Over 2,300 Attend the 2015 Edinburg “Out of This World!” UFO Conference & Festival
UFOs and ETs returned to the City of Edinburg at the annual “Out of This World!” Conference & Festival held on Aug. 14 & 15, 2015. The event featured the world’s most popular late night radio host George Noory, as well as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Irwin Allen’s classic science fiction television series “Lost in Space,” which premiered in 1965. Sponsored by the City of Edinburg, the Sekula Memorial Library, Edinburg Arts, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Edinburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, this year’s festival again focused on UFOs, science-fiction, and similar “out of this world” topics.
Special Appearance by George Noory of “Coast to Coast AM”
This year, we welcomed to Edinburg for the first time ever, one of the world’s leading spokesmen in the field of UFOs and the paranormal, Mr. George Noory. Listened to by millions of people on over 500 radio stations, Mr. Noory is the undisputed king of late night talk radio. The popular host of Coast to Coast AM, Mr. Noory has maintained a lifelong interest in unidentified flying objects and the paranormal, which are recurring topics on his radio show. Mr. Noory has interviewed some of the greatest minds in the field of UFO research, and his own interest in the subject remains extremely strong. As part of his program in Edinburg, Mr. Noory moderated a UFO Panel Discussion & Town Hall gathering, during which the audience asked questions and participated. Mr. Noory was very excited to visit the Rio Grande Valley, where his popular program is heard every night on KURV 710 AM at the following times: M-F: 12a-5a / Sat: 9p-12a / Sat: 12a-8a / Sun: 9p-5a. You can also subscribe to Mr. Noory’s archives and listen to all his shows anytime you want at http://www.coasttocoastam.com/coastinsider.
Special Guest: Mark Goddard, “Major Don West” from “Lost in Space”
“Danger, Will Robinson” is a phrase that Mark Goddard heard often in his role as Major Don West in the 1960s hit television series Lost in Space, produced by the legendary Irwin Allen. In addition to speaking about his role on the popular outer space series, Mark also spoke about his recent book To Space and Back, which tells of his amazing journey from a small town boy to a TV star. He recounted humorous anecdotes about co-stars and celebrities he met while working in television. Reruns of Lost in Space are shown in the Rio Grande Valley on KRGV-DT3 (5.3), Time Warner Channel 1241.
Noe Torres Speaks on “Exploring Dreamland: A History of Area 51”
Noe Torres has written or co-written eight books about famous UFO cases and has appeared on the History Channel, George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM, the Jeff Rense Program, and many other media venues. He is also a frequent speaker at UFO conferences and is the primary organizer of the “Border Zone” UFO conferences. He spoke on the amazing history of America’s most top secret military base – Area 51 in Nevada. Noe was recently invited to give this same presentation at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum. In discussing the history of Area 51 based on declassified documents, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness testimony, Noe discussed how the mysterious base first became associated with UFOs.
Ruben Uriarte Speaks About Reported UFO Crashes on the Texas-Mexico Border
Veteran California researcher Ruben J. Uriarte has been investigating UFOs and crop circles for over 30 years. He is the deputy director for UFO investigations for the Mutual UFO Network, a worldwide organization of volunteers dedicated to solving the UFO phenomenon. Ruben appears frequently on TV shows and documentaries about UFOs and has co-written four books with Edinburg author Noe Torres. He is also the co-creator of the “Border Zone” UFO conferences, which have been held since 2010 in Laredo, Del Rio, Presidio, and Edinburg. He presented compelling new evidence in two reported UFO crashes along the Texas-Mexico border.
Dr. David Bowles on “The Border X-Files”
As featured on the national cable TV series Monsters & Mysteries in America, author Dr. David Bowles tells of paranormal happenings in South Texas and also Mexico, 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.
Screenwriter David Carren on “Star Wars: The Motion Pictures”
David Bennett Carren, a professor of film at UT-RGV, has written or produced more than 200 films and television shows, including Star Trek, Stargate, Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, and Walker, Texas Ranger. In his long Hollywood career, he counts among his fondest memories working with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as well as the cast and crew of Star Trek: Next Generation, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and many others. He presented an overview of the “Star Wars” film series, including a preview of the new film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” due out in December 2015.