Last updated on June 1, 2024

Arkansas UFO Sightings in 2021

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

How many Arkansas UFO sightings were there in 2021?

  • There were 46 officially reported UFO sightings in Arkansas in 2021.
  • In 2021, Arkansas ranked #26 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Arkansas ranks #11 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 2021, with an average of 1.53 reports per 100,000 residents.

Arkansas Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 2021

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Jonesboro, AR 23 UFO Reports
2 Little Rock, AR 3 UFO Reports
3 Fayetteville, AR 3 UFO Reports
4 Ward, AR 2 UFO Reports
5 Littlerock, AR 2 UFO Reports

Arkansas UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 46 UFO sighting reports in Arkansas from 2021 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Arkansas UFO Sighting Reports in 2021

This is a sampling of 20 Arkansas 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).

Little Rock, AR

Full Report Text:

It was 9 to 12 Orange Balls moving southwest I’m a cross country truck driver these balls where moving slowly Southwest, I was driving a hazmat tanker so I couldn’t stop to photograph. They were in several groups the first was in a classic V formation the other were in groups of 3. They were flying under the cloud cover there were thunderstorms in the area that night.

I drove underneath them and could see them behind me in my rear view also.

12/10/21 10:45 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 5 minutes

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Marshall, AR

Full Report Text:

Is a craft with other aircraft trailing On the back porch, Is noticed a craft with multiple crwith multiple craft trailing it. Couldn't tell if it was a military aircraft or not. There is a picture included.

12/03/21 7:00 PM

UFO Shape: formation

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143 .

11/26/21 4:14 PM

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Little Rock, AR

Full Report Text:

Lights above clouds moving 4 white lights moving around, witnessed from North Little Rock to Little Rock heading towards Little Rock Arkansas capitol building, it was still moving through the sky after watching on the 15 minute ride home. Thought it was lights beaming up from a building until we saw them move over the river.

11/21/21 6:00 PM

UFO Shape: light

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Ward, AR

Full Report Text:

I was taking a picture of the moon because of the lunar eclipse. I didn't notice the object until I looked at my photo later.

11/19/21 12:30 PM

UFO Shape: unknown

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Ward, AR

Full Report Text:

While taking pictures because there was a lunar eclipse I snapped a photo that has an unusual object in it. I did not see it with my naked eye.

11/19/21 12:29 AM

UFO Shape: unknown

Lasted: Less than 1 second

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143 .

11/18/21 2:39 AM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143 .

11/11/21 8:30 AM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143 .

11/07/21 8:08 AM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143 .

10/30/21 4:36 AM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143.

10/15/21 5:18 AM

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Prim, AR

Full Report Text:

Witnessed 6 round crafts with 3 symmetrical lights on the bottom of each hover just above the cabin. Watching tv inside we heard what was thought to be thunder in the distance. I stepped out on the porch to listen and noticed the noise was constant and knew it wasn’t thunder thinking now it might be a low flying jet which was very odd.

There was a layer thin of clouds at this time so I couldn’t see anything. The noise resembling a jet engine continued, but began to fade so I went back inside. Just a couple of minutes later we noticed the noise again so I went back out to observe more and stepped off the porch and as I did 3 symmetrical lights appeared thru the clouds on what I could see then to be the bottom of a round shaped object.

2 to 3 seconds after the same appeared on another craft no more than 20 to 30 feet apart. In total there 6 of the objects all with lights that came on in succession from the first hovering no more than 100ft above the ground above the tree line. I yelled for my girlfriend to come quick and she observed 3 of the objects as they ! were heading skyward to the southeast which we watched until we couldn’t see them anymore.

Very bizarre and nothing like I’d ever seen before in my life! The rumbling from whatever propulsion they were using was so strong it was actually vibrating the cabin we were in almost like a low earthquake. I tried to take a video and my phone didn’t record but a second and stopped for some reason. Just a black picture basically with a time and date stamp is all I’ve got.

Same thing happened to my girlfriends phone. Did not record.

10/06/21 8:15 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 10 minutes

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143.

09/24/21 3:24 PM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143.

09/22/21 11:34 PM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143.

09/19/21 5:15 AM

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, AR

Full Report Text:

I was on my way home from work on September 14, 2021 and I was crossing the Bayou Bridge at Dover I was on the phone with my cousin and saw strange lights in the sky I was like what is that in the sky but I was meeting traffic so I said it must be a reflection. I drove on up the road where the road is straight and I saw a huge object just hovering in the sky and I said to her there's something in the sky so I kept going and it was out of sight. I continued home and talked to her until I lost cell service.

I turned off of Hwy. 164 onto my county road and I went down the hill and around a curve and I saw it in the sky again it was hovering just above the treeline at the bottom of the hill to my house. I was frightened and wasn't sure what to do.

I slowed down and was looking at it. It was large and had really bright Orangeish lights on it. It's really hard to describe what the lights looked like.

I reached down to get a phone and try to get a picture and then it just vanished. I couldn't hear any sounds coming from it at all. I proceeded on up to open the gate to my property and when I got out to unlock the gate I heard jets and helicopters like they were chasing the UFO.

I was terrified that night and got home and raced in the house I was too terrified to sleep much that night. I felt like the UFO had followed me was waiting but got scared away. I called my cousin and told her the whole story because I was so shaken.

09/14/21 8:15 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 20 minutes

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Littlerock, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 56.

09/04/21 10:31 AM

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143.

09/01/21 5:16 AM

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Berryville, AR

Full Report Text:

Cylinder moving in and out of clouds Northwest Arkansas I was sitting in Walmart parking lot eating some lunch and I was just taking a picture of the clouds they had a peculiar squareness to the sides of them didn't know that I caught something else in the photo until I got home and was cropping the photograph so I will send the original photo and then the zoomed-in cropped photo so you can see the craft because the original zoomed out photo you cannot see it at all.

08/28/21 3:28 PM

UFO Shape: cylinder

Lasted: 1 min

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Jonesboro, AR

Full Report Text:

MADAR Node 143.

08/28/21 5:06 AM

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Arkansas 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 6 reported sightings 13.04% of all reports
Unknown 3 reported sightings 6.52% of all reports
Other 3 reported sightings 6.52% of all reports
Triangle 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
Light 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
Formation 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
Cylinder 1 reported sightings 2.17% of all reports
Cigar 1 reported sightings 2.17% of all reports
Sphere 1 reported sightings 2.17% of all reports
Flash 1 reported sightings 2.17% of all reports

Arkansas 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
May 7 reported sightings 15.22% of all reports
November 7 reported sightings 15.22% of all reports
September 6 reported sightings 13.04% of all reports
August 6 reported sightings 13.04% of all reports
April 4 reported sightings 8.70% of all reports
January 4 reported sightings 8.70% of all reports
October 3 reported sightings 6.52% of all reports
February 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
March 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
July 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
December 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
June 1 reported sightings 2.17% of all reports

Arkansas 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
Sunday 12 reported sightings 26.09% of all reports
Friday 10 reported sightings 21.74% of all reports
Thursday 6 reported sightings 13.04% of all reports
Saturday 6 reported sightings 13.04% of all reports
Tuesday 4 reported sightings 8.70% of all reports
Wednesday 4 reported sightings 8.70% of all reports
Monday 4 reported sightings 8.70% of all reports

Arkansas 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
05/06/21 3 reported sightings 6.52% of all reports
08/28/21 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
11/19/21 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
05/30/21 2 reported sightings 4.35% of all reports
06/30/21 1 reported sightings 2.17% of all reports

Arkansas 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
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 14 reported sightings 30.43% of all reports
Night 20:00 - 23:59 12 reported sightings 26.09% of all reports
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 8 reported sightings 17.39% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 5 reported sightings 10.87% of all reports
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 4 reported sightings 8.70% of all reports
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 3 reported sightings 6.52% of all reports

All Arkansas Cities with reported UFO sightings in 2021

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

City Number of Reports View Reports
Jonesboro 23 UFO Reports Jonesboro UFO Sightings in 2021
Little Rock 3 UFO Reports Little Rock UFO Sightings in 2021
Fayetteville 3 UFO Reports Fayetteville UFO Sightings in 2021
Ward 2 UFO Reports Ward UFO Sightings in 2021
Littlerock 2 UFO Reports Littlerock UFO Sightings in 2021
Batesville and floral 1 UFO Reports Batesville and floral UFO Sightings in 2021
Marshall 1 UFO Reports Marshall UFO Sightings in 2021
Berryville 1 UFO Reports Berryville UFO Sightings in 2021
Hot Springs 1 UFO Reports Hot Springs UFO Sightings in 2021
Morrilton 1 UFO Reports Morrilton UFO Sightings in 2021
Clarksville 1 UFO Reports Clarksville UFO Sightings in 2021
Flippin 1 UFO Reports Flippin UFO Sightings in 2021
Bauxite 1 UFO Reports Bauxite UFO Sightings in 2021
Prim 1 UFO Reports Prim UFO Sightings in 2021
Camden 1 UFO Reports Camden UFO Sightings in 2021
Hampton 1 UFO Reports Hampton UFO Sightings in 2021
Springdale 1 UFO Reports Springdale UFO Sightings in 2021

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