This is a great conference! You East Coast researchers should support it! Put it on your 2009 calendar. The Atlantic UFO Conference will happen again next year in mid-February. Come and enjoy.There were great people at the conference.
The Atlantic UFO Conference was put on in a hurry, but the financial backer, a veterinarian (I love her already-- I have two wonderful cats), said “I knew I would bite the bullet on this”. But she really wanted it to happen. Dr.X______ says she will put on another conference next year. Why do I make this anonymous, because if you look at their web site here name is not mentioned. Shell we dismiss the money, and 15 minutes of fame factor, once and for all. This has been what is really about believing no matter what.
Friday night’s Meet the Speakers bash was first class: full bar, a chef cooking up tortellini in a fine sauce and, of course, assorted dessert delicacies. The hall was nicely lit --but a little small. On the other hand, I liked the intimacy of the place. Friday’s standout event was The First Atlantic Coast Lifetime Achievement Award:
Frank Filer of Filer’s Files, one of the UFO research greats!
It was great to be able to tell Frank Filer in person that people like him are the real stars of the stars of UFO field.
So you know, I was extremely tired at this conference, with my wife and her family going through horrendous medical emergencies the last three months. So remember, this is my Kind of Tired Guy take on the event.
This is one clip from a Video I was given at "The Atlantic East Coast Confernce" This guy was not looking for money just an explanation:
What a great surprise! Peter Davenport just blew me away. His presentation’s “the real beef”. Davenport is very conservative, dismissing 90 to 98 percent of UFO reports as explainable. But if you don’t believe in UFO craft after you hear him, you’re not a skeptic, in my book: you’ve already made up your mind.
Following the cases as they develop, watching the maps and trajectory of the sightings is mind boggling, and then, to have that followed by Sam Maranto who in his presentation, goes into extremely detailed research on some of those reports . In one follow-up Sam highlighted with video a type of triangle display. This set of witnesses had noticed these strange lights before, but this time they were ready and got it on video. These particular triangle lights were as big as passenger planes; one plane went by close so the observers were able to compare the them. Some conclude the triangle of lights was a solid object. I am not so sure, because precision movement by UFOs is well documented. Sam believes it is a solid object. He’s is going to give me a copy of the clear video he has, so look for that video on the Trianglular Lights here at UFO MEDIA MATTERS.
Budd Hopkins was ill and couldn’t attend. Budd is a national treasure to the UFO community. Get better soon. I like Budd’s approach to this whole subject, maintaining credibility before Congress and the press in presenting only what can be verified.
Steven Bassett filled in for Budd Hopkins, presenting material on the Exploits scene and that was kind of him. It seems that Steven sells timeshares; after learning that, a strange phrase came to mind on the Exopolitics Movement. The Exopolitics people have a great salesman, and great workers (UFO witnesses)--but a lousy product.
Richard Dolan was there. Richard got loud cheers, that’s how well respected he is. I always like his presentations. Richard dependably takes to task those who present a belief system as facts.
Paola Harris has moved from Italy to America. Her presentation’s highlight for me was the account of a former Minister of Defense in Canada’s who became interested in UFOs after reading “The Day After Rosewell” and how this top government official received inside information. The former Minister of Defense’s information channel was his son --though himself at the time was a complete skeptic-- who disclosed to his father that Roswell was true. The origin of that disclosure, it’s claimed, is a General “high up” in our government.
I always believe only part of what people “high up” in the government say. That way I don’t feel duped when they say something ridiculous later. Such government officials may know what really happened, but they are not going to tell us the truth …the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Tom Carey was there. Tom presented his fascinating material on Roswell. Tom spoke reverently about each deathbed confession and how these brave officers left the children a legacy of knowledge, known for certain, by only a handful of people on this world.
I have been dumbfounded from the very beginning by the lack of common sense exhibited by intelligent people who have so easily bought the MOGUL balloon theory. How sad. I’ve always been concerned how some of the best officers in our military were easily reduced to fools by those who never spent a day in the military, who convinced them to buy into this blatant deception. Some of our own UFO researchers --whose collective bias toward any ET hypothesis has become evident over time-- took this turn-off-your-brain and swallow the MOGUL balloon position.
I always felt they were a little removed from reality.
Witnesses who come forward with documented proof should be treated better than that. Do any of those researchers know what it is to a military family to lose a pension? How many of that brand of researcher has ever taken a comparable risk on anything? Book sales are one thing, making sure you can put food on the table, another.
Now to the Kumburgas, Turkey UFO video. I spoke at length with Farah Yurdozu, a famous UFO researcher from Turkey now living in Amercia. Here is what she said: yes, the Astronomy Sciences report claimed it was a UFO…but it was not extraterrestrial.
There is no way in a million years the University Department could know it was not extraterrestrial if they admit they were UFOs…Unidentified! So I asked Farah for specifics, and she asked me if I could read her language. Well, so much for open discourse. Farah kept objecting, with “…But it is not my case!” It may not be ‘her’ case, but if Farah believes this case was only some type of hype, she has an obligation to let the world know. Farah’s in an absolutely unique position here in America --and in the international UFO field-- to write something specific about it. She is a good presenter and will see her cases from Turkey phenomenal.
I write UFO MEDIA MATTERS because my bottom line is to help the 90% of UFO witnesses who never come forward. If the one-in-ten rule holds true, how many videos and photos never saw the light of day because of fear?
The Atlantic Coast UFO Conference is hip. It was done well and I loved it. Come out to the conferences yourself, and get a close look at the rich variety of material and the researchers. You’ll get an even stronger feel for the importance of every witness and supporting the “The Atlantic Coast UFO Conference” is a great idea.
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