World’s Top UFO Speakers, Stanton Friedman and Travis Walton, Coming to Del Rio
He has testified before Congress and the United Nations on the subject of UFOs. He broke the story of the Roswell UFO crash. He worked on top secret government rocket projects. He personally investigated many of the world’s major UFO cases. He has appeared on virtually every important television documentary about UFOs since the 1980s. Nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, the world’s top UFO speaker, will appear at the Del Rio UFO Festival on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Mr. Friedman has been investigating UFOs since the late 1950s and has lectured on the topic all over the world, including at over 600 colleges and universities. Currently residing in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, this will be Mr. Friedman’s first-ever appearance in Del Rio.
Travis Walton of “Fire in the Sky” to be Keynote Speaker
His story is 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. His story became the basis for the successful Hollywood movie Fire in the Sky, released by Paramount Studios in 1993. The movie will be shown in its entirety at the Del Rio UFO Festival, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Afterward, Mr. Walton will present the keynote lecture at 7 p.m. This will be his first appearance in Del Rio. Click below to watch a trailer of the movie Fire in the Sky:
Mexico’s Leading UFO Researcher to Speak!
We are happy to announce that Mr. Carlos Guzman of Mexico City, considered by many to be Mexico’s leading UFO investigator, has agreed to speak at the Del Rio UFO Festival. Mr. Guzman, who has been involved in UFO research since the 1970s, is sometimes referred to as “the Stanton Friedman of Mexico.” He will bring us an amazing lecture and multimedia presentation on Mexico’s most famous UFO cases. You don’t want to miss this! Mexico has been a hotbed of UFO activity for the past 50 years!
Purchase Your Tickets Today!
Seating is very limited for this event (500 seats total) – so purchase your tickets as soon as possible! Tickets can be purchased over the phone using a credit card. Simply call the Chamber of Commerce at 830-775-3551 or toll-free at 800-889-8149. Tickets will be mailed to you. If you live in the Del Rio area, you can also stop by the Chamber and purchase / pick up the tickets there.
Stay at the Official Del Rio UFO Festival Hotel:
The city of Del Rio, Texas, is located in Val Verde County on the Texas-Mexico border, midway between Padre Island and Big Bend National Park. The city is eight miles south of Amistad National Recreation Area which surrounds Lake Amistad, formed by the Rio Grande, Pecos and Devil’s Rivers, with 850 miles of shoreline.
Del Rio is immediately across from the International Bridge that originates in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, and is seven miles east of the Air Education Training Command’s Laughlin Air Force Base.
About 40,000 people reside in the city. The city is at an elevation of 999 feet, and has an average annual temperature of 72 degrees with an annual average of 18.80 inches of rainfall. The climatological summary reflects a maximum average temperature of 80.9 and a minimum of 58.5i with June being the hottest month and January being the coldest.
In a semi-desert locale, Del Rio is an oasis with San Felipe Springs flowing 150 million gallons of pure water per day through creeks and canals which border recreational facilities including parks, municipal swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, and facilities for baseball, softball and soccer. Water and a temperate climate make Del Rio a recreational mecca, with many modern motels and campgrounds. Sportsmen enjoy hunting, fishing, golf and tennis throughout the year. Local attractions such as Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center, Whitehead Memorial Museum, Laughlin Heritage Museum, George Paul Museum, Val Verde Winery – the state’s oldest winery, and Shumla School – attract many travelers, as do annual rodeos and fiestas.
Amistad National Recreation Area, supervised by the National Park Service. Includes Lake Amistad which provides outstanding opportunities for boating, sailing, scuba diving, fishing and outdoor activities. The Park also includes a diversity of flora and fauna that can be seen from the various nature trails and numerous archaeological sites consisting of ancient Indian Pictographs. The National Park Service hosts educational and nature programs and maintains the beaches, campsites and boat launching facilities. Concessionaires operate marinas, boat storage and fishing guide services.