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                                                      Illinois MUFON-P.O.Box 2105,Orland Park, IL 60462                                                                                                                        (708) 460-7606                     

                                                                             State Director, Sam Maranto                  


Illinois MUFON is a Cooperating State Chapter of one of the oldest, largest and respected civilian based all voluntary non-profit UFO Research Organization in the world, that being the 

Mutual UFO Network, MUFON International Inc..

MUFON History:

Founded in Quincy, Illinois back in August of 1969 as "the Midwest UFO Network" whose membership was mainly located in Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. It wasn't long before membership had grown well outside the scope of the Midwest. The name was change to reflect its growing scope of operation and membership.

MUFON International details can be found at Please become a Subscriber Member        You'll receive a monthly journal packed with valuable information putting you in the know on UFO related news and research. You may also want to become a MUFON Field Investigator furthering your quest on this most interesting subject. There is also a need for consultants and experts in both science and technology who may be interested in volunteering their time and talents.

Either way your support is both appreciated and needed find more information at

Illinois MUFON:

As a State Chapter we aim to assist in fulfilling the mission of MUFON : "The Scientific Investigation of the UFO phenomena for the Benefit of Humanity". We accommodate that quest locally mainly through Public Awareness and Field Investigative Research. 

Illinois MUFON with other local chapters and independent cooperating groups offer somewhat monthly meetings & presentations which will be announced on the site as well as emailed to our meetup members. NOTE:Make sure to join our Meetup group to assure you'll receive automatic emails for all Events.

Details can be found on our website at either:


Please visit & friend the State Chapter Facebook Page managed by Roger Laurella,Assistant State Director and Greg Cisko,State Section Director for Kane Kendall and Dekalb Counties.


Other Illinois Local Chapters and Independent Cooperating Groups:

MUFON Rockford Chapter under the direction of Illinois MUFON State Section Director, Rick Peters. For contact information and meeting details can be found at:

There is also a cooperating Independent Sister Chapter "the Greater Chicagoland UFO Meetup Group" under the direction of Alyse Rynor meets somewhat regularly in Evanston on monthly basis.                                      For details please visit their MeetUp :

Meetings and membership are open to the general public. Though we hope you eventually become a MUFON member at some point we welcome your interest, attendance, and participation. 

Hope to see you soon...

Thank You,

Sam Maranto,                                                                                                                                                                  State Director                                                                                                                                                                Illinois MUFON

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