| The East Coast U.S. and Gulf States are now at DEFCON 4.
Missouri, Ohio and Virginia are now at DEFCON 3.
|UFO DEFCON national rating system: alerts public to UFO hot spots|
October 23rd, 2010 6:36 pm ET.
The "UFO DEFCON" national rating system is a new tool employed by UFO Examiner Roger Marsh to help alert the public to UFO hot spots, trends, and watch areas.
The military DEFCON defense readiness alert posture invented in 1959 for the Joint Chiefs of Staff allowed various military commands to use the same system of alertness. The UFO designation is being added to this already popular name to aid public awareness of UFOs.
As with the military system, a UFO DEFCON 5 is the lowest state of awareness, and a UFO DEFCON 1 is the highest awareness.
Marsh announced the new rating system during the web radio show UFO Traffic Report on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, and made the first UFO DEFCON ratings.
East Coast U.S. and Gulf States, DEFCON 4, with high concentration of reports; Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, DEFCON 3, with two or more CE-1 and CE-2 cases within 7 days. Closely watching Idaho and Louisiana now and following up on recent reports.
Marsh has used other mainstream terms to help make UFO reporting popular. In 2009, he began writing the UFO Traffic Report along with his regular UFO features. And in 2010 with the addition of a web radio show with co-host Michael Rambacher, Marsh introduced the UFO Witness Protection Program segment as a way to allow the most recent UFO witnesses to come forward with details.
The UFO DEFCON ratings will now be used in all of Marsh's daily writing as the National UFO Examiner at Examiner.com, including the popular UFO Traffic Reports. The system will also be used during the weekly web radio show.
Marsh stresses that these ratings are based on casual data from selected reports coming into the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. "There's not a lot of science behind it," Marsh said. "It's pretty simple. If I cover five CE-2s in a single state over a period of just one week, all Close Encounters of the Second Kind, or where the witness observes a UFO under 500 feet in each case - then it's probably a good call to move that state up to a higher UFO DEFCON rating to get public awareness going that something is happening. It might move people outside to look up for a few days and help improve UFO sighting reports."
Marsh and Rambacher are also developing the "Paranormal Traffic Report" and the "Paranormal Witness Protection Program" for upcoming web radio show segments.