Men and women considering working with the NAWAC are invited to check out the Join the Team page. The role of Associate Member is designed specifically for people who may not be able to participate in an active investigative way, but who may want to play a supportive role in the NAWAC and help to advance the group toward its goals.

The NAWAC uses a tiered membership approach. Anyone can apply for Associate Membership.  The annual dues for Associate Members are $45; the annual dues for the more active Investigators are $75.  Members, both Associate and Investigators, have access to a private discussion forum where information is shared, questions can be asked, and relationships can be forged. Research opportunities may be offered to Associate Members, depending on region of residence, desire, drive, background, training, knowledge, and interests, etc.  All members are encouraged to attend the annual conference. 

Depending on level of involvement and other considerations addressed annually by the Field Research Coordinator and the Board of Directors, Associate Members may be assigned to field investigator status. Investigators have access to a different discussion board as well as the raw sighting reports database, where all sighting reports are stored, published or not. Investigators are responsible for assessing reports and conducting on-site visits, when appropriate.

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Occurred 7/9/1988 in Sebastian County, AR

Published on November 3, 2017 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Fisherman has close encounter on lake in western Arkansas. Read more...

Occurred 5/7/2016 in Atoka County, OK

Published on June 17, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Two NAWAC Investigators find interesting trackway.

Occurred 1/4/2016 in Walker County, TX

Published on March 22, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Husband and wife observe massive upright animal in Sam Houston National Forest on FM 1375 Baker Bridge at Lake Conroe one hour apart. Read more...

Occurred 6/8/2014 in Gonzales County, TX

Published on July 8, 2014 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has an encounter while hiking in Palmetto State Park. Read more...

Occurred 12/20/1983 in Walker County, TX

Published on December 21, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Hunter has close encounter in Sam Houston National Forest near Stubblefield Recreational Area. Read more...

Occurred 12/24/1976 in Tyler County, TX

Published on March 11, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Close highway encounter on Highway 287 near Woodville.

Occurred Fall 2003 in Polk County, TX

Published on March 7, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has highway encounter near Big Thicket National Preserve. Read more...

Occurred 4/3/2012 in Liberty County, TX

Published on April 21, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Man out walking for exercise at local track has unexpected encounter with upright hair-covered subject. Read more...

Occurred 5/15/2009 in Burnet County, TX

Published on April 11, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Motorist has late-night encounter near Balcones Canyon Lands National Wildlife Refuge. Read more...

Occurred 5/1981 in Travis County, TX

Published on November 15, 2011 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Airman reports night-time encounter on Bergstrom AFB.

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