Mailing address: Illinois MUFON-P.O.Box 2105- Orland Park, Il 60462

Phone Number: (708) 460-7606

State Director Sam Maranto



Illinois MUFON is a State Chapter of one of the oldest, largest and respected voluntary non-profit UFO Research Groups in the world, the Mutual UFO Network, MUFON International Inc..

MUFON History:

Founded in Quincy, Illinois back in August of 1969 as "the Midwest UFO Network" membership was mainly located in Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin but grew rapidly and in no time it became well outside the scope of the Midwest.The name was change to reflect its growing scope of operation and membership.

Illinois MUFON:

As a local chapter we aim to assist in fulfilling the mission of MUFON which is to "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 currently holds "somewhat" regular monthly meetings & presentations They will be announced and if you join our Meetup group you will receive automatic emails on any and all meeting.


Local Chapters:

Our Sister Chapter "the Greater Chicagoland UFO Meetup Group" under the direction of Alyse Rynor meets in Evanston monthly. For details please visit their Meetup page.

Meetings and membership are open to the general public. Though we hope you eventually become a member at some point we welcome your interest and attendance. Below are our supporting membership scale

Illinois MUFON,NFP state chapter supporting memberships scale

$20.00 Supporting Individual Membership

$25.00 Supporting Family Membership

Or what ever You can afford we appreciate it.

These annual state membership are independent of MUFON International Membership Fee's.

Illinois MUFON,NFP does not receive any financial support from the International  or any other organization and is entirely responsible for its events and expenses.

International details can be found at

Hope to see you soon please join our meetup group there is no cost in doing so and is the only way to assure you will receive timely information via emails.

Thank You,

Sam Maranto

State Director Illinois MUFON

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