By going forward with your application, you agree to the following terms.
Terms and Conditions
We will not publish details of our members on the public or members area of this website. If we are interested in you or your team as a 'Feature Article' in one of our publications, we will always obtain the relevant permissions from you first.
MCAP encourage individuals and investigation teams to develop your own relationships with members of the press and media organizations, especially in your own geographical area. During your affiliation period you are under no obligation to submit your material through our organization. MCAP is simply a press organization with the mission of distributing evidence of anomalous phenomena to mainstream news outlets in the hopes of making this evidence available to the wider public. You are also under no obligation to submit material through MCAP exclusively. MCAP works with media outlets worldwide, therefore any material you or your team submit for possible press distribution will not necessarily feature in your local media. For example; UFO footage captured by an investigator in Dallas Texas, could end up in a news story on a UK television network, or on the website of an Australian newspaper. Our mission is to make the evidence more readily available to the general public, wherever that may be. Any story picked up on any mainstream network, no matter where that may be, is good for you, good for us and good for anomalous research worldwide. You or your team will always get full credit in any press release that we develop for material that you submit and all follow up correspondence by any news outlets who pick up your story will always be directed back to you or your team. MCAP do not buy or sell news stories, we act as a buffer and quality control resource between investigators and news outlets. You acknowledge that we will not receive any financial compensation for any evidence submitted to us, any press releases we distribute to news outlets or any stories published or broadcast as a result of our distribution. You acknowledge that we will not pay any financial compensation for any material that you submit to us for distribution and we will not negotiate any financial compensation with any news outlet on your behalf. You acknowledge that MCAP cannot guarantee that material you submit to us will be published or broadcast through news agencies. We have great contacts and we will do our best provided the evidence and/or footage you submit is news worthy, however we are dealing with mainstream media which sometimes comes with factors beyond our control so it cannot be guaranteed.
Your membership includes access to our press distribution services should you or your group obtain press worthy footage or evidence of anomalous phenomena. MCAP membership also includes confirmation of MCAP accreditation which verifies that we have performed a basic check on your organization via public domain outlets and confirm that to the best of our knowledge and observations, you and your organization are legitimate investigators of anomalous phenomena and to the best of our observations, we believe any material that you submit to us for press distribution is legitimate. Should your application be successful, you will receive confirmation of MCAP accreditation in the form of a digital certificate as well as a digital badge. You may print your certificate to physical form and display it publicly and you may display the MCAP digital badge on your website or social media platforms if you so wish. The benefit of this is to develop a standard in the evidence presented by anomalous investigators for press distribution. Your membership also includes access to a ‘members’ area on the MCAP official website which can be accessed via the 'Log In' item in the main menu. The ‘members’ area includes privileged information not accessible to the public including tips and guidance notes on filming and documenting evidence within your own investigations, information including ‘hot spots’ for activity based on reports we have obtained by the public or media outlets, free to download documents and fast track methods of contacting us. Your membership also includes placement on a ‘members’ mailing list where you will receive newsletters, tips and updates. These resources are not mandatory and are only an aid to help speed up the process of developing any evidence you may acquire into a broadcast or print quality news story for press distribution. Our mission is public awareness, not scientific verification so our resources are meant to be used alongside your existing investigation methods and not as a replacement.
The price of MCAP membership is currently $99 USD per calendar year for a team membership, or an individual membership. This helps us keep the infrastructure going and goes toward the costs of maintaining our website and database. Our contacts and database are made up of professional journalists, TV networks and other news outlets who are interested in anomalous content or have covered anomalous stories in the past. Having said this, our contacts are currently operating across all genres of media and news output and depend on MCAP to act as a buffer. If we simply put our resources on public display for anyone to use, our contacts would be flooded with correspondence, videos and proposed articles which we would have no verification or quality control over and this would result in the doors closing to everybody. Therefore, our membership platform and vetting process is necessary in order to maintain our reputation and relationships within the mainstream press. Unfortunately, this comes with a fee. You will not be asked to pay a membership fee when submitting your application. Once we receive your application and our verification process is complete, you will be sent an invitation via email to join MCAP for a year. Should you wish to accept this invitation, click 'accept invitation' in the email and you will receive instructions on how to pay the membership fee. Once your membership is confirmed you will receive ‘log in’ information to the ‘members’ section of the MCAP website and your digital certificate of accreditation. Waiting times are usually within 24 hours.
If applying on behalf of an investigation team/organization, MCAP certificate of accreditation will be issued to the lead investigator under the team or organizations name. A team only needs one membership which recognizes all team members while working under the team name. Given the nature of investigation teams and the fact that team members regularly come and go, the point of contact between MCAP and the team will be through the lead investigator. Any evidence submitted by the team for distribution to press and any other correspondence between MCAP and the team will only be through this individual. If individual team members also do solo investigations outside of the team and wish to apply for MCAP membership under their own name, they are welcome to do so. Multiple memberships are not necessary while working within the accredited team. If your team name or lead investigator changes, you must inform us as soon as possible as to not cause any delays in verification should you submit a report or footage for press distribution.
In the event that you and/or your team acquire anomalous evidence or footage which we believe is press worthy, you understand that MCAP will be formulating a press release and distributing the release and footage on your behalf, however, newspapers, television networks and other media organizations may wish to contact you further in developing a news story. MCAP will not make any official comments about the material or your organization outside of the official press release other than to verify your MCAP accreditation. Therefore, by submitting material for distribution, you agree to such organizations contacting you or your team through your official channels and you agree, to the best of your ability, to make yourself or a representative of the team available for interviews or further comments regarding the material submitted.
During the application process, you will be given the opportunity to ‘opt in or out’ of future assignments. The MCAP website is equipped with a ‘Report’ feature which allows members of the public to submit reports, sightings or experiences of anomalous phenomena directly to us. If you choose to ‘opt in’ to assignments, you agree that we may contact you should a member of the public report an anomalous sighting or occurrence in your geographical area within your discipline of research. You are under no obligation to investigate the report. The term ‘Assignment’ and choosing to ‘opt in’ does not constitute any form of employment or obligation between you, your team and MCAP. We are simply making you privy to the report of anomalous activity in your area and giving you the opportunity to investigate the report further and report your findings back to us.
As our press and media contacts are not only important to our organization but also to the field of anomalous investigation, public awareness and the legitimacy of witness accounts, we ask that you and/or your team conduct your operation in a lawful manner. By submitting a report or footage to MCAP for press distribution, you declare that your investigation was conducted and/or your footage was obtained under lawful conditions and was not obtained as a result of trespassing, entering restricted areas or by endangering the lives of yourself or others. If the material you submit contains sensitive material including but not limited to, witnesses who wish to remain anonymous, minors, property, names and addresses or anything else of a sensitive nature, it is your responsibility to obtain the relevant permissions and clearances for the material to be published or broadcast. If we see material which may be sensitive in any footage or evidence that you submit, we may ask for evidence of clearance or permissions. Press outlets who we submit your evidence to may also contact you regarding this before a story is published or broadcast.
When submitting material for press distribution that includes video footage, photos, sound recordings or other forms of audio/visual media, we ask that you send us the best quality possible. One of the major reasons that media footage of anomalous phenomena doesn’t make headline news is because the evidence submitted is not of a high enough quality to be broadcast. Press organizations and media outlets rely on MCAP to provide a standard of the highest quality possible when submitting audio/video media with a press release, therefore you acknowledge that there may be occasions when we are unable to submit footage on your behalf due to quality issues. The ‘members’ area of the MCAP website has tips on recording audio/visual media which includes the best formats for output and distribution.
By submitting material to MCAP for press distribution, you are declaring that the material you are submitting including but not limited to; written reports, video footage, audio footage and photography is legitimate and that no fakery, fabrications, trick editing or any other intentional methods of misleading the viewer, reader or listener were used in the gathering, recording and editing of such material. Any MCAP member proven to be faking evidence will have their membership withdrawn and their accreditation canceled without refund and a ‘Cease and Desist’ will be issued to the individual or lead investigator in regards to public display of MCAP imagery, accreditation or affiliation across all media platforms controlled by the individual or team.
MCAP will not affiliate, associate or work in any way, with any individual or investigation group who express views which could be deemed as anti-government, antisemitic or racist. MCAP will not affiliate, associate or work in any way, with any individual or investigation group who promote violence or acts of hate against any being on any dimension throughout the universe. If we discover evidence in the public domain of any individual or investigation group holding MCAP membership expressing views promoting any of the above, we will revoke membership immediately without refund and a ‘Cease and Desist’ will be issued to the individual or lead investigator in regards to the public display of MCAP imagery, accreditation or affiliation across all media platforms controlled by the individual or team.