Friday, August 12, 2005

Seen a UFO? Share Stories and Learn More at Conference

Two alien research groups host regional meeting this weekend

By Ryan Clark
staff writer
The Enquire

     COVINGTON - Floyd Krebs remembers the first time he looked up at the sky in wonder.

He was 15, sneaking a cigarette inside the family's Chevy pickup in Independence.

I saw a triangle of light, and each point then flew in different directions," said Krebs, now 49 and living in Covington. "I didn't know what it was."

But now he says he knows it was an unidentified flying object. It's why he's going to Saturday's regional meeting of the Ohio Mutual UFO Network and Southwest Ohio Alien Abduction Research programs.

According to a poll conducted by the SciFi Channel, one in seven Americans say they, or someone they know, have seen something unidentified in the skies.

Anyone interested in the paranormal may trek to Kenton County Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The program includes an appearance by Dolores Cannon, a past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist, and Donnie Blessing, a UFO and alien abduction researcher and director of the Southern Ohio Section of the two organizations.

Krebs, who believes Earth is regularly visited by beings from other planets, said he plans to share an invention for protection against alien abduction. "It's basically like an alarm clock," he said.

Earle Benezet, a 58-year-old from Lexington, serves as the director of Kentucky's Mutual UFO Network. He also will attend the conference. He says he has experienced strange phenomena, including once seeing an eerie blue light enter his bedroom.

"It's almost as if it scanned my body," Benezet said. "And then I began to lose feeling in my feet."

Only at the point when he became terrified did the light disappear.

"It was as if they just wanted to show me what they could do," Benezet said.

Krebs said he is looking for one thing at the conference.

"Camaraderie," he said. "A lot of people who have been through something like this don't want to talk about it. I want to be there for those people, the ones who are scared."

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