What makes Gila Bend number one? Gila Bend is number one in UFO sightings per capita in both the United States and Canada making it the number one UFO hotspot in North America.
While the town boosts a population of only 2,000, numerous reports come in from both townsfolk as well as people passing through. Going through Gila Bend is one way to avoid driving through Phoenix when on the way to Tucson. It is scenic and a nice drive.
To say it is a UFO hotspot is an understatement!
Gila Bend, Arizona, a small southwestern town south of Phoenix, gets the award for the most UFO sightings in the USA and Canada as reported by the National UFO Reporting Center.
The median signting per 100,000 people is 100. Gila Bend outdoes itself with a median sighitng of 1,194 sightings per 100,000 population. Wow!
Another Arizona location that made the top ten list was Sedona with 668 UFO sightings per 100,000 people. Of course, Sedona is already famous for its vortexes and strange energy. We have seen UFOs in the Sedona area and travel there several times a year to recharge our batteries.
The Gila Bend Lodge’s iconic theme and decor was the brainchild of the former owner and a marketing gimmick for his restaurant and motel with locations in both Arizona and California. The California estalishment is long gone but the Gila Bend eatery and motel live on, no doubt fueled by the amazing amount of UFO sightings in the area. We have not seen any UFOs in Gila Bend ourselves but travel through there two to three times a year and always stop for a burger and the salad bar. We will definitely pay closer attention to the sky next time we go through!
Let us know, dear reader, if you have seen a UFO in or around Gila Bend. We would love to hear from you!