SHG is an association of scholars and researchers who have come together to facilitate and promote the discovery and preservation of materials, and the production and dissemination of publications, about the history of the UFO phenomenon and the institutions and persons who investigated it.
The SHG pursues these goals in the traditional manner of historians and
archivists working on a subject of widespread public interest and
cultural impact. Interests of the SHG include the interface of the UFO
phenomenon with governmental, military, and academic concerns, folklore
and popular culture, technological advances, and those aspects of the
human, technical, and natural landscapes may serve to illuminate the
history of the UFO phenomenon and our various human responses to it.
The SHG espouses no theory as to the cause of the UFO phenomenon, though
individual members may well have their own beliefs.
The SHG is an
independent, non-profit, association of persons who adhere to this
Statement of Purpose and is not affiliated with any other group or
philosophy. The SHG shares, whenever possible, its information and
archives with all group members and all interested researchers
Membership in SHG is not open to general members of the
public and is by invitation only.