I used to know a guy who had a business card that said he was a UFO Field Investigator. He was, quite literally, a card carrying UFO Field Investigator. As I contemplate all of the things I've done with my life, I can honestly say that I've never spent any serious time investigating UFOs or even thinking about them. Sure, I've thrown a frisbee flying disc or two and wondered how they fly, but that's not the same as pulling out my magnifying glass and checking the back porch for little green footprints.
As I look for ways to fill my free time and to more importantly supplement my income, I am thinking about taking on the dual role of serving my community and earning some cold, hard cash by getting to the bottom of curious situations that are not being taken seriously by thoughtful, well educated people.
In these hard times, it is time for harder heads to prevail. Lucky for me, there is an official member organization that offers certification in my selected endeavor. Their recipe for UFO Field Investigator success appears below:
4 Steps to Becoming a MUFON Field Investigator
Step 1: If you have not already done so, please join MUFON at the above link
Step 2: Purchase a copy of the MUFON Field Investigator’s manual at the MUFON Store
Step 3: Self study the MUFON Field Investigator Manual or attend a training class conducted by your local chapter (if available).
Step 4: Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that once you pass your exam and achieve Field Investigator status that you accompany a current experienced MUFON Field Investigator on one or more live investigations before attempting an investigation on your own.
Here is how you can help
Can you tell me who funds these investigations? Is this something your local police help out with in the same way we have state constables? Would it help to become a constable as well? Should I plan on carrying a gun? Any help you can offer as I consider this bold move would be greatly appreciated. And yes, I have been drinking.
About Phil Yanov
Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.
He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.
His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.
He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.