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Attending the ‘World’s Biggest UFO Conference’ Showed Me It’s a Golden Age for Believers

by Nick Rose                      June 5, 2019                      (vice.com)

• Over the weekend of June 1st, 3,000 people (at least) attended the seventh annual ‘Contact in the Desert’ (CITD), which bills itself as the world’s largest UFO conference. It was again held at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, a four-star hotel in Indian Wells, California (east of Los Angeles). The tinfoil hat and tie-dye shirt wearing ‘conspiracy theorists’ seem to have been replaced by droves of serious truth-seekers, many of whom traveled thousands of miles to deepen their search and knowledge of scientific, personal, and spiritual truths about UFOs.

• CITD is described as a “gateway through which attendees can gain knowledge and the most up-to-date research on UFOs, ancient aliens, human origins, crop circles, government disclosure, extraterrestrial visitation, interplanetary living, contact and abduction experiences. Hosting 50 lectures and 36 workshops by scientists, abductees, ex-military, the guy from Ancient Aliens, and many other stalwarts of the UFO circuit, the CITD conference is like stepping into a YouTube UFO rabbit hole.

• While the US Navy’s recent acknowledgment of flying “tic-tacs” has renewed mainstream interest surrounding UFOs, many of those at CITD considered this to be only a “soft disclosure” by the US military of a larger UFO presence – a small chapter in a quest to identify the source of UFOs that stretches back decades, even millennia.

• We spoke to some of the attendees at Contact in the Desert. (Below are their paraphrased expressions):

o Autumn, 24: UFOs are a combination of military technology, interplanetary visitors, and inter-dimensional beings traveling through wormholes. Knowing about UFOs is better than not knowing. The people that gather at UFO conferences compare it to being at church. Everyone holds a common belief system that other people might not agree with. Everyone is at a different level of discovering the truth. By becoming more informed they’re becoming better people.

o Adam, 28:   We seek connection, understanding, purpose, and ancestry – where do we come from? What are we? Why are we? We are part of something much greater than ourselves. I’m here to explore myself, which is an extension of all this. There are so many lies around the subject of UFOs. In the past, information was heavily controlled. Now, in an age of readily available information, the truth is out there.

o Marc, 51:   I’m really into ancient archaeology and history in general. Add in the alien flavor here and it’s actually quite a blast. No one is judged here. A couple of times in my life, I’ve seen the white orbs and once saw a mysterious black object in the sky. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that UFOs are here. They’ve been saying the same thing for the last 30 years, but I think disclosure is coming.

o Carolyn:   Some say UFOs are us from the future. Others say they’re from an underground civilization. I don’t know. I’m just looking for everybody’s input,what they’ve experienced and learned. Most people are locked into what they’ve been taught. If it is outside of their paradigm they can’t cope. But the way things are going, the government is going to have to give up playing stupid and admit what they know. Disclosure has got to come soon.

o Lara:   The Navy’s recent acknowledgment of UFO sightings is a “soft disclosure”, e.g.: revealing information but never getting to the truth, and controlling what the truth is going to be. The government doesn’t want to freak people out. I’ve seen shiny disks, glowing orbs, a cylinder over Burbank, a cube morphing out of a cloud. I’ve been to ECETI Ranch and seen UFOs come up over the mountains there. They may be aliens from this this dimension, or inter-dimensional beings from a multiverse. I don’t know. I wanted to be among people where I could speak the truth and be myself. People accuse us of dreaming or hallucinating, or being on drugs. I don’t take drugs. I feel like I’m coming into my own being, hopefully a more evolved being.

 

With the US Navy’s recent acknowledgement of a pesky and persistent flying “tic-tac” problem has come a renewed mainstream interest (and suspicion) surrounding UFOs.

But for the 3,000 attendees of last weekend’s Contact in the Desert, which bills itself as the world’s largest UFO conference, this “soft disclosure” by the US military is just a small chapter in a story that stretches back decades, even millennia, in a quest to identify the unidentified vessels that apparently fill the sky.

The conference website describes it as a “gateway through which attendees can gain knowledge and the most up-to-date research on UFOs, ancient aliens, human origins, crop circles, government disclosure, extraterrestrial visitation, interplanetary living, contact and abduction experiences, and the ‘need to know’”—a hotel buffet of the paranormal.

Walking into the lobby of the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa was like physically stepping into a late-night YouTube UFO rabbit hole, but with the welcome presence of human interaction, and a programme of 50 lectures and 36 workshops by scientists, alleged abductees, ex-military, the guy from Ancient Aliens, and many other stalwarts of the UFO circuit.

The phenomenon of unidentified flying objects may, by definition, always be at the edge of human knowledge, but the tinfoil hats and tie-dye shirts of yore seem to be long gone. We spoke to some of the truth-seekers at Contact in the Desert, many of whom drove or flew thousands of miles to deepen their knowledge of the unknowable, about their search for scientific, personal, and spiritual truths about UFOs.

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Man Has Been in Contact With Aliens and NASA Knows

by Sean Martin                   May 22, 2019                       (express.co.uk)

• In 1975, Billy Meier released a now iconic clear image of what appears to be a UFO zooming past a tree (The ‘I Want To Believe’ poster in Fox Mulder’s office, pictured above). Meier subsequently claimed that he had been in constant contact with aliens.

• Paranormal theorist Michael Horn claims to have conducted hundreds of interviews, including NASA employees, in his research to prove that Billy Meier, the Swiss UFO contactee, was in fact truthful. Using scientific methodologies with state-of-the-art software to analyse and authenticate his evidence, Horn claims to have “found over 250 examples of specific, previously unknown scientific information that Meier published”.

• Meier claims to have information provided to him by aliens “about every planet in the solar system, as well as black holes, the speed of gravity, the impending threat posed by asteroid Apophis, and terrestrial environmental, seismic and volcanic events”. Horn says that aliens have been warning Mr Meier about the fate of humanity.

• “If deemed genuine, we are now confronted with the most important – and unexpected – discovery in science and human history, the confirmed existence of, and ongoing contact with, intelligent extraterrestrial life.” Says Horn. “Should that be the case, we will want to pay particular attention to the warnings they have provided about coming environmental, geopolitical and financial events that may threaten our future survival.

• Horn spoke to NASA-USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff, who stated, “I should say that I have long hoped that we have or will be contacted by advanced civilizations and that we could learn from them, and that the statistics of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy suggests that there are probably many advanced civilizations.”

• Horn will present his research at the ‘Contact in the Desert’ UFO festival (this weekend) in Indian Wells, California.

 

In 1975, Swiss recluse Billy Meier stunned the world when he released an image of what appears to be a UFO zooming past a tree. The image is crystal clear, and had UFO enthusiasts convinced it is evidence of extraterrestrials visiting Earth. Mr Meier has subsequently claimed that he has been in constant contact with aliens, and is now the subject of new research which states that Mr Meier’s claims are indeed true.

              Billy Meier

Paranormal theorist Michael Horn claims to have conducted hundreds of interviews with employees from the likes of NASA as part of his research and says he has conclusive proof that the Swiss man was being truthful.

As part of the research, Mr Horn spoke to NASA-USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff, with the latter telling him: “I should say that I have long hoped that we have or will be contacted by advanced civilisations and that we could learn from them, and that the statistics of potentially habitable planets in our galaxy suggests that there are probably many advanced civilisations.”

Mr Horn claims to have “found over 250 examples of specific, previously unknown scientific information that Meier published”, according to a press release.

             Michael Horn

The new research states Mr Meier claims to have had information provided to him by aliens “about every planet in the solar system, as well as black holes, the speed of gravity, the impending threat posed by asteroid Apophis, and terrestrial environmental, seismic and volcanic events”.

As a result, Mr Horn, who will present his research at the ‘Contact in the Desert’ UFO festival, says aliens have been warning Mr Meier about the fate of humanity.

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Experts Present Their Evidence of Ancient Aliens Roaming Earth at Contact in the Desert

by Corinne S. Kennedy               June 3, 2018             (desertsun.com)

• Hundreds (more?) of people gathered at the posh Renaissance Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California (just southeast of L.A. near Palm Springs) over the weekend of June 1st – 3rd to attend ‘Contact in the Desert’, an annual conference devoted to all things extraterrestrial. The conference was moved to Indian Wells from the desert town of Joshua Tree, where it has been held until now, because an increasing number of attendees were looking for a little more comfort than they were finding in the Yucca Valley desert, organizers said.

• This year’s Contact in the Desert featured a lineup that boasted PhDs, a former congressman, a Naval pilot, a man who researched UFOs for the British government and a former NASA employee who worked on the Apollo moon missions, among others (including ExoPolitics/ExoNews’ own Dr. Michael Salla). Conference-goers were treated to lectures and workshops on everything from UFO sightings, crop circles, the influence of aliens on ancient human societies, and the relationship between military forces and extraterrestrial beings.

• One of the featured speakers, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, the guy with the wild hair on the History Channel program “Ancient Aliens,” spoke about the technological developments that were brought to the ancient humans on earth. “The reason that we’re in the crap that we’re in today is because of misunderstood technology,” he said. “The reason we have religions today is because of misunderstood visits of extraterrestrials.” Tsoukalos says that examples of ancient technology, including the pyramids in Giza or Central America and ancient art and literature, pointed to signs of extraterrestrials who shared their technology with less advanced human societies on earth.

• Tsoukalos said that archaeologists and historians often dismissed ancient artwork depicting possible extraterrestrials as being beliefs in gods or magic, which was an insult to the intelligence of older civilizations. “We, people like us, are at least entertaining the question ‘where did it all come from?’.”

• Tsoukalos speculates that humans will eventually become the deep space explorers, sharing agriculture and engineering with other less technologically advanced alien societies.

 

The world is full of unanswered questions. And while it’s alright to admit if you don’t have an answer, the questions still need to be asked.

At least that was the consensus of experts and attendees at Contact in the Desert, an annual conference devoted to all things extraterrestrial. Hundreds of people gathered in at the Renaissance Resort and Spa in Indian Wells over the weekend, bound together by the belief that there’s something more to our world and the universe than many people realize or believe.

          Renaissance Resort and Spa
            in Indian Wells, California

The meeting, normally held in nearby Joshua Tree—an altogether more eclectic town than Indian Wells—was moved to the resort because the increasing number of attendees were looking for a little more luxury than they were finding in the high desert, organizers told The Desert Sun before the event.

While the subject of aliens, specifically contact with extraterrestrials and their presence on earth, has often drawn mocking and charges of pseudoscience, Contact in the Desert featured a lineup that boasted PhDs, a former congressman, a Naval pilot, a man who researched UFOs for the British government and a former NASA employee who worked on the Apollo moon missions, among others.

Conference-goers were treated to lectures and workshops on everything from UFO sightings, crop circles, the influence of aliens on ancient human societies and the relationship between military forces and extraterrestrial beings.

                    Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

One of Sunday’s featured speakers, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, famous for being the guy with the wild hair on the History Channel program “Ancient Aliens,” spoke about what he said were examples of the contact between ancient peoples of Earth and extraterrestrial beings.

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