From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 13:40:30 -0400 Fwd Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 16:18:12 -0400 Subject: Re: End Of Year Bias In Sightings? - Maccabee >From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 02:42:50 -0700 >Subject: End Of Year Bias In Sightings? >I just added another page to my *U* Database website. >http://www.larryhatch.net/MONTHCNT.html >Its none too spectacular, just a bar chart of monthly sightings >counts for all-time, combined. Its fast loading, please take a >look at least. >What's interesting is the distribution of sightings over the >seasons. Sightings counts range from about 1100-1200 for the >first 6 months of the year, right up to June (1206)... then >Blammo! >July skyrockets to almost 2200, and it tapers off after that >until December which is about 1100 again. >Out of 18,200 sightings total in the database, this has to be >statistically significant, but I don't see any special reason >for it. >I could posit a smoothly increasing curve as we approach the >warmer months, longer days etc., with people outdoors a lot >more. But, no. Its almost as if people are saving up their >fireworks for July and have some left over thru November. >Any ideas? Has anyone else noticed this? Interesting. What happens if you do the same graph but separate the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? Is there a Southern Hemisphere bump in the December-January time frame?
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