Where are all the Aliens?


Join Antonio Paris and Aerial Phenomena on October 26th, 2013 in Annapolis, MD for the Annual Mysteries of Sky and Space UFOCON. This year, Antonio Paris will challenge the UFO community as he asks tough questions regarding the extraterrestrial hypothesis. Topics will include:

  • An Introduction to Space and the Expanding Universe
  • Interstellar Travel …from a Human Perspective
  • The Twin’s Paradox: The Time Dilation Buzz Kill
  • The Fermi Paradox: Tough Questions for Believers
  • Saucers, Disks, and Triangles, Oh My!
  • The Milky Way: Alleged Alien Species in our Backyard

About the Conference:

The Annual Mysteries of Space and Sky UFO Conference is set to take place in Annapolis, MD on October 26th, 2013. This is the longest running UFO conference in the Washington, DC area. For more information and tickets, visit Mysteries of Sky and Space now!

Aerial Phenomena set to speak at Mysteries of Sky and Space


The Annual Mysteries of Space and Sky UFO Conference is set to take place in Annapolis, MD on October 26th, 2013. This is the longest running UFO conference in the Washington, DC area. Antonio Paris, per request, will attend the conference and is expected to talk about his new book, Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century. For more information and tickets, visit Mysteries of Sky and Space now!

Agenda is Confirmed:

  • 8:00: Registration
  • 8:30: Antonio Paris: Antonio is becoming a real “mover and shaker” in UFOLOGY, as he attempts to restore scientific respectability to the field! As Director/Founder of  Aerial Phenomena Investigations, he recently organized the highly successful & innovative UFOCON ’13, and has personally investigated some of the more enigmatic UFO cases extant.  Antonio will share his dream of resurrecting UFOLOGY to a new and exciting, yet more respectful level. He will discuss “Where are all the Aliens? Tough Questions for Believers”.
  • 9:30: Norman Gagnon: MUFON STAR Team Investigator and researcher into  some of the most “high strangeness” cases in UFO history. Norman has appeared on the Discovery Channel, and will update us on the fascinating Chris Bledsoe UFO/alien encounter which was featured on national television.
  • 10:45: Susan Swiatek: Currently serving as the Virginia State Director for MUFON, Susan has been an invited speaker on anomalous phenomena in a host of venues, including  on the nationally broadcast “Coast-to-Coast AM” radio program. She has played a major role in the success of past “Mysteries” conferences, and organized the highly acclaimed 1999 International MUFON Convention.
  • 1 p.m: Bob Swiatek: Rob is without question one of the most respected and knowledgeable UFO experts in the community! His assessment of the July, 1952 Washington. D.C. “saucers over Washington” flap is possibly the most thorough and accurate record of this milestone event ever presented! Rob has appeared on many national radio and TV shows, including Larry King Live, where he received many accolades for his “defense” of Ufology.
  • 2 p.m: John Ventre: John was recently thrust in the national spotlight after his appearance on the Anderson Cooper TV special on UFOs, and was subsequently featured on other UFO documentaries. He has published several books, including “UFOs Over Pennsylvania” and is the MUFON State Director of Pa., and an extremely popular speaker.
  • 3:15 p.m: Col. Thomas McCabe (Retired: USAF Reserve): Tom, a “former believer in flying saucers turned sympathetic skeptic”, is a relative newcomer to UFO conferences. He is a career military aerospace analyst for U.S. Dept. of Defense, and his writings have appeared in a variety of publications, including “Air and Space Power Journal,”   “Orbis,’ “Space News” and “Strategic Review.” His monograph, “China’s Air and Space Revolutions” was recently been published by the Mitchell Institute of the Air Force Association. In the spirit of being “fair and balanced,” Col McCabe will offer a critical evaluation of the saucer phenomena, and has agreed to  participate in a debate on UFOs (to begin immediately after his presentation).
  • 5 p.m: Dr. David Jacobs: Many do not realize that Dr. Jacobs, widely known for his views on “alien abduction,” also wrote a seminal work on UFOs: “The UFO Controversy in America.” in fact, David has graciously agreed to debate the aforementioned Col. McCabe on UFOs at this conference! However, he will also share his reflections on his best selling book, “The Threat,” fifteen years after its publication.

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Venue Information:

UFO Conference
Bowie Elks Lodge (Near Annapolis Mall)
1506 Defense Highway
Gambrills, MD

Aerial Phenomena and UFO Hunters Reunion


Here is a cool UFO conference you cannot miss. MUFON Pennsylvania has invited Antonio Paris from Aerial Phenomena to speak at the annual Philadelphia UFO Conference. Speakers at this year’s conference include Travis Walton, Richard Lang, Nick Redfern, Anthony Sanchez, and the entire cast from the History Channel’s UFO Hunters! For tickets visit MUFON PA.

Upcoming Booksigning Events


Antonio Paris recently published Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century. In his opinion, Antonio believes evidence of extraterrestrial life remains elusive as ever. The lack of physical and scientific proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, has pushed UFOs to be regarded along with Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the chupacabra, and leprechauns: subjects nestled together in the occult section of your local bookstore or library. This unfortunate occurrence, according to Antonio, is a direct result of a once-worthy subject that was hijacked by a convergence of armchair UFO investigators, conspiracy theorists, hoaxers, and people publishing cheesy photos and videos of alleged extraterrestrials or flying saucers. In hopes of reviving Ufology, therefore, Antonio founded the Aerial Phenomenon Investigations Team to investigate UFO phenomena from a nuts and bolts perspective. His book, in its strictest sense, provides the reader insight into API’s UFO investigative process, synopses of 50 UFO investigations completed by API, an analysis of UFO phenomena, and his vision for reviving Ufology. The book, moreover, provides future investigators a guide on the tools and processes needed to conduct a proper investigation into the phenomena.


About the Author: Antonio, the Founder and Director of the Aerial Phenomena, is a former US Army Counterintelligence Officer and Department of Defense Counterintelligence Special Agent. He was awarded a Bronze Star for combat operations in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today, Antonio works for the science, technology and engineering firm Science Applications International Corp. (ISR & Space Operations) for a classified client in Washington, DC area. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from The City University of New York and a Master’s of Science in Planetary Science from the American Public University. Additionally, Antonio is the Director and Founder of the Center for Planetary Science – a science outreach program bringing astronomy, planetary science, and astrophysics to the next generation of space explorers. Antonio, moreover, is a member of the Washington Academy of Sciences, the National Capital Astronomers, is a member of the Board of Advisers for the International Space Agency; and has appeared in dozens of radio shows, webcasts, and cable TV interviews, including consulting work for the popular TV series Unsealed: The Alien Files. He is the author of Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century; and the director and producer for the popular documentary Area 51: A History of this Reclusive Base.

Upcoming Book Signing Events:

21 SEP 2013: Silver Spring, MD (National Capital Area Skeptics Lecture)

4-6 Oct 2013: Philadelphia, PA (UFO Hunters Reunion)

26 Oct 2013: Annapolis, MD (Mysteries of Sky and Space UFOCON)

02 Nov 2013: Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh MUFON Conference)


Aerial Phenomena set to speak at the National Capital Area Skeptics


On September 21st, 2013 Antonio Paris from Aerial Phenomena will meet with an army of skeptics from the DC Metro area. His presentation will focus on API’s investigative process as it applies to UFO investigations, specifically, the recent investigation into an alleged UFO crash site in New Mexico.

The National Capital Area Skeptics, commonly referred to as NCAS, is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, educational and scientific membership organization that promotes critical thinking and scientific understanding. It was founded in 1987 in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. According to their website, NCAS are advocates for science and reason, actively promoting the scientific method, rational inquiry, and education.

This is a free event. For more information and directions visit NCAS.