Individuals hoping to find aliens and UFOs in the US will likely have the best luck in spotting them out west.
According to data submitted by the National UFO Reporting Center and the US Census Bureau, more than 100,000 alien sightings have been submitted to the Reporting Center between 2000 and 2023.
Today, the national average of alien sightings between those years nationwide is 34.3 per 100,000 residents.
But, one county that is known for being home to maybe the most famous alien landmark ranks on top of the list. Lincoln County, Nevada, home to Area 51, is the county with the most of the list.
The county is home to a whopping 820.9 sightings per 100,000 residents.
Other areas that have all had nearly 500-600 alien sightings between 2003 and 2023 are Alpine County, California, Petroleum County, Montana, and La Paz County, Arizona.
According to data submitted by the National UFO Reporting Center and US Census Bureau, more than 100,000 alien sightings have been submitted to the Reporting Center between 2000 and 2023. Lincoln County, Nevada , home to Area 51, is the county with the most of the list.
Area 51 is one of the most famous classified air force bases that has been full of urban legends regarding aliens and UFOs
Area 51 is one of the most famous classified air force bases that has been full of urban legends regarding aliens and UFOs.
Eric Taber has been a defense aerospace contractor for 13 years and has held a security clearance to work on military aircraft.
In a recent interview with DailyMail.com, he revealed the story his late great uncle Sam Urquhart, an Area 51 contractor, told him about a UFO at the mysterious desert base.
Taber testified in May to the Pentagon’s UFO investigation unit, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), who are collecting accounts of alleged government possession of non-human craft.
The claim – though an unverified story from a now-deceased witness – is part of a long history of rumors about potential extraterrestrial craft or futuristic spaceships stored at the Nevada desert airbase near Groom Lake, north of Las Vegas.
Urquhart began his job at Area 51 working for defense contractor EG&G, which later partnered with Raytheon to become JT3 LLC and subsequently JT4 LLC.
‘He was head of security for his engineering group, and a data configuration specialist. His group did radar cross-section testing.
‘I kept asking him about UFOs. He said ‘I know nothing’. Then one day we were on his back porch and he said ‘Ok, I’ll tell you about one craft that I knew of.’
‘He said, ‘When I first got there in 1997, I had a personal conversation with a senior EG&G engineer whose group was tasked with trying to reverse-engineer an object that was brought there by some CIA people in the 1980s.’
‘It was supposedly just found in a remote desert location fully intact.
‘The senior EG&G engineer described to my great uncle that it was egg-shaped, about the size of an SUV, smooth and seamless, metallic-looking, silverish gray in color, with no control surfaces, no flaps, no inlet, and no exhaust, and no writing or symbols on the outside.
‘These are the best and brightest engineers you can think of. They tried to no avail to figure out what the power source was, how to activate it, and how it works. They tried to induce electricity to it.
‘X-rays couldn’t penetrate it; it showed up on X-ray as a solid object. They tried to open it and penetrate its hull; they couldn’t.
‘They said that they were able to take some very small samples of the material. And I’m not an expert in chemistry, but I guess from the isotope ratio or the mixture of elements, they concluded it was not made on Earth.’
But, Area 51 and Nevada aren’t the only places where UFO sightings are common. Arthur County, Nebraska, placed second on the list with 618.6 sightings. The tiny county is home to just 434 people.
Third on the list was Alpine County, California, which is home to 1,204 people and the population votes entirely by mail.
Petroleum County, Montana, was fourth on the list and was the last of the state’s 56 countries to be organized. It is home to just 524 people and two rivers.
Fifth on the list was La Paz County, Arizona, which is home to about 16,557 people. The county is located in rural western Arizona and home to several ghost towns.
La Paz County in Arizona (pictured) also ranked high on UFO sightings. The county is home to about 16,557 people.
According to veteran scientist and intelligence officer Sean Kirkpatrick, individuals who believe in aliens may hold a position in the US government.
‘True believers are not just outside of government; many of them are inside government,’ said Kirkpatrick.
Nevada’s late US Senator Harry Reid was one such believe of extra terrestrial life.
‘Senator Harry Reid was a true believer and thought that ‘Hey, the government is hiding this from congressional oversight,” the scientist stated.
More discussions have occurred over the years from individuals looking to get answers on the existence of aliens and UFOs.
US representative Robert Garcia even voiced an opinion about unidentified aerial phenomena last year.
‘UAPs, whatever they may be, may pose a serious threat to our military and our civilian aircraft, and that must be understood,’ he stated.
‘We should encourage more reporting, not less on UAPs. The more we understand, the safer we will be.’
Mysterious footage shows a group of UFOs flying above Philadelphia – with two of the crafts even strangely merging together
Late last year, President Joe Biden’s December visit to Los Angeles for a campaign fundraiser caused such a hullaballoo even aliens may have wanted to see what all the fuss was about
At about 4:14 PM on November 7, 2006, a ramp employee at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago spotted a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering in the sky. Pictured: An image of the UFO believed to be taken on an airport employee’s phone
There have been countless UFO sightings across America in recent years. Earlier this year, mysterious footage shows a group of UFOs flying above Philadelphia – with two of the crafts even strangely merging together.
A witness uploaded the bizarre video of the sighting on Reddit and described the large cluster of lights as ‘spinning and darting back and forth.’
The user said the multicolored lights were flying ‘very high’ above Philadelphia.
Late last year, President Joe Biden’s December visit to Los Angeles for a campaign fundraiser caused such a hullaballoo even aliens may have wanted to see what all the fuss was about!
Planespotters caught a UFO on camera hovering above Air Force 1 in Los Angeles during Biden’s December 10 trip, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The spherical white or silver object was filmed several times over LAX airport and spotted by multiple witnesses.
In 2006, a ramp employee at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport spotted a metallic, saucer-shaped craft hovering in the sky.
The sighting, which lasted for five minutes and was witnessed by at least 12 United Airlines staffers, made international headlines thanks to a tape of Federal Aviation Administration radio communications released via the Freedom of Information Act.
Although the FAA attributed the incident to a ‘hole-punch cloud’ and astronomer Mark Hammergren, then with Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, agreed, the case has remained unresolved — and tantalizing to UFO researchers ever since.