Founded in 1976, with membership that consisted of scientists,
engineers, technicians, and interested individuals, to investigate
and conduct research into unexplained anamolous
scientific phenomena of the kind usually associated with
Charles Fort. Members are trained in investigative techniques
and supply speakers to universities and organizations. The
name of the group is the Latin word for investigate, which,
in itself, means footprint.
The group sponsored charitable programs, maintained a library
and biographical archives, compiled statistics, and offered
computerized services. It had committees on photography
and technical matters, and divisions on aerial phenomena,
biological matters, earth sciences, and parapsychology, as well
as published an annual newsletter. Last known address 56
Brookwood Rd., Stanhope, NJ 07874.