UFO community, including API, set for Aug. 8 special online events

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By Jack Brewer, Examiner.com

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Flying saucers, alleged crashes and related reports of high strangeness will all be front and center Thursday, Aug. 8, when members of the UFO community hold some special online events. Blogger and well known skeptic Robert Sheaffer explained Monday in his post, ‘Before the Great Debate: My Review of ‘The Aztec Incident”, that he will debate ufology staple Stanton Friedman Thursday at 8 p.m. EST. The event will be carried live by the Revolution Radio Network.

Stanton Friedman is a physicist who has long contended that some UFOs are likely extraterrestrial spacecraft. He is a writer, frequent speaker at UFO conferences and well known for his perspectives supporting ET involvement in such cases as Roswell and the alleged abduction of the Hills.

Robert Sheaffer is a writer, skeptical investigator of UFOs and founding member of the UFO Subcommittee of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The legitimacy of alleged UFO crashes are certain to be addressed during the debate, Mr. Sheaffer wrote Monday.

API and Doubtful News hold a Google Hangout

Prior to the great debate, Antonio Paris of Aerial Phenomenon Investigations (API) and Sharon Hill of Doubtful News will conduct a Google Hangout. The event will be held from 7-8 p.m. EST and include a session for questions and answers. More details are available on the API website.

Mr. Paris is the founder and director of API, an organization set to bring more science to the study of UFOs. He is a former U.S. intelligence officer and author of the recently released book, ‘Aerial Phenomena: Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century’, which offers a look into the API investigative process, summaries of some 50 completed cases and the author’s vision for reviving ufology.

Ms. Hill is a geologist, leading skeptic and paranormal researcher. She is editor of Doubtful News and author of a 2010 thesis, ‘Being Scientifical: Popularity, Purpose and Promotion of Amateur Research and Investigation Groups in the U.S.’. The thesis was explored along with comments obtained from Hill in a blog post at The UFO Trail, ‘Sham Inquiry Run Riot’.

Interested parties might choose to mark their calendars, have snacks on hand and plan on settling in for an evening of special online events. It might indeed prove to be quite interesting.

Google Hangout with Doubtful News!


On August 8th, from 7pm to 8pm EST, Aerial Phenomena will have an on-air hangout you cannot miss! We will chat with Sharon Hill from Doutbful News! Sharon is a licensed Geologist who researches the paranormal, pseudoscience and anomalies. Sharon, moreover, is the creator and editor of Doubtful News. Topics will include Ufology and how the topic has been derailed by junk science, conspiracies, and lackluster scientific investigations.

To sign up, visit Aerial Phenomena’s Google Event Calender

Area 51: A History of this Reclusive Base


In 2012, Antonio Paris produced, directed, and hosted the documentary Area 51: A History of this Reclusive Base. The 40 minute documentary provides viewers never before seen footage of Area 51, a history of the base, and an analysis of why it is synonymous with UFOs and extraterrestrials.

The DVD will be available on Amazon on August 1st, 2013 for only $12.99.

International experts reveal their UFO discoveries

July 3rd, 2013

By Mainline Media NewsWhen it comes to unidentified flying objects, even the most knowledgeable admit that UFOs puzzle, confuse and frighten them. Four experts, researchers in their chosen field, share their passion and dedication for pursuing the truth at Mutual UFO Network Pennsylvania’s free one-day program Saturday, July 6 at Tredyffrin Public Library, Strafford, PA.

Chief Field Investigator Bill Weber will explain the purpose, goals, investigative process and sightings statistics in “What is MUFON?”

Explorer, documentary filmmaker and expert in crop circle phenomena, Jennifer W. Stein presents on “Crop Circles in the United States.” She lives in Radnor, PA.

Author Peter Robbins will speak on the documented UFO incident, “England’s Rendlesham Forest,” that he researched for his book, “Left at East Gate.”

Former Department of Defense Counterintelligence Special Agent, Antonio Paris leads a team of distinguished professionals and scientists who determine whether or not unidentified aerial phenomena can be attributed to a man-made object, natural phenomena, hoaxes or perhaps extraterrestrial in nature. He is the author of “Reviving Ufology for the 21st Century.”

Read more at Mainline Media News.

Those Mysterious Men and Their Flying Machines

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

By Jack Brewer, The UFO Trail

Dr. Michael Heiser, who holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible, recently made a couple particularly noteworthy posts at his interesting blog, UFO Religions. In what has so far been a two-part post titled, Thoughts on a New Book About Triangular UFOs, Dr. Heiser explored the David Marler book, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation. Read more at The UFO Trail.

Saucers over Baltimore: UFOCON 13

UFOCON13. Photo by Raymond Cole.

UFOCON13. Photo by Raymond Cole.

May 21st, 2013

By Raymond A. Cole, Walking with Reptilians

May 11th was the date of UFOCON 13, the first of a hopefully annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland. UFOCON was organized by Antonio Paris of Aerial Phenomena, who leads some very interesting archaeological digs at UFO crash sites. He spoke about a recent expedition in New Mexico where he found the wreckage of an old World War II era airplane. Read more at Walking with Reptilians.

Annapolis man wants to take a scientific look at UFOs .


November 13, 2013

By Alex Jackson, The Maryland Gazette

Antonio Paris isn’t your average UFO fanatic.

The 41-year-old Annapolis man is a former U.S. Army counterintelligence officer and Department of Defense special agent. He was awarded a Bronze Star for combat operations in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. A self-described skeptic, Paris has started a UFO investigations team, filmed and released a documentary on Area 51, and has spoken at UFO conventions. He has also written a book set for release in December. Read more at The Maryland Gazette

UFO investigations in U.K. provided “no valuable defense output”

June 21, 2013

By Sharon Hill, Doubtful News

The government DOES try to address UFO sightings but finds they aren’t worth pursuing. Why did the U.K. UFO reporting center close? For a similar reason why the U.S. version closed. It was not helpful. In a briefing for the then defence minister, Bob Ainsworth, in November 2009 a civil servant, Carl Mantell of the RAF’s Air Command, suggested the MoD should try to significantly reduce the UFO work. He said it was “consuming increasing resource, but produces no valuable defence output”. Read more at Doubful News.

API sets sights on shaping future of Ufology

June 19, 2013

By Jack Brewer, Examiner

The Aerial Phenomenon Investigations Team is making a bid to take research of unidentified flying objects to another – more credible – level. Popularly known as API, the Md.-based organization is poised to conduct and publish investigations, host public events and, according to founder and director Antonio Paris, apply some science to the subject of UFOs. Mr. Paris agreed to field some questions from ‘Orlando Paranormal Examiner’, and his emailed statements were received today. Read more at The Examiner.