About Us

Due to Mr Albert K. Bender passing on 29 March 2016, I (******** ******) continue to operate and expand this website.

Welcome to International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB), IFSB website is for all UFO enthusiasts to upload evidence of flying saucers. For over 60 years, the International Flying Saucer Bureau has been a hub for UFO enthusiasts and researchers alike. Founded in 1952 by Albert K. Bender, a passionate UFO investigator, the organization provides a platform to share evidence, discuss sightings, and delve into the mysteries of the universe. Whether you’re a seasoned ufologist or simply curious about extraterrestrial life, the International Flying Saucer Bureau welcomes you to explore the world of unidentified flying objects. Help IFSB by donating today! At IFSB, we constantly strive to provide the world with an unbiased, scientific based organisation with which to investigate and promote research on the UFO phenomenon. We are a non-profit organisation and therefore rely on donations by loyal supporters, like you, for our continued operation serving the public. If each visitor to this website were to donate $10, we would be able to remain indefinitely as the world’s foremost leader in the scientific investigation of UFOs. So please, donate what your heart tells you to. Together we will uncover the truth about what is happening in our skies and ultimately, about our place in the universe.

Where it all started:

Albert K. Bender (June 16, 1921 – March 29, 2016), author of the 1962 nonfiction book Flying Saucers and the Three Men, was a ufologist. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He was obsessed with the UFO phenomenon and became a UFO researcher, founding the International Flying Saucer Bureau. In 1965, he founded the Max Steiner Music Society.

Early lifeAlbert K. Bender

Albert Bender was born on June 16, 1921, in Duryea, Pennsylvania. He lived with his stepfather. Bender worked as a factory clerk. He was drawn to the supernatural; he fashioned haunted house decorations and horror movie scenes on his walls. He attended West Pittston High School in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. Bender was even featured in a newspaper article when he was 18 for writing to people all over the world. He wrote letters to correspondents in various countries including PeruEnglandRomania and Japan. These letters were up to 20 pages long. His goal was to collect things from different countries, like coins or sand, through writing his correspondences. During high school he was also part of the American Youth League and was elected the Jr. Vice President in January 1941 and was also elected national treasure in October of that same year.

He visited Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for one week in August 1941. He moved from Pennsylvania around 1944. To express his thoughts, he kept a journal and wrote spook plays. Bender was Protestant. Bender enrolled in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in 1942. He was stationed at Fort George G. Meade as a dental technician and later transferred to Langley, Virginia. He worked there as a clerk for the Dental Center. He also became an editor for an Army newspaper in Langely. He later went to Bridgeport, Connecticut.

After believing to have experienced a supernatural encounter in 1953, he was married on October 18, 1954 to Betty Rose. She believed that she had also been visited by supernatural personages.

Supernatural encounters

He founded the International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB) (the first major civilian UFO club in the world) in 1952. Although the organization was a success at first, he suddenly shut it down in 1953.

Bender later told that in 1953 he had been approached by three men in black. These men visited him in his house and communicated with him telepathically. He received a metal disk from them and instruction. He reported that he felt like he was being transported. These men apparently shared insights into the nature of UFOs. These men shared the origin of UFOs with Bender. Afterwards he became ill and didn’t eat for three days. As a result of the visitation, Bender felt encouraged to share what he had seen with other UFO investigators, but was refused. Bender suffered frequent headaches after the three men visited him and his co-workers reported that he seemed scared.

His alleged experiences were recorded in They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers by Gray Barker, Bender’s IFSB associate. Bender’s experience formed “the legend of the men in black.” Bender did not speak of the event for nine years. In 1962, Bender wrote Flying Saucers and the Three Men to tell his own story. In the book, Bender recounts that the men in black were from another planet. Barker published his book, but there is speculation that Bender’s experience was only a dream. Bender went on to manage a motel in California.

Bender was not the first one, however, to report visitations to UFO researchers from men in black. Bender reported that he had a second supernatural encounter. He was visited by three shadowy figures. They did not touch the floor, but hovered above it. They told him that their human appearance was an illusion and that whatever information he told people about their visitation would not be believed. They supposedly told him that they captured people from Earth and used their bodies to disguise themselves.

‘SPACE REVIEW’ was the official magazine about ufology news at that time in 1953. Late in the summer of 1953, Bender made a series of discoveries, which led him to believe that he had finally found the truth to the UFO cover-up. He had planned to reveal his findings in the October issue of the Space Review, but before the issue was published, Bender was visited by three “men dressed in black,” who had already read the unpublished report and confirmed his findings. The “silencers” as he called them, scared Bender to the point where he did not publish the report, but left a warning: “We advise those engaged in saucer work to please be very cautious.” Bender then suspended publishing on his publication and dissolved the IFSB.

Due to Mr Albert K. Bender passing on 29 March 2016, I (******** ******) continue to operate and expand this website.

Albert K. Bender founded the Max Steiner Music Society in 1965. It was joined by actors John Wayne, Fred Astaire, and Vincent Price. They published a journal and a newsletter. The society officially ended in 1981. Bender has helped locate materials and information about Steiner's career.


World Contact Day

World Contact Day was first declared in March 1953 by an organization called the International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB), as a day on which all IFSB members would attempt to send a telepathic message into space.

The IFSB voted to hold such a day in 1953, theorising that if both telepathy and alien life were real, a large number of people focussing on an identical piece of text may be able to transmit the message through space. IFSB members focused on the following message during 1953:

World Contact Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft! Calling occupants of interplanetary craft that have been observing our planet EARTH. We of IFSB wish to make contact with you. We are your friends, and would like you to make an appearance here on EARTH. Your presence before us will be welcomed with the utmost friendship. We will do all in our power to promote mutual understanding between your people and the people of EARTH. Please come in peace and help us in our EARTHLY problems. Give us some sign that you have received our message. Be responsible for creating a miracle here on our planet to wake up the ignorant ones to reality. Let us hear from you. We are your friends.

The 1953 celebration is referenced in the song “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”, created in 1976 by Klaatu and later covered by The Carpenters.

On the event’s 60th anniversary in 2013, World Contact Day was extended to a whole week.