Whether you’re a true believer or not, you’ve probably thought about being abducted by an alien at least once or twice. But where do alien abductions happen? UFO sightings in the United States have been dutifully mapped by the fine folks over at Metrocosm using data from the National UFO Reporting Center, and it turns out that extraterrestrials don’t have a specific part of the country that they normally visit, although it does seem that once they find a place they like, they keep visiting until it’s impossible to ignore their presence.
Stories of alien abduction in the United States exploded in the mid-'50s after news of Area 51 and reports of flying saucers began to take over the front pages of newspapers across America. For about twenty years, everyone from dorks in Florida to future President of the United States Jimmy Carter was seeing flying saucers. Even though the number of reported alien abductions has died down, reports of Greys and Nordics (two theorized types of aliens) visiting our planet are still showing up regularly.
If you’ve never seen an alien and are keeping your fingers crossed for a chat with a little green man, feel free to use this collection of states with the highest reports of UFOs and alien abductions to take a trip that you'll never forget (unless there's some kind of mind-warping ray we don't know about).