Glad to be here and part of the team! Looks like a great forum and interesting variety of topics and most of all--people!
My name is Shane- nickname with family/friends is also "Cat". Simply because i've been a lover and collector of felines-of all kinds, living-and collectibles, all my life.!
My interest in UFO's started actually out of my love of Astronomy. Being an Air Force brat, traveled all over U.S.we always were encouraged to know the stars out there by my parents. My greatest gift as a kid was a telescope i got for Christmas. From thereon, i was hooked!
That led to actually my UFO sighting and encounter in Westmoreland, NY. Ironically, my Dad was retired from AF by that time(both had at one time been at Griffiss Air Force bae, Rome,NY, and where i saw my UFO-while watching the sky's one night-was less than 20 min. drive from Griffiss.!
Anyway, i went on from there to join Jaques Valleee international UFO group he had in the 70's/80's called Contact International. From there i met Hans Holzer-who decided to put my own uFO experience in a chapter of his book-"The Ufonauts."
I went on to again ironically, marry an Air Force man who was stationed at Griffiss also. My son, is now serving in Air Force as well-stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
I'm now an investigator-trainee with MUFON Org. based here in WNY.
I'm a business owner, Tai Chi instructor, and am active in community org.
Hope i can be of some good contribution with the group here!