Peter Robbins does things with a passion. Despite initial technical difficulties, Peter eloquently presented an example of how UFOlogy is sometimes frought with mis-information and, occasionally, downright deception. Supplementing his discussion with fine graphics and photographs, Peter laid out for the audience the often mis-understood timeline of the Rendlesham events and how the state of International politics played a large role in the unfolding of events in the fall of 1980. He pointed out how contradictory statements from the various parties involved serve to do little more than harm the credibility of the event as a whole, only serving to muddy the waters of a most incredible incident.
Peter brought to the conference many years of experience in attempting to address a subject without precedent, and without uniform agreement in where the truth lies.
He is co-author (along with Larry Warren) of the British best-seller "Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation". He is the author of "Deliberate Deception: A Case of Disinformation in the UFO Research Community", and "Halt In Woodbridge: An Air Force Colonelís Thirty-Year Fight To Silence An Authentic UFO Whistle-Blower".
Jim's current book: "Halt In Woodbridge: An Air Force Colonel's Thirty-Year Fight To Silence An Authentic UFO Whistle-Blower"
Jen Stein is on a mission. Several missions, in fact; and usually at the same time. Jen presented a concise and detailed overview of the crop circle phenomenon. She can be expected to do her homework, and did not fail to educate our audience on the history, potential causes, and the state of current research of this puzzling phenomenon. Jen cited the research of Jeff Wilson, (one of our 2013 conferenece speakers) whose maticulous research into the crop circle phenonenon continues to be cutting edge in his field (no pun intended).
As the producer of a feature length documentary about abductee Travis Walton, Jen graciously allowed a preview of her film to be shown during the lunch hour of our conference. An extrememly well produced production, it easily held the audience's attention and was definitely considered a "conference bonus" by all in attendance.
In 2012 Jennifer won two Open Minds' International UFO Congress EBE film festival awards for her co-production of the Disclosure Dialogues with Ron James. She again succeeded in winning two more EBEs at the 2015 Open Minds' film festival for her film "Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton". Jennifer has produced numerous video treatments for speakers in the UFO field and hosts her own cable network television show.
Jennifer is a State Section Director and field investigator for MUFON.
Her most recent documentary film: "Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton"
"Missions" seemed to be the underlying theme this year and Bill kept up with the day's pace. Bill presented this year's audience with his very personal account of his life as an "abductee"; or "experiencer" as he likes to call himself. He lifted the veil of mystery surrounding who "experiencers" are and exploded many of the popular myths about how the "average" person can find themselves burdened with a "secret" that is both misunderstood and usually not believed by those around them, including close family and friends.
Bill presented himself as a "normal" and extremely likeable individual caught up in events for which he has no rational explanation to this day. He can only relate that what has happened has greatly shaped the person he is and has been a source of personal growth. A married family man with two children, Bill feels compelled to speak out about his experiences to help others who share common experiences but may be afraid to share for fear of ridicule. Our audience had no problem in liking Bill and accepting the stories he related about his personal growth and the questions that remain related to the ongoing phenomenon he periodically encounters through his life.
His most recent book: "Experiencer - Raised In Two Worlds"
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