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Re: End Of Year Bias In Sightings? - Hatch

From: Larry Hatch <larryhatch.nul>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 14:21:31 -0700
Fwd Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 07:47:25 -0400
Subject: Re: End Of Year Bias In Sightings? - Hatch

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 13:40:30 -0400
>Subject: Re: End Of Year Bias In Sightings?

>>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.



>>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?

Great idea Bruce!

This graph was for both hemispheres, N & S.:


When I get back from work in 12 hours, I will do exactly as you

Meanwhile, here are two daily histograms to consider:

Northern Hemisphere only - all years combined:


and Southern Hemisphere only - all years combined:


It looks for now like there is a small July peak in the Southern
Hemisphere as well, in their dead of winter, but data is
obviously spottier.


- Larry

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