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question and answer about the supposed half-million-year-old artifact discovered in 1961 in California.


alt.alien.visitors Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ was last updated: 15th November 1994

It currently takes up 150k (around 85 printed pages) in all
Line width is about 75 char.

The FAQ and shortened version, the MINI-FAQ were originally written for the
Usenet Newsgroup alt.alien.visitors. More recently the FAQ and some of the
a.a.v. messages have been cross posted to other networks. The FAQ will try to
reflect this more universal distribution, but for now it is essentially the
FAQ produced for alt.alien.vistors. The full FAQ is a very large multi-part
file which is posted infrequently, but is available by WWW and ftp (see
below). The MINI-FAQ is designed to be a single file which can be posted
more regularly but only contains basic information.

The FAQ is the result of contributions from many people. The views expressed
are varied and unless otherwise stated should not be taken to represent the
opinions of any one contributor, the editor or the contributors as a whole.
Neither, unless otherwise stated, should the views expressed be taken as in
anyway representing any organisation or employer with whom the contributors
are connected. As the FAQ is the work of many people, speaking many different
flavours of english, some of the spelling and grammer might be novel to some
readers, remember the main function of the FAQ is communication not a lesson
in english. The current editor is Steve Gamble (see FAQ updates for
how to contact him.) All comments by him are indicated by the square brackets[].

Charles McGrew has made the full FAQ together with other UFO related
material available by ftp. Here are the details:

ftp.rutgers.edu (128.6.26.25)

many ufo-related documents (some of dubious reputability) in
pub/ufo. See README's in the directory (and subdirectories).
Files are a little disorganized right now, since the document-
collection process is still going on, but if you're looking
for that "special file", this is a good place to check out.
More recent versions of the FAQ can be found here as
a.a.v-faq. All files except the README's are in unix-compressed
format, so please be sure to use 'binary' transfer mode.
Anonymous ftp enabled.


World Wide Web Access

Rene' Mueller has kindly made both the full FAQ and the mini-FAQ
available by WWW on Spirit. The WWW address is

http://zeta.cs.adfa.oz.au/Spirit.html

The file is split into 7 parts for posting to a.a.v. These are shown in the
contents list below.

PART 1
Introduction
============
Contents
========

PART 2
=== 0. Introductory Material
----------------------------
0.1: About alt.alien.visitors
0.2: Posting to alt.alien.visitors
0.3: Hints on posting
0.4: Example Posting
0.5: People who post to alt.alien.visitors


=== 1. Terminology and Definitions Used in UFOlogy
--------------------------------------------------
1.01: a.a.v.
1.02: Astronomical Units (A.U.)
1.03: What is a UFO?
1.04: What is an alien?
1.05: Classification of UFO Reports


=== 2:00 About UFOs and related phenomena
------------------------------------------
2.01: When did it all start?
2.02: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
2.03: What do we really know about life elsewhere in the universe?
2.04: Marfa Lights
2.05: Men In Black (MIB)
2.06: Tectonic Strain Theory (TST)
2.07: UFOnauts
2.08: Unusual Ground Markings (UGM)
2:09: USAF
2:10: Zine

Alien Races
-----------------
3.00: Arcturus
3.01: Aryans (Blondes)
3.02: Blues (Star Warriors)
3.03: Confederation of Humans
3.04: Greys
3.05: Orion Empire (Orion forces)
3.06: Pleiadians
3.07: Sirius
3.08: Reptoids
3.09: Vega

Abductions and Current Theories
------------------------------
4.00: About Abductions

UFOlogists
----------
5:00: Hopkins, Budd
5:01: Jacobs, Dr David
5:02: Klass, Philip J.
5.03: Spencer, John
5:04: Marciniak, Barbara J.
5:05: Randles, Jenny

PART 3
UFO Projects & Theories & Controversies
----------------------------------------
6.00: Aurora Project or "deep black" projects
6.02: NASA Footage September 10th
6.03: Planetoid (Wormwood)
6.04: Official Studies
6.05: Roswell Crash Incident

UFO Movies, Documentaries and TV Programs
----------------------------------------
= 7.00: TV Programs
7.01: E. T. Monitor (the Keystone Inspirational Network)
7.02: Hard Copy (??)
7.03: Intruders
7.04: National Geographic (PBS)
7.05: sightings (FOX)
7.06: UFO Incident, The
7.07: Unsolved Mysteries (NBC)

= 7.08: UFO VIDEOS
7.09: Close Up
7.10: Communion
7.11: UFO Coverup Live
7.12: UFO Documentary
7.13: UFO, The Films Prove It
7.14: UFO Review, The Researchers

UFO Magazines and Publications (UFOzines)
-----------------------------------------
8.00: Circular, The
8.01: Cerealogist, The
8.02: Connecting Link Magazine
8.03: CONTINUUM
8.04: Crop Watcher, The
8.05: Earth,
8.06: Electronic Journal of the Astronomical Society of the Atlantic, The
8.07: Faithist Journal, The
8.08: Focus
8.09: Fortean Times,
8.10: Inner Light
8.11: International UFO Library Magazine
8.12: Magonia,
8.13: Orvotron Newsletter
8.14: Ovni Presence
8.15: Revelations of Awareness
8.16: Swamp Gas Journal
8.17: UFO Universe

UFO Book Publishers
-------------------
9.00: Advent Publishing Company
9.02: Arnerica West Publishers
9.03: Arcturus Book Service
9.04: Condor Books, Inc.
9.05: Document Research Services
9.06: Earth Star Publications
9.07: Eden Press
9.08: JACO Book Publishers
9.09: The Library of the New Essenes of Inyo
9.10: Luna Ventures
9.11: The Pleiades Project
9.12: UFO Audio-Video Clearing House
9.13: UFO Books
9.14: UFO Photo Archives
9:15: Worldwide UFO Newsclipping Bureau and Public Information Center 955
West
9.16: Spacelink Books

Miscellaneous Information
-----------------------
10.00: A UFO Book List
10.01: alt.alien.visitors archives (back issues)
10.02: Big Foot (Sasquatch)
10.03: Free UFO Class
10.04: Freedom of Information
10.05: Hidden Ancient Ruins
10.06: Inter Library Loans (ILL)
10.07: NASA Shuttle Footage
10.08: UFO Related anonymous FTP Sites

PART 4
UFO Organizations * Assumed Acronym
------------------
11.00: Aerial Phenomenon Research: The Indiana Group . . . . .*(APR)
11.02: Aetherius Society, The
11.03: Ancient Astronaut Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*(AAS)
11.04: Ancient Truth Research Foundation . . . . . . . . . .*(ATRF)
11.05: Awareness Reserch Foundation, Inc , The . . . . . . .*(ARF)
11.06: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation . . . . . . . . (BSRF)
11.07: British UFO Research Association . . . . . . . . . . . . (BUFORA)
11.08: California UFO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*(CUFO)
11.09: Citizens Against UFO Secrecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CAUS)
11.10: Committee for the Scientific Investigation of
Claims of the Paranormal Contactee . . . . . . . . . . (CSICOP)
11.11: Computer UFO Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CUFON)
11.12: Contactee
11.13: Cosmic Awareness Communications . . . . . . . . . . . .*(CAC)
11.14: CSETI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (CSETI)
11.15: Delval UFO, Inc.
11.16: Fair Witness Project, Inc., The . . . . . . . . . . . .*(FRP)
11.17: Federation, The
11.18: Flying Saucer Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . .*(FSIS)
11.19: Fortean Research Center, The
11.20: Fund for UFO Research, Inc.,The . . . . . . . . . . . .*(FUFOR)
11.21: Gulf Breeze Skywatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*(GBS)
11.22: Inner-Peace Prosperity Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . (IPPN)
PART 5
11.23: Intercontinental UF Galactic Spacecraft
- Research and Analytic Network . . . . . . . . . . . . (ICUFON)
11.24: International Committeee for UFO Research . . . . . . . . (ICUR)
11.25: International Fortean Organization . . . . . . . . . . (INFO)
11.26: Intruders Foundation
11.27: Island Skywatch
11.28: J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies . . . . . . . . . (CUFOS)
11.29: Massachusetts Center for the study of
Aerial Phenomena, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*(MCSAP)
11.30: Multi-national Investigations Cooperative on
Aerial Phenomena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MICAP)
11.31: MutuaL UFO Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (MUFON)
11.32: Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina, Inc. . . . . . . (MUFON-NC)
11.33: National Investigations Committeee on UFOs . . . . . . . (NICUFO)
11.34: National Sighting Research Center, The . . . . . . . . (NSRC)
11.35: Nevada Aerial Research Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . (NARG)
11.36: North American Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *(NAC)
11.37: North American Institute of Crop Circle Research . . . (NAICCR)
11.38: Northamptonshire UFO Research Centre . . . . . . . . . (NUFORC)
11.39: Northern UFO Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (NUFON)
11.40: Omega Communications
11.41: ParaNet (Paranormal Network) Information Service . . . . (PARANET)
PART 6
11.42: Pennsylvania Association for the
Study of the Unexplained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PASU)
11.43: Pnet
11.44: Portland UFO Group, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (PUFOG)
11.45: Roundtown UFO Society
11.46: Royal Priest Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*(RPR)
11.47: Search for EXtraterrestrial Intelligence, The. . . . . . (SETI)
11.48: Sirian Rainbow Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*(SRL)
11.49: SKYNET
11.50: Socie'Te' Belge d'Etude des Phenomenes Spatiaux . . . . (SOBEPS)
11.51: Society for Scientific Exploration . . . . . . . . . . (SSE)
11.52: Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained, The . (SITU)
11.53: System Ready
11.54: Transcendental Communications A Division of LAMAT Research
11.55: UFO Contact Center International . . . . . . . . . . . (UFOCCI)
11.56: UFO Fllter Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (UFOFC)
11.57: UFO Information Retrieval Center . . . . . . . . . . . . (UFOIRC)
11.58: UFO Investigators League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (UFOIL)
11.59: UFO, Paranormal and Conspiracy BBS, THE . . . . . . . .*(UFOPCBBS)
11.60: UFO Reporting and Information Service. . . . . . . . . . (UFORIS)
11.61: UFO Study Group of Greater St. Louis
11.62: Ufology Research of Manitoba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (UFOROM)
11.63: United Aerial Phenomena Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . (UAPA)
11.64: Universal Articulate Interdimensional
Understanding of Science (UNARIUS Academy of Sciences) . (UNARIUS)
11.65: Victorian U.F.O. Research Society Inc. . . . . . . . . . (VUFORS)

PART 7
Disclaimer
----------

FAQ Requests
------------

FAQ Suggestions
---------------


=== 0.1: About alt.alien.visitors
---------------------------------
Alt.alien.visitors is a Usenet discussion group available through internet.
It was the original UFO related discussion group available on Usenet.
It caters to a wide rage of UFO related discussion from New Age UFOlogy to
Scientific UFOlogy. It currently receives around 80 messages daily. More
recently a.a.v has been joined on Usenet by alt.paranet.* groups which also
cover UFO related material.

Although the Newsgroup is called alt.alien.visitors, both the group and
the FAQ cover the whole field of UFOs, which depending on your viewpoint
may or may not be the same as alien visitations. In addition to UFOs and alien
visitation the group also includes discussion about life elsewhere in the
universe and if they are coming here how they might get here.

This FAQ is designed to answer questions of people who are new to this Usenet
discussion group, and designed to be a useful reference source to those
interested in all aspects of UFOlogy.

Examples of UFO related material carried by other networks :
Wildnet UFO Conference
FIDO UFO Conference
MUFONET (primarily in the USA)
UFONET (primarily in the UK, also at least one USA node)
PARANET (primarily USA, some parts relayed to Usenet)

Some UFO material also appears in alt.paranormal on Usenet, but this tends to
be cross posts of material which also appears in a.a.v.


=== 0.20: Posting to alt.alien.visitors
-------- ------------------------------
The following idea was suggested by matthews_k@cubldr.colorado.edu and is
taken from mwauford@UTKUX1.UTK.EDU (Melissa Wauford)'s "*** REC.ARTS.TV
POSTING GUIDELINES ***". I have adapted it to fit alt.alien.visitors, and
I feel that this is an excellent idea. I would recommend that you use this
system when posting to alt.alien.visitors.

alt.alien.visitors can be a controversial newsgroup with a wide variety
of discussed topics. A few topics may generate more traffic than others
and may contain subject matter related to UFOlogy that others wish to
filter out or concentrate upon. In order to allow those who use rn or
some other method of pre-selecting articles to filter out (or save away)
postings about these heavy traffic subjects, an abbreviation scheme has
been created. Please help out by starting your subject line with one of
the following abbreviations when posting about these topics. For example:

Subject: HOT - Dancing Aliens

or

Subject: OP: Grey finger snacks,(the trick is in how you fold them)

New abbreviations will be added as needed. Send suggestions directly to
me, and I'll add them to the list. Objections to any abbreviations should
probably be posted so that a consensus may be reached. Old abbreviations
will be deleted when no longer necessary.


Suggested Abbreviations by matthews_k@cubldr.colorado.edu:
[revised by Fsdlk@acad3.alaska.edu]

ABD = Abduction information
CE = Pertaining to UFO sightings and phenomena, Close Encounters,
alien contact
HA = Jokes & silliness
HOT = Someone flaming someone else
INV = Postings about alien invasions and conspiracies
MISC = Other categories like Atlantis/Mu/Spacemen, etc...
NA = New Age stuff NEWS = UFO related news, upcoming conventions.
OP = Opinions
REP = Repostings of older post like Lear, Cooper, etc..
SCI = Scientific (preferably not pseudo) findings on UFO related issues

=== 0.3: Hints on Posting
-------------------------

Alt.alien.visitors is not a moderated group, which means that just about
anybody can post just about anything. This arrangement will only work if
people who post to a.a.v. behave in a reasonable manner. The following
guidelines are suggested :

(1) Give every post a subject heading which describes as clearly as
possible the content of the message

(2) Try to stay on topic. Do not post on subjects that are clearly
unrelated to the newsgroup. Take them to the appropriate news group
for discussion. If your comments are a message to a specific person
then use email rather than post to the whole world.

(3) Messages are received by people in many different countries.
Different countries use different formats for dates. In the USA,
for example, people would read 3/7/94 as the 7th day of March 1994.
In the UK the same string would mean the 3rd day of July 1994.
Confusion will be reduced if people always quote the month either in
full or by the first three letters e.g. 3 Aug 94.

(4) Be selective in the material you quote from earlier messages. Do not
completely repost other peoples postings and then write your
opinion about it. Selectively edit the the post to get the information
you need from it to make your point.

(5) The subjects of UFOs and possible alien visitation are controversial.
Many people have many different ideas about the origins of UFOs and
alien visitors. It is unlikely that everybody will agree with every
post made. Constructive critisism of ideas is encouraged, but do not
get into 'flame wars' or hurling abuse. There are so few hard facts
in this area that the person you think is an idiot may end up being
correct. Be tolerant of the other person's view.

(6) UFOs and aliens can also be a source of ridicule from some people.
Occasionally these people will send a message like 'UFOs don't exist';
'you are all nuts' or 'get a life'. Ignore them, it is unlikely that
they will be hanging around to read any follow-ups posted and it just
wastes bandwidth.

(7) If you are sending a message informing readers that a TV programme or
somethingelse is on at a specific time, remember to state the channel
and where it can be seen. For example, in the UK we have several
channels broadcast by Sky TV. But there are channels in other parts
of the world also called Sky. Better than saying 'tonight' state
the actual day/date, some systems may not get the message out on the
same day you write it. If you include the time either use the 24 hour
clock or state explicitly if it is am or pm, and include the time zone.

(8) Avoid posting the same message to several newsgroups. Many people read
a number of related newsgroups. It is a waste of bandwidth and
everybody's time to read the same message several times. With the
spread of Usenet more people are obtaining their news by dialup
connections. It is costing these people real money to download redundant
messages.

(9) The idea of Usenet is communication. Do not waste everybody's time by
giving previous posters spelling or grammar lessons. Although Usenet is
distributed to many universities and colleges, not everybody has a PhD in
english. There are many different spellings of words in the different
forms of english spoken around the world.

Although designed for alt.alien.visitors, these suggestions could be
applied to both other Usenet groups and to other networks.


=== 0.4: Example Posting
-------------------------
Newsgroups: alt.alien.visitors
From: jonnY@BA.DOE.edu (John Doe)
Subject: OP: Roswell Incident
Date: Fri, 31 Apr 1992 16:54:39 GMT

In article <1597O38cc.040316.26314>truth@less.Dis.Info.edu (Ima Lier)
writes:

>.. it was in 1936 when the UFO crashed at Roswell ...
>Plus there were no witnesses!! Not a single person could be found
>to bring forth testimony.

According to my sources it happened in 1947 and lots of people saw it.
How can you say... [Etc.]
-JD

=== 0.5: People who post to alt.alien.visitors
----------------------------------------------
Readers and writers of a.a.v. are made up of:

A) People that have had contact.(Rarely post... obvious reasons)
B) Government paid disinformation people. (Poor to fair fiction)
C) Questioning/Inquiring minds (post weak questions, but mean well)
D) Wanderers (Just passing through, make snide remarks if any)
E) A few who think aliens are out there but haven't/won't come here.
F) A few who think aliens are with us know but have had no contact.
G) Aliens (Grey, life sucking, invader of utopia)
H) Guys like me that just can't unsubscribe from this group. (It's just to
much fun. Life looks darker and things aren't very clear. (guess this
belongs in alt.consp....) But when all else falls through pull up a.a.v.
and smile. Someone is always a little worse off than you are and here is
one sure fired place to find one.
I) People who are not contactees, or new-agers, or sceptics, but are simply
interested in high-strangeness phenomenon of all sorts (and generally try
not to post snide comments or be simple minded!)

Main Source: rocko@ireland.NoSubdomain.NoDomain (Rick O'leary)
Other Contributors:
MATTHEWS_K@CUBLDR.Colorado.EDU (Kellie Matthews)

===1. Terminology and Definitions Used in UFOlogy
----------------------------------------------

1.01: Astronomical Units (A.U.)
------------------------------
An A.U. is a measurement of space. One A.U. is the distance from the earth
to the sun.

1.02: a.a.v.
------------
alt.alien.visitors is one of the many Usenet discussion groups.


1.03: What is a UFO?
--------------------
A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object.

It is "Something seen in the sky (or on the land, or expceptionally in the
water, but thought capable of flight) which the witness could not identify
and thought sufficently strange to report to either an offical or unoffical
investigating body".

A UFO is the stimulus for a UFO report made by a UFO witness. UFO researchers
(often called UFOlogists) study UFO reports and witnesses. UFO researchers
cannot directly study UFOs. There are some reports in the literature of
different governments recovering craft thought to cause UFO reports, but most
of these reports are speculative. The study of UFO reports is referred to as
UFOlogy. This implies a scientific basis to the study, when in practice very
little scientific research is carried out. After careful investigation about
90% of all UFO reports can be reasonably explained as either natural phenomena
or misidentification of normal manmade devices. Sometimes the term IFO is
used for these Identified Flying Objects. Those cases which are identified
as natural phenomena are often rare or short lived and are worthy of study
in their own right.

In the early days of investigation used interchangably with the term 'Flying
Saucer'. More recently the term Flying Saucer has fallen into disuse,
although some researchers use it as a term to specifically refer to an
extraterrestrial spacecraft.

1.04: What is an alien?
-----------------------

According to my dictionary :

ALIEN - belonging to another : a foreign-born resident of a country
in which he is not naturalized

Therefore the term alien means, more or less, somebody or something that is
in the wrong place. It should be noted that whilst extraterrestrial beings
might be a sub-group of aliens, not all aliens are (necessarily) extra-
terrestrial. Some people use the term 'space aliens' to refer explicitly
to extraterrestrial beings.


1.05: Classification of UFO Reports
-----------------------------------

The main classification of UFO reports in use is based upon one used by
Dr J. Allen Hynek in his book "The UFO Experience" (Aberlard-Schuman 1972).
It should be noted that many other classification systems have been devised
by other researchers. Briefly the Hynek system (with the most commonly used
extensions) is :

NL (nocturnal light)
A simple visual sighting of a unidentified flying light seen at night.
This group contains 35 to 40 percent of all UFO reports.

ND (nocturnal disc)
A simple visual sighting of a unidentified flying extended or structured
light source seen at night. (This is an extension to Hynek's system).

DD (daylight disc)
A simple visual sighting of a UFO with distinct shape seen during the day.

Radar Cases
UFOs detected by radar alone. In more recent years fewer cases involving
radar have hit the press. This could be because of a number of factors,
for example the government is better at suppressing these reports, or there
has been a change in the nature of the phenomenon which makes it less
detectable or that many of the early reports were the result of spurious
events and false positives which are handled better by more modern
equipment.

Radar Visual Cases
UFOs observed visually whilst being simulataneously on radar. From Hynek's
study these make up 1 to 2% of reports.

Close Encounters of the first kind (CE1, CEI)
As first defined by Hynek, a CE1 is an observation of a UFO within 150
yards.

Close Encounters of the second kind (CE2, CEII)
A UFO which leaves some form of physical evidence
Example: A burn where the UFO appeared to touch the ground or the finding
of material of unknown makeup.

Close Encounters of the third kind (CE3, CEIII)
A visual sighting of an occupant or entity associated with a UFO. An
analysis by Hynek of 650 reports found only 1% to be CE3. These entities
are sometimes called UFOnauts.

As well as entities seen inside a craft, entities have been described as
sampling soil, rocks and plants or might communicate with the witness.
These witnesses are sometimes referred to as contactees. As well as
communication, the witness may report that they were invited on board
a craft or even taken for a trip.

Although included with UFOs, when dealing with contactees the researcher
is dealing with a case of something clearly identified by the witness as
some form of craft (without specifying the origin of that craft). Strictly
speaking the object is no longer unidentified.

(Close Encounters beyond the third kind are extensions to the basic Hynek
system. Different authors have used the same designation to mean different
things.)

Close Encounters of the fourth kind (CE4, CEIV)
An abduction of an individual by an alien being or race. The most famous
of these being the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill in September 1961.
(Hynek included this case in his CE3 category.) Although in recent
years abductions have, because of their spectacular nature, received a
great deal of publicity, they constitute only a small proportion of all
UFO reports.

Close Encounters of the fifth kind (CE5, CEV)
Sometimes used to represent a direct contact or communication with alien
being or race. For example: Billie Meier with the Pleiadians, U.S.Govt.
with the Greys, or channeling.

Other researchers have used this classification for strange beings that
have been reported, but without the obvious presence of a 'craft'. These
beings are generally seen in the witnesses house at night. Their
description is similar to the beings seen associated with UFOs in
abduction and contactee cases. Sometimes they are called 'bedroom
visitors', the same set of reports have been classified as CE0 (zero) and
CE9 by other groups of researchers.

It must be remembered that, after careful investigation, over 90% of UFO
reports can be reasonably explained as manmade or natural phenomena. The
late Charles H. Gibbs-Smith (aviation historian to the Victoria and Albert
Museum in London) had something he called Gibbs-Smith's rule which is worth
keeping in mind when studying UFO reports. It states that "the strangeness
of a case increases in proportion to the distance, in either time or
geographical distance, between the investigator and the location of the
report."

=== 2. About UFOs and Related Phenomena
----------------------------------------

2.01: When did it all start?
----------------------------

The modern era of UFO reports is held to have started with the report by
a Boise, Idaho business man, Kenneth Arnold. On 24th June 1947 near
Mount Rainier, Washington State he reported nine strange objects flying
in formation.

There were earlier reports than this. During World War II pilots on both
sides reported strange lights which followed their aircraft. Each side
thought that these were some secret weapon of the other side. These became
known as Foo Fighters.

There were earlier cases, but these are more suspect. For example, in the
year 810ad the emperor Charlemane is reported as being thrown from his
horse when it was startled by a silver ball which flew down from the sky.

2.02: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
------------------------------------------------------

For many years there have been small unco-ordinated projects to search for
evidence to extraterrestrial life. These have been mainly by looking for
unexpected radio transmissions using radio-telescopes. Over the past
couple of years NASA has funded a co-ordinated effort to scan the whole
sky over a wide range of frequencies. The SETI project was cut from the
1994 NASA budget, however donations have been obtained from a number of
individuals which will allow it to continue as a private project but at a
lower level of activity.

2.03 What do we really know about life elsewhere in the universe?
-----------------------------------------------------------------

There has been much speculation about life elsewhere in the universe. Unless
UFO contactee and abductee reports are evidence of visitation by beings from
elsewhere in the universe, there is very little evidence.

Much of the speculation centres around something called tha Drake Equation.
This attempts to estimate the number of civilisations in the universe by
using a number of inprecise variables. The only planet where we have firm
evidence of there being civilisation is a place called Earth.

Evidence of planets around other star systems has relied upon complex
calculations based upon minute variations in the star's 'wobble' about its
axis. Recent improvements in imaging systems have improved the reliability
of these observations. It is likely that the smallest extra-solar planets
detected are two to three times the mass of Jupiter. There is no detailed
information on the structure or conditions on these planets. It is not
known if any of these planets could support life.

Many of the molecules believed to be essential to the formation of life have
been detected in interstellar space. Amino acids have been found in some
meteorites. These tend to be equal mixes of left and right handed forms,
which is more likely to be the result of a chemical rather than a biological
process.


2.04: Marfa Lights
------------------
Marfa lights are balls of lights that appear, change different colors
and dance around in the air. These lights where named after the town
that they have been appearing in, Marfa Texas. They have also been sited
in other areas. Some theories as to what they are include Ball lighting,
Car headlights, and Alien space ships. The last current sighting I'm
aware of was Marfa Texas on September 1 1992.

A small booklet on the Marfa Lights has been written by Dennis Stacey,
editor of the MUFON Journal, discussing many of the cases and the theories.
For details contact the author or MUFON.

Main Source: Sightings, FOX Network airdate September 25, 1992

2.05: Men In Black (MIB)
------------------------
These are a group of individuals who are said to wear black suits and
drive and fly around in unmarked black cars and helicopters. They go
about threatening people who have claimed to have seen UFOs into not
talking about what they witnessed.

The very first occurrence of MIB was traced to a man named Albert K.
Bender. He was the editor of a flying saucer publication called the
"Space Review" In the October 1953 issue he placed an announcement
stating that he had come across information that would solve the flying
saucer mystery but they could not print it because they were ordered not
to. They then ended the announcement warning others in saucer work to be
"very cautious" they then stopped their publications. Later in an
interview Bender stated that "three men wearing dark suits" had ordered
him to stop publishing flying saucer material, and that he had complied
with the order because he had been "scared to death" of them. He later
published a book called "Flying Saucers and the Three Men in Black"

Mains Source: "A Review of MIBS (Men In Black) : A History" ParaNet File
Number: 00171 Published 1991 by ParaNet Information Service

Also see: Flying Saucers and the Three Men in Black by Albert K. Bender

2.06: Tectonic Strain Theory (TST)
----------------------------------
A theory of electromagnetic effects upon the human brain and/or the
physical environment, such that all Forteana including UFOs, ghosts, ESP,
sasquatch, and religious fervour can be explained as being caused by
seismic activity generating electromagnetic radiation which in turn makes
people think they are witnesses to an anomalous event. Alternatively, the
EMM radiation can luminesce so that it appears as a UFO. Chief
proponent: Michael Persinger. A variant is the "Earth Lights" hypothesis
described by Paul Devereux.

Main Source: rutkows@ccu.UManitoba.CA (Chris Rutkowski)


2.07: UFOnauts
--------------
A term used by the UFO community in reference to the alien abductors or
extraterrestrials.

2.08: Unusual Ground Markings (UGM)
-----------------------------------
A broad term which includes crop circles, "tripod marks", saucer nests,
burn marks, etc.

Main Source: rutkows@ccu.UManitoba.CA (Chris Rutkowski)

2.09: USAF
----------
United States Air Force

2.10: Zine
----------
magazine or newsletter pertaining to a specific subject.
circlezine - Crop Circle publication
ufozine - UFO publication

=== 3. Alien Races
---------------------
These are often talked about in books, Publications and on this discussion
group. [Much of this material is high speculative - SG]

Over the years many different researchers have made studies of contactee,
abduction and other cases where entities have been described associated with
flying saucers or other UFOs. These researchers have produced reports which
describe around 12 different types of alien.

The most widely reported type of alien is a small grey being approximately
1.0m-1.25m in height, with large oval black eyes. Reports of this type have
been widely reported by the media, perhaps as a result of the books by Budd
Hopkins, David Jacobs and Whitley Streiber.

Many abductees have described meeting european looking aliens, around
1.75m tall with long blond hair. These aliens are often referred to as
'Venusians'. They were first reported by George Adamski reporting a series
of encounters in the early 1950s. He stated that they told him they were
from Venus and the name has stuck since.

The Channelers believe that the abductions are part of a battle between
good energy forces and evil energy forces.


3.00: Arcturus
--------------
Members of Confederations of Humans [will do more research later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371

3.01: Aryans (Blondes)
----------------------
Blond Nordic Humanoids who work with the greys. Said to be captured by
the Reptoids and also have implants. They are said to have a tendency to
switch their loyalties between the Reptoids and the Confederations of
Humans.

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371

3.02: Blues (Star Warriors)
----------------------------
The Blues are said to have translucent skin, large almond shaped eyes and
small of stature. The main issue of their teaching was PURSUE YOUR
PASSION, follow your own way, do your own thing, don't be pressured into
being anything but what and who you are.

The information about the Blues comes from Robert Morningsky a
Hopi/Apache dancer. According to Morningsky the first alien contact
started about 1947 - 1948 with the Greys contacting the U.S. Government
to form a treaty with them. Another body of Aliens arrived, called the
Blues. The Blues advised the government not to deal with the greys saying
it would only lead to disaster. They told the U.S. to follow your own
path. They said they would would teach with peace and harmony if men
would disarm and listen. The military said no deal. So they left, but a
few decided to remain and stayed in Northern Mexico and Arizona and made
a treaty with the Hopi Indians. These Aliens are known by the Hopi as
Star Warriors. The greys started monitoring the Blues. So the Blues had
to flee the reservation and go into hiding, a few of the Elders went with
them.

The Hopi legend is that there were two races, the children of the feather
who came from the skies, and the children of the reptile who came from
under the earth. The children of the reptile chased the Hopi Indians out
of the earth, these evil under-grounders were also called two hearts.

Main Source: Post from: dona@bilver.uucp (Don Allen) "FILE: Star
Warriors",Forwarded from "contact" by Sande Van der Straten, to Cathy
Emerson, Dated 23 Aug 1992, 19:29

Also See: American Indian Magic by Brad Steiger


3.03: Confederation of Humans
------------------------------
An organization of alien groups born out of positive energy, that are
helping the human race along and desire to protect them. Includes:
Vega, Arcturus, Sirius, Pleiades and other humanoids.

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371

3.04: Greys
-----------
This is the most commonly identified alien race in UFOlogy. Their are
many different views, stories and theories regarding them ranging from
the different New Age views to the different Scientific, and conspiracy
views.

Greys as presented by the Scientific Community:
The Greys are the most commonly described race by abduction victims. In
this view they are considered a race with an unknown motives, and
agendas. They seem to be abducting, studying, testing and using various
individuals for their one unclear reasons. [See: Abductions and Current
Theories]

Greys as presented by the New Age Movement:
In the new age movement the Greys are often associated as an evil race,
or a race with bad energy. They are often associated with many other
races, such as the Reptoids and their motives are known.

Greys as presented by Different Conspiracy Theories
The different conspiracy theories are often a mix of the scientific and
new age views. The standard conspiracy base states that the Greys crashed
one or more of their space ships and they were found by the U.S.
Government. The Government them makes a secret treaty with the Greys
allowing them to abduct humans in exchange for their technology. The
conspiracy theories often end with the Greys not keeping their part of
the deal. [I will try and include some of the different conspiracy
theories when I have more time to research them in detail]

Their are descriptions of several types of Greys: they are all humanoid in
appearance, a head, main body, two arms, hands, legs, and feet.

1: The most commonly seen grey is around two to four feet tall, very
slender and delicate looking, small beings and light weight, extremely
penetrating black slanted eyes with no pupils, almost vestigial mouth
and nose, a very large head with a pointed chin. The skin color varies
from dark grey to light grey, tan to tanish grey, white to pale white.
They have no hair on their bodies.

2: Another commonly seen Grey is described similarly as above, except
their usually six inches taller, and seem to give the orders. A variation
of this same described individual is: same as above except eyes like big
black buttons and are rounded.

3: Another type of Grey are the small robot like beings, stocky and
little, with smooth rounded hat on top, with dark deep set holes for eyes
and a round O shaped mouth, square breastplate with concentric circles on
it, smell like burnt match heads, mushroom grey skin. These Greys are
often said to act like security guards.

Other variations are described as Reptilian like with claws an preying
mantis like. There have also been many report of cross breeds that are
not exactly human and not exactly Greys.

Main Sources:
Secret Life, by David M. Jacobs
Communion, by Whitley Strieber
A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" Issue # 371

Also See:
Missing Time, by Budd Hopkins
Intruders, by Budd Hopkins


3.05: Orion Empire (Orion forces)
---------------------------------
Those alien groups born out of negative energy such as the Reptoids and
the grays. [If this is wrong someone please correct me, I'll do more
research on this later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371


3.06: Pleiadians
----------------
The Pleiadians are a collective of extraterrestrials from the star system
Pleiades. They are also from various times in our future, starting from
500 years from now to millions of years from now. The Pleiadian culture
is ancient and was "seeded" from another universe of love long before
Earth was created. They have formed a tremendous society which operates
with love, with ideas and ideals that we are yet unfamiliar with.

The Pleiadians started a project to contact and inspire earth humans to
take back their power and create a better reality for themselves. They
are here as ambassadors from another universe to help Earth through her
transition from the third dimension to the fourth dimension and to assist
each of us in our personal endeavors of awakening, remembering and
knowing. As this project has become more successful, more ETs have
joined the group, some from other systems. The group later changed its
name from Pleiadians to the Pleiadians Plus.

The Pleiadians say that their reasons for contacting us is that there is
a chance of tyranny in the future and they are coming back to inspire us
as much as possible so we will take charge of creating our own reality
and change the future.
They teach a very empowering form of personal and social metaphysics,
with love and clarity. The Pleiadians speak as a collective and there are
no individuals identified. They do not appear in physical form although
they say they can. They say it is safer to come through the channel, and
it does not attract as much attention.


Billie Meier's Contact from the Pleiades
Billie Meier was contacted over 130 times between 1976 and 1982 by a
female named Samjese who said she was from the star system Pleiades. She
was the first to telepathically contact Meier and tell him where to go
for the first physical contact. Meier had indepth conversations with
Samjese. The contact notes are published in following four books and are
out of print:

UFO ... Contact from the Pleiades Vol I & II Photo Journals (Vol I is in
its second printing.)
UFO ... Contact from the Pleiades Prilimary Investigation Report
UFO ... Contact from the Pleiades Supplementary Investigation Report
Message From the Pleiades Vol 1 & 2 Light Years

There are 4 videos available on the Pleiades case.
Contact $59.
The Beamship Trilogy $99.
The videos are available from:
Genesis III Publishing, P.O. Drawer JJ, Munds Park, AZ 86017
[Also see: The Pleiades Project]

There is also a book available called Bringers of the Dawn - Teachings
from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak. They also have 2 to 3 hundred
tapes available.

Main source:
Information given by Don_-_Showen@cup.portal.com
Connecting Link Magazine Pleiadian article, Channeled by Barbara Marciniak

3.07: Sirius
-------------
Members of Confederations of Humans [will do more research later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371

3.08: Reptoids
---------------
A reptilian race from Draco bent on conquest, They are said to be
controling the greys by means of an implant, the same one that the gray
are implanting into humans. They are also said to be the master minds
behind the abduction plans. Their master plan involves using the newly
created 'Half-breeds' with implants to defeat the Confederations of
Humans. The Reptoids also use humans as food. [Does this remind you of
the movie V?]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371


3.09: Vega
----------
Members of Confederations of Humans [will do more research later]

Main Source: A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness"
Issue # 371


=== Abductions and Current Theories
-----------------------------------
4.00: About Abductions
----------------------
About Abductions
----------------------

There are many people who believe they have been abducted by UFOnauts.
These abduction victims often experience memory loss and "missing time".
some of them have been able to recall their abductions from memory and
others have recalled their abductions by the aid of hypnosis. Often these
encounters involve being taken aboard an alien craft and examined by the
UFOnauts and put through a variety of physical and mental procedures.
Then the individuals are returned. Many of the abduction victims have
shown signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Some of the major researchers who have studied the abduction field
include Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, Leo Sprinkle, John Mack, Philip Klass,
John Spencer and Jenny Randles.

The opinions of some skeptics such as Klass believe that the hypnotists
themselves are leading the abduction victims unknowingly into believing
that they have had an abduction experience. The skeptics believe that the
the media has been saturated so much with the abduction material that when
people having nightmares or people who believe that they have experienced
the "missing time" are put under hypnosis, they draw upon what they have
seen in the media to fulfill the expectations of the hypnotist and
causes themselves to be put trough the trauma for that reason. They say
the nightmares are often caused by the sleeping disorder narcolepsy, and
the "missing time" is not an uncommon experience and is caused when the
mind is preoccupied by other matters. They often give the advice to go to
clinical doctors, and not to contact an abductionist.

Other researchers such as Jacobs and Hopkins believe that there is
something physical causing the abduction experiences. Hopkins has stated
that he believes that the abduction are real and that the recounts of the
abductions are to similar to each other to be anything but the truth.
Jacobs takes a slightly different approach, he has been categorizing all
the accounts and trying to find patterns in the testimonies.

There people on the net who believe they have had personal experiences
with Alien contacts or abductions. Some have posted accounts of their
experiences. Many others decline to post due to attacks by skeptics.

There has been possible material evidence of UFOs or Alien contacts. There
are abundant material traces, even excepting those confiscated by the
military. Material traces include burned grass and earth where UFOs have
landed, UFOs shown on radar tapes, UFOs on film and in photos. Bodily
traces on abductees include scoop-marks in the flesh, incisions, burns,
apparent radiation exposure, bruises, inflammation, etc. Whether any of
these is considered *evidential*, however, is a subjective value call.


For anyone who is interested in abduction help call:

Bill Knell
Director of Island Skywatch
(718)591-1854 (New York)

He can get you in touch with the right people in your area and has a lot
of videos, tapes and books on UFOs and abductions. He is also a very
experienced researcher/investigator.

Main Sources:
UFO-Abductions: A Dangerous Game, by Philip Klass
Secret Life, by David M. Jacobs
Communion, by Whitley Strieber
dfs30@DUTS.ccc.amdahl.com (Denise Solis)
A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" Issue # 371

Also See:
Missing Time, by Budd Hopkins
Intruders, by Budd Hopkins
Perspectives by John Spencer
Alien Abductions: Mystery Solved by Jenny Randiles

=== UFOlogists
--------------
5:00: Hopkins, Budd
------------------
Budd Hopkins graduated from Oberlin college. He is also a painter and
sculptor. He has been investigating UFO reports for the last 12 years.
Budd became interested in UFOs after seeing one himself many years ago.
His primary area of study is UFO abductions.

Budd Hopkins c/o Random House
201 E. 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

5:01: Jacobs, Dr David
----------------------
David Jacobs is an Associate Professor of History at temple University.
He has worked with over 300 UFO abduction witnesses. He works closely
with a number of other abduction researchers including Budd Hopkins.
Dr. Jacobs moderates an abduction conference on ParaNet, and is accessible
via their dial-up BBS node (303-431-8797) or on Internet through a list
server. [See ParaNet]

Dr. David Jacobs
Department of History
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pa 19122

5:02: Klass, Philip J.
----------------------
For thirty-five years a senior editor with Aviation Week and Space
Technology magazine, is recognized as the world's leading skeptical
authority in Unidentified Flying Objects and has written three books on
the subject. Klass, a graduate electrical engineer, is a founding Fellow
of the Committeee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the
Paranormal. He was honored in 1973 for his accuracy as a techjournalist
by being named a Fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers.

Main Source: The about the author paragraph in UFO-Abductions: A Dangerous
Game, by Philip Klass, C1988

5.03: Spencer, John L.
----------------------

John Spencer has been a Council member of the British UFO Research Association
since 1980 and has written a number of books on UFOs and the Paranormal. Apart
from books published in his own right, he has co-edited with Hilary Evans
"Phenomenon" and "UFOs 1947-87". He may be contacted at :
The Leys, 2c Leyton Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2TL, U.K.

5:04: Marciniak, Barbara J.
---------------------------
Barbara J. Marciniak is an internationally known trance channel from
North Carolina. She began channeling in 1988. The strength and purity of
the message she is bringing very quickly captured the hearts of many
seekers looking to be all that they can be. Barbara has channeled at
various Expos and for groups across the United States, in Peru and in
Germany.

You may contact Barbara at:
Bold Connections Connecting Link Magazine
P. O. Box 6521, 9392 Whitneyville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27628. Alto, MI. 49302-9694

5:05: Randles, Jenny
--------------------
Jenny Randles
37 Heathbank Road
Stockport, Cheshire SK3 0UP


=== UFO Projects & Theories & Controversies
--------------------------------------------

There are many theories of UFO origins. These include that UFOs (and
associated aliens) are some form of advanced technology, perhaps
extraterrestrial; that UFOs might be time travellers; that UFOs might
be some form of new natural phenomenon; and the UFOs might be some form
of psychic phenomenon.

In common with other cases where there are more than two theories to
explain an event, nobody really knows what the true explanation is.

6.00: Aurora Project or "deep black" projects
----------------------------------------------
The "Black Projects" are governmental projects that are considered
technological secrets. These can range from laser and particle beams to
top secret aircraft. The "Aurora Project" is the name given to one of
these types of projects by the industry experts involving two new types
of reported aircraft. These aircraft where observed in the south west US
and are said to have been developed at highly classified government
facilities in the Nevada desert. There are two types of advanced aircraft
reported.

One is nick named the "Pulser" aircraft. There have been many sights of
this aircraft by several different witnesses. When sighted it has
repetitively been described as "A high-speed aircraft characterized by a
very loud, deep, rumbling engine noise (1-2 Hz pulse rate) reminiscent of
heavy-lift rockets." The smoke trail of the aircraft is described as
being segmented and in a linked sausage shape. (Or another good example
would be to look at one side of your coat zipper, un-zipped, with the
teeth facing you) It is also described as a high-altitude aircraft that
crossed the sky at extremely high speeds. Both ground based and airborne
observers have reported it to be seen flying at altitudes above 50,000
ft. observers have reported see the aircraft as a single bright light
that seldom changed direction, however speed changes where observed. One
observer estimated that it covered 350 miles in 6 minutes. (3500
miles/hr)


This this aircraft may indeed exist. There has been research in to what
are called Pulsed Detonation Engines (PED's) also refereed to as Pulsed
Detonation Wave Engines. These are different type of engine than the
pulse jet engines, which is already publicly know, and has been tested in
aircraft. The PED's are said to be in laboratory and computer analysis
level of development (reported oct of 91) The PED's exhaust emission
produces smoke trails that closely match the pulser aircraft. Simulations
of theses engines are said to be able to propel large aircraft in the
"Mach 0.2-3.0 flight regime"

How PED's work: PED's use shock waves created in a detonation to compress
the fuel-oxidizer mixture prior to combustion. A cylinder chamber
designed to support the detonation is constructed with a flat forward end
which makes up the thrust wall. Air along with fuel is fed into the
engine from behind the thrust-wall. The detonation wave created travels
forward to the thrust wall at about Mach 4 and compresses the fuel-air
mixture, promotes supersonic combustion and causes a pressure rise in the
engine. The wave then strikes the thrust wall and rebounds accelerating
the combustion products towards the nozzle. Some of the products are
ejected by the wave to the outside air-stream through the air inlet
openings creating a toroidal vortex out side the engine. Then the cycle
repeats.

The said advantages of this type of engine are:
* Theoretically a higher fuel efficiency than a "constant pressure engine"
* Engines can be produced in many sizes and thrust outputs from a few
inches in diameter at a thrust of several pounds to larger one that can
output in the thousands of pounds range.
* They have high thrust to weight ratio (ie.lighter engine, more thrust)
* They are mechanically simple, and have few moving parts.
* They could operate in or out of the atmosphere using fuel oxidizers.


There is very little information on the other reported aircraft. It is
reported as "A triangular-shaped, quiet aircraft". This craft has been
seen by many observers and flying with several F-117 stealth aircraft.


Main Sources:
Aviation Week & Space Technologies, (Oct 1, 90 pp20-23) &
(oct 28, 91 pp68-69)

Also See:
Aviation Week & Space Technologies [please note: one of these dates is a
December 24, 1990 pg. 41-44 couple days off, on the actual
June 20, 1991 pg. 20-21 magazine date.]
March 9, 1992 pg. 66-67
May 11, 1992 pg. 62-63

6.02: NASA Footage September 10th
---------------------------------
Space Ice or an alien craft dodging a missile. That's the big debate on
the footage taken by an unmanned camera on the space shuttle. One side
says that it is space Ice accelerated by the space shuttles thrusters.
The other side says the excelleration of some the objects don't follow
the correct paths don't match physics. They speculate its a alien craft
dodging a Starwars missile.

Main source: Sightings, FOX Network, airdate September 25, 1992

6.03: Planetoid (Wormwood)
--------------------------
Beyond Pluto astronomers believe there is a ring of ice chunks circling
the solar system 37 to 59 A.U. from the sun. They have called the ice
belt the Kuiper belt. Beyond that astronomers say there is a similarly
composed Oort cloud which forms a sphere around our planetary system that
stretches two light years in distance. A tiny red spot of light was
recorded in hawaii in October of 92, which is thought to be the first
component of the Kuiper belt ever observed. The object was named 1992 QB1.
It is about 200 km across and 5.1 billion km away from the sun (41.2
a.u.). The object is fairly red, suggesting a surface rich in organics.
The current position is, for 0h UT on September 15, 1992: 0h 00.09+0d
01'.7 (2000.0). It is moving retrograde at only 3" per hour. David Jewitt
and Jane Luu discovered it using the University of Hawaii's 2.2-meter
telescope on Mauna Kea. They have been searching for such an object for
the last five years. The first images were secured August 30, but just as
with the discovery of Pluto in 1930 the discovery was kept "under wraps"
for awhile to allow a better assessment. Jewitt believes it to be one of
the larger members of the Kuiper belt. Jewitt says that it will take two
months to confirm the object.

Another theory involving the planetoid comes to us from channelers. It is
a hollowed out body that was moved here by the Reptoids, in order to
transport an army of Grays or Reptoids. [sorry, I'm not sure which, I
haven't had a chance to research this in-depth] It is now parked outside
the orbit of Pluto. It is currently being used as a base by the
Reptoids.

Then there is also the theory that the planetoid may be the star that is
mentioned in the Bible as "Wormwood" (also translated as "bitterness");
which when the "third angel" in the book of Revelation blew his trumpet,
fell to the earth and poisoned one third of the earths waters. Another
interesting fact is that "chernobyl" (as in the Nuclear power plant in
"Russia" that had a meltdown) in Ukranian also means Wormwood.

Main Source:
"Beyond Pluto" by MichaaelD. Lemonick, p. 59, Time Magazine Sep. 28, 92
"#Object beyond Pluto", Compuserve article #110734 S14/News/Current Events
by Roger Sinnott, 14-Sep-92
A Cosmic Awareness Channel from "Revelations of Awareness" Issue # 371
Bible, Revelation chapter 8 Verses 10 & 11


6.04:US Government Offical Studies
----------------------------------

On Sep 30, 1947 Lt General Twining of ACM expressed his opinion that there
was sufficient substance in reports to warrant a study on UFOs. On Dec.
23, 1947 Project Sign was established to collect, collate, evaluate, and
disseminate all information concerning UFO sightings and phenomena.
Project sign completed it evaluations in Feb of 1949 and concluded "No
definite and conclusive evidence is yet available that would prove or
disprove the existence of these UFOs as real aircraft of unknown and
unconventional configuration." Project Sign was changed to Project Grudge
on Dec.16, 1948. Project Grudge recommended that the investigation and
study of UFO reports be reduce in scope. In early 1950 UFO reports by the
public increased. This prompted Project Grudge to be changed to Project
Blue Book in March of 1952.

Project Blue Book goals were :-
1: To find an explanation for all the reported sighting of UFO's.
2: To determine if the UFO posed any security threat to the
United States.
3: To determine if UFO's exhibit any advanced technology which the
U.S. could utilize.

In 1966 the USAF commisioned a report on UFOs from the University of
Colorado. This project was headed by Dr Edward Condon. Condon was a well
respected physicist who gather a panel of experts from a variety of fields
to assist him. They reported in 1969, the report being referred to as the
Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects, also known as the Condon
Report. They concluded:-

1: There is no evidence that any UFOs are "extraterrestrial
vehicles"
2: No UFO has ever given any indication of a threat to the
national security.
3: There is no evidence that UFO's represent technological
developments or principals beyond present-day scientific knowledge.

As a result the USAF closed down Project Bluebook. Although it has been
suggested on many occasions that some members of the panel had deceided the
conclusions of the study before the work started there is evidence that at
least Condon took the task seriously. He appears to have joined a number of
different civilian UFO research groups, including the British UFO Research
Association, around the world.

Main Source:
Project Blue Book: The Top Secret UFO Findings Revealed,
By Brad Steiger, 1976
sheaffer@netcom.com (Robert Sheaffer)
BUFORA Journal, Summer 1974

6.05: Roswell Crash Incident
----------------------
On the night of 2nd July 1947, Mac Brazel a rancher from near Corona, New
Mexico heard a loud crash. The next day he went out Horseback riding with
a neighbour and came upon a field with debris scattered about. The debris
field was 3/4 of a mile long and 300 feet wide. It was oriented in a
northwest to southeast direction. There was a gouge in the northwest side
of the debris field that was 500 feet long and 10 feet wide. The debris on
the field mostly consisted of I-beams and parchment like, paper thin pieces
of metal material. The material was very light in weight, a dull gray in
color, and most pieces were 6 to 7 inches in length. Some pieces that were
even thinner than paper could not be broken in half, cut or burnt.

Mac Brazel collected several pieces of the debris and went back to his
ranch. On July 6, Brazel went into Roswell to report what he had seen
and to show a piece of the debris to sheriff Wilcox. The sheriff decided
to call the local air base. During this time Frank Joyce called in from
the local radio station to see if anything newsworthy was happening
around town. Brazel gave him the information about what he had found.

Major Jesse A. Marcel and a few other military personal arrived from
the base only a few minutes after the sheriff had finished talking to
the people at the base. Brazel and the military personal left and went
back to the Ranch. The next morning (July 7) they went to the crash
sight. The military retrieved some of the debris and returned to Roswell.

On July 8, the military came back and sealed off the area, They took
Brazel into custody. That same day they found a second crash site two
and 1/2 miles southeast of the first. Barney Barnett and 4
archaeologists had stumbled onto the new site a few minutes before the
military had arrived there. At the site they found a "pretty good sized
metallic dull gray object" and 4 small alien bodies. They were 4 to 5
feet tall, with large pear shaped heads, small bodies and skinny arms
and legs. They had two large eyes, no ears and no hair. Their skin was
pinkish grey and leathery. They were wearing a one piece grey suits. The
civilians were escorted out of the area when the military arrived.

On July 9th the military escorted Brazel to the radio station , there
he told Frank Joyce that he saw a weather balloon. He left again with the
military and didn't get back to his ranch until around July 15. Later
when asked about what had happened Brazel said he had given a oath and
could not talk about it.

The Incident remained closed and the public and UFO research
organizations at large accepted the weather balloon story until 1970 when
Jesse A. Marcel broke the silence and told his part in the story.

The case has been extensively researched by Stanton Friedman and independantly
by the team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt. Between them they have discovered
around 200 witnesses who claim to have been involved in the recovery or
subsequent handling of the Roswell material. Researcher John Keel has suggested
that the Roswell material might be the remains of a Japanesse Feugo balloon, a
balloon with a bomb attached launched towards the USA during World War 2. These
were still being discovered in remote parts of the USA in the late 1940s.

In 1994 at the request of US Senator Steven Schiff the General Audit Office
started an enquiry into the incident and subsequent cover-up. The GAO
required the US Air Force to reopen the enquiry. After a nine month study
the Air Force announced that the Roswell object had not been a weather balloon
but a balloon involved in a top secret project to study Soviet missile
launches. Many UFO investigators remain unconvinced by this explanation.

Main source: UFO Crash at Roswell by Kevin D. Randle & Donald R. Schmitt
Published 1991 by Avon Books


=== UFO Movies, Documentaries and TV Programs
--------------------------------------------
= 7.00: TV Programs
------------
7.01: E. T. Monitor (the Keystone Inspirational Network)
--------------------------------------------------------
- A program that originates from Pennsylvania, it has a pre-recorded
and a live section. The person who runs it sells packets of books by
mail-order. He likes to think that he is presenting irrefutable proof not
only of the existence of UFOs but also of the Government's Conspiracy to
keep them secret and frequently features people like Randall Terry.

Main Source: COSJOAA@YALEVM.BITNET

7.02: Hard Copy (??)
--------------------
- Belgian UFO's, 1990
- more European

7.03: Intruders
---------------
- CBS miniseries June? 1992,
Based off Budd Hopkins book Intruders

7.04: National Geographic (PBS)
-------------------------------
- English Crop Circles, 1991

7.05: sightings (FOX)
---------------------
- Crop circles 1992
- Mexico video Sightings, Sept 11, 1992
- NASA Shuttle UFO/(debated Ice chunk), July? 1992

7.06: UFO Incident, The
-----------------------
- NBC Oct 20, 1975,
- the Betty Hill abduction story Based on the book "Interrupted
Journey: Two lost hours aboard a flying saucer" by John Fuller

7.07: Unsolved Mysteries (NBC)
------------------------------
- Eupen, Belgium UFO, 1991
- Cash/Landrum UFO, 1990
- 1965 Kecksburg, PA UFO, 1990
- Widthville, W VA UFO, 1992

= 7.08: UFO VIDEOS
------------------
7.09: Close Up
--------------
- interview w/ two Rhode Island UFO enthusiasts 885-0366, 1992
MUFON Box 1122, Davisville, RI 02854

7.10: Communion
---------------
-Based off the book Communion bu Whitley Strieber

7.11: UFO Coverup Live
----------------------
- UFO film from Guatemala, 1988
(Note from plw@ssd.ray.com: most convincing footage I've seen)

7.12: UFO Documentary
---------------------
- Jesse Marcel interview, 1982

7.13: UFO, The Films Prove It
-----------------------------
-A melange of television tapes, 1992

7.14: UFO Review - The Researchers
----------------------------------
Published by D.M.P., PO Box 314, Penn, High Wycombe, Bucks
HP10, U.K. This is a collection of interviews with leading
UFO researchers including Cynthia Hind, John Spencer and
Budd Hopkins.

=== UFO Magazines and Publications (UFOzines)
---------------------------------------------
[I will include the magazines from the UFO groups later]

8.00: The Circular
------------------
58 Kings Rd., West
End, Woking, Surrey GU24 9LW, England

8.01: The Cerealogist
---------------------
20 Paul St., Frome, Somerset,
BA11 1DX, England

8.02: Connecting Link Magazine
------------------------------
Connecting Link Magazine
9392 Whitneyville Rd.
Alto, MI. 49302-9694

8.03: CONTINUUM
---------------
The official news magazine for ParaNet and MICAP. It is published quarterly
and provides thought-provoking information and articles written by leading
UFOlogists. This magazine provides global insight and reflects material
carried over the world-wide ParaNet Information Service network.
Subscriptions are $18.00/year and are available by sending checks for U.S.
funds to: ParaNet, Box 172, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0172.

8.04: The Crop Watcher
---------------------
3 Selborne Court, Tavistock Close, Romsey, Hampshire, SO517TY, England

8.05: Earth
-----------
61 Ranelagh, Ave., Bradford, BD10 0HF, UK.

8.06: The Electronic Journal of the Astronomical Society of the Atlantic
------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Electronic Journal of the Astronomical Society of the Atlantic
(EJASA) is published monthly by the Astronomical Society of the Atlantic,
Incorporated. The ASA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the
advancement of amateur and professional astronomy and space exploration,
as well as the social and educational needs of its members.

ASA membership application is open to all with an interest in astronomy
and space exploration. Members receive the Journal of the ASA and the
Astronomical League's REFLECTOR magazine. Members may also purchase
discount subscriptions to ASTRONOMY and SKY & TELESCOPE magazines.

For information on membership, you may contact the Society at any of the
following addresses:

Astronomical Society of the Atlantic (ASA)
c/o Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA)
Georgia State University (GSU)
Atlanta, Georgia 30303, U.S.A.
Phone: (404) 264-0451 leave your address and/or receive the latest
Society news.
Internet:
asa@chara.gsu.edu

Modem:
ASA BBS: (404) 564-9623, 300/1200/2400 Baud.

Back issues of the EJASA are also available from anonymous FTP at:
chara.gsu.edu (131.96.5.29)

8.07: The Faithist Journal
--------------------------
Kosmon Publishing
2324 Suffock Avenue
Kingman, Arizona 86401
C. Benfield (President)
Kasandra Kares (Editor)
Publication is The Faithist Journal
Founded in 1970
A non-profit organization which publishes "The Faithist Journal"
(Bi-Monthly), magazines and books dealing with New Age topics, including
UFOs.

8.08: Focus
-----------
William L. Moore Publications & Research
See: Fair Witness Project, Inc.
4219 West Olive Avenue Suite #247
Burbank, California 91505
Williarn L. Moore
213-463-0542
Publishing entity for Antares Publishing, The Fair Witness Project, Inc.,
and "Focus" magazine (which specializes in UFOs, New Age, Metaphysical, and
Occult research; offers a substantial listing of books, government document
reprints, papers, pamphlets, back issues of George Van Tassel's
"Proceedings of the College of Universal Wisdom" newsletter, research
files, folios, back issues of "Focus" (the Fair Witness Project
newsletter), cassette tapes, and video tapes for sale.Discounts on various
items are available to booksellers and other qualifie buyers."Focus"
subscribers are entitled to a 25% discount on all items

8.09: Fortean Times
-------------------
1 Shoebury Road, London E6 2AQ UK.

8.10: Inner Light
-----------------
Inner Light Publications
Box 753 New Brunswick,
New Jersey 08903 Publications
Timothy Green Beckley (Publisher & Editor)
Publication is Inner Light
A diverse entity which publishes numerous UFO-related books, periodicals,
tapes, etc., "UFO Review" magazine and the monthly "Inner Light" magazine;
also sponsors numerous UFO conferences and symposiums throughout the United
States.

8.11: International UFO Library Magazine
----------------------------------------
11684 Ventura Blvd. #708 Studio City, CA 91604.

8.12: Magonia
-------------
5 James Terrace, London SW14 8HB, UK.

8.13: Orvotron Newsletter
-------------------------
orvotron bi-monthly newsletter
Solinus and Kortron

We are pleased to send a "Love Copy" of the most current newsletter to
anyone you think will be interested. Just pass your friend's name and
address on to us and we will mail out the issue compliments of you. Back
issues contain much information which is still relevant and may provide
some clarity on subjects discussed in subsequent newsletters. Love
donations (which should be made payable to Judith A. Wells) are greatly
appreciated and go to Spirit's work to create Heaven on Earth.

A subscription also entitles you to log-on the Spirit Bulletin Board
Service, a computer/modem system with files on alternate energy,
UFO/extraterrestrial happenings, politics, science, medical information,
the conspiracy and much more. The files are updated frequently and we
encourage you to use and contribute to this "library at your fingertips".
You may access this information 24 hours a day by calling via computer
1-704-297-5973.

For a year's subscription (six bimonthly issues) and userstatus on
Spirit BBS please send $30.00 (USA) or $40.00 (all other countries)
in check or money order (no cash please) made payable to:

Judith A. Wells Phone - (704) 297-2342
Route 2, Box 309B FidoNet - 1:379/703
Vilas, NC 28692 BBS - 704-297-5973

,
8.14: Ovni Presence
-------------------
CP 342, CH-1800, Vevey 1, Switzerland.

8.15: Revelations of Awareness
------------------------------
"Revelations of Awareness" published by Cosmic Awareness Communications
(CAC).

Revelations of Awareness is a Newsletter that covers UFO as they relate
to channeling and the New Age movement. All the information given in the
newsletter is information recorded from channeling sessions. The format
of of the news letter begins with a question asked of the Cosmic
Awareness, then replies are given by the Awareness through the rest of
the news letter starting out with the phrase "This Awareness indicates..."

The following Statement appears at the top of every Issue:

Cosmic Awareness is the force that expressed Itself through Jesus of
Nazareth, the Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Edgar Cayce and other great
avatars who served as 'Channels' for the 'Heavenly Father' and who speaks
again today as the world begins to enter the 'New Age' of spiritual
consciousness and awareness. Since 1963 Cosmic Awareness has been
communicating through carefully trained channels. This information is for
those who desire to help in bringing in the new age. Throughout the
thousands of 'Readings' given through these various channels, Cosmic
Awareness tells us not to believe anything, but to question, explore,
doubt, and discover for yourself, through your own channel what is the
truth. Cosmic Awareness will only 'indicate' and 'suggest'. Neither C.A.C
or any of the Interpreters is responsible for anything Cosmic Awareness
states in any of these readings, nor does C.A.C. or the Interpreters
necessarily agree with the statements of Cosmic Awareness. The
interpreters interpret the energies as they see them in trance levels and
are not personally responsible for what is said. This is entirely the
responsibility of the editor. Members of C.A.C. are invited to send in
questions of general interest to ask Awareness for possible publication
in this newsletter.

Paul Shockley, Interpreter.

The Revelations of Awareness comes out every three weeks The memberships
which are available (using the Honer system) are:
Limited Income $30 per year $9 quarterly
Individual $42 per year $12 quarterly
Family $52 per year $20 quarterly
Contributing $77 per year $25 quarterly
Sponsoring $144 per year $40 quarterly
Benefactor $500 per year $150 quarterly
Patron $1000 per year $250 quarterly
Endowing $5000 per year $1500 quarterly

Outside USA Add $15.00 per year to cover postage (including Canada)
To send off for information about the C.A.C. or to subscribe to their
news letter write to: Cosmic Awareness Communications
P.O. Box 115
Olympia, WA 98507

8.16: Swamp Gas Journal
-----------------------
The Swamp Gas Journal Covers a variety of scientific UFO related Phenomena.
It reviews articles, books and research publications put out by different
researchers and organizations.

The Swamp Gas Journal is free with limited distribution, but is available
primarily through zine exchanges, regularly contributing Fortean info, or
by providing two (2) International Postal Reply Coupons in lieu of a
subscription (to cover postage).

The Swamp Gas Journal is a ufozine published irregularly by:

Ufology Research of Manitoba
Box 1918
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 3R2

The SGJ is also available on an experimental basis on internet by e-mail
to: rutkows@ccu.umanitoba.ca

8.17: UFO Universe
------------------
GCR Publishing Group, Inc.
1700 Broadway, 34th Floor
New York, New York 10019
Publishes "UFO Universe" magazine.
Global Communications Refer to: Inner Light Publications

=== UFO Book Publishers
-----------------------
9.00: Advent Publishing Company
-------------------------------
P.O. Box 3748
Carson City, NV 89702
Publish book and the Phenox Project Reports.

9.02: Arnerica West Publishers
------------------------------
P.O. Box 6451 Tehachapi, California 93582
George Green Telephone Number : 805-822-9655
Publishes a wide variety of books and tapes dealing with New Age subjects
and UFO phenomenon.

9.03: Arcturus Book Service
---------------------------
1443 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952, USA
Robert Girard & Monica Williams-Girard

Arcturus Book Service Catalog
Maintains a listing of UFO-related books. Their goal is to provide a wide
selection of books relating to the study of unexplained phenomena. Arcturus
provides a publication; "Leading Edge, the bi-monthly newsletter of the
Nevada Aerial Research Group.
Subscriptions for monthly Arcturus Book Service Catalog available for $6.00
in the U.S.,
Canada, and Mexico; $12.00 in Europe and South America
Arcturus pays for UFO-related books, manuscripts and is interested in being
informed of all new titles released.

9.04: Condor Books, Inc.
------------------------
351 West 54th Street
New York, New York 10019
Al Weiss (Publisher)
212-586 -4432
Publishes numerous books dealing with the UFO phenomena. At one time,
Condor Books published "UFO Universe" magazine;"UFO Universe" is now
published by:
GCR Publishing Group, Inc.,
1700 Broadway, 34th Floor,
New York, New York 10019.

9.05: Document Research Services
--------------------------------
PO Box 10011
Berkeley, Ca. 94709-5011

They provide declassified govt. documents and an index
of UFOs in the New York Times 1947-1987
Send SASE for a list of documents

9.06: Earth Star Publications
-----------------------------
P.O. Box 117
Paonia, Colorado 81428
Ann Ulrich (Editor & Publisher)
303-527-3257
The Star Beacon
A self-publishing service which will perforrn typesetting, layout,
printing, and shipping of self-published books for a one-time fee. After
initial fee is paid, the author keeps lOO% of any profits
generated from the book. Ann Ulrich is associated with the UFO Contact
Center International as one of its Associate Directors.

9.07: Eden Press
----------------
Box 399
Careywood, Idaho 83809
Desiree Eden
208-683-2439
The publishing arm of the Planetary Professional Citizens Committeee (PPCC),
which is no longer in existence due to the death of its Director, Jerome
Eden, in 1989. However, EDEN Press still pro- vides a wide range of books
dealing with the UFO phenomenon.

9.08: JACO Book Publishers
--------------------------
P.O. Box 3135
Prescott, Arizona 86302
John H. Andrews
602-778-0018
JACO Book Publishers provides many UFO and Extraterrestrial-related books.

9.09: The Library of the New Essenes of Inyo
--------------------------------------------
P.O. Box 257
June Lake, California 93529
71448-7405
Nicholas Faust (Curator)
Originally known as "The School of Thought" which had been started by Hope
Troxell in 1960. It's original focus was UFO literature, especially that
dealing with contactees. Hope Troxell died in 1979 and The School of
Thought closed in 1980.In 1980 became The Library of the New Essenes of
Inyo. It assumed Hope Troxell's UFO materials and continually added to it
over the years. The Library also sells copies of Hope Troxell's published
material.

9.10: Luna Ventures
-------------------
P.O. Box 398
Suisun, California 94585
Publishes the Luna Ventures Catalog" which is a comprehensive listing of
available newsletters, books, microfiche, magazines, etc. for sale. Luna
Ventures will also accept manuscripts for publication.

9.11: The Pleiades Project
--------------------------
P.O. Box 386 Atwood, Ca 92601
Randolph Winters :213-281-6282
Terra (Contact)
Founded in: 1985
A one-man organization for the dissemination of the information received by
Billy Meier from his Pleiadian contacts. Mr. Meier receives messages from
his contacts of the Pleiades star formation. The Pleiades Project compiles
these messages and offers them in audio and video formats. "Contact Terra"
is a quarterly newsletter which contains updated information and news about
Mr. Meier's contacts.
The Meier Chronicles VHS/Beta - $59.00 (82 minutes)
The Movie Footage VHS/Beta - $49.00 (1 hour)
The Metal Analysis VHS/Beta - $39.00 each (45 minutes)
The Entire Trilogy - $99.00 (save $188.00)
Each audio cassette $20.00 plus postage & handling

9.12: UFO Audio-Video Clearing House
------------------------------------
P.O. Box 342
Yucaipa, Ca]ifornia 92399-0342
David Aaron (Director)
714-795-3361
Founded on May 18, 1988 and1232 members.
Offers an updated listing of UFO radio & television programs on video and
audio tape, going back to 1954. Video tapes are offered in Beta and VHS
format. Over 50% of their available product is donated by members.

9.13: UFO Books
---------------
P.O. Box 1053 - 514 First Street Florence, Arizona 85232
Christine (Stevens) Cox
602-868-4273
Christine Cox distributes UFO-related books, some of which were written and
edited by Wendelle Stevens (See: UFO Photo Archives), who is her father.
UFO Books also provides periodic flyers which contain UFO-related books,
photos, and calendars for sale.

9.14: UFO Photo Archives
------------------------
P.O. Box 17206
Tucson, Arizona 85710
Wendelle C. Stevens
UFO Journal Of Facts
Offers UFO-related books, most of which concentrate on, and thoroughly
investigate, individual cases. UFO Photo Archives gears its material for
those who want more in-depth knowledge about individual cases instead of a
broad overview of many cases.
In addition to books, UFO Photo Archives also sells UFO calendars and
posters. All books, posters, and calendars are sold through mail order only
and must be prepaid, including postage.
Their publication, "UFO Journal Of Facts" is a new magazine, filled with
color pictures and reports, concentrating on factual UFO investigative
reporting.

9:15: Worldwide UFO Newsclipping Bureau and Public Information Center 955
West
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
Lancaster Road Suite 420
Orlando, Florida 32809
Provides a 16-20 page monthly report of worldwide UFO news clippings (all
foreign news stories are translated into English).
Subscription costs:
$24.95 /6 months $47.50/ one year
Special on Back Issues: all of 1988 for $39.95.
Besides the newsclipping service, Worldwide UFO also offers UFO-related
audio and video tapes (VHS format, approximately 2 hours in length) for
sale at the following prices:
Audio Tape - $ 4.00/ tape (buy two, get one free: no limit) Video Tape -
$20.00/ tape (buy two, get one free: no limit)

9.16: Spacelink Books
---------------------

Run by Lionel Beer. Leading UK supplier of books on UFOs and Crop Circles.
Address: 115 Hollybush Lane, Hampden, Middlesex, TW12, U.K.

=== Miscellaneous Information
-----------------------------
10.00: alt.alien.visitors archives (back issues)
------------------------------------------------
Occasionally I have seen requests for information on past articles in
alt.alien.visitors. If you desire something, I have the entire newsgroup
archive back to July 13, 1992. I access it frequently. I have no way to
ftp it to another system for public access but would be glad to email
portions of it upon request. The responses are not guaranteed to be
correct or complete.

You can email me at gvb@acd4.acd.com and I will do my best.
gvb@TEFS1.acd.com (Gregg Brown)

10.01: A UFO Book List
-------------------------------
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind people of my UFO bibliography
file, and to solicit contributions and book comments for it. The file
can be ftp'd from paul.rutgers.edu, directory pub/ufo, file
bibliography.Z (compressed format). The file is organized by author, and
also again by date-of-publication, and also includes Keith Rowell's
excellent bibliography file (which is also worked into the above two
parts). Many titles have comments from various people as to the value of
the book; I would like any comments on any of the books from anyone, and
also additional books for inclusion. Check out the UFO Bibliography that
you can ftp at:
paul.rutgers.edu
The file is pub/UFO/bibliography.Z It has books by author, a second
listing by date, and also the names of prominent authors in the field.

For more information contact: mcgrew@dropout.rutgers.edu (Charles Mcgrew)


10.02: Big Foot (Sasquatch)
---------------------------
Our research group is currently investigating reports and sightings of
the animal known as "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch". If you or somebody you know
has had such a sighting, or come across what may be evidence supporting
the existence of such an animal, please get in contact with us in one of
the following formats:

o Leave a private message in electronic mail:
ai065@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Thomas Hill)
o Call Thomas Hill at 216-362-6529.
o Or write:

Thomas E. Hill
16124 Richard Dr.
Brook Park, OH 44142

Contact with us can be totally anonymous if you wish. We are especially
interested in Ohio sightings but are by no means limited to
investigations in that state. Please, serious responses only.


10.03: Free UFO Class
---------------------
Penn State University has Free U classes that are offered to the public
at no charge! They supply a classroom to those who wish to teach a
subject and the public may attend them for free. One of the classes
offered is a UFO class Organized and taught by Janet Smith, and Beth
Combs.

In the class they discuss every aspect of the UFO phenomenon such as the
Billie Meier investigation, government cover-ups, Zecharia Sitchin who
wrote the Earth Chronicles series, Mars probe, Mars Face and many other
topics. The class also offers guest speakers who have done UFO research
plus videos, movies and articles about various UFO phenomenon.

The classes are held every Monday in room 207 of Sackett Building at Penn
State University in State College, PA. The starting time is 7:00 pm, EDT
(soon to be EST) and they ends sometime after 9:00 pm. The class will be
held until December 7th. The class may continue after the holidays into
next semester, but that depends on our level of interest.

If someone has questions or would like to contribute to the group in some
way, (ie. guest speakers, movies, different types of information, etc.)
contact Janet Smith at JLS19@psuvm.psu.edu or write to her at: 123
Ramblewood Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865. Home phone: (814)
237-6763, Work phone: (814) 863-0466.

10.04: Freedom of Information
-----------------------------
In the US, you write to the agency you want to reach, addressed to
the "Freedom of Information Officer". A list of agencies is available
from the US Government Printing Office. Their order number is:
202-783-3238

The "US Government Manual" (1991/92), price $23 (they take MC/Visa
orders over the phone). They will also send you a catalog of all
manuals/documents available from the USGPO for free. Order at the same
number. [I have more information on this, I will add it later.]

Main Source: mcgrew@dropout.rutgers.edu (Charles Mcgrew)

10.05: Hidden Ancient Ruins
---------------------------
The address is Mystic Mountain Adventures
Dept. 100 11142 Manhattan Avnue, Ste. 43
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 Ph# (310) 318-6567.

10.06: Inter Library Loans (ILL)
--------------------------------
If you would like to research an the various UFO topics mentioned in this
FAQ and you don't have a large bank account, go to your local library and
ask about the Inter Library Loan System. The ILL lets you check out books,
audio tapes, video tape, and get copies of magazine articles that your local
library might not have. In many cases there is no charge for using ILL, this
depend upon you local library. Almost all the book I have used to research
this FAQ were ordered through ILL. Check it out. :-)


10.07: NASA Shuttle Footage
---------------------------
NASA Select on Satcom 2, Transponder 13, carries the whole mission, live
and anybody with a satellite dish can tune in. You can find the original
uplink and shuttle audio on Transponder 5. This is the raw video with
shuttle to ground audio communications on it.


10.08: UFO Related anonymous FTP Sites
---------------------------------------
[Also See: 10.00: A Complete UFO Book List]


phoenix UFO Pics
----------------
phoenix.oulu.fi (130.231.240.17)
In /pub/ufo_and_space_pics

NASA Pics Sites
----------------
NOTE: the material at these sites is exceedingly voluminous;
I'd strongly suggest just getting the CD-ROMs instead of attempting
to transfer scores of gigabytes of pix and other material.

To access the online catalog of NASA material, CD-ROMS, et cetera:

telnet nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov
login as "NODIS"
no password

Anonymous ftp sites (five):

nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov [128.183.10.4]

This is a VAX/VMS box, so you must ftp-login as "anonymous". To get
a dir listing into a file on your system:

ftp> dir [...] file_on_your_system

vab02.larc.nasa.gov

lots of stuff, including Aliens of all colors, and UFO pix (though
this
seems to mirror a lot of what's at phoenix.oulu.fi and has some
additional material).

ames.arc.nasa.gov

online copies of what appears to be all NASA's CD-ROMs, and lots of
GIFs, *.img and *.jpg from most (all?) space missions since Apollo.

iris1.ucis.dal.ca

dunno; it appears to be down today (Saturday, 18-July-1992).

ummts.cc.umich.edu
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{changed to}
|
V
archive.umich.edu

apparently popular (and, hence, slow). Is supposed to have many
NASA and Voyager data files.

Main Source: thad@cup.portal.com (Thad Floryan)


=== UFO Organizations
------------------

Throughout the world there are many civilian organisations which either have
the study of UFOs or extraterrestrials as their main object of interest or
include them as part of a wider remit. Each organisation has a different
view of the subject ranging from the basically scientific to, in some cases,
the frankly nutty.

This list is not exhaustive, but is fairly extensive. The names of the
officers and subscription rates of organisations may change and, unless
the editor is informed, the updated information may not be available here.
This is, of course, not the only list of organisations produced in the
world. Readers are urged to consult other lists as well such as the excellant
list of UFO organisations produced by John A. Hayes for UFOnet.

11.00: Aerial Phenomenon Research: The Indiana Group
----------------------------------------------------
18 Davis Drive Mt. Vernon, Indiana 47620
Francis L. Ridge (Director)
812-838-3120 / 812-838-9843
Publishers of : Indiana UFO Newsletter
Founded in 1986
A statewide organization which attempts to immediately respond to UFO
sightings

11.01: The Aetherius Society
----------------------------
6202 Afton Place Hollywood,
California 90028-8298
Detroit Branch
17670 West 12 Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076
313-552-9153 / 313-552-9159
Reverend Lesley Young
(General Committeee) : 213~65-9652/ 213~67-HEAL (4325)
Publishers of : The Aetherius Society Journal : Cosmic Voice
Founded in 1960
The Hollywood, California office is the American headquarters for The
Society which was founded in England in 1955. In the US, the Society was
incorporated in 1960 as a non-profit religious, scientific, and educational
organization.
The Society is a metaphysical, channeling organization whose
founder/president, Sir George King, is a Western Master of Yoga and who has
been in contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligences for over 35 years. He
acts as a channel for the dissemination of Higher Wisdom from These
Sources.
The Society's objective is to explain the presence of UFOs around the Earth
and to make known knowledge given to their president by Advanced Beings who
reside in this Solar System. This information is disseminated through
books, pamphlets, cassettes and albums and two newsletters, "The Aetherius
Society Journal" and "Cosmic Voice".
Also, study courses in: "Metaphysical and Occult Sciences" and "Cosmic
Revelations" to further spread the word and to explain the cosmic
significance of messages received from the Advanced Beings. Regular
meetings at the U.S. and England headquarters as well as by associated
branches throughout the world.
Prayer Circles are organized during a Spiritual Push (or Magnetization
Period) at different holy mountain sites, when the giant Interplanetary
Spacecraft is brought into Earth's orbit by a Cosmic Master. Helpers who
attend these Power Circles send out the Spiritual energies from this Cosmic
Master to help mankind.

11.02: Ancient Astronaut Society
--------------------------------
1921 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035-3105
Gene M. Phillips (Founder) :708-295-8899
Publication is Ancient Skies
Founded in 1973. non-profit, tac-exempt organization operated for
scientific, literary and educational purposes. The primary objectives of
the Society are to search for evidence of whether Earth was visited in the
remote past by intelligent beings from outer space and to determine whether
a highly developed, technological civilization existed on Earth before our
recorded history.
The Society also provides complete study courses in: "Metaphysical and
Occult Sciences" and "Cosmic Revelations" to explain the cosmic
significance of messages received from Advanced Beings.

11.03: Ancient Truth Research Foundation
----------------------------------------
6146 Eleanor Avenue #205 Los Angeles, California 90~036
Albert Rainey
213'464-5948
Publication is Cosmic Current News
Interested in many New Age topics, including UFOs.

11.04: The Awareness Reserch Foundation, Inc.
---------------------------------------------
DeSoto Square
No. 29, 35 Ritter Road
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
Helen I. Hoag (Executive Director)
704-389-8672
New Age organization with many interests, including UFOs; investigates
various metaphysical activities and issues findings through publication of
various books.

11.05: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation (BSRF)
-----------------------------------------------------
P.O. Box 429
Garberville, California 9544429
Contact : Tom Brown
Telephone Number : 707-986-7211
Publication is : Journal of Borderland Research
Founded in: 1945
Functions as clearinghouse, specializing in rare and unusual information.
BSRF is an alternative scientific movement which deals with a variety of
borderland subjects, including UFOs; a
non-profit organization; its members are people who take an active interest
in observing the physical, mental, and spiritual environment. In addition
BSRF studies: Light & Color affects on people, Radionics, Dowsing, Free
Energy, Orgone Energy, Hollow
Earth Mysteries, Anomalies, Fortean Phenomena, Hypnosis, Photography of the
Invisible, etc. and offers a catalog of available books, reports, and
tapes.

11.06: BRITISH UFO RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (BUFORA)
------------------------------------------------
Commonly called BUFORA. It was formed in 1962 as a federation
of eight regional UK UFO groups. These included the London
UFO Research Organisation (LUFORO, founded in 1959) the largest
UK group at the time and the British Flying Saucer Bureau (BFSB,
founded in 1952) which was the oldest UK group.

BUFORA publishes six issues per year of the A4 magazine UFO TIMES.
Current annual membership subscription is 18 pounds sterling.
Approx membership 500. Current senior officers include Stephen
Gamble (Director of Research) and John Spencer (Chairman).

Contact address : BM BUFORA, London, WC1N 3XX

11.07: California UFO
---------------------
1800 South Robertson Blvd
Box 355
Los Angeles, California 90035
Vicki Cooper (Editor); Don Ecker (Researcher)
Telephone Numbers : 213-273-9409 /818-951-1250
Publication : UFO
Publishes the bi-monthly UFO" magazine. Additionally, this organization
sponsors annual conferences which concentrate on a variety of UFO-related
subjects.

11.08: Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS)
------------------------------------------
P.O. Box 218 c/o Mr. Lawrence Fawcett
Coventry, Cormecticut 06238 [or] 471 Goose Lane
Peter Gersten (Director) Coventry, Connecticut 06238
Lawrence Fawcett (Asst Director & Publisher)
Barry Greenwood (Research Director & Editor)
P.O.Box 176, Stoneham, MASS, 02180, USA
Publication is : Just Cause
Founded in : 1978

A non-profit organization to uncover all existing documentation relating to
governrnent involvement in UFO investigations and research. To accomplish
this, CAUS files numerous Freedom of Inforrnation Act (FOIA) lawsuits in an
attempt to get the governrnent to release relevant documents.Their "Just
Cause" quarterly newsletter carries events and provides updated UFO news
from around the world. They published a book too -- "Clear Intent"

11.09: Committee for the Scientific Investigation of
Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP)
----------------------------------------------------
Refer to: The Skeptical Inquirer
P.O. Box 229
Buffalo, New York 14215{)229
Paul Kurtz (Chairman - Skeptical Inquirer)
Philip J. Klass (UFO Subcommittee)
Lynda Harwood (Public Relations)
716-834-3222
716-834-0841
"The Skeptical Inquirer" is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
CSICOP is headed by Paul Kurtz and investigates claims of the
Paranorrnal, including UFOs and UFO-related activity.The committee's
investigations, findings, commentaries, etc. are published in "The
Skeptical Inquirern.

11.10: COMPUTER UFO NETWORK (CUFON)
-----------------------------------
Bulletin Board system run by UFO Reporting and Information Service. Date of
formation not known. Information director : Dale Goudie, SYSOP: Jim Klotz
Based Seattle, Washington, USA. Board number +1 206 776 0382, parameters
300/1200/2400 bps 8 bit no parity 1 stop bit.

11.11: Contactee
----------------
P.O. Box 12
New Milford, New Jersey 07646
Ellen Crystall (Director)
Studies UFOs by direct observation; quarterly newsletter, "Contactee"
details activities.Tne primary goal of Contactee is to educate about
world-wide contacts being made with UFOs and to disseminate information to
all interested parties.
Contactee also sells books and sponsors various conferences.
Regular Member (those who claim to have had alien contact) and
Auxiliary Member (those who do not claim UFO contact)
membership fee is $20.00 per year and includes the newsletter.
Contactee accepts articles for its newsletter.

11.12: Cosmic Awareness Communications
--------------------------------------
P.O. Box 115
Olympia, Washington 98507
Vikki T. (Correspondence Secretary)
Pulication is : Reveltions of Awareness
A tax-exempt organization.
Studies New Age subjects, including UFOs. This group is centered around the
"channelings" of a "Force" which refers to itself as "Cosmic Awareness". CA
believes that this "Force" has expressed itself through selected people in
history including Jesus, the Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, and Edgar Cayce,
among others.
Publication, "Revelations of Awareness, has published over 300 editions and
details various New Age subjects. Subscribers receive a catalog listing all
available back issues and subjects covered. Membership is $30.00 per year.
Will accept memberships for three month periods ($3.00 per month), prepaid.
Individual/Family $ 3.00/ month or $30.00/ year New Age-related (including
UFOs) books and tapes available.

11.13: CSETI
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Dr. Steven Greer 704-274-5671
Asheville,N.C.

11.14: Delval UFO, Inc.
-----------------------
948 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, Pennsylvania 18974
Anthony Volpe (President)
215-357-2909
Publication is the Awakening; the group was founded in 1973.
A channeling, contactee UFO organization, founded in 1973.their publication
"Awakening", is offered nine 9 times a year; they sell UFO-related books
and tapes.

11.15: The Fair Witness Project, Inc.
-------------------------------------
Parent Organization: William L. Moore Publications & Research
4219 West Olive Avenue Suite #247
Burbank, California 91505
213-463-0542
Publication is : Focus
A non-profit corporation whose income is used to fund the research efforts
of qualified persons selected by the Directors of the Fair Witness Project.
They accept donations and will send an acknowledgement of that donation for
tax purposes.

11.16: The Federation
---------------------
The Federation is a group of people who feel it is high time we got
off this rock and started exploring the great unknown of space. The
Federation has drawn out in blue print form a drive system that is a a super
semi conducting crystaline structure. To get more information on the
Federation send a 3.5 floppy and they will place an info packet on it and
send
it back to you. You must have a mac that has 5.0 microsoftword or better.Send
to this adrress:

The Federation
C/O Lady Rhavyn
Po box 231772
Anchorage, Alaska
99523-1772

If you have any questions feel free to send to this account.
ASLJL@ACAD2.ALASKA.EDU


11.17: Flying Saucer Information Center
---------------------------------------
7803 Ruanne Court
Pasadena, Maryland 21122
James H. Wales : Update
Founded in 1954
Acts as a clearing house for the distribution of UFO information to the
general public. Laura Mundo began this organization in 1954.
Group feels the Earth is in danger due to upcoming radical changes in the
atmosphere (sunspot activity) and Space Beings are here to help. They will
be able to either solve the problem or take selected Earth people to safe
locations (inside their insulated spaceships) until the atmospheric
activity calms down. When humans return to Earth after surviving the
atmospheric instability, they will begin the Universal Way of Life, which
is a standard way of life on other planets. Also believe Space People
living on Earth today are to here to monitor us and help.

11.18: FORTEAN RESEARCH CENTER (FRC)
------------------------------------
This was founded in 1982 by Ray Boeche and deals with all aspects of Fortean
Phenomena. The current Director is Scott Colbourn. The contact address for
the Center is P.O.Box 94627, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68509, USA. The Center runs
a Bulletin Board on +1 402 488 2587.

11.19: FUND FOR UFO RESEARCH (FUFOR)
------------------------------------
[Duplicated entry - see 11.20 SG]

11.20: The Fund for UFO Research, Inc.
--------------------------------------
P.O. Box 277
Mt. Rainier, Maryland 20712
Bruce Maccabee, PhD (Chairman)
Publication is: Quarterly Report
Founded in 1979
2000 Members
A non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.. whose
mission is to provide grants for scientific research and public education
projects dealing with the UFO phenomenon. Since 1979 has raised more than
$150,000.00 from more than 2000 contributors. Also sponsors and awards the
annual Donald E. Keyhoe Journalism Award."
The Fund sponsors such projects the release of U.S.
Government documents concerning UFOs under the Freedom of Informatioon
Act,computer-aided analysis of UFO photographs, research into major UFO
sightings around the world,
research into "Operation Majestic 12", psychological testing of people who
reported being abducted by apparent aliens, international symposiums and
conducts interviews and lectures.
The Fund takes the position that many reported UFOs cannot be identified as
conventional aerial vehicles or phenomena. Thus, UFO reports are
potentially of enormous significance and merit serious scientific research.

11.21: Gulf Breeze Skywatch
---------------------------
904-433-2737 (Bruce and Ann Morrison)

11.22: Inner-Peace Prosperity Network (IPPN)
--------------------------------------------
12628 Black Saddle Lane
Germntown, Maryland 20874-5001
Patrick O'Connell
301-972-1980
IPPN believes that extraterrestrials have already landed and established
underground bases, mainly in the western and southwestern United States.
"Trends & Predictions Analystn, is a compilation of UFO-related theories,
news, and current events; newsletter (printed twice a year) also details
available books, papers, and tapes for sale by IPPN.
Membership rates:
$ 4.00/ year (U.S. & Canada) $ 5 .00/ year (Foreign) $12.vO /3 years (IJ.S.
& Canada) $15.00 / 3 years (Foreign)
Membership includes the newsletter. IPPN also sells Name Lists of people
who subscribe to New Age periodicals. IPPN gears the selling of these lists
to those interested in selling New Age- related products. As of September
1990, the charge for these lists are:
1000 Narnes $20.00 2000 Names $40.00 3000 Narnes $60.00
IPPN also sells back-issues of "The New Atlantean Journaln, a defunct
periodical dealing with New Age-related subjects, including UFOs.

11.23: Intercontinental UF Galactic Spacecraft-Research and
Analytic Network (ICUFON)
------------------------------------------------------------
35-40 75th Street Suite 4G
Jackson Heights, New York 11372
Colman S. VonKeviczky (Director)
718-72-7948
A non-profit organization whose goal is to persuade the United Nations (and
the world's governments) to establish an official World Authority for UFO
Affairs (the WASA Project), to seek and establish contact with
extraterrestrial galactic powers; maintains that the world's governments
have known about UFOUs for several decades and that they are conducting
covert warfare in an attempt to try to stop any invasion from outer space.
ICUFON wants to open full dialogue with any and all extraterrestrial
forces.
ICUFON maintains an Archives Department which contains UFO cases,
photographs, movie films, declassified military and governmental
documentation from all over the world.

11.24: INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR UFO RESEARCH (ICUR)
---------------------------------------------------------
Formed in 1979 as a UFOlogical 'United Nations'. The membership consists
of representative organisations for various countries. Commonly called
ICUR. Members include BUFORA (UK); Center for UFO Studies (USA); CISU
(Italy); MUFON (USA); SUFOI (Denmark); Project UNICAT (USA) Project URD
(Sweden); VUFORS (Australia).

ICUR's objectives are to promote data exchange between groups and to
help establish common standards and terminology.

Officers are Chairman: Robert Digby (BUFORA, UK); Vice-Chairman: Walter
Andrus (MUFON, USA); Secretary : Stephen Gamble (BUFORA, UK) and
Treasurer : John Spencer (BUFORA, UK). Contact address is : P.O. Box 314,
Penn, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 8DH, Great Britain.

11.25: Internationa1 Fortean Organization (INFO)
------------------------------------------------
P.O. Box 367
Arlington, VA 22210-0367
Raymond Manners (President & Journal Editor)
Publication is INFO Journal
Founded in 1965 by Ronald Willis
A non-profit corporation established for the educational and scientific
study of Fortean phenomena. INFO investigates the strange and unreasonable
events that happen in this world, including UFOs, lost civilizations,
physical anomalies, Atlantis, Bigfoot, vanished civilizations, etc.
Today, INFO continues the work of Charles Fort to collect, record, and
publish reports of strange occurrences. Their findings are published in the
INFO Journal. INFO holds an annual convention, called FortFest, in the
Washington D.C. area.
Annual membership fee includes the "INFO Journal" is $12.00 in the U.S. and
$16.00 for foreign countries. INFO maintains files on all of its
investigations, cases, etc. Slides, books, and tapes are for sale and back
issues of "INFO Journal" are also available. The INFO Research Service
performs funded research for the media while the INFO Research Library is
open to scholars.

11.26: INTRUDERS FOUNDATION
----------------------------
Organisation formed by abduction researcher Budd Hopkins to provide support
and a forum for abductees to discuss their experiences. Contact address :
PO Box 30233, New York, New York, 10011, USA. Phone and fax: +1 212-645-5278

11.27: Island Skywatch
----------------------
164-22 77th Road Flushing,
New York 11366 : Bill Knell (Director)
718-591-1854 (24-Hour Hotline) . The New York UFO Report : Island
Publication is Skywatch Journal
1989 by Bill Knell
A tax-exempt organization whose goal is the scientific and objective study
of the UFO phenomenon. Membership ($25.00 per year) includes one year
subscription to the "New York UFO Report" and the Island Skywatch Journal,
one copy of "Hidden Truth: The UFO Story" (a two-hour video history about
UFOs written by Bill Knell), the opportunity to attend free local meetings,
free training as a UFO investigator, and the opportunity to investigate
Island Skywatch cases.They offer a wide variety of books, audiotapes, video
tapes, for sale. Bill Knell has cable TV UFO show "UFOs Over Long Island"
on the Brookhaven Cable TV system every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (channel
35).UFO Abductee Support Group offered as well.

11.28: J. ALLEN HYNEK CENTER FOR UFO STUDIES (CUFOS)
-----------------------------------------------------
2457 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659
Contacts
Mark Rodeghier (President)
George Eberhart (Librarian & Archivist)
312-271-3611
Publications are : The Journal of UFO Studies and International UFO
Reporter (IUR)
Founded in 1973 by Dr. J. Allen Hynek

A non-profit organization whose goal is to promote serious research into
the UFO phenomena through the expertise of an international group of
scientists, academians, and volunteers. This organization has a worldwide
network of field investigators that interview witnesses, examine physical
evidence and gather any other relevant information. The major purpose of
CUFOS is to act as a clearinghouse - aplace where UFO experiences can be
reported and researched. Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who was considered one of
the world's pre- eminent authorities on the UFO phenomenon, first became
involved with UFOs as Scientific Consultant to the U.S. Air Force from 1948
to 1968, and was Scientific Director of CUFOS until his death in 1986. He
coined the phrase "close encounters of the third kind" and acted as
technical advisor to director Steven Spielberg on the movie of the same
name.
CUFOS maintains the world's largest repository of data about UFO phenomena,
second only to the US Government! This
material includes more than 50,000 cases of UFO sightings and a library of
more than 5,000 books and magazines, which cover all aspects of the UFO
phenomena. CUFOS promotes various activities, projects, publications,
symposiums, conferences, seminars and field trips to various UFO-related
locations and sells journals, books, audiocassette tapes, and other
publications.
The "International UFO Reporter (IUR)", published bi-monthly, reports on
current sightings, news and articles on current UFO topics. CUFOS also
publishes the annual "Journal of UFO Studies" which presents a collection
of scholarly papers on the UFO
phenomenon. A $25.00 contribution entitles a member to become an ASSOCIATE
of CUFOS and to receive the "International UFO Reporter" for one year.
The Center publishes the International UFO Reporter

11.29: The Massachusetts Center for the study of Aerial Phenomena
------------------------------------------------------------------
43 Harrison Street Reading,
Massachusetts 01867 Contact
Jim Melesciuc
617-944 0686
A loose-knit organization comprised of researchers who wish to remain
unaffiliated with any specific UFO group and concentrate efforts in
individual fields of interest; many members do belong to other UFO groups,
such as CAUS, MUFON, CUFOS, etc.

11.30: Multi-national Investigations Cooperative on Aerial Phenomena (MICAP)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Based in Denver, Colorado. Director is Micheal Corbin.
They can be reached at +1 303-431-8796.
P.O. Box 172, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0928
MICAP is an international membership group dedicated to the scientific
exploration of the UFO phenomenon. Membership is $30.00 per year and includes
a subscription to CONTINUUM.

For application, call 303-431-8797, or write to MICAP at Box 172,
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0172.

11.31: Mutual UFO Network, Inc. (MUFON)
----------------------------------------
103 Oldtowne Road Seguin, Texas 78155099
Contact: Walter H. Andrus, Jr

Founded in May 31, 1969 with a membership of 2500 Originally based in
Illinois it was called the Mid-west UFO Network, changing its name around
1972 to Mutual to represent its growing role as a national and international
group.

MUFON has local groups in each State within the USA and has representatives
in many countries outside the USA. Current membership number is around
4000. MUFON publishes 12 issues per year of the A4 MUFON UFO Journal : MUFON
Field Investigator's Manual. The annual membership fee is 25 US Dollars or
30 Dollars for overseas members. MUFON runs a bulletin board service,
contact the office for details.

MUFON is non-profit, international, scientific organization devoted to
studying and researching the UFO phenomenon. MUFON sponsors and conducts
worldwide conferences, seminars and symposiums. MUFON members believe that a
concentrated scientific study by dedicated investigators and researchers
will provide the ultimate answer to the UFO enigma. State Director oversees
the activities of Field Investigators through State Section Directors. An
International Co-ordinator and seven Continental Co-ordinators work with
Foreign Representatives in each country to investigate UFO activity.
MUFON is the "parent organization" for numerous, smaller UFO research
groups across the United States and around the world.
Since 1970 has sponsored an Annual International UFO Symposium where
scientists, engineers, university professors, and authors lecture on their
particular specialization to solving the UFO enigma. The copyrighted
symposium proceedings are published annually for worldwide distribution.
Back issues of symposium proceedings are available.
Anyone interested is invited to join MUFON by submitting a membership
application and dues for approval.

Other MUFON Branches:
New Zealand Director for MUFON,
murrayb@kiwi.gen.nz (Murray Bott)
PO Box 27117, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1030, New Zealand Phone: 64-9-6315825

11.32: Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina, Inc. (MUFON-NC)
------------------------------------------------------------
602 Battleground Road
Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
George D. Fawcett (State Director)
704-735-5725
Founded in February 1, 1990; non-profit corporation whose goal is to
investigate and research the UFO enigma. MUFON-NC accepts reports of
sightings, visitations, etc. and will investigate those cases with the most
merit.
MUFON-NC holds quarterly meetings in North Carolina on the first Sunday of
February, May, August and November on a rotating basis in different cities;
meetings generally run from lpm until 6pm.
To join: $10 self-addressed, stamped envelope with 45 cents postage to the
above address; you get forms for both MUFON and MUFON- NC.

Granville Angell (Treasurer) Robert H. Hair
Route 2, Box 252D Vale, 314 Wilson Street
North Carolina 28168 Eden, North Carolina 27288
704-462-2303 919-627-4184


11.33: National Investigations Committeee on UFOs (NICUFO)
---------------------------------------------------------
14617 Victory Blvd Suite 4
P.O. Box 5
Van Nuys, California 91411
Dr. Frank E. Stranges, PhD. (President)
818-989-5942
Publishes the UFO Journal : Inter-Space-Link-Confidential NL
Founded in July 1967
A non-profit organization whose aim is to conduct research into, and
provide education about, the fields of UFOs, Space, and Science phenomena.
Members are available to provide lectures throughout the world. Monthly
meetings, as well as two UFO seminars per year, are held at NICUFO
headquarters in Van Nuys, California.
One of the world's largest collections of UFO slides, books and tapes. For
more information materials write: I.E.C. Book Department, P.O. Box 73, VVan
Nuys, California 91408.
Anyone interested in becoming a State Director should contact NICUFO.
Annual membership fees are $25.00 ($30.00 foreign) and includes a
subscription to the UFO Journal magazine, which is a quarterly publication.
Also available is the Inter-Space-Link- Confidential-Newsletter for $60.00
per year.
Based upon their experience, members may serve in one of the following
positions: Consultant, State or Provincial Director, State Section
Director, Foreign Representative, Field Investigator, Research Specialist,
Amateur Radio Operator, Astronomer, Field Investigator Trainee, Translator,
UFO News Clipping Service, Contributing Subscriber or Associate Member
(under 18 years of age).
MUFON trains its Field Investigators and provides them with the "MUFON
Field Investigator's Manual".
Amateur Radio Networks are used to receive and disseminate UFO sighting
reports and current UFO information. The time and frequencies of these
broadcasts are published in the "MUFON UFO Journal."

11.34: The National Sighting Research Center (NSRC)
---------------------------------------------------
P.O. Box 76
Emerson, New Jersey 07630
Bob Sylvester (Co Director)
Publishes the National Sighting Yearbook since 1988.
A non-profit organization composed of 6 part-time research specialists with
expertise in microcomputer-based data base management systems (DBMS),
statistical analysis, micro telecommunications, and trend analysis. The
NSRC acts as an information- gathering organization which compiles massive
amounts of data and disseminates it in the form of computerized reports,
including information in statistical and graphical form.
The goals of NSRC are to provide the professional UFO investigator or
researcher with a computerized, highly graphical database summary of all
reported sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena within the United States
and a clearinghouse for UFO sighting report data; periodically release
other publications, in-depth reports requested by other researchers and
organizations.

11.35: Nevada Aerial Research Group (NARG)
------------------------------------------
P.O. Box 81407
Las Vegas, Nevada 8918G-1407
Val Valerian
Publishes the Leading Edge : NARG AMual Journal
A worldwide, New Age organization with researchers and investigators 12
countries and 37 states. The primary goals of NARG are to provide
information on developments in our civilization which affect all of this
planet, to investigate all processes that impede evolution, and promote an
increase in the awareness level of the mass human consciousness.
The NARG investigates, radionics, psycotronics, mind control, alien
interaction, gravitational and crystalline technologies, overt and covert
intelligence operations, systems above and below the surface of the planet,
conspiracies, advances in physics, planetary power structures, foreign
technology, brain machines, implant technology, human abductions and animal
mutilations.
Leading Edge is only available from Arcturus Book Service,
PO Box 831383, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083-0023, 404-297-4624. Published
6 times a year.This is the source of the MATRIX materials.

11.36: North American Circle
-----------------------------
PO Box 61144, Durham, NC 27715-1144

11.37: North American Institute for Crop Circle Research (NAICCR)
------------------------------------------------------------------
NAICCR was formed in 1990 after requests for information about North
American crop circles had reached epidemic proportions. UFOROM
associates, who had been regularly investigating reports and
discoveries of UGMs (Unusual Ground Markings), including traces very
similar to crop circles, responded to inquiries by formalising a sister
group devoted to research into UGMs.

NAICCR associates investigate UGMs rationally, and prepare reports on
their findings. NAICCR distributes a list of known North American
UGMs, based on information provided to NAICCR by co-operative
researchers throughout the continent. A comparable list of British UGMs
has never been available in this manner. NAICCR also publishes an
annual report of North American UGM activity, with analyses and
commentary.

NAICCR will continue to function in the future at about the present
level of activity, though it would be preferred if UGM cases would
once again be studied as special cases of UFO cases, as was the case
before tthat category of UGMs was raised to a separate category because
of British research. NAICCR may perhaps merge back with UFOROM, if this
is the case, since UFOROM had been investigating UGMs as a matter of
course.

NAICCR NAICCR
Box 1918 [or] 649 Silverstone Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 3R2 R3T 2V8, Canada.

11.38: Northamptonshire UFO Research Centre (NUFORC)
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This is a local group covering the county of Northamptonshire within England.
Common name is NUFORC. Formed in 1986. Number of members about 20. Chief
officers are Stephen Gamble (Chairman); Susan Pollock (Secretary) and Elsie
Oakensen (Treasurer). Contact address : 30 Stonebridge Court, Lings,
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.

11.39: NORTHERN UFO NETWORK (NUFON)
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Formed in 1973, the Northern UFO Network or NUFON was a loose federation of
local UFO groups throughout northern England. At the peak about 20 groups
were members. A small newsletter called Northern UFO News was published by
the group. Although the federation of groups no longer exists, Northern UFO
News is still published by Jenny Randles.

11.40: Omega Communications
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P.O. Box 2051 Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
John W. White, M.A.T. (President)
Sponsors public events (seminars, lectures, symposiums, etc) to promote
discussion about the UFO experience. Since 1987, Omega Communications has
produced an annual symposium, "The UFO Experience" where numerous
researchers and contactees are invited to talk. These proceedings are
published in audio and video format available for sale. Audio and
videotapes of previous conferences are available. Audio tapes are $9.00
each while videotapes are $29.95 each . Each tape is approximately 90
minutes in length. Video tapes are available only in VHS format.

11.41: ParaNet (Paranormal Network) Information Service
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ParaNet Information Service
P.O. Box 172
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0172

Voice Phone - 303-431-8796
Data BBS Phone - 303-431-8797
Publication is The Continuum :
Founded in 1986

History
ParaNet started on January 1, 1986 in a bulletin-board system called
"The Other Side" It was one of the first BBS that gathered together
various information for the pourpous of research on the paranormal.
Jim Speiser was the Director of ParaNet 1986-88 at the time and
wanted to bring together the three factions of paranormal debate
(the skeptics, the believers, and the undecided) for public
discussion of paranormal. He created ParaNet as neutral ground for
the exchange of information on the paranormal.In 1988 Speiser turned
over the directorship to Michael Corbin.

Current Status
ParaNet's basic goles are reflected in its motto: "Answering Questions,
Questioning Answers". ParaNet offers investigator's raw material, in the
form of sighting reports, which comes from data supplied by the public.
The network concept provides the investigators and its users with immediate,
one-on-one contact, and instant access to a global communications medium.
ParNet also keeps it users informed major, fast-breaking stories involving
the paranormal. ParaNet can be accessed in six countries on three
continents.

The People of ParaNet
ParaNet provides access to experts through their electronic system. Its
research branch is headed by Robert B. Klinn, a veteran investigator who
worked for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek. ParaNet also provides a conference
on the UFO abduction experience hosted by Dr. David Jacobs, a UFO historian
and author. Many different groups and researchers of the paranormal use
Parenet for information exchange and discussion of ideas. Among some of them
are the Bay Area Skeptics, the South Shore Skeptics, Marge Christenson,
T. Scott Crain, Dan Drasin, Stan Gordon, Barry Greenwood, Budd Hopkins,
Linda Howe, Phil Imbrogno, Dr. David Jacobs, Dr. Donald Johnson, Philip
Klass,
Bruce Maccabee, Maj. James McGaha, Dr. Mark Rodeghier, Robert Schaeffer,
Tracy Torme, and Dr. David Webb, Don Ecker, Vicki Cooper and and many others.

The Future of ParaNet
In the future ParaNet plans to expan their network to even more cournties,
increasing public education and scientific-oriented research and
investigation unequaled in the field. Their focus will be directed at
bringing various credible existing organizations from around the world into
a better orgonized research effort. ParaNet will also turn its attention to
more investigative reporting. Paranet plans to acomplish this unser their
new organization known as MICAP (Multi-national Investigations Cooperative
on Aerial Phenomena). (see MICAP) MICAP will be a separate non-profit
research/educational vehicle with investigative ability.


Publications:
CONTINUUM is a publication put out quarterly by ParaNet It costs $18.00
per year. It is a very informative and diverse publication.

Internet Mailings:
To get the current postings from ParaNet send a mail message to:
infopara-request@scicom.alphacdc.com
with the word "Subscribe" in the subject line.

Information about ParaNet and MICAP can be obtained by phoning 303-431-8796,
or by writing to them at P.O. Box 172, Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0172.

To access ParaNet via computer and modem, call 303-431-8797 and you will be
guided through the registration process and be given choices of which level
of membership you wish to acquire.

ParaNet's files are available on floppy disks or hard copy. Their catalog
is available for $10.00 and contains a full listing of all available
files, books, and videos. Contact Michael Corbin at:
ParaNet Information Service
P.O. Box 172
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034-0172


11.42: Pennsylvania Association for the Study of the Unexplained (PASU)
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6 Oakhill Avenue
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
Stan Gordon (Director)
412-838-7768
PASU Data Exchange
Founded in 1981
A volunteer, non-profit scientific research unit conducts investigations of
strange or unusual occurrences, with emphasis on UFOs and UFO-related
activity. PASU members donate their time and equipment. PASU is a statewide
clearinghouse for reports of UFO sightings and is comprised of individuals
with training or experience in the fields of science, engineering,
technology or medicine who act as field investigators. Monthly meetings are
held to share information. PASU has on file thousands of cases from
Pennsylvania that include UFO sightings, creature reports, unusual animal
killings, unexplained photographs and other anomalies. PASU attempts to
send field investigators directly to the scene of an occurrence to gather
information and interview witnesses. The "PASU Data Exchange" newsletter
contains information regarding investigations conducted into unusual
incidents that have occurred in Penn.

11.43: PNET
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Based in Melbourne, Australia. Bulletin board system, echos some Paranet
material. Sysop : Brian Evans, contact Brian by Internet mail for
information:
bevans@tanus.cec.edu.au

11.44: The Portland UFO Group (PUFOG)
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P.O. Box 998 Wilsonville, OR 97070
Jennifer Brown - Jacobs (Director)
503-538-0836
PUFOG Newsletter Founded in 1989
500 Members
A non-profit UFO organization whose monthly seminars are open to the
general public; maintain no membership and are unaffiliated with any other
UFO organization. PUFOG is an information group that conducts seminars on
the 3rd Sunday of each month at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR.
These seminars present knowledgeable speakers on UFOs and related
subjects. Those who attend their seminars pay an admission fee and receive
the PUFOG newsletter.

11.45: Roundtown UFO Society
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Roundtown UFO Society, PO Box 52, Circleville, Ohio 43113 Multi-national

11.46: Royal Priest Research
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P.O. Box 10546
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Lyssa Royal
602-282-320S
Publication is: The Prism
Founded in 1975, an independent research group with no members. Lyssa Royal
mixes generally- accepted research techniques skills with less provable
methods, such as channeling. Thus far, their research has produced two
books, "The Prism of Lyra - An Exploration of Human Galactic Heritage" (130
pages) and "Visitors From Within" (171 pages).
Lyssa Royal organizes and conducts weekly sessions, private consultations,
and special events. She offers tapes of her numerous channeling sessions
which discuss various topics and extraterrestrial beings both physical and
nonphysical. Each tape is 90 minutes and $12.00; complete set (9 tapes) is
$75.00.
"The Prism" is periodic newsletter which details news, list of recent
channeling tapes, books, etc.

11.47: The Search for EXtraterrestrial Intelligence
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NASA HEADQUARTERS, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Office of Space Science and Applications
Michael Braukus
(Phone: 202/358-1547)

Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif.
Michael Mewhinney
(Phone: 415/604-9000)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Mary Hardin
(Phone: 818/354-5011)


11.48: Sirian Rainbow Lodge
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P.O. Box 2108
St. Petersburg, Florida 33731
Liah GoldenHawk (Co Founder)
L. Baird (Bookkeeper)
813-822-8154
Pulbication is Solar Trek; founded in 1990.
Primarily an extraterrestrial outpost program, provides information from
the alien point of view. The Sirian Rainbow Lodge is the StarSystem Sirian
Outpost; interested in sharing all types of positive ET Alien knowledge.
ET & UFO Network where Contactees and others may share eexperiences,
contacts and opinions. Focuses on believing and possibilities, rather than
proving any theories; focuses mainly on occupants of UFOs and alien
knowledge.
The Lodge is led by the Bennu who is an alien of the Nordic type from
StarSystem Sirius. To raise money, the Lodge sells books and booklets by
the Bennu and "Solar Trek", the ET Alien Quarterly Journal.

11.49: SKYNET
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257 Sycamore Glen
Pasadena, California 91105
Ann Druffel (Project Co Ordinator)
213-256-8655
Publication is Skynet Guides; Founded in1965; 50 - 100 members.
Established to serve as a tracking system for UFO reports in the Los
Angeles, California area. Its original purpose was to receive UFO reports
at the time that witnesses were viewing the objects, thus centering their
efforts on real-time viewing, photographing, monitoring, rather than
relying on after-the-fact analysis.
Upon joining, members agree to contact other SKYNET members whenever an
unusual sighting is occurring for members to view, photograph and monitor
the object in real-time while not having to wait for an after-the-fact
presentation. This contacting of other SKYnet members that a sighting is
occurring is the only obligation of members. All calls from the public
receive an in-depth phone interview by an assigned SKYNET official and if
warranted, further field investigations are conducted.

11.50: SOCIE'TE' BELGE d'ETUDE des PHENOMENES SPATIAUX (SOBEPS)
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Commonly called SOBEPS and the leading group in Belgium. Senior Officers :
President : Michel Bougard, Secretary : Lucien Clerebaut. Contact address
74 Avenue Paul Janson, B-1070, Bruxelles, Belgium.

11.51: Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE)
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Office of the Secretary
P.O. Box 3818,
University Station
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-0818
Laurence W. Fredrick (Secretary)
804-924-4905 : 804-924-3104
Publishes the Journal of Scientific Exploration and The Explorer .
Established in 1982. A tax-exempt group that investigates various
anomalies, including UFOs. Although its president Professor Peter Sturrock
of Stanford University, all contact with SSE should be made through
Laurence W. Fredrick. The goal of the SSE is to gain further understanding
of anomalous phenomena (including UFOs) and to share this knowledge with
the public. The Society considers anomalous phenomena to be incidents that
appear to contradict existing scientific knowledge; regarded by the
scientific community as being outside their established fields of inquiry.
They use the "Journal of Scientific Exploration" as an avenue to discuss
anomalous phenomena and present research results to the scientific and
scholarly community; its members are drawn from practitioners of science
who have acquired a first-hand knowledge and understanding of the
scientific process. The Society holds annual international meetings and
periodically scheduled regional meetings.
To promote co-operation, and to accommodate other levels of activity and
interest, the Society has created the categories of "Corresponding Member"
and "Associate". "Associates" receive the "Journal of Scientific
Exploration" (two issues a year) and "The Explorer" (two issues a year). An
Associate may submit letters and other items for publication in the
Newsletter, may submit articles for publication in the Journal (each
article must be sponsored by a "Full Member"), and may attend Society
meetings by arrangement with a "Full Member". A person wishing to become an
"Associate" may do so by completing an Application Form and sending it with
a check for the annual dues to the Secretary.
"Full Membership" is reserved for those associated with major universities,
government entities or corporate research institutions who have an
established reputation in a traditional branch of science.
"Emeritus Membership" provides the privileges of Full Membership to
similarly qua]ified retirees at a lower annual rate.
"Student Membership" is limited to graduate students enrolled in academic
institutions.
"Corresponding Membership" is open to members of designated organizations.
A "Corresponding Member" receives, and is entitled to submit articles to
the "Journa] of Scientific Exploration".

11.52: The Societv for the Investigation of the Unexplained (SITU)
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P.O. Box 265
Little Silver, New Jersey 07739
Nancy Warth (Membership Secretary)
201-842-5229
Publication is Pursuit
Founded in 1965 by Ivan T. Sanderson
A non-profit, tax-exempt organization; collects data on unexplained events,
promotes proper investigation of both individua] reports and general
subjects, and reports significant data to its members. SITU studies
unexplained events that orthodox science does not (or will not)
investigate.
SITU maintains reference files which include original reports, newspaper
and other clipping correspondence, audio tapes, films, photographs,
drawings, maps, etc. Copies of these items a available to members only.
Membership fees include the magazine "Pursuit", which is published
regularly.

11.53: System Ready
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7154 North University Drive Suite 116
Tarnarac, Florida 33321
Concentrates on building devices which can be used to detect UFOs. Their
book, "Detecting UFOs" details these devices.

11.54: Transcendental Communications A Division of LAMAT Research
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444 North Amelia #9C
San Dimas, California 91773
Don Grantharn (Director & Systems Operator)
714-599-6769 : 714-599-6270 (Operates at 300/1200/2400 BPS) : 714-599-5045
Transcendental Communications Newsletter
A scientific, investigative organization interested in UFOs and related
phenomena. Transcendental Communications is the largest UFO-related
computer network bulletin board system (BBS) on the west coast. The aim of
Transcendental Comrnunications is to get the word out to those interested
in current UFO information; a clearinghouse for books, documents,
publications, audio ar video tape interviews, seminars, documentaries and
UFO films and footage.
The main focus of Transcendental Communications is the operation of a BBS
through which interested parties can participate in on-line conversation.
read various reports, news items or articles, or leave messages for other
members.
Transcendental Communications publishes the "Transcendental Communications
Newsletter" which outlines topics that have been discussed on the BBS and
provides current UFO-related articles. FAX number available so that
interested parties can send them copies of reports, inforrnation, etc.
Basic Member Dues $13.50
System Member $39.50
Full Member $49.50
Newsletter for one year; list of publications, audio and video tapes; six
months BBS access

11.55: UFO Contact Center International (UFOCCI)
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3001 South 288th Street #304
Federal Way, Washington 98003
Aileen Bringle (Director)
206-946-2248
The Missing Link
June 1981
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping people who have had
traumatic, bizarre experiences or sightings of UFOs. A secondary goal of
UFOCCI is to promote public awareness of the UFO contactee phenomenon.
UFOCCI works with each contactee to help them understand their experiences
via hypnosis, group meetings and open seminars. Each year, over the Labor
Day weekend, UFOCCI conducts a conference called "Jorpah" (which means
'Cosmic Gathering') in which the past year's activities are summed up and
discussed. These gatherings are held at different places throughout the
country. The date and time of these conferences are announced in The
"Missing Link" newsletter.
UFOCCI holds monthly meetings the fourth Saturday of each month.

Associate Directors (by State and Canada):

Ak Thomas Wilson 845 West 70th Anchorage, Alaska 99518 ph:907-522-3 172
Az Helene CharboMeau P.O. Box 1369 Safford, AZ 85548-1369 ph:602-428-6437
Ray Jordan 3831 North Paradise Road Flagstaff, AZ 86004 ph:602-774-6334
Tom Dongo Box 2571 Sedona, AZ 86336 ph:602-282-562 1
Ca Mark Andrews 811 Victoria Costa Mesa, CA 92627 ph:714-645-7046
Michael & DoMa Farrner 123 Henshaw #402 Chico, CA 95926 ph:916-894-3327
Ron Rodriquez 3948 Berrywood Santa Maria, CA 93455 ph:805-937-8050
Allen Drake 13222 Louvre Street Pacoima, CA 91331 ph:818-896-3572
Robert Shiepe 2865 Corning Street Los Angeles, CA 90034 ph:213-836-8362
Co Jackie Blue P.O. Box 1015 Paonia, CO 81428 ph:303-527-4412
AM Ulrich P.O. Box 117 Paonia, CO 81428 ph:303-527-3257
De Cary Dickey P.O. Box 5535 Wilmington, Delaware 19808 ph:302-994-7509
Il Carolyn Baum-Hawtree 1732 New Lenox Road Joliet, llinois 60433
ph:815-726-1756
Io Jason Hooten 525 Avenue D Fort Madison, Iowa 52627 ph:319-372-5558
Ma Robert Poutenis Route 9 Box 586 Pownal, Maine 04069
Md Patrick O'Connell 12628 Black Saddle Lane Germantown, Maryland 20874
ph:301-972-1980
Mo Barbara Becker 6219 Enright Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Claudia Sanderson-Jones 606 N.E. 114th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64155
ph:816-734-9000
Ne Kristy Buckles 3701 NW Conifer Court Lincoln 68521 ph:402-489-3 162
Nv Valdemar Valerian P.O. Box 81407 Las Vegas, NV 89180-1407
ph:702-878-4380
Nj Linda Dudar 20 Jackson Avenue Washington 07882 ph:201-689-7144
Maryellen Kelly P.O. Box 1874 Champaign 61820 ph:217-359-9343
Katie Sandberg Route 4 Box 1065-42 West Plains 65775 ph:417-256-0945
Nm Mary Ellen Masters 504 Kiva Avenue Aztec 87410 ph:505-334-9841
Cliff Stone 1421 East Tilden Roswell 88201 505-625-0920
Pennsylvania:
Terri Shupenko 731 East 10th Street Erie 16503
Dennis Viglo 326 College Street Youngsville 16371 814-563-4322
Tennessee:
Herrnan L. Langley P.O. Box 422 Smyrna 37167 615-459-0165
Brent Raynes 326 Haggard Street Waynesboro 38485 615-722-5976
Tx Anne Bower 815 Peach Spring Houston 77088 713-931-0930
Harv Howard P.O. Box 904 Manchaca 78652 5 12-282-203 1
Judy Stryker 3409 Ruth Road Fort Worth 76118
Sunshine Williams P.O. Box 162485 Austin 78716
Donna Brown P.O. Box 337 Vidor 77670-0337 409-769-5828
Goldie King P.O. Box 4455 Pasadena 77501 713-475-2785
Donna Tietze P.O. Box 260 Friendswood 77546-0260 713-482-8641
Ut Kaye Studstrup 2114 East 6805 South Salt Lake City 84121
Wa Lozanna Elwood 3001 South 288th #304 Federal Way, 98003 ph:206-946-2248
Jarnes C. Van Avery 6226 110th Avenue N.E. Kirkland 98033
ph:206-889-2026
Wisconsin:
Linda Houston N7576 Timber Drive, Rib Lake 54470 ph:801 -263-2551
Dr. Robert & Felicia Moore P.O. Box 825 Marshfield 54449 715-387-4639
Wy Sheri Gould 705 South Burritt, Buffalo 82834 307-684-2755
Canada:
Shirle Klein Carsh 6973 -129th Street Surrey, B.C. V3W 9A9 604-597-5822
?? Bill Hamilton III 249 North Brand Blvd Suite 651 Glendale 91203
Ph:818-547-6935
Heidi Duval & Henrietta Raines P.O. Box 12 Crested Butte 81224

11.56: UFO Fllter Center
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618 Davis Drive
Mount Vernon, Indiana 47620
Neil Gilchrist P.O. Box 764 Nelson, B.C. VlL 5R4 604-825-9292
Francis L. Ridge (Director) :
812-838-3120 / 812-838-9843
Publication is: UFO Intelligence Summary and was founded in 1971
A one-man effort which investigates UFO activity, mainly in the Indiana
area. The goals of this group are to conduct a systematic computer study of
UFO data from a six-state region: Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio,
Kentucky, and Tennessee; this study covers sightings beginning before 1947
to the present.

11.57: UFO Information Retrieval Center (UFOIRC)
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3131 West Cochise Drive #158
Phoenix, Arizona 85051-9501
Thomas M. Olsen (President)
602-997-1523 : 602-870-3178
Publication is: Reference for Outstanding UFO Sighting Reports
Founded in: 1966
A non-membership organization which collects, analyzes, publishes and
disseminates information about UFOs. UFOIRC also compiles statistics,
conducts research programs, sponsors photo exhibits, maintains a 200-volume
Library, and provides special educational services geared to children and
students.
UFOIRC publishes books, symposium proceedings, reprints of magazine
articles, and a bibliography of currently available information on the UFO
phenomenon.

11.58: UFO Investigators League
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Box 753 New Brunswick,
New Jersey 08903
Timothy Green Beckley
Publishes: UFO Spotters Newsletter
Started in 1990
A new organization under the auspices of Timothy Green Beckley who is
striving to expand his international network of investigators who wish to
investigate UFO cases in their areas.
Members receive membership card. investigators certificate, field manual,
and a subscription to the "UFO Spotters Newsletter". Membership is $20.00
per year.

11.59: THE UFO, PARANORMAL AND CONSPIRACY BBS
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Internet Contact: elite@igc.apc.org (Elite Enterprises)
Modem: 312/604-8161 (24 HOURS)

11.60: UFO REPORTING AND INFORMATION SERVICE (UFORIS)
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Information Director : Dale Goudie. Contact address : P.O. Box 832, Mercer
Island, WA, 98040, USA. see also Computer UFO Network. Phone (voice)
+1 206 721 5035

11.61: UFO Study Group of Greater St. Louis
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P.O. Box 31544 St. Louis, Missouri 63131
John Schroeder (President)
Helen Hanke (Secretary)
314-352-3058
Publishes the The UFO Enigma.
A non-profit organization formed in 1968 to investigate UFOs and to collect
and disseminate information germane to the UFO phenomena. They hold
meetings at the Farm and Home building, 110 West Lockwood (at Gore),
Webster Groves, Missouri at 2:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the months
September through May.
This group operates in close cooperation with MUFON, CUFOS, and with
numerous organizations around the world in order to coordinate UFO research
and information.

11.62: Ufology Research of Manitoba (UFOROM)
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UFOROM is a private, non-profit and volunteer organisation which is
involved in rational discourse, investigation and research on UFOs and
related phenomena. It was formed in 1975. All types of UFO-related
phenomena have been studied by UFOROM, including traces, crash-retrievals,
abductions and cattle mutilations. In addition, some UFOROM associates
also study fortean and psychic phenomena. UFOROM publishes an annual
survey of UFO activity in Canada, comparable to the Ferrughelli reports
on American cases. Case data is provided by co-operative Canadian
researchers across Canada.

UFOROM is not open to general public membership. However, independent
investigators and researchers throughout North America and particularly
in Canada are associated with UFOROM by way of their contributions of
case information and data from their own areas. Such contributions are
welcomed and readily acknowledged by UFOROM.

Although UFOROM does not publish a journal or newsletter for general
distribution, associates frequently exchange information on an informal
basis. This information is made available through articles and reports
published in UFO magazines or books, written or edited by UFOROM
associates.

UFOROM is associated with an irregular ufozine titled the SWAMP GAS
JOURNAL. [See UFO Publications section] It is available in hard copy
through zine exchange or for a "cost" of one International Postal Reply
Coupon per issue. As an experiment, the most recent issue also has
been made available in electronic format via INTERNET by posting a
request to: rutkows@ccu.umanitoba.ca

UFOROM associates are involved with the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO
Studies (CUFOS), the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and various other
organisations. UFOROM functions independently, but operates with an
understanding of complete co-operation and information exchange with
interested and serious researchers in their specialised areas of
interest.

UFOROM is devoted to the rational and objective study of UFOs and
related phenomena, as well as other controversial phenomena such as
crop circles. All views on these phenomena, including both proponent
and contrary standpoints, are considered. In this regard, UFOROM
associates tend to engage in dialogue with both "believers" and
"debunkers". It is hoped that such attempts to "bridge the gap"
between the two sides of the debate will encourage more constructive
discourse.

Correspondence for UFOROM can be snailmailed to:

UFOROM
Box 1918
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 3R2

11.63: United Aerial Phenomena Agency (UAPA)
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P.O. Box 347032
Cleveland, Ohio 44134-7032
Allan J. Manak (Chairman)
Rick R. Hilberg (Vice Chairman)
Founded 1966
A non-profit organization dedicated to the investigation and study of UFOs
and related subjects. Its two publications are "Flying Saucer Digest"
(quarterly) and "Weirdology" (bi- monthly). UAPA sells a wide variety of
books, maps, back issues, rare items, etc. A catalog is available for
$1.00.

11.64: Universal Articulate Interdimensional Understanding of Science
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UNARIUS Academy of Sciences
145 South Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, California 92020-4522
Dr. Ernest L. Norman (Co Founder)
Ruth E. Norman (Co Founder)
Charles Spaegel (Vice President)
619-447-4170
Publishes the UNARIUS Light Magazine since1954.
A non-profit, New Age organization which has pioneered the teaching of Past
Life Therapy since 1954. This teaching is given to the student through a
curriculum that attunes the truth seeker to the high frequency energy
maintained by the authors, who are Advanced Spiritual Beings living on the
Inner Planes. UNARIUS receives most of its information and instructions
through channeling with the Higher Beings (Space Brothers). UNARIUS writes,
publishes, and distributes a complete course of study describing the New
Sciences of Life. This course material is covered over 100-plus texts of
the UNARIUS Academy of Sciences; augmented by over 100 video programs. The
course material covers missing piece's of man's prehistory, the enigma
surrounding the dilemma of unresolved problems in science, politics and
religion, and the future for mankind in the 21st century.
Class sessions are held at the UNARIUS Center on Wednesdays & Sundays at
7:00 p.m.; class fee is S10.00. Some courses are also available on TV
stations throughout California. All of the materials are directly related
to the UNARIUS goal of achieving Higher Awareness.
One of this group's main tenets is that there are superior extraterrestrial
forces which control the Earth's destiny and which know the fate of
mankind. With the teachings provided by UNARIUS, they feel that each person
can become cosmically attuned to higher spiritual forces and can become
aware of Reality and what is in store for humans. UNARIUS teaches that the
Interplanetary Confederation, a coalition of 33 existing planets, is
building 33 spacecraft that will form a giant city and will descend to
Earth in the year 2001. This "building" or "city" will descend on land
purchased for this purpose in the southern California area and will be a
gathering spot for people to come and learn about Cosmic Awareness.
In addition to students, interested parties can join UNARIUS for $50.00 per
year.

11.65: Victorian U.F.O. Research Society Inc. (VUFORS)
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AVUFORS is the largest UFO society in the Southern hemishpere and has
been in existence since the 1950s. (membership approx. 400)
Regular discussion nights are held and the Society publishes a
quarterly magazine called The Australian U.F.O. Bulletin which
details UFO related information from Australia and abroad.

Membership:
Overseas (non Australian) $US20
(Personal cheques cannot be accepted unless an additional
$US5 is included to cover bank charges - We request you remit
bank cheques or International Postal Orders)

Membership entitles you to receive a copy of "The Australian
UFO Bulletin", our quarterly magazine to members. The
bulletin contains information from within Australia and
overseas.

Total number of members is currently around 400.

History:
The "Australian Flying Saucer Research Society (Victorian
Branch)" was formed on the 17th of February, 1957 as a branch of the
"Australian Flying Saucer Research Society" and later that year was
reorganised as the "Victorian Flying Saucer Research Society" with
Mr. Peter E. Norris L.L.B. as President. In 1968 the name was again
altered - this time to the "Victorian U.F.O. Research Society".
The current executive has been in place since 1978.
The Society has held a dispassionate attitude on U.F.O.s, claiming
it is a scientific problem deserving closer attention.
Membership of this Society - which maintains the largest membership
of any U.F.O. organisation in the Southern Hemisphere - is open to
all who are genuinely interested in the subject.

Significant cases studied:
- The Frederick Valentich disappearance (1978). Frederick
Valentich was a twenty year old member of the Royal Australian Air
Force who disappeared on a solo private flight across Bass Strait
after radioing that an object was hovering on top of his Cessna 182.

- The Knowles Family Encounter. The case of a family on a
car trip across the Nullarbor Plain in South Australia who were
buzzed by a UFO that at one stage lifted the Knowles car into the
air only to drop it to the road seconds later.

Postal Address: Internet contact:
P.O. Box 43 email: TCook@cmutual.com.au
Moorabbin phone: +61-3-6076849
Victoria, AUSTRALIA 3189 fax : +61-3-6076198

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people. As the FAQ (and the MINI-FAQ as it is extracted from the FAQ) is a
combination of the efforts of many people, any opinions expressed should not
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