Sketch by Harold Egeln of UFO non-humans entering a Greenwich Village coffee shop on the evening of Jan. 12, 1993 at the beginning of an apparent



About S.P.A.C.E., the Search Project for Aspects of Close Encounters

S.P.A.C.E.. the Search Project for Aspects of Close Encounters - was launched in New York City in March 1992 as an anomalous-experiencers support and scientific-based study group by and for UFO contact witnesses, and to engage contact sources through close encounters of the fifth kind initiatives. S.P.A.C.E. was founded by UFO close encounter witness Harold Egeln, a professional newspaper journalist and peace activist/organizer, as well as a home (amateur) astronomer, to study, explore and learn about their extraordinary experiences with dignity and respect.

The S.P.A.C.E. UFO EXPLORER SUPPORT and STUDY GROUP is the first organization in New York City founded by and for UFO close encounter contact witnesses themselves, and it is the largest such organization in NYC and one of the largest in the United States. It has published the longest running ufology NYC news service for nearly 23 years.

For questions, inquiries and comments, and requests to participate in S.P.A.C.E. activities and programs, click on the red letters below:    

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Our Work for Close Encounter Witnesses & the "S.P.A.C.E. UFO CONTACT COMMUNITY" Website

SUPPORT & STUDY: We have held over 100 support and study meetings, serving well over 500 people for nearly a quarter of a century, a vibrantly alive human life database of the extraordinary UFO contact experience. Our aim has always been to help empower close encounter witnesses and to provide proactive methods for those who choose that route.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FIFTH KIND: That includes night-time field sky-watch and close-encounters-of-the-fifth-kind trips to the longtime UFO hotbed rural village of Brewster, NY in the Hudson Valley UFO sightings region. These CE-5 exercises help facilitate the exploration of our relationship with the UFO occupants in a proactive way.

EDUCATION & NEWS: We also held public seminars and have published regular newsletters in print (1992-2000) and online (2000-2014). S.P.A.C.E. public participants have appeared at numerous conferences, and on TV and radio programs.

GUESTS at our meetings and public seminars have included BUDD HOPKINS, DR. JOHN MACK, DAVID JACOBS, WHITLEY STRIEBER, PETER ROBBINS, GEORGE WINGFIELD, DR. JEAN MUNDY, DR. HOWARD SCHACTER, ANTONIO HUNEEUS, DR. STEVEN GREER, RICHARD BOYLAN, SCOTT MANDELKER, JOYCE MURPHY, EGENIA MACER-STORY, and performers from COLLISION THEORY which produced "THE ABDUCTION PROJECT" play during the month of Feb, 2001 based on interviews with experiencers from the S.P.A.C.E., Budd Hopkins and Dr. John Mack support groups.

HOW S.P.A.C.E. STARTED: The S.P.A.C.E. support group evolved from participants in Whitley Strieber's NYC Communion Support Group (one of 20 in the U.S. in 1989-1990) and Budd Hopkins' support group, along with experiencers whom Harold Egeln met, as a UFO contact "buddy," through his work with the Dr. Jean Mundy, a NYC psychologist who worked with UFO abductees in the late 1980's and early 1990's, who suggested that Egeln form a support group. Most perspective S.P.A.C.E. participants are usually interviewed and can make a choice to attend support group meetings or not.



Our S.P.A.C.E.-UFO-EXPLORER is a MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE WEBSITE serving as a virtual-online-university, and an ongoing Ufology Conference with a BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE-type interdisciplinary approach (human UFO contact experiences, arts, science, noetics, performing arts, cosmology, dream studies, etc.) to the various aspects of the close encounter enigma that expresses itself on various levels of awareness, eliciting a wide range of human reactions, responses and emotions from awe and wonder to caution and fear as seen through human cultural experience. UFO contact jars humanity into re-imagining and reconstructing its perspectives and place in a far greater cosmic reality and ecology alive with conscious life. 

Our "S.P.A.C.E. UFO CONTACT COMMUNITY" is an innovative concept for Ufology, and its multimedia website, with each of our 23 webpages include specific text accounts of the close encounter experience in its various forms, and scores of carefully selected public videos (with presentations, interviews, music, animations, movies, etc.), somewhat like classrooms, focused on the various subjects of our webpages accessible from our index with 23 areas in the above index.

In this matter of a diverse multimedia presentation, our new, revitalized S.P.A.C.E. website reflects and accumulates the combined experiences and research of S.P.A.C.E. participants since March 1992, with the extended experience of our life histories of contact, the soul or essence of our close encounters, and the connections we have made with other witnesses and researchers outside the S.P.A.C.E. circle, creating an ever-swirling spiral of new ways of knowing, and acting upon that knowledge as participants, willingly or unwillingly, in the human-UFO occupant interface.

It is supremely important to understand that UFO contact witness experience is a PROCESS, evolving over time and through one's own detective work, functioning at linear and nonlinear levels. Our site exemplifies that essential element. Interested outsiders, however well intended, need to grasp that fact and truth. There is also the understanding that there is a connection between UFO contact and altered states of consciousness and the nature of consciousness itself, and that the cosmos appears to be, as suggested by the concepts of quantum science cosmology, an expression of information in countless forms.

Our multimedia website offers close encounter witnesses support with its deeply learned experiencers-driven information and the interested public an immersion into the UFO culture of contact in its multitude of expressions. 



THE SKETCH shown here was drawn by HAROLD EGELN soon after an apparent "missing time" abduction by UFO occupants that he and fellow experiencer JOSEPH WIEK had on the evening of January 12, 1993 while having a late dinner at the Sheridan Square Coffee Shop in Greenwich Village, NYC. The image of three nonhuman entities emerged as a recalled "hidden memory" shortly after he and Wiek had separate hypnosis sessions with two different psychologists, and their accounts were quite similar.

Egeln's drawing appeared in the photo section of the late COLIN WILSON's hardcover book, "ALIEN DAWN: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTACT EXPERIENCE" published in 1998 (now in paperback), misidentified as by a member of Dr. John Mack's support group.


S.P.A.C.E. WEBSITE HISTORY: This website, published on JUNE 21, 2014 via host Yolasite, is the successor to the original S.P.A.C.E. website, and its 15 supplement sites, online from Nov, 1999 to Sept. 2013, when its host MSN Web-TV, ended its service to its customers. Nine months after S.P.A.C.E. went off-line, we about back on the web.

TO VISIT OUR 23 TOPIC WEBPAGES, JUST CLICK THE PAGES' KEY WORDS ON THE INDEX TABLE OF CONTENTS MENU AT THE TOP OF THIS HOMEPAGE. Some of these pages are more full than a few others, while other await ore text information on the material. MOST WEBPAGES HAVE PUBLIC YOUTUBE VIDEOS related to the page topic, expanding on the information in various ways.

WEBSITE DEDICATION: This site is dedicated to the lives and memories of the late DR. JEAN MUNDY for her work with close encounter witnesses and the late JOSEPH WIEK (1964-2006), referred to S.P.A.C.E. by Dr. Mundy in 1992. Wiek served an editor of the "S.P.A.C.E. Newsletter" print edition from 1993 to 1999.

S.P.A.C.E. UFO-EXPLORER-copyright-2014-by-Harold-W.-Egeln-Jr. of COSMIC ECOLOGY MEDIA, an independent news public service founded in 2000 in NYC, with All Rights Reserved.

LIFELONG UFO CONTACT EXPERIENCER HAROLD EGELN, creator and editor of this website, is the S.P.A.C,.E. founder and facilitator, and the "S.P.A.C.E. UFO CONTACT COMMUNITY" director. He is also an ufology historian, keeping track of the UFO topic since his preschool years, but is, like all in this field, neither an authority, expert, professional nor leader in ufology.

EGELN is a professional journalist and peace organizer, with a lifetime commitment of helping to transform humanity in striving for and to achieve its highest and best creative potentials. He has been a staff reporter for the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle" (once the U.S.'s most popular newspaper) and weekly newspapers, worked as executive director of NYC office of the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE founded in 1957, is now Peace Action) with 12 NYC chapters (1984-89), served on the board of the Center for Psycho-Social Issues in the Nuclear Age, and is a longtime grassroots peace, nonviolence, environmental and space travel activist, and presently, since 2005, president of the NYC chapter of the National Space Society.

His experience, at age 13 in eighth grade of being punished and silenced for reporting his UFO sightings to his classmates interested in his home astronomy work, and being suspended from school for his UFO reports and space interests, with all his astronomy, UFO books and telescope thrown into the trash on authorities' advice, years later led him to start the S.P.A.C.E. Group as a safe haven for UFO occupant witnesses. Anybody who tries to silence, ridicule or deride us cannot prevent truth from being expressed by us.

Our BANNER IMAGE is a gift artwork by urban artist DAVID TWIDLE, who was one of the artists whose artworks were exhibited at the UFO "CULTURE OF CONTACT" multimedia event supported by S.P.A.C.E. in NYC in June 2007. THANKS!



PHOTOS below are of JOSEPH WIEK, the "S.P.A.C.E. EXPLORER' Newsletter print edition editor, 1993-1999, and S.P.A.C.E. founder and facilitator HAROLD EGELN, part of a S.P.A.C.E. UFO Experiencer Panel at the UFO Conference East in New York City, November 1993, and, next, close encounter experiencers in a scene organized by S.P.A.C.E. from "THE HIDDEN HAND: Alien Abductions and the Government Cover-up" award-winning documentary movie by JAMES CARMAN.

It is followed by a S.P.A.C.E. Photo Album of a few of the images on our site's webpages. Click first photo for enlargements of all pictures in a slideshow style. The following photos are a drawing of a UFO occupant stealth encounter involving a S.P.A.C.E. participant in mid-town Manhattan, NYC, from the "S.P.A.C.E. EXPLORER" Newsletter, and a widely publicized painting by UFO contact artist DAVID HUGGINS of New Jersey depicting his abduction as a young boy in Georgia by UFO occupants. Huggins has participated in S.P.A.C.E. supported events. 

The first public YouTube video directly below shows the opening of the "PROJECT UFO" NBC-TV series, 1978-79 by JACK WEBB of "Dragnet" TV fame, recreating UFO encounter reports from "Project Blue Book." 

The second YouTube video right below is of Apollo 14 astronaut DR. EDGAR MITCHELL, founder of the Institute Of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and author of "The Way of the Explorer," being interviewed by New Yorker ALAN STIENFELD of "NEW REALITIES TV" in New York City, a few years ago, before Mitchell's presentation at a FIONS (Friends of IONS) meeting in NYC on "UFOs And Consciousness," a prime aspect of close encounters. S.P.A.C.E. founder Harold Egeln attended the session. The Moon explorer (1971) is among the board and research members of the recently formed FREE, the Foundation for Research of Extraordinary Encounters, which will go online with its website in September 2014. 

The third public YouTube video is "Have You Seen the Saucers" by Jefferson Airplane, 1970, made in the wake of a UFO flap over and near Los Angeles, site of a UFO sighting that was subject of a military response in February 1942.

WEBSITE VIDEOS:The S.P.A.C.E. website features about 100 public YouTube videos as support and education material on each of our site's webpages as part of our online university resources.


2,411 unique first-time visitors from August 28, 2014 -to-August 28. 2015. 

Our still new site is linked to a few outstanding sites, including The Object Report, Hybrids Rising, New Realities, FREE-Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Experiences, New Realities and Alien Jigsaw-Global ET Researchers -- (thanks!). If you have a site that wants to link with us, we will link with your site. Please go to the "CONTACT US" page.



As of October 19, if you are on Facebook, you can visit our Facebook Community Page: This is a VERY ACTIVE FACEBOOK S.P.A.C.E. COMMUNITY PAGE, with updates daily, making it our most active cyberspace place. 

And we also have on Facebook, as of November 4, a Search Project for Aspects of Close Encounters Group page and a S.P.A.C.E. UFO Contact Group page. Of nearly 300 Facebook contacts, 18 have visited our site so far.