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Alien Genetics: 25 The ultimate Roswell cover-up?

Thursday, July 4, 2013 Volume 20, Issue 13

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Award Winning author J.M. Surra premieres his newest book at the Roswell UFO Festival


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By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer uthors are always searching for a new story, a new angle, a new interest to use as a building block for imagination, and for a historical fiction and scifi writer, what better inspiration than the 1947 Roswell crash? Although originally only a mild interest, award-winning Texas author J.M. Surra began looking into Roswell’s most famous moment in history, and after breaking it down decided it worked perfectly into his ideas for his newest book,“T.I.T.O.R.” Planning to write a futuristic book with an overlap to the past, Surra will draw in readers with a whole new look into what may have happened that one July in 1947. “If you want to interest your readers you want to take history and you want to play with it a little,” Surra says. “You want to bring them in and make them think, ‘I wonder if this is the real story.’” Set in a darker world, T.I.T.O.R.’s characters live in 2099, but the earth is dying after a nuclear war in 2015 erupted. So a team takes the initiative to go back in time in order to prevent the war from starting, and all they know is that the war has something to

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do with the wreckage found from that 1947 crash. Ironically, the team crashes and ends up becoming the wreckage and problem they were trying to solve. Surra plays with it a lot, he says. For one, he used John Titor as inspiration. Being a man who some believe traveled through time, Titor was a personality that fit into Surra’s plotline, so the enterprise within the book is T.I.T.O.R., or Temporal Integral Tactical Operations and Recovery. But he also toys with the history just enough to make his readers think about alternative possibilities. “I love to spark the imagination,” he said. “And my stories, I like to put real people in my stories.” He doesn’t just mean historical figures, although there are also plenty of those, but he means relatable and believable people, “characters (the readers) are really going to bond with.” When readers lost themselves in the pages of another of his books, “Angels and Their Hourglasses,” many said, “I feel like I’m going to lose friends when I get done.” And although that wasn’t exactly what Surra was expecting, it does mean he touched his readers and

achieved the desired bond between reader and character. Surra doesn’t just whip out books without proper approval: friends he calls “trusted readers” must “slice and dice me,” telling him what doesn’t make sense and where he needs changes. “I want them to be critical, and I want to know why,” Surra states. And his ultimate test? His wife. She’s probably his toughest critic, he laughs. But when reading “T.I.T.O.R.” Surra was shocked to hear no harsh criticism from his wife. “Nothing needs changing,” she had told him simply. So Surra is preparing to officially release his newest sci-fi historical fiction novel – complete with a love interest and little twists along the way, so it can appeal to everyone – at the UFO Festival July 5th. And both him and his test-readers think this one will be another adventure for readers. “A book is like a project,” Surra explains. “You’re working on it, you’re putting it together, and then when all of a sudden pieces start dropping into place by themselves … when that starts to happen you know it’s something real to get excited about.”

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The Roswell UFO Festival features many of the top names in UFO research Thomas J. Carey


UFO Researcher/Investigator Thomas J. Carey, a native Philadelphian, holds degrees from Temple University (B.S. in Business Administration) and California State University, Sacramento (M.A. in Anthropology), and also attended the University of Toronto in its Ph.D. Programme in Anthropology. An Air Force veteran who held a Top Secret/Crypto clearance, Tom is now a retired Philadelphia area businessman. He has been a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) State Section Director for Southeaster n Pennsylvania from 1986 to 2001, a Special Investigator for the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies [CUFOS] from 1991 to 2001, and a member of the CUFOS board of directors from 1997 to 2001. Tom began investigating aspects of the Roswell Incident in 1991 for the Roswell investigative team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt, and since 1998 has teamed exclusively with Don Schmitt to

continue a proactive investigation of the case. Tom has authored or coauthored more than 40 published articles about the Roswell events of 1947, and has contributed to a number of books on the subject as well. He has appeared as a guest on many radio and TV shows throughout the country, including Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell and George Noory, Fox and Friends, Comcast Network Friends and Larry King Live! and has contributed to a number of Roswell-related documentaries - on-screen and behind the scenes. Tom was a consultant and interviewee on the highly acclaimed and rated 2002, two-hour SyFy Channel documentary, The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, the History Channelís Conspiracy Theory, the Travel Channelís Weird Travels - Roswell, the SyFy Channelís SyFy Investigates and the History Channelís, The UFO Hunters. He was also a featured interviewee on the 20th Century Fox, Golden Anniversary, re-release DVD

of the 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still. His 2007 book, co-authored with Don Schmitt, Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the 60Year Cover-Up, was the #1 best-selling UFO book in the world in 2007-2008. Its sequel, Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the Governmentís Biggest Cover-Up, published 2009, still remains a best seller. Both books are considered to be the best books ever written about the “Roswell Incident.” A motion picture, based upon these books, titled Majic Men, is nearing production, as is a TV miniseries based on the book. A new book about the secret history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base titled Inside the Real Area 51, also coauthored with Don Schmitt, is scheduled for release in August of 2013. Another book about Roswell, with Don Schmitt and fellow-researcher Kevin Randle, is in preparation for a 2014 release. Tom and his wife of 45 years, Doreen, have two grown children and reside in Hunting-

don Valley, Pennsylvania. Kim Carlsberg

Kim Carlsberg is a graduate of the "Art Center College of Design" in Pasadena, CA in commercial photography, Kimís career as an advertising and portrait photographer has covered all aspects of the entertainment and music industries. She has been commissioned to photograph the most noted celebrities in private sittings, from rock stars to presidents. Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide including Rolling Stone, TV Guide and Time, and her five year stretch as the exclusive photographer on the TV series BayWatch, brought her the honor of being the first woman accepted into the Hollywood Camera Union, IATSE "International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees," Local 659. An inter nationally acclaimed UFO researcher, keynote speaker and three time author on the ET / UFO phenomenon, Kim has been a featured guest on countless TV and radio shows, speaking engagements and magazine and news articles, most recently, the History Channel's "Ancient Aliens," and "Coast To Coast AM with George Noory." Kim's first book "Beyond My Wildest Dreams, Diary of a UFO Abductee," nearly two decades ago, was considered a milestone in contact literature at the time and optioned by Tri-Star Pictures. Her second publication "Contact Cards: An Extraterrestrial Divination System," was coauthored with Darryl Anka, world renown channel for the Gray /Human hybrid "Bashar." Kim's latest book "The Art Of Close Encounters," a compilation research work of 150 individual stories of “Close Encounters,” each story accompanied by stunning art, has been coined “The Quintessential Cosmic Coffee Table Book.” It is a favorite in the UFO community with endorsements from George

Noory - Host of Coast To Coast AM, R. Leo Sprinkle, PhD, Steven Basset - Paradigm Research Group and many others. Quote from Stan Romanek, author of the best seller Messages: "This is my absolutely my favorite UFO Please visit: book!" Kim now resides in Sedona, AZ and is the proprietor of a new, high-end UFO store front and gallery named UFO Vortex. UFO Vortex is also home to her tour company: ìEncounter Sedona,î providing ìParanormal Escapes From The Predictable!î Kim (a channel and energy worker) and her team, utilize the vortices and portals in Sedona to call in the UFOs. The two most popular tours are: ìSedona UFO Sky Toursî and "The Bradshaw Experience." Sedona UFO Sky Tours provides visitors with night vision equipment at special locatizons, while sharing experience and expertise. This results in optimum conditions to become a personal witness to the reality of UFOs. (Lear n more at: m). Bradshaw Ranch, a small cattle ranch in the middle of the national forest, is a well known portal where ETs, Inter-dimensional Beings, and Big Foot are reported on a regular basis. Dozens of books have been written about this magical place. (Learn more at: Kim's forthcoming book "Facing Disclosure: The Faces Behind The UFO Disclosure Movement," utilizes both Kim's photographic talent and her position in the UFO community to manifest another beautiful and powerful coffee table book. She is currently traveling the world to photograph the most influential UFOlogist in environmental portraits, giving each the opportunity to answer the haunting question, "What's really going on?" For more information on Kim, please visit:

Stanton T. Friedman

Nuclear Physicist-AuthorLecturer Stanton T. Friedman received his BSc. and MSc. Degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956. He was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics working in such highly advanced, classified, eventually cancelled programs as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear powerplants for space and terrestrial applications. He became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967 has lectured about flying saucers at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups in all 50 U.S. states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 18 other countries.. He has published more than 90 UFO papers and has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including on Larry King in 1997, 2007 and twice in 2008, and many documentaries. He is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored "Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident." TOP SECRET/MAJIC his controversial book about the Majestic 12 group, established in 1947 to deal with alien technology, was published in 1996 and went through 6 printings. An expanded new edition was published in 2005. Stan was presented with a Lifetime UFO Achievement Award in Leeds, England, in 2002, by UFO Magazine of the UK. He is co-author with Kathleen Marden (Betty Hillís niece) of a book in 2007: ìCaptured! The Betty and Bar ney Hill UFO Experienceî. The City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, declared August 27, 2007, ìStanton Friedman Dayî. His book ìFlying Saucers and Scienceî was published in June, 2008, and is in its 4th printing. His newest book “Science Was Wrong: StarSEE




Continued from Page 7 tling Truths about Cures, Theories, and Inventions They Declared Impossible” with Kathleen Marden, was published in June, 2010. On July 2, 2010, he was inducted into the Roswell, New Mexico, UFO Hall of Fame for his long term investigative efforts on that important case. For a number of years he has written a monthly column "Perceptions" in the MUFON Journal. He has provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the UN, and been a pioneer in many aspects of ufology including Roswell, Majestic 12, The Betty Hill-Marjorie Fish star map work, analysis of the Delphos, Kansas, physical trace case, crashed saucers, flying saucer technology, and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort To Investigate) cultists. He has spoken at more MUFON Annual Symposia than anyone else. He wrote the forward for the book published in May 2012 "The Aztec Incident" by Scott and Suzanne Ramsey, and the new 2013 book by Kathleen Marden and Denise Stoner "The Alien Abduction Enigma: Is It Real?" He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Open Minds TV in 2013. Hollywood has optioned two of his books "TOP SECRET/MAJIC" and "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience" for possible motion picture treatments. Titles will be "Majic Men" and "Betty and Barney." Stanton T. Friedman is a dual citizen of the USA and Canada and lives at 79 Pembroke Crescent, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 2V1. 506-4570232. Patty Greer

Patty Greer In the summer of 2007 Patty Greer had a life altering OBE (out-of-body-experience) in the center of an English Crop Circle. She passed out and awoke with a strange feeling that she had been seriously ìre-calibrated.î Not understanding these new sensations she soon learned that 'Something' had changed the course of her life that day. In the following two years Patty Greer produced four full feature Crop Circle and UFO documentaries on her own. With no training, 8 | VISION MAGAZINE / THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013

experience, or previous interest in film making or UFOs whatsoever, she brings tremendous new data and enthusiasm to Crop Circle research. Greer produced a 5th movie two years later and it offers astounding new ET images! Once she began creating the movie projects she couldnít slow the momentum down. Editing 11-15 hours a day, Patty melded mentally back to England and into the Crop Circle energies. The movies happened through intuitive promptings and telepathic direction. The cinematography is unusually clear. The footage seems to repeatedly show that many Crop Circles are REAL! And that Balls of Light are involved in the process of their physical manifestation. Greer's 5th movie is totally over the top with footage of Balls of Light up close. Witnesses claim to have seen 'Illuminated Light Beings come out of the Balls of Light one night!' Greer's movies are known to offer uniquely updated data and materials about what appears to be "The REAL Crop CircleMakers." Crop Circles may be the first physical manifestation of ET communication that humanity can see. Theyíve appeared in farm fields around the world for hundreds of years without relenting. Weíve seen sacred geometric patterns and binary codes, messages that have been decoded. Pictograms and planetary layouts have been seen in Crop Circles, might they be messages of importance? For the past 40 years more than 150 Crop Circles have been documented annually, with many of them looking incredibly intricate and covering acres of crop. Last year there were 69 new Crop Circles in England alone, did we hear about them in the news? Probably not. It's time we take them more seriously now because THIS is how ETs are communicating with us. They are using a universal language that has few barriers : Art. Patty Greer has visited more than 100 Crop Circles personally and become an integral part of the unfolding Crop Circle story. She won 6 prestigious awards for the films and the movies have been screened around the world, receiving rave reviews. Greer documented her discoveries in the center of the phenomenon in Wiltshire England in 2006, 2007, SEE



Motorists have reported strange lights south of Roswell


By Ilissa Gilmore Record Staff Writer few miles south of the city on U.S. 285, drivers will get a glimpse of a close encounter of the Roswell kind. A mural installation by Salinas, Calif.-based artist John Cerney depicts a rural family welcoming a group of bewildered, stranded aliens to Earth. The mother offers a freshly baked pie to a confused, tall, green man as the other aliens look on with similarly alarmed expressions. The humans are a little more curious than concerned. The young daughter stares openmouthed, as her father smiles and tips his hat, but loosely holds a rifle by his side, “just in case,” Cerney said. Nearby, another alien holds jumper cables that the family’s son has attached to his truck in an effort to give the spaceship a jump start. Cerney conceived the idea for the quirky scene months

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Artist John Cerney has created a scene on U.S. 285.

ago and decided to donate it to the city. He recently installed the cut-out figures on land owned by the Marley Ranch. Unlike other murals, Cerney prefers to use an area’s actual landscape as a background. The effect creates a threedimensional feel that lends realism to the surreal sight. “It’s a traffic stopper,” said Dorrie Faubus-McCarty, executive director of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. If the faces of the piece’s mother and father seem familiar, it’s because they are modeled after Faubus-McCarty and Bill Marley of Marley Ranch. In addition to the Chamber of Commerce and Marley Ranch, Faubus-McCarty said organizations such as the UFO Museum, Candlewood Suites, Dean Baldwin Painting, Cattle Baron and Builders Do It Center helped to bring Cerney’s

vision to life. Cerney specializes in eyepopping spectacles. He is known for creating largerthan-life figures, such as a series of 18-foot tall fieldworkers installed in his home state, honoring the area’s labor force. Though closer to life-size, the Roswell mural is still sure to grab the attention of passersby, Cerney said. “They’re shocked a little bit by this,” he said. “This is more,‘Wow!’” Solar-powered LED lights on the bottom of the spacecraft add extra wow factor. Running 24 hours a day, the lights will pique interest to the mural at night, Faubus-McCarty said. “You see the lights at night and it looks like something’s landed,” she said. “But you’re not sure what.” THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013 | VISION MAGAZINE / 9



Final Friday at the Cube

By Jill McLaughlin Record Staff Writer

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The Cube welcomes Roswell artist Susan Dopp for its final show. he Culture Laboratory, organized by a Roswell Artist-inResidence, hosted a public showing of “An Investigation of ExtraTerrestrial Issues for the Uninitiated” on May 3, 2013. A collection of paintings, posters, flying saucers and a giant, Lite-Britestyle alien head were among the collection pieces. “We’ll have a couple fun pieces,” said Ryder Richards, curator and organizer of the event, held at The Cube at 8 Howard Cook Road in Roswell. “It should be kind of goofy and funny. We’re not trying to make it all too serious. And that will be fine. “It’s fun occasionally to let artists have fun instead of making pieces that are trying to change the world or making these broad huge statements,” he said. Richards, who hosts a show every first Friday of each month as part of his Roswell Artist-in-Residence work, said the May show idea came to him after visiting the Roswell UFO Museum. His thought after visiting the museum was about how the government gave the public different stories about the incident in 1947. And, after he further investigated the Federal Bureau 10 | VISION MAGAZINE / THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013

of Investigation’s Vault that contains thousands of UFO-related declassified documents, much of the information is covered over in black ink. “They’re blacking it out so you can’t find out about it anyway,” he said. “So, what I started thinking about was that there’s sort of a vacancy of truth surrounding all of this. So whatever they tell us, you can’t believe them. They’ve taken away the belief system.” Richards, who does work in wood sculpture, drawings using gun powder and other art medium, said he talked to other collaborating artists about the UFO idea and they liked it. “They were excited about it,” Richards said. One featured piece of art was a poster with the character Alf on it, created by an artist from Pennsylvania called, “Canada is the best country in the World.” “A lot of pieces will just be kind of funny,” Richards said. Seven artists contributed to the show. One artist from Lubbock, John Whitfill, created a 6-foot by 6-foot LiteBrite piece featuring a giant alien saucer made of beer bottles. “He gave us our own drive-up attraction,” Richards said.

The Cube continues the First Friday tradition on July 5, with an opening reception from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. with Roswell-based artist Susan Dopp’s latest installation "Element." Embracing water, light, shadow, motion, and sound to develop an interactive experience the installation is primarily intended as a visual/auditory piece. However, as each component reflects the complex properties of nature and embodies time sensitive reactions and viewer perceptions the piece maintains infinite potential at

revelatory experience. Dopp says that working with sheets of glass to create layers of shadow, many of which are all but invisible to the naked eye, may invoke a perceptual shift while viewing the installation. The artist further references that the inclusion of water into installation reflects a heartfelt prayer and yearning for the rain Southeastern New Mexico so desperately needs. This will be The Cube’s final exhibition. After hosting monthly exhibitions since November of 2012, Richards

must deinstall the gallery and prepare to move back to Dallas. In regards to the closing of The Cube Richards said, “Roswell has been extremely supportive of The Cube’s alternative programming and I will miss all the fun conversations with new friends.” Beverages and snacks are available and the public can come and go as they please during the night. Public parking can be found at the west end of the compound, next to house No. 8.

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UFO Library Expansion

By Rey Berrones Vision Editor The library at the International UFO Research Center will relocate following this year's UFO festival in July. Considering 28 percent of voting Americans believe aliens exist, and 21 percent think a UFO crashed in Roswell in 1947, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling

The International UFO Museum Research Center Library

As UFO information grows, so does the UFO Library in Roswell. in April, the library is still growing and in demand. When the library first opened, it contained one bookshelf and a few magazines. Several donations later, the shelves have grown into two large rooms, two video viewing rooms, an office and a research area.

The library now contains more than 5,000 books, 1,000 magazines and periodicals and more than 1,000 videos. "It's really grown," said library director Karen Jaramillo. The UFO center has already purchased space next door to relocate the library , but visi-

Jill McLaughlin Photo tors must still enter through the main entrance. Although the library did loan out its books about aliens, extraterrestrials, crop circles, big foot, UFOs and other phenomenon, the works are now too rare and out-ofprint to loan, Jaramillo said. The library has an extensive collection of binders filled with unclassified materials about sightings, articles and other related materials. Researchers can access the pages easily in binders and at desks provided. And recently, it received the Candusso Collection from Americo and Maggie Candusso. The siblings started collecting articles on UFOs when they were young. The

entire 25-box collection is inventoried and in binders. The collection is so large, it covers an entire wall of the existing library . "We were actually in his will to receive this," Jaramillo said. The library also owns nearly all movies or television shows made of Roswell or other alien-related subjects. Visitors can borrow a video room to view a show anytime. The library also has access to a "sightings" database inhouse with records of UFO sightings from all over the world, Jaramillo said. The library is open to researchers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

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July 5

The Lettermen From their first hit in 1961 – “The Way You Look Tonight” – through current hits of today, The Lettermen sound is nonstop harmony and their concert appearances are non-stop fun. Entertaining diverse audiences for over 50 years, The Lettermen have a long, glorious history in the music business that includes nine Gold albums and scores of top singles that attest to a popularity that seemingly will never end. Featuring founding member Tony Butala (who developed The Lettermen “sound” in 1959), Donovan Scott Tea and Bobby Poyton, it was 20 million records and eight thousand concert shows ago that three young men in letter sweaters hit the music charts with their first single, “The Way You Look Tonight.” The soft, melodic tune was a departure from the hard-driving music of the day, but listener requests made it a must for disc jockey play lists all over the country. In almost every poll, The Lettermen became “Best Vocal Group” or “Best New Group.” Hit after hit followed: “When I Fall in Love,” “Theme From A Summer Place,” “Goinʼ Out of My Head/Canʼt Take My Eyes Off You,” “Put Your Head on My

Shoulder,” “Hurt So Bad,” and “Shangri-La” as well as over 50 albums filled with special romantic Lettermen harmony. Over the years, The Lettermen have been aware of the everchanging music scene, constantly updating their shows through the trends of folk sound, amplified guitars, and synthesized keyboards to always keep the act fresh and contemporary, while still remaining true to the power and universal appeal of love songs. Each show is a sparkler to your heart. This oneʼs for you! The performance starts at 8 p.m., with a pork tenderloin buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $76 and $79. Preshow buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1888-818-7872 or visit

July 12

Beauty Lou and Country Beast Free student theater workshop, “Beauty Lou and Country Beast,” starts with auditions Monday July 8 and the performance Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Calling Young Actors, ages 6 -16 (open to visitors and residents alike) who wish to participate in this summerʼs Missoula Childrenʼs Theatre musical play, “Beauty Lou & The Country Beast,” an original take on the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast.” The auditions for the free workshop are 9 a.m. Monday, July 8 at the Spencer. No experience is necessary. Just wear sneakers, a big smile, be committed and ready for fun! Participants should arrive by 8:30 a.m. (parents or guardians must fill out a brief consent form). After the audition concludes, the 50 to 60 member cast will be announced and given their rehearsal schedules. Rehearsals are two hours each day (morning and/or afternoon). The performance starts at 7 p.m.

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Artesia Camera Club Meeting The Artesia Camera Club will hold its July meeting at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center located at 310 W Main from 3 5 p.m. We will share and discuss photos from the monthly topic and assignment. For more information please email Jennifer Duff at or call 703-1971. For additional information online please visit


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Carlsbad Downtown Farmers Market The Carlsbad Downtown Farmersʼ Market every Saturday May 25- September 28, from 8-11 am on the Eddy County Courthouse lawn. Come on down for fresh produce, handmade crafts, prepared food, entertainment and more! For more info, call the MainStreet office at 628-3768 or email at

July 13

Night Sky Watching Program The Night Sky Watching Program is at Carlsbad Caverns National Park from 8 p.m - 10 p.m. Telescopes, stories, night walks, and other special programs start at dusk, immediately after the Bat Flight Program and continue until about 10 p.m. For more information, call 785-2232.

July 18 - 27

Wonderland This summer is all about the children as CCT proudly presents our Summer Musical Fundraiser “Wonderland” a childrens musical based on the

story of Alice in Wonderland and adapted from Lewis Carrollʼs Through a Looking Glass. This yearʼs production will be Directed by Carolyn Olson and Mannie Bemis who recently produced the very successful and entertaining “A Christmas Carol Scrooge and Marley”. Wonderland! is an unabashedly silly adaptation of Lewis Carrollʼs Through the Looking Glass. With hip-hopping music, it is an upbeat, coming-of-age story that audiences of all ages will adore! Youʼll recognize some of your favorite familiar characters of Aliceʼs Wonderland along with meeting dozens of new ones: a baseball team, a gospel group called The Responsibilities, a train conductor, starstruck tourists, plastic light-saber wielding knights and much more. An eclectic mix of music that ranges from gypsy swing to doo-wop to bluegrass will have your audiences grinning like a Cheshire cat! Youʼll love the toe-tapping musical renditions of “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter” as well as other great numbers such as “Anythingʼs Possible,” “Step by Step” and the hysterical “I Was a Good Egg But Then I Done Went Bad,” sung by Humpty Dumpty and the Dixie Chickens! Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations up to two weeks prior to opening night: Kristinaʼs Frame Shop, The Shade Tree, Old Pecos Gallery, Shop Around the Corner, Candlewood Cards and Gifts and The Blue House. Tickets can also be purchased at the Theater Box Office 15 minutes prior to curtain unless the show is a sell out. All seats are general admission.

Capitan July 4 - 7

Smokey Bear Stampede The Smokey Bear Stampede is at the Lincoln County Fair-


grounds. Dutch oven cooking, kidʼs rodeo, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, ranch bronc riding, steer wrestling and more. Rodeo at 7 p.m. daily. Afternoon events each day. Fireworks at dusk July 4, fire restrictions permitting. The parade is on the 4th at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Cloudcroft July 3

Lost Legends Memorial Scramble & Dinner The Lost Legends Memorial Scramble & Dinner on the Eagle Deck is at The Lodge Golf Course. For more information, visit

July 4

Forth of July Community Parade and Community Picnic The Fourth of July Parade is on Burro Street at 2 p.m. Decorate your car, bike, 4-wheeler or pets and join in. There will be a BBQ, live music, fun and games from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, call 6822733 or visit

July 6

Forth of July Street Dance There will be a Fourth of July Street Dance on Burro Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call 682-2733 or visit

July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

Big Bad The Cloudcroft Light Opera Company proudly presents the melodrama “Big Bad” by Alec Strum at the Open Air Pavilion in Zenith Park at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit

July 13 - 14

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Independence Day Palooza Join the Independence Day Palooza festivities all day on Saturday at Lake Van. All games, and live music all day long as Americaʼs independence is celebrated. There will be sand volleyball, a horse shoe tourney and a food contest. There are games for the kids, jolly jumps and a pool. The live music will be played by S.H.I.L.O., The Mixx Band, Wednesday Never Comes, and Reto De Chihuahua. Fireworks over the lake are by far the best scene ever so be sure to come check it out. The USO Car Club, will be hosting a first annual car show at the Independence Day Palooza with trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and best of show, set up 8 a.m. - noon and show from noon - 4 p.m., with awards at 4pm. $15 per vehicle and $10 for motorcycles and bicycles. Open to every type of vehicles.

Fort Stanton July 13 - 14

Fort Stanton Live Military Ball

Fort Stanton Historic Site features nearly 160 years of southwestern history and will bring fun and entertainment for the whole family at Fort Stanton LIVE!, Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fort Stanton LIVE! will have local food vendors on hand, too, so you and your family can spend the day. The cost for Fort Stanton LIVE! is just $5.00 and children under 16 get in free. If you are looking for a special place to visit, a place to help you understand the history of New Mexico, and a place whose beauty and activity will leave an indelible impression on you and your family, Fort Stanton LIVE! at the Fort Stanton Historic Site is a must-see attraction. Fort Stanton is nestled along the Bonito River running through the picturesque Capitan Mountains with the Sacramento Mountains – and the beautiful peak of Sierra Blanca – in the distance. Fort Stanton is easy to find just off the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway (Hwy 380) on Hwy 220 at the Bonito River. The turnoff to Hwy 220 is 4 miles east of Capitan on the Byway or 10 miles west of Lincoln, NM. The Fort is also easy to reach on Hwy 48, with the turnoff past the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport.

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July 4th Community Celebration Celebrate Independence Day at Harry McAdams Park, 5000 Jack Gomez Blvd, July 4 starting at 4 p.m. for food, fun and games for the whole family! Schedule of Events: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Family Games; 5 p.m. Bike & Wagon Decorating Contest; 6 p.m. Diaper Derby; 9:15 p.m. Fireworks! Fireworks will be set off at the Hobbs Industrial Air Park (just West of Harry McAdams parks) Watch from the Harry McAdams Park

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Little Mermaid, Jr The Youth Performing Arts Workshop “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray is at the Hobbs Community Playhouse. July 18, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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Lest We Forget: Roswell Army Airfield - The Early Years This Walker Aviation Museum display will remain through the end of the year. This exhibit features a short history of the base and many items from the WWII era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from

Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960s. The squadron was responsible for operating and maintaining 12 Atlas missile silos around the greater Roswell area. The exhibit was funded through a grant from the Association of Air Force Missileers. The museum is open from 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit

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Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge at 118 East Third St. from 9 p.m - until people stop singing.

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Ritmo Latino at El Toro Bravo Ritmo Latino plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.

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David and Tina at El Toro Bravo David and Tina plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.

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Los Band Dʼ Dos at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Los Band Dʼ Dos playing Latin Pop and Country music at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 2103 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 622-4919.

Every Week, Thu

Thursday Nite Track Second Annual Thursday Nite Track, every Thursday, now through July 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Roswell High School Track, located at 500 W. Hobbs. Runners, jumpers and throwers of all ages are invited. Join fellow athletes for a free opportunity to participate in fun events with experienced coaches and elite athletes. Each event will be timed and scored with ribbons awarded during the last two weeks of the program. A final track meet will be held Thursday, July 18th, at a location to be announced. Participants under the age of 18 must have their parents/guardians sign a one-time permission/ waiver form. For more information call 626-3190 or 626-7238

Every Friday

Concerts in the Park Concerts in the Park, every Friday, beginning June 7th through August 16th, at 6:30 p.m., at Cahoon Park, located at 1101 W. 4th St. The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department presents free summer concerts in the park. Enjoy a variety of music performed by local and regional bands. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information, call 6246720.

Every Saturday

Farmersʼ Gardenersʼ Market The Farmersʼ and Gardenersʼ Market is one of our largest successes. Here you will find the freshest fruits and vegeta-

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bles available anywhere. We also have local crafters and just good old-fashioned atmosphere. Purchase your home grown/home made items at the Chaves County Courthouse Lawn from the first Saturday in July until late September. This family event features high quality fresh produce, flowers, and crafts that are produced by families in the Pecos and Hondo Valley. We also accept WIC coupons and Senior Citizen stamps. Each week, hundreds of locals and visitors visit our market. This direct relationship between the producer and the consumer contributes to strengthening our local economy, keeping agricultural land and water in production and providing fresh, healthy

food to our community. Vendors at the market must follow strict food safety guidelines, thus protecting the health and safety of our wonderful customers. For more information contact our market manager Lester Peck at 575-627-2239.

Every Saturday

Open Mic at Ginsberg Music Ginsberg Music opens up the stage every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. P.A. system and drums are provided, all other instruments must be brought by the musician.

Jan 18 - Aug 4

Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between The Roswell Museum and Art Center presents the exhibit

Martie Zelt: In Spaces Between. Zelt is a Roswell printmaker who has lived in the community since 1989 after completing a second fellowship with the Roswell Artist-inResidence Program. Over thirty assemblages produced during the last twelve years are contained in the exhibition that runs through August 4. Zelt makes her own paper, and starts with a printed ground―either a collagraph, monoprint, or photo etching―to which she adheres fabric scraps, plant materials, and other media including stitched thread and graphite or pastel markings. The finished works are playful, highly nuanced abstractions that speak of the natural and manmade worlds through which she has traveled. Many allude to her flower garden and surroundings in southeastern New Mexico. Zeltʼs work is represented in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. For more information, visit


Feb 8 - Sept 28

Vision: 2013 Invitational Exhibition On Friday, February 8 from 5-7 pm the Roswell Museum and Art Center opens the exhibition Vision, featuring the work of five artists from northern New Mexico who practice traditional techniques, yet make their art relevant to todayʼs society. Kevin Burgess de Chávez (tinwork), Drew Coduti (tinwork), Catalina Delgado-Trunk (papel picado), Damian Velasquez (furniture), and Frederico M. Vigil (true fresco) are represented in the exhibition that continues through September 28, 2013. For more information, vall 624-6744

June 8 - July 28

John Brandi Northern New Mexico poet John Brandiʼs haiga, or “haiku painting,” is inspired by Japanʼs wandering poetpainters. Originally developed by the Palace of the Governors, this exhibition contains Japanese photographs and haiga mounted on marbled papers using an 11th century Japanese technique known as suminagashi. The exhibition will be in the RMAC until July

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Miranda Howe Ceramic artist and Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellow Miranda Howe has been influenced by the natural environment, particularly the geologic structure of places where she has lived and visited. “Strata, erosion, fault lines, and fissures all make their way into my work,” she states. For more information, visit

July 1

Blyeth Byleth, Plague Afflicted Paradise, Amyʼs Not Breathing, and Aestus Symphonia are playing a Unity Center show at the Roswell Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

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Mike Satterfield Fireworks Extravaganza Itʼs the nationʼs day to honor our forefathersʼ vision and the success of the American experiment. However, a Roswell tradition adds something extra to July 4 — recognition to the

The Unity Center veterans who ensure our flag is still there. The annual Roswell Sertoma Club Michael Satterfield Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza will take place Thursday, July 4, at Cielo Grande. The Roswell Fire Department, the Roswell Recreation and Parks Department and Police and Streets Departments join the Sertoma Club in putting on the free show. Live music will kick off the activities at Cielo Grande at 5:30 p.m., with entertainment headliner Amy LaVere to perform from 89:15 p.m. There will be inflatable games and food vendors. The fireworks show will begin at 9:15 p.m. and be simulcast on The Q 97.1 with Majestic Radio. In addition, there will be a free barbecue for all veterans and their loved ones on July 4 from 4-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge no. 969 at 1720 N. Montana Ave. For more information on the veteranʼs barbecue please contact the Elks Lodge at 622-1560.

July 4, 5

Aliens are from Texas Aliens are from Texas is a one act comedy that will be playing at 5 p.m. at the Senior Circle located at 2801 N. Main. Admission is free.

July 5


Susan Dopp: Element The Cube presents Element, Susan Doppʼs latest installation. Embracing water, light, shadow, motion, and sound to develop an interactive experience the installation is primarily intended as a visual/auditory piece. However, as each component reflects the complex properties of nature and embodies time sensitive reactions and viewer perceptions the piece maintains infinite potential at revelatory experience. There will be an opening reception on July 5, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The exhibition runs until July 12. For more information, visit

July 5

Escape from Planet Earth Free Summer Movie “Escape from Planet Earth,” at dusk, at Cielo Grande Park, located at 1101 W. 4th St. For more information visit

July 6

Ole Glory Poker Run and Dance The American Legion Riders Present the 1st Annual Salute to Ole Glory Poker Run and Dance. 10 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 1620 N Montana. Proceeds to help Benifit Operation Wounded Warrior. Help Support those Fighting Men and Women who put thier lives on the line to defend your freedoms, and ultimately paid the price. Help us take care of those take care of our country Poker Run and Dance to Follow. LOTS of Prizes for the riders, more details to follow. Dance following the Run at the Amreican Legion Hall. Music provided by Desert Moon DJ Service. You donʼt have to Ride to come Dancing ALL are welcome. 19 >>

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July 6

Alien Costume Contest The Alien Costume Contest is at 3 p.m. at the Roswell Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, located at 912 N. Main St. Cash prizes for Most Creative, TV/Movie Personality and Scariest. There will also be a pet contest, which will be held separately at 10 a.m. in the Civic Center Plaza located outside of the Convention Center. Participants must register by 1 p.m. for the Alien Costume Contest, and 9 a.m. for Pet Contest. For more information, or to register, call 6246744, ext 10 or visit

July 6

Amy LaVere Amy LaVere will be performing a free show at the Liberty Theater, located at 312 N. Virginia at 8 p.m. For more info visit

July 13

Second Saturday The monthy hands-on art activities for students in grades 3 - 12 continues with Copper Enameling presented by Jeremy and Logan Howe at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. To register for upcoming sessions, please call the Museum at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Space is limited. This program is sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation.

July 13

Invasion Car Show Coming to the Center City complex located at 3905 SE Main St on Saturday, July 13 for the first Annual “Roswell Invasion Car Show”. Over 100 cars, motorcycles and low rider bikes on display with cash competition awards. Live Music, Jolly Jumps, BBQ Food, Sand Vollyball and other activities for the whole family.

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Hours 11;00 am - 5:00 pm. The After Party at Revue that evening. Car Show with competion in several categories. Live acts on an outside stage at the Center City parking lot complex. Food, music and fun for the whole family.

show and tell session, so bring your photos, printed, on flash drive, or on disc. As always, free coffee. Interested in photography? Come join the PASR. For more information, call Cliff Powell at 626-2529.

Madagascar 3 Free Summer Movie “Madagascar 3,” at dusk, at Cielo Grande Park, located at 1101 W. 4th St. For more information visit

Karaoke at Cree Meadows Lounge Karaoke with DJ Pete, every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. at Cree Meadows Lounge. There is also an all you can eat taco bar for $5.95 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

July 13

July 15

Bears Among Men Bears Among Men are playing a Unity Center show at 2304 S. Atkinson. For more information, visit

July 18

Photographic Arts Society of Roswell Club Meeting The Photographic Arts Society of Roswell will hold its July meeting at the Roswell Adult Center at 6:30 p.m. in room 28 at the Roswell Adult Center, located at 807 N. Missouri. We will share and discuss photos from this monthʼs challenge “Red, White and Blue.” Time permitting, there will also be a


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July 5 - 7

Roadmap Concert Enjoy a Weekend of art and music at Mountain Annieʼs Center for the Arts. Acclaimed artist Amado Pena, in the gallery Friday through Sunday. Roadmap concert and dance, Saturday July 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 GA or $12 Military, under 12 years old is free. Friday, artist reception from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, artist demonstation from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Roadmap concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, artist demonstartion from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2710 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM. Call 257-7982, or visit moun-

July 5

Baby Bash Donʼt miss baby bash with special guest MC Magic, plus Royal T., Lil Bandit & Mr. Sancho live on the Inn stage. Celebrate 4th of july weekend with smooth hip hop beats from some of rapʼs hottest artists! You know Baby Bash from hip hop mega hits like “Suga Suga,” “Cyclone,” “Baby Iʼm Back (featuring Akon),” “What It Is (featuring Sean Kingston),” “Thatʼs How I Go” and more. Baby Bash cooks up feel-good hip hop peppered with classy R&B bravado, soaring pop melodies and saucy grooves. His alchemy of rap, reggae and Latin styles has made Bash one of the most sought-out producers and writers in the game, leading to collaborations with everyone from Carlos Santana and Whitney Houston to Flo Rida and Jennifer Lopez. Joining Baby Bash is hip hop artist MC Magic. Best known for hits from his albums “Magic City,” “Magic City Part 2″ and his latest album “The Rewire,” MC Magicʼs fans love him for his unique rapping and singing style, in both English and Spanish. Plus, there will be special appearances by Royal T., Lil Bandit & Mr. Sancho. You donʼt want to miss this concert! Disclaimer: Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets start at $20. For more information, call 4647777 or visit

July 7

Tribute to the Highwaymen A music tribute to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash, also known as The Highwaymen! Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. You will be amazed as each song, one hit


after another is sung just as if you were seeing the original band perform! This country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky tonk hits like “Ring of Fire,” “Dukes of Hazard,” and “On the Road Again.” Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. and the show begins at 1 p.m. at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Tickets start at $50. For more information, call 464-7777 or visit

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Celebracion del Arte The Hubbard Museum of the American West is proud to announce the opening of the inaugural “Celebracion del Arte” juried art show and exhibit in the Museumʼs Green Tree Gallery. Original art from some of New Mexicoʼs best artists will be on display from May 4 through September 9. The Celebracion del Arte is a juried fine arts competition that seeks to recognize and honor excellence in the contemporary visual arts of the American West. Thirty-two (32) artists, representing 54 pieces of original art, were selected as finalists for the show. These artists and their works will benefit from regional recognition and exposure through New Mexicoʼs first Smithsonian Affiliate museum, as well as the opportunity to sell their work(s) during the exhibition. For more information, call The Hubbard Museum of the American West at 378-4142, or visit If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email or call 622-7710 ext. 309.


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Lori Hines' publishing credits include the paranormal mystery novels "The Ancient Ones," and "Caves of the Watchers," published by Aberdeen Bay. Her short story credits include "The Yellow Rose," published in the 2011 Sisters in Crime, Central Coast Mystery Writers Anthology, "Somewhere in Crime," "The Princess Guardian," published in the 2011 Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths Anthology, "So West So Wild," and "Tragedy in the Pines," published in the 2010 Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths Anthology, "How Not to Survive a Vacation." Awards include honorable mention in the general fiction category for "Caves of the Watchers" in the 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths Chapter, the Arizona Archaeological Society, Aqua Fria Chapter, and the Arizona Authors Association. Her mysteries are inspired by experiences as a paranormal investigator and her avid interest in Native American history. She is working on her fourth novel in The Ancient Ones series. Readers can visit her online at http://lhauthor.wordpress.c om/ Larry Holcombe

Larry Holcombeís introduction into the world of Ufology came in the late 1950's after reading two of Major Donald Keyhoeís books; Flying Saucers are Real and Flying Saucers from Outer Space. A year later, after watching Keyhoe debate an Air Force

officer on the old Armstrong Circle Theater, and seeing Keyhoe being censored when he deviated from the prepared script the Air Force forced on the showís producers, Larry was convinced the Air Force was covering up knowledge of flying saucers, later to be changed UFO's. Those events started a fifty plus year avocation into the study and research of the UFO phenomenon. In 2006 he took early retirement and started his first novel, The Great River Disclosure, a thriller based on the government cover-up of an extraterrestrial presence visiting earth. His second novel in the Disclosure Trilogy, Satanís Angel, was released this past fall in eBook format. In researching background for the novels he became intrigued by a 1970's NBC-TV documentary, UFOS: Past, Present & Future. The documentary endorsed the theory that some UFOís were extraterrestrial and astonishingly the documentary seemed to have the support of the government. Larry was able to locate the writer/co-producer of the documentary, Bob Emenegger, and Emenegger provided him with some remarkable background information on the making of the documentary that involved the Nixon Administration. From this background the idea of a work of non-fiction began to shape built around the documentary, the Nixon Administration, and the involvement of all modern presidents in the UFO phenomenon. A detailed book proposal was developed and in the fall of 2012 the rights to "The History of Modern Presidents and the UFO Enigma" was purchased by St. Martin's Press. Since the first of the year Larry has been traveling to research the book with a release date expected in early 2014. He has done a number of radio interviews and most recently with Pat Schouten host of The Fringe Radio Show on KTKK AM630, Salt Lake City. He continues to believe that the Roswell

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By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer hey are obsessed with Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. And really, who can blame them for loving holidays? But unfortunately, their planet did not believe such an obsession acceptable, so the poor HolidAliens – as they would come to be known – were banished and sent to Earth. Starting from simple drawings, David Blair discovered an entire world with the idea of holiday loving aliens. “I drew a template of about a dozen alien shaped heads and started with a character for each month with the various holidays, and somewhere along the lines I wrote the name HolidAliens down,” Blair admits of HolidAliens’ humble beginnings.“It sat around and sat around” until one of his sisters saw it and thought, “That’s pretty cool. We’re going to do something with that.” Starting to draw in kindergarten, Blair grew up loving art, and even began college with a focus in art before switching focuses. But after being laid off from his job and going through a divorce, he decided it was time to do something he enjoyed for a living. “I’ve found the enjoyment part, now I’m still looking for the living part,” he tells everyone. Although a fan of doing Stipple art, a style of using tiny dots to create images, that takes a lot of time and he needed something a little simpler for the aliens. Funny enough, Blair has never even considered himself a hardcore alien believer. “I won’t say I don’t believe, but I won’t say I do, because I’m afraid they’ll show up if I do,” he laughs. “I’m sure it’s very possible, and I guess I’m on the fence about it. But I like that Roswell does a celebration and everything.” So in the spirit of the UFO Festival and alien festivities, Blair’s HolidAliens will spin the fray this year. HolidAliens really started to con-

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Continued from Page 20 edited the book "A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic & Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR." Huneeus studied French at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago in the 1970s. He has lectured at dozens of UFO Conferences all over the world and been interviewed by many media outlets including The Washington Post, Discover, the Sy-Fy and History Channels, Nippon-TV, etc. He received the ĂŹUfologist of the YearĂŽ award at the National UFO Conference in Miami Beach in 1990 and the "Courage in Journalism" award at the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2007. Frank Kimbler


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Frank Kimbler is an Assistant Professor of the Earth Science at the New Mexico Military Institute. He is a relatively new researcher in the field of UFO studies but has made some interesting physical trace discoveries related to the 1947 Roswell event. He has worked as a prof essional geologist for more than 30 years and has taught school for almost 1/2 of that time. He has worked as an oceanographer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and as a mining engineer for the State of Arizona. He moved to New Mexico in 2009 after accepting a teaching position at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Shortly after moving to Roswell he took a keen interest in the story behind the Roswell UFO incident. His research has resulted in the discovery of a number of physical artifacts from the Roswell UFO debris field area including metallic fragments, plastic, 1940's military metal buttons, a 50caliber bullet (WW2 era ?) and aerial photographic evidence of disturbed ground in and around the debris field. His research has been featured on a number of Internet talk shows and several National Geographic TV programs about UFO's. He does not like secrets and is dedicated to discovering answers and using good science. Sharon King


Sharon King has been an early childhood Teacher, Program Coordinator & a Director in child care centers for over 26 years. She has always liked doing arts and crafts

and working with children. Over the years she has made many fun activities to share with children. Her book Junior Alien Zone is a fun and interesting arts and crafts, and activity book about Aliens which can be used in many different ways. Sharon never thought she would write a children book and then it happened. In the summer of 2004, she and her husband took their niece and family on vacation to Roswell, NM. While they were there, they learned about the UFO Festival held every July. Sharon had so many ideas, she started to write them all down and the rest is history - a book was born. Thirty three days after Junior Alien Zone was published, she had her first book signing. It took place at the Roswalien Experience 2009 Festival in the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. The book received a lot of attention and positive exposure. Sharon's new book titled "Oops Was Bullied?" tells the tale of two beings ~ a wee extraterrestrial named Oops and a young Earth girl Ăą who become friends when Oops crashes to Earth. They couldn't be more different: different languages, different points of view, different backgrounds, all packed into two very different little bodies. In fact, itĂ­s those differences that lead to a harsh reality for tiny Oops, who is bullied because heĂ­s not like others. Written for children from preschool age through grade five, the juvenile fiction, Oops Was Bullied? is a fun and easy read that teaches children valuable lessons about the consequences of bullying through the eyes of her vibrant and lovable characters. Sharon lives in Amarillo, Texas, with her husband of 43 years, Charles. They have three adult children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two dogs. Tom Kirkbride

Tom Kirkbride grew up on the beaches of Souther n Califor nia, where his Gamadin saga begins. While in college, he was a lifeguard in La Jolla, California. Tom is an avid swimmer, skier, world traveler and artist. The artwork you see on the Gamadin website is his, including the cover and interior art of Book I Gamadin: Word of Honor; Book II Gamadin: Mons; Book III - Gamadin: Distant Suns; and Book IV - Gamadin: Gazz. The Gamadin Book Series SEE



The Costume Contest and Sci-fi week

The Roswell Museum and Art Center gives children a Sci-fi week of fun leading up to the UFO Festival


By Amy Vogelsang Record Staff Writer

ome light up, some transform; some have four legs while others hobble on only two; some have terrifying fangs while others hide their faces completely. Whether covered with hair, scales or just plain skin, the ninth annual Pet and Human Costume Contests are once expected to bring in a variety of characters. The first contest will kickoff Saturday July 6th at 10 a.m. when pets start strutting their stuff. Although dogs are most common, guinea pigs, horses and even ferrets have made colorful appearances. “I think the kids really get more into the pets,” said Roswell Museum and Art Center Membership Coordinator Tracy Hutcherson. It speaks volumes that the guinea pig travels from Carlsbad each year to participate. But the creativity continues as humans take the stage at 2 p.m. Or at least, they claim to be human, although most rarely look human at all with their alien masks and hairy backs. “You can’t get as creative

Mark Wilson Photos Contestants at previous UFO Festival Costume contests. with pets as you can with humans because then you wonder if you’re being humane!” Hutcherson exclaimed. And the creativity is never in short supply. There are three judged categories: Most Creative, Scariest and TV/Movie Personality. But the most popular, and therefore most competitive, is Most Creative. Last year a man dressed up to make himself look like he was in a cage

and being carried by a giant alien. People really go all out, Hutcherson said. RMAC Registrar Kenna Arganbright really enjoys seeing the younger kids in the human contest. “It seems every year a mom brings in a little baby,” she said. “It’s fun to see the age gap. There are so many different ages.” But really both ladies love to see the work people put into their costumes. Arganbright called them “works of art,” and Hutcherson agreed. “It inspires creativity,” Hutcherson said. “I get some people who say, ‘Oh, stay away from alien stuff. You are an art museum.’ Yes, we are art, and that’s why this is our project. (The costumes) are fun. When you look at them you think artistic... there are definitely some where you can see where the art and creativity comes into play.”

Sci-fi week workshops

UFOs, disguises and comics, oh my! OK, so maybe “The Wizard of Oz,” isn’t completely relevant, but the Roswell Museum and Art Center will be incorporating creative art workshops into the science fiction phenomenon sweeping through Roswell with the coming of the annual UFO Festival. Designed for kids of all ages, as well as families, there will be a variety of “multiphase missions.” “It’s just a good opportunity to use sci-fi as a segway into the imagination,” said RMAC Curator of Education, Meredith Bennett. For starters – literally, for those children just old enough to start dappling in art projects – there will be “Aliens Love Underpants,” complete with Martian Bettie Lou Cheney reading the book before kids create their own “pantalooned pals.” Combing her love of arts with the interest in comic books, Bennett will help slightly older children create their own cosmic comics, and in “Auxiliary UFOs” families will be challenged to “surrender their space junk for recalibration” into UFO models. The most challenging, or perhaps simply the messiest project workshop, will be “Extraterrestrial Disguises” where humanoids will attempt to use papier-mâché to create a “phantasmagorical” mask. “It will be fun, and it will be messy, and it’s supposed to be,” Bennett said. And this is one of the things she looks forward to the most: getting messy. That and the energy of everyone involved. “We’ve got to bring some light-hearted fun into the museum atmosphere, because people are just going to see it as this institution that’s just kind of cold and dead,” she said. But with the “dynamic crew” expected to reach deep within for creative outcomes, the museum is reaching to explore the “outer parameters” of ingenuity and excitement.


Documenting Roswell Culture with Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has followed up his acclaimed book Roswell: 2012 with gallery prints, and is working on another book that will be out in the fall.


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ast year, Mark Wilson published a book, "Roswell: 2012 and Beyond," which is a collection of his best photography over the course of his, up to then, five years in Roswell. It is a lighthearted look at the everyday flavor of the area. It is also one of the only pictoral collections of modern life in Roswell. The book is nearly sold out, with only a few copies available, but the images within have taken a new form, as they are now available in print form at Wilson's website, Building on the success of "Roswell: 2012 and Beyond,"

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Wilson has begun work on a new book. According to Wilson, "I am currently writing a children’s book featuring my threelegged Siberian Husky, Nanook, where he meets various aliens and visits Roswell area attractions. I’m actually working on a series of books with a postcard theme while we crisscross America. UFO postcard, posters and postcard t-shirts will be available at the UFO Festival. So far Nanook has visited White Sands and Ruidoso in New Mexico, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with an SEE


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Alien genetics: the ultimate Roswell cover-up?

Looking Up


By Donald Burleson or years now we have known (1) that in early July 1947 an unaccountable and probably extra-terrestrial airbor ne object crashed in the desert outside of Roswell; (2) that military officials removed wreckage and diminutive bodies and hid them away, classifying everything Top Secret; and (3) that a cover-up of grand proportion came into being, an official policy of concealment and denial. So, what has the gover nment lear ned about those bodies? It's one thing to do autopsies and the like, but as any scientist can tell you, the real story is the DNA. In 1947 virtually nothing was known about DNA. Scientists suspected that our characteristics as living beings somehow depended on something mysterious called “genes,” but nobody knew what a gene was. In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the basic structure of the DNA double helix. We learned that four basic molecules (adenine bonding with thymine, guanine with cytosine) spell out the nucleotide language that determines the nature of life. We have lear ned that genes are functionally defined stretches of DNA that “code” proteins from the cell's amino acids. It would be many more years before halfway decent techniques for extracting DNA and doing gene sequencing were available.

Still, the entire human genome was recovered by 2003, and in 2006 the science of genetics took tremendous steps forward when dramatically improved extraction and sequencing techniques were discovered. Clearly when the Roswell alien bodies were originally hidden away, nobody was in any position to do serious genetic work on them. But my question is, when the advanced extraction and gene sequencing methods did appear, did the government apply those newly available techniques to studying the DNA of the bodies recovered from the UFO crash? I suspect so, because this would have to be a matter of immense importance and high priority. And it would have been eminently accomplishable, since the Roswell remains were only sixty years old and with adequate preservation the DNA should not have been degraded. We have recovered the complete Neanderthal genome, after all, and those remains were 38,000 years old! It occurs to me that anything geneticists might learn about Roswell alien DNA would have to be stupendous. There could be no “ho-hum” results. How similar might the alien DNA be to ours? We humans have a suite of genes called the “hox genes” giving us a basic form: a cylindrical body with a head at one end. Everything in the terrestrial animal kingdom has some version of these genes, and my suspicion is that the Roswell aliens

do too, along with many other genes in common with us since, by all accounts, those creatures have two eyes, two legs, two arms, and so on. The compelling question will be: how genetically like us are they, and how different? Obviously there must be both highly significant similarities and highly significant differences. Fundamental questions need answering. The human genome contains about three billion nucleotide base-pairs. How many does the Roswell alien genome contain? I’m betting someone already has a pretty good idea. Humans have 46 chromosomes, while other terrestrial primates have 48. If cell-nucleus DNA for Roswell aliens is organized into chromosomes as I suspect it is, they might reflect either model, or might have a wildly different number of chromosomes. Terrestrial chromosome counts vary greatly from one species to another, so who knows how many a non-terrestrial organism might have? Again, though, my bet is that someone already knows. The human genome contains a vast quantity of DNA that essentially amounts to genetic fossils of one kind or another, depending on where you look. Sometimes these are pseudo-genes, the remnants of genes that over long spans of time have mutated to the point of being non-expressing. Sometimes they’re retropseudo-genes that have gone through an RNA stage and then back to DNA in a “copy

and paste” operation that inserts an inactive copy of the original gene in a new place on the chromosome. (Our evolutionary history has produced some 14,000 of these in our genome.) And sometimes they’re retroviruses, ancient RNA viruses that entered the body millions of years ago, retro-transcribed themselves into DNA, infiltrated a chromosome, and ultimately mutated to an inactive form, remaining in place as a remnant of our distant past. It would be fascinating, either way, to know whether Roswell alien DNA contains such things too. If it does, then that poses intriguing questions about how these creatures may be biologically related to us. If they too have genetic retroelements, do they have them in comparable chromosomal locations? What might that imply? On the other hand, suppose Roswell alien DNA contains little or none of this fossil-type genetic buildup. What would that mean in itself? Since DNA seems inevitably to accumulate and continue to replicate this kind of material, an absence of it might mean that these creatures know how to clean up their systems without harming themselves genetically, something like defragging a disk in a computer. If that were the case, these beings would have to know things about genetics that we have scarcely imagined. Whatever the answers may be to the questions I am raising here, those answers must

be of historic importance to all humankind. They could greatly enhance our view of the universe, our understanding of how life works, and possibly even our knowledge of our own evolution. By now the Roswell aliens’ genome has, I would wager, been fully recovered, probably checked discreetly against the National Institutes of Health DNA database, and possibly even gene-sequenced. But I wouldn’t recommend holding your breath waiting to hear about it from the gover nment. (Remember, they don’t even admit the bodies exist!) And if they’re withholding information this monumentally important, shamelessly concealing facts of science that must have remarkable implications, then we’ve barely begun to understand how profound this cover-up really is. And it’s tragic, because aside from any genuine issues of national security, such things absolutely should not be kept secret. Science belongs to everyone. We have a right to know.


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By Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian arrett rode into Fort Sumner from the Panhandle, where he had succeeded in losing most of his poke in a card game. Clad in pants not long enough, with buffalo skins fastened to the lower legs, Pat Garrett went to work for Pete Maxwell on the ranch where destiny would have him slay the Kid. According to some historians, after Billy the Kid drew a gun on John Chisum, asking the sum of $500 for some type of past service, Chisum wrote the Kid a check, promptly placed a stop order on it, and searched out Captain J.C. Lea for a coordinated effort against the Kid and the types who were bleeding his herds. Garrett had previously been the principal in a posse which pursued a handful of Comanches who had stolen a herd of horses from a ranch at Roswell. A week after the posse departed, Garrett and a few hardy riders returned toting a sack of moccasins and leading the horses. When Lea and Chisum met, Garrett's name was chosen to run against incumbent George Kimball. During the Lincoln County War, Garrett was tending bar at Beaver Smith's Saloon, playing a little poker, drinkin' - dancin' and girl chasin'. He caught Juanita Gutierrez, or she caught him, but she died shortly after the marriage, and he married her sister, Apolinaria. As a married man, he accepted the offer to run for sheriff because of the land offer that went with it. In the general election the final tally was Kimball 179, Garrett, 320. The West had gained one of its most famous

Pat Garrett

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sheriffs. . .and spawned another legend. Pat Garrett accepted 1,250 acres of land a mile east of Roswell in return for becoming Sheriff of Lincoln County. It was good land, a bubbling spring, level, ripe. Today, that land is worth over half-amillion dollars. Now he was faced with the task of capturing or killing Billy the Kid. But the Kid was pretty far afield. From Seven Rivers he moved to White Oaks, was chased from there to the Great House Ranch and became involved in the killing of Deputy Carlisle. Then, in sequence, Billy was chased to Fort Sumner, captured at Stinking Springs, and escaped from Lincoln after killing Bell and Ollinger. When Garrett killed the Kid at Pete Maxwell's ranch, the northern press tried to depict the killing as a service to civilization, but in Roswell he received a barrage of criticism as his reward. Most people seemed to think it most ungracious of Pat not to allow the Kid to kill him! The Las Vegas Optic ran the headline "Pat Garrett, the terror of all evildoers in this lower country, planted a ball with unerring aim in the heart of Billy the Kid last night about midnight." Then Ash Upson published his book "The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid, the Noted Desperado of the Southwest, Whose Deeds of Daring Have Made His Name a Terror in New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico." These were all the praise Garrett got, and Garrett failed in his reelection bid as sheriff. Agriculture in the Pecos Valley became a large scale reality when dreamer Pat Garrett,


the sheriff who killed Billy the Kid, set up a grandiose plan that eventually resulted in the building of dams for Lakes Avillon and McMillan, the City of Eddy (now Carlsbad) and the planting of an amazing variety of crops. Comfortably ensconced east of Roswell as a gentleman farmer, Garrett was the architect of a dream to irrigate and expand those holdings throughout the whole Pecos Valley. With publisher Charles Greene and cattleman Charles Bishop Eddy the three organized the Pecos Valley Irrigation and Investment Co. They were successful in promoting funds from eastern investors and other wealthy persons, some as far away as Switzerland. They plotted a new town for themselves to be named Eddy. The town, per se, was a success; it later became Carlsbad when its citizens changed its name to copy the Czechoslovakian City of Karlsbad, whose spring waters were supposed to be health giving. But Garrett's venture was not a success. He tied his part of the operation into the Hagerman Canal, extending it for nearly 40 miles north and south parallelling the Pecos. Huge plows pulled by 20 mule teams were a local curiosity and hundreds of people came from miles around to view the project. When money ran low the group searched out more people to invest in the venture. Robert Weems Tansill, the inventor of the 5 cent cigar was one: John James Hagerman became the most important. His investments soon gained him control of the company and Garrett,

Photo courtesy Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico Three noted sheriffs of Lincoln County, left, Pat Garrett; right, John W. Poe, who succeeded Garrett; center, James Brent, who came a short time after Poe. This picture was taken in 1883 or 1884. who had sunk all his money and dreams in the venture, was out. He tried to become sheriff of the new County of Chaves but old nemesis John Poe ran a young man named Campbell Fountain against him and Garrett, embittered and with financial fortunes at low ebb, left Roswell. As for Garrett, after losing in his quest for Sheriff of Chaves County, he headed for Uvalde, Texas, where he spent some of the most peaceful times of his life. At his side was the crusty, profane old drunkard Ash Upson. Garrett's business was horses, and in a small portion of his enterprise he joined with John Nance Garner, who later became vice-president under Franklin Roosevelt.

Garrett and his wife had some eight children. He used to distinguish between the first and second crop - the first four born by 1870 and the second four after a sixyear pause. One daughter, Elizabeth, was a favorite to Roswell citizens. Blind from shortly after birth, she was a talented musician who authored the state song "Oh Fair New Mexico." But Garrett's simple life was fast coming to an end. In February of 1896, Colonel Albert Fountain and his son mysteriously vanished into the White Sands. The authorities called it murder and the Territory of New Mexico called for Pat Garrett.


The Alien Chase

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Runners bring out costumes and fun during the UFO Festival weekend. By Rey Berrones Vision Editor


ovelace Regional HospitalRoswell will be sponsoring the 19th annual Alien Chase on July 6 at 7 a.m. The chase, put on by the Roswell Recreation Department and Roswell Runners Club, will feature a 5K walk, a 5K run, a 10K walk and a 10K run, with nine age divisions for both men and women in each race. Runners will start and finish at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, 912 N. Main St., and utilize the Spring River Corridor. Registration is $15 before July 3 and $20 thereafter. Participant packets can be picked up at the Civic Center on Friday, July 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., and on race day from 6 to 6:30 a.m. The Alien Chase started in 1995 during the first UFO Festival, and with more than 400 participants last year, the chase remains a cornerstone of Roswell’s most popular event. “We’ve been there since day one, and always considered ourselves to be an integral part of the whole deal,” said Bob Edwards, Runners Club president. “And in these times, where physical activity is needed, it’s just another opportunity for us to get out and exercise.” All participants will receive colorful shirts. Costumes are encouraged, and a prize will be awarded for best costume.There will also be awards for the

top finishers in each age division. “We try to keep up the fun end of it,” Edwards said. “With the Recreation Department, we encourage folks to get out and exercise, but we also want them to have some fun at the same time. ... “And we always hope that participants can meet people of an equal ability, and form running partnerships.” Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Roswell Humane Society. “It’s a good thing to support because there are so many neglected and unwanted animals out there,” Edwards said. “The Humane Society does a worthy task in the community by trying to accept and find homes for as many animals as possible, so you can’t go wrong. ... “Personally, my animals are all from the Humane Society or the Animal Welfare Alliance. So it’s helping a good cause; we want to encourage folks to adopt if they can, and support the Humane Society.” Runners can register at the Recreation Department, the Runners Club or online at For more information, contact Edwards at the Recreation Department, 624-6720. THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013 | VISION MAGAZINE / 27

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Continued from Page 22 evolved from Tomís love of science fiction and the desire to write a thrill-packed, character driven adventure for young adults. Tom resides in Cottage Grove, Oregon, but speaks about writing to classrooms, writers groups, and book clubs all over the country. You may also find Tom hosting the Gamadin booth at many science fiction conventions and book festivals. Information on Tom Kirkbrideís book events and appearances can be found at the Book Events page of Jesse Marcel Jr.

Jesse Marcel Jr. joined the US Navy in 1962 and was assigned to the USS Renville (APA 227) and shortly thereafter participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis attached to combat units as member of shipís company. The Renville then sailed for West Pac and then to the South East Pacific Area where he participated in combat training in case of enemy attack on the ship. After the West Pac tour, Jessie completed his specialty training in Otolaryngology at the Naval Hospital, San Diego, California. He then retired from the Navy in July of 1971 and entered private practice in Helena, Montana. Jessie joined the Montana Army National Guard in 1973, went through helicopter flight training as a flight surgeon at Ft. Rucker, Alabama earning his wings in 1981. During his career in the National Guard, Jessie was appointed State Surgeon of the State of Montana and retired from the military the second time in August of 1996 on his 60th birthday. The Iraqi war required his being called back to active duty in October of 2004 shortly after his 68th birthday. Jesse then served as a flight surgeon for the 189th Attack Helicopter Battalion flying 225 hrs of

combat while in country being discharged again from active duty in December of 2005 to the Ready Reserve. Pre-med undergraduate work was accomplished at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and he attended LSU School of Medicine at New Orleans, Louisiana graduating July of 1961 ear ning a degree in medicine. Jessie then completed a rotating internship at the Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana. Jesse is currently employed as a specialist in Otolaryngology at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Ft. Harrison, Montana. Kathleen Marden

Kathleen Marden is a wellknown UFO abduction researcher, author and lecturer with 23 years experience in the field. She is MUFON's Director of Abduction Research. For ten years Kathy volunteered as MUFON's Director of Field Investigator Training. In 2012, she was the recipient of MUFONís "Researcher of the Year" award. She earned a B.A. degree in social work, with honors, from the University of New Hampshire in 1971, and participated in graduate studies in education while working as a teacher and education services coordinator. She is also a certified hypnotherapist. Her interest in UFOs dates back to September 20, 1961, when her aunt, Betty Hill phoned her nearby home to report that she and Barney had encountered a flying saucer in New Hampshire's White Mountains. A primary witness to the evidence of the UFO encounter and the aftermath, Kathleen has intimate knowledge of the Hillís biographical histories, personalities, and the previously unpublished historical files pertaining to their sensational story. She is the author of three books, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experi-

ence, Science was Wrong, with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman, and The Alien Abduction Files, with Denise Stoner (May 2013 release). Her chapter "UFO Abductions: Fact or Fiction" appears in UFOs and Aliens: Is There Anybody Out There?. Her articles have been published in the MUFON UFO Journal, Open Minds magazine and on several websites. Kathy has appeared in television and radio programs in the US, Canada and the UK, and has lectured throughout the United States. She is recognized as the worldís leading expert on the Betty and Barney Hill abduction. Kathy resides with her family in Central Florida, and can be contacted at Her mailing address is P.O. Box 120172, Clermont, FL 34712. You can purchase her books or read some of her articles at Thomas Reed

Thomas Reed is an award winning South Beach fashion photographer, and the founder of Miami Models, w/clients: Polo Black Label, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren. He held positions in upper management with companies, Honeywell and Entergy. The historic UFO case of the Reed Family, was assigned a Vallee classification of "CE4" (close encounter of the 4th kind), with a Case Category of 3 (physical evidence). The case has many layers and is deeply entwined and remains one of a few CE4 cases to be mentioned within the walls of the United Nations. The history involves Marian Burrows, grandmother, Nancy Reed, mother, and the two brothers, Thom and Matthew. The evidence in this case would include a significant amount of radiation, and strong magnetic fields, and is one of a few to have been SEE



Continued from Page 28 collected and documented by those in law enforcement. The Reed encounters date back to June of 1954, with Marian and Nancy, while in a cabin at Moosehead Lake, Maine. The boys, Thom and Matthew had their first encounter, in September of 1966, while on their horse farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts. The second encounter on the Reedís horse farm came the following year in the fall of 1967. This encounter involved the entire family. The familyís final encounter, and one that would cause them to sell their home and restaurant, the ìVillage Greenî, and relocate, took place in September of 1969. Nancy, Marian, Thom and Matthew, were driving home following a horse show, at about 8:00 at night, when they observed what Marian referred to as a bright ìfloating strip mallî above the left side of the station wagon. What can only be described as some sort of energy running through the body was felt by the family before their car began to stall and coast to the right side of the road. Only the sounds of stones tapping under the fender walls of their car were heard, followed by a dead silence. A barometric change in pressure was felt before triggering a deafening eruption of katydids and crickets. The family has collectively been able to reconstruct and piece together much of that night in September of 1969 aboard the vessel. With that said, many have asked what the beings looked like, that were seen by the Reeds, and there has been a lot of speculation on the terminology. The best way to describe what was witnessed would be a genetically engineered or manuf actured intelligent insect-type being with some human characteristics, such as hands, that would stand and vary from three to five feet in height. Several of Thom's childhood

sketches from 1969, depicting what he witnessed firsthand involving his encounters, are displayed at the Roswell UFO Museum. It should be noted that the crafts that landed on the Reedís property were also seen by numerous members of the community and their children. Thom was not the only child to draw renderings, as many of the children penciled what they had seen, which also hung next to Thomís, beneath the chalk board in his fourth grade classroom. By the 1980's, Thom's father, Attorney Howard Reed, PhD, was in local office and had met Attorney Robert Bletchman and several others with political ties and aspirations. On October 2, 1992, the Reed's case would assist their personal attorneyís efforts, (Robert Bletchman) by adding credible and corroborated testimony, to include the Reed's statements on the barometric change in pressure, electromagnetic "vibe," calming state, and the manipulation of gravity, which was voiced by Robert at the United Nations Symposium. The objective of the Symposium was to introduce substantiated cases to motivate the U.N. to reconsider 33/426. (33/426 references an establishment of an agency or a dept. of the U. N. for undertaking, coordinating and disseminating the results of research into unidentified flying objects.). This came 10 days before NASA began SETI's Microwave Observing Project (MOP/HRMS). Thomas comes from a grounded and well respected family in New England, and is the son of Dr. Howard Reed, a college professor and attorney, who also served the community on the Canaan Board of Selectmen. Howard was also strongly supported by Senator Christopher Dodd, in his run for office. In the fall of 2006, and soon after voicing his upcoming book project on the familyís experiences with vessels and other life forms, to include a

compilation of sensitive material gathered over the years as well as referencing many of Robert Bletchmanís notes and research, Howard suffered an untimely death on the same day, October 2nd, 14 years after the United Nations Symposium on October 2nd, 1992. The CDC, on sweeping Howard's office, reported finding a vial containing the deadly virus in his air conditioning unit. The building was closed and remains closed to this day. Oct. 6th was then proclaimed a day of remembrance in Howardís honor, by the City of Bridgeport, CT. A Ph.D. who released his test results regarding the Reed case after evaluating family members, on September 15, 2010, was also found dead on November 12th, 2010, just eight weeks later. Aaron Sagers

Aaron Sagers is a TV personality, journalist and entertainment pundit who has covered everything from UFOs to zombies to geek culture for CNN, MTV and on his Travel Channel show "Paranormal Paparazzi," where he serves as host and co-Executive Producer. He has traveled the country talking about pop culture at numerous fan conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con, New York ComicCon, Dragon Con and more. Sagers is also the founder of Paranormal Pop Culture (, an entertainment news site that explores horror, supernatural and all elements of the paranormal. He has appeared as a pundit on the BBC, Huffington Post Live, CNN, Sirius/XM and Coast to Coast, and has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly. Sagers is the author of "Paranormal Pop Culture: Rambling and Shambling Through the Entertainment of the Unexplained," and is a parttime professor of Journalism at NYU in New York City, where he resides.

Donald R. Schmitt

Donald R. Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in Chicago where he served as Director of Special Investigations for 10 years. Prior to that time, he was a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and the art director for the International UFO Reporter. Schmitt graduated from MATC with a degree in Commercial Art and graduated cum laude from Concordia University with a degree in Liberal Arts. He is currently taking graduate courses in Criminal Justice. He is author of numerous articles about UFOs as well as the co-author of two best-selling books UFO Crash at Roswell, The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell, Witness To Roswell, unmasking the 60 year cover up and Roswell, The Chronological Pictorial. He has appeared on Oprah, CBS 48 Hours, Larry King Live, CNN News just to name a few. Schmitt has led and organized the three only archeological dig projects at the actual Roswell crash/debris field conducted in 1989, 2002 and 2006. The second effort became the central theme of the highest rated show up to that time in the history of the Sci Fi Channel The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence. He is an internationally known lecturer including Battelle Institute. His interview list includes Oprah, Peter Jennings, CBS 48 Hours, Paul Harvey, Larry King Live, Montel Williams, Mancow Muller, Kevin Mathews, Art Bell, George Noory, Shirley McClaine Show, Fox Good Day LA, NPR, Mutual Broadcasting Network, CNN Investigates, Sci Fi Investigates, Disney Channel, The Travel Channel, BBC, Learning Channel, Today Show, NBC, ABC News, CNN News, OMNI Magazine and many more. He was an on-set consultant at Paramount Studios on one episode of the TV series Roswell. The basis of his research and consultation has been the theme of many

documentaries including UFO Secrete: The Roswell Crash and two-time British Academy Award winner producer John Purdiesís The Roswell Incident. Schmitt feels that by far his greatest achievement was the Golden Globe Best Picture nominated motion picture Roswell, that was based on the first book. Derrel W. Sims

Derrel W. Sims had his first encounter with an alien presence more than forty years ago. As he grew older, he experienced a malignant contact with these alien beings that would alter his life forever. At a young age, he made the decision that he would no longer willingly be victim to their bizarre quests. With the abduction of his young son, he was determined to change his role in life from being the "hunted" to the "hunter." Every path he took would equip him mentally, physically and intellectually to become a warrior for his cause and to assume the role he was born to play. Sims has spent the past three decades researching the world of alien beings. His area of focus has dealt primarily with medical and scientific evidence of human/alien contact. To that end, he has spent years studying and training in a broad range of areas that would provide him with a full array of skills necessary for his search to find evidences of these entities. From his accomplishments and certifications in hypnotherapy, to his education in Graphoanalysis (handwriting analysis), he has pursued extensive training to assist in his efforts to aid abductees in reclaiming memories of their experiences. In addition to lear ning the methods for memory retrieval, Sims has acquired considerable training in police, military, intell and investigative work. These assets are critical to aid in the search, rescue and discovery of alien evidence. Being the SEE





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Continued from Page 29 first to collect and share the concept of alien implants, Sims has been sought by those in the UFO communities, as well as those within the medical and scientific communities, to share his breakthrough methods at worldwide conferences. In addition to this global recognition, he has been acknowledged for his contributions via a series of awards and commendations. His acclaim is further recognized through the many requests he receives annually to appear on a variety of radio and television shows, where he shares his knowledge with thousands across the globe. Derrel Sims is the Alien Hunter. Yvonne Smith

Yvonne Smith began life normally enough: was mascot for her high school football team and that same year was asked to be a participant on the national t.v. ìDating Gameí program. She moved on to be in charge of the jury room for the busiest courthouse in the United States in Los Angeles - during which time she attended a lecture by hypnotherapist pioneer Budd Hopkins. She then became hooked by his presentation in learning that hypnotherapy was such a useful tool in helping people suffering from PTSD. Smith therefore began researching the UFO phenomenon in the late 1980s. After 2 years of studies and 1000 hours of inter nship a California Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the only accredited hypnosis college in the United States, she received her hypnotherapy certification in 1990. Specializing in cases of post traumatic stress disorder, she uses her hypnotherapy skills to assist such victims to work through their anxiety, with many of her subjects ref erred to her by physicians and psychiatrists who believe Smith=s expertise can benefit their patients.

In fact, many such patients are themselves doctors, university professors, military, engineers, lawyers, domestic and foreign pilots other professionals and many non-professionals, sometimes flying from other countries to meet with Smith in Los Angeles. In UFO circles, whenever there is a reported "sighting" UFO investigators emphasize and evaluate whether the experiencer's description supports, or not, the reality of a UFO contact. However, the emphasis of recognized regressive hypnotherapy expert Yvonne Smith concer ns the too frequently ignored emotional trauma on the experiencer of their encounter. Because Smith (who is internationally known in UFO circles as simply "hypnotherapist Yvonne") observed that many of the PTSD cases being referred to her involved subjects describing similar patter ns of UFO abduction encounters, she founded Close Encounters Resource Organization [CERO] as a monthly-meeting support group for such individuals in 1992. She was also on the board of the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS) which furthers support for such subjects. CERO Inter national is an exciting new branch of CERO, Close Encounters Resource Organization, which was founded in 1991 by Certified Hypnotherapist, Yvonne Smith. The original CERO has for over 20 years conducted monthly support group meetings as a resource and safe-haven for experiencers of alien abductions or close encounters . Most recently Yvonne founded the open-to-thepublic CERO International which branches out from the Alocal Southern California nature of its private support group CERO Inter national expands nationally and internationally, and provides information, support and cutting-edge world wide UFO presentations and news.

Its inaugural meeting in January presented "Fire in the Sky" Travis Walton and his fellow logger-witnesses, Steve Pierce and John Goulette. By hosting presentations by experiencers and researchers of international reputation, CERO International will step outside of and supplement its closed door support group meetings and educate the general public about the reality of the UFO phenomenon and the trauma to which experiencers may be subjected. In addition to being a hypnotherapist in demand, since 1991 Yvonne has traveled extensively, presenting lectures in the United States at M.I.T. and several other universities, at many American AUFO conferences. The Roswell Inter national UFO Museum annually invites Yvonne to present multiple lectures, be a panel member, and be moderator of their investigator panel. She has also lectured and conducted many standing-room-only and record breaking experiencer sessions at the International UFO Congress in Nevada, U.S.A., and has also lectured for several years at inter national conferences from South America to Europe. As the foremost female hypnotherapist in this field, in the 1990s Yvonne traveled on a lecture tour with hypnotherapy colleagues the late Dr. John Mack of Harvard and pioneer Budd Hopkins, and also David Jacobs, PhD. of Temple University. Yvonne is the author of ACHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy which exposes, with dramatic regressive hypnotherapy transcripts, the hidden memory trauma reality suffered by abductees. Budd Hopkins and Yvonne are the subjects of the DVD, AAlien Hybrids & Clinical Hypnotherapy. which is volume 1 from the Secrets of the Underground series. Further, as a Co-Host with Maj. Robert Dean, NATO ret., Yvonne is the abduction hyp-

notherapist lecturer on Dreamland=s UFO Anthology Vol-1 DVD. For more information about visit ACHOSEN ABOUT "CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy" In CHOSEN Yvonne Smith, a certified hypnotherapist specializing in the use of hypnotherapy to assist those who suffer post traumatic stress as a result of ìclose encountersî reveals the trauma of such individuals experiences. Such abducteesí experiences are more realistically described in CHOSEN than in previous publications due to many dramatic, unedited transcripts of subjects describing their trauma during their hypnotherapy.

at the hands of silent captors, his return to a disbelieving world, interrogators, press, debunkers and his efforts to try to make a truly significant contribution to the worldís understanding of this phenomenal after all. He speaks to audiences and media around the world to share what it has been like living through the ordeal of the experience and its aftermath. He presents the evidence for the incident and takes wideranging questions from the audience, which usually results in bringing out new perspectives and bits of information previously overlooked. Copyright IUFOMRC NM Inc. Reprinted with permission

Travis Walton

Travis Walton is the subject of the Paramount Studios movie, Fire in the Sky, based on his book of the same name. On November 5, 1975 he was a 22 year-old member of a seven-man logging crew cutting trees in the forested mountain region of Arizona. On the way home from work, the crew encountered a strange glowing object, resulting in an incident that has become recognized as the best documented case of alien abduction ever recorded. Walton recklessly left the safety of their truck to take a closer look. Suddenly as he walked toward the light, he was blasted back by a bolt of mysterious energy. When his companions fled in fear and reported their UFO encounter, they were suspected of murder and give polygraph exams. They all passed. After a five day massive manhunt searching for Walton ~ or his body ~ he suddenly reappeared, disoriented and initially unable to tell the whole story of his terrifying encounter. In Fire in the Sky, Walton relates in his own words the best documented account of alien abduction yet recorded, the story of his harrowing ordeal


Continued from Page 24 upcoming trip to Colorado in the works. "Along the way Nanook fulfills various dreams that include the meeting of aliens, trying out for a sled dog team, attending a baseball game and exploring the deserts and mountains of New Mexico and the Great Lakes in the upper midwest. "The book is geared towards children of all ages and adults should get a kick out of it as well. I plan on writing a series of travel adventures with Nanook in the lead role, all while exploring America." Wilson also said that Nanook will be appearing in the upcoming Alien Pet Costume Contest during the UFO Festival. As for Wilson, he can be seen daily, all over the streets of Roswell, still capturing the pulse of this quiet, internationallyknown city.


Vision Magazine, July 4, 2013  
Vision Magazine, July 4, 2013  

Vision Magazine for July 4, 2013, featuring the 2013 Roswell UFO Festival.