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The National UFO Reporting Centre

From: xalium@netwrx.net (Tom King)
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:37:50 -0500 (EST)
Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:22:58 -0500
Subject: The National UFO Reporting Centre 

Many people enjoy reading the reports online from the National
UFO Reporting Center. People from all over the planet, write or
call in reports of their UFO sightings. Information coming from
the Center is a starting source of an investigation in your local

They are the hub of ufology with the spokes being the
investigators. Times have changed in recent years and now they
are getting to the point where they are becoming unable to
function. To many reports and inquires for information are
getting impossible to process.

The calls coming into the Center are so frequent that the staff
is unable to keep up with the data. They are understaffed and
underfunded. Their telephone rings non stop with new reports and
investigators wanting to access file data. It seems that now
their is a large influx of U.S. sightings that have bogged down
the operations of the Center. With recent mass sightings in
Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and California
and the west coast they are overloaded with information without
the resources to disseminate it.

Imagine the data we could access and enter into their system on
all the recent and old sightings that have happened? This
organization is running on a volunteer basis and all out of
pocket, while some organizations receive some funding from
Rockefeller, or Bigelow.

We must take action to support and improve the Center
immediately! They need their own building, high powered
computers, and most importantly a funded staff. As UFO
researchers we should recognize this problem and address it, for
we can't afford to lose this center or its data. If we expect to
continue to getting information, we need to start giving back and
making this a two way street.  We cannot expect to just keep
taking and giving nothing in return.

I'm calling on all UFO researchers to help them, especially the
top UFO researchers who have the power to help.  As the UFO
community we need to band together as a team and support each

Linking your site to their homepage isn't going to help, what
they need is funding!

As acting director of Arizona Skywatch we are going to make it a
point to find out ways to raise funds for them.  Skywatch, MUFON,
CUFOS, ORTK, and others should  join together to improve the
machine that this our own UFO intelligent system.

We can't afford to lose them and this data, send whatever funds
you can to:

National UFO Reporting Center
P.O. Box 45623
University Station
Seattle, WA 98145

You can also support them by getting their videotape. What the
hell its almost Christmas, help out.

Also I was not asked by the National UFO Reporting Center to ask
for help. I made my own decision to help. After speaking with
Peter Davenport I realized how serious these problems are in
getting the information out. I am not going to sit around and
watch this center shut down from information overload. I'm doing
something about it, people need to get up off their ass and start
helping these people who are breaking their back for us.

Tom King, Skywatcher
Arizona Skywatch director
AZ Skywatch http://personal.netwrx.net/xalium/skywatch/skywatch.htm
OVNI Chapterhouse at http://personal.netwrx.net/xalium/ufovideo.htm

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