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Seek The Truth Says UFO Expert

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Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 07:24:46 -0500
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Source: The Roswell Daily Record

http://www.roswell-record.com/archives/030507/news08.html

March 5th 2007


Seek The Truth Says UFO Expert

Richard Jacques
Record Staff Writer

In the not so direct world of ufology, Dennis Balthaser is about
as straight forward as they come.

From the back den of his Roswell home, filled with books,
awards, pictures and memorabilia from a life about as diverse
the universe, Balthaser calls it like he sees it.

"Always telling the truth means you never have to remember
anything," says the well-known UFO investigator. But for a guy
who prides himself on getting to the truth, he sure remembers a
lot.

A certified UFO investigator with the Mutual UFO Network, an
editorial writer for 22 Web sites and magazines, and recently
appointed to the advisory board for the Great Pyramid of Giza
Research Association, he said he doesn't try to convince anybody
about his research, "I show them and let people decide."

Literally starting from scratch, the former Texas Department of
Transportation worker of 33 years turned a one-time UFO hobby
into a full-time passion.

He said his fascination with UFOs began after reading a book
written by Jacques Vallee about 20 years ago. "I would lay in
the backyard and wonder what was out there."

Now a full-time researcher of 11 years, Balthaser has done over
350 radio and television interviews and his award-winning Web
site, www.truthseekeratroswell.com has had over one million
visitors since 1998.

He said one of the hardest things about his ongoing research is
sifting through the growing number of untruths to get to the
facts.

"There are a lot of woo-woo's in the field of ufology," he said,
again, to the point.

When not battling Internet fraud, Balthaser remains extremely
busy and continues to gain respect along the way.

Featured in dozens of documentaries, including such projects as
the Sci-Fi Channel's Roswell excavation, a guest internationally
on a number of radio and television talk shows, and a frequent
lecturer on UFOs, he said he believes that finding the truth is
important.

Also important is his determination to return the International
UFO Festival to its former glory. Recently appointed by Roswell
Mayor Sam LaGrone to the event's planning committee, the UFO
expert said emphasis on community involvement will be stressed
this year.

Remaining firm in his conviction that the government isn't
telling all about the incident that put Roswell on the map in
1947, Balthaser said he continues to document the living
histories of Roswell incident witnesses before they are all
gone.

Actively involved in the First Baptist Church in Roswell, he
said people sometimes question how such a person with strong
religious conviction could believe in the existence of UFOs.

For the straight-talking Balthaser, it's easy to explain.

"They respect what I do and how I do it. I was a Christian
before I started my research, and I'll be a Christian after I'm
finished."

An who's to argue. Some of his largest crowds can be found at
his UFO lectures at the church.


[Thanks to Frank Warren for the lead]




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