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McMinnville UFO Fest

May   8 - 10

MCMENAMINS 4TH ANNUAL UFO FEST
McMinnville, Oregon
Thursday, May 8, Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10

COUNTDOWN: T MINUS THREE WEEKS! Make your lodging and event reservations now!

***Be advised, if you are coming down from the north, Rush Hour traffic south to McMinnville along I-5 and Highway 99 is often slow going.

OREGON UFO RESEARCH TO KICK OFF SPEAKERS FORUM FRIDAY NIGHT

It's been a BIG year in Oregon for UFO activity: Crop circles, cattle mutilations, and UFO sightings. Make plans to come early Friday evening, May 9 to hear Eric Byler of Oregon UFO Research--Oregon's foremost investigative organization--chronicle the activity within the state since last May.

Oregon UFO Research begins its presentation at 6:30pm Friday, May 9, followed by Peter Robbins at 7pm. The keynote multi-media lecture by Stanton Friedman begins at 8pm.

For more information about Oregon UFO Research, see its web site: http://www.oregonuforeview.com

TICKETS REQUIRED FOR SPEAKERS FORUM AND STANTON FRIEDMAN DINNER

There is a $7 ticket price to attend the Speakers Forum. For ticketing information, please call Lynda Hoff of the McMinnville Downtown Association, at (503) 560-7425, Requests may also be made via e-mail to lynda@mgballroom.com. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and all tickets may be picked up at the Mack Theater box office on Friday, May 9 beginning at 4pm. Any remaining tickets will be released for purchase to the public at 7:30pm on Friday, May 9.

DINNER WITH STANTON FRIEDMAN

Tickets/Reservations:
Tickets cost $55 per person; 21 and over. Call (503) 472-8427 for reservations.
Note: Seating for this special dinner is limited so call early!

Rare Up-Close and Personal Setting
How many times in your life have you had the opportunity to spend time with a monumental figure of your era? This special dinner event promises engaging conversation, a delicious meal, and the perfect chance to have that burning question about flying saucers answered by THE authority.

Stanton T. Friedman is making a rare Oregon appearance for the 2003 UFO Fest in McMinnville. He is the keynote speaker later on in the festival, but don't miss the chance on Thursday, May 8 to be part of a lucky few who join the guest of honor at a private banquet hosted by McMenamins Hotel Oregon.


The Man's an Authority
The UFO community lauds him as a leading light. The government views him as a force to be reckoned with. Stanton T. Friedman has devoted nearly a half century to investigating UFOs and government cover-up. He knows firsthand about government secrecy: for 14 years, Mr. Friedman worked on highly classified government-sponsored research & development programs as a nuclear physicist. In the mid 1970s, Friedman began the first civilian Roswell investigation, culminating in the publication of Crash at Corona: the Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident. In 1996, he authored TOP SECRET/MAJIC, which explores the Majestic 12 group established by President Truman in 1947 to deal with saucer crashes. He continues to be a thorn in the side of the CIA, National Security Agency and other government agencies that refuse to turn over pertinent UFO documents. Friedman has filed many Freedom of Information Act document requests and appeals in his vigilant quest to make government UFO materials publicly available.


Dinner Specifics
Over the course of the evening (and between delicious courses of the meal!). Mr. Friedman will be available for your questions and will address the group informally. Also, to provide background for the UFO Fest events to follow, Mr. Friedman will give details about the events surrounding the earliest flying saucers sightings, 1947 to 1950, including McMinnville's Trent sighting of 53 years ago, as well as pilot Kenneth Arnold's now famous first sighting in June 1947 near Mt. Rainier, the mass sightings over Portland a week later, and the crash soon afterwards in Roswell.

Menu
The evening's out-of-this-world menu features a four-course meal paired with McMenamins handcrafted cocktails as follows:


Starter: Cream of broccoli soup with sharp cheddar
paired with: an Alien Abduction cocktail

Salad: Mixed greens tossed in a Dijon-vinaigrette with roasted hazelnuts and mandarin orange slices
paired with: a Green Martian cocktail

Entrée: Baked chicken breast stuffed with pesto-parmesan-rice and finished with a basil-cream sauce and new potatoes with sautéed yellow squash
paired with: a Liquid Kryptonite cocktail

Dessert: Marionberry cobbler made with fresh Northwest berries
paired with: The Transporter cocktail

UFO PARADE, ALIEN COSTUME BALL, RADIO-THEATER and MORE!

This year's expanded, three-day UFO Fest offers more to see and do than ever before. For all the details, check our web site http://www.ufofest.com

Clear your calendar and make plans to join us Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 10!

Until then, keep your eyes on the skies!

Cheers,

McMenamins Hotel Oregon

Hi  ****  and team members/investigators,
 
The McMinnville UFO fest is approaching fast so if your going to spend the night you might want to think about making reservations someplace.
 
Here is the run down.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All events are free and open to all ages unless otherwise noted.

THURSDAY, MAY 8:

DINNER WITH STANTON FRIEDMAN
7pm at Hotel Oregon
$55 per person 21 and over

FRIDAY, MAY 9:

UFO EXHIBITS
4pm to 9pm at Hotel Oregon

SPEAKERS FORUM WITH STANTON FRIEDMAN & The Sci-Fi Channel presents PETER ROBBINS
6:30pm at the Mack Theater
$7 per person

SPEAKER RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING
9:30pm at Hotel Oregon

SATURDAY, MAY 10:

ALIEN ABDUCTION WORKSHOP
9am to 11am at the Mack Theater

UFO EXHIBITS
9am to 4pm at Hotel Oregon

'WAR OF THE WORLDS'
live radio-theater performed by Willamette Radio Workshop
1pm at the Mack Theater

2ND ANNUAL UFO PARADE
3pm through downtown McMinnville

THEUFOSTORE.COM UFO VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL
4pm at the Mack Theater

ANNUAL ALIEN COSTUME BALL
8pm at Hotel Oregon
21 and over
 

I will kick it off with local sightings from 6:00 to 7:00 then Robbins from 7 to 8:30 and Friedman from 8:30 to 10:00.

MR. PETER ROBBINS, presented by The Sci-Fi Channel.

The Bentwaters/Woodbridge UFO Incident: England's Roswell, A multimedia presentation by Peter Robbins, Co-author of "Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Bentwaters-Woodbridge UFO Incident, It's Cover-up and Investigation"

In late December 1980, rural Suffolk's Rendlesham Forest and the twin NATO/RAF bases which abut it, was the scene of what is now regarded as the best-documented and most significant series of UFO events in the history of the United Kingdom. Longtime UFO researcher Peter Robbins, who is a columnist for UFO Magazine and Editor-In-Chief of the website UFOcity.com established himself as the ranking American authority on this compelling case by dint of a decade of investigation that included ten return trips to the area. His efforts culminated in the publication of the British best-seller, Left at East Gate, co-authored by military eyewitness and whistleblower Larry Warren.

Just months ago, in December 2002, Her Majesty's Ministry of Defence surprised the UFO research community and the people of Great Britain with the release of more than one hundred and fifty pages of previously classified documents letters and memorandums: all related to the now famous Rendlesham Forest UFO incidents of December 1980. Writer and researcher Peter Robbins brings you up to date on the information contained in these documents and how they affect our understanding of the case. Learn the truth for yourself from a world-ranking authority with slides and video.

Eric - OUFOR.