UFO Report Hotline

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Calls regarding RECENT sightings are welcomed by the National UFO Reporting Center Hotline at (206) 722-3000. The hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, however reports are best submitted between 8:00 a.m. and midnight (Pacific time). Sightings more than approximately one week old should be submitted via our On-Line Report Form or via US mail to the following address: 

National UFO Reporting Center
P. O. Box 700
Davenport, WA 99122

The Center’s hotline is generally reserved for incoming UFO reports. However, brief queries may be submitted over the hotline number, and a member of our staff may be able to answer your question. Information requests may also be mailed to the address above, or sent via email to director@ufocenter.com

Past sighting reports are most useful if they include an exact date, time, and location of the sighting. Other valuable information include a description of the object(s) seen, what they were witnessed to do, how many of them were observed, what shape and color they were, how long they were observed, and any other facts the witness(es) believe were significant. The number of observers and a brief, one-sentence long description of their backgrounds are useful as well. 

A photograph or video of the object is the most useful form of evidence in any sighting. Absent a photograph, an illustration of the object observed, even a simple outline drawing of its shape is very helpful. Also, a photocopy of an official map, indicating where the observers were located and what direction(s) they were looking is extremely helpful, and will permit a calculation of latitude and longitude. 

The following graph shows how valuable a 24 hour UFO report hotline can be.  The blue bars indicate the distribution of the time of UFO sightings throughout the day.  The red bars indicate the distribution of the times that calls are received at the Hotline. 

Hour (0 = midnight, 23 = 11 PM) 
(based on incoming calls from 1/95 to 6/96).