PHYSICAL TRACES ASSOCIATED

WITH

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

 

An Interim Report

 

 

 

 

RESULTS OF PROCESSING DATA

 

1490  - 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted R. Phillips

 

CENTER FOR PHYSICAL TRACE RESEARCH

archaeoanom@inter-linc.net

 

 

 

 


INTRODUCTION

 

This report presents a statistical analysis of data given in 3,059 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.

 

SUGGESTED FUTURE RESEARCH

 

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 Flying Objects.

 

 

 


 

Pre 1900

 

24 cases

 

0.78%

 

1900 - 1939

 

22 cases

 

0.72%

 

1940 - 1949

 

28 cases

 

0.92%

 

1950 - 1959

 

            303 cases

 

9.91%

 

1960 - 1969

 

            534 cases

 

             17.46%

 

1970 - 1979

 

          1109 cases

 

             36.25%

 

1980 - 1989

 

            498 cases

 

             16.28%

 

1990 - 1999

 

            435 cases

 

             14.22%

 

2000 - 2004

 

            106 cases

 

                3.46%

Fig. 1 - DISTRIBUTION OF EVENTS BY YEAR

 

 

 

1954

 

105 CASES

 

3.43%

 

1969

 

133 CASES

 

4.35%

 

1973

 

159 CASES

 

5.20%

 

1974

 

125 CASES

 

4.01%

 

1975

 

147 CASES

 

4.81%

 

1976

 

114 CASES

 

3.73%

 

1977

 

119 CASES

 

3.90%

 

1979

 

121 CASES

 

4.00%

 

1980

 

103 CASES

 

3.37%

 

TOTALS

 

         1126 CASES

 

             36.80%

Fig. 2 - PEAK YEAR DISTRIBUTION

 

 

 

 


 

2300

 

256 cases

 

2000

 

251 cases

 

2100

 

245 cases

 

2200

 

200 cases

 

0200

 

142 cases

 

2400

 

137 cases

 

1900

 

137 cases

 

0400

 

124 cases

 

1700

 

119 cases

 

1800

 

 98 cases

Fig. 3 - PEAK TIME DISTRIBUTION (local times)

 

 

 

United States

 

979 cases

 

France

 

245 cases

 

Canada

 

214 cases

 

Brazil

 

199 cases

 

Italy

 

184 cases

 

Australia

 

168 cases

 

England

 

168 cases

 

New Zealand

 

153 cases

 

Argentina

 

122 cases

 

Venezuela

 

                          93 cases

 

 

 

                      2525 cases (82.5%)

Fig. 4 - PEAK  DISTRIBUTION COUNTRIES

 

 


 

Missouri

 

43 cases

 

Iowa

 

39 cases

 

Illinois

 

38 cases

 

California

 

35 cases

 

Indiana

 

33 cases

Fig. 5 - PEAK  DISTRIBUTION  STATES

 

 

Multiple Witness Events:     40.4% (1,236 cases)

 

Occupants/Beings Reported:       23.9% (731 cases)

More than one being seen: 63.2% (461 cases)

Being described as small:   57.1% (417 cases)

 

 

 

Circular

 

57.2%

 

Oval

 

21.2%

 

Sphere

 

14.6%

 

Cylinder/Cigar

 

                             6.0%

 

Various Shapes

 

                             1.0%

Fig. 6 - SHAPE DISTRIBUTION OF OBJECTS

 

 

 

Metallic

 

59.6%

 

Red

 

11.0%

 

White

 

10.1%

 

Orange-Red

 

  5.5%

 

Orange

 

  3.7%

 

Yellow

 

  3.7%

 

Blue-White

 

  2.8%

 

Green

 

  2.8%

 

Gold

 

  0.8%

Fig. 7 - OBJECT COLOR

 

 

Sound Heard

 

9.3%

 

Whistling

 

                          31.1%

 

Humming

 

                          22.6%

 

Hissing

 

                          11.3%

 

Buzzing

 

                          11.1%

 

Beeping

 

                          10.0%

 

“Electronic”

 

                          10.0%

 

Roaring

 

4.9%

Fig. 8 - SOUND RELATED TO OBJECT

 

 

Graph below indicates the object dimensions as estimated by witnesses. Dimensions in meters are as follows;

 

A: one - three                                    B: four - seven

 C: eight - twelve                               D: twelve  - sixteen

E: seventeen - twenty-one                F: twenty-two - twenty-five               

G: twenty-five +

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 9 - ESTIMATED OBJECT DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graph below indicates the duration of the observations. Duration in minutes as follows:

 

A:                 Less than 1 minute                                            B:         1 - 2 minutes

C:                 2 - 5 minutes                                                    D:         5 - 10 minutes

E:                  10 - 20 minutes                                                            F:         20 - 30 minutes

G:                 30 minutes - 1 hour                                           H:         one hour +

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 10 - DURATION OF OBSERVATION

 

 

Circular

 

78.7%

 

Oval

 

15.2%

 

Irregular

 

6.1%

Fig. 11 - CONFIGURATION OF PRIMARY TRACES

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Burnt

 

47.7%

 

Depressed

 

40.0%

 

Dehydrated

 

12.3%

Fig. 12 - CONDITION OF PRIMARY SITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 13 - OBJECT (light gray) & SITE DIMENSIONS

in meters

A: 1 - 3            B: 4 - 7            C: 8 - 12          D: 12 - 16        E: 17 - 21         F: 22 - 25

G: 25+

 


 

Human Effects

 

5.3%

 

Animal Effects

 

2.8%

 

Vehicle Damage

 

6.5%

 

Structure Damage

 

1.2%

 

Footprints

 

7.7%

 

Tree Damage

 

9.1%

 

Radiation

 

1.7%

 

Electromagnetic Effects

 

7.6%

 

Angel Hair

 

8.9%

 

Fragments Recovered

 

8.1%

 

Liquid Residue

 

2.0%

 

White Residue

 

3.8%

 Fig. 14 - SECONDARY TRACES

 

 

 

Imprints

 

31.1%

 

Three

 

69.9%

 

Four

 

28.3%

 

Five

 

0.4%

 

Six

 

1.4%

Fig. 15 - LANDING GEAR IMPRINTS

 

SUMMARY

 

Currently UFO landing events with physical traces are occurring at a rate of 2.2 events per month. Prime time viewing for such an event would be between 8 pm and midnight with secondary peaks at 2 am and 4 am. Best location would be Missouri, Iowa or Illinois.

 


Objects generating traces are most often circular, metallic in color. There are three primary types of object observed.

 

Type 1: One to three meters in diameter, disc or spherical in shape. These objects tend not to make ground contact but hover close to the surface, leaving behind burnt or dehydrated circular effects.

 

Type 2: Four to seven meters in daimeter, oval or disc-shaped. Landing with imprints, either 3 or four. Sites are burnt or depressed and circular to oval in shape.

 

Type 3: Eight to twelve meters in diameter, disc-shaped with 3 landing legs, leaving burnt or depressed sites.

 

Most trace events have an observation window of 2 to 5 minutes with the object less than 20 meters away.

 

Eight in ten sites are circular, burnt or depressed. 91% of site diameters between 1 and 12m. 1 - 3m: 33%, 4 - 7m: 37%, only 3% 17m or greater.

 

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