I am pleased to announce effective September 1, 2018 John J. Doucette is our new State Director for Pennsylvania. John holds two master’s degrees, one in Administration of Justice, and the other in Homeland Security, both from Wilmington University.
He is a career police officer, Emergency Medical Technician, EMT Instructor, and ambulance driver. Interesting fact, he worked for the United Nations as a police officer and was part of the UN peace keeping force in Kosovo, Yugoslavia in 2002/3.
Prior to being appointed to State Director of Pennsylvania John was Chief Investigator (CI) for the state. Please join me in congratulating John on his promotion to State Director.
And a big thank you to Fred Saluga for being the acting State Director for PA the past 17 months. Fred will continue as ASD for PA during the transition. Thank you, Fred!
- Jan C. Harzan, Executive Director
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is pleased to announce that effective immediately William Puckett is State Director for Montana. Mr. Puckett holds his B.A. in biology and his M.S. in atmospheric science from Colorado State. He was employed as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for three years and the Environmental Protection Agency for 27 years. He retired from government service in 2007. He is a professional member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Mr. Puckett was formerly the MUFON State Director for Montana. He is a certified field investigator for MUFON and has written several technical articles for the MUFON Journal. He also spoke at the International MUFON Symposium in July of 2008 on his radar work on the Stephenville, TX “sighting wave” in January of 2008. He has been a guest on many talk show radio programs, interviewed for some TV programs, and was recently interviewed on an Arts and Entertainment channel “Paranormal State” program titled “First Contact.”
Mr. Puckett relocated to Montana in August 2011 and currently resides in Helena, MT.
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) announced their annual Crystal and Appreciation Awards at the 2018 Symposium.
1. Field Investigator of the Year - Robert Spearing
2. Volunteer of the Year - Linda Flechtner
3. Chapter of the Year - Washington State, (Maurene Morgan SD)
4. International Chapter of the Year - France
5. Excellence in Ufology - Luis D. Elizondo
1. David MacDonald - For Outstanding International Business Development and Growth of International Membership and Chapters.
2. Chuck Reever - For Outstanding Service on International Investigations.
3. John Gagnon - For Outstanding Service to Quality Field Investigations. Form 30 Education.
4. Katie Griboski - For Outstanding Service for the implementation of the MUFON Archive Research and Reporting System - MARRS.
5. Tomas Karlsson - For Outstanding Service for the implementation of the Mobile version of the MUFON Case Management System.
6. Roger Marsh - For Excellence in the Creation of the first MUFON Cases of Interest Book for Sale Worldwide.
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) released their Top 13 UFO reports from 2017 at their recent annual Symposium in July. The PDF of this publication can be downloaded here - or purchased in print form for $10.
MUFON also released its first edition of UFO Cases of Interest - which offers overviews on 241 reports from 2017 that are worthy of further study. The book also includes a 2017 statistics section - and a four-part index: Location, Object, Site and Witness.
Readers can search for their hometown, county, state or country - as well as hundreds of other ways. You may want to look at the Witness Index to see only pilots who reported, or police officers or someone from the military. Discover the best time to see a UFO. See which states are getting the best sightings. Read only about witnesses who were chased by UFOs. Or cases where the object was under 500 feet.
If you wish to purchase the Top 13 UFO Reports in print copy for $10, please email HQ@mufon.com to place your order.
UFO Cases of Interest can be purchased at Amazon.com.
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Communications Group is looking for several volunteers in two different overlapping roles - see job descriptions below.
Director of Communications Roger Marsh is generating regional press releases for the recently-released book - UFO Cases of Interest - that include cases specific to one area/region in the U.S. In addition, the email package will include a PDF of part of the book - front and back covers, table of contents, preface, introduction, and sample pages from each section.
We will be working as a team to complete regional marketing - reaching out to print, radio, television and web media in defined areas and emailing out these packets. Each packet will be tailored to their region.
Media Contact Editor - Would follow Roger's regional market list (35 to 50) and generate an email list of the best print, radio, television and web media contacts. Each contact would include a Media Outlet Name, Media person name, Mailing address, email address, and a telephone number. Roger will create the individual packages going out - and this editor will create the email contact list. Hoping to do about three markets weekly.
Media Follow-Up Editor - Would watch Roger's emailed market list - and follow up within 7 days with each person to ask if they received it; and if they require additional information or personal interviews with (a) Executive Director Jan Harzan; (b) Director of Investigations Chase Kloetzke; or (c) State Director from their market area who can comment directly on the cases outlined.
All three team members would use a Google Shared Document - an Excel Sheet - that outlines the markets - allowing for the Follow-Up Editor to list follow-up comments; and providing links to where media published.
This is an important media project for MUFON in 2018 that acts as a vital fundraiser. We can assign more than one person to the above job descriptions - where we assign you a specific marketing region. We are also looking for a national media contact list as well - as we have some interesting insight from the book that is not region-specific. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in MUFON.
Please get in touch directly with Roger Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Must be a member of MUFON to participate.
Past featured news generated from UFO Cases of Interest include:
It is with shock and great sadness that we must report to you of Craig R. Lang passing on February 19, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. Many of us saw Craig recently at the IUFOC in Phoenix and he appeared to be in good health although suffering from a cold.
Jan Harzan spoke to his sister, Mary, and she informed him that he was apparently suffering from a streptococcus bacterial infection that turned septic extremely quickly. Craig went to the ER at 8:30 p.m. that day under his own power and was in a coma by morning. Now he is gone.
This is a big loss for all of us who knew and worked with Craig. Please send your positive thoughts and prayers to Craig's family.
Craig R. Lang is a certified hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists and the owner of Explore with Hypnosis. His hypnotherapy practice is located in Coon Rapids, MN (an inner-ring suburb of Minneapolis). In addition to hypnotherapy, he is the Minnesota assistant state director for the Mutual UFO Network, which researches UFO sightings, anomaly reports and close encounters worldwide.
He has published articles in the MUFON UFO Journal, the CUFOS International UFO Reporter, The Edge, and many other publications. He is the author of two books on UFOs, The Cosmic Bridge, Close Encounters and Human Destiny, and The Other Side of the Sky, The Cosmic Bridge Companion, exploring the enigma of UFOs, science and the paranormal. What is our relationship with our visitors from out there? How might that relationship be evolving over time?
His other interests are astronomy, parapsychology, creative writing, spirituality and meditation, plus various outdoor sports.
Please join MUFON's Executive Director Jan C. Harzan at "The Infinite Fringe" radio show. Jan discusses the recent revelations of a secret UFO program at the pentagon and the recent wave of UFO related news coverage by the main stream media. We also discuss Tom Delonge's involvement as a spokes person of sorts for the government.Is this a step closer to disclosure? Or are there other agendas to be served. Stevie Richards of the Conspiracy Horsemen joins the panel to help us make sense of all the recent news.
Listen to the show here
Following up on Tom DeLonge's announcement of the "To the Stars" program - the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is asking for help bringing the UFO encounter with the USS Nimitz to light.
During DeLonge's presentation, he singled out the case of the USS Nimitz and a UFO encounter its crew had on November 14, 2004.
The government has long covered up these kinds of incidents, asking service personnel to not discuss the details. With so many potential witnesses in this case, DeLonge asked for help from the public in the form of writing to your congressman.
Please download the "letter to your congressman" here. Every letter counts. We hope you will join DeLonge and MUFON in trying to get this encounter out in the open for the first time.
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) appointed Teri Lynge-Kehl as Director of Membership.
In 2010, Teri came to MUFON not having any previous knowledge of the UFO Phenomena.
She quickly rolled up her sleeves as a State Section Director and focused on the task needed at hand in her state of Florida. With growth in mind, she began her journey with passion to get the known UFO information out to the public. Her eye for details and her understanding of what needed to be in place for state wide growth led her on a three-year journey of communicating, traveling and chapter building across Florida. As Florida's Assistant State Director, Teri continued to grow the state meetings and members. Today Florida MUFON is a testimony of what one person can do to work through the difficulty in building teamwork and Chapters in their state. Teri is also a member of MUFON Board Of Directors since 2015.
“My vision as the MUFON Director of Membership and Leadership Development is to encourage growth in the organization by identifying mechanisms to attract new members, as well as increasing membership retention. and to promote building relationships and fostering an atmosphere of excellence, teamwork, and camaraderie throughout the state leadership teams.
We all need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage each other in their pursuits. When we all work together with one another we can achieve anything!”