Ted Phillips: Centre pour la Recherche sur les Traces Physiques (CPTR)
Traces physiques associées à des objets volants non identifiés - Un rapport d'intérim - Résultat du
traitement des données 1490-2004
This report presents a statistical analysis of data given in 3059 reports involving observations of anomalous
phenomena or objects on or near the ground resulting in physical residues generated by the observed phenomena or
objects. These observations took place in 91 countries between 1490 and 2004.
The analysis permits certain regularities of these phenomena to be brought out. The data indicates there is a certain
type of phenomenon which shows stable statistical properties.
This research began in 1968 and after 36 years it is yet premature to consider the nature of these phenomena on the
basis of the data presented to date. The developments of methods of obtaining more reliable data and expansion of the
initial information used will result in a database of the most important piece of the UFO puzzle - physical evidence.
At this point there seems to be no relation to the more popular crop circles which are much larger and complex than
UFO landing sites. The current problem is the inclination on the part of investigators to identify possible landing
sites as crop circles - if it's circular, it must be a crop circle.
Recherche future suggérée
To obtain more definite conclusions, more reliable and detailed data must be obtained. These events must be well
documented and sampled for laboratory analysis. There needs to be a central repository for landing/physical evidence
events. Currently, the data is scattered among numerous investigators in many countries.
A central repository should produce interim reports to be available to the general public and serious investigators.
This will produce new data and a much more complete database. The entire database should be available in some form as
physical trace events will give us the most substantial evidence for - or against - the existence of Unidentified
Fig. 1 - Distribution des événements par année
Nombre de cas
Fig. 2 - Distribution des années de pic
Nombre de cas
Fig. 3 - Distribution des heures de pic (heures locales)