UFO’Real, A Historical Review
By William Pullin, UFO Historian
Greetings! Information. There has been one consistent issue which has never been adequately addressed for the past several decades; the sharing, or lack thereof, of information between UFO investigative organizations. The situation has not really changed since the heady days of NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena) and APRO (Aerial Phenomena Research Organization.) UFO investigative organizations have never truly worked together to attack the UFO problem, they have never shared information or data to assist in UFO investigations, and the situation has not changed in any significant way. MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) is the “elephant in the room” and it certainly has a huge influence on the situation as it stands today, whether one looks at the higher echelons of the organization or the smaller local chapters. The open sharing of UFO sightings information and data does not occur, and that has to change! Imagine a doctor attempting to diagnose a patient’s condition, but not having total access to that patient’s medical records. Imagine a scientist attempting to examine a piece of physical evidence, but not having all the facts and figures available for analysis. Completely illogical, but that is what has been happening since the beginning of the modern era of the UFO phenomenon. Now to be certain, I am not referring to personal information, I am referring to all other data, although names and other such information are essential to any investigation, for the purposes of background checks and other such vetting. Perhaps this untenable situation will change at some point in the future, but I am not hopeful, since certain UFO organizations are quite focused on increasing membership numbers, as opposed to really examining the UFO problem in depth. As far as my own data archive, it is always available for examination; hence the posting of my email address, my physical address, and my phone number on this blog page. Openness! Thank you as always for all your precious time and interest.