What is a Report of Investigation?

What is a Report of Investigation?

The ROI is a document that is meant to provide information on a certain UFO sighting that is not easily obtained. It is meant to present the reader with a wealth of easily understood information and usually contains an interview or two on the subject. In order to write a successful ROI, one must conduct substantial amount of research and provide the reader with a wealth of information so that he or she can make an informed choice of what transpired.

Here is an example of an ROI for case: 13-093-1

Do all investigations warrant an ROI?

No. Most UFO reports submitted to API do not warrant a full-field investigation. A synopsis of each report, however, is provide in the Case Files page.

Why aren’t ROIs stored on the API website?

In an effort to save space on the server, we do not publish ROIs on the API website. On occasion, however, we will publish the ROI so that UFO community can analyze the report.

Are ROIs provided upon request?

Yes! All ROIs, when the investigation is complete, are available upon request. We note, however, that witness information is not provided.

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