2017 Festival Speakers, Bio Information & Film Screening
Christopher O’Brien – Veteran UFO Researcher
From 1992 to 2002 investigative journalist Christopher O’Brien investigated and/or logged hundreds of unexplained events reported in the San Luis Valley—located in South-central Colorado/North Central New Mexico. Working with law enforcement officials from area counties, ex-military members, ranchers and an extensive network of skywatcher/investigators, he documented what may have been the most intense wave of unexplained activity ever seen in a single region of North America. His ten-plus year investigation resulted in the three books of his “mysterious valley” trilogy, The Mysterious Valley, Enter the Valley, (both St Martins Press) and Secrets of the Mysterious Valley. His field investigation of UFO reports, unexplained livestock deaths, Native American legends, cryptozoological animals, secret military activity and the folklore, found in the world’s largest alpine valley, has produced one of the largest databases of unusual occurrences gathered from a single geographic region.
His new book Stalking the Herd (600 pages 2014) is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of “cattle mutilations.” It is destined to become the go-to textbook examining this complicated mystery.
His recent book Stalking the Tricksters, released by Adventures Unlimited Press (2009), distills his years of field investigation and research into an ingenious unified field theory that addresses the apparent interrelatedness between divergent paranormal phenomena.
O’Brien has appeared on over 70 TV show segments and documentaries and hundreds radio programs around the world including, Ancient Aliens, Coast to Coast, UFO Hunters, Inside Edition, Extra, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, Unexplained Files and his investigations have been featured by the History, Learning, Travel and Discovery Channels, the BBC, Nippon TV, the Associated Press, Denver Post, Albuquerque Journal, Fate, UFO Magazine and many other publications and media outlets too numerous too mention.
He has location-scouted, field-produced, supplied footage for dozens of production companies and directed two segments for the TV show Strange Universe. He is currently an associate producer for Ronald James Films, and his film (co-produced with Ron James and Jennifer Stein) “It Could Happen Tomorrow” won two 2012 EBE film festival Awards—for Best Feature and The Peoples Choice Award.
Clifford Mahooty (Zuni Pueblo)
Clifford Mahooty is a member of the Zuni Pueblo Indian Tribe of New Mexico. Mahooty is a retired civil/environmental engineer (BSCE-NMSU-1969) and worked in many projects with Shell Oil Company, US Federal Government in Environmental justice for Indian tribes, Tribal housing projects in the USPHS as a commissioned officer in water, waste water, and EPA enforcement in environmental compliance. Mahooty is active in the Zuni orders of the Kachina, Galaxy Medicine Society, Sun Clan leadership, and is a wisdom keeper of the Zuni history.
Stanley Milford Jr. & Jonathan Dover (Paranormal Rangers)
Stanley Milford Jr. (Navajo)
Stanley Milford Jr. is currently serving as a Ranger Sergeant with the Navajo Nation Rangers headquartered in Window Rock, Arizona. Mr. Milford graduated the U.S. Indian Police Academy in Artesia, New Mexico and has worked as a sworn law enforcement officer going on eighteen (18) years. Mr. Milford serves as a department firearm instructor, SWAT Team Leader and manages a section called the Special Projects Unit. It was within this section that Mr. Milford worked alongside Jonathan Dover (Ret. Lt.) for ten (10) years. This section’s primary responsibility is managing cases and projects that are deemed sensitive in nature. This could be anything from high priority investigations, dignitary protection, high risk detail, SWAT or emergency operations. Another side responsibility of this section is the investigation of those cases that don’t necessarily fit within the everyday parameters of law enforcement. Enter the “paranormal” i.e. Skinwalkers and Witchcraft, Bigfoot sightings, Ghosts and Hauntings, UFO sightings and Aliens. Today Mr. Milford continues to oversee this unique section.
Jonathan Dover (Navajo)
Jonathan Dover is a veteran law enforcement officer. He has worked with the City of Winslow Arizona Police Department, The National Park Service, Navajo Historic Preservation Department, and the Navajo Nation Rangers. He retired from active duty as a Lieutenant in 2011 after 31 years as a law enforcement officer. Jonathan Dover was trained in Criminal Investigations and was an Archaeological Resource Crimes Investigator. He was also trained as an EMT, in SWAT operations, Hazardous materials, Search and Rescue, and was an instructor in Police Firearms training and High Angle Technical Rescue. During his work on Navajo Nation lands, he along with Stanley Milford Jr. were assigned over a period of 10 years to officially investigate and document significant cases involving Bigfoot, the Paranormal, Navajo Witchcraft, and UFO’s.
Bob Lazar Film Screening with Jim Allen
Jim Allen is a talented public speaker, storyteller and enjoys writing. He is a experienced racing-sports enthusiast; he builds dragsters from scratch and has raced cars his entire life while building custom cars under contract for big names in the industry. He was part of an inner working circle of support for Bob Lazar that included John Lear. This support base persuaded Bob Lazar (alleged Area 51/S4 Scientist) to go public as a whistleblower in order to expose what was going on at S4 and Area 51 with award an winning investigative journalist, George Knapp during in the late 80s. Bob Lazar claims he was a scientist that worked on reverse-engineered ET Technologies and has never deviated from his detailed account and has been vindicated even further by new revelations regarding his case. Jim has stated that Bob Lazar didn’t want to take his knowledge public but was forced to do it for his own self-preservation and personal defense otherwise he might wind up dead.
Jim Allen has been syndicated on various talk radio shows. He published his first book titled, Smoken’ Mirrors, and will be presenting his private film for our public screen that is titled, The Case of Bob Lazar, starring Mr. Lazar as himself in the Nevada desert.
Jim also encountered a UFO as a child while out fishing with his dog in Colorado and this is what sent him on a long journey down the rabbit hole of the ET Phenomenon.