What if you observe a UAP?
Think, record, report
First, ask yourself if you are really observing a UAP. If so, then what should you do?
If you observe a phenomenon you cannot explain, write down the details as quickly and accurately as you can. Include:
- The date and exact time and duration of the event
- Its precise geographic location and reference to landmarks, etc.
- Its shape, size, colours, movements, etc.
- Any noise it makes
- Any other information you think could be relevant
If the phenomenon leaves any visible traces (e.g. tracks on the ground, damage to vegetation, etc.), do not enter the area.
No meaningful analysis can be performed on samples not taken according to established protocols.
In all cases, report to the nearest police station, which will take all necessary steps and record a formal statement that will be forwarded to Geipan.
Possible sources of confusion
Certain phenomena can be confused with UAPs.
Northern lights (aurora borealis)
Mist and fog effects
Lightning and related phenomena
Thai Flying Lanterns. Credits: Geipan.
Phenomena linked to human activity:
Fireworks, vehicle hazard lights, will-o'-the-wisp (light from burning marsh gas), fires, etc.
Laser effects (parties, nightclubs, etc.), floodlights, searchlights, lighthouses, etc.
Aeroplanes and other types of air vehicles (helicopters, microlights, hang-gliders, airships, etc.)
Balloons (scientific, weather, toy, etc.)