new Director of Field Investigator Training announced

Keeping with the international stature of MUFON, we are pleased to announce our new Director of Field Investigator Training, Ryan Stacey.

Ryan is a certified Private Investigator and President and C.E.O. of Black Light Investigative and Surveillance Services. He is also Provincial Director for Ontario, Canada; works on the International CAG, and is a STAR Team member. 

Ryan has been involved in the UFO/Paranormal field for a number of years and has been featured on television, lectured at a number of conferences (Alien Cosmic Expo, MUFON Canada Conference), and has been published in the MUFON Journal. Outside of MUFON, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2015 to 2017 – Reserve Force Infantry. He brings a well rounded resume and set of skills to his new role in MUFON.

Ryan will be looking for your help as he continues the great work begun in moving our FI Training into the 21st Century and beyond. His first order of duty will be administering MUFON University, and overseeing FI Training at the 2018 MUFON Symposium. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to his new role.

New Director of Research Announced

Christopher Cogswell

The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is pleased to announce Christopher Cogswell as Director of Research. 
Chris received his PhD in Chemical Engineering focusing on the study of nanomaterials for use as catalysts and adsorbents from Northeastern University. He has a bachelors degree in  chemical engineering and philosophy from the University of New Hampshire. He hosts a podcast on the history and philosophy of science and fringe science claims, and is interested in how technologies and sciences are accepted by societies. 
Chris hopes to bring a seriousness and strong research focus to this field, as well as look at the questions posed by these phenomena from angles previously not focused on by the UFO research community. He currently resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his wife.
Please join MUFON in congratulating Chris on his appointment as MUFON Director of Research.

Storm Damage

Lighting Storm Strikes My Roof

lightning strikes my roofArizona didn’t experience a very active storm season. Monsoon season runs through the summer months for those of you out of state. There was little rainfall and no epic lighting storms. Well, the little storm that just rolled through here might have made up for the off season. In Arizona when lighting strikes it’s an amazing experience if you are near the point of contact. The entire sky lights up like an alien ship is depending upon you, the rumble from the thunder can sound as if a ship is hovering over head. That is what just happen to me as I dozed off in my lazy boy recliner. There was a massive crack that woke me, but the low rumble of thunder made me wonder if I was dreaming. The frequency level it was on truly made me feel like I was either dreaming or there was an alien ship hovering near in the Arizona sky. I sat up and looked around, the dogs were near and probably had been for the time I was sleeping through the storm. As I gathered my thoughts I heard another crack and the lighting appeared to have struck my rooftop, at least that is what I had thought. With solar panels and satellite dishes connected to the roof there were plenty of metal objects for the lightning to interact with. I thought for sure that I was going to have to hire a roofing contractor. As the storm passed though I made my way up to the roof to inspect the damage. There were some lose shingles from the heavy winds and rains but nothing had been struck by lighting as far as I could tell. I nailed down the lose shingles that were visible and made my way back down the ladder before another round of this storm rolled through. I remember in college I had caught an Arizona monsoon on my cell phone and was blown away by the vibrant and violent ways of an Arizona lightning storm. They are much different then what I are up with and seem to truly hover overhead. Had I been intoxicated, today’s storm would have definitely been an alien invasion! A few glasses of wine and my mind would have gone there. But instead, it took the boring route and concluded it was a thunderstorm. I’ll keep my eyes on the evening skies though just incase.

mufon executive director discusses secret ufo program

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

Dogs Are Barking In Phoenix Tonight

Stranger Things In Phoenix

alien life formsThe new year is here and all seems to be rather normal here in Arizona. The only thing lighting up the sky recently was the Space X rocket and fireworks on New Years Eve. That’s what I would like to believe at least. These past few nights have been interesting, not only have my dogs been barking all night long, but the dogs in the neighborhood have been collaborating and barking in unison. There is something in the Arizona air that is not settling well with the dogs. I would normally brush it off if it were my dogs, but this has to be a collective group of about 6-10 dogs throughout the neighborhood all unsettles and stirring and odd hours of the night. I will often wander out into the streets at night and sit quietly. My goal is to pick up any noises or scents that might be abnormal, and of course anything that is visually out of place. Some nights I make it to the roof top and look out over Phoenix and wonder what’s really out there? Is there alien life walking among us? If so, are they any crazier than some of the human lives that roam these streets? I don’t trust anyone, my dogs are my friends, and I got a piece I carry from a Tempe gun shop that will open a hole in a mans chest larger than the gate to hell in Stranger Things. I’m not paranoid, but I do get the feeling that AZ has more hidden secrets than the Kennedy family and I feel a little left out. What on earth are all the dogs troubled by? Is it a frequency traveling through the air at 2am that’s driving them insane? If so, what’s generating it? Is there a thief lurking among us that’s out and about at 2am scoping out his next robbery? If so, I really hope he climbs through my window! This slug has been collecting dust in this chamber and is dying to explode! But what if it’s none of the above? What if there is something traveling above, possibly so fast that it’s not being picked up by radar or human senses. Maybe alien life isn’t visible? There are so many drawings of aliens, but one must wonder, is it possible that alien life could be so advanced that it has taken up a spiritual form, or light form, and has rid itself of an unnecessary physical body? I don’t have the answers to that, but my mind explores more possibilities then Dora the Explorer. I look forward to the day I might encounter alien life forms, until then I’m bringing in the dogs from the outside, this barking at 2am has got to stop!

Space X Launch Over Arizona

The Space X Launch Seen In Phoenix

space x launch seen in phoenixWhat looked like a UFO over Phoenix AZ, turns out to be a Space X satellite launch according to “the experts”. I live here in Arizona and gotta say that it was a fascinating display of power shooting into the atmosphere. For a brief moment I thought there was a chance we were about to be at war with something human….. Or not human. The lighting was insane and it was such a massive display in the sky that I was expecting something negative to come of it. As it turns out, o’l Elon Musk was playing around with a few million dollars worth of toys and it invaded the Arizona skyline.

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Word around town is that the rockets used in the launch were built here in Gilbert Arizona. The launch apparently took place in California according to social media buzz and people in the know.

I was driving westbound and was stopped at a light on the corner of Guadalupe and Rural road when I witnessed the great gig in the sky. It looked from my angle that the object was launched over South Mountain. What was weird is that it looked as if there were multiple trajectories in the air interacting with each other. I captured some cell phone footage of it but because the windshield of my car was dirty you can barely make out the objects. I will post the video here later for you guys to see.


The other thing that was weird about it was the air around the objects, it looked like a jet stream multiplied by a thousand. For a brief moment I thought about the possibility that the government was spraying some nasty chemical into the sky over Phoenix. While I can’t dismiss the possibility of the projectile releasing chemicals in the air, I do not believe they were pesticide being sprayed over Phoenix. I contacted Green Home Pest Control and asked about the possibility of a mass Ariel pesticide spraying over Phoenix in an attempt to rid South Mountain of mosquitos and insects and they didn’t comment. I think they might have thought it was a prank call.

rocket in the skyspace rocket launching in sky

The rocket was launched on Friday and most of Arizona witnessed the object in the sky. Apparently, the launch’s weather conditions at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was so perfect that it created this amazing show of spectacular lights-in-the-sky with intense visuals that were witnessed by residents across Arizona and Southern California. The news and media quickly followed up with their own versions of what this was and for the moment I just have to assume that they are being truthful. They could have said that it was a military experiment and honestly… I would believe it as I don’t have any other clear explanation of what it was.

Social media even erupted briefly with talk about UFOS and Aliens, while this was my initial thought it seems that the buzz has died down a bit.

Sometimes it can be something as simple as the sun’s position in the sky that can contribute to the fascinating reaction seen in the night sky. Even though the rocket launched after the sun had set in California, it projected to a point in the atmosphere where the sun had not set in Arizona and therefore local residence witnessed this fascinating display of power and timing.



uss nimitz ufo incident: write your congressman

USS Nimitz

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.

Teri Lynge-Kehl appointed Director of membership

PictureTeri Lynge-Kehl

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!”
Teri Lynge-Kehl