|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 1421
Captain Cook, Hawaii, 96704
Is NARCAP a U.S. governmental organization?
No. NARCAP is a private, non-political, 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. Of particular interest to NARCAP is the scientific community who may find these phenomena and supporting data of
both theoretical and applied
How can I make a monetary contribution to help NARCAP in its work?
You may make a check out to: NARCAP/Ted Roe
and mail it to:
PO Box 1421
Captain Cook, Hawaii 96704
Why does NARCAP have an international advisory board if its work is focused on U.S.
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 aerial
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, 2010
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
If you have a specific question for NARCAP feel free to write to us at: email@example.com
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.