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Originally posted by Mareterna
Excellant work! That's gunna be such valuable resource! What I find facinating is the fact that most of the sightting occur on the coastlines.. Does anybody have a hypothesis for why ufos who perfer the coastline over the rest of the country? Let me try and rack my brain for an answer...hmm
Originally posted by CAPT PROTON
So are you saying some of these sitings may just be mistaken for an airline flight?
Originally posted by jessemole
sdrumrunner, you young man wish to continue racking our mind's for the answer's your seeking..., and you already know.
...Come on SDR.. your killing me here by wanting to know your indepth discovery... Give it up!
Originally posted by Vegemite
The more people in an area the more likely they'll see something incredible.
Originally posted by sdrumrunner
While there does exist a strong correlation between population density and overall reported sighting distribution, there are some very prominent deviations which in and of themselves seem to nullify the hypothesis that the occurence of UFO sightings is purely a function of population density.
For example: Number of plotted sightings in and around Birmingham, AL, a metropolitan area of nearly 850,000 people? Zero
Number of plotted sightings in and around Birmingham, AL, a metropolitan area of nearly 340,000 people? Zero
But does this mean there are no lights or people living in Birmingham or Montgomery, AL? Of course not... T
Please take note that together, these two metropolitan areas account for over 25% of the state's population, but account for 0% of the plotted sightings.
Yet Mobile, AL, which accounts for less than 5% of the state's population is home to 25% of the reported sightings in the state!
Or how deos one explain that the number of sightings in little 'ol Mobile (a city of less than 200,000 people) accounted for exactly as many sightings as St. Louis, a metropolitan region with a population of over 3 million people?
Anyway, these are but a couple of the examples which nullify the hypothesis that the distribution of reported UFO sightings is just a simple function of population density... as this is simply not the case as evidenced by the data.
Originally posted by Umbrax
Okay you have explained that the UFO maps marks of sightings is not Dependant on the population density.
Your example is of the state of Alabama, how a lower populated are accounts for a high percentage of UFO reports.
However significant that is, it is not something we can see on the map.
Are the findings you have not reviled found from you piloting the map or does it show up on the map it self?