Starlink Satellites - Please do not Report

NUFORC continues to receive a large volume of calls over its Hotline, and large numbers of written reports, about the “Starlink” satellite clusters.  If you see a line of lights in the sky similar to those shown at right it is probably Starlink, and not UFOs, so please do not report them.   

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Sightings of Venus - Please do not Report

Our Center receives many, many reports of Venus.   If you are seeing a very bright, intensely silver-white, stationary object near the horizon, it is likely Venus, and not a UFO.   The best way to see if the object you are seeing is Venus is to use an app like SkyView on your phone.   The web site The Sky Live also has an interactive Venus tracker where you can input your location and see where Venus is right now.   

Hoax and Joke Reports - Will be Ignored

If you are thinking of submitting a hoax or joke report, save yourself the time and trouble.  It will be ignored and immediately discarded.

Online Report Form

Our preferred method of taking reports is through our online report form.  To proceed to file your report, click the button below.


The Center’s hotline at  206-722-3000 is generally reserved for recent UFO reports.  However, brief queries may be submitted over the hotline number, and a member of our staff may be able to answer your question.  Information requests may also be sent via email to