1. What’s MUFON?
It’s an American institution that doesn’t seek earning, looking into Unidentified Flying Object witnessing experiences. Walter H. Andrus, Allen Utke, John Schuessler among others had built it on May 31, 1969 in Quincy Illinois. Thus, it’s one of the most ancient and biggest non combative UFO examining institutions in the US.
2. The Institution’s goal:
1) Look into UFO witness observations and amass the information into MUFON index so that researchers use them all over the world.
2) Enlighten people on the prevalence of UFO and their impact on a given population.
3. Staff and Requirements:
The intuition has in excess of 1500 representatives around the globe; most of them are located in the US. MUFON network organizes a yearly convention and circulates the MUFON UFO Journal month to month. Out of the 1500, 75 are on the field examiners along with special units to look into real organic proof of space being objects.
Even though the participants don’t get any money, participants need to study a 265 page handbook and a do background check.
4) How does MUFON analyze an incident?
MUFON gets a lead through connection with local officials and media along with e-mail from base operation. Next the state director hires one or two on field analyzers from the area where the incident took place. They ask questions to people, who saw the UFO, take notes and do drawings to re-visualize the sighting and look into how it’s affected the surroundings. Further interviews with police and neighbors lead to finding of more eyewitnesses. Afterward, the analyzers provide a written interpretation of the whole sighting so the state director can scrutinize it. Furthermore, if there is physical evidence such as pictures or soil samples, expert in those fields look into them. Lastly, all the information is gathered into a directory for comparative study. Consequently, they get more understanding of UFO activities.
5) MUFON and Blue Book
Project Blue Book was looking into UFOs in Middle America during the 1960s at the University of Colorado. However, the US government had dispersed them in 1969. At the same time, Ariel Phenomenon Research Organization was looking into UFO movements on the US west coast at Berkley University. In order to capitalize on Blue Book’s demise and expand their power, ARPO established a new institution named The Midwest UFO Network to look into UFO cases. Since then, it’s been the largest institution and has operations all over the globe.
6) How to become part of MUFON or address a personal UFO experience?
In order to become on the field analyzer for MUFON, one has to join the institution and pay small amount of money, let the state director know of their willingness to join and pass a written test. Afterwards, the applicant teams up with an experienced analyst to get more instructions. If a witness had seen a UFO, they can let the local MUFON office know of their experience through MUFON website.
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