The National UFO ALERT Rating System has been updated for June 2013, with California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania moving to a UFO Alert 3 as the highest reporting states during the month of May 2013, filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
California was the leading high-reporting state in May with 67 cases, up from 47 April cases, 59 March cases, 53 February cases and 63 January cases.
Those states in a UFO Alert 4 category with 13 or more reports include: Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Washington, Colorado, Indiana and Minnesota.
All other states move to a UFO Alert 5 category with lower numbers of UFO activity. The Watch States - with 10 or more cases - are Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland.
MUFON released May statistics June 1, where the total number of reported UFO sightings is listed by state. These statistics are used to rate states. The entire country was moved back to the lowest alert level - UFO Alert 5.
California takes the lead with 67 cases; Texas, 39; Florida, 39; Arizona, 33; New York, 31; Ohio, 29; and Pennsylvania, 27.
Those states with 13 or more reports, the next reporting tier level, are a UFO Alert 4 status: Michigan, 18; Illinois, 16; Missouri, 16; Washington, 15; Colorado, 14; Indiana, 14; and Minnesota, 14.
Our Watch States this month are - with 10 reports or more: Virginia, 12; New Jersey, 12; North Carolina, 12; and Maryland, 10.
The sphere remains the most-reported UFO shape with 187 May reports, up from 144 April reports, 124 March reports; 124 February reports; and 172 January reports. Other shape reports include: Circle, 117; Triangle, 92; Star-like, 90; Other, 88; Unknown, 81; Disc, 77; Fireball, 72; Oval, 59; Flash, 37; Cylinder, 34; Boomerang, 22; Diamond, 21; Cigar, 20; Chevron, 16; Bullet/Missile, 13; Blimp, 11; Egg, 8; Cone, 7; Teardrop, 7; Cross, 3; and Saturn-like, 2.
The object's distance from the witness includes: Less than 100 feet, 100 cases; 101 to 500 feet, 88 cases; 501 feet to one mile, 148 cases; over one mile, 166 cases; unknown, 232; and no value stated, 25.
In addition, there were "19 landings, hovering, or takeoffs reported and 1 entity observed."
The most interesting UFO reports do not necessarily come from high reporting states - but those states with higher numbers do account for some of the most interesting evidence to study. While UFO sightings seem to pop up randomly around the country, this list is meant to offer a small insight into where Americans are filing reports.