API to Host Another Virtual UFO Conference!

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Please note. This virtual conference is not intended to debunk the UFO phenomena. Rather, the intent is to bring together the UFO community to discuss fiction vs. facts regarding UFO phenomena.About the Conference: The scientific investigation into UFO phenomena has been derailed by new-age claptrap such as the alien agenda, disclosure petitions, and the alleged engineering of human-alien hybrids; and pseudoscience such as metaphysics and astroprojection. More importantly, it appears the UFO community is no longer concerned whether or not extraterrestrials can actually exist and are capable of interstellar or intergalactic travel. This Q&A, therefore, addresses what the UFO community conveniently fails to address: the astrophysical properties of alleged extraterrestrial star systems; the physiological aspects of interstellar travel; the speed of light and why it matters; and the limits of interstellar travel, to name a few. Collectively called “space science”, these topics during the Q&A will demonstrate how space functions; and more importantly, provide scientific facts designed to challenge the UFO community into shaping better arguments for the extraterrestrial hypothesis of UFO phenomena. Additional topics will include:

-UFO reporting numbers. Are they inflated?
-Science Fiction vs. Science Facts
-How Hollywood shaped the UFO culture
-Hunting for extrasolar planets
-Future interstellar travel concepts
-Kepler Mission updates
-and more

To RSVP click UFO Conference

Aerial Phenomena to Host First-Ever Google Live Forum!


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On August 3rd, 2014, the Aerial Phenomena Investigations Team will host the first-ever virtual UFO Q&A live via Google Hangouts!

We are inviting the UFO community to collaborate with us during this one-of-a-kind event! This Q&A, in short, will be an excellent opportunity for all of us to get together to talk about UFOs and other similar topics.  Goals of the Q&A:

  • Meet like-minded individuals interested in Ufology
  • Share investigative and research methodologies
  • Brief current UFO investigations of significance
  • Answer relevant questions from the UFO community, and
  • Coordinate a Global Skywatch for 2014

Don’t miss this opportunity! Click Here to RSVP

A Convergence of Paranoia, Lens Flares, and Pareidolia

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Overall, this year’s MUFON conferences in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia were well organized and better than expected. John Ventre, who is the MUFON State Director for Pennsylvania, invited a wide-range of speakers who managed to successfully entertained both ends of the UFO cult spectrum: believers to skeptics. In the end, there is not much I can report about the conferences other than they were well organized, and more importantly, they were not inundated with the new-age claptrap that have swamped most UFO conference for 2013 (i.e., pseudo-psychics, closed-room forums for abductees, and, or course, alleged TOP SECRET UFO programs leaked at deathbed confessions).

Nevertheless, during these conferences, I did notice several issues that continue to swamp Ufology: Paranoia, lens flares, and pareidolia:

Paranoia: Several of alleged “contactees and abductees” I spoke with claimed they were victims of US government surveillance, harassment, and illegal wiretapping. One alleged contactee claimed he was recently approached by a “black” branch of the National Security Agency in an effort to prepare him, the contactee, for the upcoming  gradual release of the top secret exchange program between Serpo, a planet of Zeta Reticuli, and extraterrestrials. Obviously, as former intelligence officer myself, I asked the contactee to elaborate more regarding this meeting with the NSA and he stressed that the NSA threatened him not to disclose the details about the  meeting because we, the population, “we not ready”. After spending over 20 years in the intelligence community, and working on several projects with the NSA myself, I am pretty certain that the NSA has no “black” branch focusing on extraterrestrial activities. The NSA, for the most part, has a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Security mission in support of national security. Additionally, I spoke with other alleged abductees who claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigation harassed them regarding their alien abductions and that the FBI recently “framed” them on various bogus indictments (non-ET related). Of course, neither of these “victims of US Government harassment” could provide proof to substantiate their claims.

MIB Image courtesy of redicecreations.com

MIB Image courtesy of redicecreations.com

Pareidolia and Lens Flares: Additionally, during both conferences, I was approached by at least 20 different attendees who claimed to have 100% physical proof of UFOs (I want to point out that yes the photos were nonetheless UFOs to each of these attendees). After careful examination, however, I concluded all of the photos were nothing more than a combination of lens flares, pareidolia and natural phenomena. It is in the best interest of upcoming UFO conferences, therefore, that a type of “photo analysis booth” is set up in an effort to review photos of alleged UFOs and, more importantly, to educate the attendees regarding their photos.

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Episode 1 of API Case Files to Air

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“API Case Files” is a new podcast about the scientific investigation of unidentified aerial phenomena (also known as UAPs or UFOs). This podcast is about educating the public about UFOs and sharing API’s efforts to investigate and study the phenomena.

For our first episode, we are seeking your questions regarding Aerial Phenomena and UFOs. We have allowed comments for this post (below) for you to submit your name, location, and your relevant question. The top 3-5 questions, to include your name, will be aired. It is imperative, therefore, that your questions are on-topic and refrain from conspiracies and pseudoscience.

API Case Files will air 10 Dec 2013.

Aerial Phenomena set to chat with MindCemetery

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API is set to go live with Mind Cemetery on 02 Dec 2013, 9pm EST. For details visit: Mind Cemetery

About Mind Cemetery: Chip rages on all issues paranormal, conspiracy, and oddity. Sometimes funny, sometimes informative, sometimes horrifying! Topics include: UFOs, conspiracies, government conspiracy, paranormal, ghosts, web bots, remote viewing, MUFON, psychics, spirits, demons, vampires, zombies, survival, and so much more that hasn’t even come up yet!

UFO Awareness Programs: Shaping the future of Ufology

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There are no doubts that the topic of Ufology has been inundated with garbage. Most, if not all, UFO groups, meetings, and gatherings are centered on conspiracy theories, crypto-zoology, and pseudo-psychics – topics that have no purpose in a Ufology setting. Unfortunately, moreover, even Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, Mothman, and inter-dimensional beings have found their way into the cult.

In hopes of re-calibrating Ufology back to a serious topic, UFO Awareness Lectures have been a core program of the Aerial Phenomenon Investigations Team. It appears, thankfully, that our UFO lecture is becoming a popular topic at many colleges and universities in the Washington, DC metro area.

For the fourth time this year, Antonio Paris has been invited to be a Guest Professor to provide college students a lecture on UFOs. On November 15th 2013, Antonio will visit astronomy students at the Anne Arundel Community College in Annapolis, MD to talk about UFOs and his vision for Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century. Topics will include misconceptions about UFOs and the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe.