Monday, February 28, 2011

International UFO Congress 2011 News

Apparentley the only news feed from the congress comes from the youtbe video reports and private shares on Twitter so we will publish the news available and wait for the information that we are still waiting by Email

International UFO Congress 2011 Video

2011 Speakers

2011 Speaker List

Leslie Kean – Leslie Kean is a widely published investigative journalist and author of the new book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record, a New York Times best seller. With a foreword by former Clinton chief-of-staff John Podesta, the book includes exclusive contributions from five generals, a former governor of Arizona, and other high level officials from nine countries. Kean is also cofounder of the Coalition for Freedom of Information and coauthor of Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit.
Hon. Paul Hellyer – Beginning in 1963, Hellyer served as the Minister of National Defence for Canada. After his retirement, influenced by a Peter Jennings special on UFOs, Hellyer read Col. Corso’s book, The Day After Roswell, in which Corso claims to have handled material from the Roswell craft. Hellyer confirmed Corso’s story with an U.S. General. Hellyer has been outspoken on the U.S. government’s withholding of UFO information and as well as its aggressive stance on the extraterrestrial presence.
Linda Moulton Howe w/James Penniston and John Burroughs – Linda Moulton Howe, is an Emmy Award-winning TV producer, investigative reporter and author who goes directly to the men and women at the forefront of science and environmental challenges and to firsthand eyewitnesses of high strangeness. received the 2006 W3 Silver Award for excellence in news category. also received the 2003 Web Award for Standard of Excellence and the 2000 Encyclopaedia Britannica Award honoring internet excellence..
James Penniston – James Penniston was an Air Force Staff Sergeant at a joint US Air Force and Royal Air Force base at Bentwaters. On December 26th, 1980 he was sent to investigate strange lights on the forest. In the forest he came up to a triangular craft that was able to examine up close. This was part of one of the most well document UFO sightings in history, referred to as the Rendlesham Forest Incident.
John Burroughs – Airman 1st Class John Burroughs approached bright, colorful lights in Rendlesham Forest between RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge they first thought might be fire – but then Penniston realized he was looking at a craft of unknown origin.
Stanton Friedman – Exposing the UFO Debunkers – Stanton is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell incident, retrieving this startling event from obscurity and making it a household name. He studied physics at the University of Chicago and worked as a nuclear physicist on Research and Development projects for several large companies.
Major George Filer – UFO Investigations – George Filer is a retire Air Force intelligence officer. While serving in the Air Force, Filer was onboard an aircraft tanker over the UK when he and his crew were asked to check out a UFO on radar. When they got close to the large object it flew off at extraordinary speed. Later, while serving at Ft. Dix he was asked to brief Generals on an incident involving the shooting of an alien that had landed it’s craft on their runway. He is now a MUFON regional director an produces a weekly UFO newsletter called Filer’s Files.
Travis Walton – Walton claims that in 1975, while working as a logger in Arizona, he and several co-workers came across a UFO in the forest which shot a beam of light at Travis. Frightened, his friends fled the scene, when they returned Walton was gone. Walton recalled waking up on the side of the road, he thought only a few hours had past, but he had actually been missing for 5 days. He later recalled being on the craft and the strange creatures that were there with him. His story was made into a movie called Fire in the Sky.
Jim Marrs – Marrs is a former journalist and a bestselling author. He primarily focuses on government cover-ups and conspiracies. His book Crossfire, an investigation into the death of John F Kennedy, was turned into the movie JFK by Oliver stone. While researching the power elite, he also discovered the reality of the UFO cover up and has written extensively on his findings on this matter.
Kathleen Marden Kathleen Marden – The Betty and Barney Hill Case: Setting the Record Straight – Kathleen Marden is an author and the niece of Betty Hill, one of the first high-profile abductees. Betty and Barney Hill saw a UFO during a night drive in 1961. Later on this trip it came closer and the Hills experienced missing time. During regression therapy they recalled being taken aboard a craft and examined by extraterrestrials. Marden wrote a book on this event called captures, co-written with Stanton Friedman. They also co-wrote a more recent book titled, Science was Wrong.
Stan Romanek – The Stan Romanek Story Stan Romanek started having UFO sightings in 2000. These sightings were often caught on video and included many other witnesses. Soon after he was abducted, and has had strange paranormal experiences ever since. Some of them witnessed by others, and/or caught on camera, including the video of what appears to be an alien looking into his window. This video made worldwide press, including Larry King. His experiences and the collection of evidence to support them continue to this day.
Nick Pope – Nick Pope was Britain’s Fox Mulder. He ran the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk, investigating UFO sightings. Although he was skeptical at first, he soon found this to be a real and alarming phenomenon. Today he writes as a freelance defense journalist and lectures on UFOs. He was a consultant to the UK’s National Archives during their recent release of UFO files.
Frances Barwood – Francis Barwood was on the Phoenix city council when the famous mass UFO sighting on March 13, 1997 occurred. When the media asked her question about it, she asked the rest of the council, because she had not heard about it. They ignored her, and her request to look into the incident. So on her own she spoke with over 700 witnesses. Facing ridicule and stonewalling, she continued to champion the witnesses and their cause.
Don Schmitt – Donald R. Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as Director of Special Investigations for ten years. Prior to that, he was a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and the art director for the International UFO Reporter. Schmitt is the author of dozens of articles about UFOs, as well as the co-author of two best-selling books, UFO Crash at Roswell and Witness to Roswell, and also wrote, The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell. He has spoken 100’s of times in cities and countries around the globe, and has been interviewed frequently on TV, radio, and in print.
Richard Dolan Richard Dolan – Richard Dolan is an acclaimed UFO Historian, author of the definitive multi-volume UFOs and the National Security State, and A.D.: After Disclosure, co-written with Bryce Zabel. Dolan has spoken about UFOs for audiences around the world. He has appeared on many specials for The History Channel, Sci Fi Channel, BBC, and elsewhere. In 2006, he was host for the TV series SciFi Investigates.
Lloyd Pye – Lloyd Pye is an author and researcher widely known for his work with the Starchild Skull and for his best selling nonfiction book, Everything You Know Is Wrong. Pye began writing fiction with a hard-hitting novel about college football based on his college career, followed by a hi-tech Cold War spy thriller, then he became a screenwriter in Hollywood before finding his truest passion in writing alternative nonfiction.
David Sereda – Quantum Electrodynamics and 2012 – David Sereda has worked deeply in high technology, on environmental and humanitarian issues and as a professional photographer for over 20 years. He has studied world religion, science, physics and paranormal psychology for over 25 years on virtually hundreds of issues. Sereda conducted a deep scientific investigation into the scientific community at NASA and outside of the agency into 1990s space shuttle mission video footage of Unidentified Flying Object Phenomena. The results of that investigation led to the development of the book and documentary film, “Evidence, The Case For NASA UFOs.”
Michael Schratt – PROJECT AQUARIUS: Special Access Intelligence Revealed – Michael Schratt (military aerospace historian) has lectured across the country on the subject of “Mystery Aircraft”, and classified propulsion systems buried deep within the military industrial complex. A recent guest speaker at the “OSHKOSH” AirVenture 2006/2007 event, (the world’s largest air show), Michael has developed a number of contacts who have had first hand experience dealing with classified “black programs”, including former USAF pilots, retired Naval personnel and aerospace engineers who have maintained a TOP SECRET Q “MAJIC” clearance.
A.J. Gevaerd – The Brazilian UFO Disclosure – A.J. Gevaerd is the founder and editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine the only one existing in his country for 18 years and one of the long-lasting magazines about Ufology in the world today. A. J. is also the founder and director of the Brazilian Center for Flying Saucer Research (CBPDV) the largest organization in South America. He has been a UFO field investigator for 28 years. As a national and international lecturer A. J. has spoken in dozens of cities in Brazil as well as 29 other countries. In 1983 he was appointed by Dr. J. Allen Hynek to be the representative of the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) in Brazil. He is one of the International Directors of the International UFO Congress and Brazilian Director for MUFON.
Nancy Talbott – Crop Circles: Cosmic Calling Cards? – Nancy Talbott is the President of the BLT Research Team, Inc., a non-profit organization that for 20 years has been on the leading edge of scientific research into the crop circle phenomenon.. BLT has documented multiple abnormalities found in crop circle plants and soils, including massive alteration of germination and growth-habit in seedlings grown from crop circle seeds and significant alteration of the crystallization structure of specific clay minerals in crop circle soils. Three BLT papers have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Recent work includes analyses of a very fine white powder found in crop circles near the Dutch medium Robbert v/d Broeke as well as documentation of a wide range of very bizarre events directly related to this young man and the appearance of crop circles in his area.
Carol Rosin – Carol Rosin, an award-winning educator, author, and space and missile defense consultant was the first woman Corporate Manager of an aerospace company, Fairchild Industries, where, among her other responsibilities, she was a spokesperson for “the father of rocketry,” Dr. Wernher von Braun who revealed information to her about conspiracies to keep the existence of ETs secret. She has testified before both the US House and Senate, and has traveled worldwide to consult with companies, organizations, governments, the intelligence community, candidates, leaders and grass roots. She founded the original D.C.-based Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space (ISC0S). Rosin is regarded to be the original political architect of the movement to stop the SDI and ASATs.
Rainbow Eagle – Rainbow Eagle is an Okla-Choctaw American Indian. He is a Wisdom Keeper, honored with the responsibility of an Ancient Native American Peace Shield. He has spent most of his life travelling and living among traditional Native Americans, both on and off reservations in the United States and Canada, sharing with traditional people, and learning from their most respected elders. He is a revered storyteller and teacher, and includes in his teachings the Native American Star Stories, interactions between Native Americans and Star People.
Dr. John Alexander – John Alexander is a retired US Army Colonel and a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons. For the first time anywhere his new book, UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities, that provides a Government insider’s look at the UFO phenomena will be available He discusses the organization he created while on active duty to explore this topic. Comprised of members across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and aerospace industries he was surprised at what they learned when he briefed the leaders of many of those agencies. A very important aspect of this book is a description of how government agencies really work, and how an individual’s belief system impacts the organization’s operations.
Bob Dean – A Summing Up – Where to Go from Here – Robert Dean is a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army and claims to have viewed “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on Earth. He says that in 1964, USAF colonel Frank Collins gave him access to a copy of a document called “An Assessment: An Evaluation of a Possible Threat to Allied Forces in Europe”. He was surprised to discover that the document was a secret NATO report on UFOs. He now lectures on UFOs around the world and has been described as ‘an elder statesman of the UFO community’
Jeff Willes – Jeff has been researching UFOs and related phenomena for over 25 years. His initial interest in aliens didn’t start with a simple UFO sighting. He has been having sightings of UFOs and other odd experiences since 1975. In 1987, at the age of 17, he moved to Phoenix from Seattle with his family. Sky watching became his full time activity after getting his video camera in 1995. Since then Jeff has been able to get about 250 hours of solid UFO video and his footage has been featured in many programs including History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain.
Daniel Sheehan – Daniel Sheehan is a social activist who has spent virtually his entire life working on progressive social programs and initiatives. As the Legal Counsel on such nationally-recognized investigative cases involving government covert operations as The Karen Silkwood Case, The Iran/Contra Case, The Pentagon Papers Case, The Watergate Burglary Case, and The American Sanctuary Movement Case, Dan brings to the issue of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the UFO Phenomenon a unique background in investigating and exposing the world of American governmental covert operations, “black budget” operations, mind control programs, government disinformation projects, covert warfare and clandestine operations. He established the Christic Institute in Washington, DC, which for nearly two decades was the country’s preeminent public-interest law firm.
Antonio Huneeus – has covered the UFO field from an international perspective for over 30 years. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Japan. He was also the co-author of the Laurance Rockefeller-funded “UFO Briefing Document – The Best Available Evidence” and edited the book “A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic & Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR.” Huneeus studied French at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago in the 1970s. He has lectured at dozens of UFO Conferences all over the world and been interviewed by many media outlets including The Washington Post, the Sy-Fy and History Channels, Nippon-TV, etc. He received the “Ufologist of the Year” award at the National UFO Conference in Miami Beach in 1990 and the “Courage in Journalism” award at the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2007.
Col. Charles Halt – Colonel Charles Halt, USAF, retired, is the highest ranking U.S. military officer speaking out about his personal UFO experiences while in the military. In December of 1980, while the deputy base commander at the Bentwaters Royal Air Force base in England, he took a crew out into the Rendlesham forest to investigate mysterious lights that were seen in the forest. He was skeptical of the claims of other security personnel who said they had witnessed the lights the night before. After his experience this night, he was skeptical no longer.

Aerospace expert and astronaut create treaty for peace in space

Carol Rosin speaking for Phoenix MUFON
Carol Rosin speaking for Phoenix MUFON

Aerospace consultant, Dr. Carol Rosin, announced today at the International UFO Congress a proposed treaty she developed with her colleagues, including astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, to keep space free of weapons.

The introduction states:

Click the image to view the treaty.

The treaty in it’s entirety can be downloaded here.

UFO Convention Brings Skeptics, Scientists (and a Few Loonies) to Arizona

Joe Arpaio may be notorious for pursuing illegal aliens, but Arizona played home to those hunting a different type of alien -- or at least their spaceships -- this past weekend. The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort, just north of Fountain Hills on SR-87, was the host of the 20th annual International UFO Congress between Wednesday and Sunday, drawing hundreds of amateur Fox Mulders and Dana Scullys from around the world.
More than twenty speakers graced the stage over the five-day event with stories of crop circles, extraterrestrial contact, government cover-ups, and even Stan Romanek -- the self-claimed most abducted American in history.
A vendor's area filled up a ballroom of the hotel, with folks selling all of the paranormal staples -- crystal skulls, DVDs of UFO footage, alien-themed jewelry and clothing, homeopathic remedies, and authors peddling their expertise and experience to anyone willing to listen.
There were no tinfoil-hat salesmen or alien implants for purchase, but there was some serious stuff going on in that vendor's room.
We came across Ben Hansen, of the SyFy channel show "Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files," and he was a little pissed off.
Apparently a UFO debunker well known in the flying-saucer circles was making his rounds through the convention, trying to disprove everyone's alleged evidence.
He's not the typical skeptic like most UFO debunkers, Hansen says, and just goes out of his way to personally attack any and all research in the field.
Hansen gave us the detailed description of the guy -- heavyset, long-ish hair, glasses, and a bright t-shirt -- and told us to be on the lookout for him.
Aside from that, the UFO ladies loved Hansen, and they took as much of his time and autographed glossy pictures as he could bear.
Aside from the one hardcore debunker, Hansen was a happy guy, and he's stoked for the second season of "Fact or Faked," which starts its second season on March 23.

SyFy's Ben Hansen

The book authors were just as diverse as the rest.
There was former aerospace engineer T.L. Keller and his book, "The Total Novice's Guide to UFOs," and investigative journalist Leslie Kean -- who raked in one of the largest presentation crowds of the conference -- presented stories from her text, "UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record."
During Kean's presentation at the conference Saturday, she drew gasps from the crowd when she displayed a yet-unreleased photograph of an alleged UFO from the Chilean government.

Leslie Kean

MSNBC Interviews Leslie Kean Live From The International UFO Congress 2011 in Arizona

But the convention wasn't just about selling things and watching speakers at the podium.
On Friday night, local UFO hunter Jeff Willes headed a sky watch out in the desert a few miles down a dirt road from the hotel.
There was a television set up with a feed from some high-tech video cameras on site, as well as some pairs of night-vision goggles being passed around to look toward the skies.

Friday night's sky watch
Overcast in the sky and some technological issues set back the search for finding proof of extraterrestrial crafts above, but stories were shared amongst the dozens of people who made the trip.
Willes was showing some of his footage on the TV screen while cameras were being set up, and a light argument started between two men over the best locations to spot UFOs.
One man tells a new acquaintance nearby about how he often spots UFOs near his house in the mountains.
The man counters with his story, when he claims to have seen one overhead while driving on an interstate highway.
"I've never seen one float down the freeway!" the man replies to him, and they continue their discourse of UFO hotspots.
Other people at the site of the sky watch were just visiting the area, unaware that their location had just been overrun with UFO hopefuls.
But Willes - the king of Arizona UFO hunting, with more than 20 years of experience watching the skies and more than 250 hours of claimed UFO footage -- had skeptics and onlookers entertained past midnight.

Jeff Willes
Back at the hotel, there were "experiencer sessions" just about every day, although off-limits to media members, we'd heard from some conference-goers that sighting and abduction stories were rampant.
Add in the film festival screenings that took place every night at the hotel and the sweet Roswell t-shirts we bought from a vendor; the 20th annual International UFO Congress -- in its first year in Arizona -- wasn't that nerdy.
Okay, yes it was.

20th annual International UFO Congress kicks off in Fountain Hills

International UFO Congress 2011 reports


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