The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), based out of Irvine, California, is a US-based non-profit organization composed of civilian volunteers who study UFO sightings. It is one of the oldest and largest UFO data collection organizations, claiming more than 4,000 members worldwide with chapters and representatives in more than 43 countries and all 50 states.[1]

MUFON, Inc. was originally established as the Midwest UFO Network on 31 May 1969, in Quincy, Illinois, by Allen R. Utke, Walter H. Andrus, Jr., John F. Schuessler, and others.[2][3]


  1. Wikipedia, Mutual UFO Network
  2. Trares, Ryan (11 October 2012). "Have you seen a UFO? Hoosier investigators aim at identifying unexplained". Franklin Daily Journal. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2012. When local residents see something in the sky that they can’t explain, they call the Mutual UFO Network. The nationwide organization receives dozens of similar reports every year of unusual lights in the night sky.
  3. Trares, Ryan (15 October 2012). "Mutual UFO Network investigates sightings". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 


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