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My UFO Story
First person accounts of UFO encounters
John Ventre

John Ventre

I joined MUFON in 1998. I retired from UPS in 2012 and spend my time writing books, running multiple states for MUFON, appearing in a couple of TV series, playing racquetball and kick boxing. I'm my Rotary Club Pres. and volunteer for JDRF and am currently running for School Board.

I have never seen a UFO and had no interest in the subject until I was almost 40 years old. I was a B-movie, comicon, horror movie and magazine fan as a kid. I had no interest in ET unless it was a cool movie creature like in "Predator" or "Alien" and there was a lot of action in the movie. I started to experience paranormal activity in my early 30s when I moved to Oklahoma weeks after almost getting on doomed Pan Am flight 103 returning from Europe. This inadvertently led me to wanting to write a sci-fi novel regarding end time prophecy which led me to the UFO question.  


UFO News
Reports on the latest witness sightings

What was originally spotted as 'a big bright, circular light in the sky' split into multiple pieces over a four to five minute period near Forest Grove, OR. Pictured: Cropped and enlarged version of Witness Image #7. (Credit: MUFON)

Oregon witness photographed orb UFO

by Roger Marsh

An Oregon witness at Forest Grove photographed a bright orb in the sky that appeared to split into multiple parts over a four to five minute period, according to testimony in Case 65981 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving in the plains of Forest Grove with a friend about 8 p.m. on September 19, 2014, when the object first came into view.


"All of the sudden my friend spots a big bright, circular light in the sky,  just stationary a little bit above the horizon," the reporting witness stated. But then they watched as the object appeared to split into multiple parts.


MUFON UFO Journal 
Monthly member publication featuring our best Case Investigations

Large, hovering, orange object beams bright light to ground

By Norman Gagnon

Reprinted from the August 2012 Journal

Two Virginia teenage boys were watching television late on June 25, 2012, when something unusual happened.

A light source began shining into their living room and caused them to stand up and investigate.

Field Investigator Norm Gagnon takes us to the scene where the brothers saw a "large, orange light hovering approximately 80 feet off the ground." 

The object was described as circular and between 700 and 900 feet in diameter. Now if that's not better than TV, I'm not sure what is.



Special Guest Host Chase Kloetzke will be interviewing Richard Dolan on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6 p.m. CST on KGRA Digital Broadcasting Network. Come join the conversation!

Richard Dolan is one of the world's leading researchers and writers on the subject of UFOs, and believes that they constitute the greatest mystery of our time.

He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, both ground-breaking works which together provide the most factually complete and accessible narrative of the UFO subject available anywhere. He also co-authored a speculative book about the future, A.D. After Disclosure, the first-ever analysis not only of how UFO secrecy might end, but of the all-important question: what happens next?


Read more about guest Richard Dolan

MUFON Radio is evolving with every new show.  At the request of Host Steve Hudgeons, KGRA and the MUFON Communications Department, we ask our members to come forward to be a guest on the show.  MUFON Radio would like to spotlight our brilliant investigators.  If you have a case you would like to speak about with Steve on the MUFON Radio Show, please e-mail Cassidy at cassidy@mufon.

by Jeff Krause 

This installment is a review of the effects magnetic fields and forces display, and the differences between them.
The force that attracts or repels at a distance is called magnetism, and is due to a magnetic field that is caused by moving electrically charged particles. Magnets have two opposing poles, and the flow of electrons from one pole to the other is what causes a field. This flow of electrons is called the lines of flux.

One thing that is really cool about fields, is that it is still a mystery just exactly what they are made up of, but we do know that it is a special property of space! If two objects with magnetic fields come near each other, they can create a force. This force is called magnetism. Depending on whether the poles of two objects are like (N, N) or dislike (N, S) they will either repel or attract respectively.

To demonstrate the differences I am using a liquid with magnetic properties known as Ferro fluid, and three neodymium magnets with insulators in between them.

Here is one of the best examples of a "force" field your likely to see...since like gravity it is invisible! Something to keep in mind when out in the field using a Tri-Field Meter.

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MUFON Minutes
Meetings, events and news

MISSOURI MUFON June 12, 2015, Kansas City, MO: Stranger at the Pentagon with Craig Campobasso. See missourimufon.org for details.

PHOENIX MUFON will present Micahael Schratt on June 13, 2015 with his lecture entitled "Inside the Black World."   AZ Historical Society Museum. 2-5 p.m.  Meeting is open to the public.  Raffle and Group dinner afterward.  All info at phoenixmufon.com

COLORADO MUFON will be hosting Dr. Leo Sprinkle at their monthly meeting who will be presenting "The Human Dimension in Human/ET Contacts: Evidence of contact and what does it all mean?" Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12 - 5 p.m. at the Sheridan Public Library, 3425 W. Oxford Avenue Denver, CO.

TENNESSEE MUFON is hosting a World UFO Day Festival, July 2, 2015. Speakers include Travis Walton, Peter Robbins and many more.  Please visit worldufodaymemphis.org for details.

MISSOURI MUFON July 10, 2015 Kansas City, MO: Beyond the Phoenix Lights with Dr. Lynne Kitei.  See missourimufon.org for details.

PHOENIX MUFON welcomes the Arizona Navajo Rangers on Saturday, July 18, 2015.   Stanley Milford and Jon Dover will lecture regarding the many UFO and paranormal investigations on the Navajo reservation by this elite law enforcement organization.   2-5 p.m. at the Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tempe.   phoenixmufon.com for details.

ILLINOIS MUFON will be holding meetings the 4th Saturday every month from 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Held at the Rockford Public Library East Branch in the community room.  6685 E State St; Rockford, IL 61108. Open to the public.For more information see facebook.com/mufonrockfordil

Robert "Bob" Patton, State Section Director for the Louisville Sector in Kentucky lost his fight with cancer and passed away on May 16, 2015 at his home in Louisville. Bob was 71 years old and will be missed.