3. High Point

Since the National UFO Research Center began keeping its database at nuforc.org, thousands of sightings in the state of North Carolina have been logged, more than 100 of them from the cites of the Triad. High Point ranks lowest on the list, with 26 of them originating from there. The Furniture City bears the distinction of having the most recent sighting — just last week, in fact, on May 24: 15 minutes of red lights in the sky. It was the second sighting of the year for High Point, the first, a teardrop of bright lights with red trails, coming on Feb. 15.

2. Winston-Salem

The Camel City has recorded 58 UFO sightings from within its city limits, the most recent in December 2013: an erratically moving bright orb with colors that shifted from white to blue-violet. “The blue shift seemed to affect my camera’s focus,” the reporter commented. The earliest Winston-Salem sighting, reported in 2005 with the comment, “I always thought this sighting should be on an official list, now, 60 yrs. [sic] later, it is.”

1. Greensboro

Greensboro rightfully claims the most UFO sightings, with the earliest reported from 1961, a silver, cigar-shaped craft that came out of the woods. Greensboro’s most recent UFO activity came in November 2014: “Witnessed three round craft lights around each craft, flight pattern at first slow almost stationary 5 minutes then left quickly.” It was one of three reported that fall.

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