As always I enjoy your constructive comments Isaac. Yes we are working on a plethora of projects to improve our online presence and organization
information flow. I will try and answer everyone comments.
Eye of Horus : No, we have not been co-oped, We are all volunteers and we are doing our best to improve how we flow information to the public. We have
no interest in propaganda or fake stories. We do practice scientific research and are only interested in the facts. I can speak for myself when I work
with witnesses I always give them the respect and the benefit of the doubt but always with some healthy skepticism not cynicism. It really hurts many
of our volunteers when they hear these accusations. We put so much of our lives into this study and to be spit at and called worse sometimes is very
challenging to put up with. At the same time we understand some of the distrust because of mistakes made but sometime the criticism can be irrational.
There have been many new appointments with MUFON to help improve many aspects and I am sure many will be satisfied with the outcome.
MainLineThis : The app is not being used to facilitate our database. It is a tool for the public to be able to see the phenomena for them selves if a
sighting were to be in there area. Granted it has its challenges but I have confidence that it will fulfill its purpose. We are not loons mainline,
sorry you have misinterpreted who makes up MUFON. This will put the option in the users hand to see it for themselves. I can't tell you how many
times i have had a sighting report new my residence and wish I could have seen it for myself, to make my own mind up about what was actually there.
Yes that's right this MUFON investigator has not see a close up UFO.
Erno86 : I agree, I believe he was genuinely interested in the subject and it was a personal mission of his for the right reason. I do not subscribe
to the conspiracy theories about him and BAASS. So you know, MUFON does not have anything to do with that organization anymore. In fact, i not sure if
they are even dedicated to researching the subject matter anymore.
applebaum : We are hoping to change that. We want people to get to know our organization and we want to hear from all of you on what you would like to
see. The new web development team has a really good idea of what that is but we always like to hear suggestions on how to better promote our work.
OneEleven : "Honestly, MUFON is a big waste of whoever's time and money...The worlds governments realized this and abandoned such programs....
MUFON's investigative approach is very questionable and their staff under qualified...And after all this time and money, their enormous pile of
actual findings is about as thick as a thread. "
Sorry OneEleven, I know you are unequivocally and completely wrong. Of course it is your opinion but I am not sure what you are basing that theory on.
We have some of the most qualified individuals and members volunteering everyday. My state for instance has a physicists(NASA, AIR FORCE RET), a
propulsion engineer, industrial hygiene consultant, ret captain from the Navy, about 3 pilots and some law enforcement personnel within its Field
Investigator ranks. Aside from having Dr Who and jumping through wormholes on a daily basis, i think we are doing pretty good with our experience. Our
standards are basically forensic standards applied to the UFO field and constructed by people that practiced these standards professional their entire
careers. Now if there is a volunteer that is not following the Field Investigators Manual then they are not representing MUFON.
MrAndy : Thanks, yes it hurts a bit but we have learned to have thick skin. Isaac I am sure did not mean anything personally by it but rather as a
criticism of how MUFON has carried its self publicly. I can understand his frustrations and that is why I am here today along with many that will be
helping make these necessary changes.
Shirak : For the first release it will be HTML 5 for the apple ISO. We are planning to place it on droid next and other platforms as we go. In fact we
have someone working on software to convert code easily to other formats. Make take some elbow grease but we will accomplish our goals.
drunkendonuts : I would suggest reading Leaslie Kean's book "UFOs". Our lack of web presence is do to the fact we are not experts on blogging and
facebooking. We are mostly book and laboratory nerds who have very little time to explore forums and chat our work. We have been very busy as an
organization and its hard enough to keep up with the 100 emails that end up in our mail boxes daily. We have a great balancing challenge to properly
and effectively convey our message and knowledge in this field and we will soon.
Keep the questions and concerns coming. Your guys opinions and ideas are very important to us and I apologize to those that feel MUFON has ignored
your concerns. Not our intention at all. We are here help.