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Re: End Of Year Bias In Sightings? - Maccabee

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.


>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

>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?


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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