National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena
The National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific research and investigation of aviation-related Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), also known as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) or anomalous phenomena. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Richard F. Haines, a former NASA research scientist, NARCAP focuses on promoting aviation safety and enhancing the understanding of UAPs through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of reports from pilots, air traffic controllers, and other aviation professionals.
NARCAP conducts thorough investigations of aviation-UAP encounters to determine potential hazards and threats to aviation safety. The organization maintains a database of such incidents and collaborates with aviation professionals, researchers, and scientists to study and analyze the collected data. NARCAP also encourages the development of standardized reporting procedures for UAP sightings within the aviation community and advocates for increased awareness and open dialogue on the subject.
While NARCAP is not affiliated with any government or military organizations, its mission is to contribute to a better understanding of UAPs and their potential impact on aviation safety through rigorous scientific research and information sharing.