EUREKA SPRINGS -- The 21st Annual Ozark UFO Conference will be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, April 10-12.
The conference will include eight lectures and audio-visual presentations on Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning "mini-sessions"will include speakers and videotape session.
There will be considerable attention paid to the alleged government cover-up of UFO's. Grant Cameron, whose Web site is entitled "A Tale of Extraterrestrial Politics in the White House," will address the conference on presidential knowledge of UFO's. Richard Dolan, author of UFO's and the National Security State, will discuss exposing the alleged decades-old government cover-up of the subject.
Wendelle C. Stevens is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot turned UFO investigator and researcher. His military career included UFO sightings reports and film footage made by Air Force crews. Stevens will speak on what has become his lifelong interest in uncovering the truth regarding UFO activity.
Presenter Dr. Joseph P. Farrell, of Sioux Falls, S.D., has a doctorate in patristics, the study of early Christian writers, from the University of Oxford. His first book. "Giza DeathStar," was published in 2002. Later works include "The Cosmic War: Interplanetary Warfare," "Modern Physics," "Ancient Texts," "Secrets of the Unified Field: The Philadelphia Experiment, the Nazi Bell," and "The Discarded Theory."
Dr. Paul LaViolette, Ph.D., will focus on reverse engineering of UFO technologies. Author of "The Talk of the Galaxy," "Earth Under Fire," "Genesis of the Cosmos (Beyond the Big Bang)," "Subquantum Kinetics," and editor of "A Systems View of Man," LaViolette received his B.A. in physics from Johns Hopkins, his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and Ph.D. from Portland State University. He is currently president of the Starburst Foundation, an interdisciplinary scientific research institute, and is a resident of Athens, Greece.
Presenter Ted Phillips will have a much shorter trip to the conference. The Reeds Spring, Mo., resident's presentation, "The Marley Woods: Ten Years of Research," will detail decades of strange encounters and sightings near Altus Spring Hollow, Mo.
Several presenters return from last year's conference lineup, including Timothy Good, Linda Moulton Howe and Allison Joiner.
Good has interviewed key UFO witnesses including astronauts, military and intelligence specialists, pilots, politicians and scientists. The British researcher has amassed a wealth of evidence of the existence of UFO's, including several thousand declassified intelligence documents. He has published six books on the subject.
Emmy Award-winning TV producer, investigative reporter and author Howe will deliver a presentation entitled "Bentwaters 1980: Telepathic Lights?" Her Web site received the 2006 W3 Silver Award for excellence in news, the 2003 Web Award for Standard of Excellence and the 2000 Encyclopedia Britannica Award honoring internet excellence.
Reporter Angela Joiner returns to update the conference on her investigation of strange lights and sightings early last year in Stephenville, Texas.
Registration is $50 per person at the door or $45 in advance, and starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 10. The conference begins at 1 p.m. that day and concludes at noon on Sunday, April 12.
Advance registration is available by mail at: Ozark UFO Conference, #2 Caney Valley Drive, Plumerville, AR 72127-8725. Additional information may be obtained by phone at (501)354-2558 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Resort is setting aside a block of rooms for conference use. Room reservations can be made by calling the Inn at (479) 253-9768 or 800-552-3785, or by writing to the Inn at P.O. Box 431, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Their special room rate for the conference is $68 for double occupancy; other rates apply for other types of rooms. Other Eureka Springs lodging info is available on-line at: www.eurekasprings.org/placestostay/.