Technical Report November 2009 M. Teodorani
A Comparative Analytical and Observational Study
of North American Databases
on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
MASSIMO TEODORANI, Ph.D.
Astrophysicist, Researcher, Science Writer
ABSTRACT. Databases concerning UAP sightings are analyzed in depth through the examination
of three specific samples describing anomalous events reported in the last 60 years in the
confining US states of New York and Connecticut and the Canadian province of Ontario.
Temporal, spatial and typological analysis of these data show that UAP databases, though not
explaining the intrinsic nature of the reported phenomenon, are able to demonstrate its existence
whatever its nature may be, and to show quite clearly the way in which the witness perceives it in
the same way at different locations both in terms of time intervals and in terms of the sighted
shapes. Long-term temporal analysis demonstrates that the time-frequency of reported sightings is
directly correlated with the evolution of communications technology and anti-correlated with the
secular decrease of Earth’s magnetic field, but also that throughout the general trend some really
anomalous residual does emerge in the form of transient “flaps” that are intrinsic to the UAP
phenomenon. A work hypothesis is discussed concerning an additional reason why mankind of the
technological age tends to report a much higher number of UAP sightings than in the ancient past.
Spatial analysis, excluding any connection of the location of their occurrence with magnetic and
gravimetric anomalies, shows that the geographical frequency of UAP sightings is strictly
correlated with the population number but also that, once a statistical pondered evaluation is
done, a real spatial recurrence does exist and is circumscribed to specific areas. Astrometric
analysis shows that UAP sightings tend to be reported more frequently when moonlight is low and