Last updated on June 1, 2024

Alaska UFO Sightings in 1983

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alaska during 1983.

How many Alaska UFO sightings were there in 1983?

  • There was 1 officially reported UFO sighting in Alaska in 1983.
  • In 1983, Alaska ranked #41 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alaska ranks #7 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1983, with an average of 0.25 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alaska Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1983

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Prince William Sound, AK 1 UFO Reports

Alaska UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 1 UFO sighting reports in Alaska from 1983 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alaska UFO Sighting Reports in 1983

This is a sampling of 20 Alaska UFO reports from 1983, presented as they were submitted other than paragraph breaks added for easier readability where necessary.

You can click the 'Report' link to view the original report along with any photos that may have been submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

Prince William Sound, AK

Full Report Text:

Seeing the sparks coming three to five feet above the ocean and all around the boat It was approximately late spring of 1983, somewhere between Cordova and Valdez, Alaska on Prince William Sound, while we were fishing (gill-netting). We were on our 40' boat. I was outside on the stern, one early morning, when I noticed our dog on the edge of the boat and looking down at the ocean rather nervously.

I went to him right away and saw what's best described as intermittent sparks three to five feet above the ocean. They were coming out of the ocean. I looked around our boat and it was on all sides of us.

(We were in the middle of it) As we were moving (I believe it lasted about five mintues) I put my fingers in it with no reaction. However, my fingers were not wet! This really spooked me. Nothing else happened.

We passed on through it. ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD)).

04/20/83 9:00 AM

UFO Shape: other

Lasted: 5 minutes

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Alaska UFO Sightings From 1983 By Shape

This is a standardized set of shapes a UFO report can be filed under.

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Other 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1983 By Month

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the month the sighting occured in.

Month Sightings % Of Total
April 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1983 By Weekday

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the day of the week the sighting occured on.

Weekday Sightings % Of Total
Wednesday 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1983 By Date (Top 5)

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the date the sighting occured on, limited to the top 5 dates with the most sightings.

Date Sightings % Of Total
04/20/83 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1983 By Time

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the time of day the sighting occured during. We took logical 4 hour windows in order to split the day into early morning, morning, afternoon, evening, night, and late night buckets for this analysis.

Time Of Day Hours Sightings % Of Total
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

All Alaska Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1983

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alaska, in 1983

City Number of Reports View Reports
Prince William Sound 1 UFO Reports Prince William Sound UFO Sightings in 1983

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Alaska

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports are filed per year in Alaska.

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 2 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 11 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 14 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 5 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 23 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 20 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 26 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 21 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 43 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 40 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 43 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 53 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 48 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 18 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 16 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 17 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 15 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 8 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 11 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 20 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 11 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 14 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 11 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 18 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 14 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 18 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 14 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 5 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 5 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 9 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1995
1994 2 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1994
1993 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1993
1990 3 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1990
1989 2 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 2 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 3 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 5 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1985
1984 3 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1984
1983 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1983
1982 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1982
1981 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1980
1978 3 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1978
1977 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 5 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 2 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1973
1972 1 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1972
1969 4 UFO Reports Alaska UFO Sightings in 1969