The Empty Quarter of the SeaThe complete absence of UFO reports here is puzzling. A vast ocean area West of South America registers no UFO sightings in this database. Marine traffic in the SE Pacific is relatively low, but there are still important air and sea lanes between Asia and South America.
This most vacant place on *U* global maps lies about 6,000 miles directly South of the busiest area, the contiguous 48 states of the USA.
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) lies at the center of this region. In contrast, New Zealand at the extreme lower left is white with sightings.
The brighter white spot to left of center shows 4 sightings in Tahiti between 1973 and 1975. Green arrows at bottom (105W x 59S) indicate an odd undersea sponge photographed by USNS Survey ship Eltanin in 1964.