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 892484
Temecula, California, 92589-2484
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
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
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
interest. In addition, all major summary incident reports (IR) are published on this web site.
How can I make a monetary contribution to help NARCAP in its
You may make a check out to: NARCAP/Ted Roe
and mail it to:
PO Box 892484
Temecula, California, 92589-248
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 aerial phenomena?
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
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
Are there reliable books available on the general subject of UAP
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
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,
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
Sturrock, P., The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence. Warner Books, New York,
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
|all kinds. A secondary goal is to collect, analyze, and report our most reliable scientific findings to the
scientific community for their continued study.
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.