Wednesday, January 06, 2010


UFO Report Numbers Down in France, Too

A reply to my recent blog post about UFO report numbers being way down in Canada in 2009 sent me surfing to the GEIPAN website. (GEIPAN is the French equivalent of Ufology Research, receiving official and civilian UFO cases for investigation and study.)

Sure enough, 2009 UFO report numbers were about a quarter of that from the year before. In fact, 2007 and 2008 were significantly higher than the yearly norm, which makes the 10 or so cases in 2009 seem fewer than what you think they might be.

As of August 2009, there were only 5 UFO reports in France, compared with 44 in all of 2008 and 40 in 2007, but only 7 in 2006 and 13 in 2005.

If anything, the surge in 2008 for both Canada and France might be fuel for those who would link UFO report numbers with the stock market. It's been proposed before that UFO reports are inversely related to the economy. Stock market rises, UFO report numbers go down. Stock market plummets, UFO report numbers skyrocket.

Trouble is, the yearly fluctuations don't seem to work if you go back a decade or two. Maybe there are additional factors, but so far it's just an interesting coincidence.
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