First, as most of you know we are moving full speed ahead with implementing the “NEW Global UFO Database” featured in our December Kickstarter campaign. Unfortunately, we did not hit our fundraising goal of $78,000 – which means all the money pledged through the Kickstarter website went back to all the donors, and not to MUFON. Despite this set-back, the good news is, we have been able to raise nearly $20,000 to date, from money sent directly to MUFON headquarters in support of the project. This means that we have the funds to begin the project and get things moving in the right direction, which is outstanding. In addition, we are continuing to fundraise through our website during the first half of 2015 to ensure this important project is fully funded. If you have already contributed to the “NEW Global UFO Database” project, I want to personally thank you for your donation and support. Your enthusiasm and confidence in MUFON, and this project, are greatly appreciated. If you haven’t had a chance to donate, NOW is your chance! Please know that your donation, in any amount, will go a long way toward changing the course of Ufology and bringing us closer to the answers we all seek. To donate, go toMUFON.COM and click on the project donation button, or drop a check in the mail to us at 3822 Campus Drive, Suite 201 in Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Again, please accept my personal thank you for your support.
Finally, John Schuessler, MUFON Executive Director from 2000-2007, is a treasure house of information on almost anything and everything that has happened in this field since the early 1940s and even before. Our filing cabinets at MUFON headquarters are brimming with newspaper and magazine articles on the UFO subject as well as independent research reports that John and others have completed on many, many significant sightings throughout history. All of this research and investigative data have been brought to bear on the development of the shows you will be seeing as part of “HANGAR 1” season 2 in just a few weeks. Please enjoy!
Third, and finally. We are going to have some exciting news to announce regarding the 2015 MUFON Symposium. Things are being finalized, but as of this writing are not yet ready to be announced. When we do announce I hope you will be as excited as I am. Well there you have it. As always, a lot going on at MUFON. Thank you for being part of this journey of discovery with us. Each day we are one day closer to the truth.