The UFO phenomena is littered with abbreviations and terminology. Here you’ll find short easy explanations for common abbreviations. You’ll also find a list of different U.S Government UFO programs.
When blogging about the UFO phenomena I come across many abbreviations. Sometimes I try to explain them in the blog post but for convenience, I’ll gather them in this post.
In no particular order.
|UFO||Unidentified flying object||Any aerial phenomenon that cannot immediately be identified. Read more about UFO validity in this blog post.|
|UAP||Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon||Alternative abbreviation to UFO. UAP was an early U.S. Airforce term now becoming popular again.|
|AATIP||Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program||A secret government program formed to study unidentified flying objects (UFOs) from 2007-2012.|
|TTSA||To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science||A collaboration between academia, industry, and pop culture to advance society’s understanding of scientific phenomena and its technological implications. Founded in 2017. Read more about TTSA in this blog post.|
|MUFON||Mutual UFO Network||a US-based non-profit organization composed of civilian volunteers who study alleged UFO sightings. Started 1969, one of the largest UFO organizations.|
|OSI||Office of Special Investigations||U.S. federal law enforcement agency that reports directly to the Secretary of the Air Force. OSI are conducting criminal investigative, counterintelligence and protective service operations worldwide and outside of the traditional military chain of command.|
|DOD||Department of Defence||An executive branch department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly related to national security and the United States Armed Forces|
|NIDS||National Institute for Discovery Science||a privately financed research organization active from 1995 to 2004. It was founded by real-estate developer Robert Bigelow, who set it up to conduct a serious study of various fringe science, mostly focused on UFOs.|
|Cufom||The Mediterranean UFO Centre||An Italian based non-profit organization composed of civilian volunteers who study alleged UFO sightings.|
|Project Sign||An official U.S. government study of unidentified flying objects. 1947-1949. Notable in the final report “some UFOs appeared to represent actual aircraft”|
|Project Grudge||Short-lived project by the U.S. Air Force to investigate unidentified flying objects. The project that UFOs couldn’t exist 1949-1951.|
|Project Blue Book||U.S Airforce study of unidentified flying objects between 1952-1970. Goals: 1. To determine if UFOs were a threat to national security. 2. scientifically analyze UFO-related data.|
|Robertson Panel||A scientific committee which met in January 1953 headed by Howard P. Robertson. The Robertson Panel’s report concluded that UFOs were not a direct threat to national security.|
|Condon Committee||UFO investigation project at University of Colorado, a civilian panel of physical and social scientists funded by the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1968.|
|Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program||A secret government program formed to study unidentified flying objects (UFOs) from 2007-2012.|
If you need more information on these or other UFO abbreviations and terminology I can recommend Wikipedia. Wikipedia might not cover all aspects around the abbreviations but it’s still a good source for fast information.
My name is Goran Eliasson, I live in Sweden with my wife and our two boys. In our family Gaming and Star Wars are shared interest among the boys, myself included.
I’ve always liked the Sci-Fi genre, the possibility of a fantastical future and technological progress. Another closely related interest is space and I’ve probably seen most of the space documentaries out there.
More recently I decided to write a blog about the UFO phenomena. It’s a fascinating mystery with big implications and room for a lot of speculation. But I want to separate speculation, circumstantial evidence, and real evidence (none so far :)) in the articles. I’m not a Ufologist, just a curious individual who enjoys the topic.
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