Two major festivals were cancelled in Cedar City this year; both Groovefest and Fireroad, yet there is a new event in town! The Utah UFO Fest. Tim Cretsinger inspired and encouraged me (Nate Cowlishaw) to organize and start this UFO Fest. I would come into Groovacious and he would give me a ton of advice on building this if I were to go forward with it. He warned me repeatedly that I would need to commit to this for the long haul to build community trust and that it wouldn’t grow overnight. My grandfather always said, “Rome wasn’t built in a day!” I have to give proper credit to Tim for inspiring some of the motivation and commitment to going forward with this while not giving up on it as a dream. Bringing something like this to the community could take years, he emphasized… Thank you Tim, I will miss the few “small talk” conversations we had.
To all Utah UFO Fest event goers, please make sure you bring your lawn chairs and know for-a-fact there NO Grass! We will literally have a great big movie screen outdoors in the desert in the dirt. This means you need to have your own creature comforts on-hand.
Camping is free to first-comers inside the event boundaries (in designated campsites only) on June 17th when all activities are happening. Event opens at noon! There is free camping on BLM land too if we fill up quick. There will be out houses.
After the main festivities on June 17th, on June 18th, there is a caravan planned to go to Area 51 for whomever wants to follow the festival founder, Nate Cowlishaw, out there. This is coordinated — meaning, the founder has invited you to follow him out to Area 51 and Rachel, Nevada, at your own risk & using your own resources.
Checkout time is 10 Am the next morning on June 18th. Caravan leaves at noon!
Agent Norman investigates inside the triangle of the alleged Garrison, UT UFO crash site of 1953. This triangle is located east of the DRES facility operated by the United States Forest Service in the Pine Valley Hardpan. The triangle portion is visible in satellite imagery and has been determined to be an unnatural anomaly by geologists. The story from 1953 states that a bar shaped UFO crashed here and was so large that the military was unable to move or relocate it. So they buried it. Norman’s findings are consistent with large swaths of the debris field not compacted at all compared to the rest of the Hardpan.
The founders of the Utah UFO Fest visited the 1953 UFO Crash Site near Garrison, Utah over the last two days and this is their findings being revealed in a very kid friendly way! Photo by Joseph Cowlishaw
Dear Fans and Supporters of the Utah UFO Festival. In an effort to make your festival more fun for you, we are moving the entire event outdoors this June, under the stars, where we can have bonfires, camping, star parties, and all sorts of activities where researchers and UFO enthusiasts can meet-up, network, and celebrate the possibility of Extraterrestrial Life.
June in Southern Utah is very warm and pleasant camping weather. We look forward to this event! Discounted Early Bird tickets are on sale until the end of February and you can purchase your spot ahead of time. Please visit the link below:
Nathan Cowlishaw, also known as Talking Tree, along with his brother, Joseph Cowlishaw having been working together as the Cowlishaw Brothers to form Anomaly Conservatory, a 501c3 Nonprofit educational organization currently in pending status. We are finished with all fees and paperwork to get our organization off the ground. As a way to raise funds for the first-annual Utah UFO Festival we focused our daily efforts on creating multiple-day Southwestern UFO Tours to span from one day to several days. We are brainstorming new itineraries for tours that will involve places like the Grand Canyon National Park. Yes, we will include many scenic locations for photographers to travel, some of which are only known to Talking Tree. We are story tellers, and interpreters who are fascinated with UFO mythology, legends, as well as real research into the ET Phenomenon. Whether you believe or not, it’s okay to open your mind to the topic as it is a subject worth serious conversation. We want to nurture the UFO folklore that has become so ingrained in Southwestern Culture. It’s apart of our history and we believe human beings need to start watching the skies more. That’s why we are different from your run-of-the-mill tour operation. We live in a mysterious universe and the American Southwest is an already incredibly beautiful and mystical place.
All this time the state of Utah has printed on it’s license plates; “Life Elevated” when in actuality it’s “Life Levitated” because of all the anomalies in the skies from chrome colored flying saucers to orange orbs at night; Utah has been a teaming hot-bed of anomalous activity comparable to a Steven Spielberg movie. Our state contains one of America’s biggest paranormal hotspots, the Skinwalker Ranch up in Fort Duchesne, Utah, in the Southeastern part of the state. The Uintah Basin itself is home to both extraordinary UFO and bigfoot sightings. Adventurers go missing every year in the Uintah Mountains and Book Cliffs and people have disappeared without a trace in many other secluded spots of Utah’s backcountry. We have a state full of mysteries and unexplained happenings.
The Utah UFO Fest will have its haters, detractors and critics but we will stay the course because we know a lot of YOU believe in the many things that cannot be explained about our strange world. We are not the Cedar City UFO Fest because this is a state-wide celebration for Utah. We want to promote Utah as part of the event’s marketing. We want to grow as one of Utah’s most popular festivals in the coming years and with your help, we can achieve this as we continue to grow our small army! Life in our state is truly LEVITATED!
We finally found a solution for booking our Wild West #Area51 Tours to Pioche and Rachel, Nevada and beyond. We teamed up with FareHarbor who was willing to help us get their proprietary booking system set-up and integrated with the Utah UFO Festival’s website. We have tours already available for booking and will be adding a few more tour itineraries to the main queue this weekend.
We want to offer something a little more curious and unique than the regular national parks tours that are offered around the American Southwest like a Grand Circle experience but with a lot more zing. It will be different and we are passionate about it!
We have been busy brainstorming the goals and future of the Utah UFO Festival as well as what we want achieve with Anomaly Conservatory. Our vision and foundation is educational. We want to teach people about what we know and what we are passionate about. We are going to be offering a variety of different tours through the foundation which includes the Greater Desert Southwest.
Anomaly Conservatory is going to offer a 7-day tour that takes people out to the Navajo Nation and to the Four Corners region and onto points of interest like Roswell, and the Very Large Array telescope out in South-central New Mexico. We will also be offering a 3-4 day Kingman/Sedona UFO-Hotspot tour in Arizona-land. Why are we offering these? Because we want to be different from every other run-of-the-mill tourism operation and we believe in the Great Unknown! Rather than scripted tours;We are passionate story tellers who are really interested in this stuff.
In an 18 minute interview, Iron County resident, Frank Mysliwiec, shares a few of his amazing eyewitness accounts of Unidentified Flying Objects in the skies over Southern Utah and what he has observed traveling between Evanston, Wyoming and Cedar City. Frank happens is the General of the Wyoming State Militia and keeps vigilant watch over the skies at night and is much more aware of what’s going on than the average citizen.