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Presidio, Texas Hosts UFO Festival Featuring Travis Walton and Lloyd Pye on Oct. 18 & 19, 2013
Travis Walton and Lloyd Pye, two of the world's best-known speakers on the subject of unidentified flying objects, will speak at the 2nd Annual Border Zone International UFO Festival to be held Oct. 18 & 19, 2013 in the Texas border town of Presidio.
The Festival headquarters, site of the lectures and trade show, will be the Presidio Activity Center, 1400 E. O’Reilly Street. Admission to the lectures and trade show is free, and vendor spaces are also free. More information is available at UFOborderzone.com or http://presidiotx.us/
Last year's Border Zone weekend drew close to 1,000 people to the various events held in Presidio, Marfa, and Ojinaga, Mexico. It also received extensive media coverage, including being broadcast live on radio and covered by major Texas newspapers, including the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Post.
Travis Walton, who will deliver the keynote UFO lecture on Saturday evening, lived through what is generally regarded as the world's best-documented alien abduction event. On November 5, 1975, in plain sight of six other men, Mr. Walton was blasted by a beam of blue-green light that emanated from a large UFO that hovered directly overhead. He then disappeared for five days. A lie detector test of Walton's companions established that they had indeed seen a UFO prior to Walton's disappearance. Suspecting foul play, police conducted a massive manhunt in the woods where Walton vanished but failed to locate his body. Five days later, Mr. Walton suddenly re-appeared, telling an amazing tale of having been taken aboard a UFO, where he saw extraterrestrial beings.
This year's Festival also features internationally-
Also scheduled to speak at this year's festival are Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, authors of Mexico’s Roswell, the first book to reveal the story of a reported mid-air collision between a small plane and a UFO about 50 miles northwest of Presidio on August 25, 1974. Torres and Uriarte have written a follow-up book about the case, The Coyame Incident: UFO Crash Near Presidio, Texas, which will be officially debuted at the Presidio festival.
The authors have spent the last six years, since the publication of their first book, investigating the incident further and have found new witnesses and new information that seems to prove a UFO really did fall in the Mexican desert near Presidio. Copies of their new book will be available for the first time ever at the Border Zone Festival, prior to going on sale anywhere else.
As part of the Festival, the public is invited to join paranormal researchers as they conduct a full-scale "ghost hunt" at the historic Fort Leaton in Presidio, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fort Leaton has been identified as a verifiable "haunted place" by several paranormal investigation groups. The original owner, Ben Leaton, is reported to have carried out a slaughter of unsuspecting local Indians, after inviting them to a "peace council" in the fort. There were a number of other violent episodes involving murder and mayhem in the fort over the years that followed.
The UFO lecture series also includes talks by several other authors and UFO researchers, including Dr. Francisco Morales, whose recent book Coyame: A History of the American Settler includes a chapter about UFOs; Stephen Andrasko, speaking about the Pascagoula UFO Incident; and Mexican UFO researchers Gilberto Rivera of Chihuahua and Carlos Guzman of Mexico City.
In addition to the UFO lectures, the Border Zone Festival weekend will also feature the annual Dude of the Dead Music Festival (Oct. 18-20), with most of its live music taking place on Saturday night after the final UFO lecture. Music will take an “Americana”
Also, a group of paranormal researchers will conduct further research into the Marfa Lights phenomenon at the official viewing station, located south of Marfa, on Thursday night. Once again this year, the public is invited to attend, as the group uses specialized equipment in an attempt to discover more about the lights. An experiment last year, which was covered on the front page of the San Antonio Express-News, showed that the Marfa Lights seem to react when exposed to laser beams.
In addition to the "spooky stuff," the Festival also features an international trade show, sponsored by the newly-formed Presidio Municipal Development District (PMDD) formerly the Development Corporation of Presidio (DCOP). The first "UFO" [Unlimited Financial Opportunity]
The PMDD Board of Directors believes Presidio offers businesses unlimited financial opportunity for border trade and investment. "Presidio is the fast track to a million people living in the Chihuahua City Area," PMDD executive director Brad Newton said. "Our Presidio-Ojinaga Port of Entry on US 67 is the shortest route to Chihuahua City from a Texas port, requiring only 2 1/2 hours to drive 140 miles on a modern toll highway.This is why we are inviting businesses to come to Presidio to participate in our UFO Trade Show. It will be a fun event with networking benefits for all." Companies wishing to reserve free booth space at the UFO Trade Show may contact: Brad Newton by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 432 229-3517, Ext.106.
For complete information about the Festival and all activities, please visit UFOborderzone.com or http://presidiotx.us/
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