Speaker profiles...

Cheryl Costa

Cheryl Costa is an upstate New York resident and a NY native, who saw her first UFO at age twelve. A military veteran, she’s a retired Information Security professional from the Aerospace Industry.
She’s been a speaker at the International UFO Congress IUFOC and at the MUFON Symposium.
Cheryl writes the wildly popular UFO column “New York Skies” for SyracuseNewTimes.com. Besides being a journalist she’s also a published playwright. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Empire State College in Entertainment Writing.

She is the author of "UFO Sightings Desk Reference - United States of America 2001-2015". The first book of its kind, the "UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015" presents data and analysis for 100,000+ sightings of unidentified flying objects reported by individuals during the first 15 years of the 21st century.
The book is organized into beginning narrative sections including analysis of UFO sightings, frequently asked questions, and how to use this book, followed by the data. Charts, tables, and maps are presented of summary data for the entire US and individual chapters for all 50 states (down to the county level) plus the District of Columbia. Aimed at the serious UFO researcher, this comprehensive volume is also of value to academic and public libraries, news organizations, and anyone who is interested in what is flying in the skies over their heads where they live.

Jeff Wilson

Jeffrey Wilson, M.Sc., Director and co-founder of the Independent Crop Circle Researchers' Association (ICCRA) has been investigating crop circles that have been reported in the United States since 1996, and has visited well over 100 during the last twelve years. He was an early member of the Center for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS), in both the UK and USA branches before both organizations went defunct. He has been a contributor of USA crop circle reports to the Crop Circle Connector website since 1996. He was a frequent contributor to Crop Circle News until that website closed. His crop circle research has been covered by numerous newspapers across the USA, he is frequently interviewed on Linda Howe’s Earthfiles website, he's been a guest on various national and local TV networks, as well as national and local radio programs including Coast to Coast A.M. with George Noory.
Wilson received a Master's Degree in General Science from Eastern Michigan University located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he taught both Physics and Astronomy classes, and helped operate and maintain Sherzer Observatory on a volunteer basis. He has also designed and taught an online Astronomy class for the OMNIBUS Master's Degree program at Schoolcraft College (jointly with Madonna University) in Livonia, Michigan.
Wilson wanted to write his Master's thesis on crop circles but couldn't get any academics to sponsor it. Instead he received a grant for his thesis from NASA under the Michigan Space Grant Consortium to analyze and map geologic reflectivity data from NASA’s Lunar Prospector Mission. Wilson now works as an analyst in private industry.

Wilson currently serves as a volunteer board member of the Friends of the Serpent Mound as the Director of Special Events and Projects. He is also a contributing member of the Hanwakan Center for Prehistoric Astronomy, Cosmology, and Landscape Studies, a certified volunteer for the Ohio Historical Society, and a member of the Serpent Mound Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers.

Jeff returns this year (since his last presentation in 2013) to update us on his crop circle research and current projects.

Jeff Wilson's Web Site - The Independent Crop Circle Researchers' Association (ICCRA)

William Konkolesky

Bill Konkolesky is State Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network. He regularly delivers lectures on the UFO phenomenon in the Detroit Metro area and has also appeared on television, on radio, and in print, sharing his knowledge of and personal accounts with the UFO phenomenon. Konkolesky is a lifelong experiencer on an ongoing journey of discovery, trying to make some sense of the strange events that have happened to him.

"I live a normal life occasionally interrupted by unusual events".

"My very first memory, all the way back to age two, is of the night in 1973 when I was visited by a strange little man with giant gleaming eyes. This would be only the first of many encounters with very real beings of this kind I would have over the years. Some of these events were terrifying to the extreme. Added to this were the out-of-body experiences and psychic premonitions I was experiencing while growing up in a house that, on top of everything else, was also filled with ghost activity."

Bill's story is ongoing and on this return visit to our conference, he brings us up to date on his experiences since his last presentation in 2016.

"I am an experiencer."

His most recent book: "Experiencer - Raised In Two Worlds"


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"Some new and returning speakers will make this a memorable event"
- Thomas Wertman, State Director; MUFON of Ohio

Quality Inn and Suites
1000 Comfort Plaza Dr.
Bellville, OH 44813

10 am - 6 pm

The Quality Inn will provide a special discount rate of $95 plus tax per night for those
attending the conference who stay overnight (8/17/18 and/or 8/18/18). 
(The same price for both one king bed or two queen beds.)
There is also a microwave and refrigerator in each room as well as a free Continental Breakfast buffet. 

When you call for reservations (419-886-7000) please ask for the MUFON Attendees room rate. 
The cut off date for the advanced discount room reservation price is July 15th.

There will be a catered “Potato Bar” for $6.00 per person (advanced orders please)
It comes very highly recommended by the Quality Inn. Please include $6 per person if you wish to include in your advance ticket request.

The “Potato Bar” includes:
baked potato,
candied bacon, 
wasabi peas, 
honey butter, 
curry butter,
sour cream,
red pepper sour cream,
caramelized  onions,
cheese sauce, 
cheddar cheese,
hot pepper cheese, and
shredded beef stroganoff.

The Quality Inn Conference Center is located in Bellville, Ohio. 

It is located at Exit 165 on Interstate 71,
midway between Akron and Columbus, Ohio

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