13-022-AN1 (Baltimore, MD)

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Synopsis: On April 6th, 2013, the witness of this investigation used a camera to take a photo of unknown objects hovering over Baltimore, MD.

Evidence Submitted: Original photo.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  This investigation is closed.

Object Details: Investigator, two API colleagues and the NOAA official are in agreement that the object videotaped by the witness is most probably a high altitude ham balloon launch.

13-019-FB1 (Market Harborough, UK)

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Synopsis: On 11 Sep 2010, at 2000 hours, the witness of this investigation saw a silent boomerang UFO fly over her home. Witness described the UFO as flying very low (just above the tree line) and made no noise.

Evidence Submitted: Original sketch.

Initial Action: Case opened as an FB1.

Investigation and Findings:  This investigation is still closed as unidentified.

Object Details: Case was closed due to lackluster witness cooperation.

13-016-AN1 (Germantown MD)

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Synopsis: On 20 Jan 13, the witness of this investigation was driving and noticed a large object in the sky. The witness stopped the vehicle and took a photo of the object. On March 8th, while reviewing the photo, the witness noticed a “dark line” that seemed to rip through the sky. The witness thought it was something on the vehicle’s windshield – but upon further inspected noted it was not.

Evidence Submitted: Original photo.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  This investigation is closed.

Object Details: All indication point to the WITNESS having observed and photographed an upper atmospheric disturbance known as “shear instability” in the midst of forming.  Researcher contacted a local expert and educator, Dr. James Carton, Chair of the Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies at the University of MD who said in his e-mail reply of March 22, 2013: “Looks a bit like Shear Instability.”  Further internet research showed instances of similar looking upper air disturbances.  Although it cannot be stated with 100% certainty, all indications point to shear instability as the cause for the observed aerial phenomenon.

13-004-AN1 (Eldersburgh, MD)

Synopsis: On 11 Dec 2012, at 1625 hours, the witness of this investigation was taking photos of the sky with a Samsung SAMSUNG SGH-I747cell phone. Upon reviewing the photos, the witness claims to have taken a photo of a UFO.

Evidence Submitted: Original photo.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  Investigative efforts and multiple interviews failed to identify the object.

Object Details: Unidentified

13-001-AN1 (Santiago, Dominican Republic)

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Synopsis: On 02 Jan 2013, at 1438 hours, the witness of this investigation was taking photos of the sky with a Samsung Galaxy SIII cell phone. Upon reviewing the photos, the witness claims to have taken a photo of a UFO.

Evidence Submitted: Original photo.

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  Forensic analysis of the photo indicated the object is a lens flare.

Object Details: Identified as a lens flare.

12-100-AN1 (Queensbury, NY)

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Synopsis: On 03 Jan 99, at 1900 hours, the witness of this investigation saw a UFO hovering over the mountains near his home. According to the witness, the UFO was a “saucer that evaporated”.

Evidence Submitted: Video

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  During the interview, the witness claimed to have seen the UFO hovering just above Lockhart Mountain. A fusion of weather, terrain, and astronomical data, to include witness interview, highly suggest the object observed by the witness was the planet Venus. The camcorder used by the witness would have likely forced the camera’s optics to focus in and out – giving it the illusion that the object was glowing and morphing. Additionally, the shifting of colors is likely due to atmospheric scintillation.

Object Details: Venus

12-098-FB1 (Bronx, NY)

Synopsis: 11 Dec 12, Details regarding this investigation are pending. According to the witness, she recently saw a triangular-shaped UFO over the Bronx, NY.

Evidence Submitted: Sketch provided to investigators

Initial Action: Case opened as an FB1.

Investigation and Findings:  Case closed due to lackluster witness cooperation.

Object Details: Unidentified

12-097-FBI (Gaithersburg, MD)

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Synopsis: On 04 Dec 2012, at 1930 hours, the witness of this investigation was traveling east on Warfield Road between Germantown and Olney and saw three strange red lights. The witness stopped his vehicle, stepped out, and saw a large black triangle moving 15mph from east to west. According to the witness, the UFO was 150 feet wide, was made of what appeared as metallic, and was silent. The rear of the object had white and green lights.

Evidence Submitted: Sketch provided to investigators

Initial Action: Case opened as an FB1.

Investigation and Findings:  All investigative efforts were exhausted and the case was closed as unresolved. Investigator Note: Research regarding reports of black triangle UFOs dating back to 1980 were completed as part of this investigation. It is important to note that there were thousands of reports regarding allege black triangle UFOs. However, none of these reports, including the sketches and photos, were similar to what the witness observed.

Object Details: Unidentified

12-095-AN1 (Clitheroe, Lancashire, England )

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Synopsis: The witness of the investigation contacted API and claimed to have a photo of a strange object.

Evidence Submitted: Photo from a Nokia cellphone camera.

Initial Action: This UFO case was opened as an AN1, an anomaly that left no lasting physical effects, such as lights in the sky and similar phenomena.

Investigation and Findings:  Photo analysis was inconclusive and exact date/time photo was taken could not be determine. Case was closed as unidentified.

Object Details: Unidentified.

12-093-AN1 (Bowie, MD)

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Synopsis: The witness of the investigation contacted API and claimed to have several photos of strange objects.

Evidence Submitted: Over 10 photos.

Initial Action: This UFO case was opened as an AN1, an anomaly that left no lasting physical effects, such as lights in the sky and similar phenomena. Initial analysis indicates lens flares and pareidolia.

Investigation and Findings:  During the investigation, the investigators determined the objects in the photos were a combination of light artifacts and lens flares – combined with pareidolia. in an effort to determine if the objects were due to the camera, an experiment using the witness’s camera was planned. The witness, however, contacted API and claimed the photos were a national security threat and recommended we close the case.

Object Details: Case was closed and object identified as light artifacts.