ERTBIO

SHANE HURD 

Shane Hurd has spent his government career in the fields of Civil Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Information Technologies, and is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Certified Public Manager program.  As a member of the space race generation, he has been a lifelong space and science nerd, and sci-fi geek. It was the Phoenix Lights Incident in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona that sparked his interest in UFO’s.  Since that time, he has studied the subject and ultimately in 2015 joined MUFON, then became a Field Investigator in 2017.  He is now a Star Team member and was recently appointed Assistant State Director for Arizona MUFON.  In June of 2020 he published his first book entitled “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: A beginners guide to researching UFOs”. He is a musician, a car guy, amateur astronomer, horse owner, and enjoys a good bourbon now and then.

MIKE PRICE 

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VERN FRANCIS 

Vern Francis has been a Field Investigator with MUFON since 2020. Vern grew up in Baltimore, Maryland . He attended Loyola Highschool and Stevenson College. He majored in law enforcement and psychology. He retired as a law enforcement officer in 2005. Vern has three sons and a daughter who reside in Maryland. Vern has always had an interest in UFO’S, making MUFON a perfect tool in following this topic. He wishes to continue to share his years of investigation, in the search of UFO truths and beliefs with the MUFON community.

RICK BROWMAN 

I live in the central coast of southern California. I’ve been a Mufon member since 2003 and a Field Investigator for the last 10 years. I keep myself informed with the latest literature, books and news on the ufo/uap phenomena. I’ve been too been several UFO conferences including Mufon symposiums. I’m an experiencer since childhood and my interest in ufology began when my memories surfaced back in 2002. I have no way of knowing if I’m part of a generation of experiencers however I don’t think this is the case. They say it can be related to occupations. This is the only explanation I can come up which might connect me to ET. My father taught machine shop at the University of Chicago before he was shipped out to the Pacific during WW2. His roommate was Enrico Fermi, one of the members of the Manhattan project. I’ve been an active hiker most of my life and a long time member of the Sierra Club. I have volunteered for years with a public service support group. I’ve worked in the television and the travel business. I am married and my wife has four children and 3 grandchildren. I have a brother living in Colorado with his wife. 

EARL GREY ANDERSON

Earl Grey Anderson is MUFON’s State Director of Southern California, a MUFON STAR Team member, as well as an executive committee member of MUFON’s ERT: The Experiencer Resource Team. In his work with MUFON, Earl has closed a plethora of High Strangeness cases, one of which was presented as one of MUFON’s “Cases Of The Year” at the 2021 Symposium. This year, Earl hosted the Experiencer Workshops for MUFON’s 2022 Denver Symposium, as he will be doing for the 2023 MUFON Symposium, in Cincinnati Ohio. Earl feels that the Experiencer Phenomenon is the beating heart of Ufology.  ”If we wish to understand this phenomenon, we need to listen to those who have had face to face encounters.” Earl is a full time Ufologist, and lives with his wife Lisa, and two cats, in Los Angeles, California. 

PAUL F. ENO

Now marking over 50 years in  research, Paul Eno was one of the first investigators of the early 1970s in unusual occurrences. His early mentors included parapsychology pioneer Dr. Louisa Rhine, Fr. John J. Nicola S.J. (technical advisor for the film The Exorcist) and legendary, first-generation ghost hunters Ed & Lorraine Warren (of The Conjuring fame). Eno graduated from two seminaries but, in 1977, was expelled from a third because of his unorthodox work with less than two years to go before ordination. He ended up as an award-winning New England newspaper and magazine journalist. A popular Fate magazine author in the 1980s and 1990s, Eno is the author of eight books on the unusual and two on history. He has appeared on the History, Discovery and Travel Channels, and he and his son and colleague, Ben Eno, have lectured all over America and in Europe. The two have co-hosted the CBS Radio (2009-2014) and WOON 1240 AM/99.3 FM Boston/Worcester/Providence Sunday destination show “Behind the Paranormal with Paul & Ben Eno” for nearly 14 years. The show has an estimated three million listeners in 68 counties.

ALEX TUSIA

Alex has been a Field Investigator within the state of Colorado since February of 2021. Originally from the Northeastern part of the United States, Alex has been living and working in Northern Colorado for several years.  From an early age Alex developed an interest in the unexplained leading him to join the MUFON organization. In his spare time Alex enjoys reading books, taking evening walks, and expanding his knowledge.

RUSSELL AZBILL

Russell Azbill spent most of his life residing in the harsh desert of Arizona. He recently moved to a gentler climate in Northwest New Mexico. In addition to being interested in UFO events since childhood, Russell has been a paranormal investigator since 2003. As a result of his dedication to researching UFOs, he has appeared as a guest speaker both in person and on numerous radio and television shows to discuss UFO activity. In March of 1997, Russ was fortunate to be one of the many witnesses to the historic Phoenix Lights. Russell is an award-winning author and published photographer. He has written multiple articles for the MUFON Journal.
Russ has been a member of MUFON for eight years and a field investigator for over seven years. During his time with Arizona MUFON he helped train many new field investigators and was the Arizona MUFON Field Investigator of the Year.

ERIC BARROUILLET

Active civil servant and senior technician in topography, road infrastructure and civil engineering, Eric obtained the MUFON investigator certification in July 2020 and is responsible for the Nouvelle – Aquitaine region in southwestern France. His natural attraction to ufology comes from a first observation in his childhood and a recent telepathic contact leading him to become actively involved in MUFON. Empathetic, open-minded and attentive, her wish is to support and help experiencers people. Martial arts practitioner – black belt Goju ryu karate of Okinawa – he enjoys contemplating nature and particularly appreciates the company of animals.

MINDY TAUTFEST

Mindy Tautfest is the Oklahoma State Director of MUFON. She joined MUFON in 2019, became a Field Investigator that year, and was promoted to SD in 2020. An Oklahoma native, she got her start investigating hauntings in the Sooner State in search of answers to her own unusual experiences. Mindy has worked as an ICU Nurse with ACLS certification on assignments across the nation and has volunteered her time to Disaster Relief efforts including the Colorado Black Forest Fires, Hurricane Katrina, and the devastating May 3, 1999 Moore Tornado. In 2016, she suffered a brain aneurysm which resulted in a Near Death Experience where she found herself in a place known as the Void. Her NDE and other encounters with the unexplained have led her to better understand the connections between these seemingly different phenomena, with a focus on consciousness acting as the primary force behind all in existence. Mindy has appeared as a guest on numerous podcasts and publications across the United States speaking about UFO sightings and High Strangeness in Oklahoma. Her investigation of the 1975 Miracle Mountains Schoolyard Encounter was designated as one of the Top 5 Cases of Interest in 2021 and she will be presenting her findings at the 2022 International MUFON Symposium in Denver, CO. 

LINDA DUNGAN YOUNG

Linda has been a certified field investigator with MUFON  since 2019 and is currently Assistant National Director for Ireland. Her first sighting was in 1999 over Killiney bay, Dublin Ireland in broad daylight. She witnessed 2 bright lights hovering over the sea when suddenly, the lights went out and she observed 2 metallic disc shaped objects that rose  together in synchronization and shot off into the clouds.

She has spent the last 20+ years researching the phenomenon.

BEVERLY MOORE

Beverly Moore has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and completed an internship with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. She served 10 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. In 2008 she founded a research and investigation group that helped families who were affected by negative paranormal activity in their homes. She joined MUFON in 2021 and became a Certified Field Investigator in the Iowa chapter and is a member of the Experiencer Resource Team (ERT). Being an experiencer herself, she co-founded the CERO Midwest Experiencer Support group to provide a safe place for experiencers to share their stories and have access to resources and support.

ANN CASTLE

Ann Castle, BA Psychology, has had multiple UFO sightings, and has researched the paranormal, intuition, shamanism, UFOs and the experiencer phenomenon for over 30 years. Her goal is to help experiencers integrate their unique histories into a more meaningful life. She has written numerous articles for the Journal of Abnormal Abduction Research. Since 2007 she has worked as a well-known clairvoyant who offers pro bono assistance to law enforcement and has helped solve crimes in 5 countries and 20 states. Castle offers aura readings at www.aurareadings.com, and corporate intuition development seminars or team buildings at www.anncastle.net. Her interests in UFOs and missing persons culminated in her novel, Captured Souls, and she is available for customized seminars and speaking engagements.
 

JASON CARIGNAN

Jason Carignan is a Mining Engineer and Commercial Photogrammetrist, for one of Canada’s largest mining operations. His passion for Ufology and uncovering the truth has been the leading motivators in his role as National Chief Investigator for MUFON Canada. Jasons’ interests and hobbies include Astrophysics, AI, and constructing his own purpose-built drones. With over 400-combined, independent and official UFO investigations, Jason approaches each investigation with an open, yet scientific mind.

JANNY CHARRUEAU

Professional photographer and former press correspondent for the daily newspaper Ouest-France, Janny Charrueau obtains MUFON’s investigator’s certification in December 2017. After completing several field surveys, she will be appointed MUFON Quebec’s Director of Investigations in May, 2018. Janny went on to become MUFON’S National Director for France in 2020. After building that chapter significantly, she resigned to dedicate her time to ERT! 

DAN CHRISTIANO

Daniel J. Christiano, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist in Arizona. He is currently practicing in the White Mountains, where he lives with his wife. They have three children and three grandchildren. He obtained his Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He has been trained in treating children and adults, and has experience in PTSD, meditation, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Lives in Arizona.

SUE COUNTISS

Sue Countiss is a Section Director and Field Investigator for the Washington MUFON Chapter. She is a former Nevada State Director and a member of the ERT Team. She joined MUFON in 2012 after spending 27 years as a Scientist specializing in Radiation Safety and Remediation of contaminated sites from Radiation Research Projects. She is a licensed Hypnosis therapist and has worked with clients since 1997 using Neuro-Linguistic Techniques and Regressions. Her interests are many, especially UFOs and the Paranormal studies.

ANDREW SYMMONDS

Andrew Symmonds Is a Field Investigator for the Illinois Chapter of MUFON and a member of the Experiencer Resource Team.  After serving four years with the U.S. Navy he earned his MBA from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant.  In his spare time Andrew enjoys reading, exploring the woods, and spending time with his dogs.  

MARIETTA WHITE

Marietta is a MUFON Field Investigator.  She has researched Ufology, Savie (Bigfoot), and Near Death Experiences for over 50 years.

This has resulted in contact with hundreds of Experiencers of non-human contact and with those who have had interactions with the unknown.  She worked with adjudicated and victimized teens for 23 years.  She has managed several businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in  Community and Human Service, and three Associate degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Paralegal.  She is extremely non-judgemental.

CHRIS DEPERNO

Christopher DePerno was born in Ithaca, New York where he then joined the United States Marine Corps, being recruited and selected in the Marine Security Guard Battalion, the bodyguards to American Diplomats and Protection to embassies all over the world. He finished his tour and went back to college to earn a degree in Criminal Justice. At the same time, Mr. DePerno was a member of the Army National Guard, where he was assigned as an Intelligence Sergeant/Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Warfare Technician. Mr. DePerno then joined the Ithaca Police Department and was sent to the FBI Academy to become an Instructor. Mr. DePerno taught at the Broome County Police Academy, where he gave classes on Basic Criminal Investigation. Mr. DePerno was then recruited by the Syracuse Police Department, where he became a Detective. He was first assigned to the Abused Persons Unit, the Rape Task Force, then transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division, where he was a case detective working and solving major crimes. He is a trained professional interviewer and interrogator for the Police Departments. Mr. DePerno finished 25 years of a law enforcement career. He is now retired and enjoying being a Field Investigator and State Director for New York MUFON.

NANCY DESOUSA

​Nancy is currently the Assistant State Director for MUFON of Kansas. As a Field Investigator Nancy has interviewed witnesses and researched many UFO/High Strange events with a team of highly skilled Kansas MUFON Field Investigators. These investigations along with her own
personal experiences span an extraordinary range of phenomena fueling Nancy’s passion for the study of one of the greatest mysteries of our time. Nancy also works with the MUFON Experiencer Research Team or ERT. The “ERT” Team provides a safe place for witnesses to share their stories who have experienced events such as UFO sightings, missing time, interaction with non-humans and a variety of other paranormal events.

DON DONDERI

Don Donderi is a retired psychology professor. His research specialty is human visual perception and memory, two human capacities that are essential to obtaining and analyzing UFO evidence, and he has maintained a professional interest in the UFO evidence since 1965. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

WENDY JAGLARSKI

Wendy Jaglarski has been a MUFON member for several years and became a Field Investigator in 2017, later earning Illinois Field Investigator of The Year in 2019. Having witnessed and experienced various unusual events since she was a young child, she’s had a deep curiosity of the world ever since. As host of the “Unexplainable Truths” podcast, Wendy welcomes renowned guests to share their experiences on all things unexplainable or mysterious and her investigative work has been published in the MUFON Journal. Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Wendy recently moved an hour outside of the city where she loves being able to skywatch and see the stars from her deck.

ANNIVERSARY FEINSTEIN

My name is Anniversary Feinstein.  I was employed as a civil servant for 27 years, prior to taking an early retirement in November of 2007.  In my last position I worked for the Department of Defense, as the Budget Analyst and Resource Advisor for Foreign Military Sales.  I then worked as the Executive Vice President for a financial service company located in the Denver Tech Center.  After ten years, I fully retired.  I am a wife and mother of three grown children with six grandchildren.  I am a contactee who had my first conscious contact in 1981.  I have studied UFOs and the contactee experience ever since.  I have attended UFO conferences since 1989 (approximately 2 a year).  When you have an experience, outside of your reality envelope, you can never learn enough about it.  I am also an artist.  I love nothing better than creating.  I quilt and truly enjoy creating art quilts.  I also produce stained glass pieces, turn pens on a lathe, carve wood, turn pottery (love to make free-form angels), and design unique jewelry.  I am a MUFON field investigator for Colorado, a CAG, a CAG International, an Assistant Director for South Dakotas and now an ERT.  I want to serve the UFO community in every way that I can.

LINDA FLECHTNER

Linda is MUFON’s Assistant State Director and Chief Investigator for Southern California. She has worked on more than 650 cases and is a STAR Team member. Linda volunteered at MUFON headquarters for over 9 years. Besides helping with office tasks, as an investigator she assisted witnesses with completing sighting reports and utilizing MUFON’s resources. In this capacity Linda has won several awards from MUFON including “Volunteer of the Year”. She has also been a vendor representing MUFON at MUFON Symposiums, Alien Con, and other UFO conventions throughout the United States. These activities have given Linda an opportunity to talk to many people who have shared their stories of events that changed their lives. She was also able to introduce many people to MUFON and what MUFON does. Linda was able to offer help when needed; even if it was just to listen when no one else would. Linda is proud to be on the Experiencer Resource Team.

GLENN GREEN

I enjoy helping people who find themselves in unusual situations . I have saved people’s lives which I am most proud of.With a degree in Parapsychology and deep interests in science , Mufon is an exploration every day! Deep in the woods of North Jersey I have an incredible group of friends and we all love animals!

PENNY KOONS

Penny is a Field Investigator, and Experiencer Resource Team (ERT) member. She retired from the military in 2014, and served in two branches of the armed forces; the US Air Force as a Flight Mechanic and the US Coast Guard in Communications. She worked as a Command Master Chief for Deputy of Logistics and was a sexual assault counselor for military personnel. She has a degree in Human Resource Management from University of Bellevue NE. She has
been researching ufology and other related topics since 2017, and had her first conscious ET experience/contact in 2019. She enjoys listening to other experiencers, working with them and providing them with resources to help them cope, find answers and find peace in the process.

SHERRY HAFERKAMP

Sherry is a Clinical Psychologist with the following titles: Clinical Director, Trauma Coordinator for Federal Prisons, Prison Staff Psychologist, Degree from A&S in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, Masters in Clinical Psychology.

JOSH CROSS

Josh Cross, Critical Care Paramedic / Firefighter, is the State Director for TN MUFON, Inc. Josh previously served as Assistant State Director. He is a Field Investigator and STAR Team member and has been involved in the investigation of the UFO/UAP phenomenon since 2015. Josh has been a career public safety/EMS professional since 1998 and he brings his drive, focus, and public safety professional approach to his investigations and the management of TN MUFON, Inc. He also utilizes his sUAS/drone skills as an FAA certificated pilot to support investigations

KEN JORDAN

Ken Jordan is currently the State Director for Texas, the Director of the San Antonio MUFON Chapter, a level two Field Investigator and has served as Chief of Investigations and a State Section Director for Texas.  He is a retired Army Field Artillery Officer (2014) with 39 years of service to include Special Operations and Counterterrorism. His work with Experiencers as an Investigator is now used as a member of the ERT.  Ken lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife of 52 years.  He joined MUFON while still on active duty in 2013.

LYNETTE JOUBERT

Lynette has studied a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Dramatic Art at The University of the Witswatersrand in South Africa.  She was a professional actor and dancer for many years, and then continued her studies with a Graduate Diploma in Secondary teaching at Auckland Institute of Technology in New Zealand.  She has since then been working as a high school teacher, teaching both dance and drama in New Zealand and presently drama on the Gold Coast, Australia where she resides.  Since Lynette was young she has always had an interest in Ufology.  Over the last decade, since her first sighting, her interest in the subject has grown and lead her to more research, reading and understanding of the phenomenon. She attends many UFO and consciousness conferences in Australia and is a MUFON field investigator. 

ERIC TESSIER

I was always interested with the sky since I was a kid. Now, with Mufon since 2016, I hold the position of Assistant National Director of Mufon Canada and  I host the only Mufon French radio show with my friend Janny Charrueau from France. I love to investigate and help those who have witnessed a special event!

DANIEL NIMS

Dan is retired from the Air Force where he was a fighter pilot and a test pilot. He became Director of Testing for the F-22 Program and finally Director of Test Resources for the Air Force. He spent his retirement as a small businessman in Walla Walla and is now retired. He has been a member of MUFON  since 2017 and a Chief Investigator in Washington State since 2018. 

KEVIN LUENGO

Ex-military police (Gendarmerie Nationale) in France, Police Municipale in France, National Guard of the Foreign Legion, security agency supervisor, International CAG Field Investigator MUFON Quebec, worked with women victims of domestic violence, contact experiencer.

PASTOR FRED KOHLER

Pastor Fred Kohler holds a Associates degree from Vision International University, plus many certificates in Biblical Studies and a Masters in Art. He is an author of two books; ‘Planting the Seed’ and ‘1 God, Faith and Baptism the absolute resolution’. He is currently working on two new book’s due out soon.  He is a certified Field Investigator, Star Team Member, ERT-S FI, and a CAG/mentor/FI and ICAG Field Investigator, also the Director of IRAN. One of Fred’s cases was highlighted in the New 2019 Cases of Interest book just released.

REVEREND DAVID FUCCI

The Most Reverend David Fucci is a Bishop with the Western Orthodox Christian Church and has earned a M.Div, a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Theology and is a Professor of Orthodox Theology teaching courses in Angelic Powers, Demonology and Angels. David is a Credentialed Psychoanalyst by the State of Vermont and a Board Certified Psychoanalyst. David is a MUFON Field Investigator and has been a California Licensed Private Investigator for over 33 years. David is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. He has 18 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of PTSD as a Chaplain with the California State Guard and 31 years in Pastoral Counseling. My purpose for being on the ERT is to assist members as a consultant on Abductions and Encounters that might be of a different kind of encounter that of a malevolent or demonic entity to help rule out or distinguish from such encounters.

WILLIAM MCNEFF

William McNeff joined the US Army in 1955, where he received training in electronics and graduated in radar repair.  He was cleared for Top Secret and worked in Electronic Countermeasures.  Bill received a BSEE degree from the University of Nebraska in 1960.  His background includes forty years of work for various electronic and computer organizations, including Honeywell, Ceridian, and the Mayo Research Organization in Minnesota.  He retired in 2000.  He has been avidly interested in subjects on the frontiers of science, including UFOs, since 1947.  Bill served as State Director for MUFON in Minnesota for a number of years, and is currently Chief Investigator.  He has investigated hundreds of UFO cases, has authored many articles on the subject, and has co-authored a book:  “Extraterrestrial Odyssey”.
 

GEORGE MEDICH

George is the ERT Team Director. George is a former professional athlete who spent 10 years in the Major Leagues as a pitcher for the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, and Milwaukee Brewers. During the off season, while playing professional baseball he attended the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. After completing his baseball career in 1982, he did an orthopedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama.

After retirement from clinical practice, he pursued his love of astronomy becoming an amateur astronomer supplemented by university courses in Astrophysics. His curiosity about the UFO phenomenon led to his Field Investigator training with MUFON and an appointment as a Section State Director for Pennsylvania and ERT member. He also participated on MUFON’s Anomalous Foreign Body Removal Protocol Team. His interest in alien abduction was fostered by years of medical practice, a strong background in physics and astronomy and an interest in UFO phenomena.

KATHLEEN MARDEN

Kathleen Marden is a researcher, author, on camera expert, conference presenter, experiencer advocate, hypnosis practitioner and support group facilitator. She is known as one of the leading UFO contact researchers of our time. Since 1990, she has researched the perplexing nature of UFOs and the non-human entities associated with highly advanced aerial vehicles via her own groundbreaking research, investigation, and experimentation. Her research has extended to archival collections and the US government’s involvement in the investigation of UFOs and its major studies. This has combined to give her a depth of knowledge that few possess. She is the 2013 recipient of MUFON’s “Researcher of the Year” award and the 2021 recipient of the International UFO Congress “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

She earned a B.A. degree in social work and was employed as an educator and education services coordinator while attending graduate school. She is a certified practitioner of regression hypnosis and the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. Additionally, she offers the Awakening Souls support group for experiencers who feel an intense calling to be part of the answer and to assist others who are beginning to awaken to their relationship with NHI.

Her interest in UFOs and contact began in 1961, when her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hill had a close encounter and subsequent abduction in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. She spent fifteen years in painstaking investigation of the Hill abduction case and continues to seek the scientific analysis of the compelling evidence.  

She has worked on three comprehensive studies on nearly 5,000 experiencers, two of which she initiated and saw to the end and has five professionally published books. Her bestseller with nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman (1934-2019) is “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience”. She and Stanton worked together for nearly 14 years and collaborated on two additional books “Science Was Wrong” and “Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers”. Her book with Denise Stoner “The Alien Abduction Files” includes her investigation of six intergenerational cases of abduction/contact. Her fifth book “Extra Terrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” is a comprehensive guide to contact for Experiencers, those who love them, professionals who work with Experiencers, and the interested public. Read her latest book “Forbidden Knowledge: A Personal Journey from Alien Abduction to Spiritual Transformation” for deeper insight into Kathleen’s own life and works. Her essays have been published in several additional books and magazines. Her books are available in all formats on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Autographed copies can be purchased on her website at www.kathleen-marden.com.

She has given on-camera commentary on numerous television shows and movies and has lectured at conferences and colleges nationally and internationally.

MAURENE MORGAN

Maurene Morgan is the Washington Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) State Director and a Certified UFO Field Investigator who has investigated more than 120 cases. Maurene is also on MUFON’s Experiencer Research Team (ERT), a special group of UFO researchers who interview people who suspect they may have experienced alien close encounters and abductions.

ANNA MOSS

Anna Moss is a registered nurse with a background in health care and laboratory science. She’s had a lifelong interest in ufology and has seen many things she can’t explain. She obtained her field investigator certification with MUFON in the fall of 2018. She enjoys travel, gardening, nature and spending time with her family.

JERRED NELSON

Jerred Nelson has a Masters in Aviation with a Minor in Space Studies. He is a retired Army Officer and has been involved with military and civil aviation for over 35 years. His focus on Ufology and his ongoing Interest in Cryptozoology, keep him busy. He is currently a Level 2 Volunteer Field Investigator and ERT member for MUFON.

JESSE PEAK

Before graduating High School I completed the Rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America after 7 years, and Worked for 5 years as a councilor to young adults. After High School I joined the Army National Guard and became a 13 Bravo, Artillery Cannon Crew Member, I did my Basic Training at Fort Sill Oklahoma. I joined MUFON in 2019 and quickly became a Field Investigator. My writing has been published in the MUFON monthly journal about my home state of Pennsylvania.

ALBERTO PINZON

Alberto is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with epilepsy and other neurological conditions. Dr. Pinzon completed his internship at Jacobi Medical Center and his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. He completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology-epilepsy at Miami Children’s Hospital. He also holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami. He is a fellow of the American Epilepsy Society. Alberto has a deep interest in astronomy/space, physics, and advanced technologies. The experiences from people close to him developed a particular interest in the UFO phenomenon since early age.

FRED RICHARDS

Fred Richards is a US Navy Veteran and continues to work for the Navy as a Logistics Manager. He received his Associates degree in Information Systems from Andover College in 2003. He grew up in the Northern Adirondacks and his interest in the UFO phenomenon started in the winter of 1977 when he had his own UFO experience. Fred has been an FI with MUFON for the past seven years and is currently serving as the State Director for Maine.

JONATHAN SCHWARTZ

Jonathan Schwartz is a Field Investigator for the state of New York as well as a member of the Forever Family Foundation and Parapsychology Association. His interests encompass a broad range of topics that range from Ufology and Parapsychology to Cryptozoology. Jonathan is also a licensed Amateur Radio operator, Pilot, Pianist and Musician. He holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and Media. Jon lives in the state of New York.

BECKY VILLAR

Rebecca Villar (Becky) is a retired Nurse and currently works as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki and QHHT practitioner. She has been a Florida MUFON Field Investigator since 2021, and joined the MUFON ERT in 2022.She has always been interested Sci-Fi tops, even as a young child. Becky is an avid reader in topics of Ufology, Near Death Experiences, Higher Consciousness and Philosophy.  She enjoys photography, and has self-studied Orb photography since 2008. She also enjoys playing the wind flute and hand drum.

DENISE STONER

Denise is the Assistant Director of ERT. Denise is a retired Civil Servant of 20 years plus. She worked special projects with National Park Service in Colorado then transferred to the Navy in Florida where she did background searches for new recruits entering the nuclear power world. Denise is trained in forensic hypnosis plus is a former cave diver and SCUBA instructor. As an SSD she holds meetings in the Orlando area plus 2 support group meetings per year for experiencers. She has been working in ufology for 40 years.

MADY TOBIAS

Madeleine (Mady) Tobias, MS, RN CS is a retired psychotherapist who worked with veterans with PTSD from combat trauma as well as sexual abuse. She had also been in private practice since 1979 working with adults victimized in childhood, and those who had been in destructive cults. Mady is the co-author of Captive Hearts/Captive Minds as well as contributing to three other books on mind control, cults and recovery issues.  She has contributed a chapter on psychological and recovery issues in Kathleen Marden’s Extraterrestrial  Contact : “What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” with fellow ERT members Ann Castle and Denise Stoner. Mady became a MUFON Field Investigator in 2016 and was immediately drawn to helping experiencers and those affected by their exposure to UFO phenomena. She has had a lifelong interest in ufology and the unusual. She sees many similarities in the aftereffects of both destructive cults and abduction experiences. Her latest book, Dogs, God and UFOs is a memoir of her spiritual/psychological journey. Mady is a Reiki Master, volunteering giving Reiki to patients in a hospice organization.

SEV TOK

Sev Tok is a Speaker, Author, Spiritual Counselor, Commentator, and Field Investigator for North Carolina. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, she came to the U.S. as a little girl and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Loyola University. She has had ET Contact since childhood and offers support for Experiencers around the world through planetsev.com. She shares information about the ET/UFO Reality through her books, blogs, articles, interviews, lectures, and her YouTube channel, Alien Spirit TV. Sev will be appearing in an up-coming Canadian TV docuseries about the reality of ET Contact.

CHRISTOPHER HARMON

Hi I’m Christopher Harmon  from Green Valley ILL, I’m a Mufon Star Team Member.And also an Experiencer Research Team  member. I do Paranormal Investigations with a Local Group From Pekin ILL, S.W.P.I (Something Wicked Paranormal Investigations). I’m a self employed Photographer.  I can sometimes be heard on Ham Radio from time to time on (kc9qxz). Working with Experiencers is rewarding to me. Being able to help comfort and console those who have had an Encounter and let them know that I’m Here and will do my best to help them through their  traumatic experience and letting them know they are not alone that someone does care.

LESTER VELEZ

Graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.   Beginning in September of 1970 served in the US Army, as field artillery officer. Was VP of Luscombe Engineering, a Silicon-Valley based manufacturer’s representative company.  Joined MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, in 1991 and has held the following positions:   Field investigator, Training Coordinator for field investigators, the Assistant State Director in Northern California, Chairman of the A.E.R.C. (Abduction Experiencer Research Committee), and team leader of the A.R.T. (Abduction Response Team) and presented at the MUFON Symposium in Denver in 2009. Also, during this time, became a facilitator for an abduction support group in San Jose California. Appeared on Coast to Coast AM with George Knapp, Midnight in the Desert with Heather Wade, Open Minds Radio with Alejandro Rojas, UFONAUT Radio with Jesse Randolph, Erica Lukes and Linda Moulton Howe Phenomenon Radio on KGRA and various local public access TV productions.
 

CHAD WANLESS

Chad W. has an education in mechanical industrial design, computer programming and trained in numerous 3D modeling programs. He has worked for various engineering firms mainly on industrial projects as a 3D modeling expert. He is a member with Mufon Canada, is based out of Saskatchewan and has spoken each year at the Alien Cosmic Expo in Toronto (www.aliencosmicexpo.com) since 2017 about his experiences.  He has known since he was 20 that he’s been a life long experiencer. The profound effect this has had on him has lead him to want to help others going through the same discovery.
 

MARY WATSON

Mary Watson, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma and utilizing medication when appropriate.  Dr. Watson has an interest and expertise in helping people with experiences outside of the “normal” range including contact with non-human entities.  If you have had one of these encounters, it has undoubtedly had a major impact on your life.  For many, seeking professional help in these situations is intimidating.  It helps to know that your doctor will not label you as having a disorder, when what you have had is an experience.
 

DAN SPELL

Dan Spell was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania.   His interest in the UFO phenomena began at an early age and continues to this day.   Dan retired from the Department of Defense in 2020 with 32 years of service and is the MUFON state director in Maryland.  He graduated from the University of Maryland and attended the Naval War College.   

PETER WHITLEY

Originally from the U.S., Pete is the National Director for MUFON of Japan. After a number of years as a counselor in the Pacific Northwest, he was drawn to Japan following a series of visits. He is now a permanent resident of the country, living in Nagoya and the coordinator of a cultural education center. As a lifelong runner and student of psychology, he is passionate about the development of both physical and mental well-being. An experiencer himself, he is an avid abduction researcher.

KATHLEEN WYER

Kathleen Wyer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a Masters in Education in Design, Communications, and Technology Education. She utilized her education and project management skills to teach multiple Washington State Employees and the Judiciary on new statewide systems, laws, and policies. She has been a Certified Field Investigator for Washington State since 2015.

SAM WHITTINGTON

Former aeronautical engineer with a speciality in spacecraft, former rocket scientist and engineering researcher but currently traveling nurse with experience dealing with a variety of clients with all types of backgrounds and conditions. I’m also an experiencer myself!  

TIM AINES

 

Timothy Aines has a BA from Northwestern University and an M.S. from the University of Southern California in Systems Management.  Tim is a lifelong student of the ET contact phenomenon and served 23 years as a senior intelligence officer in both the Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard where he interviewed hundreds of people on cases of national interest, including the UAP phenomenon.  Tim has been a MUFON member and a very successful field investigator for almost a decade, working with Experiencers on a wide variety of encounters, sightings, and unexplained paranormal activity.  Tim is also a logistician, having served as Chief of Staff of the Crisis Action Team at the U.S. Transportation Command where he was responsible for airlift and sealift operations in support of worldwide military operations for the two years immediately after 9/11.  Tim lives in Illinois with his wife and has four grown children.  His hobbies are books, film, logistics problems, and anything having to do with geographical or historical mysteries.

DENISE STONER

Denise is a retired Civil Servant of 20 years plus. She worked special projects with National Park Service in Colorado then transferred to the Navy in Florida where she did background searches for new recruits entering the nuclear power world. Denise is trained in forensic hypnosis plus is a former cave diver and SCUBA instructor. As an SSD she holds meetings in the Orlando area plus 2 support group meetings per year for experiencers. She has been working in ufology for 40 years.

DANIEL SNOW

Daniel’s undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering led to a BS in Automotive Engineering Technology with a math minor. Work history includes 18 years in heavy construction of Civil Infrastructure projects working as engineering department manager.  Ten years as CEO of Civil Works consulting service firm.  A 12 year career for a Detroit Defense Contractor working with mechanical sub-systems with specialized training in Six Sigma process improvement. Daniel’s previous work with experiencers includes completion of more than 100 MUFON experiencer cases in Michigan and Illinois utilizing the EQ on many occasions since its inception.  A supporting member of a Chicago experiencer group since 2015.  A supporting member of a Michigan CE-5 Human Initiated Contact research group.  Continuing study of Kundalini Yoga which provides methods of learning emulating some of the Experiencer related experiences such as out of body travel.  Daily practice of meditation which emulates self-hypnosis allowing energetic flow into Human Initiated Contact. 

SHANE HURD

Shane Hurd has spent his government career in the fields of Civil Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, Information Technologies, and is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Certified Public Manager program.  As a member of the space race generation, he has been a lifelong space and science nerd, and sci-fi geek. It was the Phoenix Lights Incident in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona that sparked his interest in UFO’s.  Since that time, he has studied the subject and ultimately in 2015 joined MUFON, then became a Field Investigator in 2017.  He is now a Star Team member and was recently appointed Assistant State Director for Arizona MUFON.  In June of 2020 he published his first book entitled “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: A beginners guide to researching UFOs”. He is a musician, a car guy, amateur astronomer, horse owner, and enjoys a good bourbon now and then.

RICHARD BANASIAK

During my formative years, I grew up in an air force family, where we lived on bases in Europe as well as on Long Island, NY, and, finally, in Florida.   I graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Criminology and I have a Masters Degree in Leadership from Bellevue University.  I also have a Project Management Certificate from the University of California-Irvine.  I retired in 2012 from policing, as a police captain, after 27 years in law enforcement, which included 3 years as a parole and probation officer and 3 years as a Border Patrol Agent.  Currently, My wife and I have two adult children, and we live on a small boutique farm where we grow flowers, raise animals, and enjoy county canyon living.  I have been a MUFON field investigator for the last year, I hold a current private investigator’s license in California, and I have been a avid researcher in the study of science related to the subject of Ufology for the last 50 years.

 

RICHARD LANG

FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot with a Bachelor Science Degree in Aeronautical Science. In the 1990s I belonged to the UFO organization MUFON and went through their training program to become a Certified Field Investigator and eventually was appointed as Chief Investigator for both Virginia and North Carolina. I was also the State Director of MUFON North Carolina and one of the original six members of the MUFON Star Team, ultimately being appointed as the manager and coordinator of the unit.In 2008 I managed the BAASS / MUFON SIP Project and STAR Team, supervising 50 field Investigators and 12 CMS Dispatch Officers. I worked directly with Bigelow Aerospace team which was funded by the Defense Intelligence Agency. Currently I am the author of two books on the subject of UFOs based on my 30 years of Research and Investigation.

LYNDA THOMPSON

Lynda is located in Virginia, is a MUFON Certified Field Investigator and a member of the Experiencer Resource Team. Lynda has been a researcher for decades in various topics and has focused on UFO/UAP and related topics for the past few years. She has assisted ufologists in research, writing and book drafts. She was a paralegal (and administrator) for decades which gave her a wide range of research capabilities, and has served as a strategist for groups. She has a long-time specialty in networking people. Lynda is a life-time generational experiencer/abductee. She is of third generation of a five-generation family involved in this, but it is in both sides of her family and it is believed to go back further. She is a founding member of The Experiencers Group (TEG), and she remains an active member. She has related interests and activities that grow out of such relationships. Somehow she has managed to remain married over 41 years as an experiencer.Lynda is involved in environmental issues, which have been an interest since she was a toddler. She is on a government committee on the topic, a local conservation group and gets involved in related interests. She has been involved in her community’s board for governance and environmental policies.

MARCUS ELLIS

Marcus Ellis is a Experiencer Resource Team member (ERT) and Field Investigator for MUFON in Mississippi. He is also a researcher and investigator of other unknown phenomena in his home state. He has studied and researched the abduction phenomena since the late 80’s and he has been the guest on several popular radio shows such as Phantoms and Monsters Arcane Radio, Vegas Supernatural and Bigfoot Central. Knowing how traumatic and stressful the abduction experience is he is dedicated to helping in anyway possible those who have experienced encounters with the strange and unknown.