British UFO Research Association(BUFORA)

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British UFO Research Association(BUFORA)

Originally founded in 1959 as the London UFO Research Organization, which issued a monthly mimeographed magazine LUFORO Bulletin. In 1962 LUFORO merged with seven other British UFO groups and incorporated as the British UFO Association, consolidated as BUFORA in 1964. It became legally constituted in 1975 as a nonprofit company, limited by guarantee, with the aims of in-depth research and investigation of UFO phenomena. BUFORA's membership was concentrated in London and the southeast of England, and in the mid-1970s one of the BUFORA investigators in northern England, Jenny Randles, created the Northern UFO Network.

BUFORA issues the BUFORA Bulletin published eight times a year for members, promotes regular lectures, sponsors conferences, and operates the UFOcall hotline. It may be contacted at BM BUFORA, London WC1N 3XX, England. Website: http://www.bufora.org.uk/.