Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Check out our new video series.

We are reviving our YouTube Channel with some great new content. We will cover four major areas
that we think you will find interesting:

  1. Education and help for UFO witnesses, giving them insight into their experiences and the investigative process at API.
  2. Training for API and other investigators.
  3. Video summaries of some API cases.
  4. General public education about UFOs and the many natural phenomena that are mistaken for anomalous objects in the sky.
We encourage you to go to our channel and subscribe, so you'll be notified whenever a new video is added to the series, which should be about 1-2 times per month. We encourage you to also comment on our videos and ask any questions you might have after watching.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Conversation 10 - Chris Cogswell

Released: 18 April 2018
Duration: 66 minutes, 2 seconds

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Chris Cogswell
Paul Carr is  joined by Chris Cogswell, recently resigned director of research at MUFON, about how
he and his team are carrying on with an enterprise of scientific research into the UFO phenomena.


The Mad Scientist Podcast
MUFON Director of Research Resigns

API Case Files
API Main Site
Report A UFO


host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: DJ Spooky

API Case Files is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Conversation 9 - Cheryl Costa, Part 2

Recorded: March 23, 2018
Released: 10 April 2018
Duration: 71 Minutes, 4 seconds

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Marsha Barnhart arranged a part two conversation with Cheryl Costa, co-author of UFO Sightings Desk Reference.In part two, they pick up the conversation discussing how Cheryl became interested in writing an on-line UFO sightings column, New York Skies, for the Syracuse New Times, and how she developed mind/consciousness interests via the practices of Shamanism, Buddhism and Remote Viewing. Additionally, Cheryl and Marsha talked about recent media reports of UFO’s by the military and how the media has reacted to this information.


New York Skies Blog Site

Remote Viewing:



Media reaction to Military UFO Footage:

API Website

API Case Files/API Conversations:


Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart
Postproduction: Paul Carr


DJ Spooky/Check Your math:
Scott Holmes/ Colossal Stillness:

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Conversation 8 - Cheryl Costa, part 1

Released: 24 March 2018
Duration: 62 minutes

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Marsha Barnhart talks to Cheryl Costa, co-author of UFO Sightings Desk Reference. This is a one-of-a-kind reference book covering 15 years of UFO sightings within the United States. The information was gleaned from more than 120,000 raw reports made by citizens to either the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) or the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) between the years 2001 to 2015. The information is a statistical bonanza annotating the frequency, distribution and shapes of reported UFO’s, with accompanying graphs charts and charts, and broken down into states and state counties for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

But this body of work, as amazing as it is, showcases just a portion of Cheryl’s talents: she is a published playwright, a film maker, a blogger with an international following, a talk radio host, an ordained Buddhist Nun, a Disclosure Activist and a devotee of Mind and Consciousness study.
Cheryl is a native New Yorker. She is a US Military Veteran. Anyone who reads her blog, New York Skies, can easily reach her at her published email account. Part one of this interview with Cheryl Costa was recorded on February 28th, 2018.

Bio Info/Book Reviews:


New York Skies Blog Site


DJ Spooky/Check Your math
Scott Holmes/ Colossal Stillness

API Website

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Transitioning to the Main Site

We are going to slowly sweep all the API Case Files content over to the Main API website. This blog will stay up indefinitely, though.  We're probably 3-4 episodes away from being over there 100% and stop updating this blog.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Episode 12 - Cylinders, Satellites and Stars, Oh My!

Released: 10 December 2017

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  • Kiwi UFO—A blazing cylinder over New Zealand.
  • Blank Spots on the Map “outs” spy satellites whose operations may trigger UFO reports.
  • API introduces a new team member, chats about some interesting cases, and discusses explanations for common misidentifications.
In Episode 12 of Case Files, API Director Paul Carr, Chief of Investigations Marsha Barnhart, and new Lead Investigator Savannah Dollison join in a Team Round Table discussion about some of their more recent cases.

Marsha spotlighted her investigation of an unidentified case that was set in New Zealand. She also discussed a book, Blank Spots on the Map, by Trevor Paglen—a book that contains a chapter identifying characteristics of Spy Satellites which researchers might find useful when investigating reports of anomalous lights in the night sky.


Blank Spots on the Map
Trevor Paglen
Article on Trevor Paglen
Sky Map

US Government FOIA Requests

API Website
Report A UFO


Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart
Post Production:  Paul Carr
Episode 12 Music
BoxCat Games:
Alien Chronicler:
D J Spooky

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Questions, comments for Episode 12?

Preparation for Episode 12 has begun. You can leave your question, comment, or suggestion as a comment here, or you can call our hotline at 240 233 1253 to leave a voicemail. Please be sure to let us know whether it's OK to use your name or voicemail recording.