About API

API in the field

API is a volunteer research organization for the scientific investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (also known as UAPs or UFOs), and public education on this, and related topics. For API, it’s not about either confirmation of true belief or dogmatic denial.

Like all good investigators, we have a skeptical bent, but we don’t set out to debunk or belittle. All witnesses are treated with respect. It’s all about investigating the phenomena appropriately, and following the evidence where it leads without jumping to conclusions. We’re willing to admit when we’re stumped, and we’re able to take down a bogus claim, when a thorough investigation reveals its falsehood. We also aim to educate the public, and to help witnesses understand the experiences they report to us.

We want to collaborate with like-minded groups to study these phenomena better, more openly, and more thoroughly than has been done before. We don’t have all the answers, and neither does anyone else. Instead, we think there is a lot of room for improvement in the questions we ask. That is why we investigate.

Interim Director and Chief Scientist: Paul Carr, paul.carr@aerial-phenomenon.org

Chief of Investigations: Marsha Barnhart, marsha.barnhart@aerial-phenomenon.org


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