More than 121,000 UFO sightings are reported each year in the United States alone, and Pennsylvania, a “hot spot” with over 5,176 logged events, currently ranks fifth in the nation for frequency of sightings. Anyone who has witnessed an event, wishes they had or is just curious about what else may be out there in the skies can enjoy the 2018 MUFON Symposium, a yearly gathering for sharing investigations, research and experiences.
The event will be held on July 27 to 29, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill. This year’s theme is “UFOs, Extraterrestrials and the Future of Humanity,” and opens with a free, public educational outreach day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. MUFON invites the public to learn more about UFOs and extraterrestrial phenomenon through their dynamic lectures.
Formed in 1969, MUFON is currently the oldest and largest civilian UFO-investigative organization, with over 4,000 members worldwide throughout 43 countries and in all 50 states. The group has over 500 certified field investigators worldwide, who undergo training and certification by MUFON.
Featured at the event is Peter Robbins, one of America’s most respected UFO investigative writers and the symposium’s master of ceremonies, who will welcome Lynne D. Kitei, M.D., a Phoenix physician who witnessed, photographed and videotaped “the Phoenix lights,” America’s most well documented mass UFO sighting, in 1997. Additionally, Travis Walton will speak about his experience as a logger who encountered a disc-shaped craft in 1975 and subsequently went missing for five days. A Q&A panel will follow.
Attendees can enjoy film screenings, an art exhibit and a vendor room, which is free and open to the public. Registered symposium attendees will have access to all 15 presenters. As an Early Bird Special, Natural Awakenings readers can use discount code CHERRY50 to receive $50 off of a “Full Symposium” ticket. This special ends June 30.
Location: 2349 W. Marlton Pk., Cherry Hill, NJ. For more information, visit MUFONSymposium.com. June 2018