EXCERPT FROM SECTION VII, COMPUTER INPUT (FORM 2)

by Dan Wright

7.1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION

The following instructions are to assist the investigator in completing the Form 2, Computer Input. The purpose of this form is to capture the most pertinent descriptive factors contained in the case record for inclusion in a permanent magnetic file with all other UFO cases reported to MUFON. The combined data is to be used in comparative research and analysis.

Please read each instruction carefully before responding in the corresponding spaces on the form. Only information that is shown on other MUFON forms or included in the written case report should be stated on Form 2.

7.1.1 Form 2 is divided into nine major Categories of information (centered, underlined and in bold type within the column), which are titled: EVENT, WITNESSES, ANOMALOUS LIGHTS OR OBJECTS, ELECTRICAL-MAGNETIC EFFECTS, ANIMAL REACTION, PSYCHOLOGICAL- PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, LANDING, ENTITY, and ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE. Within each category are Fields (in bold type) consisting of specific possible entries. Beginning with the Site field within the EVENT category, all entries are in a multiple-choice format and preceded by short lines on which to identify those that apply. In all but three fields (identified below), a check mark is to be used. Specific fields and entries shown in these instructions are capitalized for easier identification.