This North Carolina City Has The Most UFO Sightings In The State

By Sarah Tate

November 12, 2021

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Sightings of unidentified flying objects — whether you call them UFOs, flying saucers or just a big hoax — have been reported around the country for decades. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of sightings and even reports from the U.S. government seemingly confirming their existence.

While some strange sightings high in the sky could have a logical explanation, such as a shooting star or an airplane passing overhead, other objects in the sky cannot be easily identified.

Using data from the "UFO Sightings Desk Reference," 24/7 Wall St compiled a list of the Top 50 cities in the U.S. that have the most reports of unidentified flying objects, and one town in the Tar Heel State made the cut.

So which city in North Carolina has some of the most reported sightings of UFOs in the country?


This town near the coast was the only one in the state to snag a spot on the list, coming in at Number 16 with a total of 197 reported sightings. The rankings are based on the number of reported sightings per 100,000 residents.

Here are the Top 10 cities with the most UFO sightings:

  1. Sedona, Arizona
  2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  3. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. Patterson, California
  5. Naples, Florida
  6. Tinley Park, Illinois
  7. Sarasota, Florida
  8. Pensacola, Florida
  9. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  10. Bellingham, Washington

Check out the full list here and see which cities report the most sightings of UFOs.

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