Monday, April 06, 2015

UFO Maps


QuantBait has created an animated map of all United States UFO sightings from 1933-2010. The UFO Sightings and Visualizations map shows all UFO sightings submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center.

The map uses CartoDB's Torque library to animate through the decades of UFO sightings. The map reveals a clear trend of increasing numbers of close encounters through time. I'm not sure if this is the result of more and more alien invasions, increasing air traffic or the dwindling mental faculties of the American population.  


For a number of years UFO Stalker has been using the Google Maps API to show the locations of the latest UFO reports to MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network).

The map includes a number of filters, which allow you to filter the aliens on the map by date and the type of close encounter. If you click on a map marker you can read the event details of the reported sighting. It is also possible to search the map by location and date and view the latest reports in list format.
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