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Erica Lukes | Researcher, Archivist and Historian
She has a passion for the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects and the paranormal that dates to her early childhood. After a series of personal paranormal experiences and UFO sightings, Erica felt compelled to research what was taking place not only in her home state of Utah but all over the globe. She is the former state director for the Utah chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and a MUFON field investigator. She is currently conducting private research on UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and Parapsychology (the scientific study of paranormal and psychic phenomena). She was the team leader on a research program called “Project Orange.” This project focused on anomalous light phenomena. Erica served as an Associate Producer for the MUFON Communications Team and worked directly under Jan Harzan. She was also a part of the MUFON Experiencer Research Team. Erica received honors at the 2014 and 2015 MUFON Symposium for her extensive work with MUFON Headquarters. In 2014 she was the lead investigator on the "American Airlines 434" a case that surpassed the "Stephensville" sightings because of the gravity of radar and audio data. The case earned a spot in the Mufon Top 10 cases for 2014 and will no doubt be one of the most important UFO cases in the past decade. Both Utah’s famous Skinwalker Ranch and its surrounding areas have held a strong, and lasting, interest for Erica. She has collected decades’ worth of case reports from this area, and particularly so about mass sightings of UFOs, as well as mysterious mutilations of animals, and alien abductions. She has also conducted field research in and around the ranch. Erica has spent the past few years acquiring rare and out of print books, periodicals and research dating from the 1940s on and has created a space for the public to learn about UFOs and the paranormal.