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CHAIRMAN’S NEWS – FEBRUARY 2014
 
Since my last update we have had an increase in 'high strangeness' cases, some reports were supported by photographic and film evidence. After thorough investigative work conducted by our Accredited Investigators, some of these sightings were the result of mundane and misidentified sightings.
 
The members of the public that reported these sightings to us have already been notified of our conclusions, they were happy to now be in possession of the facts about their particular sighting and to have peace of mind. I would like to say thank you to the public for reporting their sightings to us and also thanks to our team of Accredited Investigators who do a very thorough job.
 
One piece of news that I am not happy to report to you is that we have decided to cancel our forthcoming Glastonbury conference which was due to take place at the latter part of this year. As you know, we all work entirely on a voluntary basis and it was felt that it wasn't currently viable to hold this conference. If you have already purchased a ticket, you are entitled to a full refund, please contact our Treasurer Tony Eccles at  curator33@hotmail.com with details of your ticket(s) and proof of your purchase. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you.
 
John Wickham

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CHAIRMAN’S NEWS – DECEMBER 2013

This is my first update since being elected as Chairman of BUFORA last month.

It is with great sadness that my predecessor Matt Lyons who is a good friend to everyone at BUFORA decided to resign, it was a decision that plagued him for a while, which he felt needed to be done due to him wanting to spend more quality time with his family and also to have more time to complete his ever increasing work commitments in addition to his post graduate studies and music projects.

I will take this opportunity to sincerely thank Matt on behalf of all at BUFORA for the fantastic work that he has done for us during his years as Chairman, Investigator, Researcher and Archivist. His dedication, commitment and work ethics are to be commended; he has been a great ambassador for us. We hope that at some stage in the future, if time permits, he will return to the team to continue his excellent work.

I would like to say thank you to my BUFORA colleagues for electing me to replace Matt, it will be a huge task for me to try and get anywhere near to what Matt has achieved for us, but we have a great team so the future is very encouraging.

I will also take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE at BUFORA from Committee Members to Accredited Investigators and Consultants for their continued tireless efforts in keeping BUFORA at the forefront of the UFO phenomenon.

Everyone working on behalf of BUFORA does so entirely on a voluntary basis.  We still need more people to assist us, it doesn’t matter where in the UK you are, if you have an interest in this fantastic subject and have a little spare time, please contact any one of us, we will be very pleased to hear from you.

BUFORA would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

John Wickham

December 2013
 
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