Get “Lost in Space” with Judy Robinson at the 2016 Del Rio UFO Festival on Jan. 23 in Del Rio, TX

The famous phrase “Danger, Will Robinson!” will be heard in Del Rio, Texas, as the classic TV show Lost in Space is commemorated during the 2016 Del Rio UFO Festival to be held on January 23 at the Paul Poag Theater, 746 S. Main Street.
Marta Kristen as Judy Robinson
Marta Kristen as Judy Robinson
DEL RIO, Texas - Jan. 6, 2016 - PRLog -- The city of Del Rio, Texas, is encouraging its guests to get “lost in space,” as it hosts its third “Del Rio UFO Festival,” on Saturday, January 23, 2016. As in the past, the festival features a number of celebrity speakers, including Lost in Space cast member Marta Kristen, who played blonde bombshell Judy Robinson in the fondly-remembered science fiction TV series. Also featured are a number of UFO experts, including the world’s best known alien abductee, Travis Walton, whose story of being taken aboard a UFO in 1975 was the basis for the Paramount motion picture Fire in the Sky. The 2016 Del Rio UFO Festival will be held at the Paul Poag Theater, 746 S. Main Street. Sponsored by the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, the event costs $30 to attend, and tickets are available at More information about the Festival is available at

Prior to being cast as Judy Robinson in Lost in Space, Marta Kristen grew up in Oslo, Norway, before moving to Los Angeles with her family. After being discovered by Hollywood, she appeared in a memorable episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Her first success in acting was the role of Lorelei in the 1965 movie Beach Blanket Bingo. She would later star in Lost in Space and make numerous guest appearances on television shows. She also appeared in many TV commercials, and several films, including Terminal Island (1973) and the cult sci-fi film Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). In Del Rio, she will talk about her experiences on the set of Lost in Space and will also share her favorite moments from the show.

Also speaking at the festival is Travis Walton, an American logger who says he was taken aboard a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working with a logging crew in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Snowflake, Arizona. For five days, Walton could not be found, despite an intensive search by law enforcement officers and volunteers. A lie detector test revealed that Walton’s companions really believed they saw a UFO and that the UFO had been the cause of Walton’s disappearance.

The Walton case received considerable mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known and best-documented instances of alien abduction. UFO historian Jerome Clark points out that the Walton abduction is one of the very few alien abduction cases with corroborating eyewitnesses. At the Del Rio UFO Festival, Walton will tell the true story of his abduction, much of which was not included in Paramount’s hit movie Fire in the Sky, which was based on Walton’s book.

Also speaking at the Del Rio UFO Festival is UFO expert Robert Salas, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, class of 1964. He served seven years on active duty before separating from the Air Force in 1971. While on active duty he worked as a Weapons Controller, flew target drones, commanded inter-continental ballistic missiles as a launch officer, and worked as an Air Force missile propulsion engineer on the Titan III program.

In 2005 Robert published the book Faded Giant with co-author James Klotz which details his UFO incident while stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana in 1967.In 2014, he authored the book Unidentified – The UFO Phenomenon, further describing his experiences with the phenomenon and those of others. Mr. Salas has been publicly speaking about his incident at UFO conferences and in radio and television interviews since 1996.

Also at the festival, the strange relationship between America’s most secret military base, Area 51, and UFOs will be explored in a special lecture by researchers Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, titled “Exploring Dreamland: A History of Area 51.” The authors recently gave this same presentation at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Torres and Uriarte, are authors of Aliens in the Forest, The Coyame Incident, Fallen Angel, UFOs Over Mexico, and other books about famous UFO cases. They have appeared separately and together on a number of television shows, including UFO Hunters, UFO Files, Monster Hunters, Ancient Aliens, and UFOs Over Earth. Their research is featured in an upcoming film by Patrick Connelly titled They Rode the Flying Saucers. They also appear frequently on Coast to Coast AM and speak at numerous UFO conferences each year. Uriarte is director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in Northern California, and Torres is a former MUFON state section director from Texas.

Another speaker is Robert Schroeder, author of the book Solving the UFO Enigma: How Modern Physics is Revealing the Technology of UFOs. His presentation will show how modern science can help us understand the technology observed in UFOs.

Also scheduled to speak is author David Bowles, PhD., who will give a presentation titled “The Border X-Files.” As featured on the national cable TV series Monsters & Mysteries in America, Dr. Bowles tells of paranormal happenings along the Texas-Mexico Border, including UFOs, strange creatures, and other bizarre occurrences. Dr. Bowles is the author of several award-winning books, including Mexican Bestiary and Border Lore. He has also conducted research on the UFO stories told in Ancient Mexico.

For complete information about the UFO Festival visit, please visit or To purchase tickets, go to Alternately, interested persons may visit the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, 915 Veterans Boulevard, Del Rio, TX 78840, or call them at 830-775-3551.

Debbie Guerra
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