High Point Enterprise Covers UFO Lecture

Involving the academic community in UFO education is challenging.  When I was invited to speak at Greensboro Technical Community College, I was excited and encouraged that they had an interest in this subject.  There were about 200 attendees at the lecture, including faculty, students, and local residents.  After the lecture, I met with some teachers and department chair persons, and discussed a structured Ufology class for college campuses. 

I'm hopeful that other colleges will have the vision, and courage to consider presenting information about the UFO subject.                Lakita Adams  SD NC MUFON

  Here is the link to the HP Enterprise article:

http://www.hpenews.com/news/x1351409294/UFO-lectures-land-on-college-campuses-in-North-Carolina

 

 

 

 

MUFON-NC Director on OpenMinds UFO Podcast

Last month, NC State Director Lakita Adams recorded an interview with Alejandro Rojas, for the Openminds UFO radio podcast.  With many sightings along the coast, there has been elevated interest in NC as one of those UFO "hotspots".  A compelling video from the Wilmington area has received national attention, and has top photo experts in disagreement about what the craft is.  You can read the article about the "see-through" UFO caught on a night vision camera, and listen to the podcast at:

    http://www.openminds.tv/lakita-adams-ufos-north-carolina-september-10-2014/29940

 

Join the MUFON Team!

Thank you for visiting our website!  If you are reading this, you likely share our interest in this curious and mysterious subject of UFOs.  MUFON has been involved in investigation and research of UFOs since 1969.  The longevity of MUFON may be attributed to the support of members, and the host of volunteers who gather and record data.

We invite you to join our MUFON Team.  Go to www.mufon.com and become a member.  Your membership includes the monthly MUFON Journal, which has the latest UFO news from around the globe. You will get to see the best photos from investigations delivered directly to your door each month. There are also case reports from Field Investigators, and articles by top researchers like Stanton Friedman. Read more about becoming a MUFON member at http://www.mufon.com/become-a-mufon-member.html

Our NC MUFON chapter is growing, and we would like to have your help in expanding our network across our state.  In 2013, our chapter had a 25% increase in membership, and with your help, we can continue to grow our team.  As a MUFON member, you may also become a certified Field Investigator.  I will be glad to discuss the certification process with anyone who is interested in becoming more involved.

Please join us at one of our upcoming meetings, and in our quest to learn more about this enduring mystery of UFOs.

                                                       Lakita Adams

                                                       State Director MUFON-NC

 

                                                            

The Fayetteville Incident

People always ask "But does it happen in North Carolina?". Yes, watch the Discovery Channel show on YouTube http://youtu.be/Bl3QSLzMwX0. This documentary details the extraordinary experience of Chris Bledsoe and the people that were with him when they all had a truly close encounter. 

HANGAR 1: THE UFO FILES

If you have ever wondered what the Mutual UFO Network actually does then you need to watch the new History Channel series called Hanger 1: UFO Files. MUFON Currently has 70,000 documented cases in a warehouse and these documents are being share with the public in this new TV series. These are in addition to the 54,384 case that you can read about on-line at MUFON.com. We receive over 500 new UFO sighting reports each month. Our investigations efforts center on reports we receive from the general public. So if you have a UFO sighting or if you have information about any of the cases discussed in these episodes please, share your information by filing a report at http://www.mufon.com/report-a-ufo.html. You can choose to submit your information synonymously. 

Watch the show on-line at http://www.history.com/shows/hangar-1-the-ufo-files/videos

UFO Over Brazil Dropping spheres

I don't often share videos that are found on Youtube but I thought it was important to share this one. We frequently get reports of people seeing crafts that seem to be dropping spheres or balls of light. We have heard the incidents describes often, and many times from people that know nothing about the UFO subject. Watch this video and tell us, in the comments below, have you ever seen something like this?

You are not alone

I am writing this article partly out of frustration. It is frustrating to talk to hundreds of people all over the state of North Carolina that are afraid to share their stories. UFO sightings are far more common than you can imagine. Everywhere we go we always hear new stories. People often ask us if we think the witnesses that give us their stories are imagining them, making them up, or are simply "not quite right". The truth is that the witnesses that we frequently talk to are outstanding citizens of this great state. Even Fife Symington, former governor of Arizona admitted to seeing the Phoenix lights years after he left office. Watch the YouTube video in this article for more details. I have dared to speak publicly about UFOs and Abductions, and yes I have received plenty of ridicule and jokes. The worst part is when people that barely know me think that I am misguided. I am here to tell you that the data analysis and the trends that we see and document, do not reflect the traits of misguided people. MUFON's mission is "The scientific study of the UFO phenomena for the benefit of humanity".  Misguided people do not spend months and years researching the history, and speaking to hundreds of people about both sightings and abductions. It never fails to amaze me how many people have had sightings that they have never shared with friends, and sometimes even spouses and other family members. 

For those of you that have not shared your story, let me assure you that you are not alone. If you are a successful executive woman at a large corporation that has had multiple unexplained pregnancies and mysteriously lost the children, you are not alone. If you are the owner of a large company with hundreds of employees and you have seen many UFOs and you have experienced missing time, you are not alone. If you are a high school teacher and you live in a small town that has seen many UFOs but no one talks about it, you are not alone. If you are an optical engineer that sees UFOs on a monthly basis, you are not alone. If you saw a UFO and you went outside to see it, and the next thing you know you are waking up in your bed the next morning, you are not alone.  If you feel you have experienced an abduction but you have not said anything to your family, let me tell you, you need to talk to them. Often you are not the only person in your family that feels this way. And again, you and your family are not alone. If you are an adult and you have young children that talk about the little doctors in the white coats that come and see them at night, you are not alone. If you are the owner of a small company and you and your wife saw a UFO in broad daylight, just off a NC beach sucking up water from the ocean, you are not alone. If you are a commercial pilot and were looking over the ocean from a Myrtle Beach highrise when you saw a massive dark triangle shape moving in the water, ejecting orange orbs into the sky, you are not alone.  

I could go on and on with these examples. The truth is that so many people have had these experiences, but we as a society refuse to talk about the subject openly. We have no one to blame but ourselves. It is only when people come to our meetings and they start sharing their stories, everyone starts to open up. And let me tell you, for those of you that come to the meetings but don't share your stories, please consider coming to the dinners after the meeting. You would be thankful for the stories that others will share. The biggest compliments we frequently receive are "Thank you. We thought we were going crazy and now we know others are experiencing the same thing". 

So I will close with a request of you, our NC readers. Please, if you don't file your case with MUFON UFO Reports, please talk to your friends and family. You will be amazed who has stories of their own. 

As always feel free to leave your comments below. 

Sirius The Disclosure Project

Our friends at The Disclosure Project has asked MUFON-NC to help promote the upcoming Sirius documentary.  This documentary not only aims to expose the truth of extraterrestrial contact on earth but also the availability of far more advanced propulsion systems and energy creation.  Below is the synopsis of the file. To pre-order the film click the button below. You will be asked to save a user ID and password so you can watch the file when it becomes available on this site on April 22nd. 

Read more: Sirius The Disclosure Project

Public Relations Director's Second Sighting

I'm not sure if everyone is aware, but Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC are UFO hotspots. There are frequent reports of the orange orbs being seen both over land and coming in from the seas. On occasion MUFON has even received reports from witnesses saying they have seen them come out of the ocean. Encounters UFO Experience (http://ufoexhibition.com/) also recently opened at Broadway at the Beach. 

 

I have spoken to a few people and read many reports from the area about these sightings. There are even two different Youtube.com channels dedicated to these frequent sightings. Joe Kiernan (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYS_irLajkGTUa6h9RgqVug) reports having sightings continuously over the last few years.  I've spoken to Brandon Brodsky(http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6SxZ6tkoSYaufASpU8yrmA), and he along with several friends have had several UFO sightings together.  After receiving so many reports from this area I decided to go and see for myself. 

 

On Friday night, August 31, 2013 my family and I drove to Myrtle Beach, SC to spend time with relatives.  That evening after everyone else went to bed, I decided I would take a chair, night vision goggles, my video camera and my tripod, and spend a couple of hours just looking out over the sea. I set up in front of River City Cafe 11 N Seaside Dr Surfside Beach, SC 29575. I arrived at 10:30 PM and I had planned to stay till 1:00 AM. There was a light breeze and it was partly cloudy. I was getting chilly around 1:00 PM, but I decided to stay a little longer just in case. At 1:30 AM Saturday September 1, 2013 I started packing up. I put away my tripod, my night vision goggles, closed the video camera and I folded up my chair. As I turned and looked back toward the parking lot, I saw something orange coming toward my position from inland. I stared at it for about 3 seconds trying to determine if it was an airplane. Once it got to about 100 - 120 feet above me it took a sharp left turn and followed the coast North toward Myrtle beach. I dropped all the things I was carrying and I hurried to open up the video camera to try and get it on film. This may have taken me about 4 seconds to open, let it start, and try to zoom in on it. Unfortunately I was too late. It had moved too far up the coast to get it on film. 

 

I can tell you that my goal was to try to look for something that may look like a UFO, but may have been something explainable like Chinese lanterns or flares. I now know that it was NOTHING like that. What I saw was an orb about 3 to 4 feet in diameter. It came relatively close above me. The center of the orb seemed to be a darker color. It looked like a distinctive red center. I also got the impression that it was made of glass because it had a very well-defined edge.  

 

I understand that if you have never personally had your own UFO sighting, it is easy to dismiss the sightings of others. You assume that the witness may have just been mistaken about what he or she has seen. The above is the most accurate description I can give you of what I saw. I don't claim to know what it was. I can only tell you it was unlike anything I have ever seen.   I have used Chinese lanterns and I have seen flares. This object was neither.

 

I would like to ask the readers of this article to please share your own sighting stories, especially if you have seen the often described Orange Orb. Use the comment section below. It is time that the general public know how often these objects are being seen. 

Concord Meeting Update

There were about 70 attendants at the MUFON NC meeting in Concord on March 16th. Featured speakers were Scott and Suzanne Ramsey, from Mooresville, NC. The Ramseys presented a slide program about their 26 years of researching the crash of an unknown craft in Aztec, NM in 1948. They discussed their recently published book, “The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon”, and answered questions from the audience. For more information visit: www.theaztecincident.com.

Public Relations Director, Israel Curiel, gave updates on sighting data from MUFON CMS, and State Director, Lakita Adams, reported on NC statistics from the last 6 months. NC Field Investigators, Alvin Bly, Steve Hall, Steve McGee, and Michael Palmer were present, as well as witnesses who had recently submitted sighting reports.

Kent Senter, a founding member of the NC MUFON chapter, announced that he will be producing a UFO conference at the Greensboro Coliseum, on the 29th and 30th of June. Author Leslie Kean is consulting with Kent, and has secured speakers that include pilots, military officers, and government officials. The website for the conference will be launched soon, and the link will be posted here at MUFON-NC.

Discussions and conversations continued over dinner, with 22 attendants staying for the extended dinner hour.

Post Meeting Note: Congratulations to Matt Vest, who also attended the meeting, and was certified as a MUFON Field Investigator on March 19th. Welcome to the NC team, Matt!

 

Thank You!

Many thanks to the members and friends of MUFON, for your interest and support. Thank you, NC Field Investigators, for volunteering your skills and knowledge to investigate sighting reports.

I appreciate the interest I've received about becoming a Field Investigator in NC. We currently receive about 17 sighting reports a month, making our state #8 in the US, in submitted reports to MUFON CMS. We need more investigators to cover our broad state. For further information on how to become a MUFON Field Investigator, contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

March 16th Meeting

On March 16th we will have our next meeting. The Mutual UFO Network of NC will host Scott and Suzanne Ramsey as they Present The Aztec Incident.  This event is open to the public.  

You can read the full details at http://mufon-nc.com/march-16th-meeting-the-aztec-incident

Tribute To George Fawcett

UPDATE: George Fawcett died peacefully on Sunday January 20, 2013.  The field of UFOlogy owes George a great debt of gratitude. Thank you George and may you rest in peace.  Below is the article posted about George in November of 2011.  The funeral service for George Fawcett will be this Wednesday January 23rd at 3pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Lincolnton, NC 28092. There will be a public viewing and visitation in the church prior to the service from 1:45 to 2:45. Burial will be in the church graveyard. His obituary can be read here.

George FawcettGeorge Fawcett has investigated over 1,200 UFO sighting reports and has read over 700 books and 1,000 magazine articles on the subject since 1944. He has had published over 100 UFO investigative and research articles he has written in Flying Saucers Magazine, Search, Fate, Saga, Argosy, True, Flying Saucer Review, National Enquirer, UFO Magazine, UFO Universe Magazine, MUFON UFO Symposium Proceedings. In 1975 Fawcett authored the highly illustrated book, "Quarter Century of UFOs in Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee." His illustrated UFO lectures have been well received by almost 600 different colleges and universities, service clubs, military and scientific organizations, technical and special interest groups in United Stated and overseas. Fawcett has been a guest on dozens of radio and TV shows and also featured in many books and magazine and newspaper interviews. Dozens of Fawcett's articles were listed in the 1969 Library of Congress book "UFOs and Related Subjects: An Annotated Bibliography" published under contract with the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. George was a consultant to the movie, "UFOs-Target Earth" produced by Centrum Films in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974. Fawcett served as the founder and chief advisor to the New England UFO Study Group (1957), the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Two-State UFO Study Group (1965), the Florida UFO Study Group (1968), the Tar Heel UFO Study Group (1973) and the Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina, Inc. (1989). Fawcett is the owner of a large 'Sauceriana Collection' consisting of over 15,000 items. From 1976 to 1984 George helped organize seven consecutive UFO symposiums for the state unit of he worldwide MUFON, Inc. and co-hosted by the Tar Heel UFO Study Group in Winston Salem, North Carolina. From 1979 to 1982 George taught a 30 hour (3 credit hours) accredited collegiate UFO course titled, "UFOs: A New Frontier of Science" at the Lincoln County Campus of Gaston College. Fawcett's efforts in the UFO field were included in both the UFO Encyclopedia by Margaret Sachs and The Encyclopedia of UFOs by Ronald R. Story, both published in 1980. In 1988 Fawcett's achievements were listed in The International Who's Who in UFOlogy Directory by Robert D. Boyd. Over the years Fawcett has been a member or field investigator for the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) in Arizona; the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) in Washington, D.C.; the Scientific Bureau of Investigations (SBI) in New York; the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Illinois; the Fund for UFO Research, Inc. (FUFOR) in Maryland and the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. (MUFON) in Texas.

The image came from an article in Our State(North Carolina). You can see the original article at http://www.mufon-nc.com/images/profiles/flights%20of%20fancy.pdf.

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