UFODAP has already generated great interest in the anomalous aerial object investigation community. Inquiries from Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Canada and across the United States have already been made by on-site researchers located in “hot spot” areas. Here is a quick list of several potential sites the UFODAP team would like to see monitored with 24/7 video cameras and Multi-sensor data acquisition units (MSDAUs).
Oscura Peak is a steep, sharp mountain located at the extreme northern portion of the classified White Sands Missile Base—located just southeast of Socorro, NM. This is the location of many little-known sighting events including a sensational event that occurred on July 19, 1978. Oscura Peak is also the location of [Apache Chief] Victorio’s lost gold treasure said to be “100 tons” that was rumored to have been recovered by the military in 1977 when they entered tunnels that led deep into the peak. The July 1978 UFO event was witnessed and documented by team members of Ray Stanford’s Project Starlight group. They were able to obtain photographic, gravitational and magnetic data of objects that appeared to be in contact with military personnel operating large sequencing light panels located around the top of the peak. This is one of only two events where this variety and amount of data has ever been gathered by members of the public of a real-time UFO event.
Chestnut Ridge and right region around the Derry Township, in southwestern Pennsylvania is arguably one of the East Coast’s most active regions and ranks near the top of America’s most active regions. Dozens of creature sightings that include bigfoot and thunderbirds and a continual ebbing and flowing of top UFO sightings have been reported since pioneer times w/ documented waves occurring in the ‘60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and recently in the 21st Century. A Hollywood movie titled: Invasion of Chestnut Ridge was released in 2017 and Stan Gordon, who has investigated unexplained PA events for 60 years, is of the opinion that this area is one of our premier hot spot locales. With his impressive list of events from the area, it’s not hard to see why!
The Bridgewater Triangle refers to an area of about 200 square miles within southeastern Massachusetts in the United States,claimed to be a site of alleged paranormal phenomena, ranging from UFOs to poltergeists, orbs, balls of fire and other spectral phenomena, various bigfoot-like sightings, giant snakes and "thunderbirds." Bridgewater Triangle encompasses the towns of Abington, Rehoboth and Freetown at the points of the triangle, and Brockton, Whitman, East and West Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Middleboro, Dighton, Berkley, Raynham, Norton, Easton, Lakeville, Seekonk, and Tauntoninside the triangle.
Brown Mountain, North Carolina is the location of one of America’s most famous and oldest continuous localized unexplained light phenomenon. Usually spotted fairly close to the ground, the Brown Mountain “ghost” lights can be seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Highway 181 between Morganton, NC and Linville, NC. Additionally, good sightings of the Lights have been reported from the top of Table Rock, outside of Morganton, NC. One of the best vantage points, Wiseman's View, is about 4 miles from Linville Falls, NC. The best time of year to see them is reportedly September through early November. Light sightings go back at least until the early 20th century and an effort was made by the USGS to explain the away in 1922, with no success. The lights have been filmed and photographed numerous times.
The Estrella Mountains and nearby Rainbow Valley are located south and west of Phoenix. AZ and directly south of Luke Air Force Base and is the site of numerous UFO sighting events and the location of an alleged “portal” on a Rainbow Valley ranch. The owners of the ranch claimed to have endured numerous “alien” visitations and many unexplained paranormal-like events. The Estrella Mountains, just to the east of Rainbow Valley, are also the site of the famous string of lights seen and filmed above the mountains after the so-called “Phoenix Lights” sighting event. Although thought to be flares sent up by the Air Force as a diversion from the main event (that occurred about 45 minutes earlier) on the night of March 17, 1977, the mountains have a rich historical tradition of strange aerial phenomena and outbreaks of more traditional paranormal phenomena.
Besides the San Luis Valley, this region in Central Utah could very well be America’s most anomalous region. Location of the Ute Indian Reservation, actual documentation of many of the events said to occur here is hard to pin down because of Natives reluctance to engage with outsiders about their so-called “paranormal” activity. Just south of Ft. Duschane, UT is the notorious former Sherman Ranch, more popularity known as the “Skinwalker Ranch.” If reports of a wild variety of phenomenal activity are true, this locale may be the most paranormal location in North America, possible one of the most impressive in the world. However, the ranch may be simply the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The entire Uintah Basin (and the Uintah Mountains that border the northern side of the Basin) have a rich history of UFO activity that extends back into the late 1940s, with flap levels of activity in the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ’80 and ‘90s.
If you create a triangle between Mt. Adams, the Yakima Indian Reservation to the east and the town of Trout Lake WA, to the south, you have one of America's most active hot spot regions. Our own founder (along w/ investigator Saundra Marsh) filmed a craft that circled around them at low altitude one night back in 2005 and since the mid-90s, James Gilliland and guests at his ESETI Ranch in Trout Lake have been filming hundreds of craft as they've flown around the area.