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 10 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. :}

  4. Tom

    I tried looking up any old reports and did not see any. I assume we cannot report UAP from the 60s? I’d like to make a report from 1968, my family was stationed at Fort Knox. Our house was off base though. I couldn’t find any report on this incident but the next day it was all over the radio and TV and 100s if not 1000s of people saw the craft it was huge. I’m trying to make a detailed report or find others who witnessed this also.

    1. Christian Stepien

      Hi Tom, We encourage you to file your report, as we accept sighting reports from any time period. The best way to look for any corroborating sightings would be to scroll through the report listing for Kentucky to find reports of sighting in that state from 1968. There are 7 of them currently in our database.

  5. Gustavo Cosolito

    Buenas noches: me intereso en el tema UFO desde hace 50 años. Estudiando kábbalah leí información muy sugerente sobre el asunto de la merkavá, o carro divino de fuego, la cual vendría a ser como una especie de tromba giratoria de alta energía a la que llegan a vibrar seres muy avanzados espiritualmente. El caso más paradigmático sería el de Jesús. Antes, Elías o el carro de Ezequiel. La cuestión es que el misticismo judío se ocupa de esto -aunque veladamente- y refieren que el aspecto de estos seres vibrando a gran velocidad es precisamente el de un disco de materia aparentemente sutil o plasmática, brillante, sin contornos definidos pero muy brillantes y en forma de disco o esfera. Quisiera saber especialmente si ninguna autoridad del judaísmo autorizada les ha hablado de este tema. Saludos desde Argentina

    Translation: Good evening, I have been interested in the UFO topic for 50 years. While studying Kabbalah, I read some very suggestive information about the subject of the merkavah, or divine chariot of fire, which would be something like a high-energy, rotating vortex that highly spiritually advanced beings are said to reach. The most paradigmatic case would be that of Jesus, and earlier, Elijah or the chariot of Ezekiel. The thing is that Jewish mysticism deals with this – although veiled – and they refer to the appearance of these beings vibrating at high speed as exactly that of a disc of apparently subtle or plasmatic material, bright, with undefined contours but very bright and in the form of a disc or sphere. I would especially like to know if any authoritative figure in Judaism has spoken about this topic. Greetings from Argentina.

  6. Jennifer

    I would like to add an update to my post that is listed at 4/29/23 in PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ.

    I have 100% debunked the lights as being flaring Starlink satellites. They are not UFOs. They are satellites flaring in a specific area of the sky at the same time each night for a couple of hours until the rotation of the Earth takes me out of the viewing window because the sunlight is no longer hitting the satellites in the area where I can see them. I first noticed them in the spring and it is now summer and I am still seeing them every night but the viewing area has shifted higher in the sky and the satellites are dimmer and harder to see. I expect next spring I will be able to see them brightly again. I always see them in the north between the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia constellations.

    This video explains it better than I can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea8BCl2yVU0

    From what I have read the satellites that I am seeing from my backyard in central AZ are over northern Canada, 2000 miles away. Amazing.

    Also, I submitted several videos of the flaring satellites with my report but they were not posted. What happened to them?

    1. Christian Stepien

      Thanks for the clarification on your report. We receive lots of reports of misidentified Starlink satellites, and are beginning to mark them in the database and on the postings themselves. I myself have seen them and they are quite a sight when they go over. Regarding the videos, we receive hundreds of them, and are working on a way to post them all. Stay tuned, as this should be available soon.

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