PRLog - July 8, 2014 - CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The case of Donald Shrum's frightening 1964 encounter with strange beings in a dark forest is one of California's most amazing close encounters of the third kind. Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, authors of Aliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO Encounter, will present their findings, including an exclusive videotaped interview with Shrum, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. The event is sponsored by the Close Encounters Research Organization (CERO), and admission is $15. Tickets are available online at http://www.cerointernational.com/
Authors to Speak on July 12, 2014
Written with the full cooperation of eyewitness Donald Shrum, Aliens in the Forest tells the remarkable tale of one of the world's most intriguing and least known UFO cases, For the first time ever, Mr. Shrum reveals the most intimate details of his terrifying encounter with aliens near Cisco Grove, California. In their CERO presentation, researchers Torres and Uriarte will tell the story using Mr. Shrum's own words via a videotaped interview conducted several years ago by Uriarte.
This incident was called "the most spectacular report we have examined" by Coral Lorenzen of the Aerial Phenomenon Investigation Committee (APRO). Paul Cerny of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) said, "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this incident is factual and authentic. I have spent considerable time plus many visits with the main witness, and along with the testimony of the other witnesses, I can rule out any possibility of a hoax." The case was also highly regarded by many other notable UFO researchers of the 1960s, including Dr J. Allen Hynek and Dr. James Harder.
The idea for the book came after Uriarte spent several days as a guest of Shrum and his wife Judi. Uriarte, who is the state director for Northern California for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) said, "I was able to conduct in-depth interviews with both Donald and Judi. For the first time, I heard the intriguing, heart-pounding story of Donald’s encounter with the aliens in its entirety and directly from the eyewitness himself. As I listened intently, Donald and Judi gave a full account of Don's incredible experience. I could see on Don's face that he was still very troubled by this frightful experience even after so many years had elapsed."
During the interview, Shrum showed Uriarte the 60-pound bow with which he fired arrows at the aliens and the water canteen that he threw down at them. One of the humanoids picked up the canteen, examined it carefully, and then threw it back down, seemingly uninterested. Uriarte said, "Holding that very same canteen in my own hand, I was struck by the realization that it had previously been touched by a being from another world. I wondered what the visitors’ agenda had been. Had they specifically targeted Mr. Shrum for abduction or was he just a chance specimen that wandered across their path? Had they previously abducted other humans?"
Persons attending this CERO presentation should prepare themselves for an astonishing true story that injects them directly into the middle of a horrifying nightmare come to life and is far more bizarre than any science fiction novel ever could be.
Authors Torres and Uriarte are active members of the UFO research community with many years of experience investigating UFO cases in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. They have collaborated on five books about important historical UFO cases. Their research has appeared on the History Channel's UFO Hunters and UFO Files TV shows. Their first book, Mexico’s Roswell: The Chihuahua UFO Crash, published in 2007, received wide critical acclaim and was the basis for an episode of UFO Hunters, in which the authors appeared. The authors have also appeared frequently on many other UFO-related TV and radio shows and have spoken at many conferences and events.
Persons wishing to attend the authors' presentation on July 12 should visit the event web site, http://www.cerointernational.com/