The research into UFO’s should be done in the public view with a crowdfunding campaign. This campaign would be led by a noted skeptic and a believer to make sure $$’s are wisely spent on facts not fiction. Public funding such a campaign would insure that conspiracy theories are left out in the cold and people would be able to donate $$’s to this research if they so were inclined instead of forced to by IRS agents. This campaign would last for a period of time and all research would be completely open to public viewing. In the end we might discover that others are here with us or it is still a mystery but at least we would know where our $$’s were being spent.