Maryland could be a UFO hotspot, as nearly 2,000 sightings of bizarre objects in the sky have been reported since the mid-1990s.

Residents of the eighth-smallest state have reported a ‘flat bottom black triangle’ with green lights, ‘a classic flying saucer,’ and an oval-shaped craft that ‘stayed stationary for about a minute and a half.’

Reports of the phenomenon have been collected in a database that shows that the first recorded sighting in Maryland dates back to May 15, 1946 — but wasn’t reported until June 2017.


More modern sightings, like the glowing ‘orbs’ witnessed above Ocean City this past April, now get reported to the database within a matter of days.

‘My daughter and I looked up and saw ‘four orbs’ moving in a circular motion, then come back to the middle, then spread back out,’ the witness from Ocean City, who works in the defense sector, wrote to the UFO database.

For decades, the official policy of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been that commercial pilots and other civilians should not bother reporting unexplained aerial phenomena (UAP) or craft (UFOs) to the federal agency.

Per the FAA’s ‘Aeronautical Information Manual,’ anyone who sees something strange in the sky should report their sightings to the volunteers at the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) instead.

‘If concern is expressed that life or property might be endangered,’ the FAA manual’s guidance on UFO sightings continues, ‘report the activity to the local law enforcement department.’

One White House official, former Clinton chief of staff and current Biden ‘clean energy’ czar John Podesta, likened the FAA’s official stance to ‘illogical directives’ and ‘discrimination.’

And, as of this summer, NASA’s UAP advisory panel now recommends that the civilian air agency should admit the public’s UFO and UAP sightings into its own Aviation Safety Reporting System.

But in the meantime, NUFORC’s director Peter Davenport said his group is getting inundated with fresh reports as scrutiny of the UFO issue reaches a fever pitch in the halls of Congress, inside the Pentagon and across the news media.

‘It’s heartening to me that so many people are coming forward now,’ Davenport told CBS News. ‘We’re getting significantly more reports than just six months or a year ago,’ he said.

‘There are UFO reports coming from probably most cities in the country.’ California is reported to have the most UFO sightings out of any state in the US, with more than 15,000 claims.