By Frank WarrenPer protocol, at the end of each month (and the beginning of the next) I give a shout out to that month’s financial donors (as well as those who’ve contributed in the past). In that vein, as we begin the month of May, I would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to “all” of our readers, writers and supporters, and especially those that have graciously submitted a monetary contribution in these difficult financial times.
The UFO Chronicles
The UFO Chronicles
From our meager start in January of 2005 we have grown to boast readers in over 150 countries, have over 2600 articles archived and some of the brightest minds in Ufology have contributed to our efforts via penscript, articles, op-eds etc. We’ve expanded to include video, audio and our own radio show is currently in the works. Lastly, and not to forget, this is a researcher’s enterprise, and accordingly, we are always engaged in said research and investigation into the UFO phenomenon and various cases.
What began as a blog for myself and colleagues to put the proverbial pen to paper, as well as being a repository for current and historical UFO reports, has grown into a full-fledged e-zine and with that evolution comes the corresponding labor, time invested and costs to manage it.
As this became a full-time job (in the second year) and readership was continuing to grow exponentially, many suggested that it was time to line up some sponsors, and although that notion hasn’t been abandoned completely it isn’t something that I warmly embrace as your editor; largely because a site cluttered with ads just doesn’t set well with me.
Henceforth, the decision was made to experiment with “donations,” and give readers and supporters a portal to offer monetary contributions; the notion, given the high volume of readers, was/is to receive a modest stipend from a small percentage of those and that would more then suffice.
From the onset the response was immediate, and some donations were gratefully substantial, and interestingly a large percentage was from (and continue to be) academics in different parts of the world. Although the monthly tallies are increasing from month to month they are slight and fall short of the ideal goal.
This year we will continue to expand the site, by adding additional writers, as well as installing UFO reporting sections from different geographical parts of the globe (published in real time), and as mentioned above, we will be lending our voice (literally) to the podcast-sphere and or Internet radio. To that end, we need your support:
To keep this site free from advertisements (to quote another great site) if you get something out of The UFO Chronicles, and if you can afford to do so, please give a little back; no amount is to small, and large amounts are humbly welcome.
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We wish everyone a joyous month of May!