Last updated on June 1, 2024

Oklahoma UFO Sightings in 2021

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

How many Oklahoma UFO sightings were there in 2021?

  • There were 34 officially reported UFO sightings in Oklahoma in 2021.
  • In 2021, Oklahoma ranked #32 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Oklahoma ranks #30 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 2021, with an average of 0.86 reports per 100,000 residents.

Oklahoma Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 2021

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Tulsa, OK 3 UFO Reports
2 Oklahoma City, OK 2 UFO Reports
3 Midwest City, OK 2 UFO Reports
4 Mustang, OK 2 UFO Reports
5 Edmond, OK 2 UFO Reports

Oklahoma UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 34 UFO sighting reports in Oklahoma from 2021 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Oklahoma UFO Sighting Reports in 2021

This is a sampling of 20 Oklahoma 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).

Tulsa, OK

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Orange oval, like a blowtorch the way it glowed. Lower than a plane, smaller than a helicopter. Slow moving.

Driving towards Utica and saw it fly over 15th St very slowly. Glowing orange oval, watched it until I had to turn right on Utica. Lost sight of it for 10 seconds could not relocate.

12/28/21 8:45 PM

UFO Shape: oval

Lasted: 45 seconds

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Tulsa, OK

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Up to 8 counted spheres that spin, they glowed. I recorded for 6 minutes but it did not come across in video, I've attached anyway in case you can do something with it for them to show up. They had no real group formation but appeared to drop closer to earth and then might move in a north westerly direction.

Some would leave our view as others would drop in closer. There was obviously more because as they moved about others would appear in different area of the sky in that area. There was a southwest airline airplane that passed under them and through them that might have some video of it.

As the closer objects spin there was some notice of an outer edge that would become visible. I will not character them as having lights, they were a large glowing light, very bright to have been in the daylight. I referenced them as changing shape but they were mostly round with an edge that was visible at times changing their appearance.

12/19/21 1:30 PM

UFO Shape: changing

Lasted: 10 minutes

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Sallisaw, OK

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circle with blinking lights. I was calling my cat to come inside when I saw a circle hovering by the pool up the road. It looked like it had smoke coming off of it but I was not sure it was cloudy that and this night but what I saw left me speechless.

12/11/21 11:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 10 seconds

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Stillwater, OK

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I walked outside of my front door to take trash out and immediately noticed an extremely bright light in the sky. After seeing the bright light in the sky I called my roommate out to watch the light with me. We both observed the light changing its direction of light almost as if the object was scanning different directions.

It was hovering in the same place in the sky and we watched an airplane pass in front of it while it floated. I then watched the object slide to the right and back to the left unlike any airplane or helicopter could. We both decided to go inside and come back out in 10 minutes to see if it was still there.

When we went back outside to check the object was gone.

12/09/21 6:30 PM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 10 minutes

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Tahlequah, OK

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I was in my car geting ready to help a friend change a tire while waiting in car I notice s white cigar shape object going across the sky I was like that don't look like no jet or plane so I took my phone and tried to film it best as I could I took screen shots of film and after filming I had to adjust in my car so I look at the sky again and it was gone.

10/30/21 4:30 PM

UFO Shape: cigar

Lasted: 2 minutes

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Owasso, OK

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Very dim but long range meteor-like object Friday Oct 29, 2021 appx 7:45pm to 8:15pm cdt with clear skies. I was sitting in my backyard in Owasso, OK, 15 miles NE of Tulsa. Owasso is a few miles to my SW and neighborhood lights make star watching less than perfect but it was a very good night considering.

Tulsa International Airport is about half way between Owasso and Tulsa, about nine miles away so I get lots of traffic in my skies. I also saw half-dozen satellites in the 30 minutes I was out. So I’ve seen lots of aircraft, large and small.

Lots of meteors and lots of satellites. I’ve never seen anything like this before. I saw something, barely perceptible, moving from near my zenith to the WSW.

I estimate it covered about 60-70 degrees in about 4 seconds. At first I thought it was a meteor (and it might have been) but it was just so dim. I’ve seen a lot of meteors from my backyard chair and I’ve never seen a meteor that dim move that far across the sky.

It seemed a little larger than the head of a meteor and seemed to glow a dim orange, like an ember. But it was so dim I was surprised I saw it at all. It never changed speed and it’s brightness never wavered.

It left no trail. I was surprised that it just kept going. It didn’t burn out as much as it disappeared into the glow of lights of downtown Owasso.

It was moving way too fast to be anything headed to or from the airport and it didn’t make any sound.

10/29/21 8:10 PM

UFO Shape: oval

Lasted: 4-5 seconds

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Norman, OK

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please see above sorry I would guess at 5,000 feet Going very fast. 300+ mph Absolutly no sound Shaped like a boomerang, pretty large. 100-150 feet wide.

50 feet diameter in the middle. not sure how thick it was first one was moving due South then turned and went off to the South East. Then about a minute later a second one came straight overhead and traveling from the North due South without any change.

It was very calm not even a breeze, not a cloud in the sky. The objects had the appearance of transparancy like a cloud, white in color.

10/20/21 8:10 PM

UFO Shape: other

Lasted: 5 minutes

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Midwest City, OK

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MADAR Node 172.

10/09/21 5:26 AM

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Union City, OK

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1 bright reddish/orange glimmering light west of Union City, OK I was in my back yard looking straight west. I saw a very bright light just above the horizon. I thought at first it was a plane considering we live in a fly zone and within 15 min of a large airport and 5 mins from a small airport.

I put my thumb over it and closed one eye thinking the light would move past my thumb, but that never happened. Then I thought we’ll maybe that’s Mars. We live out in the country away from city lights, so we can see a lot of stars and planets.

I tried to dismiss it but after a few minutes I started to realize that this was something that didn’t make sense to me. I couldn’t process what I was seeing. I knew it wasn’t a planet, star, or plane because there is an overcast tonight and I can only see clouds.

There was only 1 light and it glimmered… sometimes it was slight reddish/orange, then it would be a bright white that flickered. After what I think was 4-5 mins it instantly disappeared. I went inside to tell my wife shortly afterwards.

This happened to me 30-35 mins ago.

10/08/21 9:35 PM

UFO Shape: fireball

Lasted: 4-5 minutes

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SWOKC, OK

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Small sphere flew in curved pattern under small plane.accelerated until it faded out. At approximately 10:05pm I was looking at constellations through my binoculars and directly west I spotted a small plane heading east.

upon viewing the plane I noticed a small white light come from the NW and it swooped under the small plane and proceeded to accelerate faster in a southernly direction. It made a curved pattern while coming from the NW heading South SE.I lost sight of it as it faded out.

Night was clear no clouds. This is my 3rd report over the last 15 years of unknown anomalous objects flying in the sky near my home. We live close to an Will Rogers airport, this had to have been picked up on radar.

09/21/21 10:05 PM

UFO Shape: sphere

Lasted: 5 seconds

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Oklahoma City, OK

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Ufo over nw okc! Ufo 9/20/2021 6:13pm. I went outside facing east to answer a phone call. I saw a white crescent shaped ufo hovering slowly east/southeast.

Watched it get slowly further away for about 10-15 minutes. It had to have been higher than 30,000 feet.

09/20/21 6:13 PM

UFO Shape: changing

Lasted: 15 minutes

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Midwest City, OK

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MADAR Node 172.

09/15/21 5:56 AM

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Ada, OK

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2 witnesses in ada oklahoma see circular ufo I was outside shooting hoops, when 3 huge circular ufo's flew overhead, scareing both me and my friend. They dissapeared quickly, then came back as quickly as they left and hovered there for a few minutes before rocketing directly out of earths atmosphere. Later, I found huge scratches on my back and thighs.

08/14/21 2:35 AM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 5 min

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Paoli, OK

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Triangle lighted object that sat motionless and silent for a several minutes over rural, central Oklahoma My wife looked out our windows and saw lights hovering over our land at 11:30 in the evening. Our land is in a residential neighborhood in the middle of the country. Each house is on a few acres of land.

It is very dark and quiet in our neighborhood at night. My wife said to me “there is a drone is watching us”. She grabbed her phone and we went outside.

There was an object over our land behind our back yard that was about 500 feet – 600 feet or so above the ground and about 100 - 200 yards or so away from us. It was perfectly still with no movement for the entire time before it flew back west slightly upward towards the horizon. It kept a straight path until it disappeared.

It didn’t disappear suddenly but just got too far out of our line of sight. The entire time we did not hear it make any sound. It was very smooth – motionless and silent.

The object was the shape of a triangle and had three white lights at each point. It also had a red blinking light on occasion that emitted from the center of the craft. Our video from an iPhone is a bit blurry because the phone had trouble focusing as it is very dark in our neighborhood at night.

If you zoom in on the video in certain parts, it comes into focus and you can make out the 3 lights very well. Naturally it could be a commercial drone, a government drone such as a DEA drone since there are a lot of marijuana farms in our county and state, or something unidentified. It certainly didn’t seem like a drone in person and if it was a drone it was a state-of-the-art drone likely from a government department.

08/03/21 11:30 PM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 5 minutes

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Kenton, OK

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Equilateral triangle with a dim stationary light in each corner with the center being translucent, as stars were seen in the center I am a part time amateur astronomer/astrophotographer and full time roofing salesperson. I was staying at the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast in Kenton, OK, there doing astrophotography. The early part of the night was cloudy so I went to bed but woke up at 3am to check the skies.

Instead of taking the hour to set up my equipment, I decided to bring out my blanket and 2 pillows with my stabilizer binoculars and my PVS-14 3rd generation unfilmed white phos night vision scope, and do some stargazing. About 3:30, at the zenith using my night vision scope I saw an equilateral triangle craft above me at about an estimated 30,000 ft. The craft had 3 white stationary lights on each corner and the center was translucent.

I could see about 10 or 11, 10th magnitude stars in the center of the triangle which told me the craft was cloaked. The stars above or thru the craft were not blurred, as they looked normal. I attempted to try and locate the craft with my Canon 12x60 ! Stabilizer binoculars but could not, telling me the lights on the craft were too dim for the naked eyes to pick up.

There was no sound from the UFO craft but I could hear jet aircraft in the same area before the sighting and after.

07/10/21 3:30 AM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 40 seconds

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Oklahoma city, OK

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It flew right in front of me and disappeared I work 3rd shift and i stay up most nights when I'm off work. I was smoking a cigarette setting in my car with my window down when I looked up from my phone and saw a craft flying silently about 20 to 30 feet off ground and it was changing like molten metal and disappeared. I haven't reported it because I believed it had to be our governments because of the shape and how low it was flying.

I still believe it was made on earth cause of the shape, I now think it could be another country's cause it was flying low under the radar. And that has started to bother me.

07/10/21 12:59 AM

UFO Shape: other

Lasted: 5 to 10 seconds

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Okarche, OK

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Unusually shaped rotating object in a daytime sky Saw a distant object in the sky East of the walk I was on. There was a lot of glare on my screen, so it was hard to see what images I was getting. Didn't realize the object was rotating until I got back inside to view my video.

As far as I know, I didn't get probed or impregnated during my sighting. Kidding aside, I'm not sure if the variations of the object at the end of my video are from it changing shapes, or if it's from the different perspectives as it rotated. The sound on the video is from my footage.

It didn't appear to be making any sound. The object appeared to be too small to be floating by means of lighter than air gas, or heated air. My best guess would be that the object was about 10ft in width.

06/28/21 11:10 AM

UFO Shape: other

Lasted: viewed for 15 min

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Perry, OK

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Orange Ribbon of light in the night sky. Bright Orange horizontal light beam that appeared to wave and shimmer in the moonlight. Appeared to come out of the blackness of the night sky like a ribbon fluttering while moving very slowly.

It seemed to vanish slowly after a few minutes as the ribbon got shorter and disappeared into the blackness on the opposite side it had come from. Best comparison is it looked like a comet moving in slow motion.

05/28/21 10:10 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 3 minutes

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Bartlesville, OK

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On May 21st 2021,I observerd a black ufo hovering in the sky. I snapped some pictures and upon arriving home ,and reviewing the photos I realized there were a few of the objects but am unsure they are the same as the initial one I saw. The last photo appears to say the word cloud written in the sky.

05/21/21 12:00 AM

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Grove, OK

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It was like watching a hundred lights marching off to war, single file Lights following each other, nearly equidistant from each other, from west to east over Grand Lake. First saw 14 lights at 10k ft moving in a steady straight line. Ten minutes later there were many more in following a similar path all in line.

I couldn't see where the lights originated through the trees but they vanished over the lake to the east. They traveled like the speed of satellites in the night sky, but were much closer. Soundless.

My phone went to emergency only mode during the parade of lights and stayed in emergency mode for an hour after.

05/07/21 9:20 PM

UFO Shape: light

Lasted: 20 minutes

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Oklahoma 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
Light 7 reported sightings 20.59% of all reports
Other 4 reported sightings 11.76% of all reports
Oval 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Triangle 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Circle 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Cylinder 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Changing 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
Sphere 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
Cigar 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports
Formation 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports
Fireball 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports
Unknown 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports

Oklahoma 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
April 5 reported sightings 14.71% of all reports
October 5 reported sightings 14.71% of all reports
January 5 reported sightings 14.71% of all reports
December 4 reported sightings 11.76% of all reports
May 4 reported sightings 11.76% of all reports
September 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
July 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
August 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
February 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
June 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports
March 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports

Oklahoma 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
Saturday 9 reported sightings 26.47% of all reports
Wednesday 7 reported sightings 20.59% of all reports
Friday 6 reported sightings 17.65% of all reports
Sunday 4 reported sightings 11.76% of all reports
Tuesday 4 reported sightings 11.76% of all reports
Monday 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Thursday 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports

Oklahoma 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
04/10/21 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
04/07/21 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
02/24/21 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
07/10/21 2 reported sightings 5.88% of all reports
01/12/21 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports

Oklahoma 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
Night 20:00 - 23:59 18 reported sightings 52.94% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 5 reported sightings 14.71% of all reports
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 4 reported sightings 11.76% of all reports
Early morning 04:00 - 07:59 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Morning 08:00 - 11:59 3 reported sightings 8.82% of all reports
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 1 reported sightings 2.94% of all reports

All Oklahoma Cities with reported UFO sightings in 2021

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

City Number of Reports View Reports
Tulsa 3 UFO Reports Tulsa UFO Sightings in 2021
Oklahoma City 2 UFO Reports Oklahoma City UFO Sightings in 2021
Midwest City 2 UFO Reports Midwest City UFO Sightings in 2021
Mustang 2 UFO Reports Mustang UFO Sightings in 2021
Edmond 2 UFO Reports Edmond UFO Sightings in 2021
Owasso 1 UFO Reports Owasso UFO Sightings in 2021
Pryor 1 UFO Reports Pryor UFO Sightings in 2021
Bartlesville 1 UFO Reports Bartlesville UFO Sightings in 2021
Porter 1 UFO Reports Porter UFO Sightings in 2021
Colcord 1 UFO Reports Colcord UFO Sightings in 2021
SWOKC 1 UFO Reports SWOKC UFO Sightings in 2021
Muskogee 1 UFO Reports Muskogee UFO Sightings in 2021
Tahlequah 1 UFO Reports Tahlequah UFO Sightings in 2021
Maysville 1 UFO Reports Maysville UFO Sightings in 2021
Claremore 1 UFO Reports Claremore UFO Sightings in 2021
Ramona 1 UFO Reports Ramona UFO Sightings in 2021
Heavener 1 UFO Reports Heavener UFO Sightings in 2021
Stillwater 1 UFO Reports Stillwater UFO Sightings in 2021
Kenton 1 UFO Reports Kenton UFO Sightings in 2021
Sallisaw 1 UFO Reports Sallisaw UFO Sightings in 2021
Perry 1 UFO Reports Perry UFO Sightings in 2021
Okarche 1 UFO Reports Okarche UFO Sightings in 2021
Norman 1 UFO Reports Norman UFO Sightings in 2021
Grove 1 UFO Reports Grove UFO Sightings in 2021
Paoli 1 UFO Reports Paoli UFO Sightings in 2021
Union City 1 UFO Reports Union City UFO Sightings in 2021
Nicoma Park 1 UFO Reports Nicoma Park UFO Sightings in 2021
Ada 1 UFO Reports Ada UFO Sightings in 2021

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