The International UFO Bureau
Hayden C. Hewes
Hayden C. Hewes established the International UFO Bureau in 1957, while still only a high school student in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Hewes was known for reaching out to diplomats, military officials, and members of the space program to inquire about their thoughts on the UFO topic. In one such instance during the Cold War, Hewes contacted the former premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, to gather information about Russian UFOs. After receiving a reply from the premier, the correspondence caught the attention of the FBI, and a teenage Hewes was paid a visit from the notorious "Men in Black." This only served to further his quest in finding the truth behind the UFO mystery.
Despite the limited number of UFO organizations at the time, Hewes' International UFO Bureau gained significant popularity with members across the globe. His weekly radio show had an audience of over 1 million listeners, and his national column was read by over 2 million people weekly. Hewes investigated some of the most infamous cases in UFO history during his multi-decade career. Sadly, in 2017, we lost a legend, but with the generous donation of his files by his widow Bonnie Hewes, his work lives on to inspire and inform new generations of UFO researchers.
The Heaven's Gate Investigation
The Jimmy Carter Report
The Original Hand-Written Report
The original Jimmy Carter report detailing his 1969 sighting witnessed while on the campaign trail was filed with the International UFO Bureau in 1973 at the request of Hayden Hewes. This historic document is of utmost importance to the legitimacy of UFO sightings by those in positions of power.
3 Days, Thousands of Sightings, 7 States
One of the largest flaps in US history took place from July 31, 1965 to August 2, 1965 as thousands of reports flew in from citizens, police officers, and military members across a 7 state region. Hayden Hewes was part of the investigation, and was witness to one of the crafts seen over Oklahoma City during that time.