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2013 MUFON Symposium Proceedings
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This is the 2013 MUFON Symposium Proceedings.  It is a compendium of all of the Symposium Presentations.
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MUFON 2008 International UFO Symposium Proceedings "UFOs - A Worldwide Phenomenon"
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ABSTRACTS
Nick Pope: Britain's X-Files
Leslie Kean: An inside look at the November, 2007 International Press Conference and at the latest developments in the NASA lawsuit

Wilfried De Brouwer: A UFO Wave over Belgium
Dr. Richard Haines: Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon and Aviation Safety
Don Ledger: Pilots Encounters over Canada
Farah Yurdozu: Historic and Current UFO Cases in Turkey
Jeronimo Flores and Victor Camacho: The Latest UFO Investigations in Mexico
Ted Roe: Resolving the Current Under-Reporting Bias of Pilots
Dr. Anthony Choy: Extraordinary Videos of UFOs in Peru
Larry Lemke: Flying Disc Creates Hole in the Cloud at O'Hare Airport
George Knapp: Science Confronts Unexplained Events at the Skinwalker Ranch
John Greenwald: Host of the BlackVault.com
2007 Symposium Proceedings
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2007: "An Estimate of the Situation: The ET Hypothesis"

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Stanton Friedman - 60 Years of Roswell
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Roswell incident. As the original researcher on the Roswell crash, please join Stan in an engaging presentation of what 60 years of research and investigation has uncovered.

Timothy Good - UFOs and Military Intelligence
Timothy is the author of many UFO books including Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up  and Beyond Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Security Threat. Timothy’s presentation is an exposé of the greatest secret on earth – the military and intelligence reports that prove UFOs exist and that UFOs remain a key military and intelligence problem – one demanding unprecedented security and deception.

Richard Dolan - The ET Presence on Earth
Richard’s follows up on his groundbreaking book UFOs and National Security with a closer look at the UFO cover-up and the implications of an ET presence on planet Earth. You will not want to miss this insightful and provocative talk from one of Ufology’s best.

Dr. Rudy Schild -  University Response to UFOs
Harvard professor of Astrophysical Research and a good friend of the late Professor John Mack. Dr. Schild's has a unique ability to explain deep, current scientific theories in simple language.
Join Dr. Schild as he details his perspective on why a gap exists between mainstream science and Ufology.

Kathleen Marden - New Betty and Barney Hill Evidence
     Kathleen was thirteen when on September 20, 1961, Betty Hill, Kathleen’ aunt,  phoned her to report that, the previous evening, she and Barney had encountered a flying saucer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.  A primary witness to the evidence of the UFO encounter and the aftermath, Kathleen has intimate knowledge of the Hill’s biographical histories, personalities, and the never before published historical data pertaining to their sensational story.

Michael Nelson -  Portage Ohio Case – New Evidence
On April 17, 1966 two Portage, Ohio police deputies chased a UFO for 86 miles across four counties and two states. Ridiculed by the Air Force, these deputies conducted their own investigation of the incident. Their investigation remained hidden for years until Michael, a Portage, Ohio deputy himself, uncovered the case file when cleaning out cold cases from the evidence room.  This prompted Michael to conduct his own investigation which revealed some startling new facts including new physical evidence.

Sam Maranto - O’Hare and Tinley Park Sightings
Sam is the MUFON Illinois State Director and is the lead investigator on both the November 2006 sighting of a UFO over O’Hare Airport as well as the sightings of UFOs over Tinley Park, Illinois. Sam will detail what these investigations have uncovered to date.

Brad Sparks/Barry Greenwood - New Revelations on MJ12
The world of Ufology was turned upside down in 1984 when documents released allegedly by government insiders, detailed Operation Majestic-12, a secret organization founded in 1947 at the recommendation of Secretary of Defense James Forrestal and Dr. Vannevar Bush, Chairman of the Joint Research and Development Board. The goal of the group was to exploit everything they could from recovered alien/UFO technology. Brad and Barry will reveal new evidence that will call into question the very existence of Operation Majestic 12.

Robert Salas - Malmstrom Air Force Base Case
In 1967, Robert was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base as a Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander (DMCCC) at a Minuteman Launch Control Facility (LCF) and was a first hand witness to UFOs overflying the base  and the subsequent shut down by these UFOS of the entire nuclear missile battery. Hear his riveting account of this unprecedented and officially documented event.
2006 Symposium Proceedings
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2006 MUFON International UFO Symposium Proceedings Abstracts

Kenneth Storch: 911 UFO: UFOs and Police Officers

Steve Reichmuth: The MUFON ‘UFO’ Weather Maps – A Year of Evidence In Review

Ronald Regehr: The Iranian UFO Encounter

Ruben Uriarte: Border Crossings of the Third Kind

Linda Moulton Howe: UFO Crash Retrievals – U.S. Government Policy of Denial in the Interests of National Security

Marshall Vian Summers: The Alien Agenda and the Ethics of Contact  

Ted Phillips: The Physical Evidence for Unidentified Flying Objects

Carl Feindt: Physical Influences of a UFO on Water

David Marler: Triangular UFOs: A Detailed Analysis of the Historical Record

Ryan Wood: Big Proof: Examination of UFO Crashes Retrieval Cases

Brian Boldman: Angel Hair: Evidence of UFO Technology
2005 Symposium Proceedings
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2005 MUFON International UFO Symposium Proceedings Abstracts
Scott Ramsey – “The Aztec Incident Revisited.”

The landing and recovery of an extraterrestrial craft near Aztec, New Mexico has been a controversy for nearly 58 years within the UFO community. The story at first reported by writer Frank Scully, appears in 1950 in his book Behind the Flying Saucers. This was the first hard cover book ever published on flying saucers for people wanting to know more about the subject that was relatively new to the America public. This article will look at the original dates, witnesses, claims of technology, and people involved, to present to you the facts known to this point.

Phyllis Budinger – “A Search for the Physical Evidence: Abductions.”

Extensive chemical analyses of physical traces from two well-known abduction events have been done. The physical traces are from an old encounter – the dress Betty Hill wore on the night of her abduction, and from a recent, ongoing series of events – material found in the hand of Stan Romanek after one strange episode. These analyses were done using state-of-the-art technology. The power of the analytical techniques and approach employed is emphasized. The results of the analyses are presented. These results will show something unusual happened to these people.

Roger Leir, MD – “2005 – The Newest Scientific Information in Non-Terrestrial Implant and Physical Evidence Research.”

The subject of UFOs and their occupants has turned the corner in that those who once questioned even the existence of these vehicles are now looking at the occupants and their reasons for visitation. It is also widely accepted by those of us in this area of research that there is seemingly an active campaign by non-terrestrial intelligences that abduct human beings for some purpose not fully understood by most researchers. We all have the scientific right to theorize but to follow the scientific method, we need to bring our theories into a laboratory setting and either prove or disprove their validity. Therefore, I must emphasize that in my opinion this has not been done so far by many researchers in this field. Perhaps this criticism may be harsh but it is truly my belief. I would also like to add that in my opinion the recipients of this untested information should run from the comments of any researcher who claims to have all the answers. During the past years I have expended a great deal of my time and personal money in trying to scientifically approach questions pertaining to Alien Abduction and Implants. This paper will discuss some of these efforts and conclusions to date.

Esen Sekerkarar – “Best Evidence from Turkey.”

There is no question that the history of the UFO sightings and the ET visitations are as old as the history of our planet. As the technology develops, we have the chance to put this reality on scientific foundations such as photographs, video footage, computer analysis and other data received from case studies. Just like the rest of the world, UFO sightings, ET encounters and abductions take place in Turkey. However, being a young “republic,” the history of the sightings and the UFO organizations differ from the ones in the United States. First-hand pilot reports, police footage and the involvement of the professional community are described in this paper.

Richard Dolan – “How UFO Secrecy has Damaged Modern Science and Society.”

Since 1947, the UFO phenomenon has consistently been disparaged by two leading institutions of American culture: what we may call mainstream media and the world of academia. The few exceptions to this have served primarily to puncture an otherwise wholesale uniformity of rejection. What does it say about one’s academic institutions, for example, when a reality of major importance is denied systematically for generations on end? What does it say about the nature one’s news media institutions when coverage of this phenomenon is typically restricted either to cultural jokes or at best shallow “what if they are out there” questions?
It appears nearly certain that UFO reality has involved the creation of a massive “black” infrastructure within and around the U.S. defense community. It appears likely that the money involved in the so-called “black budget” runs in the trillions – not billions of dollars, and that at least a significant portion of this money has gone into what we may call “classified ufological studies and activities.” Dolan agrees that the lies necessary to maintain UFO secrecy have more to do with the development and maintenance of privately held power than with public policy, and that the necessary manipulation of major media nodes and academic culture in general have crippled these institutions from being what most people have expected them to be.

Edgar Mitchell, Ph.D. – “My Vision for the Third Millennium.”

As one who has had the privilege of looking at this magnificent but fragile planet from afar, indeed, has been privileged to represent humanity in the exploration of our nearest planetary neighbor, I feel a strong obligation to share with all my earthbound neighbors the lessons I have learned from experience and the years that followed it.

Stanton Friedman – “Government UFO Lies.”

For almost 60 years the public has been hearing about flying saucers and then UFOs. Press coverage has ebbed and flowed, but polls have always shown a very high awareness score. Motion pictures, tabloids, and TV programs have picked up the slack with a mélange of fiction and some truth. Unfortunately, much of what we have been told by the “powers to be” has been false. Many different government agencies have shared in the misrepresentation and have provided outright LIES as well. These include the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, United States Air Force, etc. The press and certain other academic and supposedly scientific groups, such as SETI have often blindly accepted and promulgated nonsense without any effort to get at truth. Hopefully, the LIES presented in this paper will help cause these protectors of the public to do their jobs: seek and present truth.

Claude Swanson, Ph.D. – “The Rediscovery of Magic.”

Paranormal phenomena are often associated with UFO or ET contact experiences. These may include levitation by craft or occupants, telepathy, out-of-body experiences frequently associated with abductions, and psychokinesis or PK. Recent advances in parapsychology have made it possible to demonstrate and replicate some of these phenomena to rigorous scientific standards in the laboratory. The Princeton PEAR Lab, among others, has established the scientific reality of ESP, PK and Remote Viewing. These forces behave unlike anything known to science: They do not weaken with distance, they penetrate all barriers, and they can move forward and backward through time. Measurements have been made demonstrating the external reality of the “astral body” during OBE and Remote Viewing experiments. Scientists have learned to produce and accumulate subtle energy, also known as “chi,” which is the key to paranormal phenomena and which enhances the interaction between consciousness and matter. This may be the clue to how some of the “magic” of ancient times functioned. A new scientific revolution is underway. It will lead to a deeper understanding of UFOs and the contact phenomenon. It will expand the current scientific paradigm to include the paranormal, subtle energy, consciousness and spirit.

R. Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D. – “The ET Presence: Cons and Pros.”

This paper describes the “Cons” as the “confidence” people who try to con us into discounting or denying the ET Presence and the “Pros” as the “professional” people who profess the reality of the ET Presence. This paper then refers to the evidence of UFO activity and ET encounters that support the thesis that ETs have herded us throughout human history. Further, it raises the question: Are we humans former ETs whose souls have accepted the challenge – or chore – of living in a human body on Planet Earth?

Elaine Douglass – “Invisible UFOs: Case Reports and Videos Suggest Reality.”

This paper presents sighting reports, witness testimony, and a video, which combine to suggest that alien aircraft have the capability to become invisible. This paper examines reports dating from World War II to the present, which illustrate invisibility to radar, optical invisibility, and directional optical invisibility according to the angle of the observation. The paper also considers events associated with chemtrails and cattle mutilations, as well as abductee reports in which invisibility is inferred. In addition, the paper discusses a video, the 1989 Durea sequence, which portrays a craft transitioning into and out of an optically invisible state. The Durea sequence video will be shown with the spoken presentation of this paper at the 2005 MUFON Symposium. Finally, the paper examines a proposed technical mechanism to account for UFO invisibility, the bending of light in a gravitational field.

Alan C. Holt – “Prospects for Breakthroughs in Deep Space Transportation.”

Almost 60 years of research by many individuals and organizations have demonstrated that many Anomalous Aerial Phenomena (AAP) involve the occurrence, and/or use, of very advanced physics and technology, especially in new forms of aerial and space transport. In many cases, the physics and technology appears to be so advanced and unique that it will likely require us to greatly broaden our understanding of the physics of the universe, as well as our understanding of what we call matter and consciousness. AAP data which appears to provide the greatest insight into this new “multi-verse” physics and technology are briefly described and summarized. These anomalous effects can be studied in an integrated way to gain new insights, clues and technology/material innovations which can aid us in the development of highly advanced space transports.

Paola Harris – “Connecting the Dots: An International Perspective.”

International Journalist Researcher Paola Leopizza Harris will discuss how the Italian media, newspapers, TV, magazines handle the coverage of UFO related events. She will cover several of the most notable cases including the visits of Colonel Phillip Corso to Italy, the disclosure efforts of Monsignore Corrado Balducci and this year’s Italian coverage of the Travis Walton story on major prime time TV. From her early work with Dr. J. Allen Hynek to her current occupation of bringing researchers to Italy through Starworks Italia, Ms. Harris will explain the great importance of networking information worldwide to prepare humanity for disclosure.

Contributed Paper
Joan Woodward – “Animal Reactions to UFOs: A Preliminary Investigation from the Animal’s Perspective.”

Animal reactions are sometimes presented as further evidence of the reality of UFOs. In 1965, The UFO Investigator states, “All [these animals] saw something new and strange. Not being affected by official denials, they reacted normally – from fear.” The article goes on to say “The UFO-animals reports, therefore, should not be neglected. They are proof the UFOs do exist.”
2004 Symposium Proceedings
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2004: "Unconventional Flying Objects: The Body of Technological Evidence"

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John F. Schuessler - "Unconventional Flying Objects: The Body of Technological Evidence."

It is no longer necessary to refer to UFOs as unidentified. We have amassed sufficient evidence to show they are "unconventional," rather that "unidentified." UFOs are not airplanes, rockets, planets, weather balloons, space debris, ball lightning, remnants of comets or meteorites, or constructs of the imagination. We know this because a thorough study of the evidence in thousands of UFO cases has eliminated all of these things as explanations for UFOs. What remains is a huge reservoir of Unconventional Flying Object reports that defy explanation. Unfortunately, the evidence has been ignored, misrepresented or covered-up for so long that most people accept this as normal and no longer question it. We do have the evidence and we will discuss it based on the criteria given in McCormick's Handbook of the Law of Evidence.

Stephen Bassett - "Deception, Denial and Disclosure."

For the past ten years a growing political movement has targeted the politics of UFOs/disclosure. All levels of the media have received extensive materials on the subject. Former members of the U.S. military, former astronauts and many other government employees have been speaking privately and publicly in unambiguous terms regarding the extraterrestrial presence and a government cover-up. Each day the UFO/ET cover-up continues and each new revelation of abuse of power by this or that government agency further erodes the fundamental trust the American people hold in their government - and benchmarks for trust in government are at all time lows. If you truly wish to unite the country and begin a new era of cooperation, you must engage an issue of transcendent importance. That issue is at hand.

Grant Cameron - "Seeking a Checkmate Move: A Search for Conclusive Technological Evidence."

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, your duty today will be to decide an important case. Your job will be to decide on the basis of all the evidence I will present if there is a case beyond a reasonable doubt that UFOs represent a technological phenomenon, and moreover, if it's someone else's advanced technology. Your job will not be an easy one. That is because evidence is treated differently in the UFO world that it is in the world at large. The standards are much higher.

Peter B. Davenport - "Using Multistatic Passive Radar for Real-time Detection of UFO's in the Near-Earth Environment."

The author proposes a system for the remote, real-time detection of UFO's in the near-Earth environment, using passive, multi-static, frequency-modulated (FM) radar. The system capitalizes on the use of multiple, time-synchronized radio receivers to capture high-frequency radio signals reflected from a target. The time-lapse between received signals, together with three-dimensional Doppler-shift analysis, permits calculation of target's location, velocity, acceleration, flight path, and other parameters, possibly to include target size estimation. Signal analysis of the reflected signal, combined with analysis of target characteristics, will permit discrimination between suspected UFO's, and targets of terrestrial origin, e.g. aircraft, satellites, space debris, meteor trails, upper atmospheric conditions, weather phenomena, migratory birds, the Moon, etc. One application proposed may allow detection of UFO's out to a range of at least 27,600 kilometers from the Earth's surface.

Deborah Lindemann C.H.T. - "Signatures of Extraordinary Technology in Abduction."

As I approach the twenty-year mark investigating UFO encounter cases, I continue to witness the extraordinary signature of abduction, written in the lives of hundreds of people I have worked with. The American Heritage Dictionary defines signature as, "A distinctive mark, characteristic, or sound indicating identity." This forensic blueprint shows up in a multitude of ways: physical trace evidence, unexplained technology, not to mention the profound emotional impact these encounters have upon individuals. Throughout the UFO encounter experience runs a common thread of anomalous experiences and evidence with unworldly implications. This common thread runs through all cultures, all ages of people and between people who have never met. I will present the tapestry of the alien signature in several categories, reflected in a number of important cases including the Stan Romanek case.

Budd Hopkins - UFO Abduction Cases: The Medical Evidence."

Among individuals reporting prior alien UFO abductions, three different kinds of physical aftereffects are often found within or upon their bodies:
1. The most commonly noted are surface lesions of two types: "scoop marks," shallow, oval depressions, usually found on an abductee's leg, and suggesting that layers of tissue have been systematically removed, and fine, straight-line cuts reminiscent of surgical incisions. Both types of lesions usually leaving lasting scars.
2. Radiological reports of small metallic objects - alleged implants - which occasionally appear in X-rays of abductees' skulls and are inaccessibly located.
3. A wide range of other unusual medical symptoms which occur immediately after an abduction experience and appear to have no acceptable medical causes. These anomalous symptoms include sudden, profuse bleeding from the bladder in males, the absence of a previously existing ovary in females, numerous "disappearing" pregnancies, and other difficult to explain medical conditions.

David Sereda - "Has NASA Made Contact With Extraterrestrial Intelligence?"

This is the deepest investigation and dialog ever made about some breakthrough footage what was filmed by NASA. This footage records high numbers of disc-shaped objects, ambiguously classified, and until now, unidentifiable as any known phenomenon. He shows proof of intelligent craft through the process of elimination of other plausible phenomena; fundamental principles of faster-than-light technology and corroborating evidence found on disc-shaped objects; links to the supposed spacecraft and an indentifiable star system.

Nick Redfern - "Flying Triangles' in British Airspace: Evidence of Advanced Technology."

In early 1993, a series of truly earth-shattering UFO encounters occurred in British airspace that went on to have a profound effect on high-ranking sources within both the Royal Air Force and the Ministry of Defense. More importantly, it was that single wave of encounters that ultimately convinced British military and defense personnel that the phenomenon was one that clearly demonstrated the presence of an advanced, high-performance technology. Some UFOs do indeed display evidence of advanced technology, not built by us and that the so-called Flying Triangle phenomenon is the latest and most significant example of that same advanced technology.

Ryan Wood - "Evidence for the Existence of TOP SECRET/MJ-12: A Forensic Examination of Leaked Classified Documents."

At the heart of the debate of Government complicity in the UFO cover-up at Roswell, and more broadly with highly credible UFO related activity, is the existence of a blue ribbon panel of military and scientific minds code-named Majestic 12 or MJ-12. For more than two decades there have been documents: some photocopies, some undeveloped film and some original papers that tell the detailed story of explicit involvement and extreme military and government secrecy toward UFOs. Not only are documents in the public domain, but living witnesses also corroborate the documents, the military procedures and the long-standing cover-up - which the vast majority of Americans believe.

Leslie Kean - "Combating Media Ridicule and Searching for Evidence on the 1965 Kecksburg Crash Case."

In May 2000, I published an in-depth story for the Sunday Boston Globe about the French COMETA report and the broader issue of UFOs and national security. My prior experience was as a widely published, print journalist and a producer and host for an investigative news program on KPFA Radio, a Pacifica station in Berkeley, CA. When I received an advance copy of the English translation of the COMETA report from a colleague in France, I recognized that the extraordinary conclusion reached by the distinguished authors was newsworthy, and that this report had potentially profound implications that needed to be addressed and made available to the public.

Paul Davids - "Profiles in UFO Courage."

The thesis of this highly visual presentation is the UFO disclosure has been like "time-release aspirin" - and that the media has been skillfully utilized be a relatively small group of courageous people, who at times risked ridicule and being discredited, as well as being targeted for onslaughts of debunking, in order to help the public assimilate the very controversial concept that "We Are Not Alone." My interest in the UFO field was propelled by a daylight flying saucer sighting in 1987 in close proximity, with my two children. It provided the motivation for my becoming executive producer and co-writer of the Showtime film ROSWELL, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Dwight Yoakam, and Martin Sheen. It also led to my conviction that excessive official secrecy on this issue is a negative and mistaken national policy.

John Greenewald, Jr. - "The U.S. Government's Present Day UFO Interest. The Black Vault Uncovers What the Government Doesn't Want You to See."

It has been over seven years now since I started what has now become the largest database in the world, outside of the U.S. Government itself. Many Internet users and television viewers worldwide have seen this site known as 'The Black Vault' grow beyond anyone's imagination. Archiving over 114,000 government documents, 20,000 historical photographs, a message forum with over 270,000 posts, and over 10,000 news articles, The Black Vault is by far one of the largest sites on the Internet.
2003 Symposium Proceedings
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2003: "The UFO Continuum: Past, Present, Future"

ABSTRACTS

David Walks-As-Bear - "The 50 th Anniversary of the Kinross Incident .. And Still No Golden Answer to the Question?"

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Ted St. Rain - "Enigmatic Mysteries and Anomalous Artifacts of North America: A Connection to the Ancient Past"

There are many people today who take a great interest in our past and our history as a civilization. The planet on which we live has a number of mysterious and often enigmatic remnants of previous greatness that continue to baffle many scientists and archaeologists. There is a recurring theme that many of the ancient relics have in common, that of being of such unwieldy proportions or sophistication, it is hard to believe that primitive human hands alone could have fashioned them. People travel all over the world to visit places such as these, and yet some of the most perplexing, enigmatic and profound artifacts and structures have been found right here in North America. It is unfortunate that few people outside of certain circles have heard of these incredible archaeological finds. Take for instance pre-historic mines near Lake Superior, where up to 500,000 million pounds of copper had been removed by unknown hands; or an Egyptian-like mummy case that would have held a giant 12 foot skeleton found in Arizona in 1891, had its bones not turned to dust; or a hinged 'silver bell' with enigmatic writing blasted from 15 feet below the surface in 1851; or a 36-inch tall mummified adult 'human' found in a case in Montana in 1932; or human teeth found in lumps of coal in 100,000 million-year old strata; or sandaled human footprints discovered in Precambrian rock dated to at least 280 million years old. Were any of these anomalies the result of extraterrestrial visitations in our distant past? This paper, and accompanying lecture, will present evidence supporting the notion that there may have been 'others' who have come before us. 'Others' who have either left, died out, or have returned from elsewhere, as the modern UFO phenomenon. Come explore all of this and more in this exciting and informative expose.

Dr. Bruce Maccabee - "Even More Remarkable"

The February 28 th , 1904 sighting, by witnesses aboard the U.S.S. Supply, of three bright objects moving rapidly through the sky is compared with what would be expected if they had been meteors. Information provided by the Monthly Weather Review and by the ship's log is compared with theoretical expectations for meteors. This comparison indicates that the objects were not meteors because they (a) were too close to the earth (about a mile high or less), (b) made a large change in flight direction, and (c) were seen for too long for the amount of sky traversed.

Dan Wright - "The Marian Visitations: Miracles, Hoaxes, or Alien Encounters?"

The focal events in Roman Catholic lore over the past 500 years are accepted among the faithful as appearances by the mother of Jesus Christ to ordinary individuals. The paper examines the evidence supporting claims of the miraculous near Mexico City (1531), Lourdes, France (1858) and Fatima, Portugal (1917). Certain descriptive elements in American close-encounter UFO cases in the second half of the twentieth century are offered for comparison.

Jim Hickman - "The Back Roads of the Universe"

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Stanton T. Friedman - "Critiquing the Roswell Critics"

It has been 25 years since I began the civilian investigation of the Roswell Incident involving the recovery by the United States Government of the wreckage of a crashed flying saucer and it's alien occupants near Roswell, New Mexico, (and another one in the Plains of San Augustin at the same time) in early July, 1947. Because o all the media attention, documentaries, books, papers, TV programs, videos, motion pictures, etc., Roswell has become a household name symbolizing flying saucer. Along with the trickle of investigation by serious researcher, there has been a flood of criticism of every aspect of the Roswell story. Unfortunately, the critics almost always follow the 4 basic rules of debunkers:

•  What the public doesn't know, I am not going to tell them.

•  Don't' bother me with facts, my mind is made up.

•  If you can't attack the date, attack the people.

•  Do your research by proclamation, investigation is too much trouble.

It seems past time to shine the light of reason on the multitude of attacks, especially when they come from the hallowed halls of academia. Fancy footnoted language is no substitute for careful in-depth investigation. A crashed saucer (actually 2) really was recovered near Roswell. The criticisms do NOT stand up to detailed evaluation.

John Greenewald, Jr. - "It Never Stopped"

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Neil Freer - "The Alien Influence: An Expanded Perspective"

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W. C. Levengood - "Multiple Anomalies Within Crop Formations"

The crop formations discussed here, were selected because they have very unusual "super-anomalous" aspects. In every case they have presented a real challenge, not only to understand the mechanisms involved in their formation, but also how they interface with other physical and biochemical alterations within the same crop formation plants. Most of the puzzling questions related to the formation mechanisms occurring within these super-anomalies involved months and even years of study. In the final analysis, it became clear that, as with the more frequently observed alterations in crop formations, their complex energies could be explained by utilizing the general concept of interacting, ion plasma vortices.

Linda Moulton Howe - "Field Research of Mysterious Lights Reported in Norway and Brazil"

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Jon Nowinski - "Big Media and Little Green Men"

UFO investigators often ridicule the mainstream media for not being more involved in the UFO Continuum, however, that is not the case. In fact within the last decade mainstream media outlets have become more open than ever to the notion that UFOs may exist. From the famous headline in the Roswell Daily Record to the 1997 broadcast of a UFO sighting in Arizona to the recent UFO intrusions over Washington, DC, the media has shown that it is not only involved but also interested. This presentation will show points that prove the media's continued interest past, present, and future - as well as bringing forward the thoughts of some media personalities on the UFO issue.
2009 Symposium Proceedings
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2009 Symposium Proceedings
Mufon 40th Annual International UFO Symposium Proceedings 1969-2009

Aug 6-9, 2009 Denver Marriott Tech Center Denver Colorado
SPEAKERS:
Stanton Friedman: Pseudoscience of Anti-UFOlogy

Dr. Frank Salisbury: Reflections of an Old UFO Chaser

John Ventre: UFOs over Pennsylvania

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett: Beyond UFOs: The Scientific  Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Ted Phillips: Dramatic Changes in Trace/Landing Events

Marc D'Antonio: How to Talk to a Skeptic about UFOs

Dr. Kevin Randle: Moving Ufology into a Scientific Arena

Peter Robbins: Politics, Religion and human Nature; Roadblocks on the Path to Disclosure

Chris Rutkowski: 20 Year Longitudinal Study of Canadian UFOs

Bruce Maccabee: A 35 Year Perspective on UFO Photo Investigation

James Carrion: New Research Avenues for Ufology
2010 Symposium Proceedings
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The proceedings include the papers presented by each conference speaker. Order your copy today so you won't miss out! This year's content includes: MUFON SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER ARTICLES
George Filer: Personal UFO Encounters while in the Air Force Linda Moulton Howe & John Burroughs: Update December 1980 FRA Bentwaters; Telepathic Lights Marc D'Antonio: Drawn in Stone - Cosmic Hints of the Petroglyphs Kathleen Marden: The Conundrum of Alien Abduction Richard Dolan: A.D. (After Disclosure) Outlining the Contours of Our Society After the Great Change Nick Redfern: Mysterious Landscape; A Personal Investigation of the Crop Circle Phenomenon John Greenewald: UFO's - 101 Kevin Randle: Len Stringfield and Crash Retrieval History Donald Schmitt: Roswell On Trial; Witnesses Speak out Michael Schratt: Bombshell UFO Case Files Revealed