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Watertown Hosts UFO Conference

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 06:26:30 -0400
Archived: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 06:26:30 -0400
Subject: Watertown Hosts UFO Conference

Source: Watertown TAB & Press - Needham, Massachusets, USA


Thu Oct 18, 2007

Watertown Hosts UFO Conference

Jillian Fennimore
Staff Writer

Watertown, MA - John Horrigan said ufologists, those who study
UFOs, can be pretty humble people. And Big Foot believers? Well,
they are real party animals.

During a two-day conference at Hibernian Hall last weekend,
people from 14 states and three countries joined together to
share their passions for the paranormal.

Horrigan, a Watertown resident and organizer of the UFO Show and
Mass Monster Mash, said the event is catered to the true
believers. And he is one of them, having studied the phenomena
of UFOs and Big Foot encounters since 1990.

"There are prima donnas and charlatans when it comes to UFOs,"
he said. "But these are the humble people. I wanted to give a
New England flavor to ufology."

On Friday, speakers skilled in the investigation of crop
circles, flying black triangles and other unidentified objects
took the stage to share their discoveries.

Nancy Talbott, described as one of the foremost authorities on
crop circles in the world today, told the crowd about her
bizarre encounters with "an energy unknown to science."

Talbott claims a man from Holland with whom she studies with can
predict when and where crop circles will occur. And one night
during a visit to that country, it did.

"I saw three tubes of light," she said. "It was like Broadway in
my bedroom."

The next morning, a crop circle was discovered in a nearby
string bean harvest.

"There is evidence that this is happening by something other
than us," Talbott said. "Itís a consciousness."

Don Ledger can say the same for his studies.

As a global authority on flying black triangles - massive yet
silent UFOs seen in the skies around the world - Ledger is both
a pilot and author of three books, cataloguing UFO sightings and
investigating the Shag Harbour incident of 1967, the purported
crash of an unidentified flying object in Nova Scotia.

He told the audience of another instance he studied in Nova
Scotia, where a 3,600-foot black triangle was seen hovering over
Cow Bay, reported as a "low flying object". Ledger came armed
with a tape measure and a compass when he heard the news.

He squashes the skeptics who say such phenomena are secret
military aircraft.

"As a pilot, it offends me that anything would fly around
without any clearances," Ledger said. "Even the military canít
fly around like that."

Dennis Briefer came from Berlin, Mass., to experience the UFO

"Not for any purpose other than a conscious changing," he said.
"People need to be aware that we are not alone in this

The event also welcomed lectures from Carl Feindt, a retired
member of the Air Force who later studied UFOs, particularly
ones underwater, along with Matt Moniz, and Chris Styles, who
has dedicated his life to researching the Shag Harbour drama.

Horrigan said at the rate such discoveries are made, ufology
will not be a dying line of inquiry.

"One out of 10 people have seen a UFO," he said. "But only one
out of 100 have reported it. Itís something thatís not going
away, but only getting bigger."

In preparation for the next conference the following night,
posters of the worldís most famous monsters were hung on the
wall: King Kong, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, King of the
Lizards, The Mummy, and The Curse of the Werewolf.

Horrigan noted the importance of hosting the conferences in two

"The UFO people do not with mix with the ghost [enthusiasts] or
cryptologists," he said. "They might do the saber dance, but
they [could] co-exist nicely."


Thanks to Don Ledger of


for the lead.

Don wrote in his 'heads-up':

"Certainly the organizer of this event, John Horrigan and his
wife Jenny deserve to be complimented on the set-up and smooth
operation of this event."

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