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New in 2015

Posted by Kelly Gessner(Luvstars) on March 11, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (21)

Hi everyone,

                    This is Assistant State Director Kelly Gessner.  It's time for some new UFO sightings,  stories and get togethers.  There will be a North Dakota MUFON  meeting soon.  With it being so nice out the increase in sightings in ND area and the weather getting nice.  It's time to plan skywatches. If anyone is interested in becoming a North Dakota Feild Investigator for MUFON of  North Dakota.  Please contact our State Director Dale J. Brown at (701)-220-5847.

UFO Sighting Statistics for September 2014

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on October 23, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (3)

UFO Reports by COUNTRY


Country Number of Reports










































TOTAL: 757




UFO Reports by STATE



State Number of Reports

California 93

Pennsylvania 32

Florida 32

Ohio 31

Arizona 29

Michigan 28

Texas 27

New York 25

Illinois 24

Indiana 24

Missouri 22

Oregon 21

North Carolina 21

New Jersey 17

Colorado 17

Washington 15

Minnesota 11

Nevada 10

Massachusetts 10

New Mexico 10

Wisconsin 10

Maryland 9

Georgia 7

Louisiana 7

South Carolina 7

West Virginia 7

Connecticut 7

Tennessee 7

Maine 6

Virginia 6

Kentucky 6

Alabama 5

Oklahoma 5

Alaska 5

Montana 4

Kansas 4

Utah 3

Vermont 3

Idaho 3

New Hampshire 3

Arkansas 3

Rhode Island 3

Iowa 2

Wyoming 2

Hawaii 1

South Dakota 1

Mississippi 1






Shape of Object Number of Reports

Sphere 140

Circle 84

Star-like 82

Triangle 64

Disc 61

Oval 53

Other 53

Unknown 50

Fireball 33

Cylinder 20

Diamond 15

Cigar 14

N/A 13

Boomerang 13

Cone 10

Flash 9

Blimp 7

Egg 5

Chevron 4

Saturn-like 4

Bullet/Missile 4

Teardrop 4

Cross 2







Distance from Witness Number of Reports

< 100 ft 115

101-500 ft 75

501 ft - 1 Mile 169

Over 1 Mile 218

Unknown 238


2014 Symposium Speakers

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on June 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)



This year we have assembled a speaker roster of people with more than 150 years of combined media experience!
Comprised of scientists, film experts, TV personalities and more, our lecturers will provide you with first-hand information about personal experiences, and the state of UFOlogy in the mainstream media.

Look below and click on the television screen for the speakers you wish to learn more about.













2014 MUFON Symposium

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on June 13, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)



The 2014 MUFON Symposium is chock full of education, eye-opening, and cutting-edge information by the worlds' foremost experts on the UFO phenomenon. This year we have an awesome schedule and speaker lineup that will fill your Symposium weekend with insights, education, and knowledge.

Take a look at the schedule below.



This is special event day that is dedicated to experienced FI's as well as new Field Investigators.
8am - 5pm Field Investigator Training


The 2014 MUFON Symposium kicks off with a gala banquet and keynote lecture by esteemed reporter George Knapp.
5pm - 6pm Benefactor Reception

6pm - 7pm General Reception (Cash Bar)

7pm - 10pm Dinner Banquet and Keynote

Keynote Speaker: George Knapp: 
Area 51 Whistleblower - 25 years later



Saturday will be a day filled with exciting and informative speakers. Top off the day with a special event hosted by Stephen Bassett.
9am - 10:15am
Roger Marsh on “Covering UFOs

10:30am - 11:45am
John Ventre on “Anderson Cooper and the Case for UFOs

12pm - 1:30pm Open lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Lee Spiegel on “UFOs- From Cave Walls to Modern Reports to the United Nations and the Internet

3pm - 4:15pm
Dr Lynne Kitei on “Beyond the Phoenix Lights

4:30pm - 5:45pm
James Fox “UFO Film Making

5:45pm - 7:15pm Open dinner

7:15pm - 8:30pm 
Stephen Bassett “Congressional UFO Disclosure

8:30pm - 10:30pm
Stephen Bassett: "Disclosure DVD of the Citizens Hearings"
(Special Event!) Included in the FULL SYMPOSIUM price


Wrap up your Symposium experience with plenty more UFOlogy experts talking about their unique insight into the UFO phenomenon.
9am - 10:15am
Ben Hansen on “Media, Technology and Belief

10:30am - 11:45am
Bill Birnes on “UFO Hunters: Season One

12pm - 1:30pm Open lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Linda Moulton Howe on “10,000 B.C. Gobekli Tepe & other Ancient Stone Structures - E. T. Terraforming?” 

3pm - 4:15pm
Stanton Friedman on “Press Coverage of Flying Saucers a Study in Laziness and Misrepresentation” 

Symposium closing

2nd Quarter 2014 Member Meeting and P.I.E.

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on June 13, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

  Saturday June 21, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
515 North 5th St. Bismarck, North Dakota,58501  (map)

 The North Dakota Mutual U.F.O. Network will hold it's second quarter member meeting and Public Informational Event (P.I.E.) on Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at The Bismarck Veterans Public Library, meeting room "C". This meeting will start at 1:00pm CST and end at 5:00pm CST.

  Field Investigator training will be held prior to this meeting from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

  Any individuals wishing to learn more about becoming a MUFON Field Investigator are encouraged to attend this training session. These events will be open to the public( MUFON membership NOT required to attend).

 These meeting events will be free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted.

  Snacks and refreshments will be offered.

 Weather permitting a skywatch will be announced (Site yet to be determined).

Fourth Quarter Member Meeting - 11/17/2013 - Minot,N.D.

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on October 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

   The Mutual UFO Network of North Dakota will be holding their Quarterly member meeting and Public Informational Event (P.I.E.) on November 17th, 2013.

    The stage will be set at the Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center at 1515 22nd Ave S.W. Minot, N.D. for a Public Informational Event and member meeting that will introduce the public to The Network and it's Field Investigators.

    This will be the first event held in Minot, North Dakota for the group, and there will be many topics to discuss and announcements to be made, including: Recently reported cases, Completed case work, Monthly Statistical Reports, Monthly CMS Ranking Reports, Announcements from H.Q. and more!

    State Director D.J. Brown will be speaking on: "The Who's Who Inside MUFON - How MUFON is moving forward"

    Special announcements: New Assistant State Director to be named. Announcement pending.

    Refreshments Offered: Pie & juices

Admission: $3.00 Members  / $5.00 Non-Members

    This will be an opportunity for you to:Report your ufo sighting!,
Join mufon!, Become a field investigator!, Meet active MUFON investigators! and... Get real answers to your ufo questions!

    As always, open public discussion is encouraged; we want to hear your ufo story!

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about U.F.O.'s in North Dakota and visit with active MUFON investigators!

    Seating is limited to 115 - arrive early - Doors open at 1:00pm

    See You There!

November 16th World Wide Skywatch Challenge !!!!!!!!

Posted by Kelly Gessner(Luvstars) on September 12, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (4)

I would like to challenge our State Director Dale J. Brown and Assistant Director Larry F. Gessner to hold a Skywatch on November 16th for the World Wide Skywatch night.  I think it's time to get together share stories and meet some new people.  Sure it will be cold, but we can handle it. This event  will be great for us Field Investigator's to get together and maybe even have some fun and get other people to want to join our awesome team :)  I feel this event could be what we need to get the word out there about MUFON ND.  I have also talked with two guests that would be willing to come and join us!!!!!!!!! I think the Idea for them to have a Sky Watch in North Dakota in the cold interest them the most.  I of course will do my best to help.  But this one the Two Directors of North Dakota MUFON should do.  I hope you guys except my challenge for our biggest event of the year!!!!!!

Besides who wouldn't want to be out in the middle of no where in the cold and snow watching the sky with a well known man who has been abducted, Steven Piece from the Travis Walton Case.  Also a wonderful friend and Ufologist  Grant Cameron.  I asked Dennis Rano but he is scared of the cold  :).    So if any of you reading this leave a message and see if you would be interested for this event to happen.  


So State Director Dale J. Brown and Assistant Director Larry F. Gessner do you except my challenge to put on this event?



                                                                                        Secretary of MUFON of North Dakota

                                                                                                                         Kelly J. Gessner


Third Quarter Member meeting - 8-31-2013

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on August 24, 2013 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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The Mutual UFO Network of North Dakota

Announces The Third Quarter Member Meeting     &                                                                                                     Informational Event to be held at The Bismarck Veteran’s Memorial Public Library in Meeting Room "B", on Saturday August 31st, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

* Who's Who of MUFON
* MUFON New Leadership Direction and Affiliation
* 2013 Symposium Proceedings
* Monthly Statistical MUFON Reports
* Monthly CMS Ranking Reports

* Recent Developments - State Director's Meeting Minutes
* Recently Completed Case work
* In-Process Cases
* New F.I. Tools For The F.I. Kit

*Body Scans Offered Include:
- U.V.
- Radio
- Microwave
- Electrical fields
- Magnetism

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with your active area MUFON of North Dakota Field Investigators. 
Refreshments will be provided. Admission $3.00- member / $5.00 - non-member

Call 1-701-220-5847 for more information


Facebook Page

Posted by Kelly Gessner(Luvstars) on January 28, 2013 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Having our MUFONND website is a great way to communicate with one another.  Sharing stories and  posting news, photo's and the latest updates is great.  As MUFON is growing each state is sharing there information in many ways.  Facebook is another way to keep up on updates.   NDMUFON is now has it's own Facebook page.  Mutual UFO Network of North Dakota.  Please check out our page.  We share photos, news and some pretty interesting topics of discussion on there too!!!!!!!!!  Thank you State Director Brown for sharing and putting together a excellent Facebook page for us. 


Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on July 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

MUFONND's Newest Field Investigators - Kelly Gessner and Dawn Dodgen Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor 

    The North Dakota Chapter of The Mutual U.F.O. Network is proud to announce the appointments of Kelly Gessner and Dawn Dodgen to our team of field investigators. These appointment brings our field investigations team to a total of eight. We currently have six active and two inactive field investigators.

Dawn is based in the North-Central portion of the state of North Dakota and will be performing secondary investigator duties as her on the job training for primary investigator status begins.

    Dawn is enthusiastic about participating in U.F.O. investigations and is looking forward to being a part of this team. We wish her the best of luck and welcome her to the team.

Kelly is located in the central portion of the state and is currently working closely with State Director D.J. Brown as an active Director

    Congratulations Kelly and Dawn and welcome aboard.

    A formal public announcement of these appointmenst will be made at our August 18th, 2012 meeting at The Bismarck Public Library 3pm-6pm during our quarterly member meeting.





MUFONND NEWS: Mandan Independence Day Parade Winners Include MUFON of North Dakota

Posted by D. J. Brown - MUFON N.D. State Director ; MUFON International Section 4 Star team Leader; Field Investigator; MUFON International Benefactor on July 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Mandan Parade Winners Announced 07/12/2012



The award winners of the 2012 Mandan Independence Day Parade have been determine by the parade award committee.

Jamie Vetter, chairperson of the awards committee, said that judging took place in four categories:

Most Creative, Most Unusual, Historical and Parade Theme. A traveling trophy called “The Northern” is also awarded to the overall winner.


The following are the category winners:


Historical – United Tribes Technical College.

Most Creative – Butcher Block.

Theme – Independent Beef Association of North Dakota

Most Unusual – North Dakota MUFON.


The recipient of The Northern for Best Overall was Vietnam Vets / Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club and 2nd Brigade Motorcycle Club.


An awards presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Dykshoorn Park.

NOTICE:  The awards ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, July 17th at Dykshoorn Park was postponed.  The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 24th at Dykshoorn Park.  Please come to suport your local NDMUFON chapter. 

Your New State Director

Posted by Dale J. Brown on April 30, 2011 at 1:43 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello Everyone!

Today is my last day as your State Director and I want to say that I have enjoyed my time in this position very much. I am very proud of all of you and all that you have helped us accomplished.  I know that Dale will do an outstanding job because I know his passion for MUFON, and what it stands for equals mine. My duties at Star Team are growing and soon Star Team will be in the spotlight of Ufology. I want all of you who are reading this to know that when you put your heart and soul into a worthwhile project, Great thing happen as a result. If all of you put your heart and soul into North Dakota MUFON, the sky is not the limit anymore. There is no end to what you can achieve as a group.

I will be stepping down tomorrow, and taking the Assistant State Director position. So I am not going anywhere just yet. We will all have to see what the universe hold for us and I am moving toward a bright future and the more people we can share that with the better. 

So my message to all of you is this: Please show Dale the same enthusiasm that you did for me. Let him lead this group to higher goals than I envisioned. Follow his direction and get involved in making ND MUFON the best it can be. Support not only him, but everyone of our members and become a very united team. If you do these things there is nowhere else to go but forward.  I will see you at the next meeting :)


The Star Team

Posted by Dale J. Brown on February 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM Comments comments (3)

The past couple of days have been a flurry of sadness, excitement, and a lot of work.

On Monday 02/14/2011 Chase Kloetzke the Manager of MUFON's Star Team shocked MUFON and resigned as The Star Team Manager. She basically stated that she felt that she needed to leave to pursue getting back to being herself and that she needed to spend more time with her husband.

I was made the interim Star Team Manager. On Thursday 02/17/2011 I received a call from Cliff Clift and was told that I was the new Star Team Manager. This came as a big surprise and my world has been unbelievable ever since. I now can tell you that this job is very demanding and I spend all day interacting with people I hardly knew before. I now understand why Chase said that she wanted to spend more time with her husband. The importance of this job is clear to a hand full of people and I now know it as well.

My day starts at about 03:am when I review the UFO reports that have come in over night. From there I review them all and write an assessment of them and suggest action to be taken. This report takes about 2- 4 hours to complete and then it is sent out to all that are effected by them. I then start working the the daily activities and a normal day finds me still working on things until I go to bed at night.

I am so excited to be part of this and I will say that there are a lot of people working behind the scenes to make what we do a lot better. MUFON is moving forward at a very fast pace and there will be some exciting news in the up coming months.

Keep watching the skies there is a lot going on! :)

I am Hunbled

Posted by Dale J. Brown on February 20, 2011 at 9:54 PM Comments comments (2)

For years I have looked at all of the great people who Dennis Rano has honored with his caricatures. I have always attributed them as a milestone or a mark that is widely accepted as making the grade as an important person in Ufology. Someone who has devoted their life to getting the truth out there so that others may learn. I view this as a very high honor and I have been humbled today for now I am part of the elite in Ufology. Thank You Dennis. There are no words to express how I feel about this.…..ition.html


Important Radio Interview with Cliff Clift

Posted by Dale J. Brown on February 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM Comments comments (3)

Please listen to this radio show with Jerry Pippin and Cliff Clift.   ; Part 1

Tackling the improbable and unknown with science

Posted by Dale J. Brown on February 4, 2011 at 6:43 AM Comments comments (9)

 That is the title of a very well done news paper article done on me, North Dakota MUFON, and MUFON in general. It was a full two page spread( Front page and Back) in the McClusky Gazette by Editor Allan Tinker. She really took what I said to heart and covered almost every aspect of what I had told her during the interview. I have sent a copy directly to HQ. This was a great article. Lets hope it generates some interest. Thank you Allan :)

Up comming Radio Show

Posted by Dale J. Brown on February 1, 2011 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Star Team Project



Please join Larry Gessner, Star Team Management, on Tuesday 02/01/2011 4:30 pm. Central Time as he offers another interview into the world of MUFON, the Star Team and Mact com! He is always interesting and FUN!



The Star Team

Posted by Dale J. Brown on January 22, 2011 at 8:43 AM Comments comments (1)

I would like to announce that I have been appointed as the assistant manager to MUFON's Star Team. I consider this an honor and a privilege to be part of this awesome team. I have always wanted to be on the cutting edge of UFO investigations and now that has happened. There will be some upcoming changes and additions that will interest you so here is the link to the Star Team page for now!/pages/Star-Team-Project/152109448137228

and when I get the new website up you can visit and learn there too.:)

Radio Appearence

Posted by Dale J. Brown on January 13, 2011 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (12)

Join me when I am the guest on The Texas UFO Radio Show

Please join me on Texas UFO Radio Tues Jan 18th at 8PM Central time hosted by Steve Hudgeons

you can find the Link listed below. www.sjrn.netSpiritual Journey Radio Network

IMU News

Posted by Dale J. Brown on January 13, 2011 at 3:36 AM Comments comments (0)

January 11, 2011









IMU Welcomes Dr. Joseph A. Resnick and

Professor Ron Stewart to Anchor New Program


Vienna, West Virginia—Deborah Lindsey, Founder/President of The International Metaphysical University announced today that IMU has established a formal working relationship with Dr. Joseph A. Resnick, former NASA Scientist and Scholar, and Inventor of Stealth Radex Technology. Lindsey states, "Never before has an educational program existed which marries physics and metaphysics. This is utterly groundbreaking. IMU is the only University in the world that has it!"


Joining Dr. Resnick and IMU's other distinguished Faculty will be Professor Ron Stewart, Dr. Resnick's Research Associate and a renowned Scientist and Optical Physicist in his own right. The two scientists lead a team of researchers who have recently discovered the evidence of ancient microbial activity on the Jovian Moon, Europa. Yes, these two men have proven the existence of life on other planets!


Dr. Resnick and Professor Stewart will instruct online courses at IMU, offering their curriculum-based courses in Physics, Science and Technology, Planetary Sciences, Cosmology, Astronomy and many other important topics. These courses will complement the already cutting-edge program in Ufology to include a strong focus in the planetary sciences.

“Resnick said, "I am honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a distinguished field of progressive thinkers, enlightened philosophers, astute scientists and motivated Learners.  The opportunity to engage faculty and Learners across multiple disciplines, subject areas and schools of thought is truly profound. Even more exciting for me as a rote-scientist is the opportunity to critically and objectively evaluate what some consider to be 'esoteric genre' without pre-conceived way or another.  I'm thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward with great enthusiasm to the wonderful learning experiences awaiting us."  

Dr. Resnick and Professor Stewart publish the Journal of Science, a highly-respected, peer-review publication found online at IMU Master’s degree students will be encouraged to submit papers for review and possible publication in The Journal.


The International Metaphysical University was established in 2009 for the purpose of “exploring consciousness through education.” IMU boasts a Master’s degree program in Metaphysics with six areas of study, including Consciousness Studies, Intuitive Arts, Shamanism, Holistic Healing, Paranormal Studies, Ufology and the Planetary Sciences. IMU is currently working towards accreditation. Visit the IMU website at


The Ufology and Planetary Sciences Department at IMU is spearheaded by Program Director Kelly Weary. “We couldn’t be more pleased!” says Kelly. “With the addition of Dr. Resnick and Professor Stewart, IMU shows its absolute commitment to a legitimate, scientific, and well-rounded study of this field.”