How Do You Verify If New UFO News Is True?


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Although there are no official U.S. government agencies that verify UFO reports, credible reports are investigated by volunteer organizations. The amount of detail, number of witnesses and photographic or video evidence contribute to a UFO report's credibility and will prompt further investigation.

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How Do You Verify If New UFO News Is True?
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Local law enforcement agencies, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), and the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) all investigate credible UFO sightings. Additionally, many cities have UFO clubs made up of volunteers to validate or debunk sightings. MUFON and CUFOS and both apply the scientific method to UFO sightings. MUFON is the oldest and largest UFO organization in the United States. Dr. J. Allen Hynek, past Chairman of Astronomy at Northwestern University, along with a group of selected scientists, founded CUFOS to bring credibility to the field of UFO research.

Dr. Hynek was also a scientific consultant to the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book to investigate whether UFO's pose a threat to national security. Between 1952 and 1970, the Project Blue Book investigated 12,618 UFO reports and concluded that most were misidentifications of other objects or weather phenomenon. The Project Blue Book's findings are available to the public at the National Archives.

Once one of these agencies , they will evaluate it for further investigation. If investigators deem the initial report credible, they will request more information or interviews or ask for your camera devises. These investigators take these inquiries seriously and undertake to weed out hoaxes.

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