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Aurora Alien Encounter to Feature Star of TV’s “Ancient Aliens”

On April 22, 2017, at the 120th anniversary of the world-famous Aurora UFO Crash, our special guest will be David Childress of TV’s “Ancient Aliens.” David is known to his fans as “the real-life Indiana Jones.” A captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books, David has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind’s past. His theories about ancient civilizations being contacted by extraterrestrials have become extremely popular in the past few years, and he has appeared on countless TV shows and at numerous conferences. David has conducted research into the 1897 Aurora UFO crash and is very familiar with the case. This will be David’s first ever appearance in Wise county, and he is very excited to bring us his latest research into “Ancient Aliens.” Make plans to come and meet David Childress! To visit David’s web page about Aurora, go to http://www.wexclub.com/alien-encounter-festival-april-21-22-2017.

Learn the Secrets of the “Starchild Skull”

Starchild SkullThe Starchild Skull is a 900-year-old human-like bone skull that was unearthed in a cave in Chihuahua state, Mexico. The girl who found it brought it to America and kept it her whole life. In 1998 the skull was given to El Paso residents Ray and Melanie Young. The Youngs suspected the skull was not a victim of deformity, but possibly the skull of an ET. The artifact later became known as the “Starchild Skull.” A museum-quality replica of this mysterious skull will be on display at the Aurora Alien Encounter – you won’t want to miss it!

Melanie Young was given the unusual “Starchild Skull,” and, as a neonatal nurse, she recognized that it was not a common deformity and felt it deserved scientific investigation. The skull could possibly be that of an extraterrestrial or perhaps an ET-human hybrid. Previous DNA testing found several interesting anomalies, and the skull is currently undergoing a new round of DNA analysis at the Paleo-DNA Laboratory in Ontario, Canada. The new testing seeks to uncover information hidden in genetics, such as Ethnicity, Haplotypes, and Origins. If this testing indicates the DNA differs totally or significantly from that of human DNA, further testing will delve into what exactly it might be. Melanie has appeared in documentaries such as Ancient Aliens, and continues to give lectures and radio interviews about the Starchild Skull.


Melanie Young

Melanie Young with Starchild Skull


Our Speakers

David Childress

Co-Star of Ancient Aliens

David 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.

Jim Marrs

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Noe Torres

Author, UFO Investigator, Member of MUFON

A native of Edinburg, Texas, Noe Torres is an author, publisher, UFO investigator, and MUFON member. He has authored a number of books related to the UFO phenomenon and appears frequently in the media and at conferences, speaking about his research.

Tui Snider

Award Winning Author, Speaker, Photographer

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern

Speaker, Author,
Jerry Cooper

Jerry Cooper

Stephen Andrasko

Stephen Andrasko

David Weatherly

Author and Paranormal Investigator

Exploring the world of the strange for over 40 years, David Weatherly has investigated cases around the country and abroad. He has written and lectured on many diverse topics, including UFOology, Cryptozoology, and Hauntings.

Our Master of Ceremonies

Matt McAfee

Matt McAfee

Contact Us

Aurora City Hall: 817-636-2783 cityofaurora@hotmail.com