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.
Blank Spots on the Map
Article on Trevor Paglen
US Government FOIA Requests
Report A UFO
The Script for this Episode (Creative Commons)
Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart
Post Production: Paul Carr
Episode 12 Music
BoxCat Games: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Box%20Cat%20Games
Alien Chronicler: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler
D J Spooky
Did you hear Marsha Barnhart’s recent appearance on Martin Willis’ Podcast UFO? Check it out!
We have renamed our “Podcast” page. It is now “Media Appearances,” where you will find links to API team media appearances. The API Case Files podcast will soon occupy the “Podcast” tab, but that will take a little longer.
We’ve revamped our investigator resource page to make it more useful. We’re going to continue to add resources and more descriptive information to help investigators find their way through the maze.
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.
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.
Remain Anonymous: yes
Field Investigation Requested: no
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.
Remain Anonymous: No
Field Investigation Requested: Yes
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
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.