THE LUFOINREGISTER©

A definite record of reported regional events

Published by The Leicestershire UFO Research Society (Est. 1971)

Edited by Graham Hall & Jeff Lord

- Incorporating specific links to the Wikipedia encyclopedia -

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Codes and abbreviations in use with LUFOIN

Last modification: March, 2015

 

The numbers at the start of each sighting summary appearing in the register, indicate firstly the regional reference number - (Leicestershire 51. Warwickshire 77). Secondly, the report year is then provided. Finally given is the individual report number. (Final example: 51/12/39).

Evaluation Codes:

The code letters and numbers appearing at the end of each report summary indicate itís evaluation status within the log. (Example; - PE-1A). Evaluation Codes and abbreviations are as follows:

(IN) = Insufficient Data = Report concerns the observation of aerial phenomena. - However, the provided sighting details are found to contain Insufficient data with which to form any final conclusion/s.

(NL) = Nocturnal light = Report concerns the observation of nocturnal lights or a single light.

(MED) = Medium Definition = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena whereby the outline of that phenomena is quite visible but is seen at a distance or is too indistinct to recognise any actual detail.

(HI) = High Definition = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena whereby the outline of that phenomena is quite visible and is seen at such a close distance from the observer, that it is easy for them to describe actual detail.

(CE) = Close Encounter = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena which is/are viewed at a relative closeness to the witness/es vantage point. (I.e. within an approximate distance of 15 metres or less ).

Explanation Codes:

(PE) = Possible/Probable Explanation = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena that after investigation, and/or after taking into consideration known descriptive characteristics concerning similar previously reported phenomena, could most likely be explained in natural, scientific terms.

(DE) = Definite Explanation = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena that after investigation, and/or after taking into consideration known descriptive characteristics concerning similar previously reported phenomena, could definitely be explained in natural, scientific terms.

Unknown Phenomena Code:

Code:

(UN) = Unidentified = Report concerns the observation of aerial or ground phenomena that, after thorough investigation, and after taking into consideration known descriptive characteristics concerning similar previously reported phenomena, cannot be explained in natural, scientific terms at the time of report collation.

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Identified Phenomena Codes:

Listed below are some of the various mistaken known aerial phenomena which have been reported to the various recording/investigation bodies over the years as true UFOs, and which have been duly categorised by LUFOIN as follows:

Codes:

CATEGORY IFO 1 & 2

AIRCRAFT/HELICOPTERS

A/B/C/D/E /F = CIVIL and/or COMMERCIAL/EMERGENCY/MILITARY/EXPERIMENTAL - Including Saucers,Micro lights and Gliders/ OTHER.

Example:

IFO 1E - Experimental Aircraft

CATEGORY IFO 3.

HEAVENLY BODIES

A =PLANET.

B = STAR. C = MOON. D = OTHER.

Example:

IFO 3C - The Moon

CATEGORY IFO 4.

ORBITING

A = SATELLITE/I.S.S. (International Space Station).- B = DEBRIS.

C = OTHER. (I.e. Known space mission).

CATEGORY IFO 5.

BALLOONS

A = WEATHER. B = TOY. (Fairground Type). C = HOT AIR. (Including Glo lanterns and Solar). D = KNOWN TEST. E = HELIUM (Including Blimps, ĎGoodyearí etc.)

Examples:

IFO 5C - Chinese Sky lanterns

Also classed as IFO 5C - Hot Air Balloons (Night Flying)

CATEGORY IFO 6.

TOYS/MODELS

A = KITE. B = AIRCRAFT /HELICOPTER. C = OTHER - I.e. QUADCOPTER.

Example:

IFO 6C - Quadcopter models

CATEGORY IFO 7.

ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA

A = ELECTRICAL/EARTHLIGHT/WEATHER PHENOMENA. (I.e. Ball lightning). B = METEOROID/METEORITE. C = CLOUD/CONTRAIL.

Example:

IFO 7B - Meteor

CATEGORY IFO 8.

MISCELLANEOUS

A = BIRDS. B = BAT. C = INSECTS. D = WIND DEBRIS. (I.e. Carrier Bag) .

E = FIREWORK. F = SEED.(I.e. Dandelion). G = FLARE. H = LASER/SPOT/SEARCHLIGHT BEAM(S).

J = REFLECTION.

K = HALLUCINATION. L = MOTH TRAP. M = WARNING BEACON. N = FARM EQUIPMENT WARNING LIGHTS.

Example:

IFO 8F - Seeds

CATEGORY IFO 9.

HOAX (KNOWN).

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VISUAL

 = Photographic - Indicates that photographic or film/video evidence forms part of the case file.

 = Media Published Item / Digitised Web Archive.

 = Correspondence - Postal Item.

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