Experiencer / Fire In The Sky
The Travis Walton UFO incident was an abduction of an American forestry worker by a UFO on November 5, 1975, while working in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests near Snowflake, Arizona. Walton reappeared after a five-day search. The Walton case received mainstream publicity and remains one of the best-known alien abduction stories. Walton wrote a book about his abduction in 1978 called The Walton Experience, which was adapted into the 1993 film Fire in the Sky.
UFO Researcher / Podcaster
Erica Lukes is a UFO researcher and podcaster. She is the former state director for the Utah chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and a MUFON field investigator. She is, currently, the head of Unexplained Utah , an organization which is focused upon scientifically researching UAP – otherwise known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, and team-leader on a research program called “Project Orange.” This project is specifically dedicated to studying sightings and clusters of orange/red orbs (which are also known as fireballs).
Both Utah’s famous Skinwalker Ranch and its surrounding areas have held a strong, and lasting, interest for Erica. She has collected decades’ worth of case reports from this area, and particularly so with regards to mass sightings of UFOs, as well as mysterious mutilations of animals, and alien abductions.
Erica has been a guest on numerous radio-based talk-shows, including The Richard Dolan Show; Ground Zero, with Clyde Lewis; Open Minds; Fringe Radio; The Martin Willis Show; Truth Theorem Radio; and the Paracast. Erica has also guest-hosted MUFON Radio.
Aerospace Engineer and UFO Researcher
Ron Regehr spent the majority of his life as an aerospace engineer. From helping develop space fairing vehicles with NASA, to working on secret defense projects, he had an exciting and interesting career. He has also had a great interest in the UFO topic, and has been researching it since he was young. What is even more exciting is the interesting ways in which his career and his interest in UFOs has intertwined. This includes getting to know Bob Lazar before and after his claims about Area 51, and ties to Roswell. This includes getting to know Bob Lazar before and after his claims about Area 51 and his findings regarding the famous Roswell photos.
Director of the Utah UFO Hunters
Many people strongly believe that Dugway has a secret, otherworldly agenda. Among them is Dave Rosenfeld, director of the Utah UFO Hunters. Nicknamed Alien Dave, Rosenfeld has been researching and observing Dugway since the early 2000s.
Joseph Buchman PhD
PhD in Media
Dr. Buchman holds a Ph.D. from the Indiana University Media School, and an MS in finance from Purdue. After earning tenure he left traditional higher education to develop online MBA finance courses for the University of Chicago’s UNext program and pursue his dreams of adventure travel (solar eclipses, trekking the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, driving the entire US interstate highway system in an RV, and throat singing).
His lifelong interest in cosmology, nucleogenesis and the possibility of extraterrestrial life led him to serve, with six former members of the United States Congress, on the 2013 Citizen Hearing on Disclosure in Washington, DC. His research has been published in a wide variety of college textbooks and presented to the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, TEDx at Burning Man, the Roswell UFO Festival, the Society for Scientific Exploration, FreedomFest, the Sonoma International Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and the SETI Institute’s Contact: Cultures of the Imagination conference in Mountain View, CA.
UFO / Skinwalker Ranch Researcher
Ryan began researching the Uintah Basin on his days off. Skinwalker Ranch has held a special place in his heart ever since. He revels in exploring realms of existence through remote viewing, deep meditative states, and understanding occult and esoteric knowledge, harnessing the light and it’s positive use for the awakening and betterment of human kind.
Film Producer & Director
Ron James is a producer and director, known for The Search for the Crystal Skulls (2008), Dead Whisper (2006) and Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton (2015).
Author & Podcaster
Greg Bishop co-founded a magazine called The Excluded Middle, which was a journal of UFOs, conspiracy research, psychedelia and new science. Wake Up Down There!, a collection of articles from the magazine, was published in 2000. Greg’s second book was Project Beta, which documented a government campaign of disinformation. Weird California, a portrait of strange and eerie history and places in the Golden State, was released in 2006. From 2007 to 2011, Greg blogged for the UFO and paranormal site Ufomystic. His 2017 book It Defies Language anthologized entries from that blog along with new articles written just for the collection. In 2017, he contributed an essay entitled “The Co-Creation Hypothesis: Human Perception, the Informational Universe, and The Overhaul of UFO Research” for the anthology UFOs: Reframing the Debate. His long-running podcast can be heard at radiomisterioso.com.
Martin Malava Howato
Hopi Artist and Historian
“I am Malava.”