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Close Encounters Event At National Press Club DC

From: Giuliano 'Jimmy' Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 18:37:22 +0100
Archived: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 13:56:40 -0500
Subject: Close Encounters Event At National Press Club DC

Dear Colleagues,

I have just received this news announcement from James Fox. Fox
has also told me that he is involved with the new Larry King
show this Thursday.

It is also officially available now on Leslie Kean's page:




News Advisory

For immediate release:

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007

Contact: Leslie Kean 415 250 9791

UFO Close Encounters

The Reality as Seen by Former High Level Government and Military

Pilots to Tell Their UFO Stories for the First Time

Group to call on US Government to Re-Open its Investigation

The American public is not alone when it comes to sighting what
the US Air Force has labeled Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).

So too have former governors, high level military and government
officials, highly trained airplane pilots and aviation experts.
The phenomenon is real. It happens worldwide. No one is sure
about its nature. Experts from seven countries will divulge what
they have discovered about UFOs at a November 12 panel
discussion moderated by former Arizona Governor Fife Symington
(R) at the National Press Club.

Just one year ago, pilots, mechanics and managers from United
Airlines witnessed a metallic disc-shaped object hovering over
the United Airlines Terminal at Chicago s O Hare Airport. The
clearly observed object shot straight up leaving a hole through
the clouds. Despite the clear aviation safety issues involved,
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) never investigated the
incident and dismissed it as weather. This head-in-the-clouds
refusal to investigate stands in sharp contrast to efforts by
governments of other countries to understand these incidents.

I believe that our government should take an active role in
investigating this very real phenomenon, said Symington, who was
a witness to the famed Phoenix Lights incident seen by hundreds
in Arizona while he was governor. This panel consists of some of
the most qualified people in the world with direct experience in
dealing with this issue, and they will bring incredible,
irrefutable evidence, some never presented before, that we
simply cannot dismiss or ignore, he said.

The group, using previously classified documents, will discuss
many well-documented cases, including two investigated by the US
government. The first involves a Peruvian Air Force pilot who
fired many rounds at a UFO which was not affected. The second
was an Iranian Air Force pilot s attempt to fire at a UFO, but
whose control panel became inoperable. This case is a classic
that meets all the necessary conditions for a legitimate study
of the UFO phenomenon, stated the US Defense Intelligence Agency
document on the Tehran incident. Both pilots will come forward
to speak about these events publicly for the first time.

Who: Fife Symington, Former Arizona Governor, Moderator

Ray Bowyer, Captain, Aurigny Air Services, Channel Islands

Rodrigo Bravo, Captain and Pilot for the Aviation Army of Chile

General Wilfried De Brouwer, former Deputy Chief of Staff,
Belgian Air Force (Ret.)

John Callahan, Chief of Accidents and Investigations for the
FAA, 1980 s (Ret.)

Dr. Anthony Choy, founder, 2001, OIFAA, Peruvian Air Force

Jean-Claude Duboc, Captain, Air France (Ret.)

Charles I. Halt, Col. USAF (Ret.), Former Director, Inspections
Directorate, DOD I.G.

General Parviz Jafari, Iranian Air Force (Ret.)

Jim Penniston, TSgt USAF (Ret.)

Dr. Claude Poher, Centre National d Etudes Spatiales, founder,
French GEPAN

Nick Pope, Ministry of Defence, UK, 1985-2006

Dr. Jean-Claude Ribes, Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique, France, 1963-98

Comandante Oscar Santa Maria, Peruvian Air Force (Ret.)

What: Former Arizona Governor Fife Symington will moderate a
distinguished panel of former high-ranking government, aviation,
and military officials from seven countries to discuss close
encounters with what the US Air Force describes as Unidentified
Flying Objects (UFOs). Representatives from France, England,
Belgium, Chile, Peru, Iran and the US will call for the US
Government to join in an international dialogue and re-open its
investigation which the Air Force shut down over 30 years ago in
cooperation with other governments currently dealing with this
unusual and controversial phenomenon. While on active duty, the
panelists have either witnessed a UFO incident or have conducted
an official investigation into UFO cases relevant to aviation
safety and national security.

When: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:00 AM

Where: National Press Club Ballroom

Event open to credentialed media and Congressional staff only

Contact: James Fox, documentary filmmaker; director of the
acclaimed film Out Of The Blue:


Leslie Kean, investigative journalist with the Coalition for
Freedom of Information:



Giuliano Marinkovic

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