INFORMED CONSENT FORM

FREE has been established to facilitate investigations into UFO related “contact experiences with non-human intelligent beings” (ET Contact) and associated paranormal activity, from a grounded and rigorous scientific foundation. Even though the term ET Contact is used, these interrelated subjects include alleged extraterrestrial encounters, contact with non-human intelligent entities from parallel worlds or other dimensions, plus associated manifestations that appear to violate known physical laws-- thus, any type of contact by a non human intelligent being that is somehow related to the sighting of a UFO, either before or after the contact experience. FREE is committed to bringing together diverse voices in the subject areas of human encounters with non-human intelligence and related phenomena. 

FREEʼs Research Committee is composed of a balanced interdisciplinary membership that includes academic scientists, psychological professionals, investigative journalists, a retired U.S. Apollo astronaut, and experienced UFO contact experiencers. Each participating member brings several decades of intensive professional involvement in these subject areas. They have each contributed widely to the ongoing world-wide conversation about UFOs, ET Contactees, and associated paranormal topics.

This “Phase 1 Research Questionnaire” is our first research instrument, primarily quantitative in nature, whose goal is to gather basic information from and about individuals who have had UFO related ET contact or related experiences of any kind.   Even though the term ET Contact is used, these interrelated subjects include alleged extraterrestrial encounters, contact with non-human intelligent entities from parallel worlds or other dimensions, plus associated manifestations that appear to violate known physical laws-- thus, any type of contact by a non human intelligent being that is somehow related to the sighting of a UFO, either before or after the contact experience.  Such experiences will include positive, conscious, and willing encounters with otherworldly beings as well as negative, or unwilling abductee-type of experiences.

 We will not utilize experiences recovered via hypnotic regressions, lucid dreams, meditation or other memories except for conscious explicit memories which are intentional recollection of previous experiences and information. People use explicit memory throughout the day, such as remembering the time of an appointment or recollecting an event from years ago.  Explicit memory involves conscious, not unconscious or an altered form of memory.


One of our major goals is to protect your anonymity. No one will be identified by name nor shall any other personal identification information be provided without your express written approval. 

Any personal information that you volunteer on this form is confidential and no one except members of our Research Committee will have access to your personal information, if you decide to include it on this form. However, you may chose to remain completely anonymous or to provide a pseudonym (fictitious name) if you chose. Completed questionnaires will be tallied and locked in a secure location. 

Please provide the following information.

(Some questions may not be skipped or require an answer to continue. They are preceded by an asterisk (*).

 

Please answer these questions only if you CONSCIOUSLY recall them (NOT WITH HYPNOSIS).

 

* 1.  At what email address would you like to be contacted?

* 2.  What is your age?

* 3.  What is your gender?

* 4.  Which of the following best describes your current occupation?

* 5.  In what country do you reside?

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