The National Institute for Discovery Science was founded by Bigelow Robert as a way to channel funds into the proper scientific study of paranormal phenomena.
They were very interested in cattle mutilation and for a while they were the FAA’s sole recipient for black triangle reports. Most famously they bought Skinwalker Ranch”in Utah 1996.
Rumors circulated connections with the military-industrial complex, with some suggesting they were a CIA front organization. However, others, especially those in the UFO community, say they proved a great help in funding investigations.
In early 2004, many researchers left, and the organization was effectively defunct. Bigelow officially shut it down on October 20, 2004.
The scientific advisory board board of the NIDS has been restructured under Bigelow Aerospace. It’s investigations are ongoing…