The New York Times reports that UFO UAP sightings nearly doubled in New York from 2019 to 2020 to a total of 300. The information comes from the National U.F.O. Reporting Center. Sightings are up nationally from more than 6,000 to more than 7,000.
UFO experts suggest that the increased sightings are the result of the coronavirus pandemic rather than an increase in UFO volume. The lockdown seems to have provided the opportunity for many to spend more time observing the sky. Not surprisingly, sightings were highest during the widespread lockdowns in March and April of 2020.