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The 2018 UNO MUFON Symposium

UFOs, Paranormal Activity Focus of March 23rd Symposium


UFOs and other related fields will be discussed and debated in great detail at the seventh annual University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) MUFON Symposium on Friday, March 23rd.


From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at UNO’s CPACS room 101, attendees will hear from a variety of local and regional speakers and experts on UFOs and paranormal activity.


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 Study Group. “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 March 23rd. UNO students get in for free with student I.D.


The day’s agenda is as follows. For more information, contact Kyle Finley ( or Dave Pares (402-651-9670).


5:30 p.m. Doors Open, free parking on campus

6:00 - 6:25 p.m. Welcome by Kyle Finley "Accomplishments of UNO MUFON"

6:30- 6:45 p.m. Dave Pares, “Space Wrap Update”

6:45-7:00 p.m. Break

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Steve Snodgrass, "Striking UFOlogy"

7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Greg Andersen, "The 1897 Airship Mystery/Aurora Revealed"

8:00 - 8:10 Break

8:10 - 9:10 p.m. Dr. Jack Kasher, “Telepathic Communication with ET and other topics”

9:10 - 9:30 p.m. Panel Discussion


Greg Andersen is a State Director and field investigator with the Iowa chapter of the Mutual UFO Network, an international organization dedicated to the investigation of UFO/extraterrestrial claims. Greg will share his recent research into the 1897 airships.


Steve Snodgrass is an American mental health practitioner, social worker, and independent writer known for his development of Integral UFOlogy, a method for evaluating the validity of UFO/ET contact claims.  Snodgrass received a BA in psychology and philosophy from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and an MSW in social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is acting President of the Omaha UFO Study Group and lives in Papillion, Nebraska, USA.


Kyle Finley is the former president and founder of the UNO MUFON Study Group and one of the founders for the UNO Paranormal Society. He is also the Assistant State Director for MUFON Nebraska. He has a BGS in Native American Studies, Computer Engineering, and Information Assurance from the University of Nebraska.

Dave Pares is an adjunct professor of astronomy, geography and meteorology and faculty advisor for the UNO UFO MUFON Society and the UNO Paranormal Society. He is the present Nebraska MUFON State Director. Pares has been featured on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Open Minds Radio and George Noory's "Coast to Coast AM," sharing his research on the Bermuda Triangle and space warp technology. Pares will provide an update on his research to include; the first Public display of a functional Warp Drive Engine, review of the last four years of experiments and a discussion about faster-than-light travel.


Dr. Jack Kasher, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at the University of Nebraska. From 1975-1992 he was a consultant and summer employee at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he specialized in electromagnetic theory and did work on the Star Wars defense system. He spent the summer of 1991 working at NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He has continued his research with NASA since that time, studying the surface of the sun. He is also the previous Nebraska State Director for MUFON.


Dr. Kasher did a detailed analysis of the STS-48 shuttle mission video that shows anomalous objects moving in space in a controlled manner within view of the shuttle’s cameras.