Peter Davenport and Fifty Years of UFO Research: What Does it All Mean?
Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, will discuss several of the most dramatic, and well-documented, UFO sighting reports that he has received during his career in ufology. He also will discuss his proposal for using “passive” radar for unambiguous detection of UFOs in the near-earth environment.
The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) is an organization in the United States that investigates UFO sightings and/or alien contacts. NUFORC has been in continuous operation since 1974. It was founded in 1974 by Robert J. Gribble. It has catalogued almost 90,000 reported UFO sightings over its history, most of which were in the United States. In addition to record keeping, the center has provided statistics and graphs to assist others looking for information. Slate published an interactive graph published by Davenport, which showed the density of sightings relative to an area.