The Unexplained Anomalous Phenomena Sightings Reporting System (UAPSRS) is an online resource that collects information about credible sightings of unidentified anomalous phenomena, or UAP, making them freely available to the public. Our mission is to collect data on these phenomena that may be potentially useful to science and to provide an online archive of information about them as a free public service. 

UAP sightings are submitted to the UAPSRS voluntarily by users of this website. Anyone who believes they have observed UAP or phenomena related to it may submit a report to the UAPSRS using our “Submit a Report” page. By doing so, users of this site acknowledge that a summary of their UAP sightings can be archived here and made publicly available. Names and other personal identifying information will be withheld from the information we publish on this site, unless permission is granted by a witness, or they request that their name or other details be made publicly available. For more details, please see our Terms and Conditions.

The UAPSRS was founded in 2023 by Micah Hanks, its current Director. A longtime advocate for the scientific study of UAP and similar unresolved phenomena, Hanks created the UAPSRS under a series of core guiding principles:

  1. The collection and preservation of information about UAP as a service to the public
  2. Making data accessible that could potentially be crucial to our scientific understanding of these phenomena, and
  3. The promotion of transparency regarding UAP and any information collected about it.

The UAPSRS supports the efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and its current work toward resolving UAP encountered by U.S. military personnel. As a necessity for protecting sensitive information in the interest of national security, most of the information involving UAP sightings collected by the U.S. government remains classified, and only generalized data has been made publicly available.

The UAPSRS is an independent research effort and is not affiliated with the DOD’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) or any other government agency. It hopes that its mission to produce a coordinated, entirely civilian-operated effort to collect information about UAP sightings may complement the DOD’s objectives in the civilian sector, while promoting greater transparency and ensuring information that may be potentially useful to our scientific understanding of UAP is freely available to everyone. Additionally, the UAPSRS also aims to support the efforts of several existing civilian groups that have been engaged in the study of these phenomena over time.

For more information about the DOD’s current efforts to evaluate UAP, as well as civilian groups who have been doing so for many decades, please see our resource page on U.S. Government and Civilian UAP Investigations.