UPDB

Unexplained Phenomena Database
Total Reports
336,665
Reports
Reports on Map
285,671
Geolocated
Files Attached to Reports
111,615
Images & Videos
Document Pages OCR Indexed
507,438
Pages
UPDB only contains reports that have been listed in a public UFO database. It does not contain any exclusive or classified data and does not vouch for the accuracy or truthfulness of any reports.

UFO Reports by Country

North America

🇺🇸 United States – 267,334 reports

Alabama • Alaska • Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • District of Columbia (Washington DC) • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • Nevada • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Utah • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming • American Samoa • Guam • Northern Mariana Islands • Puerto Rico • United States Minor Outlying Islands • Virgin Islands

🇧🇸 Bahamas – 69 reports

🇨🇺 Cuba – 69 reports

🇯🇲 Jamaica – 57 reports

🇧🇲 Bermuda – 43 reports

🇧🇿 Belize – 25 reports

🇦🇼 Aruba – 17 reports

🇬🇩 Grenada – 2 reports

🇦🇮 Anguilla – 1 reports

🇩🇲 Dominica – 1 reports

Asia

🇲🇻 Maldives – 7 reports

Europe

🇲🇹 Malta – 44 reports

🇲🇩 Moldova – 9 reports

🇦🇽 Åland – 8 reports

🇲🇨 Monaco – 4 reports

🇦🇩 Andorra – 2 reports

Africa

🇰🇪 Kenya – 47 reports

🇦🇴 Angola – 21 reports

🇳🇬 Nigeria – 17 reports

🇿🇲 Zambia – 14 reports

🇳🇦 Namibia – 13 reports

🇺🇬 Uganda – 10 reports

🇧🇼 Botswana – 8 reports

🇧🇮 Burundi – 5 reports

🇬🇭 Ghana – 5 reports

🇨🇲 Cameroon – 4 reports

🇹🇬 Togo – 4 reports

🇬🇦 Gabon – 3 reports

🇱🇷 Liberia – 3 reports

🇲🇱 Mali – 3 reports

🇩🇯 Djibouti – 2 reports

🇬🇲 Gambia – 2 reports

🇱🇸 Lesotho – 2 reports

🇲🇼 Malawi – 2 reports

🇳🇪 Niger – 2 reports

🇷🇼 Rwanda – 1 reports

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Goals
  • • Unify data from disparate databases, dead websites, spreadsheets and PDFs.
  • • Enable comparative scientific investigation of unexplained phenomena
  • • Preserve and honor the decades of research and data collection on this topic
  • • Develop tools for individuals with ongoing experiences
Sources
UPDB data comes from the following sources. Thank you to these organizations and their staff for helping to build an open and public record of unexplained phenomena.
NUFORC (145,194)
Scraped and parsed by Publius from nuforc.org.
MUFON (125,702)
Scraped and parsed by Publius from mufoncms.com.
UFODNA (38,269)
Scraped and parsed by Publius from Internet Archive mirror of ufodna.com.
BLUEBOOK (14,035)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
NICAP (5,839)
List imported from https://www.nicap.org/NSID/NSID_DBListingbyDate.pdf . Individual case details parsed from nicap.org mirror scraped by Publius.
UKTNA (2,837)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
CANADAGOV (1,511)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
NIDS (1,472)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
BRAZILGOV (696)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
SKINWALKER (585)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
PILOTS (481)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
BAASS (44)
Downloaded from phenomAInon on 2022-05-08, case details parsed by Publius.
Notes
  • • Locations & dates are parsed and converted into a common schema before being added to the database
  • • Locations are parsed into: city, district, country, water body, other
  • • Dates are always assumed to be in the local time of the report location and are stored without timezone
  • • Reports without dates, or with unparseable dates, are not included in the database
Software
GitHub
  • • updb-scrapers CLI scripts to crawl and download reports from sources
  • • updb-importers Script for reading downloaded/OCRed data, cleaning/parsing, then inserting into the database
  • • updb-app Vue SSR frontend for website
  • • updb-ocr Custom macOS app using Apple's ML-backed VisionKit for multi-language OCR of over 500,000 document pages. Processing took ~6 CPU-months on a 3.2 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon W (~3 weeks wall time).
Contact
  Publius Valerius Poplicola (died 503 BC)
Dedications
  • • Jacques Vallée
  • • George Knapp
  • • Garry Nolan
  • • Ross Coulthart