EXCERPT FROM SECTION XVII, MEDICAL INJURIES FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

by John F. Schuessler
(This section of the Field Investigator's Manual was composed by John F. Schuessler and the MUFON Medical Committee as a guide to secure vital medical information promptly in cases where injuries of any kind have occurred from a UFO close encounter. It also includes the necessary steps to take to document victims of abduction cases, especially in situations where the "missing fetus syndrome" may exist. In every case the medical help provided to the victim, patient or client should be foremost in priority in the Investigator's mind.)

17.1 OVERVIEW

17.1.1 How to Obtain Medical Consultant Assistance

The medical evidence is an extremely important part of the UFO investigation. For this reason it is necessary to assure this valuable information is not lost or tainted. Immediately upon finding evidence of medical injury, no matter how insignificant it may seem, the field investigator should contact the MUFON headquarters in Seguin, Texas for assistance by the nearest MUFON Medical Consultant.

17.1.2 Handling of Medical Evidence

Proper handling of the witness (victim) is of utmost importance. The field investigator must note the exact condition of the witness, documenting the first and subsequent meetings with audio recording, photographs, and video recording if possible. If you have any doubt about the extent of the injuries, the witness should be advised to seek medical help immediately. Once the MUFON Medical Consultant is involved, he/she can discuss the case with the on-site medical specialist.