Last updated on June 1, 2024

Alaska UFO Sightings in 2021

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alaska during 2021.

How many Alaska UFO sightings were there in 2021?

  • There were 5 officially reported UFO sightings in Alaska in 2021.
  • In 2021, Alaska ranked #51 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alaska ranks #41 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 2021, with an average of 0.68 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alaska Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 2021

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Soldotna, AK 2 UFO Reports
2 Fairbanks, AK 1 UFO Reports
3 Chugiak, AK 1 UFO Reports
4 Willow, AK 1 UFO Reports

Alaska UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 5 UFO sighting reports in Alaska from 2021 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alaska UFO Sighting Reports in 2021

This is a sampling of 20 Alaska UFO reports from 2021, 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).

Willow, AK

Full Report Text:

I told my son not to shoot it that it was bigger than us. My son and I were sitting at the bottom of my driveway around 1:00 1:15 1:30 a.m.

and as we were talking it was a clear night so you can see the sky real good we noticed there was this big bright light brighter than the North Star in the sky and he said Mama is that moving I looked up and I said so I believe it is I said looks like it's coming towards us he said well I hope it don't well we're sitting there watching this thing and it looked like a star in the sky you know and it comes out of the sky down below the trees on the road in front of us just just flying along like a little butterfly no bebopping up and down the road around the trees and as it's coming towards us my son grabs the gun and I'm like no no no he's like I'm going to kill him I'm going to kill it I got to shoot at mama I got to shoot it I said son we don't know what that is it was a big bright ball of light like white light like an orb or something and they say I know it come down in front of the car and then it goes to the neighbor's house and we don't see it no more. But the thing is is that we see it almost every night sometimes there's two or three right now it's sitting right there in the sky you can see it come down I got it on recording too I got it I got a recording of it it just I mean it's it's amazing I mean what is it but it's there right now and it stays stays there until it comes down and then I'll go back up like like it never came down happens all the time we're used to it now but I would like to know what it is.

11/20/21 1:00 AM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted:

Report

Soldotna, AK

Full Report Text:

Shiny metallic craft in morning sunlight At sunrise, I saw shiny object hanging in the sky. The sun was shining directly on it and it shone bright silver. I thought it was a star but I had never seen a star this late in the morning so I decided to video it.

When I watched the video, to my surprise, the shiny thing was moving. Upon closer inspection, it was not only sinking in a downward motion but it flew side to side as well. It glinted or sparkled in the sun.

I was at work when I saw this and a coincidence happened -all wi-fi in the hospital quit working and cellular service stopped too. The IT computer team said there was an unexplained equipment failure and they were trying to fix it as quick as possible. It took 5+ hours to fix.

10/29/21 9:25 AM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 3 minutes

Report

Soldotna, AK

Full Report Text:

Shiny metallic craft in morning sunlight At sunrise, I saw shiny object hanging in the sky. The sun was shining directly on it and it shone bright silver. I thought it was a star but I had never seen a star this late in the morning so I decided to video it.

When I watched the video, to my surprise, the shiny thing was moving. Upon closer inspection, it was not only sinking in a downward motion but it flew side to side as well. It glinted or sparkled in the sun.

I was at work when I saw this and a coincidence happened -all wi-fi in the hospital quit working and cellular service stopped too. The IT computer team said there was an unexplained equipment failure and they were trying to fix it as quick as possible. It took 5+ hours to fix.

10/29/21 9:25 AM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 3 minutes

Report

Fairbanks, AK

Full Report Text:

Fairbanks PD sees UFO On Monday, 09/06/2021 my friend (recently retired Homer policeman) sent me a text saying that a buddy of his on the Fairbanks police force had seen a UFO. He forwarded two video clips of the UFO from his police friend. Apparently it was "dead quiet" when the UFO was overhead.

The FPD officer also said that it wasn't long after seeing the UFO that four jets (from Eielson AFB) did a number of passes in the area - what the police officer presumed was in search of the UFO.

09/05/21 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 2 minutes

Report

Chugiak, AK

Full Report Text:

Blue lights in sky blue light slowly wavering across the sky, then circled, seemed to break into two lights, separated far apart, then back into one. then took off at a 90 degree angle and vanished. No sound (like engine noise).

I could not tell what the blue light was attached to.

03/17/21 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 2 minutes

Report

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2021 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Circle 2 reported sightings 40.00% of all reports
Sphere 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
Light 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
Unknown 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2021 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
October 2 reported sightings 40.00% of all reports
March 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
November 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
September 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2021 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
Friday 2 reported sightings 40.00% of all reports
Wednesday 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
Saturday 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
Sunday 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2021 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
10/29/21 2 reported sightings 40.00% of all reports
09/05/21 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
03/17/21 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports
11/20/21 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2021 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
Night 20:00 - 23:59 2 reported sightings 40.00% of all reports
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 2 reported sightings 40.00% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 1 reported sightings 20.00% of all reports

All Alaska Cities with reported UFO sightings in 2021

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alaska, in 2021

City Number of Reports View Reports
Soldotna 2 UFO Reports Soldotna UFO Sightings in 2021
Fairbanks 1 UFO Reports Fairbanks UFO Sightings in 2021
Chugiak 1 UFO Reports Chugiak UFO Sightings in 2021
Willow 1 UFO Reports Willow UFO Sightings in 2021

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