Contributed by Israel Curiel, MUFON NC Public Relations Director
MUFON has received larger and larger numbers of sighting reports over the last 18 months. North Carolina has also seen a large increase in sighting. It is unclear exactly why we are receiving more reports. It could be the increased attention NASA has received in the public eye. It could be the increased name recognition that MUFON has receive because of the media attention. Some speculate that because Hollywood has focused so much on aliens, people are more likely to look skywards. No one knows for sure.
I have been an investigator for MUFON since May of 2011 and I can tell you that many North Carolinians are seeing things that defy conventional wisdom. People often ask me if there are hotspots in North Carolina. I answer by saying that we do receive a large number of reports in Wilmington, Asheville, Fayetteville and Charlotte. But I also have to say that I don’t believe UFOs are only in those cities. I just think these cities have more people willing to report their sightings.
If you want to see a UFO, all you have to do is look up all the time. If you are truly interested in having a sighting please visit www.MUFON-NC.com and look for the next Skywatch function. We would love for you to join us. You can learn some great photography techniques from the NC Investigators.
Opportunity to Learn How to Watch the Skies
The North Carolina chapter of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is holding its big Skywatch meeting in Wilmington, providing an opportunity for all to learn more about NC UFO activity.
The event begins September 15th with a meeting, followed by a dinner and evening skywatching. According to Israel Curiel, they chose the city of Wilmington because of the high number of Sightings reported both in the city and other areas of New Hanover County.
Join the group for a Skywatch event in the evening following the meeting. Due to recent activity, the organizers are very hopeful that they will see something in the Wilmington sky!
The speaker at this meeting is ZSun-nee Matema. She comes from the Maryland MUFON Chapter. A $5 donation is requested from each person attending this meeting. The fees collected go to cover travel expenses for the speaker.
The day’s agenda is as follows:
- 1-4:30pm: Meeting at Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington NC)
- 5:30-7:30pm: Dinner at South Beach Grill (100 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach NC)
- 8pm-Until: Skywatch (209 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach NC)
For further details, visit www.MUFON-NC.com.