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Alien Tripadvisor. UFO Data Reveals THE European Country With The Longest Alien Visits

An opportunity to see a UFO is rare, while most are so brief that you don’t have time to really take out your phone and snap a few pictures or video (unless of course you just happen to be holding your phone at a convenient part of the night sky…). Hence many UFO sightings start with, “You believe what I saw last night…”

To help with this very dilemma, experts at have analysed data from the National UFO Reporting Centre State Report Index, where locations of sightings, the duration and description are all recorded to work out an average timespan  for each European country.


With the CIA releasing thousands of archives that have brought extra-terrestrial life back into the lime-light, were eager to find out which European country has the longest duration of alien visits.

Countries With Longest Alien Visits

Europe has had nine-hundred and ninety-four UFO sightings, all lasting an average of twelve minutes. The most common type of UFO witnessed are unidentified flying discs.

If you are an UFO enthusiast, Monaco is likely to provide you with the longest sightings which last an average of forty-five minutes! Of the four confirmed sightings, the most prevalent type of UFOs in Monaco are flying discs.

Liechtenstein ranks second with UFO sightings lasting an average of thirty-nine minutes. Of the twelve confirmed instances, most witnesses claim to have seen a light formation moving in the sky.

Now, although not the longest, Ireland has the most alien visits with freaking 105 recorded UFO sightings but these are fleeting, and the emerald isle is  followed by France and Spain. Following behind in third and fourth position are Latvia and Ukraine, with sightings lasting an average of twenty-four minutes, and twenty-two minutes, respectively.

Countries With Shortest Alien Visits:

Rank Country Number of Sightings Average Duration of Sightings (Minutes) Most Common Type of UFO
1 San Marino 0 0 N/A
2 Georgia 2 0.15 Fireball
3 Luxembourg 3 1 Triangle Shaped
4 Andorra 1 1 Fireball
5 Montenegro 1 1 Dimond Shaped

According to San Marino is the country where UFOs spend the least amount of time with no confirmed sightings.  Following closely behind is Georgia with the average sighting lasting just fifteen seconds. Both of the two sightings have been unexplained ‘fireballs’ in the sky.

Luxembourg, Andorra and Montenegro rank joint third with witness sightings lasting an average of just one minute.

Countries With Most Alien Visits:

Rank Country Number of Sightings Average Duration of Sightings (Minutes) Most Prevalent Type of UFO
1 Ireland 105 13 Light
2 France 71 6 Light Formation
3 Spain 70 12 Dimond Shaped
4 Germany 54 11 Light Formation
5 Netherlands 51 18 Light Formation


So, to recap, Ireland stands as Europe’s UFO hotspot with one-hundred and five sightings lasting an average of thirteen minutes. Records are mainly of unexplainable bright lights – the second most prevalent type in Europe. These lights are described as being either red, white or blue.

France ranks second with seventy-one confirmed sightings. However, these only last an average of six minutes, less than half of Ireland’s. Much like Liechtenstein, most witnesses in France have recorded a light formation in the sky.

Spain follows closely with seventy recorded sightings, predominantly of  diamond shaped UFO’s. Sightings in Spain last an average of twelve minutes.

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