New UFO Investigator Extends Realm of Expertise -- Lisa A. Shiel, Michigan Author and Founder of Michigan UP Bigfoot Organization, Now Certified UFO field Investigator

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This month, Lisa A. Shiel completed an in-depth MUFON course to attain certification as an official UFO field investigator. Last week, she launched a formal MUFON investigation by interviewing a Michigan couple about their unexplained aerial sighting over the state's Upper Peninsula. UFO investigation extends Shiel's acknowledged expertise into a new arena.

Bigfoot expert Lisa A. Shiel has devoted years to researching anomalous creatures, UFOs, and the scientific evidence concerning human origins from the fields of archeology, anthropology, and ancient history. Now, she has completed the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. (MUFON) course of study to earn her certificate as an official MUFON field investigator. To kick-off a formal MUFON investigation, Shiel recently interviewed an Upper Peninsula couple who observed an unusual, as-yet-unexplained blazing light in the nighttime sky on December 29, 2005.

Following years of detailed research into Bigfoot, UFOs, and human origins, Shiel completed the first two volumes in her Human Origins Series of novels – “The Hunt for Bigfoot” (2004) and “Lord of the Dead” (2005) – both published by Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC of Lake Linden, Michigan. She is currently in the final editing stages of a nonfiction book – “Backyard Bigfoot: The True Story of Stick Signs, UFOs, and Sasquatch” – scheduled for publication in March 2006.

Shiel’s research and recognition as a Bigfoot expert led to interviews by major metropolitan newspapers and drive-time talk radio shows. Last year, she founded the Michigan Upper Peninsula Bigfoot Organization (MUPBO), the only group dedicated to Bigfoot research in Michigan’s extreme northern peninsula. Surrounded by thousands of acres of dense, sparsely inhabited forests in a remote area of the state, MUPBO’s headquarters is located in quintessential Bigfoot territory.

This year, Ms. Shiel extended her expertise into the UFO arena by attaining certification as a MUFON field investigator. The MUFON course included investigation ethics, interview techniques, classification of sightings, common phenomena frequently reported as UFOs, photographic and video analysis, reliability assessments, and investigation tools and techniques.

Find out more about Shiel’s MUPBO organization at (or email her at and read her entertaining and educational updates on all aspects of Bigfoot, UFOs, human origins, and ancient history on her Strange Origins Blog at

Based in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC publishes fine art prints and books on fiction, aviation history and cryptozoology. The company plans to publish two or three new books per year. Books may be purchased via the company’s website ( or by phoning 906-523-6105 (or 866-686-6706 toll-free).

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