Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century


Antonio Paris recently published Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century. In his opinion, Antonio believes evidence of extraterrestrial life remains elusive as ever. The lack of physical and scientific proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, has pushed UFOs to be regarded along with Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the chupacabra, and leprechauns: subjects nestled together in the occult section of your local bookstore or library. This unfortunate occurrence, according to Antonio, is a direct result of a once-worthy subject that was hijacked by a convergence of armchair UFO investigators, conspiracy theorists, hoaxers, and people publishing cheesy photos and videos of alleged extraterrestrials or flying saucers. In hopes of reviving Ufology, therefore, Antonio founded the Aerial Phenomenon Investigations Team to investigate UFO phenomena from a nuts and bolts perspective. His book, in its strictest sense, provides the reader insight into API’s UFO investigative process, synopses of 50 UFO investigations completed by API, an analysis of UFO phenomena, and his vision for reviving Ufology. The book, moreover, provides future investigators a guide on the tools and processes needed to conduct a proper investigation into the phenomena.

Book will be available on Amazon on August 1st, 2013.

Aerial Phenomena set to speak at the National Capital Area Skeptics


On September 21st, 2013 Antonio Paris from Aerial Phenomena will meet with an army of skeptics from the DC Metro area. His presentation will focus on API’s investigative process as it applies to UFO investigations, specifically, the recent investigation into an alleged UFO crash site in New Mexico.

The National Capital Area Skeptics, commonly referred to as NCAS, is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, educational and scientific membership organization that promotes critical thinking and scientific understanding. It was founded in 1987 in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. According to their website, NCAS are advocates for science and reason, actively promoting the scientific method, rational inquiry, and education.

This is a free event. For more information and directions visit NCAS.

API Team on TV show Unsealed: Alien Files


For decades, UFO experts and abductees have reported the strange appearance of ominous investigators appearing out of nowhere after alleged UFO sightings. These frightening authority figures have been dubbed the Men in Black. Aerial Phenomena recently appeared on Unsealed: Alien Files, to provide our opinion on the Men and Black and recent UFO cases involving alleged Men in Black. Check your local TV listings at Unsealed.

13-070-AN1 (Fort Collins, CO)


Synopsis: The witness of this investigation saw and took a photo of a strange black object in the sky. According to the witness, the object appeared like a balloon.

Evidence Submitted: Photo

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings: API identified the object as a man-made “solar hot air balloon”. These mini hot air balloons are made from trash bags and heated by the sun. Once airborne, the object will float with the wind until sunset or sunlight is obscured by clouds. These objects, moreover, can travel a long distance and are often reported as “black UFOs.”

Object Details: Man-made object.

13-066-AN1 (Arizona City, AZ)


Synopsis: On 10 Jan 13, at 0800, witness was driving near Arizona City, AZ when he noticed a strange object in the horizon. The witness then used a camera to take a photo of an object that appeared in the shape of a classic “flying saucer”.

Evidence Submitted: Photo

Initial Action: Case opened as an AN1.

Investigation and Findings:  Investigation complete. There was no indication on anything in this case but a perfect example of a lenticular cloud formation. There were no other objects or odd cloud sightings reported by UFO reporting databases from others in that area during that time frame. The “metallic” appearance mentioned by the WITNESS actually appears to just be the sun glinting off the cloud prominently. With no other evidence to the contrary, Investigator is confident closing this case as “Solved: Identified as classic lenticular cloud formation.”

Object Details: A lenticular cloud.