Inter-Continental Aerial Research Foundation (ICARF)

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Inter-Continental Aerial Research Foundation
Abbreviation ICARF
Purpose/focus Ufology
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nat'l Director Wallace Jordan

The Inter-Continental Aerial Research Foundation (ICARF) was a Wisconsin-based ufology organisation with local "divisions" operating in other states across the United States of America. According to the foundation, it was "strictly a research organisation, endeavoring to establish Observer Posts and Filter Centers throughout the entire free world."[1]

ICARF Divisions

Country State/Prov. City/Town Director Notes
USA Wisconsin Milwaukee Wallace Jordan National dir.
USA Colorado Pueblo Lee D. Hill
USA Connecticut Simsbury R. N. Lambeck
USA Missouri Independence R. T. Stone
USA New York Buffalo Douglas Mapes Mapes resigned in May 1959[2]
USA New Jersey Garfield Joseph Cangialosi

References

  1. Palmer, Ray, ed. (December 1958), "Flying Saucer Club News", Flying Saucers (Amberst, Wisconsin: Palmer Publications Inc.): 75, https://archive.org/details/FlyingSaucersDecember1958, "ICARF is also interested in contacting anyone sincerely desiring to learn the truth of the UFO, what they are, who they are, where they are from, as well as what they are doing here in our skies. ICARF is strictly a research organisation, endeavoring to establish Observer Posts and Filter Centers throughout the entire free world. We invite membership of those persons, also, who have cameras, binoculars, telescopes, ham radio sets, or any other equipment that they might use to provide data and photographic evidence vital to our research. There is absolutely no charge to join ICARF." 
  2. Palmer, Ray, ed. (October 1959), "Flying Saucer Club News", Flying Saucers (Amberst, Wisconsin: Palmer Publications Inc.): 48-49, https://archive.org/details/FlyingSaucersMagazineOctober1959, "Be it known, that, the writer, as of May 8, 1959, resigns as Director of the NY Dhq office, ICARF; as member of IIOUFO; as member of NICAP; as member of SRA[...] The writer is no longer interested in the study of Unidentified Flying Objects, etc., nor shall he participate in said study either publicly or privately. Neither can the writer consent to answer any future correspondence phone, or personal visits regarding UFO, et al. Neither can the reason for this decision be given. - Douglas Mapes"