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« Thread started on: Apr 27th, 2017, 12:30pm »

New UFO reference book published. Sounds like it would be a good resource.



UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015
Paperback – March 24, 2017
by Cheryl Costa (Author), Linda Miller Costa (Author)
$32.06

The first book of its kind, the UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015 presents data and analysis for 100,000+ sightings of unidentified flying objects reported by individuals during the first 15 years of the 21st century.

Since 1969 the government has claimed no interest in the subject, and the press and media either ignore or ridicule any mention of UFOs. Yet citizen scientists and non-governmental organizations have continued to this day the research into this important subject: this book seeks to make the hardest data available accessible to the general public, as well as other UFO researchers.

The book is organized into beginning narrative sections including analysis of UFO sightings, frequently asked questions, and how to use this book, followed by the data. Charts, tables, and maps are presented of summary data for the entire US and individual chapters for all 50 states (down to the county level) plus the District of Columbia.

Aimed at the serious UFO researcher, this comprehensive volume is also of value to academic and public libraries, news organizations, and anyone who is interested in what is flying in the skies over their heads where they live.
commented by Ralph Blumenthal -- April 24, 2017"


"Cheryl Costa and Linda Miller have provided a great resource to anyone interested in the field"

By Earl Grey on April 23, 2017
As a member of The Board Of Directors of MUFON Los Angeles, I'm always searching for scientific works on the phenomenon. Cheryl Costa and Linda Miller have provided a great resource to anyone interested in the field. The Desk Reference notates every reported UFO sighting in The United States over the last 16 years.


"A wonderful encyclopedia of reports of UFO sightings"


April 25, 2017 by Robert C. Ross
This is a fascinating book for people who love data and are intrigued by the phenomena of UFO sightings. Whether you are a believer, a doubter, or just interested in statistical studies, there is something here for you.

There are no written accounts in these 371 pages of charts and graphs. Instead, the data is presented by geography and timing of the reported incidents, and by the various shapes that witnesses reported: flying circles, spheres, triangles, discs, ovals, cigars.

The authors' conclusion: many of the reports explainable, but a small group defies current explanation. Their primary interest here is disclosure: “We wanted to do our bit for disclosure. It’s something the government should have been doing.”

https://www.amazon.com/UFO-Sightings-Desk-Reference-2001-2015/dp/1544219237

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UFO sightings abound in California: 16K reports from 2001-2015 tops all states

By Douglas Ernst - The Washington Times
April 26, 2017

The truth is out there — in California — if UFO aficionados are to be believed.

A new book by co-authors Cheryl Costa and Linda Miller Costa includes a list of all documented UFO sightings across the United States. The pair tallied nearly 16,000 sightings in The Golden State from 2001 through 2015 — the most in the nation — for “UFO Sightings Desk Reference.”

“We found that UFOs were sighted in every county in the United States,” Ms. Costa told a CBS affiliate in San Francisco on Tuesday. “Every county had at least one sighting sometime in the past 15 years.”

The authors gleaned their data from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and the National UFO Reporting Center.

“Most people were very sincere about what they reported, about what they think they saw,” she told the station. “They weren’t jerking us around. But we understand the only proof some people are going to accept is a spaceship cracked up in the mall parking lot.”

The two women surmise that California’s weather allows people to be outdoors more often, which results in more eyes on the sky.

Santa Clara County in Northern California had the most sightings with 569, the station reported. San Franciscans reported 327 UFOs during the same period.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/26/ufo-sightings-abound-in-california-16k-reports-fro/

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