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Alabama UFO Sightings in 2011

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Alabama during 2011.

How many Alabama UFO sightings were there in 2011?

  • There were 41 officially reported UFO sightings in Alabama in 2011.
  • In 2011, Alabama ranked #36 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Alabama ranks #48 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 2011, with an average of 0.86 reports per 100,000 residents.

Alabama Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 2011

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Mobile, AL 3 UFO Reports
2 Huntsville, AL 2 UFO Reports
3 Muscle Shoals, AL 2 UFO Reports
4 Arley, AL 2 UFO Reports
5 Hamilton, AL 2 UFO Reports

Alabama UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 41 UFO sighting reports in Alabama from 2011 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Alabama UFO Sighting Reports in 2011

This is a sampling of 20 Alabama UFO reports from 2011, 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).

Birmingham, AL

Full Report Text:

red circular object travelling at high rate of speed This sighting occurred in Birmingham AL approximately 9:00 PM Saturday night, December 31, 2011. I was on my back deck when I saw a small red glowing circular object about twice the size of the northern star at approximately 45 degrees above the Eastern horizon, moving south to north at a high rate of speed. The airport is approximately 10 airline miles north of my house so I see airplanes crossing the sky all the time and I would estimate this object traveled at least two to three times the rate of a normal passenger jet.

Being New Year’s Eve I dismissed it as fireworks but it traveled on a flat trajectory across the sky at what had to be an extreme altitude. It took about ten seconds to cross my field of vision before it blinked out and disappeared.

12/31/11 9:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 10-15 seconds

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Millbrook, AL

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2 Night sky Camoflauged "things!" I was having a family get together around the holidays (unsure of exact date) star gazing. My sister, Daughter, Brother-n-law and I were on my back porch of a one story house. Just above the roof, hard to tell exact height but, looked as though you almost could touch it once it moved.

There were two egg/eyeball shaped “things”! They appeared almost see through. They blended in with the stars of the clear night. They just hovered there with no noise or lights.

Then they literally zipped away. The entire reason we even saw them was because it moved, really fast!.

11/20/11 10:00 PM

UFO Shape: egg

Lasted: 10 seconds

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Irvington, AL

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Reddish orange lights fading and reappearing in different spots of the sky. My husband and I live in Irvington, Alabama. We were both outside at approximately 8:00pm.

I was working on some thing and my husband hollered at me to look in the sky. We were facing south and right above the tree line in the sky I saw two reddish orange disc shaped balls of light. They did not appear to be moving, but they slowly faded out.

So we stood there to watch, and they reappeared, but in a different spot just a little to the west of the first sighting. The sky was clear so the weird thing is between the first and second sighting we herd a thunder like sound. The lights faded and reappeared about 3 times within about 10 minutes.

That was the first time in my life I ever seen anything like that. It was amazing!.

11/16/11 8:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 5-10 mins

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Irvington, AL

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Three sets of light fading, and showing back up in different spots. Me and my wife walked out side, and i looked up in the sky and seen 2 orange lights. One over the top of the other one, and they seemed to be hovering or floating.

they slowly faded away, and a few minute's later one showed back up. This time it was white, and it was in a different spot. It slowly faded away, after that 2 more showed back up.

They were orange again one over the top of the other. one of them stayed lit for about 30 seconds and slowly faded away again. I have never seen anything like this.

At first I thought it was flares, but flares fall, and they dont change colors. When we seen them we were facing south, and they were moving to the west. A few minute's after the last lights faded away we heard a loud thundering sound.

It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

11/16/11 8:00 AM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: Light in the sky

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Dothan, AL

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Short sighting in front of clouds dull natural colored light I was at the end of my driveway taking down cans for trash an noticed a glowing orb shortly after it made a circle manuvor and I got out my I phone and started recording but it would not pick up the light so I got on my lawn tractor after it didnt move for a few minutes to get my wife to see it and drove back down keeping my head turned towards it after I got about 30 feet it made a wide oval and vanished from sight ((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to provide no contact information. PD)).

11/06/11 6:30 AM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 10 min

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Tuscaloosa, AL

Full Report Text:

block dot black dot flying straight course, no sound, no smoke trail. military aircraft in same area soon after sighting.

10/27/11 5:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 1 minute

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Hamilton, AL

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Single bright orange light, slow moving, solid flight path, no loss of altitude noticeable, no sound Very Bright Orange Light, Moving in a south-west to northeast track, had a slight flicker to the light, no tail, no details of the craft could be seen, moving est. 700-800mph at a altitude of maybe 15,000 if it was the same size as a 767.

10/26/11 8:15 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 2-3mins

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Hamilton, AL

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Saw a bright orange diamond shaped object in the sky. Thought it was a meteor at first. It was very large at first like it was coming toward us then slowly starting moving away from us before disapearing behind the trees.

10/26/11 8:10 PM

UFO Shape: diamond

Lasted: 5 Minutes

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Ardmore, AL

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Saw a light that appeared to be a star, but was moving very erraticaly before shooting off directly north. At first thought I was looking at a star, that's how faint the light was. It appeared to be stop, move one direction, stop, and move another.

It did this in the same location for about 10 to 15 minutes. It then shot off to the north. It began directly above me, and was out over the horizon with 20 seconds.

10/21/11 7:30 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 15 minutes

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Pelham, AL

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Objects of light, with a tail falling from the sky, then stopping mid-fall and moving independently around the area unlike an aircraft. I saw the objects as I was driving towards the interstate. At first there were 4 objects falling from the sky, that looked most like fireworks.

Each object had a “tail” streaming behind just like a firework that had just exploded in the sky and falling back to Earth. As I continued to stare, it reminded me more of a comet, especially with the tail and because they were evenly spaced in the sky and falling at the same speed. They looked more like concentrated balls of light than a firework explosion would.

The objects were higher in the sky but definitely at a very close range. Suddenly, all at one time, the 4 objects stopped mid air (a short ways above the tree line). The “tail” behind them disappeared, and they were clearly circles of light floating, now not moving at all.

Then they started moving side to side, up and down, in all directions. The movement was easy and fluid and when they moved the “tails” reappeared. I’m starring wide eyed, not knowing wha! t to make of what is actually happening, then it really got weird.

The objects, together as if perfectly synchronized, moved to an aligned position. It wasn’t a straight line, but more like 3 in a line, then the 4th to the side, like it made a pattern. But the way they moved to this position was the strangest.

Each object moved independently, but knew it was going to that particular spot. It reminded me of kids that file into a classroom with assigned seats. It’s as if you could tell they were communicating with each other.

It wasn’t a star, and it definitely wasn’t any airplane of any kind. The movement of these objects, the quick speed the floating, the dynamics indicated that it in no way could be an aircraft. Since I was getting on to the interstate, already in the turning lane, I couldn’t pull over to watch them.

But as I drove onto the interstate, they were still there, floating close to the tree line. They were no longer in my line of vision, so there is no telling how long there were really there. My husband was in the car behind me, and saw the same exact thing.

My mother was about 7 minutes ahead of me, going in the same direction, and she also saw the same situation. Above the objects in the sky was there was an actual plane. I’m not sure if they were watching the object.

But it was there the entire time. I drove up I-459 North, and looking in the direction that I saw the objects (to the right side of the interstate), I thought I saw one of the objects again near the tree line, but I really can’t be sure of that. It was much more difficult to see from that side.

There were however, a lot of planes in the sky. Planes that were not commercial airliners headed toward the airp! ort. But they seem to be staying around that same side of the interstate in the same area as the objects.

I have never seen anything like this in my entire life, but I know it was definitely not a plane, not any sort of firework, it was not natural.

10/21/11 7:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 10-12 Minutes

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Orange Beach, AL

Full Report Text:

Set of three lights floating over the Gulf of Mexico Looking West down the beach over the gulf of Mexico we saw a set of three lights appear and disappear 3 times. The lights were equally spaced apart and changed from orange to white and faded out one at a time. They seemed to be floating.

Unfortunately we never reached for a video Recorder which we truly are regretting. It was exciting but left us questioning what we were witnessing.

10/20/11 9:15 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 3-4 mins.

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Toney, AL

Full Report Text:

several orb like thing 5 white 1 red On a october night I saw a white orb, pearl like object in the west. The a couple mins. later in the north sky a orangish redish circle orb like thing appeard and then disapated.

Then after while the white object moved and then 4 other orb like thing apperaed around it. ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD)) ((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information.

PD)).

10/15/11 7:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: less than 30 mins.

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Eufaula, AL

Full Report Text:

A large extremely bright silent white light moved on straight track from due south horizon to north and changed to a red dot then disappearing when directly overhead. Complete movement from horizon to directly above took less than 20 seconds. Light was seen from Lakepoint State resort Campground.

10/14/11 8:35 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 25 secs

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Gurley, AL

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Super bright star shaped light, descending straight down in slow desent as seen from Gurley, Al I went to the front porch and thought that it was a super bright planet direct due east, I called out to my Husband to come and see. He laughed and said it was a plane, but it was very, super bright. Instead of coming closer, as it was so bright, it stay bright, but was sinking straight down.

It kept going down, very slowing. Straight down, untill it sank behind a hill top. The other side of the hill would be toward Scottsboro, AL.

North of Scottsboro. ((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD)).

10/13/11 8:38 PM

UFO Shape: diamond

Lasted: 6 to 8 mins

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Mobile, AL

Full Report Text:

Recorded by a security camera . This video was taken by a security camera in the backyard of my house .

10/12/11 1:00 AM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 6 seconds

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Arley, AL

Full Report Text:

Light falling from sky with whooshing noise heard. I saw a bright light coming down from the sky. I am positive that it was not an airplane.

I heard a kind of whooshing noise while watching the object. It is possible that it could have been a meteorite, but the noise makes me think otherwise. It also was not a firework as fireworks do not behave in the way that the object did.

09/21/11 7:00 AM

UFO Shape: fireball

Lasted: 8 seconds

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Chelsea, AL

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These were all a oval dark orange colored shapes that seem to be flowing in some sequence. They appeared coming up from a mountain form tree line horizon that came up and then leveled off moving west. We could not hear any sound.

I counted around twenty different lights that all seemed to move at the same smooth speed as if gliding across the sky.

09/17/11 9:30 PM

UFO Shape: oval

Lasted: approx. 10 minutes

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Double Springs, AL

Full Report Text:

Strange bright spheres in the sky that sometimes changes colors and moves very fast and in strage directions My husband and I go outside every night and sit to enjoy the weather…about a week ago we started seeing strange movement in the sky …mainly in the east….looks to be a sphere shape that glows very brightly, and moves in all directions very fast…we watch this for about 20 mins and then just go back in the house…tonight, we went out and instead of one, there were two…one looked to be changing colors in the west, maybe a green and red and yellow…couldn’t tell exactly.One was just very bright and as it moves almost looked like it had some sort of tracer behind it, and this one was in the east… We go out at different times of the night, we have been looking every night now, tonight the first time we went out, nothing was there, second time there was only one and then we went out again and there were two….

The first time we seen any activity, my children saw it too…we actually videotaped it and tried to get pictures…so there has been a total of 4 witness this strange activity in the sky!.

09/09/11 10:20 AM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 1 OR MORE HOURS

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Arley, AL

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Glinting metallic object moving at a rapid speed We were in our boat on Smith Lake when we saw a glinting metallic object in the sky. It looked to be silvery and it seemed to be traveling as the same speed as us (like the moon seems while in a car). All of a sudden, it sped up rapidly and traveled very far away and out of sight in a matter of 7-10 seconds.

09/09/11 8:30 AM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 10-15 seconds

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Jacksonville, AL

Full Report Text:

white light ascends vertically Saw a bright white light approaching from my northwest. I initially assumed it to be an approaching plane from the Huntsville area. As the light reached almost due west, it flashed and instatly began a near vertical ascent.

The light visible during ascent (from what I now believed to be the bottom of this object) appeared reddish in color. The reddish light got increasing smaller as it ascended and finally disappeared.

09/01/11 9:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 2 min

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Alabama UFO Sightings From 2011 By Shape

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

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Light 9 reported sightings 21.95% of all reports
Circle 9 reported sightings 21.95% of all reports
Unknown 4 reported sightings 9.76% of all reports
Oval 3 reported sightings 7.32% of all reports
Fireball 3 reported sightings 7.32% of all reports
Sphere 3 reported sightings 7.32% of all reports
Triangle 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
Other 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
Diamond 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
Flash 1 reported sightings 2.44% of all reports
Disk 1 reported sightings 2.44% of all reports
Teardrop 1 reported sightings 2.44% of all reports
Egg 1 reported sightings 2.44% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 2011 By Month

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

Month Sightings % Of Total
October 10 reported sightings 24.39% of all reports
July 6 reported sightings 14.63% of all reports
September 5 reported sightings 12.20% of all reports
May 5 reported sightings 12.20% of all reports
November 4 reported sightings 9.76% of all reports
January 3 reported sightings 7.32% of all reports
June 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
April 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
August 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
February 1 reported sightings 2.44% of all reports
December 1 reported sightings 2.44% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 2011 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 11 reported sightings 26.83% of all reports
Wednesday 10 reported sightings 24.39% of all reports
Saturday 6 reported sightings 14.63% of all reports
Thursday 5 reported sightings 12.20% of all reports
Sunday 4 reported sightings 9.76% of all reports
Tuesday 3 reported sightings 7.32% of all reports
Monday 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 2011 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
09/09/11 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
05/20/11 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
11/16/11 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
07/02/11 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports
07/04/11 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports

Alabama UFO Sightings From 2011 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 24 reported sightings 58.54% of all reports
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 7 reported sightings 17.07% of all reports
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 5 reported sightings 12.20% of all reports
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 3 reported sightings 7.32% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 2 reported sightings 4.88% of all reports

All Alabama Cities with reported UFO sightings in 2011

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Alabama, in 2011

City Number of Reports View Reports
Mobile 3 UFO Reports Mobile UFO Sightings in 2011
Huntsville 2 UFO Reports Huntsville UFO Sightings in 2011
Muscle Shoals 2 UFO Reports Muscle Shoals UFO Sightings in 2011
Arley 2 UFO Reports Arley UFO Sightings in 2011
Hamilton 2 UFO Reports Hamilton UFO Sightings in 2011
Irvington 2 UFO Reports Irvington UFO Sightings in 2011
Chelsea 1 UFO Reports Chelsea UFO Sightings in 2011
Toney 1 UFO Reports Toney UFO Sightings in 2011
Madison 1 UFO Reports Madison UFO Sightings in 2011
Seminole 1 UFO Reports Seminole UFO Sightings in 2011
Boilgee 1 UFO Reports Boilgee UFO Sightings in 2011
Anniston 1 UFO Reports Anniston UFO Sightings in 2011
Eufaula 1 UFO Reports Eufaula UFO Sightings in 2011
Birmingham 1 UFO Reports Birmingham UFO Sightings in 2011
Orange Beach 1 UFO Reports Orange Beach UFO Sightings in 2011
Pelham 1 UFO Reports Pelham UFO Sightings in 2011
Millbrook 1 UFO Reports Millbrook UFO Sightings in 2011
Ardmore 1 UFO Reports Ardmore UFO Sightings in 2011
Albertville 1 UFO Reports Albertville UFO Sightings in 2011
Athens-East Limestone 1 UFO Reports Athens-East Limestone UFO Sightings in 2011
Perdue Hill 1 UFO Reports Perdue Hill UFO Sightings in 2011
Hoover 1 UFO Reports Hoover UFO Sightings in 2011
Athens 1 UFO Reports Athens UFO Sightings in 2011
Gurley 1 UFO Reports Gurley UFO Sightings in 2011
Fort Payne 1 UFO Reports Fort Payne UFO Sightings in 2011
Tuscaloosa 1 UFO Reports Tuscaloosa UFO Sightings in 2011
Lincoln 1 UFO Reports Lincoln UFO Sightings in 2011
Jacksonville 1 UFO Reports Jacksonville UFO Sightings in 2011
Baldwin County 1 UFO Reports Baldwin County UFO Sightings in 2011
Dothan 1 UFO Reports Dothan UFO Sightings in 2011
Maylene 1 UFO Reports Maylene UFO Sightings in 2011
Double Springs 1 UFO Reports Double Springs UFO Sightings in 2011
Monrovia 1 UFO Reports Monrovia UFO Sightings in 2011
Harvest 1 UFO Reports Harvest UFO Sightings in 2011

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Alabama

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

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 7 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 57 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 76 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 21 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 64 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 62 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 31 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 64 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 51 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 65 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 130 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 87 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 67 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 41 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 26 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 35 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 51 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 53 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 36 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 39 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 27 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 42 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 19 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 14 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 21 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 30 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 18 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 11 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 7 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 13 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1995
1994 9 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1994
1993 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1993
1992 7 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1992
1991 1 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1991
1989 1 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 4 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1985
1984 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1984
1981 1 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 5 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1980
1979 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1979
1978 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1978
1977 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 4 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 5 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 14 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1973
1972 6 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1972
1971 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1971
1970 2 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1970
1969 3 UFO Reports Alabama UFO Sightings in 1969