Why was NARCAP founded?
A comprehensive review of fifty years of U.S. pilot reports of unidentified aerial phenomena uncovered more than one
hundred very intriguing close encounters with aircraft in which safety of the flight appeared to be affected. Since most pilots
are hesitant to report their sightings and close encounters due to a long-standing attitude of ridicule and fear of career
impairment, NARCAP was founded to establish a completely confidential reporting center for pilots, radar operators, and air
traffic controllers using a toll-free phone number and by other means.
How Can I report a UAP observation or incident?
Pilots, Radar Operators, and Air Traffic Control Specialists can reach us via the Contact Us form on
this webiste or they can download and complete a copy of the appropriate report form and forward it via mail to:
PO Box 1241
Captain Cook, Hawaii, 96704
Is NARCAP a U.S. governmental organization?
No. NARCAP is a 501c3 Nonprofit research organization.
Does NARCAP cooperate with U.S. aviation and scientific organizations?
Yes. NARCAP works with any agency, organization, union, academic institution, or other organization that shares its concern
about improving aviation safety in America with specific regard to unidentified aerial phenomena.
Does NARCAP share its data with others?
Yes. NARCAP was established to collect scientifically valid and reliable data on various UAP, analyze that data, and also
report it to all interested parties.
How can I make a monetary contribution to help NARCAP in its work?
You may make a tax deductible contribution to NARCAP.org, a 501c3 via a credit or debit card
by clicking here
or you can make a check out to: NARCAP/Ted Roe
and mail it to:
PO Box 1241
Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704
Why does NARCAP have an international advisory board if its work is focused on
U.S. aviation operations?
There are two reasons. (1) Some U.S. aircraft fly over foreign nations when an unexplained visual or electronic phenomenon
occurs. Our foreign technical representatives assist us in obtaining radar contact data, local weather, additional eye
witnesses on the ground, astronomical data, and other relevant information, and
(2) UAP are a world wide phenomena of great interest to all nations. If other nations want to establish their own organizations
similar to NARCAP our foreign advisors can assist them and can distribute our technical reports to them more effectively.
Does NARCAP have a position on the origin or identity of these unidentified
In most cases no. Some luminous phenomena seen in the atmosphere have been studied and are considered to be
reasonably well understood while many others are not understood at all. One of NARCAP’s primary missions is to help
discover the origin of so-called UAP through the application of scientific and technological methods.
How does NARCAP ensure the confidentiality of those who report something?
NARCAP operates via the U.S. Postal Service, accepting report forms that are filled out by hand and by phone. Internet
transactions are kept to a minimum. The same report call-back and report de-identification procedures used by NASA in its
Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) are also used by NARCAP.
Are there reliable books available on the general subject of UAP (ufo)?
Yes. There are a number of useful references which include:
Gillmor, D.S., Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects. Bantam Books, New York, 1968.
Haines, R.F. (Ed.), UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1979.
Haines, R.F., Observing UFOs. Nelson-Hall Co., Chicago, 1980.
Hall, R.H., The UFO Evidence. NICAP, Washington, D.C., 1964.
Hall, R.H., The UFO Evidence – Volume II, A Thirty-Year Report. Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Mass., 2000.
Hynek, J.A., The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry. Ballantine Books, New York, 1972.
Jacobs, D., The UFO Controversy in America. Indiana Univ. Press, Bloomington, Ind., 1975.
Kean, L., UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, Harmony Books/Crown Publishing Group,
Ruppelt, E.J., The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1956.
Story, R.D., (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of UFOs. Dolphin Books, Doubleday & Co., Garden City, New York, 1980.
Sturrock, P., The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence. Warner Books, New York, 1999.
Vallee, J. & J., Anatomy of a Phenomenon: UFO’s in Space. Ballantine Books, New York, 1965.
If I know of someone working within the aviation industry should I tell them about
NARCAP and how to contact you?
Definitely, yes. NARCAP is happy to provide courteous, informed, and confidential reporting information to anyone working
toward improved aviation safety. We look forward to speaking with any aviation professionals about this interesting and
challenging set of phenomena.
If you have a specific question for NARCAP feel free to write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org