Roswell 2012 UFO Conference Features National Atomic Testing Museum Curator

Karen Green, curator of the National Atomic Testing Museum, will speak about UFOs and Area 51 at the Roswell 2012 UFO Conference, to be held June 28 - July 1, at the Roswell Museum & Art Center in Roswell, New Mexico. Full details at
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June 10, 2012 - PRLog -- The designer of the National Atomic Testing Museum's wildly popular exhibit about UFOs and Area 51, Karen Green, will be a featured speaker at the Roswell 2012 UFO Conference, to be held June 28 to July 1 at the Roswell Museum & Art Center, 100 West 11th Street, in the Bassett Auditorium. Green, who is the curator of the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum, will speak about "Area 51: Myth or Reality."

Green will give two presentations at the Roswell 2012 Conference, which features a total of sixteen lectures over four days by a number of well-known authors and UFO researchers. The conference is free and open to the public and will be held concurrently with Roswell’s annual UFO festival. The conference Web site is

Green's presentations will enable her audience to learn about Area 51, the most secret place in America. She will also speak about how the National Atomic Testing Museum’s “Area 51” exhibit was created.  This is the first ever museum exhibit on Area 51 and was developed with the help of people who actually worked at the top secret military facility.

Over four years in the making, the exhibit explores both the myths and the reality of Area 51 and addresses the secrecy that surrounds this unique place. The audience is encouraged to take a walk down the "extraterrestrial highway" and experience highlights from this interactive, educational and entertaining exhibit where visitors decide for themselves what is myth and what is reality.

Among other exhibits at the National Atomic Testing Museum is metallic debris from a reported 1986 UFO crash in Dalnegorsk, Russia. Earlier this year, media headlines throughout the U.S. announced, “Russian Roswell UFO Artifact Featured at National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.” For most Americans, it was their first exposure to one of the world’s most intriguing UFO stories since the reported crash of a UFO near Roswell in July 1947.

The Dalnegorsk exhibit description reads: “Three Soviet academic centers and 11 research institutes analyzed the objects from this UFO crash. The distance between atoms is different from ordinary iron. Radar cannot be reflected from the material. Elements in the material may disappear and new ones appear after heating. One piece disappeared completely in front of four witnesses. The core of the material is composed of a substance with anti-gravitational properties.”

Also scheduled to speak about Area 51 at the Roswell 2012 conference is nationally-known UFO expert Dennis Balthaser, who has appeared on many television documentaries. Balthaser, a Roswell resident, was most recently featured on the History Channel’s "Decoded" series. He writes extensively about UFOs and the paranormal, and speaks throughout the U.S.  Considered one of the leading authorities on the Roswell UFO Incident, Balthaser will present two lectures related to Area 51: "A Closer Look at Area 51," and "Scrutinizing Roswell, Area 51, Underground Bases, and the Pyramids of Giza." He will also speak on “The 1947 Roswell Incident” and “Underground Bases.”

Another important Roswell researcher, Dr. Donald Burleson, will also be speaking at the Roswell 2012 Conference. Burleson, a retired college professor, currently serves as state director for the Mutual UFO Network in New Mexico. He has written a number of books about the Roswell Incident and the UFO phenomenon in general. He will present lectures on:  “UFOs and the Murder of Marilyn Monroe,” “Famous UFO Cases I’ve Worked On,” and “UFO Secrecy and the Fall of J. Robert Oppenheimer.”

Texas UFO researcher Noe Torres and his co-author, E. J. Wilson, will present three lectures during the conference, including a “virtual field trip,” using photos and video clips, to the Foster Ranch UFO debris field, located in Lincoln County, over 100 miles northwest of Roswell. They will also speak about "Aliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO Encounter" and "Russia's Roswell Incident," which deals with the 1986 Dalnegorsk UFO crash mentioned earlier.

The Roswell 2012 Conference also features a presentation by the Laredo Paranormal Research Society (LPRS), which uses cutting-edge scientific instruments to investigate paranormal phenomena, such as UFOs, mystery orbs, spirit entities, and more. LPRS director Ismael Cuellar and his group will demonstrate how they've used high-tech equipment to detect a mysterious black triangle UFO hovering over Laredo recently, as well as mystery orbs seen in Laredo and also in Marfa, Texas.

Also scheduled to appear is historian John LeMay, an archivist for the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, located in Roswell, who also serves as the vice president of the board for the society. John has written a number of books about the history of Roswell and Southeast New Mexico, including his just-released Legendary Locals of Roswell, co-written with Roger K. Burnett. John’s new book highlights the lives and careers of nationally and internationally known celebrities who were born in Roswell and went on to a life of fame and achievement. John is also the author of The Real Cowboys and Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West, co-written with Noe Torres, and Roswell USA: Towns That Celebrate UFOs, Lake Monsters, Bigfoot, and Other Weirdness, as well as a number of other books.

The conference will take place at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, one of the city’s most noteworthy destinations for visitors. The 50,000 square-foot museum, founded in 1935, is sometimes overlooked by tourists during the annual UFO festival due to the focus on the privately-owned Roswell UFO Museum.  The Museum and Art Center includes twelve galleries dedicated to the exhibition of art and history, the Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center, and the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum and Art Center is southern New Mexico’s preeminent museum, lauded for the quality of its exhibitions, programs, and collections.

Apart from the free lectures at the museum, the Roswell 2012 Conference will also feature narrated van tours with Noe Torres and E. J. Wilson. The authors will take interested persons on a trip back into time, figuratively speaking, revisiting over a dozen locations in Roswell that were directly involved in the 1947 UFO incident. Sites include the former base hospital where the so-called “alien autopsy” was allegedly conducted and the aircraft hangar where the wreckage and bodies were supposedly stored for several days. The two-hour, narrated van tours feature professional audio narration, recordings of eyewitness testimony, plus special musical and sound effects – all in the comfort of air-conditioned vans provided by Blue Sky Transport of Roswell. The van tours have been called “a Disney type experience for adults.”

Torres and Wilson, whose book Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash forms the basis for the tours, will travel with the tour groups to provide guidance. Tours cost $40 per person and will be offered daily during June 23 – July 1. Transportation for the tours will be provided by Blue Sky Transportation of Roswell, owned by Cort Nichols, who hopes to make the narrated van tours a regular feature of the city’s annual UFO festival. For more information about the tours, visit

Torres is a state section director for the Mutual UFO Network in Texas and has written or co-written seven books about famous historical UFO cases.  He has appeared on the History Channel’s UFO Hunters television series, George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM radio show, the Jeff Rense program, and many other media outlets. He is a frequent lecturer at UFO conferences and has been a featured speaker at five previous Roswell UFO festivals.  His Web site is

For complete information on the Roswell 2012 Conference, please visit
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