"The Scientific Study of UFOs for the Benefit of Humanity"

Mindy Tautfest  State Director of Oklahoma MUFON. She joined MUFON in 2019, became a Field Investigator that year, and was promoted to SD in 2020. An Oklahoma native, she got her start investigating hauntings in the Sooner State in search of answers to her own paranormal experiences. Mindy has worked as an ICU Nurse with ACLS certification on assignments across the nation and has volunteered her time to Disaster Relief efforts including the Colorado Black Forest Fires, Hurricane Katrina, and the devastating May 3, 1999 Moore Tornado. She is a wife and mother of two and works daily to maintain the Oklahoma MUFON Facebook page and the Official OK MUFON TikTok account where she enjoys connecting with others and posting the latest in UFO News.

Michael Dickerson Chief Field Investigator of Oklahoma MUFON. Michael retired from the U.S. Army in 2008 where he served as a Military Police Officer and Recruiter.  During his time in the service Michael was deployed on various occasions to include Joint Task Force: Operation Sea Signal in Cuba (1994) and Operation Positive Force in Kuwait (1991).  Upon leaving the service he graduated at the top of his class for academics from the Oklahoma State Police Academy (CLEET) in Ada, Oklahoma and served as an Oklahoma State Park Ranger for approximately four years.  After leaving the Rangers, Michael continued to serve his community as a Lead Security Supervisor in a local metro hospital for ten years. Michael has recently retired and now is able to devote more time to the Oklahoma MUFON Chapter.

Nick Noetzol Joined the U.S. Air Force right out of High School where he received training as an Aircraft Mechanic and served from 2004 to 2008. After his military service he attended college and earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. For the past five years Nick has been working as a Security Officer for the greater Tulsa area. From an early age, Nick has had an interest in seeking to know more about the UFO phenomenon and has taken the next step in becoming an Oklahoma MUFON Field Investigator.

Tom Arnold Tom Arnold is both a professional astronomer & geologist having worked in those fields for many years. Currently the director of the Kirkpatrick Planetarium in Oklahoma City, he has also been active in the study of the UFO phenomena since the mid-60s after two personal encounters which were responsible for his becoming a scientist. As a member of the National Investigations Committee on Arial Phenomena, NICAP, during this time, his interest in UFOs extends to the present, an interest spanning over 55 years. He has written about the subject for newspapers, talked extensively about it on TV and radio and produced planetarium shows on the subject. In 2008 & 2009, he served as a Field Investigator for MUFON in Oklahoma. Now, he has returned as a Consultant to offer his expertise in Astronomy. It’s his belief that applying science to this study will eventually result in the answer to the ultimate question, “Are We Alone”?

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