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The 2015 UNO MUFON Symposium

UFOs and other related fields will be discussed and debated in great detail at the sixth annual University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) MUFON UFO Society’s Symposium on Friday, November 20th.

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at UNO’s CPACS building room 101, attendees will hear from a variety of local and regional speakers and experts in the UFO field.

This event is being hosted by the UNO MUFON UFO Society as well as two local groups, the Omaha UFO Study Group and Nebraska MUFON.

“The purpose of our study group – and this event in particular – is to look at the logical, scientific and rational explanations of the UFO phenomenon,” said Dave Pares, adjunct professor of geography and meteorology at UNO and faculty advisor for the UNO MUFON UFO Society. “But, we like to have fun and are open to exploring all kinds of evidence.”

Tickets are $10 per person and available at the door on November 20th. UNO students get in for free with I.D.

                              The day’s agenda is as follows:

5:00 p.m.               Doors Open, free parking on campus

6:00 - 6:05 p.m.     Welcome by Kyle Finley

6:05 - 6:45 p.m.     Steve Snodgrass, “Alien Ontology”

6:45 - 6:55 p.m.     Break

6:55 - 7:15 p.m.     Rich Kaszynski “Image Analysis”

7:15 - 7:55 p.m.     Beverly Trout “Connecting Dots in UFO Research and Aliens: A Mixed Bag”

7:55 - 8:05 p.m.     Break

8:05 - 8:50 p.m.     Dave Pares, “Space Warp Engine Model #14"

8:50 - 9:00 p.m.     Break

9:00 - 9:50 p.m.     Greg Andersen, “Schirmer and more!”

9:50- 10:00 p.m.    Q&A/Panel

Steve Snodgrass is president of the Omaha UFO Study Group and an independent writer/researcher in the field of UFOlogy. Snodgrass presents an exploration into the philosophical ontology of aliens, aka entities, visitors, non-human intelligences, ghosts, spirits, elementals. What are they? Where do they come from? What can we do about it?  Snodgrass will answer these questions with his own hypothesis designed to have the most explanatory power possible.

Rich Kaszynski is long time UFO researcher as well as a photographic expert. He has worked at Rockbrook Camera and Ritz Camera in the past and has learned how to use fractal imagery to break down photos over the past two years. In his presentation he will discuss different methods of analyzing pictures by exploring the details found within photos. Being able to tell if a picture is real or photoshopped is a key element to our group’s research into the UFO field. 

Beverly Trout is the Assistant State Director and Chief Investigator for the Iowa Chapter of Mutual UFO Network. Ms. Trout will examine what witnesses say they have been told by SOME ALIENS, and then – as investigators – try to compare them against cases which seem to bear out what’s been said. For instance in Iowa, we have encountered many cases of translucency, and invisibility. She will also be contrasting cases which seem to illustrate the different agendas that have presented themselves to us as investigators – some very benign, some not so much. Examples are a couple cases I’ve recently been assigned, one in Vietnam, and one in Iraq.

Dave Pares is an adjunct professor of physics, geography and meteorology and faculty advisor for the UNO UFO Study Group and the UNO Paranormal Society. Pares has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery, George Noory’s “Coast to Coast AM”, and Art Bell’s “Midnight in the Desert” sharing his research on the Bermuda Triangle and space warp technology. Pares will provide an update on the newly designed Model 14 space warp engine. This will be the first time that this engine will be displayed to the public.

Greg Andersen is the Iowa State Director for the Mutual UFO Network, an international organization dedicated to the investigation of UFO/extraterrestrial claims. Andersen will talk about new information on the Herb Schirmer case. Herb Schirmer was a deputy for Ashland Nebraska when he encountered a UFO on the ground, December 3rd, 1967. Greg will discuss new revelations behind the case uncovered from the donated collection of Hub Ogden. Hub Ogden was a journalist for the Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Star for 30 years and researched UFO related events.

Kyle Finley is the president and founder of the UNO MUFON Study Group and one of the founders for the UNO Paranormal Society. He is also a field investor for MUFON Nebraska. Currently he is pursuing a degree in Information Assurance and Native American Studies with secondary fields in Computer Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Nebraska.

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