It has come to my attention that there have been numerous UFO sightings this year, yet the media isn’t covering it. Why is that? Well, it’s most likely due to bigger issues such as politics and, of course, covid, but this is a big deal! UFO sightings have been a topic of discussion, but researchers have yet to explain the phenomenon. Some of the most famous sightings of the UFOs have occurred in the Midwest, so this article focuses on that region. First, we need to assess what the Midwest is and which states it contains.
What is considered the Midwest?
The Midwest is one of four regions in the United States. It is made up of these states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio.
So…What is a UFO?
Essentially it is an object seen in the sky with no maverick reasoning. UFO stands for the unidentified flying object.
Why is this a big deal?
Similar to my articles on the occult practices (check those out if you haven’t!), it is a big deal because we seek to know the unknown. Think about it… if you saw a random flying object in the sky, would you want to know what it is? I know I would.
What’s interesting about the people who see these UFOs is that most of the time, they are either walking their dog or simply taking a stroll. What’s even more fascinating is most of these sightings happen on Fridays.
Although this article’s main focus is on The United States and the Midwest, it is important to note that more UFO sightings have been on the rise in countries such as Belgium and Canada as of August 2020.
According to USA Today, here is a list of states in the Midwest and their total number of UFO sightings:
- Illinois (4,191)
- Indiana (2,987)
- Iowa (1,158)
- Kansas (1,088)
- Michigan (4,160)
- Minnesota (1,825)
- Missouri (2,902)
- Nebraska (660)
- North Dakota (213)
- Ohio (4,115)
- Wisconsin (1,998)
*Keep in mind, the data is based on evidence between 2001-2015. Although this information was posted in 2019, these numbers may/have since gone up.*
Ohio seems to have the most number of total sightings but let’s be honest, have you ever really heard someone discussing UFOs bring up Ohio? Wisconsin is also a hotspot for UFOs and has had many sightings dating back to the 1960s.
If you want a more in-depth understanding of how researchers could calculate the total number of sightings, visit the link!
I’ve heard my fair share of conspiracy theories, but UFOs have surprisingly moved up on that list. UFOs have been around for years yet society can’t seem to figure out if what they’re seeing is reality or fantasy. Whether you believe UFOs are aliens visiting Earth or the government suppressing information on the matter, it will continue to be a conspiracy until researchers develop a method for figuring out what’s in our sky.
If you want to know more about UFO sightings that could have potentially been in your area, visit this UFO sighting map. It contains over 80,000 sightings since 1910 so you’re bound to find one in your vicinity.