Our vision as an organization is to challenge the assumption in our community and society on the view that mankind is alone in the universe and that we are the only intelligent civilization in the cosmos. We also believe in a possibility that we are being visited by intelligent life not from our own planet, Earth. We are a research foundation dedicated to changing the cultural landscape of our society through community engagement and to bring about an evolutionary change for the betterment of our own community and our neighbors. It is self-evident that we are not alone in the universe and therefore we need to work diligently to persuade the general population of this fact. We exist to educate people about full-disclosure and first-contact!
We see many different anomalous activities happening in the realm of science within the exploration of the cosmos and during the search for extraterrestrial life. We also believe that these beings may not be that much different than ourselves. We may not understand fully all the anomalous phenomena surrounding the research, neither do physical scientists, physicists, and astronomers but we will gather all of our data from the most solid cited sources. We will facilitate community events, seminars and gatherings dedicated to the research and to educating our general public. Our foundation takes a sociological and anthropological approach regarding the research methods used to interpreting both the qualitative and quantitative data that will be used.
This is good and bad news; after networking today and reaching out to various organizations – We’ve decided to reschedule the first annual Utah UFO Festival for a later date to make sure it is a complete success in it’s first year. We’ve talked to both chapters of Arizona and Utah MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) whom have agreed to help us more on an organizational level after heeding their advice. The new preliminary date for the festival is going to be June of 2016. We wanted to get this news out sooner rather than later so our supporters are informed as early as possible.
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After a long work week in Fountain Hills, Arizona, I have returned to Cedar City, from the international UFO Congress and have managed to hammer a lot of great stuff out for the Utah UFO Fest. The list of individuals below have agreed to come to our festival and speak next August over a two day period. The speaking engagements will be a ticketed event and we will have more details on this soon. I will be adding pictures and biographies for every individual that plan to appear at the Utah UFO Festival. These individuals have appeared in the media, both in print and television. Many are established educators, researchers, and authors in the field of Ufology. This is just a sneak peak of what we have in store.
Yvonne Smith (Founder of CERO & Hypnotherapist)
Travis Walton (Inspired Fire in the Sky Movie)
Stanton Friedman (Nuclear Physicist)
Kathleen Marden (neice of Betty and Barney Hill)
Jim Mann (AZ Mufon Director)
Erica Lukes (Utah Mufon Director)
Richard Dolan (American Historian)
Chris O’brian (Cattle Mutilations Expert)
Clifford Mahooty (Zuni)
Dave Rosenfeld (Utah UFO Hunters)
Derrel Sims (The Alien Hunter)
Dover & Milford (The Navajo Rangers)
Alejandro Rojas (Open Minds TV)
Jim Allen (Local Author)
This morning, I’m getting ready to travel down to the International UFO Congress in Fountain Hills, Arizona, just shy North of Scottsdale. It will be a four day hosted event and I will be one of the event photographers. I’m pretty excited to be networking and meeting with people who study flying saucers and aliens and hop to capture some great photos for Open Minds TV.
George Knapp and Bob Lazar will be presenting as well, with a Q&A session. Bob is the man who allegedly brought the spot light to Area 51 and S-4 and George Knapp is an established investigative journalist out of Las Vegas whose maintained a neutral but favorable stance on the UFO Phenomena and even Bob Lazar’s claims that the government is back engineering ET saucer technology. Most recently, George co-authored a book about a remote ranch in Fort Duchesne; one of Utah’s most paranormal hotspots titled; “Hunt for the Skinwalker” which documents a ranching family’s encounters with strange orbs, UFOs, and alien beings on their newly acquired retreat over an 18 month period, after relocating from New Mexico. The news of these bizarre and spooky events hit national headlines which led to the book.
The evidence for these mysteries are numerous, from cattle mutilations, to lights in the sky on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona. The UFO Phenomenon has long played an integral part of the history and folklore of the American Southwest. Why rule out the possibility that some of these anomalies may in fact be real? I have had my own experiences but I approach the topic from an optimistic approach. I tend to consider the pessimistic arguments about the phenomenon and try to overlook a lot of the negative. Yes, some people declare these alien visitors as hostile and evil. I tend to look the other way at all these evil humans. There could be several benevolent and malevolent entities visiting our Earth but there has to be a silver lining of good behind every dark cloud and what I’m searching for is the truth. Just as the fact that not every human is evil, so is reality of extraterrestrials. This is why I decided to start a festival in Utah, so we could begin discussing the possibilities and I’m on side of the argument approaches this phenomenon with enthusiasm instead of paranoia!
I hope upon my return from this journey that I’ll have some solid contacts for the Utah UFO Festival which is the reason I’m going on this journey and get some take some excellent photos for Open Minds! I’m grateful that they have given me this opportunity to do some photography for them.
We are headed out to Rachel, Nevada on Sunday afternoon near Area 51 & S4. We are going to be doing a radio show LIVE from Rachel, on Southern Utah’s KSUB 590 AM starting at 7AM Utah – Standard Mountain Time. Joseph, Nathan, Tim & Bryan will be out of calling range until Monday afternoon. So tune in tomorrow for a rare and unique show.
The Cowlishaw Brothers from Cedar City, Utah, have launched their most ambitious Kickstarter yet to send Nathan Cowlishaw, a professional landscape photographer, on a 6090 day adventure from the seat of a compact 4×4 to photograph the most rural Americana that can be found in the Desert Southwest. This is happening in conjunction with a later event; the first annual Utah UFO Festival, being planned by Joseph and Nathan Cowlishaw for August 1922, 2015 in Cedar City, Utah. As part of the Kickstarter project, Nate Cowlishaw will be following a route that will traverse along 1,600 miles of the USMexican border and the journey will cover about 9,500 miles of open dirt roads, 4×4 trails, and paved highways. They need the public’s support in order to raise funds for the project.
Nathan Cowlishaw will be leaving midMarch after the Kickstarter campaign is able to reach its funding goal of $15,000 dollars to cover trip expenses and all of the rewards that are being offered to Kickstarter backers who financially support the project from a portfolio of professional images that will be captured from the trip. They will be apart of a special collection selected by Nate, who is also known as ’Talking Tree.’
Nate has been doing photography for over 15 years and was recently published in Southern Utah’s local Elan Magazine in the Spring 2014 edition. Many people from various communities around the desert Southwest follow his updates under the Instagram username; @Talking_Tree. You can find out more details about the trip and help pledge money towards the Kickstarter project by visiting the following website: <kck.st/1C5F2mO>.
We went and visited with Pat, Owner of the Little A’Le’Inn, out in Rachel, Nevada, located along one of America’s most famous and isolated routes known as Extraterrestrial Highway. The road stretches 150 miles between Caliente and Tonopah, Nevada, with hardly services except those found at the Little A’Le’Inn about half-way through the ardious stretch of open-range. At night, you have to be extra cautious when traveling as black cows will casually stroll into the road. After a long drive to get to Rachel, you can stop and order yourself a delicious world-famous Alien Burger. Not too far South from Rachel is America’s most secretive military base known as Area 51 and next-door is the most secretive S-4 facility that allegedly houses alien space-craft technology that has been reverse-engineered by scientists with above-top-secret security clearance. The famous Bob Lazar – was supposedly one of these engineers that spilled the beans on America’s most notorious base with the help of George Knapp.
Nobody knows what exactly is going on out at Area 51 or to how deep these technologies go? What I do know is that the Little A’Le’Inn is our featured vendor at the Utah UFO Fest as well as a sponsor. We are glad to have them on board with us as an integral part of our festival. Pat is helping us with all sorts of information and ideas of for our event. We plan on running a caravan out to Rachel on the opening day of the fest, and camping out near the A’Le’Inn with a large group of enthusiasts who love astro-photography, camping, outer-space, and the topic of Ufology.
Joe and Nathan Cowlishaw are headed to Rachel, Nevada to put a video together for an upcoming Kickstarter for an epic trip around the Desert Southwest. We also believe that we aren’t alone in the Universe! Please tag your images with #UtahUFOFest if you come across anything interesting! ;)
The Cowlishaw Brothers are hosting a planning meeting and will be serving premium pastries from Lin’s bakery on January 7th at the Cedar City Visitor Center and this flyer can be printed off to get all the details. The QR Code takes you to our event page on Facebook. We were busy passing out flyers to local businesses to promote the meeting. We have a committee networking group as well as a Facebook group dedicated to paranormal research in Southern Utah. Our official organization is called the Anomaly Conservatory which is behind the Utah UFO Festival. We realize that this phenomenon has a real impact on society from a sociological standpoint. We can build the public’s interest though community engagement and get people talking and telling their stories. Come join us for the planning meeting.