Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Celebrates 49th Year

MUFONThe Mutual UFO Network, MUFON, has been taking UFOs seriously for almost 50 years. The organization has been featured on CNN, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other networks. Billed as “the world’s oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body,” the site covers news, sightings, and research, as well as holding member events and conventions. One of their key aims is to elevate the field from anecdotal observations to  science based data and research.

From the Betty Hill abduction story in the 1960’s, to the most recent sightings in California and Mexico, this has long been a source of great fascination to the public.  It’s become even more exciting in the last few years, as nations around the globe have released purported UFO data, and films such as “Out of the Blue” and “Sirius” were made to document the world wide phenomena. In recent months the UK, China, and France have all issued statements that UFOs are real, and of extraterrestrial  origin.

In the US, Hillary Clinton indicated that she takes the subject seriously. As reported in The New York Times, “Mrs. Clinton has vowed that barring any threats to national security, she would open up government files on the subject, a shift from President Obama, who typically dismisses the topic as a joke. Her position has elated U.F.O. enthusiasts, who have declared Mrs. Clinton the first ‘E.T. candidate.’”

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Visit Kathleen Marden’s website for more on Betty and Barney Hill. She is their niece, a leading UFO researcher, and the author of “Captured,” which tells their story.