API Case Files Episode 12 – Cylinders, Satellites and Stars, Oh My!

Released: 10 December 2017

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  • Kiwi UFO—A blazing cylinder over New Zealand.
  • Blank Spots on the Map “outs” spy satellites whose operations may trigger UFO reports.
  • API introduces a new team member, chats about some interesting cases, and discusses explanations for common misidentifications.

In Episode 12 of Case Files, API Director Paul Carr, Chief of Investigations Marsha Barnhart, and new Lead Investigator Savannah Dollison join in a Team Round Table discussion about some of their more recent cases.

Marsha spotlighted her investigation of an unidentified case that was set in New Zealand. She also discussed a book, Blank Spots on the Map, by Trevor Paglen—a book that contains a chapter identifying characteristics of Spy Satellites which researchers might find useful when investigating reports of anomalous lights in the night sky.

Links:

Blank Spots on the Map
Trevor Paglen
Article on Trevor Paglen
Sky Map

LiveATC.net

US Government FOIA Requests
US FAA

API Website
Report A UFO

The Script for this Episode (Creative Commons)

Credits:

Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart
Post Production:  Paul Carr
Episode 12 Music
DrastikMeazures:  https://soundcloud.com/draztikmeazures
BoxCat Games:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Box%20Cat%20Games
Alien Chronicler:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler
D J Spooky

 

API Case Files Episode 11 now out

In Episode 11, host and API Chief of Investigations Marsha Barnhart guides us through some recent cases and plays some excerpts from her recent conversation with Mark Rodeghier. Paul Carr chimes in with Unidentified Science, this time talking about some astronomical weirdness.

As always, the show notes and audio are available on the API Case Files blog. You can subscribe to API Case Files on iTunes, or wherever fine podcasts are aggregated.

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.