MYSTERIES OF SPACE & SKY: 2016
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M Y S T E R I E S O F S P A C E & S K Y : 2016!!! Plan now to be a part of the longest running UFO conference in the Washington--Baltimore area, AND one of the longest running conferences in the entire country! Come with a group or come alone...it doesn't matter (many of the conference attendees arrive by themselves)! This year we are bringing back some of the most popular and influential speakers in the long (17 year!) history of "M Y S T E R I E S "! We are honored to have UFO icon, DON BERLINER, who literally "wrote the book on Roswell," as he (co-) authored one of the important works investigating this compelling enigma: CRASH AT CORONA. And, speaking of "mysteries," let us not forget that it was Don who was sent that undeveloped roll of 35 mm Kodak film from a rather mysterious unknown source which featured a segment called "Extraterrestrial Entities and Technology Recovery and Disposal" (i.e., MJ -12). There has been much speculation about the authenticity of this film; it will be interesting to get Don's viewpoint on this tantalizing document as he discusses the ADVENTURES OF A UFO ACTIVIST! We are similarly honored to welcome back COL. CHARLES HALT, USAF, Ret., who will discuss his anticipated & newly published book THE HALT PERSPECTIVE, where Col. Halt presents his most recent revelations about the famous 1980 RAF - Bentwaters incident ( which undoubtedly is one of THE most compelling UFO events ever reported, and still prominently featured/debated on recent TV shows, such as CHASING CONSPIRACIES)! Be among the first on the planet to hear Col. Halt talk about this exciting book, which promises to be a best-seller! We are also bringing back one of our most popular speakers to discuss his new book.......returning from Pa. is STAN GORDON, featured in numerous TV documentaries about UFOs and related topics on the History & Discovery Channels (among others). Stan produced the award winning documentary "Kecksburg: the Untold Story" & has authored several books, the most recent of which is ASTONISHING ENCOUNTERS. And, "by popular demand" DR. DAVID JACOBS will offer a revised "encore presentation" one year after the publication of the last of his trilogy of books (WALKING AMONG US) on the most controversial and disturbing topic of "alien abduction." Many did not have an opportunity to see/meet Dave last year, and it will be interesting to learn about how the public has since reacted to this outspoken history professor from Temple University (retired). Finally, our popular "regulars," ROB & SUE SWIATEK will round out the card. Rob is recognized as being among the most knowledgeable and respected ufologists in history, and has appeared on such TV shows as Larry King Live and the acclaimed documentary "UFOs Then & Now." Sue is the State Director of Virginia MUFON, and a well-known UFO historian of note herself, who has appeared on many radio & TV shows, including Coast-to-Coast AM!
So, as can be seen....this is absolutely not a conference to be missed! We are very fortunate to have so many marquee speakers on the same card and on the same day!! As usual, prizes will be given out and authors will be selling & autographing their books! The following tentative speaker/event schedule is subject to change....
9:30 am: Doors Open
9: 30 - 10: Registration process for both pre-registered & "pay at the door" attendees (Note that the "at the door" price is $45, cash or check only, regardless of when someone actually arrives at the Lodge)
10 am--11:30 : Stan Gordon ("Astonishing Pennsylvania Encounters")
11:30: Rob Swiatek ("The Case for the UFO, 2016.....New Sightings, Ongoing Research, Still Bewilderment")
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break & "meet & greet" time (see note below about the Lodge's policy as relating to food)
1:30: Sue Swiatek ("UFO Symbols & Writing")
2:30: Col. Charles Halt ("The Halt Perspective")
3:45: Mr. Don Berliner ("Adventures of a UFO Activist")
4:45: Dr. Dave Jacobs ("Walking Among Us: Perspecives on 'Alien Abductions'")
K E E P W A T C H I N G T H E S K I E S !
IMPORTANT: Additional details about the conference will be posted...check here for important updates. At present, take advantage of EARLY BIRD pricing of only $35.....this price will ultimately increase to $40 ON OR AROUND SEPTEMBER 28, and the admission price "at the door" will be $45 (cash or check only). (The price is the SAME regardless of how many speakers one actually sees or when one arrives at the conference.) The Elks Lodge does not permit attendees to bring their own food into the building; a Continental breakfast and lunch will be served for a nominal cost (not included in the admission price). Also, please be aware that this conference examines a serious subject which often touches on very controversial and "difficult" ("adult") topics; children under about age 15 are discouraged from attending. Finally, Oct. 22 is also Homecoming for the U.S. Navy Academy; hotel space will be limited, especially in the Annapolis area. So,,,,,book early and/or consider hotels more distant from Annapolis (e.g., Bowie). Contact the organizer for more information/suggestions.