National Institute of Discovery Science
The National Institute of Discovery Science (usually referred to by the acronym NIDS) is a scientific organisation formed by billionaire Robert Bigelow with the express purpose of studying 'frontier' topics such as UFOs and the paranormal. The NIDS scientific advisory board boasts personages of the calibre of Jacques Vallee and Hal Puthoff. NIDS became extremely well-known during its secretive (and thus controversial) investigation of the so-called Skinwalker Ranch. However, the organisation has conducted many other investigations, on subjects from cattle mutilation to black triangles.