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The 2015 Skyfire Summit, NOVEMBER 5-8, 2015, OVERGAARD, AZ 40th Anniversary of Travis Walton Incident

  • Location:OVERGAARD, AZ
  • Length:All Day

WEBSITE http://www.skyfiresummit.com/

This historic conference marks 40 years to the day Travis and his fellow crewmen encountered a mysterious flying disk which would change their lives forever! Come hear them tell their stories in person! Hear what happened firsthand from the police officer who met them that night, and the investigator who covered the case. Listen to lectures from our wide variety of experts on UFO related topics, and catch the screening of the new documentary Travis.


Our list of venerable speakers to date include celebrated speaker and conference headliner Travis Walton, Fire in the Sky screenwriter Tracy Tormé, author/adventurer and Ancient Aliens personality David Childress, Syfy’s Fact or Faked Ben Hansen, Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel, I Know What I Saw writer/director James Fox, author and UFO researcher Paola Harris, Phoenix Lights director Lynne D. Kitei,M.D., abduction researcher and hypnotic regression specialist Dr. Leo Sprinkle, and author and MUFON State Director for Northern California Ruben Uriarte. Jennifer Stein will be presenting her award-winning film Travis: The True Story Of Travis Walton. Emceeing the event is journalist and web series/radio host Alejandro Rojas of OpenMinds.tv.

Travis Walton

Presenting: The Sitgreaves National Forest Incident of 1975.

traviswaltonTravis Walton is the Arizona logger whose 1975 encounter with a UFO was witnessed by his six co-workers. The crew were given lie detector tests by state police when they were accused of inventing the UFO report in order to cover up for murdering Walton. Travis Walton’s book about the incident was made into the Paramount movie FIRE IN THE SKY. Although he has at times withdrawn from public discussion of his experience, Mr. Walton has nevertheless been the subject of countless worldwide media reports and now speaks about it internationally.  More information about Travis Walton can be found at www.TravisWalton.com.

David Childress

David ChildressDavid Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind’s past. After more than 30 years of investigating these arcane subjects, Childress finds his unique views and ideas gaining popularity. Among many other television appearances, Childress is currently a co-star on the History Channel Show Ancient Aliens, which is now in its seventh season.
David has a wide scope of interests, and is a recognized expert not only on ancient civilizations and technology, but also on free energy, anti-gravity and UFOs. His books on these subjects include: The Anti-Gravity Handbook; Anti-Gravity & the World Grid; Anti-Gravity and the Unified Field; Extraterrestrial Archeology; Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India & Atlantis; A Hitchhikers Guide To Armageddon The Free-Energy Device Handbook, Man-Made UFOs, The Time Travel Handbook, Atlantis & the Power System of the Gods and others. His latest efforts are Pirates and the Lost Templar Fleet, and The Mystery of the Olmecs.

He continues to explore, write and excite people about discovery through his magazine, World Explorer, and his publishing company, Adventures Unlimited Press. When not traveling, he divides his time between his homes in Illinois and Arizona and an apartment in London.

David Childress presentation will be on the topic of Ancient Aliens and Megalithic Construction.

More information about David Childress can be found at www.davidhatcherchildress.com.

Dr.Leo Sprinkle

Sprinkle_Leo_3b (2)Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Professor Emeritus, Counseling Services, University of Wyoming, has devoted a great deal of his life’s work to exploring the paranormal and the UFO phenomenon. Besides being a licensed psychologist for more than 50 years, Sprinkle is one of the first psychologists to use hypnotic regression to study individuals who claim to have extraterrestrial encounters. Often standing up against demoralizing ridicule from colleagues, Dr. Sprinkle has walked a challenging road between the worlds of traditional academia and his ongoing studies in ufology, extraterrestrial encounters, reincarnation, and cosmic consciousness.

Dr. Sprinkle will present ” When I Met Travis…” , where he will discuss his experience working with Travis Walton, and what was happening in the realm of  UFO research in 1975.

Lee Speigel

Lee Speigel 2Lee Speigel has presented credible, compelling UFO stories to the public since 1975, when he produced and wrote a documentary record album, “UFOs: The Credibility Factor,” for CBS Inc. It marked the first time that military, scientific and law enforcement voices came together to disclose their personal, dramatic UFO encounters and to call for government recognition of the phenomenon. During production of that recording, Speigel went to Lumberton, North Carolina, at the request of astronomer J. Allen Hynek (the former 20-year scientific consultant on UFOs for the Air Force’s official Project Blue Book study). Hynek sent Speigel to investigate reports of an unexplained triangular UFO seen in the sky over several nights. Speigel and many reliable law enforcement officials shared a remarkable, very close encounter with the unknown object, making this the first multiple witness, well-documented event involving a triangle-shaped UFO.

In 1978, Speigel’s second attempt at UFO disclosure took place on a world stage when he became the only person in history to produce a milestone presentation on UFOs at the United Nations. Between 1978 and 1986, Speigel produced, wrote and hosted nearly 1,500 local and national programs on NBC Radio, dealing with UFOs and unexplained phenomena. In 1978, Speigel became one of the first media personalities – through his NBC Radio features – to bring public awareness of the now-legendary 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, UFO crash. As a feature writer for OMNI magazine, Speigel was invited to attend and report on the first-ever all-day UFO symposium/debate — between leading UFO proponents and debunkers — sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in 1980. The following year, 1981, while researching Project Blue Book microfilm files at the National Archives in Washington, Speigel uncovered original audio tapes from a four-hour encounter experienced by several military personnel as they watched nearly a dozen UFOs of different colors, maneuvering in the sky above Edwards Air Force Base in California. Speigel was the first person to bring this enigmatic case to the public in a 1982 edition of OMNI.

Speigel will present “All UFO News Fit to Print”,  an historical overview of how the media has covered the UFO subject, his two notable attempts at national and international UFO disclosure, and the details of his own dramatic UFO encounter, the first multiple witness triangular UFO event in the U.S. Since 2010, Speigel has written hundreds of stories about UFOs and unexplained phenomena for The Huffington Post, and in 2012, he was honored with the International UFO Congress Researcher of the Year award. Lee Speigel is always on the lookout for unusual, out-of-this-world stories.  More information about Lee Speigel can be found at www.LeeSpeigel.com.

Tracy Tormé

tracy tormeTracy Tormé is a prolific writer and producer for film and television. He wrote and produced the feature film “Fire in The Sky,” based on the experiences of Travis Walton.

Tracy began his career as a screenwriter and quickly evolved into executive producing and creating for both television and film. He attended USC and Loyola Marymount Film schools in Los Angeles, but by age 20 he was recruited by the award winning late night NBC show “SCTV” before graduating. He later moved to New York City to work at “Saturday Night Live.” He then wrote his first feature script “Witching Hour,” which was immediately sold and made into a movie called “Spellbinder,” though it was far removed from his original vision.

Tracy went on to write and produce two seasons of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and won a Peabody Award for his episode “The Big Goodbye.” He was fortunate enough to be groomed by legendary creator Gene Roddenberry. Tracy also wrote and produced the CBS mini-series “Intruders,” about alien abductions. It was partially based on ufologist Budd Hopkins’ book Intruders: The Incredible Visitations at Copley Woods. Tracy also wrote and produced the Showtime series “The Outer Limits,” the two-hour syndicated documentary “UFO Cover-up Live,” and consulted on the Jody Foster film “Contact.” Tracy’s most recent feature film is, “I Am Legend” starring Will Smith and it took Tracy eleven years to get this film made after he adapted the original novel for his favorite writer, Richard Matheson.

 Ruben Uriarte

Ruben-Uriarte+-e1407366487728Ruben Uriarte has been a member of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) as a Field Investigator, State Director for Northern California and Deputy Director of Investigations/International Affairs and has been involved with a large network of research organizations. He has been interviewed on many local and national radio shows and television documentaries. He has authored four books, co-written with Texas UFO researcher Noe Torres about major UFO crashes that have occurred along the Southwestern United States border with Mexico and other historical cases. The following books are – Mexico’s Roswell (1st & 2nd Edition), The Other Roswell, Aliens in the Forest and The Coyame Incident. He was a contributor to the recent book ”UFOs Over Mexico – Encounters With Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”.

With his good friend Noe Torres, Ruben will co-present “Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West”, an informative and entertaining look at the many unusual stories on sightings in the Old West, based on newspaper articles and other historical documents of the 1800’s. This fact filled talk is sure to be of interest to anyone interested in UFO’s, and how their manifestations affected the lives of those people living in the past, before the term UFO had even been uttered.

 Ben Hansen

Ben hasenBen Hansen is the lead host and investigator of the SyFy channel’s “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files”, which aired for three seasons. The show recreates videos and photos of alleged paranormal events, attempting to prove whether the events are real, hoaxed, or unexplained. The six person team explores ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, chupacabras, mermaids, and other unusual occurrences.

After graduating from the University of Utah, Hansen began working for the state, investigating child physical abuse and sex crimes, before moving on to work for the FBI. He eventually landed in Hollywood, where he helped develop what would later become the hit paranormal show, Fact or Faked. Now Hansen travels the country lecturing, conducting sky watches and holding ghost investigations. Hansen is also spokesperson for Bushnell’s line of night vision equipment which can be found at www.nightvisionops.com. Hansen’s principal area of focus within ufology is media technology and the different methods available for filming and documenting UFO events. He will be speaking and leading a sky watch, using night vision and thermal cameras.

In addition to this, Hansen develops new reality show projects, holds classes in firearms training, and is available for aerial RC filming, and television hosting projects. More information about Ben Hansen can be found at http://www.benhansen.com/

Paola Harris

Paola HarrisPaola Leopizzi Harris is an Italo-American photojournalist and investigative reporter in the field of extraterrestrial related phenomena research. She is also a widely published, free-lance writer, especially in Europe. She has studied extraterrestrial related phenomena since 1979 and is on personal terms with many of the leading researchers in the field. From 1980-1986 she assisted Dr. J. Allen Hyneck with his UFO investigations and has interviewed many top military witnesses concerning their involvement in the government truth embargo. In 1997, Ms. Harris met and interviewed Col. Philip Corso in Roswell, New Mexico and became a personal friend and confidante. She was instrumental in having his book The Day After Roswell, for which she wrote the preface, translated into Italian. She returned to Roswell in the summer of 2003 for the American debut of her book, New Revised Connecting the Dots; Making Sense of the UFO Phenomena. She has since written four other books, all historical interviews with important whistleblowers.

Paola often travels to Rome and Latin America, but lives in Boulder, Colorado. She has a Master’s degree in Education and teaches history and photojournalism and on-line classes in Exopolitics for Dr. Michael Salla’s Exopolitics Institute for which she is an International liaison director.

Researcher Paola Harris will present Back to the Future The Legacy of Giant Rock:The Space Brother movement of the 50’s and 60’s and current contact in Latin America. This talk will discuss the universal contact of the Space brother movement here, in Italy and in Latin America. In addition, Paoloa will give a geopolitical view of 50’s/60’s and review the space visitors predictions on the evolution of human consciousness. 
The presentation will review the mass ET contacts led by George Van Tassell and Howard Menger in 1954, with a focus on the presence of Commander Val Thor (Stranger in the Pentagon)…And in Peru, the visit of Van Giu.

More information about Paola Harris can be found at www.starworksusa.com and www.paolaharris.com.

Lynne D. Kitei, M.D.

Lynne KiteiDr. Lynne Kitei is an internationally acclaimed physician and health educator who pushed aside her successful medical career to pursue The Phoenix Lights book and internationally award-winning Documentary project. She was leading the cutting edge era of early disease detection and prevention as Chief Clinical Consultant of the Imaging-Prevention-Wellness Center at the world renowned Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona until coming forward, after seven years of anonymity, as a key witness to the historic and still unexplained mass sighting throughout Arizona on March 13, 1997.

Besides the hundreds of radio and TV appearances sharing the historic Arizona mass sighting, Dr. Lynne continues to tour the US and abroad, introducing screenings of the internationally award winning “Phoenix Lights Documentary,” as well as presentations for her best-selling book, “The Phoenix Lights…A Skeptic’s Discovery That We Are Not Alone” and riveting power point lecture, BEYOND THE PHOENIX LIGHTS: Coincidence or Communication?

As a healthy skeptic herself, Dr. Lynne’s Presentation is unique and much needed in the field. For the past 18 years she has been searching out a logical explanation for what she witnessed & photographed up close & personal in 1995 and then thousands reported during the extra-ordinary 3.13.97 AZ Events. She has yet to find one. What she did discover goes far beyond the nuts & bolts of Ufology. Not only has she captured a unique collection of 35mm pics & Signature video of the “Phoenix Lights” – analyzed & authenticated by University & Military optical experts as True Unknowns – but during her intensive inquiry as a scientist, physician and first-hand experiencer, Dr. Kitei also unveiled the powerful connection between ALL Unexplained Phenomena, including Near Death Experience, Out of Body & UFO Contact (what she calls an UP), plus the real-time and long-term effect on the experiencers themselves. Dr. Kitei takes us to the next step in our search for answers by delving into the intriguing “coincidences” and profound impact that these global anomalous phenomena are having on our consciousness and evolution. Participants will also learn how they can personally connect with these “other intelligences”.

More information about Lynne Kitei and the Phoenix Lights can be found on the PHOENIX LIGHTS NETWORK Websitehttp://www.thephoenixlights.net

 James Fox

James FoxJames Fox is the Executive Producer and Director of three critically acclaimed UFO documentaries, 50 years of Denial,Out of the Blue and I Know What I Saw. Out of the Blue aired on the Sci-Fi channel and I Know What I Saw aired on the History channel. All of these documentaries are geared towards sharing eye-witness accounts from individuals with impeccable credentials, breaking the stereotype of the typical UFO witness.

Fox assembled the most credible UFO witnesses from around the world to testify at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.: Air Force Generals, astronauts, military and commercial pilots, government and FAA officials from seven countries tell stories that, as Governor Fife Symington from Arizona stated, ”will challenge your reality”. Fox has won the support of several key media, government and military personnel, and has made numerous television and radio appearances including: Larry King Live (CNN) appearances, Anderson Cooper 360° (CNN) appearance, ABC Nightline appearance, Dateline NBC appearance, George Noory’s Coast to Coast Radio.

In 1998, he completed and sold his first major documentary ‘UFOs: 50 Years of Denial’ to the Discovery Channel. It included such notables as Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and Col. Philip J. Corso, who was in charge of the foreign technology desk at the Pentagon during the Eisenhower administration.  For his film, Out of the Blue, James interviewed witnesses including President Gerald Ford, Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper, Cosmonaut Pavel Papovich in Star City, Russia, and five-star Admiral Lord Hill Norton in England.

He is currently working on a new documentary with Tracy Tormé called the 701, based on the 701 UFO cases the Air Force could not explained during Project Blue Book, their official investigation of UFOs that ended in 1969. More information about Fox’s films can be found atwww.outofthebluethemovie.com and www.modlife.com/iknowwhatisaw.

Noe Torres

noeNoe Torres is an author, publisher, UFO investigator, and MUFON member who resides in Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. With California UFO researcher Ruben Uriarte, he has written five books: Mexico’s Roswell, The Other Roswell, Aliens in the Forest, Fallen Angel, and The Coyame Incident. His book The Other Roswell tells the remarkable story of a UFO crash that occurred near Del Rio in 1955.

With Roswell historian John LeMay, Noe wrote The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West. He also served as editor and publisher of the books Roswell USA by John LeMay, Roswell Alien Autopsy by Philip Mantle, Russia’s Roswell Incident by Paul Stonehill and Philip Mantle, UFOs Over Mexico by Carlos Guzman and Alfonso Salazar, and No Power on Earth by David Bennett Carren.

Noe has appeared on the History Channel’s “UFO Hunters,” Coast to Coast AM, the Jeff Rense program, and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent lecturer at UFO conferences and has appeared on multiple occasions at the Roswell UFO Festival. Hoping to bring the look and feel of Roswell to his native Texas, Noe originated the “Border Zone UFO Festivals,” which have been held in Del Rio, Presidio, Laredo, and Edinburg, since 2009.

With his good friend Ruben Uriarte, Noe will co-present “Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West”, an informative and entertaining look at the many unusual stories on sightings in the Old West, based on newspaper articles and other historical documents of the 1800’s. This fact filled talk is sure to be of interest to anyone interested in UFO’s, and how their manifestations affected the lives of those people living in the past, before the term UFO had even been uttered.

Jennifer Stein

Jennifer SteinJennifer Stein earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Arizona. She is an artist, entrepreneur, activist, a student of ancient civilization, and documentary filmmaker. Jennifer is a self-taught filmmaker who never went to film school. She is an entrepreneur who started making films in the 1990’s while running non-profit organizations, raising her two children, and running a special events business. Harnessing the power of the moving visual image to educate, inspire and empower, Jennifer uses film to help achieve her goals of furthering her causes–global peace, gun control legislation, environmental awareness, and appreciation of ancient archaeology.

In 2012 Jennifer won two Open Minds’ International UFO Congress film festival awards for her co-production of the Disclosure Dialogues with Ron James. She again succeeded in winning two more EBEs at the 2015 Open Minds’ film festival for her film Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton. Jennifer has produced numerous video treatments for speakers in the UFO field and hosts her own cable network television show in Radnor. She founded Main Line MUFON 12 years ago, an organization in the Philadelphia suburbs which serves as a regional education arm for the Mutual UFO Network and Noetic Science’s “Shift in Action” for South Eastern PA. Jennifer is a State Section Director and field investigator for MUFON. Her regular monthly program meets at the Tredyffrin public Library in Strafford Pa. For more information visit her sites at:www.mainlineMUFON.com and https://onwingesproductions.com.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro-Rojas1Alejandro Rojas is Director of Operations for Open Minds Production, the host for Open Minds UFO Radio, editor and contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv, and emcee for the International UFO Congress. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating anomalous phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with regular appearances on Coast to Coast AM. He has been featured on the Travel Channel, Syfy, National Geographic, and E!.


TRAVIS WALTON… an experiencer inspiring us all.   traviswalton