real estate investor and entrepeneur Robert Bigelow of Las Vegas,
Nevada is now betting his bucks on MUFON to find valuable new knowledge
about alien propulsion systems. Bigelow who has long been known
to give millions of dollars to fund serious UFO research has just
concluded a deal with MUFON to furnish rapid response teams of Field
Investigators to be deployed within 24 hours to the scene of a major
UFO event, the kind designated as Category 2 or 3 in the classification
system devised by legendary UFO researcher Jacques Vallee. These
are the rarer cases where either physical traces are left or physiological
effects are caused in the witness.
Bigelow has hired 50 top-flight scientists to assist MUFON in this
endeavor to function as consultants and to do expensive lab analysis
of alien materials gathered at the location of a UFO event. Bigelow,
who never does anything on a small scale, a few years ago founded
BAASS (Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies) with the incredibly
ambitious goal of putting a commercial hotel up in orbit around
the earth. He thinks that even one category 2 or 3 case if properly
investigated can yield significant scientific paydirt. Whatever
high-tech equipment needed by the investigators on the scene will
be drop-shipped to them overnight by BAASS. These high-profile cases
will be investigated using the strictest methods of scientific protocol.
This is a new day for MUFON which from its inception has been a
volunteer orgainization. Now its Field Investigators will be paid
to do their work.
Bigelow who has been known to keep his findings on the UFO subject
secret has agreed per his contract with MUFON to hold nothing back
from this organization that is revealed in the BAASS lab analysis
of materials supplied by MUFON. This project which just launched
on March 1st is code named SIP (for Star Impact Project) . It is
a pilot experiment and will be reviewed on June 30th to see if it
has proven successful enough to warrant funding for the rest of
the year. Understandably there is a lot of excitement at MUFON Headquarters
and among its membership.
MUFON's stated mission is the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon
for the benefit of mankind. Now with this major infusion of funds
from Bigelow, it will be able to carry out this mission more efficiently
and skillfully than ever before. And Bigelow possibly will get what
he wants to forward his goal.
How this will all work out is hard to guess. This is something that
has never been tried before. They are moving into unchartered territory
here. In any case, Bigelow's investing so heavily in MUFON's ability
to make SIP a successful search and find operation for greater knowledge
about alien technology is some extremely good PR for MUFON, and
it sure will gain greater credibility in the eyes of the general
public as a result.