Levi Pearson, a blogger on data analysis website Quantbait, created the map using data from the National UFO Reporting Center and map making software from CartoDB.
The first UFO sightings were seen in the skies over California and Nebraska in the US, the UK and France in Europe, and locations in Japan and Australia in 1933.
The number of sightings increases dramatically between the 1940s and the 1960s, but there may be a simple explanation.
Combined with an explosion of sci-fi films and books, It turns out that the CIA’s U2 spy plane programme may have been responsible for several of these report.
Last year 2014 the CIA took credit for nearly half of all reports of UFO activity in the 1950s. The other half remain unexplained!
India and South Asia have their fair share of interstellar visitors