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Speakers for the upcoming Out of This World UFO Conference and Golf Tournament.
Want to meet some of the most influential people studying ufology today? Get out to Galena, IL, May 28-31, for the Illinois Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) sponsored conference.
And if you like serious talk about UFOs and you play golf - you're in for a treat.
MUFON's Illinois Director, Sam Maranto, set the conference at the famous Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa - and wrapped a golf tournament around the affair.
The Out of This World UFO Conference and Golf Tournament includes some very well known speakers.
Beyond golf and the speaker sessions, the four-day event includes dinner in historical Galena, Mystery and History Ghost Tours, and a Night Watch and Star Gazing event.
Speaker Line-up: Who's Who?
If you happen to be a beginner ufologist and are not familiar with the names - check out this impressive list of speakers.
Image: Roswell Daily Record from July 8, 1947.
Stanton Friedman - An advanced nuclear and space systems physicist, Mr. Friedman has spoken at more than 600 colleges and over 100 professional groups in all 50 states and 16 other countries, and has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio programs. He is a world-renown UFO researcher and author of numerous books on ufology - most recently - of Flying Saucers and Science.
Richard Dolan - A gifted historian, Richard is considered a foremost UFO researcher and is the author of UFOs and the National Security State. He studied at Oxford University before recieving his graduates degree in history and lectures around the country and in the media on the general topic of UFOs. Author of UFOs and the National Security State.
Kathleen Marden - Kathleen, a certified hypnotherapist and educator, was a close relative of Betty and Barney Hill and authored Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World's First Documented Alien Abduction, co-authored with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton Friedman. She lectures and is frequently seen on TV as an expert on UFO abductions.
Jesse Marcel, Jr. - Jesse retired as a Colonel from the USAF after serving for 38 years as a flight surgeon. He is one of the few witnesses to the wreckage of the Roswell Incident and is often a guest on TV and radio programs on the subjects of UFOs and his father, Captain Jesse Marcel, stationed at Roswell AFB at the time of the UFO crash.
Kevin Randle - Kevin was a former Army pilot and USAF intelligence officer. He has a PhD in psychology and is an author of over 100 books including many books on the UFO phenomenon (Roswell Revisited). He appears as a guest on TV programs and documentaries and hosts his own UFO program on the radio.
Donald Schmidt - Author of the best-seller, UFO Crash at Roswell, Don has continued his investigations into the incident,
uncovering new evidence and coverups. He is also a frequent speaker in documentaries and TV programs
and on the radio. He is a regular lecturer at Illinois MUFON conferences.
Ted Phillips -A co-worker and close friend of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Ted is a physical evidence researcher who investigated
over 600 suspected UFO landings. He has met with representatives at the UN and appeared on numerous
TV and radio programs and documentaries. Ted is the director of the Center for Physical Trace Research.
Sam Maranto - Sam is the State Director of Illinois MUFON and the leading researcher into the Tinley Park Lights in Illinois.
He has appeared numerous times on UFO Hunters and other TV documentaries and is heard discussing the subject of UFOs on many radio stations both statewide and nationally.