The Sad Demise of MUFON

If you have a sustained interest in the subject of UFOs and their investigation, you’ve heard of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). This at-one-time important grass roots network has been steadily sliding toward irrelevance (see here and here for past issues). Events of more recent days have all but sealed the organization’s fate as something to not be taken seriously.

This isn’t cause for rejoicing. In the early days, MUFON did some valuable research and investigation. It lost its way on the trail of sensationalism (and what others call “retail ufology”), but the current status is a living caricature. I know from my recent trip to Roswell that serious people within the organization have lamented the situation for some time.

Here’s a summary by Robert Sheaffer of recent events that have put MUFON on life support.

One note … Part of Sheaffer’s critique is MUFON’s support of a secret space program. I’ve said in the past that I suspect NASA is (pardon the pun) moonlighting out of the public eye. But I don’t mean what MUFON means by that.


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UFO Sighting in Thunder Bay, Ontario on 2017-08-02 23:45:00 – A misty looking orb with a misty halo with a white point of light either orbiting it or coming out the side. it was clear skys and could see the stars but not this object. it was like it was covered by a cloud but you could see that point of light

me my sister and my bf were at the bar. i only had half a beer by this point. about 11:45pm. clear skys as i was looking at the stars. i looked straight above me and seen this hazy orb with a halo around it moving north. it was kinda like a defused light but you could see it better if you werent looking straight at it. i pointed it out to my sis and bf and they seen it. so we were watching it and this point of white light that looked like a star started to come out the left side of it. we werent sure if it was orbiting it or coming out the side and dissapear. we pointed it out to other ppl and they saw it. i’m not gonna lie but i was seriously scared at this poiny because idk what this thing was and never seen it before in my life. my sister ran out the back door to get a better view of it and she said it seemed to slow down to stop but it kept going. it was about 11:55 before we lost site of it. i posted about it on fb and about an hour later was seen in geraldton (3 hour drive) and some of the northern reserves by many ppl. i drew a picture of what it looked like when i saw it from above and an actual photo someone took that was from geraldton.

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Google Searches/Google Website Searches: Focus On UFOs In Connecticut

(Search term: ConnecticutGovernment/U.S. Government Websites)
(U.S.Military Websites)
(U.S.Educational Websites)
(All) (2016)
(All) (site:com)
(All) (site:org)
(All) (site:net)
(All) (site:info)
(All) (site:tv)
(All) (Flying Saucers)
(All) (site:com) (Flying Saucers)
(All) (site:org) (Flying Saucers)
(All) (site:net) (Flying Saucers)
(All) (site:info) (Flying Saucers)
(All) (site:tv) (Flying Saucers)
(Google Blogs)
(Google Blogs) (Flying Saucers)
(WordPress Blogs)
(WordPress Blogs) (Flying Saucers)
(Animal Mutilation)
(Cattle Mutilation)
(All) (Animal Mutilation UFO)
(All) (Cattle Mutilation UFO)
Website: Earthfiles (
(Animal Mutilation)
(Cattle Mutilation)
(UFO) (Videos)
(UFO TV) (Videos)
(UFO TV News) (Videos)
Website: Google News Archive (
(Flying Saucers)
Website: Fold3 ( (Project Blue Book):
Website: Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) (
Website: J. Allen Hynek Centerfor UFO Studies (CUFOS) (
Website: PROJECT 1947 (
Website: National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (
Website: National UFO Reporting Center (
Website: UFO Casebook (
Website: UFO DNA (
Website: UFOS Northwest (
Website: Water UFO (
Website: National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP) (
Website: The UFO Chronicles (
Website: Saturday Night Uforia (
Website: UFO Evidence (
Website: UFO UpDates (
Website: Angelfire (
Website: JTC UFO Database (Daniel Guenther, Germany)
Website: Ignacio Darnaude Rojas-Marcos, Spain
Wikipedia article: “Connecticut”: “ConnecticutBigger Cities”: “Connecticut”:

Map of Connecticut(
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UFO Sighting in Montgomery, New York on 2017-08-02 04:20:00 – Blue blinking light then many colors dancing then it was gone

I was walking to my car and a blue blinking light caught the corner of my eye and i looked up to see what it was, i found it strange so i started to video tape it with my cellphone cam. it started changing colors and moving fast and then it disappeared. needless to say i was in shock at what i just saw. a few moments later, i felt sick to my stomach. i guess the excitement and the fear of what i saw got to me.

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Google Searches: Focus On UFO Related Audio Files

(Search term: “UFO” site:com/audio)
(“UFOs” site:com/audio)
(“UFO” site:org/audio)
(“UFOs” site:org/audio)
(“UFO” site:uk/audio)

The UFO Casebook website presents many UFO related audio files
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UFO Sighting in Westborough, Massachusetts on 1965-02-13 00:00:00 – Foot prints away from house but not returning.

i was in bed asleep and my very large labrador retriever woke me up with his whining. so i leaned over the bed to pat hishead and the top of his head was soaking wet. still thinking that he must have to go out, i reached for my shoes and they were also soaking wet. nevertheless i took my dog to the front door (actually had to coerce him) and was about to open it when he began to cower behind me, but i opened the door anyway and began to nudge him out the door, but he would have none of it and was trembling all over, and still whining. i implored him to go out, but he wouldn’t go.. then i saw something that caused me much concern. there was about an inch to an inch and a half of new snow on the sidewalk and lawn. and there were footprints leading from the front door to the edge of the road. the road was also covered in snow. the foot prints were mine and the dog’s footprints right beside mine. how could that be as we hadn’t been out after the snowfall.The footprints led out but did not return and yet my dog and i were still inside the house. and there was just the one set of foot and paw prints going out . . . . but none coming back!! there was no other way back into the house. we would have thad to come back the exact same way. as i stood there puzzled and my dog still cowering behind me,i looked across the road where there was a very large empty field. against the sky but touching the earth was a “green” haze-like something or other, ever since then (and i am now 80, i have tried to reproduce that color by mixing craft paints, and by looking for objects with that same color, and i’ve never been able to reproduce it. i took my stil-whining dog back inside and went back to bed but pulled up the window shade so i could see outside
the green was still there and cast an eerie light in the room. my husband was asleep beside me and i so wanted to wake him out but didn’t. as i lay there watching the green it drifted off and maybe i would have forgotten about after awhile, but i never could because of the one-way footprints in the snow. since i felt compelled not to tell anyone, my solution was to
see what i could find out on my own which eventually led me to the subject of ufo’s, and not too long after that other incidents in our town. i worked at a residential school that had about seven cottages for the various age groups. and one early morning around daylight we had a call from one of the other cottages regarding their ongoing sighting of a ufo
at the back of their building they and all the other students were observing it. that’s another long story, the end of which brought them some kind of official visit (government i think) in which they all had to sign a paper vowing never to talk about what they had seen. i’ve never told anyone any of this and have left out other details. i didn’t feel safe and i did feel compelled not to talk about it. i felt always in danger about what would happen to me if i did. what i’ve said here so far is in many ways just the tip of the iceberg. nevertheless, i feel a little more unburdened from having kept this in for such a very long time.

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UFO Audio File: “Audio Files: JAL Flight 1628 – November 17, 1986”


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“In the late afternoon, Japan Air Lines flight 1628, a Boeing 747 with a crew of three, was nearing the end of a trip from Icelandto Anchorage, Alaska. The jet, carrying a cargo of French wine, was flying at 35,000 feet through darkening skies, a red glow from the setting sun lighting one horizon and a full moon rising above the other. This sighting gained international attention when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it was going to officially investigate this sighting because the Air Route TrafficControl Centerin Anchorage, Alaska, had reported that the UFO had been detected on radar. Captain Terauchi was featured on numerous radio and TV programs and in People Magazine. Within a few months of these events he was grounded, apparently for his indiscretion of reporting a UFO, even though he was a senior captain with an excellent flying record. Several years later he was reinstated. The UFOs in this case were tracked on both ground and airborne radar, witnessed by experienced airline pilots, and confirmed by a FAA Division Chief. Audiotapes of the transmissions and AF radar confirmation were presented on the History Channel’s ‘Black Box UFOs’ in August of 2006.”
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Captain Kenju (or Kenji) Terauchi, Japan Airlines, 
with a drawing of one of the 3 UFOs
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As the Northwest bakes in a potentially historic heat wave, the region is also choking on thick smoke from wildfires

The Pacific Northwest is sitting under a massive heat dome and a horrible pall of thick smoke from raging wildfires in British Columbia and Washington.

You can see the grayish smoke clearly in the image above from the GOES-16 weather satellite. Make sure to click on it to view it full-sized. Also click on the thumbnail at right for a labeled version so you can get your geographic bearings.

Air quality across some localized parts of western Washington reached unhealthy levels for ev

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UFO Sighting in Seagrove Beach, Florida on 2017-08-02 22:13:00 – Saw strange light, it was hovering then slowly sped up at an upward slide direction

1. i was on vacation sitting on the porch
2. it was a bright light, that i thought was the moon at first but then realized the moon was on the other side of the house.
3. the moon/a star or a street light
4. it was just hovering, then i told my friend about it and we were both looking trying to figure out what it was then we noticed it began moving upward and picking up speed. the bright light then faded into a vague outline that had little red lights around the edges, then went out of sight.
5. i was at first excited, then we googled pictures of ufo sightings to compare what we saw to what others have seen. now we are both just really paranoid.
6. it kept traveling upwards until it was to far away to see (plus it’s night time)

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