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You may monetize any UAP visuals you capture with the SIGHTER app.

You grant SIGHTER usage rights to the visual and metadata captured. SIGHTER uses the data solely to advance UAP studies and analysis by researchers and others.

We are not in the business of monetizing visuals captured by our users through social media, or in competing with our users for monetized clicks on social media uploads.

You, on the other hand, are welcome to monetize UAP video images captured with the app in any way you see fit through social media or other outlets. Post or upload them where you will.

SIGHTER does not store sighting data on your device but will provide a simple and straightforward process for you to request that SIGHTER release the visuals to you to monetize.

Let’s take a closer look at both of those.  In 2022 the US Pentagon alone received reports of over 200 UAP sightings. The US represents a population that is only 4% of the global population. If you do that math and extrapolate to the world population of 7.9 billion, even when allowing for a very high percentage of what are certainly false positives, it’s safe to say that the number of worldwide sightings of actual UAP could easily be many thousands per year.

You may have already witnessed a UFO/UAP event yourself, or several in your lifetime, or you likely know someone who has. And that’s a very big number.

And consider that only a small fraction of UAP sightings throughout the US would ever be reported all the way up to the Pentagon. They might go to the local sheriff’s office or elsewhere out of practically, or simply go unreported, which is the most likely case. One thing is logically certain: the rare and dazzling reported sightings that make it to the nightly news are a minuscule percentage of the total.

So, where do they occur and how often? We can only make informed guesses. How many reported sightings are balloons or frisbees? We don’t know that either. SIGHTER can help us find out.

UFO/UAP sightings are a daily occurrence worldwide. But the odds that you — on your own — would ever be in position to participate in a sighting are much lower than they need to be. But as part of the SIGHTER swarm, you won’t be alone.

Having SIGHTER on your phone improves those odds dramatically.

When one SIGHTER user detects a UAP and sends an alert, other SIGHTER users in the community or vicinity (who moments before were watching Netflix and would have otherwise missed it) get the alert and are pointed directly to the UAP by the app. If the UAP moves, other SIGHTER users closer to the UAP are alerted to pick it up, and so on.

SIGHTER is free to anyone who wants to download it.

We hope you’ll play a part in that. Please see our roadmap page and the role we hope you’ll play in plotting the course forward.

SIGHTER’s mission is a collective one we can all share.

Among other things, the logic behind how SIGHTER alerts are issued when and to whom, and the polling algorithms used to identify false positives, will be optimized over time, making SIGHTER increasingly effective.

While SIGHTER ver 1.0 will be fully functional, gathering user feedback is essential to its evolution and improvement.

Our early adopters will play a crucial role in providing that feedback, which will help us improve SIGHTER and ensure its success.

  1. When a “first-user” detects a UAP, they launch the SIGHTER app, which collects data such as images, precise location, direction, and distance to the UAP. This information is automatically recorded, and the sighting is assigned a unique ID.
  2. The first user can issue an alert to nearby observers using their live location data. The app determines which observers to notify based on their proximity to the sighting.
  3. Upon receiving the alert, additional sighters visually acquire the UAP and capture their own data. They can then issue alerts to more sighters, forming swarms of observers.
  4. All captured data is uploaded to SIGHTER’s servers for review, analysis, and curation. False positives are retained as references, and strategies such as real-time sighter polling and cross-referencing metadata are employed to detect false sightings.

SIGHTER’s approach leverages the collective efforts of users to improve the quality and quantity of UAP sighting data, facilitating research and understanding in the field.

SIGHTER’s Terms and Conditions prohibit users who intentionally create and upload obvious false positive sightings from participating in future data capture exercises or uploading sighting data to SIGHTER servers.

In addition, SIGHTER uses live user polling to curtail false positive alerts and uploads.

SIGHTER understands and has accounted for the fact that inadvertent false positive sightings will occur due to the nature of detecting and visually recording UAP. However, SIGHTER aims to discourage the intentional creation of false positive sightings or deliberately issuing false alerts.

Metadata refers to data that provides information about other data. It describes characteristics such as content, structure, format, and context. SIGHTER uses various types of metadata, including standard metadata captured by your smartphone when taking photos or videos, as well as additional variables like bearing, estimated distance, altitude, and atmospheric conditions during the sighting.

Metadata is important for organizing and categorizing data, providing context and understanding, enabling data integration, and aiding data analysis. It helps with searching, retrieval, and effective querying of the underlying data.

Most smartphones today have the necessary features like cameras, GPS, mapping, and compass. While higher-resolution cameras with features like optical image stabilization and low-light capabilities are beneficial, they are not essential. Smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and other brands offer these capabilities for use with SIGHTER.

People worldwide have reported sightings of UAP in various configurations, ranging from single to multiple objects. UAP can appear solid, light-reflective, or emit light in plasma-like formations. Sightings have been made with and without visual assistance, and advanced electromagnetic imaging technologies have also detected UAP.

UAP often display attributes that challenge our understanding of flight and physics. They exhibit unfathomable maneuverability, extended silent aerial loitering, and other unconventional movement patterns. These behaviors defy known laws of physics and pose a perplexing challenge to our scientific knowledge.

Our knowledge of UAP is limited, and there are no certainties beyond the observed phenomena. While we have witnessed UAP with various strange characteristics and observed their unconventional flight behaviors, we have yet to comprehend their nature or intent. Speculations or claims about UAP beyond what has been observed, recorded, or anecdotally reported are speculative at best and potentially misleading. Advancing our understanding requires continued research and a new data capture model like SIGHTER.

The subject of UAP sightings has sparked curiosity and the human desire to understand the unknown. Over time, speculation and theories from experts and commentators worldwide have accumulated, creating a saturation of ideas. Genuine curiosity and the desire to comprehend have contributed to this phenomenon, often clouding rational thought and hindering productive discussions.

The inclination to speculate about the profound unknown is a common human trait. It’s natural for individuals to contemplate and share ideas, even if uncertain or speculative. However, it is crucial to maintain critical thinking and differentiate between informed speculation and unsubstantiated claims. This helps foster a more productive and rational exploration of UAP, which is one of SIGHTER’s important goals.

UAP sightings go unreported due to fear of stigma, ridicule, and negative consequences associated with sharing such experiences. The fear of judgment, dismissal, and being mocked discourages individuals from reporting their observations.

The most common reason is the fear of being labeled delusional, irrational, or lacking credibility. Societal attitudes toward unidentified phenomena have often been skeptical, leading to concerns about reputation and personal and professional impacts. This fear significantly deters individuals from reporting their sightings. SIGHTER ensures complete observer anonymity to address these concerns.

Uncertainty about reporting channels and concerns about repercussions also contribute. Some may not know where to report their sightings, resulting in underreporting. Additionally, sightings involving military or classified operations may involve non-disclosure agreements, national security considerations, or legal consequences, further discouraging witnesses.

All user sighting data captured by SIGHTER is anonymous. SIGHTER does not share your personal information with any third party for any reason whatsoever.

Official statistics on UAP sightings worldwide are not readily available due to challenges in accurately tracking and documenting such phenomena. The mix of data formats and reporting methodologies makes it difficult to analyze and obtain comprehensive stats.

Determining the exact number of UAP sightings is challenging due to factors like underreporting, inconsistent reporting mechanisms, and the subjective nature of identifying and classifying UAP.

Estimates about the historical number of UAP sightings can be speculative and vary widely. Due to the lack of comprehensive data, estimates range from hundreds of thousands to potentially millions or more. Nobody knows.

The messiness and inconsistency of UAP sighting data can be attributed to various factors, including variability in reporting methods and unanalyzable data. Fear of stigma and underreporting, lack of transparency and cooperative disclosure, and limited research resources contribute to the incomplete picture. SIGHTER addresses these issues by collecting UAP visual and metadata in a streamlined and consistent manner.

There are no specific “best” places to sight UAP as they can appear anywhere. Researching historical UFO sightings and known worldwide hotspots can provide insights into locations where significant sightings have occurred. However, UAP sightings can happen unexpectedly in any location, so being observant and open-minded increases the chances of experiencing such phenomena.

More importantly, having SIGHTER on your smartphone increases your chances of seeing UAP dramatically.

False positives in UAP sightings occur when ordinary objects or natural phenomena are mistaken for extraordinary events. Actively searching for UAP increases the chances of false positives due to misidentifications of known objects, cognitive biases, and environmental factors creating optical illusions. Searching for UAP may lead to misidentifying airplanes, drones, satellites, or other common objects as unfamiliar or unusual.

Documentation plays a crucial role in minimizing false positives by providing a detailed record of the sighting. It allows for thorough analysis, comparing the event to known phenomena, identifying potential misidentifications, and maintaining accurate records for future reference. Detailed documentation supports an objective assessment, reducing the likelihood of false positives. The SIGHTER app facilitates this process.

Past observational and anecdotal UAP data suffers from limitations that have left researchers puzzled. The data lacks volume, quality, and consistency, making in-depth analysis difficult. The absence of patterns or meaningful trends further adds to the confusion surrounding UAP. Improved data collection practices are needed to overcome these challenges, and SIGHTER aims to contribute to this effort.

SIGHTER’s model improves observational inquiry by automating and promoting careful and uniform data collection methods during UAP sightings. It enables researchers to identify variables, behaviors, and characteristics associated with UAP.

Correlational inquiry focuses on establishing relationships between UAP behavior and other factors such as time of day, location, weather conditions, and electromagnetic activity, or any number of other factors. By collecting and analyzing uniform data, SIGHTER will facilitate the identification of correlations between UAP sightings and other variables.

Increasing the number of observation points (SIGHTER users) expands geographical coverage and perspectives in UAP research. Diverse observation points provide a broader scope of data, helping identify potential patterns, regional variations, and cultural biases related to UAP sightings. SIGHTER gathers a comprehensive dataset, enabling more robust analysis and insights.

Usable data forms the foundation for meaningful analysis and scientific investigation of UAP. High-quality and reliable data collected consistently allows for rigorous analysis, pattern identification, and scientific theory development. Usable data is essential for advancing understanding and reducing uncertainties surrounding UAP phenomena. SIGHTER focuses on collecting usable UAP data from private individuals.

While advanced electro-optical systems are powerful, it is important to have a more inclusive approach. Instead of waiting for even better systems, embracing a globally distributed network of observers using lower-tech-equipped tools, such as the human eye and brain, can provide an energetic and initial detection and observation method for UAP.

Modified electro-optical detection technology used by militaries and astronomical sciences can offer improved data on UAP sightings. However, at this point in time, the combination of consistent data capture methods with the human eye and brain is also well-suited for the task of understanding UAP phenomena.

The human eye and brain are the most powerful information gathering system on the planet. With over 7 billion sets of this technology worldwide, we should not overlook the power of our own senses in understanding UAP. SIGHTER enables better data collection once the human eye and brain detect UAP.

While specialized optical systems excel in specific tasks, the human eye and brain have unparalleled power to detect, observe, and gather visual information across the broadest range of observational and environmental contexts.

Improving, systematizing, and globalizing UAP observations through SIGHTER are crucial for:

Enhanced Data Quality: Improving observation methods increases reliability and quality of collected metadata, leading to accurate analysis.

Comprehensive Analysis: Systematizing observations allows for consistent data collection, identifying global patterns and correlations in UAP phenomena.

Collaborative Research: Globalizing UAP observations fosters collaboration among researchers, sharing data in API-enabled databases for cross-referencing and comprehensive analysis.

SIGHTER improves UAP data collection by private individuals in the following ways:

Addressing Denial and Obfuscation: Operating independently and maintaining user anonymity minimizes denial and obfuscation. SIGHTER focuses on collecting and presenting objective data free from external influences and bias.

Ensuring Reliable and Organized Data: SIGHTER’s organized approach reduces ambiguity and confusion, ensuring systematic recording of UAP information for accurate analysis and interpretation.

Maintaining Privacy and Data Integrity: SIGHTER prioritizes privacy and data integrity, safeguarding against manipulation and ensuring the reliability of collected data.

SIGHTER facilitates the discovery of patterns in UAP behavior through its streamlined data collection process, comprehensive dataset from global users, and collaborative research approach. By utilizing standardized tools and procedures, sharing data through API-enabled databases, and encouraging data integration, SIGHTER enables researchers to identify and analyze patterns in UAP phenomena.

Yes. All puzzles have solutions, and the nature and intent of UAP can be uncovered with dedicated research efforts. Although it may take time and collective contributions, progress can be made in understanding UAP by actively pursuing knowledge and utilizing the resources available — such as SIGHTER’s global network of properly equipped individuals.