Fund for UFO Research

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Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR)

The Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR) was a non-profit UFO research group based in Mount Rainier, Maryland.[2][1] [3] Founded in 1979, FUFOR stated its goal was to further the scholarly research of UFOs and the extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH), and to secure the release of alleged classified U.S. government documents pertaining to these.[1][4] Since 2011, the Fund for UFO Research has not had any active presence on the internet or in print.[citation needed]

According to its own promotional material, from its founding in 1979 through 2006, FUFOR provided over $700,000 in research grants, and supported numerous UFO-related investigations, including investigations into the secrecy behind the MJ-12 papers and the US Air Force's Project Blue Book.[5] In 1980 FUFOR director Bruce Maccabee represented the organization as a panel member of The Smithsonian's "Symposium on UFOs".[6] In 1996 FUFOR director Don Berliner filmed a cameo role as himself for an episode of The X-Files.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c Ward Sinclair (3 November 1981). "Suit Seeks to Lift Secrecy Veil From Agency's UFO Documents". The Washington Post. p. A5.
  2. ^ a b c d Ronald Story (2012). "Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR)". The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 9781780337036.
  3. ^ Brienza, Julie (16 Dec 1983). "UFO Believers Point to Reports by Air Force". Los Angeles Times. p. c12.
  4. ^ Jerome Clark (1993). "Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR)". Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Physical Phenomena. Gale. p. 119. ISBN 9780810388437.
  5. ^ "FUFOR: Funding Research and Education". FUFOR. Archived from the original on 2006-07-16. Retrieved 2006-11-20.
  6. ^ Stuart Rohrer (8 September 1980). "Tempest In a Saucer: The Smithsonian's Symposium on UFOs The UFO Identity Crisis". The Washington Post. p. B1.
  7. ^ Allan Johnson (25 December 1996). "Channel surfing". Chicago Tribune. p. B15.

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