Hello All I wrote this on 4/23:http://www.2011mufonsymposium.com/
I'm going to dissect a carefully worded overview to reveal what is really being offered:
"We are excited to announce the 42nd Annual MUFON Symposium."
-I'll bet you are.
"Our theme for 2011 is “ET Contact: The Implications for Science and Society.”
-Where'd ya get that idea?
"The Symposium will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA a beautiful Four Diamond Resort the weekend of July 29-31, 2011. Special hotel rates of $89 per night have been negotiated for this one of a kind event, with pricing good for 7 days, so bring the entire family to Southern California for an unforgettable Symposium experience and family vacation."
-One of a kind?
-$89 a night for how many per room?
"We will be taking a Giant leap forward into earth’s future to the year 2056; ET Contact is now happening on a regular and on-going basis since a race of ETs from a planet circling the star Vega in the constellation Lyra has found its way to planet earth and made contact with us."
-WOW! Is that the truth?
"We come to find that there are many ET races in the vastness of space and that we are but one of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of civilizations that dot the night sky."
-Would someone on this Forum please verify this? What does MUFON know that would make me go all the way to California to find out? I don't know but something tells me I shouldn't have to. Shouldn't they just tell us without costing us money?
"What are the implications for mankind? Will man survive ET contact? What will become of our world religions? Will contact be friendly or openly hostile? How will our government react?
-You mean to say our government doesn't know about Vega and you do?
"What about our military? What major advances, if any, are likely to occur with our science and technology? What other surprises are in store for mankind?"
-Well gosh, we don't know: sounds like you do though. But you really don't. And still you try to make money!
"These and many, many, more thoughts and ideas will be explored by a dozen speakers over this two and a half day event as we delve into the implications of ET contact on us as human beings…, our science, and our society."
-Oh, I get it now, these are only thoughts and implications. And here I thought it was real again. We are only going to "explore".
"So sit down, put on your seat belt, and get ready for the ride of your life through the fast paced world of ET Contact, and its impact on every one of us. Our journey begins Friday night with a Banquet and keynote address by former NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave."
-Folks have been telling me to sit down all my life, and also,I wouldn't call 60+ years exactly fast paced would you?. Musgrave seems interesting enough though.
"Story will share stories about his personal life, outer space, and his six Space Shuttle missions. You will hear first hand his views on Extra-Terrestrial life and our future as a space faring nation. It is a talk you will NOT want to miss!
-Hey folks, how 'bout that. I get to hear his "first hand views" on ET. What? Only someone's opinions?- NOT AGAIN! Heck, I got those. Can I speak there too? ..."space faring nation"....?? What, not the spacefaring WORLD?..... not the spacefaring PLANET? HEY, MUFON, don't look now but your dirty underwear is showing. We all know now who it is that you work for!
"This will be followed Saturday morning by renowned author and lecturer Richard Dolan speaking from his new book “After Disclosure.”
"Richard will paint the broad landscape of what people can expect once ET openly first sets foot on our planet and what we might find out about ourselves."
-...... "first sets foot"..... Makes one think it's never happened before but the key word "openly" saves the day though..
-Ooo, ooo, another keyword..."might". The absolute most used word in conference-speak.
"From there we will branch out and explore the impact of ET on world religions, our government and military's reaction to ET contact, ask the question-What does remote viewing tell us about our ET future?"
-Government and military reaction is an unknown but the wording after "explore" IS a little tricky afterall. It's meant that one will "explore" the "government and military's reaction to ET contact" as well. Oh goodie, more "exploring". It is not that they really know what official reactions would be, in other words, are going to do just what we do. SPECULATE. In fact this symposium seem full of that. But, what do I know.
"......explore MARS anomalies that point to ET origin, as well as the possibility and probability of Time Travel".
-Key word- "point".
"finally wrapping up with an exploration of the technologies which ET Contact will bring which will revolutionize our world."
-More exploring!........"will bring'......."will revolutionize".... Sounds like a definite to me but the use of the word "exploration" negates the whole thing back to speculating IMHO. No one could begin to have a coherent dialogue on this. They know nothing we don't so how could they? Again, speculation and guesswork.
"It will be an exciting time indeed!"
- The announcement begins and ends using the idea of being "exciting".
"There will also be a free UFO/ET Art Show, film festival, and over 100 vendors to explore and check out."
-And BANG! There it is folks. The sad reason for this "one of a kind" symposium. Get you all buttered up to pull out the plastic..........Again!
-And just when I thought I was coming down too hard on the conferences. Oops........ wait a minute.....OK.....I was wrong.....this is NOT a conference...... it's a ONE-OF-A-KIND SYMPOSIUM. Well now, that's different now, huh?.
"So bring your family, friends, and co-workers, and come learn about our future, YOUR Future."
- Yes, do that.Just like you've done for the past 42 years. Honestly though, the direction the future can take could indeed be a product of a hyped senario such as this. it's just that this is the wrong direction and for the wrong reasons.
"Register NOW for this unique event. (we need the money) We look forward to seeing you the end of July at the Hyatt Regency Resort in beautiful Southern California. Be There!"
My question for you folks at home: Where can I find Truth? Because, for some strange reason, I don't think it's going to be in "beautiful Southern California".