Nick Redfern is the author of 3 best-selling books on UFOs and spoke at last year's Crash-Retrieval conference on C/R incidents from the United Kingdom. This year, Nick will be providing the audience with a detailed, historical breakdown of the many and varied C/R cases that have been reported over the course of the last century and from throughout the world. As well as encompassing new data and summarizing some of the more well known cases such as Roswell, Aztec, Kecksburg and Kingman, Nick's lecture will cover both seldom-discussed and previously-unknown crashed UFO incidents from China, the former Soviet Union, Africa, South America, Germany, Australia and the United States. The lecture will demonstrate the sheer scale of C/R reports on a global scale, their frequency and locations, and will provide the audience with a firm appreciation of what is probably the most important aspect of the UFO mystery.
As an investigative journalist and author, Jim Marrs explores the crash details of April 19, 1897, when a slow moving space ship crashed into a windmill, bursting into pieces. As the debris was searched, allegedly the body of a small alien was discovered. Some of the debris also revealed material sketched with a type of hieroglyphic. The town folk gave the deceased creature a proper burial in the local cemetery. Mr. Marrs provides fresh information and startling new evidence to this fascinating story.
The Shag Harbor Incident takes place in two parts. The first part of the incident involves the sighting, and then a witnessing of the entry or crash of an object into the waters adjacent to Shag Harbor on the southern tip of Nova Scotia on the night of October 4, 1967. There followed rescue attempts of a lighted object seen floating on the water by the RCMP and local fishermen, and the subsequent attempts by the authorities and the Canadian navy to find the object or traces of it on the bottom over a 4 day period. This part was in full view of the public and written about extensively in the daily newspapers. The second part of the incident unfolds over a period of 7 days and within a few hours of the incident at Shag Harbor when years later it is discovered that the object apparently made its way northeast some 23 miles to the mouth of Shelburne Harbor under the water and settled on offshore about 1.5 miles from a top-secret base at Government Point, it’s true purpose not known until 21 years later. Canadian Forces Base, Shelburne was actually a United States Navy SOUSOS base established many years earlier during the early years of the Cold War. During the 7 day period six or seven naval vessels were stationed over the object which was on the bottom in about 80 feet of water. Divers were sent down to ascertain what it was and observe it and took photographs of not one but two objects, one of which appeared to be lending assistance to the other. The first part of the incident is heavily documented while the second part is anecdotal information received from Army, Navy and Air Force personnel who were present during that 7 day period. It is the second part of the Shag Harbor Incident that will be the focus of the speaker’s presentation.
Twenty-four years after the fact England's Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO Incident (AKA the Rendlesham Forest Incident) still stands as the United Kingdom's seminal UFO event. While no serious allegations of a crash were involved, the Ministry of Defence and the United States Air Force's did what they could to downplay the events in question. Since the 1997 publication of the British best seller Left At East Gate by Larry Warren and Peter Robbins, Her Majesty's government has seen fit to release several hundred pages of documents, memos and letters pertaining to the events of December 1980. Other evidence supporting the book's accuracy has surfaced since then as well. In this talk Peter Robbins will take us through the original incident, then review key updates in the case. Robbins, who will be fresh from a speaking and research tour of the United Kingdom, will present material not previously aired in this country. Join us for what promises to be a most compelling presentation.
For 25 years as a TV producer and investigative reporter, I have tried to find facts about the important question: What does the United States government actually know about entities and technologies from UFO crash retrievals which have provoked an American policy of misinformation and denial in the interest of national security, since at least 1947 while at the same time, the American government and corporations have back-engineered the very same alien technology they deny exists.
In Part 1 of "The Presidents and the Hard Evidence" this presentation will present evidence that the President did know about hard evidence such as crash retrievals right from the start, and that he took steps to cover up the evidence. There will be evidence presented about the Canadian government involvement in the early days of Ufology, directed by Wilbert Smith who ran the official government investigation of flying saucers known as Project Magnet. Also discussed will be Smith's contact with the secret MJ-12 type group that controlled the most classified UFO evidence, and evidence that Smith was read into the crash retrieval program.
I will talk about Arthur Lundahl who was considered the preeminent intelligence officer of the 1950s. According to one CIA source Lundahl briefed at least three presidents on the subject of UFOs. I will look at Lundahl's involvement in UFO hardware recovered in 1952 and his successful attempt to communicate with an alien in 1959. Lastly I will detail Lundahl's contact to the present flood of UFO documents in the UFO community known as the Majestic Documents.
Eleven days after the 2004 presidential election, Stephen Bassett will give the conference Keynote. The politics of disclosure, exopolitics, and the requirements for REAL secrecy/intelligence reform directly engage issues which reside within the hidden core of an evolving governmental dysfunction which threatens the nation. The crash retrievals began in the 1940's; the cover-up followed. Six decades later, it is time for truth retrieval; and as of November 2, 2004, that becomes the job of the President Elect. Who will demand this of the elected administration? What has to be done? What is at stake?
Leonard H. Stringfield was known for his meticulously accurate interviews and his strict adherence to his word of honor about protecting witness identity. His records of crash retrievals are extensively detailed in the eight documents easily available over 17 years (1977 book "Situation Red-The UFO Siege", and seven UFO Crash/Retrieval Status Reports, ending in 1994). A clear and accurate summary of what one can conclude from this large data base would be very welcome and this paper is aimed at being such a summary. There are multiple reports covering the apparently identical crash retrievals, and numerous subtle corroborating statements by unrelated witnesses. Witness crash reports cover at least 30 years. The bottom line will attempt to answer the question, "How many crash retrievals actually occurred, and what are the implications for today?"
In December, 1995, when President Clinton visited Ireland, a schoolboy at a press conference asked whether the aliens had really crashed at Roswell. The President replied: "As far as I know, no spaceship crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947." The crowd roared with laughter. The network news didn't consider it worthwhile to broadcast the rest of what the President said, which was: "But if a spaceship did crash and aliens were recovered there, the Air Force hasn't told me about it, and I would like to know!" Paul Davids wrote the President to tell him what the Air Force didn't. His father, Dr. Jules Davids, was Bill Clinton's Professor of U.S. Diplomatic History at Georgetown University in 1968, and Paul's letter and evidentiary materials got through to the President and received a response.
How does one navigate through a morass of competing versions of "The Truth" in books and documentaries and government reports that are designed to shut off inquiry about the Roswell Incident and declare "CASE CLOSED"? How does one choose sides between authors and "authorities" who are at odds with one another -- and who are at one another's throats? Paul Davids will attempt to walk you through the minefield that every truth-seeker must traverse on the Road to Roswell, laying out the undisputed facts and the factual disputes, so that you will better understand why this case emerged for many as "Ground Zero" in the Great UFO Debate.
Dr. David Pace will discuss his experiences with the Soviet UFO Hierarchy, Scientific-Engineering and Medical as well as governmental. First will be a discussion of the history and genesis of the USSR's analogue to Majestic 12 program. The second part of the talk will encompass Soviet/Russian UFO crash retrievals and perspective on reverse science and engineering, along with his firsthand knowledge and experience with the Soviet analogues to America's Area 51. Specific examples of UFO crashes will be presented along with his insights about the reality of such events. Given Dr. Pace's experience, his insights into the USA - USSR coordination and communications around UFO events and technology constitute a true first in Ufology.
Part 2 of "The Presidents and the Hard Evidence" will discuss Lyndon Johnson and the role of the presidents in the post Project Blue Book era. The names of the presidents who were briefed will be named, and those names will surprise some people.
A key part of this part of the presentation will be the role of President Richard Nixon in UFOs, and the importance of the "Holloman Air Force Base film" story that occurred during his administration. I will present many new facts about this fascinating story that have never been heard before, including a letter signed by President Nixon that could become one of the most significant UFO documents ever released.
The presentation will also look at a major disclosure effort that was initiated during the Reagan administration to release UFO films, and to familiarize the public with the story about a live alien recovered in a UFO crash retrieval. The Reagan administration was also the period when UFO documents started to leak into the UFO community. This will be discussed at some length.
At first glance you would not think that murder would be necessary in the name of UFO secrecy, however, the data shows otherwise. A review of the most suspect deaths will be presented with details of how the person died and probability against chance. Prudent speculation and supporting data for murder will be provided as well. The lecture will discuss famous people such as James Forrestal, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, RFK as well as lesser know people such as James E McDonald, William R. Lovelace II, and John Murphy, the Kecksburg, PA UFO crash reporter.
In my new documentary, Aztec 1948, I take a fresh look at the Aztec flying saucer story, which has resurfaced thanks largely to the efforts of researcher Scott Ramsey. The film re-examines the long-held view that the Aztec story was a fraud perpetrated by con-men Silas Newton and Leo Gebauer. In my presentation I will discuss new evidence that may corroborate the story first recounted in Frank Scully's book Behind The Flying Saucers. This evidence includes new witnesses, the secret radar bases that the skeptics long denied existed, some facts about Newton and Gebauer that the skeptics don't want to talk about, and a critical look at the relevance of the alleged diary of Silas Newton, purportedly shown to researcher and Roswell / Aztec skeptic Karl Pflock by an anonymous source.
The presentation will focus on the most sophisticated analysis of General Ramey’s memo with 85% of the words clearly determined, including competing opinions. Other surprising details are that there were two photographers of the office debris not counting the photos of the weather officer. The exact time of day is computed via solar angle on one of the six Ramey office photographs.
In 1947, Mr. Mac Brazel discovered a considerable amount of debris of unknown origin on the Foster Ranch near Corona, New Mexico, my home town. Mac came to Corona to request my father to go out to the ranch and see what was there. My father declined. A couple of years later Mac's son, Bill Brazel, showed some of this debris in my father's bar in Corona, and shortly thereafter "the Government" came and confiscated this debris. About 1987, Loretta Proctor told my mother and me about Mac Brazel showing some of the debris to her husband, Floyd, and her. Loretta said this unusual debris would not scratch or burn. In March 2004, Mr. Art Campbell was a presenter at the UFO Symposium in Aztec, New Mexico. Art discussed some very unusual parts and pieces that he has, that may be from the 1947 UFO crash on the Plains of Saint Augustine in New Mexico. Art and I became friends and discussed sharing a "dig" at the Plains of Saint Augustine in June, 2004. This "dig" came off beautifully. Nine of us, using four, twelve-foot-tall A-frame structures, each with a 2' x 3' screen basket, sifted a considerable amount of soil. We were successful in retrieving a few pieces of metal foil (one piece about 50sq. in., and one piece that has two "seamed" edges), and a shard of "wax." We are in the process of having the metal foil pieces analyzed. I presented a piece of this metal foil to Mr. Stanton Friedman to be passed on to the UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico, while he was on stage there at the Museum on July 3, 2004. The Museum is having this piece of metal foil analyzed.