Daily UFO Histogram 1973There were two UFO waves in 1973 really. A sharp October outbreak in the Eastern USA was followed by a smaller one in Western Europe in November.
From a monthly average of about 33 UFO sightings in the Database, we rise to 74 in September, 182 in October, 100 in November and 77 in December. The busiest days were 12, 13, 17 and 18 October, just days before the annual Orionids meteor shower.
Out of 703 listings worldwide, 383 were in N. America (330 in the USA alone), 224 in Europe, 31 in South America, 22 in Australia and 16 in Africa.