Journal: You stated in your bio that you’ve been with MUFON since 1986 and have been very active in a number of capacities. Can you tell us what prompted you to join the organization?
Joe: I had UFO sightings at ages 3, 14 and 18. Once I found out that MUFON existed (thanks to a public presentation by the now defunct UFO Study Group of Greater St. Louis) I immediately joined. I finally felt complete vindication of my sightings. When I say complete, I mean that while I knew that I had been seeing things in the sky I couldn't explain (and would not back down from no matter what family and friends might say) now I had a group of people with far more experience, education and knowledge about UFOs than I did and becoming part of MUFON would allow me access to these people and to be able to actually investigate instead of just reading books.