This article is from the Alien Visitors FAQ, by CRAM: The Cyberspatial Reality Advancement Movement firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Alt.alien.visitors is a Usenet discussion group available through internet.
It was the original UFO related discussion group available on Usenet.
It caters to a wide rage of UFO related discussion from New Age UFOlogy to
Scientific UFOlogy. It currently receives around 80 messages daily. More
recently a.a.v has been joined on Usenet by alt.paranet.* groups which also
cover UFO related material.
Although the Newsgroup is called alt.alien.visitors, both the group and
the FAQ cover the whole field of UFOs, which depending on your viewpoint
may or may not be the same as alien visitations. In addition to UFOs and alien
visitation the group also includes discussion about life elsewhere in the
universe and if they are coming here how they might get here.
This FAQ is designed to answer questions of people who are new to this Usenet
discussion group, and designed to be a useful reference source to those
interested in all aspects of UFOlogy.
Examples of UFO related material carried by other networks :
Wildnet UFO Conference
FIDO UFO Conference
MUFONET (primarily in the USA)
UFONET (primarily in the UK, also at least one USA node)
PARANET (primarily USA, some parts relayed to Usenet)
Some UFO material also appears in alt.paranormal on Usenet, but this tends to
be cross posts of material which also appears in a.a.v.