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This first of its kind conference will examine both current knowledge and future possibilities within the fast-growing, scientific exploration of outer space. Through the interface of cosmology, astrobiology, sociology and cutting edge physics, we will explore the search for earth-like exoplanets and extraterrestrial life; the potential implications of contact; and technologies which might exist within civilizations thousands or millions of years ahead of us. We will also present a rigorous and rational overview of the UFO question, as it should be understood within a scientific, historical context. Our goal is to bring these many interrelated areas together for the first time, as presented only by leading, credentialed professionals, and to begin a dialogue within an expanded scientific framework about the search for signs of life in the cosmos and its implications.
Speakers… George Knapp Jeffrey Bennett John Alexander Lee Speigel Leslie Kean Ron Westrum Ted Peters Wilfried De Brouwer with more on the way, as well…
Las Vegas , Nevada · October 5 – 7, 2012
This fine report on the Area 51 Exhibit at The Atomic Testing Museum was passed on to us by a friend… it’s
by Kristen Peterson, for the Las Vegas Weekly, on Wed, May 16, 2012 (5:45 p.m.) Read it at the Source
Well, this is interesting. There’s an alien lying on a hospital bed and a larger-than-life wall-sized photo of Lonnie Hammargren dressed in medical scrubs behind it. The implication here is that Dr. Hammargren, former Lieutenant Governor and neurosurgeon, conducted alien autopsies. It’s a little joke thrown in by the Atomic Testing Museum for its Area 51: Myth or Reality exhibit.
Naturally, a Department of Energy-mounted exhibit of its legendary desert laboratory northwest of Las Vegas is going to have fun with extra-terrestrial fascination. Given the intrigue of Area 51, it makes sense they’d tip a hat to little green men and flying saucers through references to UFO sightings throughout history, newspaper and radio clips of the 1947 crash in Roswell, New Mexico, and even a George Knapp room.
But following a section on outer space and the SETI program, Area 51 gets to the meat: the U.S. government’s once-classified aircraft and projects, including videos of test pilots discussing their experiences in supersonic speed and reverse engineering of Soviet crafts. On display are an A-12 pressure suit worn by pilots, tires from the A-12 and scale models, including one of Avrocar, a flying saucer built because the U.S. government thought that Soviets had built them. There’s obviously no reference to Josef Stalin’s Soviet saucer filled with surgically deformed children, as disclosed in Annie Jacobsen’s 2011 much-discussed book, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base. As with everything regarding Area 51, the truth and/or complete fictional absurdity has a classified shelf life.
George Knapp to be at the National Atomic Testing Museum on April 24!
9/8/2011 • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Room: Main Theater
Author: Dr. John Alexander
Former Green Beret commander and developer of weapons at Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. John Alexander has a long history of travelling a fine line between traditional science and studying various phenomena. In this program, Alexander and George Knapp will reviews major events in UFO history, discussing both facts and flaws, and Alexander’s book, “UFO: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities.”
During the 1980s, Alexander organized an interagency group to explore the evidence, with participants from the military, CIA, and aerospace industry examining classic cases, including Roswell; unexplained incidents occurring within the U.S. strategic defense systems, the Phoenix Lights, and the documented radiation poisoning suffered by Betty Cash and Vicky Landrum after their reported 1980 encounter near Houston.
He has been a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons since he created renewed interest in the field. He has traveled to ALL of the continents on Earth. Currently Alexander is a private consultant and a Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University. His books include, “The Warrior’s Edge,” “Future War,” and the sequel, “Winning the War.”
A book signing and reception will follow the discussion.
Should be a promising lecture, we think…
by George Knapp
If you believe, as I do, that all news stories have a legitimate Las Vegas angle, then you might have been wondering when we would see a local connection to the WikiLeaks scandal. Well, here it is.
WikiLeaks honcho Julian Assange has been asked whether there are any tell-all documents regarding UFOs in the huge cache of papers he has obtained from classified sources. He hinted that there were a few passing references, nothing Earth-shattering.
Sure enough, it turns out the most interesting of the diplomatic cables that mention UFOs focus on the activities of the Raelians, a religious group that believes humans were created in a lab by space aliens. Some of the cables leaked to Assange discuss whether the Raelians should be viewed as a danger to themselves or others, describing the group as a cult.
For the record, the Raelians moved their North American HQ from Canada to sunny Las Vegas a few years ago, and the prophet Rael is regularly in and out of town. My guess is that they are having way too much fun to be a danger to themselves or anyone else.
George Knapp is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for KLAS-TV Channel 8. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Last updated on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:52 am
This is the second part of a two part series wherein Above Top Secret and George Knapp expose the Bureau of Land Management’s systematic killing of Nevada’s wild horses, so that BP and other oil concerns can lay more oil pipeline.