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Morgan Beall has one thankless job as MUFON section director for southwest Florida. ... as MUFON’s director of technology, he and his colleagues are looking to unveil a mobile app they hope could be a game-changer. It’s called UFO Connect, and its official unveiling is Nov. 12.
UFO Connect is one component of a MUFON overhaul, which includes an imminent website upgrade. That’s a good thing. The mobile app offers three modules, including limited access to MUFON’s database for free. A more refined search engine is going for $2.99. But its flagship feature is the $3.99 Skywatch Alert, which is being touted as the fusion of Amber Alert bulletins to the old Ground Observer Corps that recruited volunteers to keep an eye open for enemy aircraft during WWII and the Cold War. Skywatch Alert will enable people to report sightings via text, still images or videos as they occur in real time, from any location.
“We’ve had a ton of large object sightings in southwest Florida lately,” Beall says. “Unfortunately, most people who are interested in this stuff don’t find out about it until later. But with Skywatch Alert, you can be sitting at home and an alarm goes off that lets you know there’s a triangle-shaped object in your neighborhood. Then you could run out and try to see it or upload your own photos.”
It’s doubtful Skywatch Alert could build a 1.5 million citizen-sentinel network the way the GOC did. But the potential for triangulating even a small-scale event with photos or videos could prove revolutionary. Or, if nothing else, it could make Beall’s job easier. What appears to be a legitimate UFO mystery to one set of eyes might turn out to be a chain of sky lanterns to someone two miles closer.
Originally posted by MorganFloridaMUFON
its hard to ignore the police officer that witnessed a, what appeared to be, a mile long craft go over his car and a another law enforcement officer 20 miles away witness the same thing.
Originally posted by IsaacKoi
It looks like MUFON is planning on charging for several of the apps they are developing
We are in redevelopment. We will be making changes to the app and concentrating on the SkyWatch function. Simplicity will make this a better app. `We will have a update soon. Sorry for the delay.
FloridaMUFON in reply to skal203 1 month ago