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UFO REPORTING FORM

 


Sighting Questionnaire: Computer Input

About this Form

  • Scope - This report form contains selections covering every aspect of previously recorded UFO encounters. Many of these aspects may not apply to your experience. If a question does not apply, or you do not recall, simply pass over it without making a selection.
  • Help - Help is provided for each question. Please allow at least 15-20 minutes to complete the form. Try to complete each question that is relevant to your experience.
  • In your own words - Near the end of the form is a space for your narrative description of the event. As this description is essential for our complete understanding, please be as specific as possible in your account.
  • Anonymity - Below the spaces for witness identification near the bottom of the form are "yes" and "no" selections that indicate whether you or other witnesses to the event request to remain anonymous. MUFON makes every effort to ensure the anonymity of those who request it. However, because MUFON is a volunteer organization, no legal assurance of anonymity is offered.
  • Completeness of the data - Reports that do not contain such key information as the year the event occurred and the location are of limited use for research purposes. Reports of faraway lights in the sky without additional detail also have limited use.
  • What happens to the data? - By submitting this form you agree to allow the data you enter to be used for research by MUFON members. An authorized MUFON representative may contact you to clarify the circumstances of your experience.
  • Submitting your report - At the bottom of the form is a "Submit" button for you to submit your report to MUFON. You can change your entries or cancel the report at any time until you click "Submit".
 

Report Identification

ABSTRACT:
  Enter a brief description of the event (maximum 60 characters). You must enter something here in order to submit the form.
 

Event

MONTH:
DAY:
YEAR:
HOUR:
MINUTE:
  Enter the date and time of the event as accurately as possible. If you do not recall, leave the respective fields set to zero. Time is in 24-hour military form. For example, 00 15 is 12:15 a.m., and 23 45 is 11:45 p.m.
 
DURATION:
  How long did the event last?
 
LATITUDE:
LONGITUDE:
  Enter the latitude and longitude where the event occurred, in this format: Latitude - degrees.minutes.N/S (example 33.30.N) Longitude - hours.minutes.E/W (example 104.30.W).
 
COUNTRY:
  In what country did the event occur? NOTE: If the country does not appear at the top of the list, select the geographic area from the bottom of the list.
 
STATE or PROVINCE:
  For USA (top of the list), including Washington, D.C. - DC and Puerto Rico - PR, and for Canada (bottom of the list): In what state or province did the event occur?
 
COUNTY:
  For USA only, enter the name of the county in which the event occurred.
 
NEAR_TOWN_OR_CITY:
  Enter the name of the town or city nearest to where the event occurred.
 
SITE: indoors city suburb town rural woods lake_or_river mountain prairie desert tundra sea
  Select the best characterization of the site. All choices except "indoors" are for events occurring outdoors.
 
SKY:
  What were the sky conditions during the event?
 
CLOUD_COVER:
  If the sky was cloudy, what was the height of the cloud cover during the event?
 
WEATHER_FACTORS: windy lightning fog rain hail sleet snow
  What was the weather during the event? Select all that apply.
 

Witnesses

TOTAL_WITNESSES:
  How many people witnessed the event?
 
MUFON_REPORTEES:
  How many witnesses reported the event to MUFON Inc.?
 
WITNESS_LOCATION:
  If there were multiple witnesses to the event, were they grouped or separated?
 
WITNESS_AGREEMENT:
  If there were multiple witnesses to the event, do all witnesses agree on the basic description, sequence, and nature of the event?
 
 

                    
  Enter the age group, age, gender, and occupation for the primary witness (WITNESS 1) and as many as two additional witnesses (WITNESS 2 and WITNESS 3).
 

                    
WITNESS1_AGE_GROUP:
WITNESS1_EXACT_AGE:
WITNESS1_GENDER:
WITNESS1_OCCUPATION:
  WITNESS 1
 
WITNESS2_AGE_GROUP:
WITNESS2_EXACT_AGE:
WITNESS2_GENDER:
WITNESS2_OCCUPATION:
  WITNESS 2
 
WITNESS3_AGE_GROUP:
WITNESS3_EXACT_AGE:
WITNESS3_GENDER:
WITNESS3_OCCUPATION:
  WITNESS 3
 

Anomalous Lights or Objects

NUMBER_OBSERVED:
  How many different objects were observed? If one or more objects with multiple lights were present, select the number of objects observed.
 
ELEVATION:
  When CLOSEST, how high above the horizon was the object?
 
LOWEST_ALTITUDE:
  How low did the object come to the ground?
 
DISTANCE:
  How close did the object approach?
 
FLIGHT: stationary_on_ground straight_line_path path_with_direction_change hovering jumped_around faded_in_and_out falling_leaf wobbling other
  How did the object move? If the object exhibited more than one motion, select all that apply.
 
DIRECT_FIRST_OBSVED:
  In what direction was the object FIRST observed?
 
DIRECT_LAST_OBSVED:
  In what direction was the object LAST observed?
 
SHAPE:
  Select the best description of the object's shape.
 
SURFACE:
  Select the best description of the object's surface.
 
STRUCTURE: dome windows doors patterned_surface insignia appendages antenna wings louvres other
  Did the object have structural features? Select all that apply.
 
APPARENT_SIZE:
  Compare the size of the object to an item held at ARM'S LENGTH. Which item best approximates the size of the object when it was CLOSEST?
 
ACTUAL_SIZE:
  What was the size of the object if you could have measured it with a tape measure?
 
SURFACE_COLOR: white blue_white green_white grey_lead_silver black brown tan_beige gold_copper_bronze pink_rose red red_orange orange yellow_orange yellow yellow_green green blue_green blue blue_violet violet magenta rainbow clear_transparent
  What color was the object if it was a single illuminated source, or its surface color, if it had structure? If the surface was multi-colored or changed color, select all that apply.
 
EXT_LIGHTS: steady brightened pulsated flashed_sequentially flashed_randomly other
  If the object was structured and had exterior lights, indicate their visual effect. If multiple lights exhibited separate characteristics, select all that apply.
 
EXT_LIGHTS_COLOR: white blue_white green_white grey_lead_silver brown tan_beige gold_copper_bronze pink_rose red red_orange orange yellow_orange yellow yellow_green green blue_green blue blue_violet violet magenta rainbow
  What color were the exterior lights? If multiple exterior lights exhibited separate colors, select all that apply.
 
CHANGE_COLOR:
  Did the object change color?
 
EMISSION: beam flame aura cloud trail object other
  Did the object emit anything? Select all that apply.
 
SOUND: hum buzz jet-like swish whir whine static pulsating beeping rumble roar clicking other
  Were any sounds associated with the object? Select all that apply.
 

Electromagnetic and Mechanical Effects

DEVICE_AFFECTED: piston_engine diesel_engine auto_lights auto_instrument auto_accessory fuse_or_circuit_breaker home_appliance TV_or_VCR computer navigation_system compass radio tape_player CD_player clock_or_watch cell_phone pager non-electric_device other
  Were any electrical or mechanical devices affected during the event? Select all that apply.
 
  TYPE OF EFFECT

                    

                    
SIGNAL: static reduced interrupted station_changed increased unintelligible other
  Were electromagnetic signals affected during the event? Select all that apply.
 
LIGHTS: dimmed extinguished brightened pulsated other
  Were any lights affected during the event? Select all that apply.
 
ENGINE: sputtered stalled raced restarted other
  Were any engines affected during the event? Select all that apply.
 
VEHICLE: accelerated decelerated stopped lifted other
  Was the operation of any vehicle affected during the event? Select all that apply.
 
INSTRUMENT_OR_DEVICE: failed surged heated malfunctioned other
  Was the functionality of any instrument or device affected during the event? Select all that apply.
 
SURROUNDINGS: normal_sound_absent temperature_change lights_dimmed lights_brightened static_electricity invisible_barrier other
  Were there differences in the environment during the event?
 

Animal Reaction

  Did any animals react to the object? Select all that apply.
 

                    
SPECIES: dog cat bird rodent cow horse sheep insects other
 
REACTION_TYPE: indifference curiosity excitement aggression fear motor_skills_affected shedding appetite_loss personality_change lethargy injury death other
 

Psychological Effects

  Did any of the witnesses experience PSYCHOLOGICAL effects during or after the event?
 

                    
PSYCH_DURING_EVENT: calmness elation love fear anger helplessness impaired_thinking telepathy memory_lapse involuntary_actions precognition dreams religious_experience phobia obsession sexual other
  Select all psychological effects experienced DURING the event that apply.
 
PSYCH_AFTER_EVENT: calmness elation love fear anger helplessness impaired_thinking telepathy memory_lapse involuntary_actions precognition dreams religious_experience phobia obsession sexual other
  Select all psychological effects experienced AFTER the event that apply.
 

Physiological Effects

  Did any of the witnesses experience PHYSIOLOGICAL effects during or after the event?
 

                    
PHYSIO_DURING_EVENT: tingle shock dizziness body_temperature_change paralysis lethargy motor_skills_affected levitation joint_muscle ears_hearing eyesight nose_smell numbness burn rash cut_gouge headache nausea appetite_loss fatigue sleep_disorder other
  Select all physiological effects experienced DURING the event that apply.
 
PHYSIO_AFTER_EVENT: tingle shock dizziness body_temperature_change paralysis lethargy motor_skills_affected levitation joint_muscle ears_hearing eyesight nose_smell numbness burn rash cut_gouge headache nausea appetite_loss fatigue sleep_disorder other
  Select all physiological effects experienced AFTER the event that apply.
 

Landing

OBSERVATION: aerial_path hovering descent landing takeoff ascent
  If an object landed, what phases of its course were observed before the landing site was located? Select all phases observed.
 
LANDING_EFFECT: swirled depressed uprooted discolored baked burned scarred broken crushed footprint imprint crater radiation artifact other
  If the object landed, were any effects associated with the landing? Select all that apply.
 

Entity

  Were any entities or beings associated with the event (not including other witnesses or animals)? If multiple entities with different characteristics were present, select all that apply.
 

                    
ENTITY_TYPE: human-like humanoid ape-like reptile-like insect-like robot apparition other
  What did the entity resemble?
 
HEIGHT: under_3_feet 3_feet 4_feet 5_feet 6_feet 7_feet_or_over
  How tall was the entity?
 
APPAREL: no_apparel tight-fitting loose-fitting
  Did the entity appear to be wearing anything?
 
APPAREL_COLOR: white grey_lead_silver black brown tan_beige gold_copper_bronze pink_rose red red_orange orange orange_yellow yellow yellow_green green green_blue blue blue_violet violet magenta clear_transparent
  What color was the apparel?
 
APPAREL_FEATURES: belt boots helmet robe_or_cape insignia back_or_chest_apparatus device_held other
  Did the apparel have noticeable features?
 

Additional Evidence

  Besides the descriptions by the witnesses, is there any additional evidence associated with the event? Select all that apply.
 

                    
SOIL_SAMPLES: acquired tested submitted
 
VEGETATION_SAMPLES: acquired tested submitted
 
PHOTOGRAPHIC: blank_as_processed still_photo movie_film videotape digital_image acquired tested original_submitted copy_submitted
 
AUDIO: cassette reel-to-reel camcorder acquired tested original_submitted copy_submitted
 
RADAR_TRACK: log_reviewed-no_echo appeared_abruptly appeared_gradually maneuvered changed_quality changed_shape changed_size moved_in_formation divided visually_observed paced_known_target disappeared_abruptly disappeared_gradually acquired original_submitted copy_submitted
 
TRACE: dust debris powder residue gel dye fibers luminous_substance radioactivity other acquired tested submitted
  Was physical evidence observed or collected? Select all that apply.
 
 

Witness Contact

  Enter the name, telephone number, and email address of WITNESS 1, WITNESS 2, and WITNESS 3. IMPORTANT: Indicate whether the witnesses wish to remain anonymous.
 

                    
WITNESS1_IDENTITY:
WITNESS1_PHONE:
WITNESS1_EMAIL:
WITNESS1_ANON_y/n: yes no
  WITNESS 1
 
WITNESS2_IDENTITY:
WITNESS2_PHONE:
WITNESS2_EMAIL:
WITNESS2_ANON_y/n: yes no
  WITNESS 2
 
WITNESS3_IDENTITY:
WITNESS3_PHONE:
WITNESS3_EMAIL:
WITNESS3_ANON_y/n: yes no
  WITNESS 3
 

Narrative Description

Please use the area below to describe the event as it happened.
NOTE: DO NOT ENTER CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IN THIS AREA.
Be sure to include the following points:
    1. Where were you and what were you doing at the time? 500 word maximum
    2. What made you first notice the object?
    3. What did you think the object was when you first noticed it?
    4. Describe your reactions and actions during and after sighting the object.
    5. Describe the object and its actions.
    6. How did you lose sight of the object?