The Mutual UFO Network
Is one of the oldest and largest
UFO investigative organizations
in the United States
MUFON BOARD MEMBERS / THE ORGANIZATION
Our Mission Statement is:
The analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO phenomenon for the benefit of humanity.
The Definition of Science
The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
–Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
–Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
Methodological activity, discipline, or study: I've got packing a suitcase down to a science.
An activity that appears to require study and method: the science of purchasing.
Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.
I. Investigate UFO sightings and collect the data in the
MUFON Database for use by researchers worldwide.
II. Promote Research on UFOs to discover the true nature of the
phenomenon, with an eye towards scientific breakthroughs,
and improving life on our planet.
III. Educate the public on the UFO phenomenon and its
potential impact on society.
IV. Ensure the Economic Viability of MUFON such that the
organization achieves its mission and goals
The Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, was established as the Midwest UFO Network in Quincy, Illinois, on May 30, 1969, by Walter H. Andrus,Allen Utke, John Schuessler, and others. Most of MUFON's early members had earlier been associated with APRO Aerial Phenomena Research Organization).The organization now has more than 3,000 members worldwide, with a majority of its membership base situated in the continental United States. MUFON operates a worldwide network of regional directors for field investigation of reported UFO sightings, holds an annual international symposium and publishes the monthly MUFON UFO Journal.The stated mission of MUFON is the scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigations, research and education. Along with CUFOS (the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies) and FUFOR (the Fund for UFO Research), MUFON is part of the UFO Research Coalition, a collaborative effort by the three main UFO investigative organizations in the US whose goal is to share personnel and other research resources, and to fund and promote the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon. Currently, there is an observatory to be built at the Audubon Estate of The Legendary Danny O'Doul in Wemphis on Long Island, New York, from which a high-powered, computer-driven telescope will peruse the skies tracking in real-time all UFO activities in the very-active skies of and around The Five Towns of Long Island, adjacent to
JFK Int'l Airport.
MUFON is currently headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado under the direction of Clifford Clift.
David MacDonald Replaced Clifford Clift as Head of MUFON
David MacDonald, an intern Board Member, was selected to replace Clifford Clift in February 2012. MacDonald has a strong business background and a life-long interest in UFOs. He moved the MUFON headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio. He runs Flamingo Air, Inc., a full blown Air Carrier Operation and Flamingo Air Academy, the nation's largest FAA approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification School. He is a professional pilot and an avid scuba diver. His business background includes establishing the MacDonald Defense Company, the largest independent security firm in the region, opening a manufacturing firm which produced an array of wireless microphones, listening devices, and other clandestine gizmos. He served eight years as a peace officer in Kentucky. His involvement in MUFON includes: State Director for Kentucky, Field Investigator Administrator, STAR Team Administrative Director and Assistant Director of Investigations and in 2011 he was selected as an Interim Board Member.
MUFON is currently the largest and oldest UFO organization in the world that publishes a monthly journal, holds an annual symposium, has a structured field investigator training program and currently has more than 800 trained field investigators, has a nationwide rapid response team for high value investigations, has a membership of 2,800 people, has a continually improving computerized UFO case management system, has a trained underwater dive team, and has an active business board of directors.
MUFON International Directors
- 1969 — 1970: Allen Utke
- 1970 — 2000: Walter H. Andrus, Jr.
- 2000 — 2006: John F. Schuessler
- 2006 — 2010: James Carrion
- 2010 — 2012 : Clifford Clift
- 2012 - 2013 : David Mac Donald
- 8/1/2013 - Present : Jan Harzan