One day a few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a gentleman who said he needed to speak with me. I politely wrote him back and gave him my phone number and asked him to call me, which he did. He introduced himself as a commercial airline pilot with 48 years of flying experience who had had two incredible sightings during his career as an airline pilot that he now felt comfortable talking about since he was retired, but that was not what prompted him to call, it was a more intriguing story that I will share with you in just a minute.
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His second story was even more bizarre and corroborates stories that have been circulating for a number of years in the UFO field. It was spring of 1961 and he was camping with his uncle and his uncle’s friend in the western Sierras.
Now my reason for sharing these two stories with you is not to get you to believe that Area 51 exists, or that the Eisenhower meeting with beings from another world was real, but to tell you that the power of MUFON is that people TRUST MUFON as the place to go to share their UFO stories. This trust is earned each and everyday by the outstanding job our Field Investigators do in chasing down the facts on each and every case, including the ones just shared above. I know that there are more of these incredible stories out there with people just dying to tell us if we are only willing to listen, and I look forward to sharing them with you in the months and years ahead.
Keep up the good work and Happy New Year!