Last updated on June 1, 2024

Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1971

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Arkansas during 1971.

How many Arkansas UFO sightings were there in 1971?

  • There was 1 officially reported UFO sighting in Arkansas in 1971.
  • In 1971, Arkansas ranked #31 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Arkansas ranks #27 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1971, with an average of 0.05 reports per 100,000 residents.

Arkansas Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1971

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Forrest City, AR 1 UFO Reports

Arkansas UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 1 UFO sighting reports in Arkansas from 1971 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Arkansas UFO Sighting Reports in 1971

This is a sampling of 20 Arkansas UFO reports from 1971, 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).

Forrest City, AR

Full Report Text:

The disc was silver no lights or seems but we only saw the bottom not the top or sides. when i was about ten years old i was playing in the back yard at my brothers house. and yes my two brothers and my sister were much older than me.

anyway, me, my nephew and my two neices heard this humming sound and did'nt know where it was coming from then we saw the edge of this disc shaped craft come right over the top of the trees until it was right over the top of us. It was so big it blocked the sunlight for a whole block, we all started screaming. the adults were inside playing cards, my brother-inlaw heard us screeming and ran to the door to see what was going on.

when he looked up to where we were pointing, his eyes got real big, then he ran down the hall to get the shotgun i could tell he was terrified. When he put his hands on the gun, the craft lifted and slowly moved off. ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate.

PD)).

06/01/71 5:00 PM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 2 min.

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Arkansas UFO Sightings From 1971 By Shape

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

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

Arkansas UFO Sightings From 1971 By Month

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

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

Arkansas UFO Sightings From 1971 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
Tuesday 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Arkansas UFO Sightings From 1971 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
06/01/71 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Arkansas UFO Sightings From 1971 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
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

All Arkansas Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1971

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Arkansas, in 1971

City Number of Reports View Reports
Forrest City 1 UFO Reports Forrest City UFO Sightings in 1971

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Arkansas

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

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 9 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 42 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 49 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 46 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 95 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 74 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 40 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 49 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 43 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 43 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 35 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 57 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 58 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 45 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 50 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 28 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 40 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 36 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 29 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 37 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 34 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 58 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 28 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 34 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 41 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 36 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 14 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 12 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 9 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 6 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1995
1994 5 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1994
1993 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1993
1992 1 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1992
1991 4 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1991
1990 2 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1990
1989 4 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 4 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 7 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 2 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 5 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1985
1984 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1984
1983 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1983
1982 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1982
1981 4 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1980
1979 4 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1979
1977 4 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 2 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 1 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 6 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1973
1971 1 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1971
1969 3 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1969
1966 1 UFO Reports Arkansas UFO Sightings in 1966