A group of historians and archivists have announced plans to open a new national archive in the Albuquerque area focused on unidentified aerial phenomena. Led by author and researcher David Marler, the National UFO Historical Records Center will establish the largest historical archive dedicated to preserving and centralizing UFO/UAP information in the United States.
In a presentation announcing the new archive during the International UFO Congress in Phoenix on October 14, Marler said, “What is the meaning of all this? If you look at these historical cases and provide context for what we’re hearing about today, well, it shows that there is a rich, diverse history of this UFO phenomenon, wherever you look, whether it’s newspapers, government documents, historical archives, etc.” Marler continues, “I was thinking about this a while ago, if you look at the UFO issue, we have the National UFO Reporting Center, great. And we also have the National Archives, okay, but the only thing we don’t have is when you put these two ideas together, there is no National Archives of Ufology, although there needs to be one.”