There appears to be a UFO sighting corridor stretching from coast to coast in the United States, or at least that is the findings of one man who parsed the sightings data at MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) to reach his conclusion. As UFO Sightings Hotspot reported Oct. 15, states in the U. S. that straddle or sit alongside the geographic 37th parallel have recorded more sightings of UFOs than other states. It is a rather strange in that the corridor, or UFO highway, cuts directly across the U. S. nearly along its geographic center.
Former sheriff’s deputy Chuck Zukowski first noted the odd alignment of UFO sightings with the 37th parallel in 2012 while looking over MUFON sighting data. With the exception of the state of Virginia, California, and Utah, a 3,000-mile corridor — or “highway” — seemed to exist where there was more sightings than in other states. In fact, states along the 37th parallel represented seven of the top ten UFO reporting states in the country.
Zukowski, who has studied and reported on UFO and paranormal occurrences for 25 years, first stumbled on the strange coincidence while investigating some cattle mutilations and the odd occurrence of two earthquakes in Colorado and Virginia. According to Open Minds TV, he noted that both states were on the 37th parallel. He decided to call his sister, Debbie Zeigelmeyer, who happens to be the MUFON state director for Missouri (which also sits on the 37th parallel). She confirmed a large number of UFO sightings in Missouri as well as cattle mutilations.
From there, Zukowski pulled data from the MUFON’s national statistics and discovered that the higher incidence of UFO sightings corresponded with states along that particular geographic parallel. He dubbed it the “Paranormal Highway.”
Soon, Chuck Zukowski’s theory caught the attention — and the imagination — of more than just the average UFO enthusiast. He was contacted by and told his story to the cameras of the Science Channel’s “Unexplained Files.” The episode aired in August.
But is there really anything to the coincidence of heightened UFO sightings along the 37th parallel? Could be. Like the homing of a birds along geomagnetic lines or even something attractive in the nature of “ley lines,” which are said to connect important geographical points, the fact that UFOs tend to be seen more along the “highway” would seem to point to a possible confluence of attracting factors. Or perhaps just one — one that draws the UFOs to that particular parallel. Or, for the skeptic, it could be all be coincidental.
Is Chuck Zukowski on to something, or is his UFO (“paranormal”) highway simple wishful thinking? Is there some unseen or undiscovered UFO attractor along the 37th parallel drawing aliens in and causing the elevated number of UFO sightings across the nation?