Despite what most in the UFO field would like to believe, there is still a large group unfamiliar with AATIP—the U.S. government’s recently revealed UFO program. This was the main subject at this year’s 2018 MUFON International Symposium. For those of you who are part of that group, here is a link to catch you up to speed on the DoD’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
And for those of you who ARE familiar, here’s a more recent article just for you. Yes you, my fellow UFO nut.
Each October there’s a UFO conference held in Langhorne, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia) known as the Philly MUFON Conference. This year marks the 10th anniversary, many of which I’ve been attending for several years now. Here are all the details…
This past weekend at the Para-X Behind the Veil 2 paranormal conference went quite well. The audience was receptive, even if the microphone kept cutting out when I gave my talk on “Perceptions and Deceptions in the Overall Experience.” I met a lot of cool people, including one that came all the way from Massachusetts! At my otherwise bare table, I had some literature spread out regarding well-known abductee Travis Walton and his most recent documentary, “Travis,” which reminded me of a fantastic conference held this weekend up north—the Greater New England UFO Conference.
Here are all the details you need to know about it…
Last year around this time I was preparing to do my very first public speaking engagement with Rosalyn Bown, which was titled “Myths and Misconceptions in Paranormal & UFO Research.” Our talk was very well-received, so we were invited to do a follow-up right after it; a part two of sorts that we called, “Similarities in Paranormal & UFO Research.”
The whole idea between our two back to back lectures was to draw people, who might only be interested in one field, to look at the other field as well. A lot of times, paranormal people and UFO enthusiasts stay rather confined within their respective walls, never bothering to consider the commonalities and similarities between each.
There’s actually quite a bit of crossover from one subject into the next, but a number of investigators and researchers alike tend to disregard that if it doesn’t fit into the framework of their own expertise. I can hardly blame them, as the enigma of the phenomenon is strange enough to simply consider just one aspect of it.
Well, as a result of my ongoing ramblings here and there, I’ve been invited to speak again. But this time, it’s on my own. *gasp*
I received an email from Sue Swiatek, the state director of MUFON Virginia, about an upcoming conference in the Maryland area she organizes annually called “Fortfest.” I didn’t get a chance to attend last year’s but from what I heard it had a fantastic lineup. This year Fortfest also has some impressive speakers—some of which I’ve heard of, but have never seen lecture before.
In October of 2016, I conducted my first public lecture at a small metaphysical shop in Burlington, NJ called On Angel’s Wings. It was a joint Halloween presentation with my good friend Rosalyn Bown. She had been pushing me to do the lecture circuit for quite some time now, so of course, I naturally resisted, assuming my anxiety would get the better of me. And in the days leading up to the event, it was certainly brimming to the top.
But on the day of our talk, a sense of calm ensued that helped me to relax and enjoy the ninety minute conversation with a packed house that had come to hear us. It helped to have the environment resemble my living room, which reminded me of the monthly meet-ups I hold at my house for a select few to gather and talk about this sort of thing.
Overall the crowd was quite engaged during the entire talk, which was surprising to at least. Usually at other UFO conferences I’ve been to, at least half the crowd is dozing off or just looking uninterested. (And only one person fell asleep on us so I consider that a win; ha!)
Here are some upcoming conferences and lectures that I’ve heard about are taking place on the east coast for the end of 2016. Am I missing your paranormal or UFO related event? Contact me and I’ll post it up.