5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR, 97211
Monday, April 13, 2020
McMenamins History and UFO Festival present...
Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater
6 pm doors, 7 pm event
Minor with parent or guardian
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.
6 pm doors, 7 pm eventFreeMinor with parent or guardian
Witness of Another World is an intimate documentary that intends to unveil the mystery of a spectacular close encounter case witnessed by a lonely gaucho. Filmmaker Alan Stivelman, moved by the story of Juan Pérez, decides to investigate more about the event that forced him to take refuge in the countryside for fear of contact with the phenomenon.
Dr. Jacques Vallée, a well-known scientist and researcher, participates in this documentary having met Juan more than thirty years ago. This is the only case in the history of ufology in which a witness has been studied several times during a period of 40 years, with his life and the impact of the experience documented fully.
About the Speaker:Tom Bowden is the Oregon State Director of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network.) He has over 45 years of UFO research and investigative experience. He became interested in UFOs and parapsychology (especially J. B. Rhine's work) as a youth and joined the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (a very active UFO investigation group from the 1950s to the 1980s) as a young adult after college. The intriguing Travis Walton abduction case of 1975 convinced him he wanted to be an investigator. Tom's early work with APRO led him to investigate some early abduction cases. After concentrating on work and family for a number of years and putting UFO investigation on the back burner, Tom has now renewed his interest and is more active than ever. He joined MUFON in 2001 and became Assistant and then State Director for Oregon in 2003.
Join us once a month to hear from experts in unexplainable phenomena - think UFOs, extraterrestrials, Bigfoot, ESP, ghosts and beyond. Come have a beer and a burger handcrafted beverage, concessions, and/or a slice of pizza, settle in and learn something new from a curated line-up of scholars, experiencers and others.
According to Wikipedia: "Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folklore and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.
A paranormal phenomenon is different from hypothetical concepts such as dark matter and dark energy. Unlike paranormal phenomena, these hypothetical concepts are based on empirical observations and experimental data gained through the scientific method.
The most notable paranormal beliefs include those that pertain to ghosts, extraterrestrial life, unidentified flying objects, psychic abilities or extrasensory perception and cryptids."
We thank the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) for coordinating and hosting this programming at Kennedy School Theater.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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