MUFON Statement on NASA UAP Taskforce
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/30/2022
MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, applauds NASA for creating its own Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. MUFON is dedicated to the scientific study of UFOs and UAP in order to benefit humanity. MUFON is the longest-serving organization of its kind, having been in existence since 1969. As an organization, MUFON has long investigated UAP sightings and has collected the critical data needed to educate the public on the UAP phenomenon and its potential impact on society.
“I am encouraged that NASA is taking this critical first step in evaluating what is already known,” said MUFON Executive Director David MacDonald. “Through our knowledge and database of sightings, we know that there are many unanswered questions. With over 10,000 reports a year, MUFON has a 92% rate of being able to explain the sightings. We know that dozens of astronauts and others associated with the civilian components of the space program have reported UAP for decades – even making deathbed confessions about what they have experienced during space flight. MUFON stands ready to assist NASA in any capacity,” said MacDonald.
After many years of being taboo, discussions regarding UAPs are becoming mainstream. Over the past two years, the NDAA has included legislation regarding UAP twice, and the House Intelligence Committee held its first hearing in over 50 years. MUFON continues to educate Members of Congress on this issue and raise awareness about this important issue for national security and scientific discovery.
MUFON’s 1,100 volunteers nationwide, and 46 international chapters with 4,600 members globally, tuned in to watch the hearings this year. Now that the conversation regarding UAPs is mainstream, a more significant bipartisan collective effort is needed to push for better legislation and more in-depth information to be released to the public. MUFON stands ready to assist the federal government on UFO sightings and the best way to collect and handle the data from those sightings.