash 3
Cross 3
Teardrop 3
Saturn-like 2
Egg 2
Bullet/Missile 2
Cone 1

as well as the distance from the observer;

DISTANCE FROM WITNESS NUMBER OF REPORTS
< 100 ft 87
101-500 ft 77
501 ft – 1 Mile 107
Over 1 Mile 132
Unknown 171
NO VALUE 25

Most impressively there were 27 Landings, Hovering, or Takeoffs reported and 0 Entities observed.

To review the CMS data yourself go to www.mufon.com and click on “UFO Case Files” to 1.) Easily look at the Last 20 Sightings, or 2.) Do a customized search of the CMS database by date and/or location, or 3.) Logon to CMS for even more detailed UFO sighting information about your State and the World.

This entry was posted in UFO Statistics by Tadd Buffington. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tadd Buffington

MUFON State Director for Maryland and Washington DC Founder of the Center of Advancement of Space and Earth Sciences Education: Embry RIddle University, Masters Aerospace Engineer, emphasis on Space Studies; Thunderbird College, Master International Management Career: NASA and United Nations