Last updated on June 1, 2024

Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1971

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

How many Oklahoma UFO sightings were there in 1971?

  • There was 1 officially reported UFO sighting in Oklahoma in 1971.
  • In 1971, Oklahoma ranked #32 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Oklahoma ranks #31 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1971, with an average of 0.04 reports per 100,000 residents.

Oklahoma Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1971

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Broken Bow, OK 1 UFO Reports

Oklahoma UFO Sightings Analysis

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

Oklahoma UFO Sighting Reports in 1971

This is a sampling of 20 Oklahoma 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).

Broken Bow, OK

Full Report Text:

Silent trapezoid (triangle with its head cut off). Oklahoma, 1971. One fairly clear evening (~8:45) at dusk, in the summer of 1971, my brother (11) and I (male, 13) visited our 3 friends [Female(14), female (12) and male (8)], who had relocated from the Houston area the previous summer.

We were outside Broken Bow, OK. We were west (~5 miles) and somewhat south of the city and in a very rural area. We were walking north to see their church at night -- an exciting/scary thing to do! The birds had stopped singing and the crickets had not yet started, so it was very quite.

I noticed that there were three lights toward Broken bow that were not blinking. I asked if they had any towers out there and they said they didn't know. And something was mentioned about their living in that particular location (on rural acreage in a mobile home) only since December (~7 months).

So we just kept walking toward the church. About a minute or so later, we looked up to see a very large opaque trapezoid (triangle with its head cut off) with three lights. It was moving very slowly toward the sun that had already set.

The narrow end of the trapezoid led and the wide end followed. It blocked out the atmospheric haze that was still aglow because the sun was not quite completely gone. It continued westward until it was obscured by the wooded area to the west of us.

The lights were as such, two in the front on each corner and one in the north corner only. I do not remember their colors. The amazing thing is that it made no noise.

There is no way to be certain of its size/height, although if I had to guess, since I thought the lights were towers, then it must not have been too high, assuming it maintained its height. If it was that height, I'd guess it to be about 1/3 the size of a football field. I was elated to hear about the one in Phoenix in the 1990's.

Although it was chevron-shaped, and had more lights, like ours, it was hovering, expansive and silent. I assume the aliens have changed their designs over the years; either out of boredom or out of necessity, scientific or economic - gotta keep up with the Joneses-Snergabloids. LOL.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD)).

06/14/71 8:45 PM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 3 minutes

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Oklahoma 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
Triangle 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Oklahoma 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

Oklahoma 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
Monday 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Oklahoma 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
06/14/71 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

Oklahoma 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
Night 20:00 - 23:59 1 reported sightings 100.00% of all reports

All Oklahoma Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1971

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

City Number of Reports View Reports
Broken Bow 1 UFO Reports Broken Bow UFO Sightings in 1971

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Oklahoma

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

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 9 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 52 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 51 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 34 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 95 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 67 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 45 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 52 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 45 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 77 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 95 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 81 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 96 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 56 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 36 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 41 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 57 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 41 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 35 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 45 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 33 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 48 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 29 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 51 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 35 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 24 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 17 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 7 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 10 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 10 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1995
1993 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1993
1992 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1992
1991 1 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1991
1990 4 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1990
1989 6 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 7 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 5 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1985
1983 1 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1983
1982 1 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1982
1981 7 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 6 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1980
1979 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1979
1978 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1978
1977 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 5 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1973
1972 3 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1972
1971 1 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1971
1970 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1970
1969 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 1969