Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2009 UFO Crash Retrieval Conference

2009 UFO Crash Retrieval Conference
7th Annual
November 6th-8th, 2009


Registration for the UFO Conference is $189.

The price of the banquet is $69.

Last year's banquet sold out so please register early.

The first 50 people to register for both days of the UFO Conference will receive a free copy of the conference proceeding ($35 value).

It happened before Roswell. It happened before Mount Rainier. There was hard evidence obtained. And it relates to John F. Kennedy. Do you know the story of the Maury Island crash retrieval?

The Maury Island Crash Retrieval: The JFK/UFO Connection

The Maury Island incident involved the sighting of a circle of UFOs and the retrieval of material from the central craft in 1947. It preceded the Roswell event by a month and Kenneth Arnold's Mount Rainier sightings by three days. One of its principle witnesses, Fred Crisman, was subpoenaed in 1968 as part of New Orleans prosecutor Jim Garrison's investigation of the JFK assassination. Crisman had retained what was recovered from the Maury Island UFO ostensibly until he turned it over to Air Force investigators, who subsequently died in a plane crash attempting to return it to Hamilton Air Force base on San Francisco bay. The UFO material was never recovered from the plane crash site and investigators recommended that any future such retrievals be processed through the Army's Foreign Technologies division, where Phil Corso later said the Roswell debris had been processed.

Questions arise as to whether Crisman gave the Maury Island material to the investigators in the first place and/or whether he had a hand in sabotaging their plane. Further questions remain about whether his continued possession of the crash debris gave him an opportunity, via threat of disclosure, to operate in intelligence circles, perhaps leading up to the JFK assassination. Garrison suspected Crisman as the infamous grassy knoll assassin. Crisman's name as such a suspect came up independently in a famous samizdat document of the assassination entitled the Torbitt Document, as one of the well-known tramps arrested in the railyard at Dealey Plaza.

This talk reviews various aspects of the case, including presentation of the Zapruder film (demonstrating where Crisman may have shot from) and Garrison's appearance on the Tonight Show with the tramps photo, discussing also more surprising aspects, including Garrison's contention that Crisman worked as an assassin for elements of the aerospace industry distraught over JFK's defense contract awards. It reviews JFK's last speech, on the TFX tactical fighter, the controversy of its contracting and how it subsequently lead to secret military development in Pine gap, Australia. The talk also looks at Lee Oswald's role as an agent connected to the U2 program and Area 51. And it reviews Crisman's life as a right wing radio talk show host in Tacoma, plus his contention that the TV show The Invaders was based on his life. For this conference, the talk would emphasize the crash debris retrieval and its role in known but only dimly understood aspects of covert government operation.

Kenn Thomas is a university archivist, researcher and author of over a dozen books on various conspiracy topics, including NASA, Nazis & JFK; Maury Island UFO, about possible John F. Kennedyassassination-connected personality Fred Crisman; and The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro, about the Inslaw affair. Thomas calls his research interest "parapolitics," the study of conspiracies of all colors -- from alien abductions and the Illuminati, to the John F. Kennedy assassination and the 9/11 attacks. New Yorker called his work "on the cutting edge" of conspiracy. His work has become proverbial enough that Baseball Prospectus described conspiratorial activity in that sport as having "enough fishy behavior to keep Kenn Thomas swarming for years." Thomas latest book, co-edited with Adam Parfrey, entitled Secret and Suppressed II: Banned Ideas and Hidden History into the 21st Century, is available from the publisher, Feral House, online at Thomas' web site appears at and he can be reached for lecture appearances at

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1 comment:

OneSwtSilhouette said...

The conference is going to be great and I hope everyone gets a chance to listen to these speakers - great line-up with Paul Davids as the keynote.

Just wanted to also mention that for those that cannot make it to Vegas - a live streaming ppv presentation will be available from Open Minds Production - just go to for the tickets and login in and watch everything we see as we see it...

Hope to see everyone there!