Whether you believe in UFOs from another world, or think the whole idea is a load, there's no denying that some states have a lot more sightings than others do.

The problem for us, as Illinoisans, is that our state has some of the lowest odds in the nation for a UFO sighting.

Casino.org, an independent provider of online casino reviews and information, found that states like Wyoming and Vermont offer the best odds of seeing a UFO, at 205 to 1 and 250 to 1, respectively, based off population data. There have been 2,854 and 2,493 sightings, in Wyoming and Vermont, respectively, since 1940.

In Illinois, your odds of seeing a UFO are 2,242 to 1. We've had 5,694 sightings here since 1940.

States with the lowest odds are Florida, Texas and New York at 3485 to 1, 3395 to 1 and 2584 to 1, respectively.

From Fox News:

California has seen the highest number of UFO sightings, at 23,419. Other states that have a high number of UFO sightings include Texas, at 8,334 sightings, New York at 7,641 sightings and Missouri, ironically nicknamed "The Show-Me State," at 7,467.

New Mexico, where 6,273 UFO sightings have been reported, is home to the famous Roswell incident. In 1947 a UFO purportedly crash landed, alien bodies were recovered and the U.S. government engaged in a cover-up, according to countless conspiracy theories.

Some of Casino.org's other UFO nuggets include:

  • Arizona is one of the states where you’re least likely to encounter a UFO, yet in recent news two pilots reported identifying a UFO flying over the state.
  • For those worried about alien abduction, Florida was found to have the lowest odds of encountering a UFO.
  • In total, there have been 259,691 UFO sightings in the U.S. over the past 78 years, and more than 40,000 Americans have taken out insurance against being abducted by aliens.

Check out Casino.org's full piece on UFOs and the odds of you spotting one by clicking here.