UFOs and other unexplained phenomena

Reported sightings of unusual lights and objects by aviation professionals is not a new phenomenon, and it is something that happens around the world on a regular basis. Because some of these incidents include effects that lead to system malfunctions, there are obvious safety implications to theses events, and it would be helpful to the aviation community if such events were reported on a regular basis to competent authorities.

Reporting UFOs and other unexplained events

If you are a pilot, air traffic controller, radar operator, or other aviation professional and you would like to report a sighting or other incident that you believe is caused by an unauthorized or unconventional aircraft, or if you have witnessed a novel or unexplained atmospheric phenomena, you should take the time to report it to one or more of the following organizations:
NARCAP reporting form
NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
National UFO Reporting Center

  • NARCAP is the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to studying UAP and aviation safety for the public's benefit. NACAP has compiled a database of thousands of aviation-related unidentifiec aerial phenomena (UAPs) and that has published a number of technical reports and research papers on the subject.
  • The National UFO Reporting Center is a private organization run by Peter Davenport that publishes an online database of thousands of reports from individuals who have been witness to unusual, possibly UFO-related events.
  • NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) collects voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident or situation reports from pilots, controllers, and others in the aviation community.

Interview with author Leslie Kean

In June 2013, Dr. Todd Curtis interviewed Leslie Kean, New York Times best selling author of the 2010 book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. They discussed polices and traditions in the US government and the aviation community that keeps flying professionals from being fully informed about potential threats to aviation safety and security.


Listen to the interview (49:43)

Resources from Leslie Kean
Visit Leslie Kean's site ufosontherecord.com
Visit Leslie Kean on Facebook
Buy Leslie Kean's book - UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

Resources from NARCAP
NARCAP advice to pilots
Report unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)
NARCAP technical reports


Relevant conference about unidentified aerial phenomena

From June 29-30, 2013, the Center for UFO Research held a symposium on the scientific investigation of unidentified aerial phenomena and UFOs in Greensboro, NC. Featured speakers included high-level officials, such as a former NASA senior scientist, a retired Belgian major general, and an Iranian Air Force fighter pilot.

UFO sightings and other unexplained phenomena
http://airsafe.com/issues/ufo.htm -- Revised 18 August 2013