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Believers Turn To The Heavens At UFO Conference

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:43:25 -0400
Archived: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:43:25 -0400
Subject: Believers Turn To The Heavens At UFO Conference

Source: The Daily Post - Rotorua, New Zealand



Believers Turn To The Heavens At UFO Conference
By Matthew Martin

A conference in Rotorua aims to demistify people's perceptions
about "little green men" and "close encounters" of the
extraterrestrial kind.

Tauranga woman Suzanne Hansen, co-ordinator of UFOCUS NZ, an
organisation devoted to UFO research and investigation, and
organiser of this weekend's conference, is keen to give the
sceptics some food for thought.

She says sceptics don't bother to examine the evidence and
generally write off believers as "nutters".

"We are definitely not saying that every report that comes to us
is some kind of alien craft.

"There is an overwhelming amount of credible evidence now.

You have top politicians in countries like Canada who say they
know this exists, top physicists saying people's experiences of
alien technology cannot be made up."

She said her own experiences had been very real.

"I know what I have seen and have got my feet firmly on the

In 1962, aged 8, she experienced her first close encounter with
"an orange cigar-shaped object that hung in the sky for an hour-

The object was seen by her family, neighbours and hundreds of
others in the skies above the Bombay Hills before it flew off
toward the South Waikato. It was even reported by the media.

"For an 8-year-old it was pretty amazing, I have had an interest
in this sort of thing since then."

Among the speakers at this weekend's conference is former nurse,
midwife, health educator Mary Rodwell, a former UFO sceptic
herself. She now believes a human genetic engineering programme
is being carried out by extraterrestrial species which is part
of an "upgrading" of homosapiens.

"We are not being changed into some kind of robotic or
biological fodder. Most logical thinking people realise that in
this vast universe that we can't possibly be the only
intelligent life out there.

"The most sceptical of the most sceptical are usually the
viewers themselves - because they want to prove to themselves
they are not crazy and so they are constantly questioning their
reality," Mrs Rodwell said.

"I want to be sure I'm not misleading people and coming from a
place of integrity as well."

This weekend's two-day Future Perspectives conference is being
held at the Rotorua Convention Centre. Sceptics are welcome and
can register online at:


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