VA/NC Mutual UFO Network Getaway!

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VA/NC MUFON Smith Mountain Lake
UFO Conference!
Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Mariners Landing Resort and Conference Center

Near Lynchburg and Roanoke
Smith Mountain Lake    1217 Graves Harbor Trail    Huddleston, VA  24104

  I Hope You "Kept the Date..."

The VA-NC MUFON Getaway Weekend is set for Mariner's Landing, at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake with pristine lake views, heated pool,
boat rentals, spa, fitness center and too many amenities to mention.
A great program has taken shape and night skywatching should be spectacular!

          •  Learn More about UFOs from the Experts
          •  Hear About Compelling UFO Cases From VA & NC
          •  Hear Insights Directly from a MUFON Board Member
          •  Take a Test to Become a Certified Investigator

The resort features all condos with full kitchens:
Lake Views: 1-Bed Condo for $131, 2-Bed for $162, 3-Bed for $194.
Parking Lot View: 1-Room Studio for $83.
*These rates do not include applicable taxes & fees, currently at 15%.*


All rooms except the studio include a pull-out couch, so the more the merrier! Sunday, there will be no formal program, but I invite everyone to enjoy the area, take a dip in the pool, see a winery. I will have a courtesy condo available to all until 3:30pm Sunday, so you can shower & change your clothes, if necessary.


$55.00 Includes entire SATURDAY Program
September 27th, 2008  9:30AM to 10:30PM
Students With ID to Show Pay Only $45.00!
Everyone MUST Register in Advance By Tuesday, September 23, 2008 to Enjoy Lunch!


STEP 1: CALL the Resort at 1-800-851-4988 and tell them you need Group Reservations. Tell them you are with the "VA MUFON UFO Group" to get the lowest room rate & still be in the Conference Building and not be a mile away.
STEP 2: REGISTER with this site using PayPal, Credit Card or Check!

Registration Includes:
    • All Speakers, Sessions & Vending Area
    • Hot Plated Chicken Lunch (or Chef’s Vegetarian Choice)
    • Door Prizes
    • Dessert with Evening Speakers (After "On-Your-Own" Dinner)




Dr. Henry H. Bauer

Dr. Henry H. Bauer

Challenges and Advantages of Researching UFOs and Similar Subjects

Dr. Bauer comes to us most recently from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Science Studies and Dean Emeritus of Arts & Sciences. Prior to his stint at Tech, Dr. Bauer attended and taught at the University of Sydney, Australia; did post-doctoral work at the University of Michigan and the University of Kentucky; and had teaching assignments in England and Japan. No arm-chair scholar, he has examined various scientific unorthodoxies personally, most notably spending time at Loch Ness, Scotland tracking down it's famous sea monster. This research culminated in the writing of Enigma of Loch Ness: Making Sense of a Mystery. Other titles include, Beyond Velikovsky: The History of a Public Controversy, and Science or Pseudoscience: Magnetic Healing, Psychic Phenomena, and Other Heterodoxies. Dr. Bauer was born in Austria, educated in Australia and furthered his educational career around the globe. Dr. Bauer has published widely and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration (JSE) since 2000.


J. Brian Boldman

Angel Hair & UFOs

Brian Boldman is a North Carolina native who became interested in aviation at a young age. This led to a pilot's license and a career with a major airline as an FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. After witnessing two UFOs over Charlotte, NC in 1989, Brian began a study of the phenomenon, eventually specializing in angel hair research. Brian's tireless library research and FOIAs led to his compiling a database of over 250 cases. He has been published in the International UFO Reporter at and has self-published Angel Hair Newsclippings, 1947-2002 a collection of 60+ newspaper articles about angel hair cases. He has appeared at major conferences, is frequently doing media interviews and is proud to be a MUFON Field Investigator and Associate of CUFOS and the Society for Scientific Exploration.

J. Brian Boldman

Antonio Huneeus

Antonio Huneeus

A Survey of Retrieved Physical Evidence from South American UFO Cases

World traveler Antonio Huneeus was born in New York to a Chilean diplomat and a United Nations official. He studied French culture at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Journalism at the University of Chile, and Communications Theory at the Catholic University in Santiago. Antonio has covered the field from an international angle as a science journalist, investigator and lecturer the past 30 years. His articles have appeared in the Americas and throughout the world; Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and Japan. Antonio's most prestigious contribution to date was perhaps his co-writing in the mid-90's of the UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence, a Rockefeller/FUFOR commissioned report that was sent to members of Congress and selected VIPs worldwide. He has served MUFON quite ably in the past as International Director, speaking fluent Spanish, French and English.


George Fawcett

Curious George in UFO-Land

George began his UFO research in 1944 and has lectured at over 660 schools and groups in the US and throughout the world. He has authored over 100 UFO articles which have appeared in periodicals such as Search, Fate, Saga, Argosy, True, Flying Saucer Review, and the MUFON UFO Symposium Proceedings. George taught an accredited UFO course entitled, UFOs: A New Frontier of Science at Gaston College, Lincoln County. Fawcett's efforts in the UFO field landed him in both The UFO Encyclopedia by Margaret Sachs and The Encyclopedia of UFOs by Ronald R. Story, (both 1980). Fawcett has been a guest on dozens of radio and TV shows, too numerous to mention. He has been affiliated with just about every major UFO group since the dawn of the modern UFO era, including: the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO); the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP); the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS); the Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR); and of course, MUFON.

George Fawcett

Richard Lang

Richard Lang

Investigation Techniques from MUFON HQ & Experience
The Cape Fear River Case: An Extraordinary 2008 NC Abduction

Richard's keen interest in aviation led to a degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a certification as an FAA Commercial Pilot. Richard served as a flight instructor and later became drawn to becoming a Private Investigator and a Law Enforcement Officer, eventually assigned to a stint at the Charlottesville Airport after the September 11th attacks. He then served in the US Marshalls Service and ultimately within Homeland Security as a Liaison for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Today, Richard enjoys a successful career as a bank executive. Always equipped with a videocam, his many talents have not gone unnoticed; Richard received a unique MUFON Award in 1999 for his "Superior Investigation." He is currently Chief Investigator for NC and VA, and has recently been appointed to the elite MUFON STAR Team (Strike Team for Area Research). Richard helped research the recent NC multiple witness abduction case to be broadcast this fall on the Discovery Channel.


Susan Swiatek

Welcome & Overview of 2008 Symposium
Mysterious Virginia: Cases from My Files & the Pandora Project

Susan was born in Washington, DC, grew up outside Denver, Colorado, and since 1970 is again near the nation's capital, in Fairfax, Virginia. She is MUFON VA State Director and is active with the Fund for UFO Research, Inc. (FUFOR). Susan's early years were spent in the Rockies gazing up at the stars and reading such books as Charles Fort's Book of the Damned. When Betty and Barney Hill's Interrupted Journey exploded onto the pages of Look Magazine in 1966, she was hooked on the UFO mystery. Susan holds a BFA degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and is working in the publishing field. Susan hosted the 1999 International MUFON Symposium just outside Washington, DC and has lectured widely. Her artwork appears in books such as Ron Story's Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia and Richard Hall's The UFO Evidence-Part II. She has created many covers for the Fund and UFO Research Coalition (URC) publications.

Susan Swiatek

Robert Swiatek

Robert Swiatek

Natural Phenomena IFOs & Claims of the Skeptics

Robert has had a curiosity about space, aeronautics and UFOs all his life. From launching rockets as a boy to working as an intern at NASA during college, Robert has only continued to increase his knowledge of conventional space vehicles as well as unconventional UFOs. His degrees in Physics and Earth Science paved the way for a career at the US Patent Office where he is a Physics Examiner in aeronautics and astronautics. Robert has lectured at conferences throughout the US and contributed writing to numerous UFO projects and titles, especially for the Fund for UFO Research, Inc. (FUFOR). Robert is frequently seen turning up on the Discovery or History channels in various productions. His aggressive debating style on programs such as Larry King Live have won him accolades from many in the field. He has served as Secretary-Treasurer of both FUFOR (since 1986) and the UFO Research Coalition (URC) since its inception. Robert has been on the Board of MUFON since 2004.




Name Sales End Price Fee
EARLY BIRD (Includes Chicken Lunch & Evening Dessert)   Ended $55 $
EARLY BIRD VEGY (Includes Chef's Vegetarian Lunch & Dessert)   Ended $55 $
STUDENT with Current ID to Show -- Chicken Lunch   Ended $45 $
STUDENT with Current ID to Show -- Chef's Vegetarian Lunch   Ended $45 $
LATE BIRD -- Too Late for Food!   Ended $45 $
EVENING PROGRAM ONLY -- 7:30PM TO 10:15 PM   Ended $25 $

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