2018 Festival Speakers, Bio Information & Film Screening
Pete Sands (Navajo/Diné), UFO Researcher, Musician, Filmmaker
Bio: Pete Sands is a Musician/Filmmaker from Southern Utah and a long time UFO/Paranormal researcher. Born and raised on the Navajo-Indian reservation Sands was surrounded from childhood by elders who taught him stories about aliens, UFO’s, and the paranormal. His research into the paranormal began in the latter years of his high school education. It was the legendary visitation by Navajo demigods in May of 1996 that sparked a new interest in the paranormal. Sands started research on the connections made between his Navajo culture and to other cultures worlds away. During his time at Weber State University Sands immersed himself into the idea of the “Ancient Astronaut” theory and began presenting his research on panels around campus. Sands soon found himself delving into filmmaking and started a podcast called “the Nightly Truckin Sessions” which broadcasted live from paranormal hotspots, like: Skinwalked Ranch, Canyon De Chelly, etc. Currently Sands and his film company “SidewinderTV” are filming a new series focusing on Native Americans and their connections to extraterrestrials.
Erica Lukes – Utah UFO Researcher
Bio: 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 is an artist, as well as an accomplished, recognized, professional singer. She has been the lead-vocalist for many of Utah’s top bands. She also performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In addition, Erica has taken part in voice-over productions, and she has worked in the fields of radio and television.
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.
Source: UFO Classified
Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell – Filmmaker/Investigative Journalist
Bio: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell is an Investigative filmmaker. He has been deep in the trenches documenting extra-ordinary individuals and their belief systems. This research has taken him into the worlds of nanotechnology, advanced aerospace exploration, exotic propulsion systems, as well as, an in-depth examination into the life and discoveries of the enigmatic “Godfather of Conspiracy” John Lear. Corbell has documented the surgical removal of alleged off-world alien implants, and with access to NASA and a contingency of dedicated scientists, he has filmed the analysis of anomalous materials alleged to be physical evidence of extraterrestrial nanotechnology from UFO landing sites. Corbell has obtained death-bed confessions from former CIA and government intelligence officials, who claim to expose the truth about the UFO reality and the worldwide coverup of the ultimate truth. He has deeply investigated the Bob Lazar UFO case, and all the individuals associated with his claims, and has broken elements of the story that have sparked vigorous public debate. Corbell’s film work reveals how ideas, held by credible individuals, can alter the way we experience the world and force us to reconsider the fabric of our own beliefs.
Source: Extraordinary Beliefs
Phillip Meshekey – First Nations Story-Teller, Poet, Performer, Radio Host…Turtle Clan Member (Little Traverse Bay Bands of the Odawa)
BIO: Phillip Meshekey, a Turtle Clan member, also known as “Joaquin Thunderbird” is from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa “indians” in northern Michigan of the greater Anishinaabek (Lowered down from the stars) Nation, and also Kanawake Kaniekehaka Mohawk (Wolf Clan) near Quebec Canada. A First Nations Story teller, Poet, Writer, Performer, Radio host, Naysayer, husband, and father. An ex student occupier, and spokesperson at Deganwidah Quetzalcoatl University in Davis California from 2007 to 2011. A former A.I.M. Member, and Native activist turned Artivist. Known to be very outspoken in holding Native leaders and entertainers accountable, and basically just stirring the pot in Indian Country. Phillip has Toured with the Dakota Nations late John Trudell, who was also mentor to Phillip, and shared the stage with likes of Neil Young, the Zionist backed Marley sons, Kris Kristopherson, Jefferson Airplane, India Arie, Toots and Maytals, Sizzla, Ub-40, Michael Franti, and blah blah blah. Phillip has left all that for a more simple life that doesn’t consist of having to sell out to the spirit stealers, and their agenda of controlling not only artists but humanity. Currently he is a youth mentor for two Native youth immersion groups based out of Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California. He is still writing poetry, performing poetry, and speaking in Native communities.
He is in the process of independently releasing a coffee table book of poetry called “Rants of a deadbeat “Indian”, and starting a podcast called MeshekeyLeaks. He is not romanticized Chief in feathers coming to tell you what you want to hear, or is he your standard conspiracy theorist, or u.f.ologist. Phillip has had a hand full of experiences with his star ancestors called the Chinishinaabe who originally come here through the hole in the sky from region of the Plaeides constellation. He will tell a few traditional stories pertaining to not only his star ancestors herstory on Mother Earth, and around the universe, but their seeding of Great Lakes Native women, and creation of the now day Anishinaabek people; but also about the not so peaceful star beings who send their little bald grey robots to abduct us. These invaders also come ever so often to attempt to take us away from our principles, and mind control us with religion & technology. Native knowledge and experiences with star people aren’t very well known let alone cross referenced within the u.f.o community, and Phillip hopes to bring some new insight on a few subjects Native people see others possibly mis understanding. To bring some clarity from an indigenous renegade perspective. To likely dispel a few romanticized versions of stories which have fed the u.f.o community half truths. To introduce a “new” culture of star people to the Utah U.F.O Festival. Phillip will also be showing a photo he took of a Chinishinaabe Star ship which was taken 200 feet over his home in the Redwoods of Mendocino county. He will also tell a story if him and his cousin counting coup on the Bohemian grove.
“If we want to know the severity and beauty of the truth, and possibly make a difference, then we have to get to the core of things, the source. Yet Old traditional Stories, and new experiences can be one in the same”
Jim Mann and Stacey Wright – Arizona Mufon
BIOS: Jim Mann is the State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in Arizona, as well as co-Director for Phoenix MUFON.
Stacey Wright is the Assistant State Director for Arizona MUFON, and the other half of the co-Directorship for Phoenix MUFON.
Jim and Stacey are certified Field Investigators for MUFON and working together for the past 10 years, have built the Phoenix MUFON chapter from ground up to become MUFON International’s 2017 Chapter Of The Year. During those 10 years, Phoenix MUFON has hosted world-reknown, high-caliber researchers and speakers from around the globe. Jim and Stacey are often invited as guest lecturers in the Phoenix area, speaking on the ufo topic to college classes, service organizations, and city libraries. They have been team leaders on Roswell archaeological Digs, have designed and produced the Phoenix Lights exhibit for the Arizona Historical Society Museum, and have participated in numerous ufo-related filming productions, as well as radio talk shows.
The “Jim & Stacey” team enjoys working with MUFON in setting the foundation for public education of the ufo phenomenon, and promoting research for those seeking answers to that ancient question: “Are we alone in the universe?”
Source: Phoenix Mufon Headquarters
Note: More information is in the pipeline and will be announced soon as we finalize our list of pending speakers and filmmakers. The Utah UFO Fest is also a grassroots organization which means we are open and inclusive of other researchers who would like to add a venue or an idea to our event. Contact Nate directly at ([email protected]) to send ideas or an inquiry about this year’s festival!