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MUFON
Membership Type: Public
Established: 1969
Founders: Allen Utke
Status: Active
Location: Oak Lawn, IL
Presidnet: James Carrion (as of 2006)
Site Link: www.mufon.com

Mutual UFO Network (aka MUFON) is one of the largest UFO Research organizations in the world. Since 1969 it has been dedicated to researching and discovering the truth behind the UFO phenomenon and the extraterrestrial beings that come to this world.

HistoryEdit

MUFON officially began on May 31, 1969. At that time it was known as the Midwest UFO Network. As it outgrew the Midwestern state boundaries to become a world class UFO organization, the name was changed to Mutual UFO Network. That allowed the acronym MUFON to remain as the organization matured. Allen Utke, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Wisconsin State University was selected as the first MUFON Director. A year later Walter H.Andrus, Jr., replaced Dr. Utke as the MUFON Director, a position he held until 2000 when he retired and John F. Schuessler took over as International Director. John retired in November 2006 and James Carrion became the current International Director.

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