Some may ask: “What benefit could there be to the study of UFOs?” When perhaps the real question should be: “What has more potential to profoundly change humanity than the study of UFOs?”
The scientific study of UFOs is important because it not only helps researchers discover the true nature of the UFO phenomenon, but it may also lead to significant scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements to improve life on our planet.
In the case of true extraterrestrial or supernatural phenomena, research provides a means to help us understand UFO incidents. Research also offers the public proof of this phenomena. As scientists, UFO researchers seek out knowledge of the world and consider the possibility that humans may not be the only self-conscious beings in this universe.
“If other intelligences have made contact, I would like to know about it,” says Gregory Vásquez, Ph.D, Field Investigator for The Mutual UFO Network. “I believe that knowing we may not be alone on this planet would cause each of us to reflect on our priorities, our beliefs and what is important in our lives.”
UFO research also has the potential to change our world. Although we do not know the ultimate answer to the UFO enigma, mankind's most significant advances have occurred in the study of topics that were not initially popular as areas of scientific study.
There are a vast number of technological and societal benefits to the study of UFOs, including the change in how man would potentially view himself and fellow humans. Throughout history man has been at the center of his universe and at the top of the living creature pecking order. Would the discovery of more advanced life forms in the universe alter man’s perception of his place in the cosmos?
“Much has been reported over the past several decades on the subject of UFOs, mostly in the form of story-telling and urban legend,” states Jan C. Harzan, Executive Director of MUFON. “There has long been a crying need for an organization to help pull all the pieces together, fact by fact, and make sense of this profound mystery. MUFON is that organization.”
Since 1969, MUFON has been actively soliciting UFO reports from the public and systematically collecting and analyzing relevant data from every case through field investigations. The scientific method begins with observation and follows through with data collection and analysis, and ultimately creating and testing a hypothesis.
“I became a scientist due to my natural curiosity to learn, discover and solve problems. I became a UFO field investigator to examine the evidence firsthand, and to see direct proof of extraterrestrial or supernatural events,” adds Vásquez. “Continuous UFO research furthers our quest for understanding the unknown and unusual occurrences of the world.”
The Mutual UFO Network is the world's oldest and largest UFO phenomenon investigative body. MUFON has nearly 600 active field investigators that review and report on hundreds of sightings each month from around the world. Since 1969, MUFON has investigated more than 100,000 cases.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, MUFON also and has several underwriting opportunities so that the nonprofit group can continue research and further its mission.
Orange County-based substance abuse treatment center continues efforts
to recognize successful addiction treatment for clients by staging advance screenings
Mission Viejo, CA November 11, 2016- 449 Recovery, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center located in south Orange County, has announced it will be staging a sneak peek screening for its clients and staff on Thursday, December 15 for the latest installment in the blockbuster Star Wars franchise, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The progressive, locally-owned treatment center prides itself on assisting both the family and those who suffer directly from substance abuse, and has chosen to premier the latest Star Wars film as a way to celebrate sobriety with clients who have completed at least 30 days of treatment. According to Vito Tassone, Chief Marketing Officer of 449 Recovery, creating an event around the Star Wars franchise provides a great opportunity to bring clients and stuff together in a fun, premier-like environment. “It is always challenging for those suffering from substance abuse to achieve a complete recovery. We want to acknowledge the progress our client are making and thank our staff by staging a special night for them that promises a lot of fun.”
Attire for the Hollywood-style event will include an option for appropriate Star Wars costume apparel, and 449 Recovery has secured the Krikorian San Clemente Cinema 6 theaters for the occasion, allowing the guests and staff to see the latest Star Wars film in a premium-like setting with state-of-the-art digital video projection and surround sound audio.
About 449 Recovery
Located in Mission Viejo, CA, 449 Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment center designed to help both the family and the substance abuser in need of recovery. A unique aspect of the organization’s success stems from the program’s alumni, who have the opportunity to stay involved by coming back to serve those who are just entering the program. This approach helps foster a family environment, leading to a more effective overall treatment and recovery outcome for clients. Learn more about complete recovery at 449recovery.org.
Part hound. Part sleuth. Part reporter.
A UFO field investigator is all the above.
Yes, a UFO field investigator is a legitimate role. In fact, with new UFO cases being reported daily, a field investigator is an exciting job for inquisitive minds interested in promoting research on UFOs to discover the true nature of the phenomenon.
“As trained UFO field investigators, we collect sighting reports of unidentified flying objects, and then we go investigate them, says Joseph Flammer, New York field investigator with the Mutual UFO Network. “We get leads on mysterious UFO cases from around the globe, and it’s our job to follow-up on those leads and collect the data for use by researchers worldwide.”
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Roger is a UFO writer, author, playwright and independent filmmaker. Roger is also the editor for the MUFON Journal.
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