National Institute for Discovery Science

 

Selected Sighting Reports from the NIDS Database

NIDS is initiating a new policy of posting selected eyewitness summaries on our website. The summaries will be supplemented with new cases on a regular basis. The purpose is to give the public a broader idea of the kinds of cases we receive through our 24-hour UFO hotline (702-798-1700) and our on-line report form (www.nidsci.org/reportform.php).

NIDS has a full time staff of scientists and professional investigators who review all new cases submitted. Investigative resources are allocated based on multiple criteria that include number of witnesses, assessed quality of testimony, credibility of eyewitnesses, physical evidence etc. Further, posting our online summaries may lead to corroborating testimony from previously unknown witnesses to certain events.

In the Research News section of our website, you will find our research reports concerning “major case” investigations. This Summaries page will contain those cases deemed less significant, but certainly not insignificant. NIDS is able to conduct statistical analysis by virtue of ALL the sighting events that are reported to us; consequently, the better reporting we have, the more thorough research we can conduct.

In all cases possible, we use the witness’s own words to describe his or her experience. Many summaries are gained through our online reporting form; other summaries have been written by NIDS investigators following personal or telephone interviews.

These summaries are sorted according to the state or country in which the sighting took place. If you have reported a sighting to NIDS and don’t see your summary, be patient; our case load is large. Our online reporting form is not sent directly to this section of our website, each summary is reviewed and edited, but only to remove identifying information that may be contained there. NIDS takes confidentiality concerns very seriously.

If you would like to make a report or if you have any questions about these summaries, please let us know. Be advised, however, that we do not divulge the identities of any reporting witness.

Our contact information:

Phone: 702-798-1700
Fax: 702-798-1970
E-mail: nids @ anv.net
Report: www.nidsci.org/reportform.php

Cases by Geographic Region

United States:

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Idaho

Georgia

Kansas

Maine

Michigan

Minnesota

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

International:

Canada

Germany

Mid-Atlantic Ocean

Sweden

Turkey