Thursday, February 24, 2011

Experts Present Credible UFO Evidence at Scottsdale area Event

International UFO Congress 2011

UFOs are real say former high-ranking government and military officials
By Open Minds

The former Minister of Defence for Canada, a man tasked to investigate UFOs for Britain’s Ministry of Defence, multiple former U.S military personnel, and top experts will be presenting their take on the UFO phenomenon this February at the International UFO Congress. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the largest UFO Convention in the United States, and its first time in the Phoenix metro area.

Contrary to popular belief, many in the military do take UFOs seriously. Retired officers and other servicemen will be sharing their personal experiences observing UFOs during their time in the U.S. military. A retired Colonel, John Alexander, who investigated paranormal phenomena for the Army will be releasing his latest book on government UFO secrecy at the conference. Military witnesses in particular pique the interest of the public, as we saw with a recent Press Conference in Washington D.C. in which some of these same witnesses shared their stories.

Further indications of the public’s growing interest in credible UFO evidence was demonstrated by journalist, Leslie Kean’s new book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go On the Record, which hit the New York Times’ best seller list. She will be present at the conference, discussing the incredible media attention her book received, and reviewing some of its content, such as Ex-Arizona Governor, Fyfe Symington’s own sighting of the famous “Phoenix Lights” mass UFO sighting in 1997. Symington says he saw a vehicle he described as “enormous and inexplicable.” Frances Barwood, who was a Phoenix city council woman during the “Phoenix Lights”, will present her struggle trying to represent citizens who wanted a legitimate investigation of the incident.

Besides international representatives from the UK and Britain, a civilian researcher from Brazil will discuss his involvement with his government’s decision to investigate UFOs, an announcement that made worldwide headlines in 2010.

Conference organizer, Alejandro Rojas says, “The stigma associated with this phenomenon is dwindling, as prominent figures such as Stephen Hawking are announcing the likelihood that life exists on other planets. We hope that people come out and see what this is all about and how they can get involved.”

The International UFO Congress is an Arizona based organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to the research of UFOs. It was established in 1991 and hosts an annual conference which is the largest of its kind in the United States. It features presentations given by authors, researchers, experts, enthusiasts, and those who have witnessed paranormal or anomalous phenomena from all over the world. This event hosts over 20 Speakers, a Film Festival, and plenty of vendors.

  • Hon. Paul Hellyer, former Minister of Defence for Canada
  • Nick Pope, former head of the UFO desk at the U.K. Ministry of Defence
  • Col. Charles Halt, USAF Base Commander (Ret.)
  • Col. John Alexander, PhD, served in research and development, special operations, and Special Forces in the U.S. Army (Ret.)
  • Major George Filer, USAF Intelligence Officer (Ret.)
  • CSM Robert Dean, U.S. Army Command Sergeant (Ret.)
  • SSG James Penniston, USAF Staff Sergeant (Ret.)
  • A1C John Burroughs, USAF Airman 1st Class (Ret.)
  • Leslie Kean, investigative reporter, the Coalition for Freedom of Information
  • Stanton Friedman, Nuclear Physicist/author
  • Francis Barwood, Phoenix City Councilwoman (1997)
  • Dr. Carol Rosin, Aerospace consultant
  • Daniel Sheehan, JD, former General Counsel to the U.S. Jesuit National Headquarters

And many more…


Open Minds Production will be hosting the International UFO Congress, a five day event which will feature researchers and former high-ranking government and military officials presenting credible evidence for what the US Air Force describes as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). Representatives from England, Canada, Chile, Brazil, and the US will be providing insight into the global nature of this phenomenon.


Symposium: Wednesday, February 23rd 1 pm – Sunday, February 27th 5 pm.


Radisson Fort McDowell

10438 North Fort McDowell Road

Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264

CONTACT: Maureen Elsberry, Open Minds Marketing Director, Conference Organizer 480-302-2147

Alejandro Rojas, Open Minds Magazine Editor, Conference Organizer 480-302-2130

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