BUFORA was formed from an alliance of many UFO societies cross communicating from the late 1950's which lead to it's formation in 1962.
After the inaugural meeting in London, regional societies and branches formed and the first magazine (originally the BUFOA journal) was printed the following year. The association recently celebrated 50 years of study of the phenomenon with an anniversary conference in London (2012).
We work with other organisations and individuals who share a similar ethos to investigation and research, with attention to scientific and factual analysis to every type of UFO category from lights in the sky through to higher strangeness cases and experiences.
Our fully trained team of regional investigators are required to pass a thorough and highly diverse training course and code of practice, which includes assuring witness confidentiality when BUFORA receives a report from an individual or group UFO sighting.
BUFORA have research specialists in many overlapping fields of study from specific cases. These include UFO effects, spirituality, media influence, the wider paranormal and crop circles. BUFORA prides itself on investigating in a scientifically factual approach in the research of the physics of the universe and how this effects time, traveling distances and other dimensions, chemistry and propulsion. Psychology and how cases can be influenced and affected by belief systems and wider agendas are explored.
Some cases have been published in our magazine archives and the more recent investigations are on our webpages. These are only released where a witness gives the appropriate level of confidentiality permission level they are satisfied with.