Ufology Today

In the past five years, I have identified an array of noteworthy concerns that I believe have derailed the study of Ufology. Regrettably, these problems have ruined the subject, degrading it to a point at which any discussion regarding UFOs is no longer taken seriously by society:

  • There is a lack of investigative data-sharing among UFO groups and investigators.
  • Most UFO conferences are a joke.
  • The Internet has become a focal point at which people create, store, and disseminate thousands of fake UFO photos and videos, conspiracy theories, and hoaxes.

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17-004-AN1 (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Remain Anonymous: yes

Field Investigation Requested: no

From: Anonymous

Date of Sighting: Monday, March 6th 2017

Time of Sighting: always at night

Duration of Event: always there

Location of UFO: Sioux Falls, SD

Shape of Object: Orb

UFO Report: It looks like a star in the sky but every couple minutes at night orange blueish ring goes around it but it only comes out at night and is always there

Case Disposition: Witness did not request an investigation.

17-001-CE1 (Redwood City, CA)

Remain Anonymous: No

Field Investigation Requested: Yes

From: S.

Date of Sighting: 12/21/2016

Time of Sighting: 8:34 pm

Duration of Event: 40 seconds

Location of UFO: Redwood City, CA  94061

Shape of Object: Fireball

UFO Report: I am what is commonly referred to as a “Contactee” and this sighting was pre-arranged.  Please excuse the expletive at end of video.  I was a bit irritated that They disappeared before I could get a close-up.  The video is very shaky, but the screen shots are cool. Also, I have an implant that can now be removed. (Previous attempts were thwarted.)  Can you hook me up with a reputable UFO research surgeon?  Thank you!

Case Disposition: In process

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17-006-AN1 (Dallas, GA)

Remain Anonymous: Yes

Field Investigation Requested: Yes

Date of Sighting: 2016

Time of Sighting: Late evening

Duration of Event: Approximately 10seconds

Location of UFO: Dallas,GA. Usa

Shape of Object: Cigar, Cylinder, Other (Explain Below)

UFO Report: Nothing Reported. 

Case Disposition: Closed.

17-003-CE1 (Anzio, Italy)

Remain Anonymous: no

Field Investigation Requested: yes

From: C.

Date of Sighting: 40  years  ago

Time of Sighting: night   time  clear  night

Duration of Event: th event  repeated  it  self  and  the  fall  out  lasted  year  from  demensional  warps  lasted  and  other  spiritual  things

Location of UFO: 1346  anzio  ccc 95531

Shape of Object: Other (Explain Below)

UFO Report: the  objects  were  golden  just  like  ezeikles  sighting   it  was  a  repeated  sighting  twice  in  one  night  it  went  in  a   rosinbridge  and  this  place  may  be  a  entrance  native  americans  used  during  ceromonys  for  thousands  of  years  and  its  connected  to  are  creator  jehova  the  native  anericans  are  connected  to  this  place  but  may  not  know  of  the  exzact  location  of  their  old  ceromonys  I  could  be  rong  but  my  research  of  the  sightings  and  the  bible  and  their  native  practices  points  to  them  worshiping  god  around  the  same  time  as  moses  was  reining  on  earth.

Case Disposition: No investigation opened. Case too old.

Four Years of UFO Investigations – What We Learned

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. — John Adams, 1770

Four Years of UFO Investigations – What We Learned: 

An unidentified flying object (UFO), in its strictest sense, is an unfamiliar anomaly in the sky that is not readily identifiable to the observer as any known object. Technically, “UFO” refers to something that cannot be identified; unfortunately, in contemporary popular culture, the term has become synonymous with extraterrestrial spacecraft. However, decades of investigations, research, and analysis from a cadre of UFO investigators, including the United States Air Force, have established that most UFO sightings are either hoaxes or misidentifications of man-made terrestrial objects and natural phenomena. 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, in my opinion, is a direct result of a once-worthy subject being hijacked by a convergence of armchair UFO investigators, conspiracy theorists, hoaxers, and people taking occasional cheesy photos of alleged extraterrestrials or flying saucers.

In early 2011, in an effort to revive and revolutionize Ufology, we decided to investigative UFO phenomena. First, to clean up Ufology, we needed to remove the extraterrestrial element from the equation and approach the phenomena from a nuts-and-bolts perspective.   Second, we needed to create a well-proven investigative process to make sense of the data. Therefore, we developed the Aerial Phenomena Investigations Guide. With our new vision regarding Ufology, we went on to create a new UFO research group made up of like-minded professionals. Our vision, which we knew would get initial pushback from mainstream Ufologists, was to recruit UFO enthusiasts willing to respectively set aside the extraterrestrial hypothesis and approach the phenomena from a nuts-and-bolts perspective.

In the middle of 2011, we began to attend dozens of UFO-related meetings and conferences throughout the United States, specifically in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., areas. As we expected, the premise behind most, if not all, of these UFO meetings and conferences were centered around the following:

  • Conspiracies about the alleged Roswell UFO crash.
  • Secret “world government” efforts to hide proof of extraterrestrial evidence from the public.
  • Occasional hearsay of a deathbed confession from a retired military or intelligence official claiming first-hand knowledge of extraterrestrials.
  • Setting aside all known laws of physics to argue for inter-dimensional portals that allow beings from other parts of the universe to travel to our planet at free will.

At none of these UFO meetings or conferences thus far, however, could people provide proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, to substantiate these claims. In the end, we came to realize most, if not all, of these stories were just folklore with an added touch of hysteria and pareidolia.

Today, four years later, the API mission has not changed. Our goals are to conduct a systematic search for facts in order to determine whether or not a UFO sighting or alleged alien abduction can be attributed to a man-made object, natural phenomena, or a hoax. Our team accomplishes this by conducting aggressive investigative research and analysis; then, we assimilate, evaluate, and interpret a variety of reports on aerial phenomena. Throughout every investigation, we consider information derived from all credible sources and integrate it into our analytical process. API sets a high standard to obtain and provide proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, that a UFO or an alien abduction is of extraterrestrial origin. After four years of conducting hundreds of thorough UFO investigations, we found no proof of extraterrestrial visitation. Nevertheless, the results of API’s investigations do not mean that extraterrestrial life does not exist or, for that matter, that extraterrestrial life has not visited our planet. We identified most of the UFOs as terrestrial objects, closing very few cases in the “unidentified” file.