Published: 9:50 AM 4/16/2010
YAKIMA, Wash-- A new study finds Yakima has one of the highest UFO reporting rates per capita. Popular Mechanics released the study, it shows by county the number of UFO sightings reported from 1947 to 2005.
Yakima County ranked fourth among small cities with 227 sightings and King County was second with 621 reported sightings among major metro counties.
One center for UFO sightings found there was an increase in areas near military training zones. There is a training reservation in Yakima, which could be one of the reasons.
KNDU talked to the Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, which has been in Seattle since 1974 and recently moved to Lincoln County. He says it's more important to report when you saw a UFO rather than where because according to him UFO's can travel very fast.
"We have a reason to believe that a UFO could have the breadth of the U.S. in a matter of minutes. It's much more interesting to look at all the sightings for a given time period than for a given geographical location," said Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center.