Rob Swiatek and MUFON – A Different Perspective

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Rob Swiatek and MUFON – A Different Perspective

This
week’s guest was Rob Swiatek, a member of MUFON’s board of directors and
someone who has been interested in UFOs for decades. He has participated in
some very interesting investigations. You can listen to the show here:

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45792473

Rob Swiatek

The
first thing I asked was about was the state of MUFON since there had been some
trouble in the last year or so. The headquarters was moved from Santa Monica to
Cincinnati and apparently the move was only completed just days ago.

I
also asked about the MUFON Journal. I have noticed that it is not quite
as robust as it once had been. Sure, there are UFO reports, but they aren’t
examined in depth. Rather, there are just the bare bones of the sightings. The Journal
reminded me of a popular magazine rather than a journal. In the past, there
had been comprehensive articles about important UFO sightings but that seems to
have given way to interviews with members, and the promotion of the
organization. True, they must move forward with the times, but the real point
is that they seem to be appealing to an audience that isn’t there rather than
to the one that is.

We
did talk about the MADAR system that Fran Ridge is running. I have talked about
this in the past and I think it’s a very good idea. Sort of a proactive way to
conduct research rather than waiting for someone to see a UFO and then report
it. While the system has been up and running for a while, it hasn’t produced a
mass of sightings, but it has proven the concept. You can read about the MADAR
system here with embedded links to additional information:

http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2021/02/coast-to-coast-dr-abraham-loeb-madar.html

Finally,
we talked about abductions and the attempts to validate these sorts of reports.
A project had been designed to gather evidence electronically, but seems to
have produced little in the way of evidence. The problem wasn’t a lack of
enthusiasm on the part of the participants, but a lack of funding. Too often it
is forgotten that those involved in the research are not paid for it. They
volunteer their time and their money but so much more needs to be done.

I
was worried that the results of the abduction study would be negated because
there was no control group. I wondered if that might lead to a problem with the
research. The other problem was that they didn’t have the equipment to monitor
a large number of people. Over time, I believe, there were only thirteen participants.
Nothing has been done there in about two decades.

Next
week, I’ll talk with Robert Scheaffer about his UFO research. He approaches it
from the skeptical side of the fence, but then he is reasonable about it.
 

Source: The Anomalist

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