Last updated on June 1, 2024

Alaska UFO Sightings in 2023

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alaska during 2023.

How many Alaska UFO sightings were there in 2023?

  • There were 11 officially reported UFO sightings in Alaska in 2023.
  • In 2023, Alaska ranked #49 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alaska ranks #15 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 2023, with an average of 1.5 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alaska Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 2023

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Wasilla, AK 2 UFO Reports
2 Anchorage, AK 2 UFO Reports
3 Haines, AK 1 UFO Reports
4 Sitka, AK 1 UFO Reports
5 Willow, AK 1 UFO Reports

Alaska UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 11 UFO sighting reports in Alaska from 2023 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alaska UFO Sighting Reports in 2023

This is a sampling of 20 Alaska UFO reports from 2023, 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).

Sitka, AK

Full Report Text:

we went on an excursion with NCL to the Raptor Center, Sitka National Historical Park and Fortress of the Bears and somewhere in between them the photo I took is where it was. I never saw it with the naked eye it was not until I started working on my photos that I saw this on a photo. I have 2 photos taken 1 min.

apart and it only shows up in one photo. It had to have moved fast because of the time difference between each photo. The photo with the ufo is 20231022_163701.

10/22/23 4:37 PM

UFO Shape: diamond

Lasted: About one min.

Report

Wasilla, AK

Full Report Text:

It moved unlike anything I've seen, watched it for a while before recording, no clue, figured someone else might like to see it. It would zip around, behind the clouds and get real dim so the video would lose it and then get closer I guess making it in front of the clouds or something. Not really sure if it was clouds or the thing was just getting dimmer and brighter.

I could see it WAY better in person. This was just unlike anything that I've seen, by far. I was looking towards the South East I think.

09/05/23 4:24 AM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted: 41 seconds of video of it

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Anchorage, AK

Full Report Text:

I noticed an orb flying erratically on a security cam and watched it abruptly change course twice before flying off camera I noticed a white orb with a trail behind it flying just above east mount susitna before abruptly changing course and heading north. After moving north for about 2 seconds, it abruptly changed course again, heading east. It stopped moving for about 5 seconds, then flew east off camera.

08/13/23 9:36 PM

UFO Shape: orb

Lasted: Approximately 20 seconds

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Haines, AK

Full Report Text:

I stopped on the trail at a good photo clearing of the mountains. Six photos within 60 seconds. One photo showed anamoly when reviewed.

One picture shows anomaly. 59.54119 Degrees North, 136.

12595 Degrees W- location photo taken. Another picture taken within same sixty seconds its gone. I was on vacation.

I took an ATV out the trail to sightsee, go gold panning and follow the river upsteam. Picures taken on Apple iphone14 Pro Max.

07/07/23 1:58 PM

UFO Shape: oval

Lasted: Less than a minute

Report

Anchorage, AK

Full Report Text:

A green blue triangle hovered near my home by my truck for 25-30 seconds. Didn't make a sound but felt something inside my bones. I don't know how to say this but I felt something inside me and saw things.

Went to my window and a green blueish triangle was above my truck maybe a 100 feet. Right above the trees. Left less than a minute after.

But still have what I think they were trying to tell me.

06/12/23 1:02 AM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 30 seconds

Report

Wasilla, AK

Full Report Text:

Very Bright large cigar shaped object appeared in NW airspace hovered about 45 seconds then disappeared. Large Cigar shaped bright white light object appears in the NW airspace above Wasilla, AK hovering in place for 45 seconds then disappears. Object was visible from wonderland city park facing nw.

Video was captured on cellphone camera a couple seconds after it appeared.

06/09/23 6:43 PM

UFO Shape: cigar

Lasted: 45 seconds

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Willow, AK

Full Report Text:

This object flew up from behind a ridge at extremely high speed. We were sightseeing along Hatchers Pass Alaska and watched an object fly up from behind a ridgeline. It flew up at an extraordinary speed to a point high above the ridge.

It came to a stop, hovered for a couple of seconds, then descended back along the same general path. It suddenly made a directional change and flew off horizontally. It seemed to accelerate instantaneously and disappeared within approximately 1 second.

06/09/23 1:35 PM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: visible for 44 seconds

Report

Fairbanks, AK

Full Report Text:

Unknown Space Craft from High in the Sky I was headed to the store then I was driving on 28th Avenue about 2 streets over from my house then I seen a bunch of birds acting strangely. So I looked up there was 2-alumunus colored square shaped flying objects with a very strange sound but not loud. Then I taken a video footage of the 3 UFOs and went back to record some more then they were gone in nanoseconds.

I went home to upload on my computer then screen shotted a couple of the objects seemed to look like they changed into disk shaped objects. I called and made a report to the Fairbanks Police Department.

06/05/23 1:48 PM

UFO Shape: changing

Lasted: 1 Minute

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Noatak, AK

Full Report Text:

Object flying over my hometown. Red light turning on and off. Made a high pitch sound Around 10:30 pm.

I was walking home from a home store. Walked down the hill to my neighborhood. Noticed a red light blinking over the neighbors house.

It was a bright red object. I heard a high pitch sound coming from the object. I recorded the object but it was only 8 seconds long.

I was paranoid so I speed walked home. It felt so uncomfortable walking home. It was going in circles but was going towards up north.

02/11/23 10:30 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 10 minutes or longer

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Prudhoe Bay, AK

Full Report Text:

Flightradar24 track of USAF AFRDQ5827 Watched this live but found the USAF aircraft track had been recorded. A UFO had been shot down by a USAF fighter minutes before this aircraft arrived. I think they may have been looking for pieces of the UFO.

My question is can this USAF AFRQ5827 track show that it can fly like a UFO without stalling in flight and crashing ?.

02/10/23 3:15 PM

UFO Shape: other

Lasted: about 20 minutes

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Pleasant Valley, AK

Full Report Text:

I was driving home when I looked up at a large bright disk like object and after a few moments it flew down and away. It was 6:39 pm I was driving along Chena Hotsprings road around 22 mile. I had just skipped a song in my playlist when I looked up and saw what I believe to be an extraterrestrial U.

F.O of some kind. It was a sort of circular disk type of object, I slowed down to get a better look when it flew away at an incredible speed making a sort of V shape.

I don't know of any aircraft capable of such a maneuver. I immediately opened my phone to tell my boyfriend what I had seen when I noticed the time read 6:48. I had lost nine minutes but I hadn't moved more than 600 feet from when I first looked into the sky.

01/11/23 6:39 PM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 17 seconds

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Alaska UFO Sightings From 2023 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Changing 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Cigar 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Triangle 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Oval 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Diamond 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Orb 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Unknown 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Sphere 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Disk 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Other 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Circle 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2023 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
June 4 reported sightings 36.36% of all reports
February 2 reported sightings 18.18% of all reports
August 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
September 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
July 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
January 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
October 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2023 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 4 reported sightings 36.36% of all reports
Monday 2 reported sightings 18.18% of all reports
Sunday 2 reported sightings 18.18% of all reports
Tuesday 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Saturday 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Wednesday 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2023 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
06/09/23 2 reported sightings 18.18% of all reports
06/05/23 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
06/12/23 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
07/07/23 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
10/22/23 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports

Alaska UFO Sightings From 2023 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
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 4 reported sightings 36.36% of all reports
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 3 reported sightings 27.27% of all reports
Night 20:00 - 23:59 2 reported sightings 18.18% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 1 reported sightings 9.09% of all reports

All Alaska Cities with reported UFO sightings in 2023

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alaska, in 2023

City Number of Reports View Reports
Wasilla 2 UFO Reports Wasilla UFO Sightings in 2023
Anchorage 2 UFO Reports Anchorage UFO Sightings in 2023
Haines 1 UFO Reports Haines UFO Sightings in 2023
Sitka 1 UFO Reports Sitka UFO Sightings in 2023
Willow 1 UFO Reports Willow UFO Sightings in 2023
Pleasant Valley 1 UFO Reports Pleasant Valley UFO Sightings in 2023
Prudhoe Bay 1 UFO Reports Prudhoe Bay UFO Sightings in 2023
Noatak 1 UFO Reports Noatak UFO Sightings in 2023
Fairbanks 1 UFO Reports Fairbanks UFO Sightings in 2023

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