MBS candidate Christian Pearson used web-based software to create a visual story telling map part of Quanbait, using data he collected from the UFO Reporting Centre, which has collected alleged sightings of UFOs since 1933.
Neon Nettle reports that some of these sightings occurred in the 1950’s and 1960’s, including sightings at military air force bases like Rendlesham Forest in the U.K. And others correspond to the CIA’s 1954-1974 Cold War era U-2 surveillance program that tested spy craft at the notorious Area 51 site in Nevada. There are more recent sightings that have been recorded also identified on the map.
According to Neon Nettle, Pearson says the map:
“was a fun way of conveying the point that beautiful data visualisation can provide deep insights. The general assumption that UFO sightings are mainly seen in rural areas away from the big cities, a myth that this map swipes away rather quickly. Pearson adds “The map clearly shows large clusters of reporting in urban areas.”