THE MUFON FIELD INVESTIGATOR'S MANUAL

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COPYRIGHT, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, AND DEDICATION 2 JEROLD R. "RON" JOHNSON, B.A. 3 DAN C. OVERLADE, Ph.D. 4
I INTRODUCTION By Raymond E. Fowler 8
II THE FIELD INVESTIGATOR'S CODE OF ETHICS 9 By Ron Westrum, Ph. D.
III ESTABLISHING A UFO REPORTING NETWORK 12 By Walter H. Andrus, Jr., Dan Wright, and Jerold R. Johnson
IV THE FIELD INVESTIGATOR'S KIT 34 By Raymond E. Fowler
V INTERVIEWING THE UFO WITNESS 36 By Dan Wright
VI GENERAL CASES (FORM 1) By Dan Wright 47
VII COMPUTER INPUT (FORM 2) By Dan Wright 60
VIII INVESTIGATION OF SPECIAL CASES 75 (FORMS 3, 4, 5 & 11) By Raymond E. Fowler
IX WRITING THE REPORT By Raymond E. Fowler 87
X PHENOMENA COMMONLY REPORTED AS UFOs 90 By Raymond E. Fowler
XI STAR CHARTS AND MAPS By Walter N. Webb 108
XII FIELD INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED UFO LANDING SITES (FORM 6) Part 1. THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE By Jennie ZeIdman 127 Part 2. FIELD INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED UFO LANDING SITES By Ted Phillips 129 Part 3. LIGHTNING STRIKES AS THE CAUSE OF SOME UFO GROUND TRACES By Michael Hough 146 Part 4. MISINTERPRETATION OF SLIME MOLDS AS UFO PHYSICAL TRACE EVIDENCE By Tom Benson 151
XIII INVESTIGATION OF ENTITY CASES (FORM 8) By David F. Webb, Artwork by Wesley S. Crum 155
XIV PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS AND EVIDENCE (FORM 8) Part 1. By Bruce S. Maccabee, Ph.D. 166 VIDEOTAPE ANALYSIS AND EVIDENCE (FORM 8) Part 2. By Jeffrey W. Sainio 171
XV RADAR CASES (FORM 9) By Chuck Pine and Ron Johnson 177
XVI RADIATION SURVEY OF LANDING CASES (FORM 10) 191 By Tom Deuley
XVII MEDICAL INJURIES FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 206 By John F. Schuessler
XVIII ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES Part 1. VALLEE CLASSIFICATION OF REPORTS BY TYPE By Jerold R. Johnson 210 Part 2. BALLESTER-GUASP EVALUATION OF COMPLETED REPORTS By Jerold R. Johnson 214 Part 3. POLYGRAPH By Richard J. Bantel 222 Part 4. HOW TO CALCULATE THE SIZE OF A UFO BY 225 KNOWING APPARENT SIZE AT ARM'S LENGTH AND HOW TO USE THE APPARENT SIZE CHART By Wayne La Porte
XIX RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY 229 By Ron Westrum, Ph.D.
XX MEDIA POLICY GUIDELINES (Part 1) 234 By Marge Christensen HANDLING THE PRESS: THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL 236 MEDIA RELATIONS (Part 2) By Walter H. Andrus, Jr.
XXI CROP CIRCLES SAMPLING PROCEDURE (Part 1) 241 By Nancy Talbott and Dr. WilliaM C. Levengood ANIMAL MUTILATIONS (Part 2) 246 By John H. Altshuler, M.D. and Linda Moulton Howe
XXII HYPNOSIS AS AN ADJUNCT TO INVESTIGATION 252 By Dan C. Overlade, Ph.D.
XXIII A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN INVESTIGATION AND 264 THERAPY (Part 1) By John S. Carpenter, M.S.W. THE COGNITIVE INTERVIEW (Part 2) 271 By C. Leigh Culver, Cl. H. BODY SCARS OR SCOOP MARKS (Part 3) 276 By Walter H. Andrus, Jr.
XXIV ETHICS CODE FOR ABDUCTION EXPERIENCE 281 INVESTIGATION AND TREATMENT By The Abduction Study Conference Ethics Committee: David Gotlib (Chair.), Stuart Appelle, Georgia Flamburis, and Mark Rodeghier