Over a decade ago Budd Hopkins founded the Intruders Foundation as a nonprofit organization with four basic goals:
- To provide sympathetic help, understanding and personal investigation for those reporting UFO abduction experiences.
- To carry out systematic research into the abduction phenomenon through a careful study of its patterns and resulting physical and psychological evidence.
- To mount an extensive program of public education about the phenomenon.
- To develop a cadre of trained professionals in various fields to carry out all of these projects.
Budd Hopkins first became interested in the UFO phenomenon when he and two others had a daylight UFO sighting near Truro, Massachusetts, in 1964. In 1975 he carried out his first major investigation, which involved a UFO landing and occupant incident in North Hudson Park, N.J. Shortly thereafter he began to concentrate on the investigation of the UFO abduction phenomenon which led to the eventual publication of his findings.