2017 International UFO Congress Lecture
Lecture: NARCAP, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, and the Future of UAP Research
The National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, NARCAP, has been a leading innovator in aviation-related UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) research since its inception in 1999. NARCAP defined and established the use of the term UAP in the US as a more accurate description of things seen in the sky and to differentiate objective research of UAP from the general paradigm of UFOlogy. NARCAP has participated in briefings of Congressmen and the Podesta team that led to use of the term UAP by the Clinton campaign, and a 2005 Congressional hearing. NARCAP, formerly a private investigative team until it became a public nonprofit research group in 2014 (now 501(c)(3) charitable organization), has established several international branches and has developed relationships and written agreements with several of the official foreign government and non-government UAP research teams of the world. NARCAP has conducted in-depth studies of UAP profiles including “Project Sphere”, an examination of UAP that present as spherical lights and objects. NARCAP has published many groundbreaking papers at www.narcap.org, including the first ever survey of commercial aircrews revealing that pilots and aircrews do experience sightings and incidents that they do not report. Through focusing on careful image management and business practices, established aviation investigative techniques and careful examination of the data, NARCAP has been able to acquire some important findings about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena that raise equally important questions regarding aviation safety, the role of UAP researchers and teams with respect to the ETH, and the future of UAP research.
Bio: Ted Roe is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, NARCAP.org, which was established in 1999. He was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana during the 1960s and 70s and his interest in UAP and UAP research arose from local events and direct experience. Alongside his work with Dr. Richard Haines and the team at NARCAP, he has established and administrates the International Association of UAP Researchers, IAUAPR.org. Currently he resides on the Big Island, Hawaii, where he teaches freediving, martial arts (Iaido), and Zen meditation in addition to his duties administrating NARCAP.org and IAUAPR.org.