Updated :  5July2014
NARCAP IR-5 International Air Safety Report
“The El Bosque Video Case: A Preliminary Study of Anomalous
Objects in Active Airspace.”     

It was during an impressive airshow on November 5, 2010 above the Chilean El Bosque
Air Force Base involving ten formations of military airplanes flying over that these video
segments were taken. Later frame-by-frame analyses of these video images showed one
(sometimes two) small round or oval objects on a number of consecutive frames.  
Details of how these unidentified objects (or at least optical phenomena) were discovered
were made public on March 13, 2012 by Air Force General (retired) Ricardo Bermudez,
Director of the official Chilean UAP study Comite de Estudios de Fenomenos Aereos
Anomalos (CEFAA).  

Under terms of NARCAP’s collaborative agreement with CEFAA
(click here for more
info) we received all of the available video tapes with a request to examine them to see
what we could discover.  The possibility existed that these UAP might have posed a
threat to flight safety with so many high performance airplanes flying in the same vicinity.

Chief Scientist, Richard Haines has prepared a summary report of his findings entitled
“The El Bosque Video Case: A Preliminary Study of Anomalous Objects in Active
Airspace.”  His report consists of more than sixty pages of detailed text and over eighty
(NARCAP IR-5 IASR).  Now that his report has been sent to CEFAA for
translation into Spanish and distribution to their staff and has also been approved as to
completeness and technical accuracy it is available for U. S. release.  Haines is quick to
note that his report is preliminary and subject to correction as further data is received
concerning this controversial case.
      Presentation to the French Air and Space Academy
                             Paris, September 26, 2012

January 2013 ~ Dr. Haines was invited by the Academie de l'Air et de l'Espace and le
Groupe Ill-de-France de l'Association Aeronautique et Astronautique de France  to present a
lecture on September 26, 2012 in Paris.  

Titled, "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Flight Safety: There is a Relationship", his
hour-long presentation reviewed twelve aircrew sightings involving flight safety as well as
related data.  This power point presentation has recently been published on the website of the
Air and Space Academy and may also be viewed at after a simple registration to enter
the site.

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Flight Safety: There is a Relationship

Abstract:  Lecture organised by the Section I of the "Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace" and
the "Groupe Ile-de-France de l'Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France".
Lecture in english by Dr. Richard F. Haines, Sr. NASA Research Scientist, retired and
currently Chief Scientist, National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena,
USA This presentation will document a number of encounters by air-crew with unidentified
aerial phenomena that strongly suggest a flight safety concern because of electro-magnetic
effects on aircraft systems, a breakdown in cockpit coordination and communication,
physical impeding of the airplane's flight path, and/or causing the pilot to execute an abrupt
and unplanned collision avoidance manoeuvre. Positive and achievable recommendations are
made regarding how to cope with these phenomena from a flight crew standpoint as well as
official government policy and administrative standpoint.
News, Notifications and Recently published Technical Reports,
Investigations and Peripheral Studies by NARCAP staff, associated
researchers and efforts of merit.
May 2013 ~
NARCAP studies are sometimes used by various members of the "UFO Community" as
evidence that Earth is experiencing incursions by extraterrestrial beings and that the US
Government is aware of this and hiding it from American citizens. Recently, NARCAP
materials have been  referred to in this way by both Stephen Bassett and presenters at the
"Citizens  Disclosure Hearings", a UFO conference dedicated to forcing the US  government
to "disclose" its knowledge of extraterrestrial beings and alien spacecraft.

We have made it very clear to Mr. Bassett, the primary promoter of the "Citizens Disclosure
Hearing", that we did not agree to participate in his event and we do not support this use of  
our materials. We do not agree with his conclusions nor do we feel that this interpretation of
our data is in any way accurate or helpful to our work. In fact, we feel this is detrimental to
our investigations, our research and our image. We did not authorize Mr. Bassett nor anyone
at the event to present our materials on our behalf.   We have asked him to remove any
reference to us from the subsequent video production of his "Citizens Disclosure Hearing"

NARCAP will continue to study, to publish, and to work with the few science teams in the
world that are dedicated to this area of research and are searching for the definitive
resolution to UAP manifestations. If NARCAP believes that its research is revealing
incursions by extraterrestrial spacecraft from other worlds then we will say so and offer our  
evidence for peer review and public consideration. Currently we refer to the subjects of the
various reports that we can validate are anomalous as UAP or Unidentified Aerial  
Phenomena. It is our opinion at this stage in our research that UAP probably represent  
several different things including poorly documented natural phenomena that are hazardous
to aviation.
"Aliens", "Alien Spaceships" & Government Coverups
NARCAP Topical Review TOP 04, 2013 ~ Extreme Manned
Helicopters: A Review
Richard C. Eaton, ATP (ret.) NARCAP Research Associate
Copyright April 30, 2013
Recommendations to Pilots from NARCAP on What to Do and
What Not to Do if you Have a Near Encounter with an
Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon
Dr. Richard Haines, Chief Editor , Contributors include: P. Davenport, R. Eaton, D.
Geisler, R. Haines, M. Hall, L. Kean, P. Kinzelman, L. Lemke, G. Mcleod, T. Roe, M. Shough, B. Smith
Investigator Support Paper: NARCAP IS 06  2012 ~
Preliminary Analysis of the Ceremonia Magna Video UAP of
September 13, 2012 at Mexico City, Mexico
Francois Louange
Investigator Support Paper: NARCAP IS 05  2012 ~
Informal Comments Regarding a Youtube video of a Triangular
Object Apparently Moving in the Sky
G. Smith, NARCAP
Technical Report 15: NARCAP TR 15 2012 ~
Jumbo Jet Encounters UAP Soon After Take-off from LAX on
September 27, 1996
Richard F. Haines NARCAP Chief Scientist July 8, 2012
Investigator Support Paper: NARCAP IS 03  2012 ~
UAP and Aircraft Safety in Australia - A Review
Keith Basterfield June 2012
Investigator Support Paper: NARCAP IS 02  2012 ~
Infrared Photos of "UFOs"
Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos and Miguel Guasp
International Air Safety Report: NARCAP IR-4, 2012 ~
Aviation Safety and
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena:A
Preliminary Study of 600 cases of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
(UAP)Reported by Military and Civilian (English)  (Francais)
Dominique F. Weinstein NARCAP International Technical Specialist - France
GEIPAN/CNES College of experts - France~ March 2012
New Report!!
Project Sphere ~ Spheres in Airborne Imagery
Revised Oct. 2011
Vincent Juan Ballester Olmos and Martin Shough
International Air Safety Report: NARCAP  IR-3, 2011 ~
Photoanalysis of Digital Images of
Anomalous Aerial Object
Taken Sept. 17, 2010 Above Santiago Chile (CEFAA - Banderas)
Dr. Richard F. Haines, NARCAP Chief Scientist
New Report!!
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: Can
we tell them apart?
Dr. Richard Haines, NARCAP Chief Scientist and Wayne Reed, Research Associate
By Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos Manager, FOTOCAT Project. NARCAP Rep,
and Richard F. Haines, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, NARCAP
NARCAP to present at GEIPAN-CNES Workshop
Dr. Richard Haines and Dr. Jacques Vallee of NARCAP to present at a closed workshop
hosted by the French Gov UAP research team, GEIPAN-CNES, in Paris, France on      
July 8-9, 2014. Dr. Haines will be presenting "Useful Research Methods for Aircrew and
Air Traffic Controller UAP Sightings" and Dr. Vallee will present "Unidentified Aerial
Phenomena: A Strategy for Research". Additionally, NARCAP will host a meeting involving
research efforts of merit and those interested in advancing the NARCAP program in
The program for this meeting can be viewed here (click here)
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