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Global Team Searches For UFOs

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 07:24:39 -0500
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Subject: Global Team Searches For UFOs

Source: The Denver Post - - Denver, Colorado, USA



Global Team Searches For UFOs

Larimer County man directs a global team of 400 investigators
who look into reports of UFOs

By Monte Whaley
Denver Post Staff Writer

Bellvue - James Carrion will often look up at the stars shining
over his hilltop home near this Larimer County community and
wonder who or what is watching.

"I think they know I'm looking for them," said the 41-year-old
former Army intelligence officer.

Carrion is international director of the Mutual UFO Network, one
of the largest groups in the world dedicated to examining
sightings of unidentified flying objects and otherworldly

The nonprofit's world headquarters recently moved from a
storefront in Littleton into Carrion's spacious home. He directs
400 field investigators - all certified by MUFON - to interview
witnesses, examine possible landing sites and review weather and
astronomical data to determine whether a sighting was a balloon,
atmospheric blip or something unexplainable.

Most can be explained, Carrion said. But about 10 percent to 15
percent of the 2,400 cases the group takes on each year turn out
to be something that escapes human logic, he said.

"And the people who make these reports are reliable and down-to-
earth who saw something that can't be explained," he said.

MUFON is one of the more "reasonably objective" UFO groups
operating out there, said Roger Culver, a Colorado State
University astronomy professor.

Still, no individual or organization has been able to produce
dead-on, irrefutable proof that alien beings sometimes visit us,
Culver said.

He also finds it puzzling that no UFO or alien has slipped out
from under the blanket of secrecy the government has supposedly
thrown over UFOs.

"Our government can't keep a secret," Culver said. "Just once,
in the public eye, I want to see side panels of a spacecraft
with serial numbers on it on an alloy not found on Earth."

Carrion - who owns a computer training company - electronically
catalogs reports of UFOs and other phenomena dating back to
World War II and beyond.

In all, a long concrete storehouse at Carrion's home contains
more than 13,000 reported cases of UFO sightings or alien
contacts. They are among rows of metal and paper files as well
as photo negatives of supposed UFO encounters.

Carrion also has on hand a green, bug-eyed alien lawn ornament
and an alien "fetus" floating in a jar of water.

"Oh, that," said Carrion, pointing to a bulging garbage bag
leaning up against the storeroom's wall. "That's not an alien
baby. Just an old Christmas tree."

Carrion said his wife doesn't seem to mind his hobby.

"She tolerates it," he said, adding that his 3-year-old son
"doesn't know what Daddy does."

Carrion has never seen a UFO and is wary of those who quickly
dismiss any reasonable explanation of a sighting.

"To them, this is like a religion, and they cling to that no
matter what," he said.

But he also believes there are segments of the government
working on aircraft and technology that occasionally crisscross
our skies. Carrion is convinced the government is hiding
information about scrapes people have with aircraft and entities
that are not of this world.

"I have a passion for the truth," Carrion said. "Some people
want to perpetuate this mystery, but I want to see a conclusion
to this."

Staff writer Monte Whaley can be reached at 720-929-0907 or

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