By Bob Spearing
Back in the days when M.U.F.O.N. stood for Midwest UFO Network, John Schuessler was there. In 1969, along with Walt Andrus, John, an aerospace engineer with an interest in Unidentified Flying Objects, formed what is now the biggest and best UFO Organization in the world – The Mutual UFO Network!
By Bob Spearing
MUFON Director of International Investigations
NASA came under the spotlight this week when their Perseverance Rover, while pounding the sands of Mars, photographed what appeared to be a ball of string in its path. Some accounts called it a spaghetti like substance. It looked a bit like tumbleweed too!
So what was it? News media outlets like CNN endorsed NASA’s “most likely” explanation that it was string left over from the Rover’s landing vehicle.
Just to refresh your memory, several weeks ago, the Perseverance Rover snapped a photo of what appeared to be a piece of aluminum foil lodged between two rocks. NASA, at that time, told the world it was most likely material from the Rover’s landing craft. It sounded plausible at the time.
However, UFOlogists and probably the majority of the news watching public think it is a slight stretch that a multi-billion dollar (2.7 billion to be exact) space craft would be using Home Depot twine in its landing craft. That’s a stretch.
Just for reference, does the reader recall how meticulously the James Webb Telescope was inspected for defects and purged of any Earthly contaminants before being launched into space? Double that effort for the Mars Rover, right?! How then could an operation as sophisticated as NASA accidentally let loose a bundle of string on the red planet especially such a short time after letting aluminum foil from the same craft contaminate the Martian surface? NASA is surely leaving a lot of garbage on the surface of Mars for an agency that does not seek to contaminate other worlds!
A ball of Earthly twine from a multi-billion dollar highly sophisticated spacecraft accidently released on another planet? I don’t know. Does NASA use 19th century twine in a 21st century inter-planetary spacecraft? If so, how do they use it? Inquiring minds want to know!
Perhaps they are also using Elmer’s Glue and popsicles sticks too!~
Another year and another MUFON Symposium is in the books! Denver was a great success! From our banquet, to our speakers, to our Experiencer workshops and even an upcoming movie preview with U.S. Representative Tim Burchett who represents the 2nd congressional district of Tennessee joining us there!
A giant thank you goes out to all involved!
Pictured above is former CNN anchor and this year’s keynote speaker Cheryll Jones.
There were three memorable quotes we would like to share with you from our presenters.
First, Peter Davenport of the National UFO Reporting Center spoke on the increasing use of passive radar in the UFOlogy community. He said “Soon it will not be the UFO community begging the government for information. It will be the government coming to the UFO community for answers!”
Radio show host Dave Scott was speaking on how the U.S. Government and the Media have suddenly changed tunes about coming clean about UFOs. He stated that” While it is important that government and media now take the subject seriously, the real question no one is asking is ‘Why Now?’
Finally, Thom Reed, the 10 year old boy in 1969, abducted with his family in Massachusetts said” MUFON is a wonderful organization that never gets the credit they deserve! If it weren’t for MUFON, the world would never know my story!”