idaho

The states of Idaho and Montana get top billing in a New York Post article published today, and Bonners Ferry is named as well.

"Idaho may be known for its potatoes, but it now also has bragging rights for having the highest number of UFO sightings per capita in the nation during the first three months of 2020, according to reports," reporter Yaron Styeinbuch wrote. 

A website that researches satellite internet access for rural communities last week released a report based on state populations using data from the National UFO Reporting Center, which said that residents in the Gem State reported 164 UFO sightings during the past year and a half.

That's 9.18 sightings per 100,000 people.

Montana was a close second, with 9.17 sightings per capita, while New Hampshire, Maine and New Mexico — home to Roswell, renowned for an alleged UFO crash in 1947– rounded out the top five spots.

Texas reported the fewest per-capita UFO sightings — a mere 1.29 per 100,000 people, according to the report, which found that most sightings are later identified as drones, satellites or weather balloons.

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