Mysterious objects hurtling through the sky have long been a source of fascination around the world.
Dozens of reported UFO sightings are recorded each year in the US – and now the states where you’re most likely to spot one have been revealed.
UFOs have become a hot topic in Washington – moving from being dismissed as a fringe conspiracy theory to a serious national security debate.
Many US intelligence officials and servicemen have gone on the record in recent years to document the mysterious phenomena.
And a historic report by the Pentagon last year revealed that 143 sightings by the military since 2004 remain unexplained.
Sighting data from since records began until now have been analyzed from all 50 states by GreatLakeStakes, with one clear winner.
California is the UFO capital of the US, with a staggering 15,072 sightings reported in the Golden State.
Florida is a fair way behind in second, with 7,513 sightings.
Coming in a third is Washington with 6,720, with Texas fourth with 5,631 sightings, New York fifth with 5,403 reports and Arizona with 4,604.
Finishing off the top ten is Pennsylvania with 4,592 sightings, Ohio with 4,110, Illinois with 4,025 and Michigan with 3,383.
At the opposite end of the scale are North Dakota and South Dakota, which have registered just 264 and 355 reports respectively since records began.
But despite California’s mammoth UFO report record, the crown for the spookiest state goes to Texas thanks to its huge number of ghost sightings.
The Longhorn state has 7,382 reported sightings on record, with California, Ohio and Michigan trailing behind with 6,973, 2,903 and 2,704 each respectively.
And, combining paranormal experiences with the population of each state, your odds of seeing something supernatural are highest in Maine – followed by Vermont and Montana.