522 New Reports Posted

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The NUFORC databank has been updated with the posting of 522 new reports, received via our Online Report Form since our last update on April 9th, 2023. 

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those individuals who have been kind enough to take the time to compose a detailed description of their sighting(s), and who go to the trouble of submitting those sighting reports, using our report form.  In our opinion, those people who document their sightings in that manner are the true heroes of ufology!

Peter Davenport, Director of NUFORC, will be out of town for the next several days to attend the 23rd annual UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, which has been sponsored by the Portland-based hotel and restaurant chain, McMenamins, Inc., since the first festival was held in May 2000.  The Festivals are friendly gatherings, and all of the speakers are experienced UFO investigators, who know well their respective subjects in the field of ufology.  For details about the festival, please see here:  https://ufofest.com/events/

We would be most grateful if people who believe they may have witnessed a UFO to refrain from calling the telephone Hotline during the next week, and instead submit a detailed description of the sighting event, using our Online Report Form.  Peter will monitor the Hotline during his absence from NUFORC headquarters, but his ability to return all but the most important calls may be limited for the next 5-7 days.  Thank you for our consideration!

Also, we are delighted to be able to share with visitors to our website the following article, written by Mr. Mitch Randall, (M.S., physics; M.S., E.E), et al:

SkyWatch: A Passive Multistatic Radar Network for the Measurement of Object Position and Velocity (worldscientific.com)

In brief, the author describes a prototype system he has built that allows the detection, and tracking, of a typical UFO out to a distance of approximately 150 kilometers (90 miles) and to an altitude of approximately 80 kilometers (49 miles).  If the described detection system functions as designed, it will be a “game changer” in the field of ufology!

Mitch will be making 2 presentations on his work at the Contact in the Desert conference in Indian Wells June 2-4. Christian Stepien, NUFORC’s CTO will also be in attendance at the event.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Donald Mcleod

    Any possibility of adding a Tic Tac shape in the Index of UFO shapes?

  2. Debbie

    I was sitting at the aide of the roas about 2 weeks ago during the day at the intersection of Southeast in Brewster NY and interstate 84 when I looked up and seen a round white object in the sky just sitting there.I zoomed in with my phone camera and got a good pic.I would like to send the picture .How do I do that

    1. Christian Stepien

      You can submit your photo by clicking the File a Report button on our website.

  3. kym

    interesting update
    some ai software i run indicates there is increasing ufo activity (i.e. not just people being more likely to report it) but at the same time the length of time people are waiting to make a report is increasing. Between 2006 and 2019 the data shows a typical binominal distro. I.e. the prob of making a report is about constant for each day between when it was seen and when the report was eventually turned in. After 2019 for some reason there seems to be signs if (unexpected!) INCREASING stigma and people becoming increasingly less likely to report anything. I’m a great one to complain. Living north of one of AUS 2 biggest airports I almost see daily lights in the sky if not small planes chasing lights in the sky (not sats). I have decided not to make any reports because there just would be too many of them and it would screw up anyone’s database. :}

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