1) First call other people to come and watch the UFO with you, alert others to its presence. The more witnesses, the more credible the report. It's also best to have multiple witness sightings for investigators here at IOPIA.
2) Observe the UFO carefully. If you have a camera, take pictures that include objects such as buildings, treeline, mountains, etc. in the foreground and background if possible. Remember as many details as possible, especially the date, time, location, size, distance, sound, motion, direction traveled, how you lost sight of UFO and appearance of the UFO, such as color, lights and shape.
3) After the sighting ends, write down as many details as you can remember. Draw a sketch of the UFO.
4) File your report with IOPIA REPORT UFO
Unlike the paranormal sciences concerning ghosts and haunting activity, which can manifest in a certain location or with a certain individual, UFOs appear almost anywhere at any given time to anyone. One of the major problems with investigating UFOs in Alaska and in general is that they tend to be of random occurrence. Witnesses of a UFO encounter are caught off guard and unprepared for the encounter, so it is extremely unlikely to get instrumental evidence. All the investigator has to work with is usually the witness report.
All reports have inaccuracies in their contents which can make things complicated but not impossible for a Ufologist. It is important to have as many witnesses as possible to report the phenomenon so the investigator can draw out valid statistics from each individual report. The data we retain here at IOPIA is derived from studying hundreds of individual Alaskan cases. You can make a difference by reporting your UFO sighting, most likely we have other reports on file matching your sighting. To see the data from your reports go here
The Absence of Proof is not Proof of Absence
"There is no proof! It just doesn't exist!" This is something I've heard for years on a constant basis while investigating all aspects of the paranormal here in Alaska. I go by a motto, "The absence of proof is not proof of absence."
Witnesses (More the better)