How to become a UFO hunter: 8 steps (with pictures)

How to become a UFO hunter: 8 steps (with pictures)
How to become a UFO hunter: 8 steps (with pictures)

The Milky Way contains tens of billions of habitable planets. UFO hunters claim that it is only a matter of time before creatures from another planet come to explore Earth and it is possible that some have already done so. If you want to become a UFO hunter, start by locating the best places for UFO observation. In addition to knowing where to look, you will need a good camera and something to film.


Part 1 of 2: Learn to Hunt

Become a UFO Hunter Step 1

Step 1. Get a good camera

"Hunting" UFOs involves spotting UFOs, usually at night, and taking pictures or filming to keep track of their activity. Many people have reported seeing a UFO and some have even reported being abducted, but no one has been able to provide compelling evidence as to what happened. Since we live in a society of skeptics, it is absolutely imperative for a serious UFO hunter to have the proper equipment to collect concrete UFO data.

  • Buy a camera that takes great night shots. You will need a special lens, capable of capturing dim lights and UFO movement.
  • It is also useful to have a camera. The more ways you have to document UFOs, the better.
Become a UFO Hunter Step 2

Step 2. Take a notebook and a pen

You will need to be able to keep track of the details of your observations. Always have a notebook with you and something to write on, so you can write down all the information you need right now. Later, when you get home, plan to keep the information in a file on your computer.

Become a UFO Hunter Step 3

Step 3. Find a UFO sighting location

Organizations like GEIPAN have online databases that list observations by department, year and type of phenomenon. Find places in your area. This doesn't guarantee that you're going to find a UFO there, but it's a good way to start.

  • Plan to visit the same location multiple times.
  • If necessary, make the trip to visit a place in another country. Some countries have few, if any, prime locations.
  • Go to a place where there is not a lot of air traffic, so as not to confuse human aircraft with UFOs.
Become a UFO Hunter Step 4

Step 4. Settle in for several hours at night

Once you are there, you may have to sit still for a long time before you see anything. Patience is a quality of the UFO hunter. Expect to spend a lot of time waiting under the stars.

Become a UFO Hunter Step 5

Step 5. Keep track of everything you see

As soon as you see activity, even if you are not sure what you saw is a UFO, write it down. Note the following information:

  • the date and time of the observation
  • the place of observation
  • the shape, size and color of the UFO
  • other possible witnesses
Become a UFO Hunter Step 6

Step 6. Distinguish UFOs from Human Aircraft

When you have been hunting UFOs for a while, you will start to notice patterns. Do some research to determine if there is an explanation for what you are seeing. For example, if you are looking for UFOs near an air base, you might see some human made aircraft, although they may not look familiar. True UFOs have the following characteristics:

  • they do not move in a straight line, but rather up and down or in zigzags. They can also move quite irregularly,
  • they do not flash, unlike airplanes,
  • they can be in the form of discs, triangles or something completely different.

Part 2 of 2: Join the ufology community

Become a UFO Hunter Step 7

Step 1. Record your observations in a database

Ufology associations have databases in which they keep all important statistics regarding UFO sightings. If you spot a UFO and report it, you are making your contribution to the community at large. You can also learn a lot by spending time reading other people's reports.

Become a UFO Hunter Step 8

Step 2. Find an ufology association to join

If you want to continue in ufology for the long term, it is worth joining an association. Here are a few.

  • The mysteries of UFOs
  • UFO France
  • Group of studies and information on unidentified aerospace phenomena


  • Keep your passport ready for departure and your equipment in bags. Going around the world to research and hunt for UFOs is obvious. You can find yourself in the desert, the jungle, or on top of a mountain.
  • Never pay to join a "UFO club" or view UFO photos and videos. It is a scam.
  • Your observer skills must be impeccable. You need to be comfortable in nature, as you will have to get away from big cities (light sources).


  • Your adventures are going to be difficult to finance if you are not rich.
  • Be aware that this study requires long hours which can strain your relationships. This includes night work and time away from home. Your partner may not like or encourage this activity.
  • You have to be prepared to accept teasing. Keep a sense of humor, you will need it.

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