Once again the leadership of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is changing. Clifford Cliff, citing a need for more family time, announced that he was handing over the reigns of the organization to David MacDonald on February 1. MacDonald is a current board member and the Kentucky State Director, Assistant Director of Investigations, is the STAR Team Administrator and does the testing of new field investigators.
MUFON began as the Midwest UFO Network in 1969 and part of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization. When then director Walt Andrus moved to Texas, the organization went with him and evolved into the Mutual UFO Network.
Andrus directed the organization for decades, finally handing the directorship to John Schuessler. From that point, the leadership passed through several hands, and now is about to be taken by MacDonald.
MacDonald is moving MUFON Headquarters from Colorado to Cincinnati, Ohio. MacDonald, who said he was excited about taking over, said that the headquarters would be more easily accessible to the membership. Cincinnati is within six hours of about 60% of the United States.