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The mission of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is the scientific study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigations, research and education.

Our local "MUFON OC" chapter meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:40pm inside the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Find out about our monthly speakers at www.mufonoc.org

Tickets are $10 for Students, Members & 1st Timers and $15 for General Admission

Bring a friend or make some new ones. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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"Mass Sightings and the Social Response" with Sam Maranto

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Happy New Year! Join us for our January monthly meeting, the first of 2022. Sam Maranto, a 20-year MUFON Field Investigator, will share his knowledge of a wide variety of mass UFO sightings. He will discuss incidents that occurred between 1999 and 2011. A mass sighting is defined as one where more than 100 people witness the phenomenon. Maranto will discuss more than ten mass sighting cases in some detail, including cases from Illinois, New Jersey, Minneapolis, Colorado, Australia and more. He will also show videos and stills taken by witnesses to these mass sightings.

"Mass Sighting Incidents" provide a rare opportunity for us to see how community leaders deal with what has historically been a taboo subject. Through the years, most reactions by news commentators and politicians have been predictable. For decades, a canned, systematic approach has been used in response to UFO events, and mass-sightings in particular. However, since ownership of video cameras and cell phones has become widespread, blanket dismissal of eyewitness testimony as simply a result of “mass hallucination” has become more difficult. Sam will show examples of a variety of media responses to mass UFO events and discuss how the process of shaping public perception of these events has changed over the years.

Samuel J. Maranto is an investigative researcher, best known for his work on the Tinley Park Mass Sightings of 2004 and the Chicago O’Hare Gate C17 incident of 2006. These cases have been featured on a number of television programs throughout the world. The History Channel’s UFO Hunters episodes “Invasion Illinois” and “Aliens at the Airport” are two examples. Dateline NBC’s “10 Best UFO Encounters” was a major television network special that featured video footage from the Tinley Park Mass sighting, along with other remarkable UFO cases. Sam is the State Director of the Mutual UFO Network in Illinois.

Event Registration page: https://portaltoascension.org/event/sam-mufon-jan-2022

​General Admission to Video Streamed Lecture: $12
MUFON OC Members with Promo Code: $7

If you need technical assistance registering or logging on to our program, you may contact Robert Gudiel, one of our directors, to guide you through the process. Please email Robert at [masked], providing your phone number and email address, and he will contact you.​


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