AFR N° 80-17 - Objets Volants Non Identifiés

Jones, R. V.

AFR 80-17

Règlement de la Force Aérienne Département de la Force Aérienne
N° 80-17 Washington (D.C.) 19 septembre 1966

Recherche et Développement

Objets Volants Non Identifiés (OVNI)

Ce réglement établit le programme de la Force Aérienne pour enquêter et analyser les ovnis au-dessus des Etats-Unis. Il fournit des procédures uniformes pour l'enquête et la diffusion d'informations. Les enquêtes et analyses prescrites sont directement liées à la responsabilité de la Force Aérienne de défense aériennes des Etats-Unis. Le Programme Ovni demande un prompt reporting and rapid evaluation of data for successful identification. Strict compliance with this regulation is mandatory.


Ce réglement remplace l'AFR 200-2 du 20 juillet 1962
OPR: AFRSTA
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  1. Provisions générales
    1. Explication des termes
    2. Objectifs du programme
    3. Program Responsibilities
  2. Relations, information, contacts et communiqués publics
  3. PREPARING AND SUBMITTING REPORTS

Provision générales

  1. Explication des termes : To insure proper and uniform usage of terms in UFO investigations, reports, and analyses, an explanation of common terms follows:
    1. Unidentified Flying Objects. Any aerial phenomenon or object which is unknown or appears out of the ordinary to the observer.
    2. Familiar or Known Objects/Phenomena. Aircraft, aircraft lights, astronomical bodies (meteors, planets, stars, comets, sun, moon), balloons, birds fireworks, missiles, rockets, satellites, searchlights, weather phenomena (clouds, contrails, dust devils), and other natural phenomena.
  2. Objectifs du programme : Air Force interest in UFOs is two-fold: to determine if the UFO is a possible threat to the United States and to use the scientific or technical data gained from study of UFO reports. To attain these objectives, it is necessary to explain or identify the stimulus which caused the observer to report his observation as an unidentified flying object.
    1. Air Defense. The majority of UFOs reported to the Air Force have been conventional or familiar objects which present no threat to our security.
      1. It is possible that foreign countries may develop flying vehicles of revolutionary configuration or propulsion.
      2. Frequently, some alleged UFOs are determined to be aircraft. Air Defense Command (ADC) is responsible for identification of aircraft. Except as aircraft are determined to be the stimulus for a UFO report, aircraft are not to be reported under the provisions of this regulation.
    2. Technical and Scientific. The Air Force will analyze reports of UFOs submitted to it to attain the program objectives. In this connection these facts are of importance:
      1. The need for further scientific knowledge in geophysics, astronomy, and physics of the upper atmosphere which may be provided by study and analysis of UFOs and similar aerial phenomena.
      2. The need to report all pertinent factors that have a direct bearing on scientific analysis and conclusions of UFO sightings.
      3. The need and the importance of complete case information. Analysis has explained all but a small percentage of the sightings which have been reported to the Air Force. The ones that have not been explained are carried statistically as "unidentified." Because of the human factors involved and because analysis of a UFO sighting depends primarily on a personal impression and interpretation by the observer rather than on scientific data or facts obtained under controlled conditions, the elimination of of all unidentifeds is improbable. However, if more immediate, detailed, and objective data on the unidentifieds had been available and promptly reported, perhaps these, too, could have been identified.
  3. Responsabilités du programme :
    1. Program Monitor. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Research and Development, is responsible for the overall program, evaluation of investigative procedures, and the conduct of separate scientific investigations.
    2. Resources. The Air Force Systems Command will support the program with current resources within the Foreign Technology Division (FTD) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to continue the Project Blue Book effort. Other AFSC resources normally used by FTD for this effort will. continue to be made available.
    3. Investigation. Each commander of an Air Force base will provide a UFO investigative capability. When notice of a UFO sighting is received, an investigation will be implemented to determine the stimulus for the sighting. An Air Force base receiving the notice of a UFO sighting may not be the base nearest the locale of the sighting. In that event, the reported UFO sighting will be referred to the Air Force base nearest the sighting for action.
      EXCEPTIONS: FTD at Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, independently or with the help of pertinent Air Force activities, may conduct any other investigation to conclude its analysis or findings. HQ USAF may arrange for separate investigations.
    4. Analysis. FTD will:
      1. Analyze and evaluate all information and evidence reported to bases on those UFOs which are not identified at the base level.
      2. Use other Government agencies, private industrial companies, and contractor personnel to assist in analyzing and evaluating UFO reports, as necessary.
    5. Findings. FTD, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, will prepare a final case report on each sighting reported to it after the data have been properly evaluated. If the final report is deemed ,;ignificant, FTD will send the report of its findings to AFSC (SCFA), Andrews AFB, Wash DC 20331, which will send a report to HQ USAF (AFRDC), Wash DC 20330.
    6. Cooperation. All Air Force activities will cooperate with UFO investigators to insure that pertinent information relative to investigations of UFO sightings are promptly obtained. When feasible, this will include furnishing air or ground transportation and other assistance.

Relations, information, contacts et communiqués publics

  1. Réponse à l'intérêt public : The Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Information (SAF-OI), maintains contact with the public and the news media on all aspects of the UFO program and related activities. Private individuals or organizations desiring Air Force interviews, briefings, lectures, of private discussions on UFOs will be instructed to direct their requests to SAF-OI Air Force members not officially connected with UFO investigations covered by this regulation will refrain from any action or comment on UFO reports Which may mis lead or cause the public to construe these opinions as official Air Force findings.
  2. Releasing Information. SAF-OI is the agency responsible for releasing information to the public and to the news media.
    1. Congressional and Presidential Inquiries. The Office of Legislative Liaison will:
      1. With the assistance of SAF-OI, answer all Congressional and Presidential queries regarding UFOs forwarded to the Air Force.
      2. Process requests from Congressional sources in accordance with AFR 11-7.
    2. SAF-OI will:
      1. Respond to correspondence from individuals requesting information on the UFO Program and evaluations of sightings.
      2. Release information on UFO sightings and results of investigations to the general public.
      3. Send correspondence queries which are purely technical and scientific to FTD for information on which to base a reply.
    3. Exceptions. In response to local inquiries regarding UFOs reported in the vicinity of an Air Force base, the base commander may release information to the news media or the public after the sighting has been positively identified. If the stimulus for the sighting is difficult to identify at the base level, the commander may state that the sighting is under investigation and conclusions will be released by SAF-OI after the investigation is completed. The commander may also state that the Air Force will review and analyze the results of the investigation. Any further inquiries will be directed to SAF-OI
SECTION C - PREPARING AND SUBMITTING REPORTS
  1. General Information:
    1. The Deputy Chief of Staff, Research and Development, USAF and the ADC have a direct and immediate interest in UFOs reported within the US. All Air Force activities will conduct UFO investigations to the extent necessary for reporting action (see paragraphs 9, 10, 11, and 12). Investigation may be carried beyond this point when the preparing officer believes the scientific or public relations aspect of the case war rants further investigation. In this case. the investigator will coordinate his continued investigation with FTD.
    2. Paragraph 7 will be used as a guide for screenings, investigations, and reportings. Paragraph 11 is an outline of the reporting format.
    3. Inquiries should be referred to SAF-OI (see paragraph 5).
    4. If possible, all individual selected as a UFO investigator should have a scientific or technical background and experience as an investigator.
    5. Reports required by this regulation are excluded from assignment of a reports control symbol in accordance with paragraph 3k, AFR 300-5.
  2. Guidance in Preparing Reports. The usefulness of a UFO report depends largely on accuracy, timeliness, skill and resourcefulness of the person who receives the initial information and makes the report. Following are aids for sereening, evaluating and reporting sightings:
    1. Activities receiving initial reports of aerial objects and phenomena will screen the information to determine if the report concerns a valid UFO as defined in paragraph ]a. Reports not falling, within that definition do not require further action. Aircraft flares, jet exhausts, condensation trails, blinking or steady lights observed at night, lights circling near airports and airways, and other aircraft phenomena should not be reported as they do not fall within the definition of a UFO.
      EXCEPTION: Reports of known objects will be made to FTD when this information originally had been reported by local news media as a UFO and the witness has contacted the Air Force. (Do NOT solicit reports.) News releases should be included as an attachment with the report (see paragraph 8c).
    2. Detailed study will be made of the logic, consistency, and authenticity of the observer's report. An interview with the observer, by persons preparing the report, is especially valuable in determining the reliability of the source and the validity of the information. Factors for particular attention are the observer's age, occupation, and education, and whether he has a technical or scientific background. A report that a witness is completely familiar with certain aspects of a sighting should indicate specific qualifications to substantiate such familiarity.
    3. The following procedures will assist the investigating officer in completing the report and arriving at a conclusion as required in paragraph 11.
      1. When feasible, contact local aircraft control and warning (ACW) units, and pilots and crews of aircraft aloft at the time and place of sighting Contact any persons or organizations that may have alditional data on the UFO or can verify evidence - visual, electronic, or other.
      2. Consult military or civilian weather forecasters for data on tracks of weather balloons or any unusual meteorological activity that may have a bearing on the stimulus for the UFO.
      3. Consult navigators and astronomers in the area to determine if any astronomical body or phenomenon might account for the sighting.
      4. Consult military and civilian tower operators, air operations units,, and airlines to determine if the sighting could have been an aircraft. Local units of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) can be of assistance in this regard.
      5. Consult persons who may know of experimental aircraft of unusual configuration, rocket and guided missile firings, or aerial tests in the area.
      6. Consult local and State police, county sheriffs, forest rangers, and other civil officials who may have been in the area at the time of the sighting or have knowledge of other witnesses.
  3. Transmittal of Reports:
    1. Timeliness. Report all information on UFOs promptly. Electrical transmission with a "Priority" precedence is authorized.
    2. Submission of Reports. Submit multiple-addressed electrical reports to:
      1. ADC.
      2. Nearest Air Division (Defense).
      3. FTD WPAFB. (First line of text: FOR TDETR.)
      4. CSAF. (First line of text: FOR AFRDC.)
      5. OSAF. (First line of text: FOR SAF-OI.)
    3. Written Reports. In the event followup action requires a letter report, send it to FTD (TDETR), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433. FTD will send the reports to interested organizations in the US and to SAF-OI if required.
    4. Reports from Civilians. Advise civilians to report UFOs to the nearest Air Force base.
    5. Negative or Inapplicable Data. If specific information is lacking, refrain from using the words "negative" or "unidentified" unless all logical leads to obtain the information outlined in paragraph 11 have been exhausted. For example, the information on weather conditions in the area, as requested in paragraph 11g, is obtainable from the local military or civilian weather facility. Use the phrase "not applicable (NA)" only when the question really does not apply to the sighting under investigation.

10. Comments of Investigating Officer. This officer will make an initial analysis and comment on the possible cause or identity of the stimulus in a supporting statement. He will make every effort to obtain pertinent items of information and to test all possible leads, clues, and hypotheses. The investigating officer who receives the initial report is in a better position to conduct an on-the-spot survey and follow-up than subsequent investigative personnel and analysts who may be far removed from the area and who may arrive too late to obtain vital data or information necessary for firm conclusions. The investigating officer's comments and conclusions will be in the last paragraph of the report submitted through channels. The reporting official will contact FTD (Area Code 513, 257-0916 or 257-6678) for verbal authority to continue investigations.

11. Basic Reporting Data and Format. Show the abbreviation "UFO" at the beginning of the text of all electrical reports and in the subject of any follow-up written reports. Include required data in all electrical reports, in the order shown below:

a. Description of the Object(s):

  1. Shape.
  2. Size compared to a known object.
  3. Color.
  4. Number.
  5. Formation, if more than one.
  6. Any discernible features or details.
  7. Tail, trail, or exhaust, including its
  8. Sound.
  9. Other pertinent or unusual features.

b. Description of Course of Object(s):

  1. What first called the attention of observer(s) to the object(s)?
  2. Angle of elevation and azimuth of object(s) when first observed. (Use theodolite or compass measurement if possible.)
  3. Angle of elevation of object (s) upon disappearance. (Use theodolite or compass measurement if possible.)
  4. Description of flight path and maneuvers of object(s). (Use elevations and azimuth, not altitude.)
  5. How did the object(s) disappear? (Instantaneously to the North, for example.)
  6. How long were the object(s) visible? (Be specific - 5 minutes, 1 hour, etc.)

c. Manner of Observation:

  1. Use one or any combination of the following items: Ground-visual, air-visual, ground-electronic, air-electronic. (If electronic, specify type of radar.)
  2. Statement as to optical aids (telescopes, binoculars, etc.) used and description thereof.
  1. If the sighting occurred while airborne, give type of aircraft, identification number, altitude, heading, speed, and home station.

d. Time and Date of Sighting:

  1. Greenwich date-time group of sighting and local time.
  2. Light conditions (use one of the following terms: Night, day, dawn, dusk).

e. Location of Observer(s). Give exact latitude and longitude coordinates of each observer, and/or geographical position. In electrical reports, give a position with reference to a known landmark in addition to the coordinates. For example, use "2 mi N of Deeville"; "3 mi SW of Blue Lake," to preclude errors due to teletype garbling of figures.

f. Identifying Information on Observer (s) :

  1. Civilian-Name, age, mailing address, occupation, education and estimate of reliability.
  2. Military-Name, grade, organization, duty, and estimate of reliability.

g. Weather and Winds-Aloft Conditions at Time and Place of Sightings:

  1. Observer(s) account of weather conditions.
  2. Report from nearest AWS or US Weather Bureau Office of wind direction and velocity in degrees and knots at surface, 6,000', 10,000', 16,000', 20,000', 30,000', 50,000', and 80,000', if available.
  3. Ceiling.
  4. Visibility.
  5. Amount of cloud cover.
  6. Thunderstorms in area and quadrant in which located.
  7. Vertical temperature gradient.

h. Any other unusual activity or condition, meteorological, astronomical, or otherwise, that might account for the sighting.

i. Interception or identification action taken (such action is authorized whenever feasible and in compliance with existing air defense directives).

j. Location, approximate altitude, and general direction of flight of any air traffic or balloon releases in the area that might possibly account for the sighting.

k. Position title and comments of the preparing officer, including his preliminary analysis of the possible cause of the sighting(s). (See paragraph 10.)

12. Reporting Physical Evidence:

a. Photographic:

  1. Still Photographs. Forward the original negative to FTD (TDETR), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433, and indicate the place, time, and date the photograph was taken.

  2. Motion Pictures. Obtain the original film. Examine the film strip for apparent cuts, alterations, obliterations, or defects. In the report comment on any irregularities, Particularly in films received from other than official sources.

  3. Supplemental Photographic Information. Negatives and prints often are insufficient to provide certain valid data or Permit firm conclusions. Information that aids in plotting or in estimating distances, apparent size and nature of object, probable velocity, and movements includes:
    1. Type and make of camera.
    2. Type, focal length, and make of lens.
    3. Brand and type of film.
    4. Shutter speed used.
    5. Lens opening used; that is, "f" stop.
    6. Filters used.
    7. Was tripod or solid stand used.
    8. Was "panning" used.
    9. Exact direction camera was pointing with relation to true North, and its angle with respect to the ground.

  4. Other Camera Data. If supplemental information is unobtainable, the minimum camera data required are the type of camera, and the smallest and largest "f" stop and shutter speed readings of the camera.

  5. Radar. Forward two copies of each still camera photographic print. Title radarscope photographic prints per AFR 95-7. Classify radarscope photographs per AFR 205-1.

NOTE: if possible, develop film before forwarding. Mark undeveloped film clearly to indicate this fact, to avoid destruction by exposure through mail channels to final addressees.

b. Material. Air Force echelons receiving suspected or actual UFO material will safeguard it to prevent any defacing or alterations which might reduce its value for intelligence examination and analysis.

c. Photographs, Motion Pictures and Negatives Submitted by Individuals. Individuals often submit photographic and motion picture material as part of their UFO reports. All original material submitted will be returned to the individual after completion of necessary studies, analysis, and duplication by the Air Force.

AFR 80-17

By Order of the Secretary of the Air Force

Official J. P. McCONNELL
General, U.S. Air Force
Chief of Staff


R. J. PUGH
Colonel, USAF
Director of Administrative Services

CHANGE AFR 80-17A
AIR FORCE REGULATION DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
NO. 80-17A Washington, 8 November 1966

Research And Development

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS (UFO)

AFR 80-17, 19 September 1966, Is changed as follows:

3c. EXCEPTIONS: FTD at Wright-Patterson... for separate investigations. The University of Colorado will, under a research agreement with the Air Force, conduct a study of UFOs. This program (to run approximately 15 months) will be conducted independently and without restrictions. The university will enlist the assistance of other conveniently located institutions that can field investigative teams. All UFO reports will be submitted to the University of Colorado, which will be given the fullest cooperation of all UFO Investigating Officers. Every effort will be made to keep all UFO, reports unclassified. However, if it is necessary to classify a report because of method of detection or other factors not related to the UFO, a separate report including all possible information will be sent to the University of Colorado.

8b(6). University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80302, ATTN: Dr. Condon. (Mail copy of message form.)

8e. Negative or Inapplicable Data. Renumber as paragraph 9.

11k. Position title, name, rank, official address telephone area code, office and home phone, and comments of the preparing officer, including his preliminary analysis of the possible cause of the sighting(s). (See paragraph 10.)


By Order of the Secretary of the Air Force

Official J. P. McCONNELL
General, U.S. Air Force
Chief of Staff


R. J. PUGH
Colonel, USAF
Director of Administrative Services






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CHANGE 1, AFR 80-17

AIR FORCE REGULATION DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
NO. 80-17(C1) Washington, 26 October 1967

Research And Development

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS (UFO)

AFR 80-17, 19 September 1966, is changed as follows:

*3c. Investigation. Each commander of an Air Force base within the United States will provide a UFO... sighting for action.

3c. EXCEPTIONS: FTD at Wright-Patterson... for separate investigations. The University of Colorado, under a research agreement with the Air Force, will conduct a study of UFOs. This program (to run approximately 15 months) will be conducted independently and without restrictions. The university will enlist the assistance of other conveniently located institutions that can field investigative teams. All UFO reports will be submitted to the University of Colorado, which will be given the fullest cooperation of all UFO Investigating Officers. Every effort will be made to keep all UFO reports unclassified. However, if it is necessary to classify a report because of method of detection or other factors not related to the UFO, a separate report including all possible information will be sent to the University of Colorado.

*6a. The Deputy Chief of Staff,... reported within the United States. All Air Force activities within the United States will conduct UFO... investigation with FTD.

8b(6). University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80302, Dr. Condon. (Mail copy of message form.)

*8c. Reports. If followup action is required on electrically transmitted reports prepare an investigative report on AF Form 117, "Sighting of Unidentified Phenomena Questionnaire," which will be reproduced locally on 8" x 10½" paper in accordance with attachment 1. (9 pages). Send the completed investigative report to FTD (TDETR), Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433. FTD will send the reports to interested organizations in the United States and to Secretary of the Air Force (SAFOI), Wash DC 20330, if required.

8e. Negative or Inapplicable Data. Renumber as paragraph 9.

11k. Position title, name, rank, official address, telephone area code, office and home telephone, and comments of the preparing officer, including his preliminary analysis of the possible cause of the sighting. (See paragraph 10.)


By Order of the Secretary of the Air Force

Official J. P. McCONNELL, General, USAF
Chief of Staff
R. J. PUGH, Colonel, USAF 1 Attachment
Director of Administrative Services AF Form 117, "Sighting of Unidentified Phenomena Questionnaire"


This regulation supersedes AFR 80-17A, 8 November 1966.
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AFR 80-17 (C1)

Questionnaire d'observation de phénomènes non identifiés
BUDGET BUREAU APPROVAL
NUMBER 21-R258
Ce questionnaire a été préparé afin que vous puissiez fournir à l'U.S. Air Force autant d'information que possible concernant le phénomène non identifié que vous avez observé. Veuillez essayer de répondre à toutes les questions. L'information que vous fournissez sera utilisée dans des buts de recherche. Votre nom ne sera pas utilisé en relation avec quelque de vos déclarations ou conclusions sans votre permission. Retournez à l'enquêteur de la base de l'Air Force pour transmission à la FTD (TDETR), Wright-Patternson AFB, OHIO 45433, IAW AFR 80-17 (si des feuilles supplémentaires sont nécessaire pour raconter ou de schémas attacher avec sûreté à ce formulaire avec votre nom pour identification).
  1. Quand avez-vous vu le phénomène ?
Jour ______ Mois ______ Année ______
  1. A quelle heure avez-vous vu le phénomène la 1ère fois ?
Heure ______ Minutes ______ [ ] A.M. [ ] P.M.
  1. A quelle heure avez-vous vu le phénomène la dernière fois ?
Heure ______ Minutes ______ [ ] A.M. [ ] P.M.
Zone horaire [ ] Economies de jour [ ] Standard
[ ] Est [ ] Central [ ] Montagne [ ] Pacifique [ ] Autre
  1. Où étiez-vous lorsque vous avez vu le phénomène ? Si en ville donnez l'adresse de rue la plus proche et indiquez sur une carte dessinée à la main où vous vous trouviez avec référence à l'adresse. Si en campagne, identifiez l'autoroute où vous vous trouviez ou étiez proche et essayez de fixer une distance et une direction d'après une marque au sol reconnaissable.
  1. Imaginez que vous soyez au point montré dans le schéma. Placez un "A" sur la ligne courbe pour montrer à quelle hauteur le phénomène était au-dessus de l'horizon, ou ligne du ciel, lorsque vous l'avez vu pour la 1ère fois. Placez un "B" sur la même ligne courbe pour montrer à quelle hauteur au-dessus de l'horizon le phénomène fut vu pour la dernière fois.
6a. Imaginez maintenant que vous êtes au centre de la rose du compas. Placez un "A" sur le compas pour indiquer la direction vers le phénomène lorsque vous l'avez vu pour la 1ère fois. Placez un "B" sur le compas pour indiquer la direction vers le phénomène lorsque vu pour la dernière fois.
  1. n "A" à la position du phénomène lorsque vous l'avez vu pour la 1ʳᵉ fois, et un "B" à la position du phénomène lorsque vous l'avez vu pour la dernière fois. Reliez le "A" et le "B" avec une ligne pour approximer le mouvement du phénomène entre "A" et "B". C'est-à-dire, représentez schématiquement si le mouvement est apparu comme droit, courbe ou en zig-zag. Référez-vous au schéma plus petit comme exemple de la manière de compléter le plus grand schéma.

8. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU SAW THE PHENOMENON? (Check appropriate blocks)
OUTDOORS IN BUSINESS SECTION OF CITY
IN BUILDING IN RESIDENTIAL SECTION OF CITY
IN CAR [ ]AS DRIVER [ ]AS PASSENGER IN OPEN COUNTRYSIDE
IN BOAT NEAR AIRFIELD
IN AIRPLANE [ ]AS PILOT [ ]AS PASSENGER FLYING OVER CITY
OTHER FLYING OVER OPEN COUNTRY
OTHER
A. IF YOU WERE IN A VEHICLE, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
WHAT DIRECTION WERE YOU MOVING? HOW FAST WERE YOU MOVING?
NORTH EAST
SOUTH WEST DID YOU STOP ANYTIME WHILE OBSERVING THE PHENOMENON?

[ ]YES [ ]NO
NORTHEAST SOUTHEAST
NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST
EXPLAIN WHETHER SUCH MOVEMENT AFFECTS YOUR SKETCHES IN ITEMS 5 AND 6.

DESCRIBE TYPE OF VEHICLE YOU WERE IN AND TYPE OF ROAD, TERRAIN OR BODY OF WATER YOU TRAVERSED DURING THE SIGHTING. STATE WHETHER WINDOWS OR CONVERTIBLE TOP WERE UP OR DOWN.

HOW MUCH OTHER TRAFFIC WAS THERE?

DID YOU NOTICE ANY AIRPLANES? [ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "YES," DESCRIBE WHEN THEY WERE IN SIGHT RELATIVE TO THE TIME OF SIGHTING OF THE PHENOMENON AND WHERE THEY WERE IN THE SKY RELATIVE TO THE POSITION OF THE PHENOMENON.


A. HOW LONG WAS THE PHENOMENON IN SIGHT?
LENGTH OF TIME CERTAIN OF TIME NOT VERY SURE
FAIRLY CERTAIN JUST A GUESS
HOW WAS TIME DETERMINED?

WAS THE PHENOMENON IN SIGHT CONTINUOUSLY? [ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "NO," INDICATE WHETHER THIS IS DUE TO YOUR MOVEMENT OR THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PHENOMENON, AND DESCRIBE SUCH MOVEMENT OR BEHAVIOR. INDICATE DISAPPEARANCES ON PREVIOUS SKETCHES.



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10. IF THERE WERE MORE THAN ONE PHENOMENON, HOW MANY WERE THERE? DRAW A PICTURE TO SHOW HOW THEY WERE ARRANGED. DID THE ARRANGEMENT CHANGE DURING THE SIGHTING?



11. CONDITIONS (Check appropriate blocks.)
A. SKY
B. WEATHER
DAY CUMULUS CLOUDS (Low fluffy) FOG OR MIST
TWILIGHT CIRRUS CLOUDS (High fleecy or
herringbone)
HEAVY RAIN
NIGHT LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE
CLEAR NIMBUS CLOUDS (Rain) HAIL
PARTLY CLOUDY CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS
(Thunderstorms)
SNOW OR SLEET
COMPLETELY OVERCAST UNKNOWN
HAZE OR SMOG NONE OF THE ABOVE
C. IF THE SIGHTING WAS AT TWILIGHT OR NIGHT, WHAT DID YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE STARS AND MOON?
(1). STARS
(2) MOON
NONE BRIGHT MOONLIGHT NO MOONLIGHT
A FEW MOON WITH HALO UNKNOWN
MANY MOON HIDDEN BY CLOUDS
PARTIAL (New or quarter)
UNKNOWN
D. IF THE SIGHTING WAS IN DAYLIGHT, WAS THE SUN VISIBLE? [ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "YES," WHERE WAS THE SUN AS YOU FACED THE PHENOMENON?
IN FRONT OF YOU TO YOUR RIGHT OVERHEAD (Near noon)
IN BACK OF YOU TO YOUR LEFT UNKNOWN
E. SPECIFY THE MAJOR SOURCE OF ILLUMINATION PRESENT DURING THE SIGHTING, SUCH AS THE SUN, HEADLIGHTS OR STREET LAMP, ETC. FOR TERRESTRIAL ILLUMINATION, SPECIFY DISTANCE TO LIGHT SOURCE.



12. GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHENOMENON, INDICATING WHETHER IT APPEARED DARK OR LIGHT, WHETHER IT REFLECTED LIGHT OR WAS SELF-LUMINOUS AND WHAT COLORS YOU NOTICED. DESCRIBE YOUR IMPRESSION OF WHETHER IT WAS SOLID OR TRANSPARENT, WHETHER EDGES WERE SHARP OR FUZZY. DESCRIBE THE SHAPE OR INDICATE IF IT APPEARED AS A POINT OF LIGHT. INDICATE COMPARISONS WITH OTHER OBSERVED OBJECTS, LIKE STARS, A LIGHT OR OTHER OBJECT IN YOUR FIELD OF VIEW.





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13. DID THE PHENOMENON
YES NO UNKNOWN
MOVE IN A STRAIGHT LINE?
STAND STILL AT ANY TIME?
SUDDENLY SPEED UP AND RUN AWAY?
BREAK UP IN PARTS AND EXPLODE
CHANGE COLOR
GIVE OFF SMOKE
CHANGE BRIGHTNESS
CHANGE SHAPE?
FLASH OR FLICKER?
DISAPPEAR AND REAPPEAR?
SPIN LIKE A TOP?
MAKE A NOISE?
FLUTTER OR WOBBLE?
14. WHAT DREW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE PHENOMENON?



A. HOW DID IT FINALLY DISAPPEAR?



B. DID THE PHENOMENON MOVE BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF SOMETHING, LIKE A CLOUD, TREE, OR BUILDING AT ANY TIME?

[ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "YES," DESCRIBE.



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15. DRAW A PICTURE THAT WILL SHOW THE SHAPE OF THE PHENOMENON. INCLUDE AND LABEL ANY DETAILS THAT MIGHT HAVE APPEARED AS WINGS OR PROTRUSIONS, AND INDICATE EXHAUST OR VAPOR TRAILS. INDICATE BY AN ARROW THE DIRECTION THE PHENOMENON WAS MOVING.











16. WHAT WAS THE ANGULAR SIZE? HOLD A MATCH AT ARM'S LENGTH IN FRONT OF A KNOWN OBJECT, SUCH AS A STREET LAMP OR THE MOON. NOTE HOW MUCH OF THE OBJECT IS COVERED BY THE HEAD OF THE MATCH. NOW IF YOU HAD BEEN ABLE TO PERFORM THIS EXPERIMENT AT THE TIME OF THE SIGHTING, ESTIMATE WHAT FRACTION OF THE PHENOMENON WOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED BY THE MATCH HEAD.











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17. DID YOU OBSERVE THE PHENOMENON THROUGH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING? INCLUDE INFORMATION ON MODEL, TYPE, FILTER,LENS PRESCRIPTION OR OTHER APPLICABLE DATA.
EYEGLASSES CAMERA VIEWER
SUNGLASSES BINOCULARS
WINDSHIELD TELESCOPE
SIDE WINDOW OF VEHICLE THEODOLITE
WINDOWPANE OTHER
A. DO YOU ORDINARILY WEAR GLASSES? [ ]YES [ ]NO B. DO YOU USE READING GLASSES [ ]YES [ ]NO
18. WHAT WAS YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE SPEED OF THE PHENOMENON?
GIVE ESTIMATE OF SPEED ____________
19. WHAT WAS YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE DISTANCE OF THE PHENOMENON?
GIVE ESTIMATE OF DISTANCE ____________
20. IN ORDER THAT WE MAY OBTAIN AS CLEAR A PICTURE AS POSSIBLE OF WHAT YOU SAW, DESCRIBE IN YOUR OWN WORDS A COMMON OBJECT OR OBJECTS WHICH, WHEN PLACED IN THE SKY, SIMILAR TO WHERE YOU NOTED THE PHENOMENON, WOULD BEAR SOME RESEMBLANCE TO WHAT YOU SAW. DESCRIBE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE COMMON OBJECT AND WHAT YOU SAW.



21. DID YOU NOTICE ANY ODER, NOISE, OR HEAT EMANATING FROM THE PHENOMENON OR ANY EFFECT ON YOURSELF, ANIMALS OR MACHINERY IN THE VICINITY? [ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "YES," DESCRIBE.



A. DID THE PHENOMENON DISTURB THE GROUND OR LEAVE ANY PHYSICAL EVIDENCE? [ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "YES," DESCRIBE.



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22. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THIS OR A SIMILAR PHENOMENON BEFORE? [ ]YES [ ]NO. IF "YES," GIVE DATE AND LOCATION.


23. WAS ANYONE WITH YOU AT THE TIME YOU SAW THE PHENOMENON? [ ]YES [ ]NO.
IF "YES," DID THEY SEE IT TOO? [ ]YES [ ]NO.
A. LIST THEIR NAMES AND ADDRESSES.


24. GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF
LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME

ADDRESS (Street, City, State and Zip Code)

TELEPHONE (Area code and number)
AGE
MALE FEMALE
INDICATE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING OCCUPATION AND ANY EXPERIENCE WHICH MAY BE PERTINENT



25. WHEN AND TO WHOME DID YOU REPORT THAT YOU HAD SIGHTED THIS PHENOMENON?

NAME ____________________ DAY _______ MONTH _______ YEAR _____
26. DATE YOU COMPLETED THIS QUESTIONNAIRE

DAY _______ MONTH _______ YEAR _____
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27. INFORMATION WHICH YOU FEEL IS PERTINENT BUT WHICH IS NOT ADEQUATELY COVERED IN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE. ALTERNATIVELY PROVIDE A NARRATIVE EXPLANTION OF THE SIGHTING.




















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AIR FORCE REGULATION DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
NO. 80-17(C2) Washington, 30 September 1968

Research And Development

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS (UFO)

AFR 80-17, 19 September 1966 and change 1, 26 October 1967, are changed as follows:

8b(3). FTD WPAFB. (First line of text: FOR TDPT (UFO).)

8b(6). Delete.


By Order of the Secretary of the Air Force

Official J. P. McCONNELL, General, USAF
Chief of Staff

JOHN F.RASH, Colonel, USAF
Director of Administrative Services


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