14-033-AN1 (Malibu, CA)

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Remain Anonymous: Yes

Field Investigation Requested: Yes

Date of Sighting: March 2, 2014

Time of Sighting: 6:00 pm

Duration of Event: 5 minutes

Location of UFO: Malibu, California  Point Dume State Beach

Shape of Object: Disk

UFO Report: I was taking pictures of the sunset and the unusual clouds. This looked like bright light shining through. I took 7 pictures between my cell phone and my digital camera. These details were only visible in 4. My husband was there also and there were 3 other people taking pictures.

Evidence Submitted: Photo

Disposition: Assigned

The New UFO Hunters by Jack Phillips

May 2013-7

According to the British UFO Research Association, Britain’s oldest UFO group, thefirst evidence of the existence of UFOs as we know them came at about 2.59pm on June 24, 1947. That’s when a Mr Kenneth Arnold, while flying his plane across Washington State, saw a diagonal chain of nine mirror-bright objects moving in a manner “a saucer would if you skipped it across the water.” It is believed that this description established the now well-known expression “flying saucer,” which has since spawned countless books, TV series, feature films, comic books, and hobbyist groups.

But since that sighting decades ago, UFO enthusiasts haven’t had the best reputation. Some groups are now trying to change that; they want to be taken seriously.

Aerial Phenomenon Investigations is run by founder and director Antonio Paris, a former US Army Counterintelligence Officer and Department of Defence Counterintelligence Special Agent. Based in Florida, his 13-strong team of UFO investigators have tried to shake off the negative connotations surrounding all things extra-terrestrial. He says that he was upset to learn that most local UFO clubs were inundated with claptrap, “such as conspiracies and pseudoscience, astral projection, hypnosis,” as well as cryptozoology like the Bigfoot and Mothman myths. “I realized most of Ufology was a joke!” he said.

In a bid to silence the skeptics, Paris looks to explore the UFO phenomenon in an analytical, scientific way. His group aims to bring ufology into the 21st century by being more CSI than X-Files. Unlike other UFO organisations, they have a strict investigation protocol that enables them to conduct what they call a “case triage” to ensure they only investigate the “good” reports.

“The wider public believes in extra-terrestrial life but sadly the term UFO has become synonymous with aliens,” Paris said. As a result, his group doesn’t investigate the typical “I saw a light in the sky” cases. He says that the “pseudoscience, claptrap, conspiracies, and hoaxes” that pass for ufology in some parts is down to “Hollywood, media sound bites, and conspiracy groups,” and that, to his annoyance, “Any mention of UFOs to the general public and their first thought is tinfoil hats.”

Paris tries to distance himself from that crowd. He’s a member of the Washington Academy of Sciences and a graduate of the S2 Institute’s Florida Private Investigator Course, as well as the author of two books: Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century; and Space Science: Challenges for the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis of UFO Phenomena, and  the director and producer for the documentary Area 51: A History of this Reclusive Base.

But how do you investigate UFOs? He said that most organizations investigate anything, whereas API has particularly stringent standards. “To open an investigation, a report submitted to API must meet four of these five criteria,” he explained.

1. UFO sighting must have occurred less than a year ago

2. Must have multiple witnesses

3. Must be a daytime sighting

4. Must have photo, video, or other physical proof

5. Sighting did not occur near a military installation or defence contractor installation

Paris’s team includes “former Air Force pilots, NASA spacecraft engineers, NASA rocket propulsion engineers, reporters, former military intelligence officers, teachers, professional photographers, and a psychologist.” He adopts the use of a wide range of equipment and teams of highly experienced personnel coupled with a strict rule system to investigate reported sightings. He also leaves a digital trail wherever he goes, posting videos, reports, and case studies online.

The API have even produced a 50-page guide to help other would-be investigators through the process of interviewing witnesses, performing scene re-enactments, and conducting research on weather patterns and radar analysis. This how-to guide gives budding investigators DIY field training based on Paris’s belief in a “scientific approach” to ufology.

There are also groups in the UK that, like the API, are seeking to bring a little more credibility to ufology. After all, this interest in the unknown has captivated people around the world. The Birmingham UFO Group (BUFOG) claims to be one of the most active groups in the UK. It was established in 2007 and has been chaired by black sunglasses-clad lead investigator Dave Hodrien since 2008.

Over the years, BUFOG has investigated UFO sightings across the country, from strange lights in the sky to “fast moving objects in the air.” These are also referred to as “contact cases” by the ufology industry, and Hodrien has conducted investigations on behalf of other groups that don’t have the scientific know-how he claims to possess. “Ufology attracts dis-information from the press and media, and often receives ridicule from the general public,” Hodrien said—which, according to him, means witnesses often keep quiet and makes investigating more difficult.

Across the board, it’s clear that Paris’s criterion number four—filmed proof—is increasingly important. Mark Bayley, who runs the Southend UFO Group in the UK, said that “the advent of camera phones and camcorder technology has meant a massive upsurge in filmed evidence.” He claimed that some of the objects he’s witnessed through his own investigations on video “seem to be under intelligent control.”

Original article at Motherboard

 

Space Science Released!

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The scientific investigation into UFO phenomena has been derailed by 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 book, 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 will provide the UFO enthusiast a better understanding of how space functions; and more importantly, a wealth of scientific facts designed to challenge the UFO community into shaping better arguments for the extraterrestrial hypothesis of UFO phenomena.

Book is available on API’s Store or Amazon

 

14-031-MA4 (New Malden, UK)

Remain Anonymous: yes

Date of Sighting: 25+

Time of Sighting: early hrs of morning, 4am ish

Duration of Event: good 20 mins. i am telling the truth

Location of UFO: uk, new malden, surrey

Shape of Object: Other (Explain Below)

UFO Report: I was wide awake sitting looking out of the window, i used to live next to a bypass, so my windows were shut so i couldnt hear anything, it was summer months as it was light anyway i could see what i thought was a plane but because it didnt move i watched it, i then thought maybe a helicopter. I watched it because i thought if it was a helicopter it must of been doing something that i may read about in the paper or see on local news, It didnt move for 15 mins +, this is why i know it was involved in doing something important, it didnt get brighter or more dull so watever it was i could see wasnt moving when it did move it moved slowly to the left then stopped for a few seconds and then zoomed not flew zoomed so quickly to the right and flew out of sight, ive never seen anything in the sky move that quickly and because it moved one direction then changed to the opposite direction that quickly it could never ever of been a helicopter, what ive told you is probably not important anymore as it was so long ago and i cant prove it but i swear i have told you the truth, its something ive never shouted about as people would think im lying or mad.

Evidence Submitted: None

Disposition: Pending interview with witness

14-030-AN1 (Greenbelt, MD)

Remain Anonymous: No

Field Investigation Requested: Yes

Date of Sighting: 03/12/2014

Time of Sighting: 9AM

Duration of Event: 1 minute or so

Location of UFO: outside Building 32, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

Shape of Object: Sphere

UFO Report: I was getting out of my car this morning at the office, and I heard a flock of geese coming over. I look up to find the geese, and I spy two roundish objects heading in a different direction. From my vantage point, they looked like they were over the treeline across the road, but they were probably much farther than that, and they appeared to be lower than the geese or the plane that was coming over. Plane and geese were moving in distinctly different directions from the objects, and the only noises I heard were the plane and the geese. If the objects were making noise, they were too far away for me to hear. The objects were moving together, in a north by northwest direction. One appeared to be oscillating or tumbling, and they looked like they kept the same distance apart in the sky. They were not birds, and they were not planes. They were too far away to make out much detail or get a photo. My best guess is that they were two small clumps of balloons that got away from someone, but, like I said, I couldn’t make out much detail and figured better safe than sorry. At first I thought the objects were red (which would lend itself well to clumps of balloons), but as they got farther they looked more black.

Evidence Submitted: None

Disposition: Case assigned to investigator on 18 Mar 2014

14-027-AN1 (Venice Beach, CA)

Remain Anonymous: No

Field Investigation Requested: No

Date of Sighting: 08/15/08

Time of Sighting: 9pm

Duration of Event: 15 minutes

Location of UFO: 1811 ocean park blvd Venice Beach CA facing North towards Santa Monica Pier

Shape of Object: Boomerang, Diamond

UFO Report: I don’t remember the date or time , I just gave a rough estimate of both, here is the video:  https://vimeo.com/m/82779179

Evidence Submitted: Video

Disposition: Undetermined/Unexplained. There were two WITNESSES to this anomalous event.  Both agreed upon the salient facts: a small group of identical “plastic and not human looking” soldiers were observed at a small gas station/convenience store off Interstate 8 in California near the Mexican border.  After leaving the store, the soldier’s small convoy of
military trucks were followed by the WITNESSES and were subsequently observed to seemingly “disappear” into the side of a large hill/mountain parallel to the interstate on which the WITNESSES were driving.

14-026-MA1 (Over Mojave Desert)

Remain Anonymous: Yes

Field Investigation Requested: Yes

Date of Sighting: 17/01/2014

Time of Sighting: Between 2/3PM

Duration of Event: Around a minute or so…

Location of UFO: Vicinity of Mohave Desert

Shape of Object: Balloon

UFO Report: I was flying with my mother back to LAX, my mother never believed my accounts of UFOs since I can remember, and this time before we took the flight I knew I was going to see the UFO because, I never request window, we prefer both isles when the flights are full, but I chosen a window for me on this occasion.  When I saw the object I was happy my mother was next to me (I am 51) is not like I am a kid, but I was feeling full of joy that she was finally going to see what I always claimed I seen and no one in my family believes me.   So when I spot the object I showed it to her and she finally admitted it was an UFO, not only that, the big ball of light, (fire-like ball) splitter into three, two small moved one in the back and one in the front like if in custody of the bigger one that remained in the middle.  They were flying in formation over a set of mountains near what I think it could be the Mohave mountains, a little up North from our flight route.   They soon vanished like a minute after they hovered very slowly over the mountains top and at that very moment the captain announced that we were 150 miles from LAX.  The object was huge, a quarter coin-size on top of the tiny mountains, and the two small spheres a dime-size in comparison to the main UFO.  In the area of Pasadena, I had two more encounters in 2013 while driving towards L.A., and another time while I was returning from L.A. towards Rialto, CA.

Evidence Submitted: None

Case Disposition: Pending

12-025-AN1 (Las Vegas, NM)

Remain Anonymous: No

Field Investigation Requested: Yes

Date of Sighting: 12/2/2013

Time of Sighting: 1pm

Duration of Event: 20/30mins

Location of UFO: Southwest lab Vegas Nevada

Shape of Object: Other (Explain Below)

UFO Report: Walk my bby girl on dec 2nd ’13 I notice a strange looking cloud in sky near my home as I got closer I started to hear sum whistling noises I looked at cloud/smoke an in front of it I seen sumthing spinning fast so I got alil startled an hurried my girls to house bout 5 houses dwn as I got thr an turned around it was still there so I gathered myself an walked tha block again as I got to tha corner I could still see that it was there so I got my camera ready when I got closer to it it was still doing same thing so I snapped a pix once I began to snapp pix I notice there wr sum figured moving an this cloud began to move away wispting an I was shocked to see this happening because my bby girls watched it to even as i vidoetaped it you can clearly see the couds disappearing an reappearing in same spot you can see the skull ship shape in smoke as it flies away, stunned an shocked I went home sat down an started looking at pix at first I dnt see nothing but as I looked closer I could not believe my eyes I could make out a face sum eyes a cat face, pyramid with a symble on top an eye that appears on top of pyramid on bak of dalla bill an also a portal with a planet inside wr this cloud was gyro spinning Turing green&reddish color my video is 1mins long the figures inside look like he had sumthing in his hand an the others looked at me take pix as well every over 100+ ppl I showed all say an see the same thing ill send you pix of this skull ship.

Evidence Submitted: None

Case Disposition: Information Only