Resources for understanding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO)

( The Canadian UFO Survey -- An independent project with over 25 years history to track UFO sightings. The site publishes a yearly summary, both as a data table, and as an essay.

( National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena - An independent project to track UFO information

CIRVIS - Communication Instructions for Reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings is a system jointly operated between the USA and Canada for reporting important Intelligence Sightings. Such sightings include "airborne and ground objects or activities that appear to be hostile, suspicious, unidentified, or engaged in possible illegal smuggling activity." Note that the USA and Canada jointly run NORAD, which is a defense system against nuclear missile attack from Russia, and that both countries have coast-lines that would be attractive to smugglers or other suspicious activities. The CIRVIS system is also used for UFO/UAP reporting.

  • JANAP 146 describes the procedures for filing CIRVIS reports - ( NSA, NICAP, ( CUFON