Last updated on June 1, 2024

Alaska UFO Sightings in 1987

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alaska during 1987.

How many Alaska UFO sightings were there in 1987?

  • There were 3 officially reported UFO sightings in Alaska in 1987.
  • In 1987, Alaska ranked #30 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alaska ranks #1 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1987, with an average of 0.75 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alaska Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1987

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Teller, AK 1 UFO Reports
2 Anchorage, AK 1 UFO Reports
3 Kenai, AK 1 UFO Reports

Alaska UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 3 UFO sighting reports in Alaska from 1987 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alaska UFO Sighting Reports in 1987

This is a sampling of 20 Alaska UFO reports from 1987, 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).

Anchorage, AK

Full Report Text:

Glowing ball of light Was traveling toward anchorage from girdwood when I saw a glowing light hovering above the water. It seemed to follow my vehicle for a minute or so. I then felt that I had fallen asleep at the wheel and the object was gone.

11/17/87 6:00 AM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 3 min

Report

Teller, AK

Full Report Text:

5 CREDITABLE WITNESSES DISC SHAPED,WHITE LIGHTS ALL AROUND OBJECT, WITH 1 RED,AND 1GREEN LIGHT ON LEFT AND RIGHT SIDES. WINDOWS APPEARED TO BE ALL AROUND OBJECT.SILENTLY CROSSED LAKE, THEN HOVERED ABOVE CAMPING TENT, WITH FUNNEL SHAPED GRAY BEAM COMING DOWN.

THE MOUNTAIN RANGE WAS ABOUT TEN MILES ACROSS THE LAKE. ((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate. PD)).

07/15/87 1:30 AM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 30 MINUTES

Report

Kenai, AK

Full Report Text:

Light quickly grows in intensity and then fades to nothing. I went outside to feed my dog. I normally spend a few minutes looking at the stars and observing; looking at constellations, spotting satellites, etc.

As I glanced over the sky to my north, I noticed a "star" that I didn't recognize. I shrugged it off as being an airplane and figured I'd look again in a minute to see if it was still there. As I looked a little to the east, and north of the light (towards the big dipper), I saw the light get very bright out of the corner of my eye.

I looked towards the direction of the light, and over the course of maybe 2 seconds the light grew very bright, brighter than Venus on comparison, and then quickly faded away to nothing. I could not tell if this was an object that appeared bright as it come closer to me and dim as it went away, or if the object was in fact getting brighter and then faded to nothing. If the object was in motion, it would have been vastly quicker in speed than any conventional aircraft.

There were no sounds associated with this event.

01/30/87 9:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 5 seconds

Report

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1987 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Light 2 reported sightings 66.67% of all reports
Disk 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1987 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
July 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
November 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
January 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1987 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 33.33% of all reports
Tuesday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Friday 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1987 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
11/17/87 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
01/30/87 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
07/15/87 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 1987 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
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports
Night 20:00 - 23:59 1 reported sightings 33.33% of all reports

All Alaska Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1987

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alaska, in 1987

City Number of Reports View Reports
Teller 1 UFO Reports Teller UFO Sightings in 1987
Anchorage 1 UFO Reports Anchorage UFO Sightings in 1987
Kenai 1 UFO Reports Kenai UFO Sightings in 1987

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