First of all, I want to be up front. This is not a sponsored post. These are my personal thoughts and opinions only.
In the UFO / UAP, and the broader paranormal community in general, there is a terrible lack of coherence and focus. We have a community of well meaning, well intentioned and passionate researchers who are mostly siloed from each other. Their work, while valid and important, is scattered and disjointed making it nearly impossible to be used in any effective or meaningful way.
In Canada, there is a small organization working very hard to change this. TESA or The Experiencer Support Association is trying to bring focus, direction and consistency to paranormal research.
Under the leadership of Ryan Stacey, TESA wants to bring clarity to a fuzzy topic. Ryan is an experienced researcher, licensed Private Investigator and former serviceman. Using his experience, his aim is to bridge the gap between what is and what could be. All with the ultimate goal of getting to the truth.
How is TESA doing this?
TESA has several initiative designed to move the bar of paranormal and UFO research. Here are a couple:
The Ultraspectrum Classification System
The Ultraspectrum Classification System (USCS) is an attempt to establish a standardized unbiased methodology for reporting and classifying Experiences. For an in-depth description from the TESA website, follow this link.
Building off the standardized reporting methodology of USCS, Project: Babel is the single “source of truth” database of reports. From the TESA website,
“Project: Babel is a focused mission designed to unite and bring all physical and visual evidence together in order to assist past, present and future investigators in the fields of Ufology, Paranormal, and Para-cryptozoology.”
Project: Babel is located at this link.
The Canadian Current Event Survey
The Canadian Current Event Survey is an annual publication that gathers recorded events involving any Canadian-registered Aircraft and events at Canadian airports or in Canadian sovereign airspace. These events are then categorized and analyzed to filter out the ordinary. For the more interesting events, further investigations are made, including “boots on the ground” examinations and freedom of information requests. The results of which are published in this survey.
The value of the survey is in it’s data driven, analytical approach for separating the wheat from the chaff. What you are left with is a solid foundation of detail on which further collaboration and research can be built.
The survey can be purchased here:
All proceeds go back into supporting TESA initiatives.
I wish Ryan and the folks at TESA all the success. What they are attempting to do is a massive undertaking. On top of all this, they have Experiences Support Groups, podcasts, video production and so much more. What’s remarkable is that all this work is done by volunteers.
I encourage you to check them out. Share their site within your circles and get the word out. It’s these grassroots efforts that strive to unite, focus and legitimize these topics that deserve and, all too often, require our support.