Project1947 (UFO documents)
PROJECT 1947 is a world-wide effort to document the origins of the modern UFO phenomenon. Research for the project has yielded many early-era UFO reports via the FOIA, newspaper articles and contemporary accounts. Some of the material gathered by PROJECT 1947 is on display here.
PROJECT 1947 is always looking for volunteers to help continue the search for new UFO documents and help process them for the published PROJECT 1947 volumes.
To enable researchers from around the world to network, exchange documents, and provide information about new FOIA releases of UFO-related materials, PROJECT 1947 operates a computer mailing list. Volunteers assisting the project are given automatic membership to the list. Please mail the listmaster for details.
PROJECT 1947 is an attempt to enhance the future of UFO research by establishing a solid collection of official UFO documents, newspaper articles and personal accounts from the beginning of the modern UFO era.
The first volume of material collected by PROJECT 1947 has been published by the UFO Research Coalition as PROJECT 1947: A Preliminary Report. An extensive collection of 1947 UFO reports and newspaper accounts from the U.S.A. is supplemented by a compilation of significant sightings from Scandinavia, France, Australia and other countries.
By compiling a definitive history to show "how we got here from there", the way to future UFO research projects and FOIA requests will become much clearer. Persons interested in aiding the project are always welcome.