- Billionaire 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.