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.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Changes are afoot for API.

We have had some big changes in our organization, we we'll have more to say about that in the next episode. In the meantime, though, we would like to make it known that we are hoping to reach out to other, independent, ethical UFO investigation groups to talk about what we can do to help each other.

We are also still seeking two or three more more field investigators, and maybe one or two analysts

Its other news, we have a new hotline number:  240 233 1253. Anyone who prefers to make their report over the phone can call us, and we will respond as soon as possible. If you sighting is in progress, please let us know and we will prioritize it. Leave phone number or email.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Episode 11 - Michigan Cases and UFODATA

Released: 3 August 2017
Duration: 61 minutes, 16 seconds

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In this episode of Case Files, host Marsha Barnhart examines two Michigan UFO cases; she provides an excerpt of a recent interview with Dr. Mark Rodeghier on his role in the UFODATA Project.

API’s Deputy director, Paul Carr, presents another in his series Unidentified Science where he details some of the on-going efforts in the scientific search for intelligent life in the cosmos; 

Marsha outlines various self-training methods on calculating altitude, distance and speed of aerial objects by using basic apps and a simple Google search.


UFOData Project
Dr. Mark Rodeghier
Conversation 7

Flying Below Radar

Boyajian's Star and other astronomical anomalies:

Where's the Flux?
Tabby's Star for the Perplexed
The Reddit KIC 8462852 Wiki
Jason Wright: Przybylski’s Star I: What’s that?
Interview with Beatriz Villarroel

Producer and host: Marsha Barnhart
Postproduction: Paul Carr


Alien Chronicler “They’re Here”:
Artofescapism “Made of Metal”:
Soft and Furious “CLIMAX”:
All India Radio “Persist”:

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Conversation 7 - Mark Rodeghier

Recorded: 12 June 2017
Released: 27 July 2017
Duration: 64 minutes, 58 seconds

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Marsha Barnhart talks to Dr. Mark Rodeghier, President and Scientific Director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies. The Center was founded originally by Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who was a professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University, and later, chairman of the astronomy department at Northwestern University near Chicago, where the Center for UFO Studies is based. It is a privately funded UFO research group.

Dr. Rodeghier—who holds a BS in astrophysics from Indiana University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago—has headed the Center since 1986. He was a colleague of Dr. Hynek's and shares the same passion for approaching the UFO/UAP phenomenon from a scientific point-of-view. His work at the Center for UFO Studies dovetails perfectly into his position as science director with the UFODATA Project, which is the subject of this episode.

Bio Info:

Center for UFO Studies

UFO DATA Project/Team,

DJ Spooky/Check Your math:
Alien Chronicler/Time Surfer:
William Tyler/Cadillac Desert:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Conversation 6 - Alexander Wendt

Recorded: 17 May 2017
Released: 20 June 2017
Duration: 60 minutes

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Host Marsha Barnhart welcomes Alexander Wendt of Ohio State University to talk about Sovereignty and UFOs.

Dr. Wendt is Professor of Political Science at the Ohio State University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1989, and taught at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and then the University of Chicago before coming to Ohio State in 2004. His research in political science focuses on philosophical aspects of world politics, and he is well known in his field for his book, Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1999), which won the International Studies
Association's award for 'Best Book of the Decade' in 2006.  He also wrote, n 2008, a provocative paper entitled Sovereignty and the UFO with Dr. Raymond Duvall in the peer reviewed academic journal, Political Theory. Dr. Wendt recently published his latest book, Quantum Mind and Social
Science: Unifying Physical and Social Ontology.


Bio Info:
Sovereignty and the UFO:
The Political Theory Journal:
Quantum Mind and Social Science:

UFO DATA TEAM, the crowd-funded automated UFO surveillance network system

Alien Chronicler/Time Surfer:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Conversation 5 - Frances Barwood

Recorded: 11 April 2017
Released: 25 April 2017
Duration: 66 minutes

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Marsha Barnhart in conversation with former Phoenix vice mayor Frances Barwood. The topic is the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident.


The Script for the Intro and Outro

Phoenix Lights Wikipedia:

Debunker article by Tony Ortega:

Phoenix Witness Reports and Renderings

USA Today Article on event


Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart
Music: DJ Spooky and Broke for Free
Postproduction: Paul Carr

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Conversation 4 - Norio Hayakawa

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Norio Hayakawa

Interview recorded January 19, 2017
Released 1 February 2017
Runtime:  1 hour 16 min

Welcome to API Conversations. I'm Marsha Barnhart API's Chief of Investigations and your host for this Conversations episode. My guest today for this edition of API Conversations is Norio Hayakawa.

Norio is a resident of New Mexico and probably best known for his work investigating the anomalous activities in and around the Dulce New Mexico area. He is a blogger, an activist and, as such, the driving force behind a citizen oversight committee...the Civilian Intelligence Central. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Questions, Comments, Suggestions for Episode 11?

If you have a well-formed opinion on the topics we address on the show, or have questions for API, or think we can improve the podcast in some way, we need to hear from you. We can even record a short interview with you to put on the air. All honest questions will get an honest answer.

If you have sighted a UFO, and would like us to discuss your sighting on air, then please report the sighting through our reporting system first. After we have looked into it, we may have you on air to talk about your sighting, or the team may discuss it on air if you prefer not to appear.