The Mutual UFO Network Is one of the oldest and largest UFO investigative organizations in the United States.
The Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON, was established as the Midwest UFO Network in Quincy, Illinois, on May 30, 1969, by Walter H. Andrus, Allen Utke, John Schuessler, and others. Most of MUFON’s early members had previously been associated with APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research Organization).
The organization now has more than 3,000 members worldwide, with a majority of its membership base situated in the continental United States. MUFON operates a worldwide network of regional directors for field investigation of reported UFO sightings, holds an annual international symposium and publishes the monthly MUFON UFO Journal.
The stated mission of MUFON is the scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigations, research and education. Along with CUFOS (the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies) and FUFOR (the Fund for UFO Research), MUFON is part of the UFO Research Coalition, a collaborative effort by the three main UFO investigative organizations in the US whose goal is to share personnel and other research resources, and to fund and promote the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon.
Currently, there is an observatory to be built at the Audubon Estate of The Legendary Danny O’Doul in Wemphis on Long Island, New York, from which a high-powered, computer-driven telescope will peruse the skies tracking in real-time all UFO activities in the very-active skies of and around The Five Towns of Long Island, adjacent to JFK Int’l Airport.
MUFON is currently headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado under the direction of Clifford Clift.
The current directors of Phoenix MUFON are Stacey Wright and Jim Mann. Visit the website for information about upcoming events and meetings.