Brent Raynes is the author of Visitors From Hidden Realms (2004), On The Edge of Reality (2010) and a third book due out in the Spring on the pioneering work of journalist, UFO and Fortean author and investigator John A. Keel, best known for his book The Mothman Prophecies. Brent is also the editor of the monthly online magazine Alternate Perceptions ( Brent entered the UFO field early in 1967, at the age of 14, and has traveled extensively and interviewed researchers and witnesses in over 20 states and in Canada in his efforts to better understand this complex and perplexing enigma.

Brent Raynes - UFO Researcher



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Dean is known the world over as “Langly”, one of The Lone Gunmen, a role he played for nine seasons on the hit Fox TV series The X-Files and its spin-off series, The Lone Gunmen. Dean’s recent television appearances include a guest-starring role on Bones and as the host of seven-hour Ghost Adventures – Live for the Travel Channel. His additional television credits include V.I.P., Sliders, Home Improvement, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and The Commish. His feature credits include The X-Files: Fight the Future, Face of Terror (with Rick Schroeder) and Spectres (for director Phil Leirness), as well as the forthcoming sci-fi adventure Atlantis Down and the forthcoming ensemble gambling drama Rough Hustle. A long-time improvisational comedian, Dean got his start in the renowned Vancouver Theatre Sports League, has performed with the Groundlings and Second City, has headlined numerous comedy clubs throughout North America and is a regular performer at the Improv in Los Angeles. For the past few years, Dean has toured the world with his one-man improv “X-Files” show, playing to sold out houses and rave reviews, as well as appearing at countless science-fiction, paranormal and conspiracy-based conventions and events each year. As a writer, he has penned Never a Dull Moment for Canadian television and the Dark Horse comic book The Lone Gunmen. Along with Phil Leirness, Dean also co-hosts a weekly podcast.

Dean Haglund coming to AlienXPO.


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Stephen Bassett - Paradigm Research Group (Keynote)

Stephen Bassett is the executive director of Paradigm Research Group founded in 1996 to end a government imposed embargo on the truth behind the so called “UFO” phenomenon. Stephen has spoken to audiences around the world about the implications of formal “Disclosure” by world governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He has given over 1000 radio and television interviews, and PRG’s advocacy work has been extensively covered by national and international media. In 2013 PRG produced a Citizen Hearing on Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. On November 5, 2014 PRG launched a Congressional Hearing/Political Initiative seeking the first hearings on Capitol Hill since 1968 regarding the extraterrestrial presence issue and working to see that issue included in the ongoing presidential campaign.


PRG has assisted numerous organizations and initiatives working to 1) raise public awareness of the both the extraterrestrial presence and the truth embargo, 2) convene open congressional hearings to take government and agency witness testimony, and 3) incite the political media to appropriately cover the attendant issues. There can be only one outcome to the Disclosure advocacy movement – the formal acknowledgement of the extraterrestrial presence by world governments.


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Mike Bara - Ancient Aliens - via SKYPE

Mike Bara is a New York Times Bestselling author, lecturer and TV personality whose books have sold over 70,000 copies worldwide. He began his writing career after spending more than 25 years as an engineering designer/consultant for major aerospace companies, where he was a card-carrying member of the Military/Industrial complex. A self-described “Born Again conspiracy theorist,” Mike’s first book “Dark Mission-The Secret History of NASA” was a New York Times bestseller from Feral House in 2007. His 2nd book, “The Choice,” which concerns theories about Hyper-dimensional physics, planetary formation, conscious thought and how they relate to the Mayan Calendar, Hopi prophecies and the current era of dramatic change, was published in by New Page Books 2010.

In 2012, Mike published “Ancient Aliens on the Moon” from Adventures Unlimited Press, a new in-depth study of artificial structures on the Moon and the secrets it has held for millions of years. In 2013, Mike returned with” Ancient Aliens on Mars,” also from Adventures Unlimited Press, which examines the hidden history of Mars and the vast, ancient civilization which once flourished there. In 2014, he published his 5th book, “Ancient Aliens on Mars II,” also for Adventures Unlimited Press. In 2015, he returned with “Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies,” which reveals the link between fraternal organizations like the Freemasons and the Ancient Alien presence on Earth.

In the Fall of 2016, Adventures Unlimited published Mike's 7th book, "Hidden Agenda: NASA and the Secret Space Program,” which examines what real evidence exists for a privately funded space program operating behind the façade of the official public space program.

In 2017, Mike published his first novel, “Lightbringer,” an X-Files styled thriller about a NASA based secret societies’ attempt to create a world-wide catastrophic event in order to seize power.
In 2018, Mike will return to the world of non-fiction with “Ancient Aliens and JFK: The Race to the Moon and the Kennedy Assassination,” which will examine the new Kennedy documents and how they point to JFKs knowledge of the alien presence on Earth as the real reason behind the president’s murder.

Mike has made numerous public appearances lecturing on the subjects of space science, NASA, physics, UFOs and the link between science and spirit, and has been a featured guest on radio programs like Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. He is a regular contributor to the television programs Ancient Aliens (over 35 appearances), America’s Book of Secrets and Hangar-1.
Mike has recently starred in an alien investigation reality show for the Discovery networks called “Uncovering Aliens.” So far, Uncovering Aliens has been shown on the Science Channel, Animal Planet, American Heroes and Destination America networks, and is being show extensively in Europe and South America.

Most recently Mike appeared on NBC/Universal’s SyFy Network on the special Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed, alongside NASA astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin. The show was based primarily on his 2012 book Ancient Aliens on the Moon.

In 2017, Mike appeared in 5 episodes of "UFOs: The Lost Evidence" on Destination America and other Discovery networks.

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Andrew Gough - NASA Unexplained Files

Andrew Gough is a writer and an enthusiast of ancient lands, mysteries and traditions. He is a presenter of television documentaries on historical conundrums and mysteries, and has featured in popular programs on History, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Travel, Science and many other channels. Much of his research has come from his studies with the Spanish cabalist who mentored Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí. He is the co-founder of Project Restoration, an initiative aimed at reclaiming earths hidden histories. His website is

 The Extra-Terrestrial Origins of Earths Intra-Terrestrials 
Reclaiming The Hidden Legacy Of Earth’s Extra-Terrestrial Past

 The earth is over 4.5 billion years old, and thus it is naïve, if not insane to assume that humans are its first and only civilised inhabitants. But what if objects of earth’s many extra-terrestrial epochs have been preserved underground, in purpose-built rooms? What if the race that conserved the ancient technology, artefacts, and inscribed history of prior ages, still live in the earth, a short distance beneath our world? What if the Knights Templar amassed and then buried their relics in a similar fashion, and in many instances, in the same places as the older race? What if we knew the location of their subterranean archives? In this exclusive and controversial presentation, Andrew provides a glimpse into Project Restoration; a private initiative aimed at locating and excavating the hidden truths of history, before it’s too late.

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Ken Johnston - NASA Aerospace Engineer

R. Ken Johnston, Sr, was one of 4 Civilian Astronaut Consultant Pilots from the Apollo Moon Program, is a retired aerospace engineer, former active duty US Marine, and “NASA Whistle Blower.” He refused to strictly follow orders and destroy a nearly-complete collection of 8? x 10? glossy photo-prints from the Apollo program. These photos are not available from NASA at this time and are of a higher resolution than what is found on-line. Johnston was born at Fort Sam Houston US Army Air Corps Base in San Antonio, TX. in 1942.

Johnston was hired by Grumman Aircraft Corp. because of his training as a pilot with an avionics background for the Apollo Lunar Module testing. His duty was to assist with cockpit and instrument development and Astronaut training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.Ken later worked at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, where all the moon rocks were stored, cataloged and in some cases, distributed to scientists from around the world. As the Director of the Data and Photo Control Department he had access to all the original lunar pictures, film and slides.

When the lunar sample distribution wound down, he was instructed to destroy what remained of the photo archive, but Johnston kept one set as a personal collection for a work portfolio. This personal portfolio became known as “Ken’s Archive” and has been used by researchers from around the world to help them discover evidence of ET presence, past and present on the Moon.


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Kathleen Marden - MUFON Director of Experiencer Research

Renowned researcher and author, Kathleen Marden, has lectured nationally and internationally and is a frequent guest on radio shows. Her expert testimony has been heard on the History, Discovery, National Geographic, Destination America and Science channels. You may have seen her on “Ancient Aliens.” She is MUFON’s National Director of Experiencer Research and on the board of directors of the Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Encounters. 

 Many know her as the niece of Betty and Barney Hill, whose close encounter and UFO abduction in 1961 stirred worldwide interest. She investigated the Hill’s controversial case, leaving no stone unturned, to separate fact from fiction. This led to the publication of three books, with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton Friedman, "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience," "Science was Wrong," and "Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers." She is also coauthor of "The Alien Abduction Files," with Denise Stoner. Her chapter on communication with NHI appears in "Beyond UFOs: The Science of Contact with Non-Human Intelligence." Her fifth book will be released in 2019. Furthermore, she has recently completed a MUFON sponsored 3-year comprehensive study on experiencers with Dr. Don C. Donderi, an academic psychologist and statistician. 

     You can purchase autographed copies of her books and read about her upcoming events at


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Rey Hernandez - Co-Founder of the FREE Research Committee

Rey is one of the 4 co-founders of The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences, or FREE, and one of the 2 co-chairs of the FREE Experiencer Research Committee. Rey is also one of the 3 co-editors of the historic 820-page book titled “Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non-Human Intelligence” based on FREE’s 5-year comprehensive academic research study on UFO related contact experiencers.  


Rey graduated with honors from Rutgers College, was a Masters Candidate at Cornell University and was a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California at Berkeley in City and Regional Planning where he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship. Rey is currently employed as an Estate Tax Attorney with the US Dept of Treasury. He previously was an Adjunct Professor for six years at the New School for Social Research and at the City University of New York.  


Previous to March of 2012, Rey had zero interest in Consciousness, UFOs, the Paranormal, or Non-Human Intelligence. Beginning in March of 2012, Rey, his wife, and daughter began to have conscious physical contact with non-human intelligence in their family home, a series of paranormal experiences and have seen large UFOs, one time for more than 45 minutes, at a distance of less than 30 feet.  Rey now devotes an extensive part of his life to understanding the true nature of our reality and writing academic articles for FREE.  He has published academic articles in the Journal of Scientific Exploration and the Journal of Consciousness. He has lectured internationally on the topics of Consciousness, UFO Contact with Non-Human Intelligence, NDEs, OBEs, and the Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s Quantum Hologram Theory of Consciousness. His email is: Info@Experiencer.Org  and the FREE website is Experiencer.Org and ConsciousnessAndContact.Org


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Rev. Michael Carter - Author & UFO Contactee

Rev. Michael JS. Carter is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to New York City in 1980 and lived there for 27 years, working as a professional actor before moving to Asheville. Michael is an ordained Interfaith Minister and received his BA Degree in Letters from the College of New Rochelle where he graduated cum laude. He received his Masters In Divinity Degree from  Union Theological Seminary in New York City (class of 2000). He has served as a staff chaplain (Board Certified) at Lenox Hill Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, Beth Israel Cancer Center, Methodist Hospital, and New York Hospital Queens while residing in New York City. While serving various Unitarian Universalist Congregations in New York, Michael was trained as an anti-racism trainer and has been recognized by PresidentClinton for his efforts. Michael was also a weekly columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times, and has written articles for the Black Mountain News, and The Tryon Daily Bullentin, both local North Carolina Newspapers . A long time UFO Contactee, his Book Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials In The Holy Bible, was ( in March of 2014) number one on’s list of UFO related books.

He credits also include appearing on Academy Award winning actress, Shirley Maclaine’s radio show, as well as author, Whitley Strieber radio show, “Unknown Country.” Michael has also appeared this past July 2016 as a guest speaker at the Phoenix MUFON gathering. Michael has written articles for on the topic of UFOs and Religion for such publications as UFO Magazine, Alien Encounters (A British Publication), The MUFON UFO Journal, Contact Forum, The S.P.A.C.E. (Support Program for Abductees Contact Encounters) which is a UFO experiencer support group in New York City. He has also spoken at various UFO Confereneces, such as the Second Philadelphia Need To Know Conference, The Annual Long Island UFO Conference with the late Budd Hopkins, as well as appearing on radio and TV shows across the Nation. Rev. Carter has also appeared on Japanese TV talking about UFOs and The Bible.

Other TV appearances include being a regular consultant on The History Channel’s, Ancient Aliens Series, as well as being featured in the UFO TV Documentary, The Real 4400. Rev. Carter was also feature in Steven Spielberg”s TV documentary, Abduction Diaries for the Sci-Fi Channel. “Diaries” was the precursor to the Spielberg’s HBO series, “Taken.” Author Whitely Strieber calls Rev. Carter’s first book, Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in The Holy Bible, “the best book ever written on the topic.” His three other books are, A New World If You Can Take iT: God, Extraterrestrials, and The Evolution of Human Consciousness. God Consciousness: A 30 Day Meditation Manual for God Conscious Thinking. His most recent addition is, The Metaphysics of Spiritual Healing and the Power of Affirmative Prayer. All of his books may be purchased at and Barnes &

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Travis Walton - UFO Abductee

The most famous scientifically verified UFO Abduction event in UFO History. 
“I looked at the vague but reassuring forms of the doctors around me. Abruptly my vision cleared. The sudden horror of what I saw rocked me as I realized I was definitely not in a hospital. I was looking square into the face of a horrible creature . . . with huge, luminous brown eyes the size of quarters! I looked frantically around me. There were three of them! Hysteria overcame me instantly.”  — Travis Walton

The Walton experience is unequivocally the best documented case of alien abduction ever recorded.

The Reed Incident

Thom Reed - The Reed Incident

The Reed UFO Incident made International headlines in 2015 when it became the Nation’s first UFO encounter to be officially inducted into the archives of the United States, as "Historically Significant and True". This official induction consisted of two State Citations by Massachusetts Governor, Charles D. Barker, and Lieutenant Governor Karyn E. Polito. The Massachusetts Historical Society also issued an official State induction in February of 2015. Following this first of a kind entry into State’s antiquity, a 5000-pound commemorative Monument was unveiled. The induction and the unveiling of the UFO Monument graced the front page of the Boston Globe, and was covered live by ABC News NY. Judge Kevin W. Titus of the 30th district court later sealed the records by Governor Charles D. Baker and the Historical Society, declaring them uncontested lawful documents. In 2018, the Historical Marker Database added the UFO Monument to its library of official landmarks. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Seal was then added to the front of the UFO Monument.

  • Due to generous sponsorship and/or donations by the International UFO Museum in Roswell, History Channels, Ancient Aliens, and Shockwave Motors, the area has become a nationally recognized UFO Park, maintained by

  • It sits at the exact location of the Sept 1, 1969 Labor Day incident

  • Thom, now retired was the founder of the International Model & Artist Group, Miami Models, South Beach. His late father Dr. Howard Reed was an Attorney, College Professor, and Town Selectmen. His grandmother was the Governess for William Roosevelt, the grandson of President Roosevelt, in Cherry Hills Colorado, with residence on the property. His mother Nancy was the voice of WKZE FM and the previous owner of Sheffield’s “Village Green Diner.

  • The Thom Reed UFO incident has been the subject of several documentaries, featured on, Ancient Aliens, New England Legends, Good Morning Canada, and Discovery Channels “Alien Mysteries”.

  • Additionally featured on: Inner Space, Paranormal Paparazzi, Uncovering Aliens, 1st Look, Discovery Canada, Science Channel, Travel Channel, Destination America, and NBC Universal

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Brent Raynes - Author & UFO Researcher

Brent Raynes is the author of Visitors From Hidden Realms (2004), On The Edge of Reality (2010) and a third book due out in the Spring on the pioneering work of journalist, UFO and Fortean author and investigator John A. Keel, best known for his book The Mothman Prophecies. Brent is also the editor of the monthly online magazine Alternate Perceptions ( Brent entered the UFO field early in 1967, at the age of 14, and has traveled extensively and interviewed researchers and witnesses in over 20 states and in Canada in his efforts to better understand this complex and perplexing enigma. 

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Mary Joyce - Journalist & UFO Researcher

Mary A. Joyce is editor of the Sky Ships Over Cashiers website which has been covering a wide variety of cutting-edge topics since 2008. Topics include UFOs, secret underground bases in North Carolina and Tennessee, Bigfoot, Cherokee Little People, archaeological finds and testimonies from those with Above Top-Secret security clearances.

 Mary’s newspaper experience has made the website a source for reliable information. She has worked for two major metropolitan area newspapers as a feature editor, Sunday magazine editor, columnist and artist.  Because of that experience, the website postings are well researched, easy to read and always enhanced with photos and graphics.

 She also has written books.  The most recent ones are “Cherokee Little People Were Real,”

“Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains,”and “Tangible evidence of Jesus left behind for us to find” which focuses on scientific and archaeological discoveries about Jesus.

Because of her books and website, Mary has been a frequent guest on radio and TV shows including “Coast to Coast AM” which has an audience of about 3 million listeners, The Travel Channel and Internet TV shows in Ireland and Australia. 

 In addition to writing, Mary’s career includes working for a major metropolitan air pollution control agency, a community college, eight successful political campaigns, the world’s largest private printing company and a Fortune 100 company where she worked directly with many creative teams including those at Marvel Comics, Golden Books, Mr. Rogers, Berenstain Bears and Steven Spielberg’s “ET” book staff.

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Angelia Sheer - Director & Chief Investigator of MUFON of Tennessee

Angelia Sheer has been investigating the UFO Mystery for 35+ years and has been named MUFON Field Investigator of the Year. She founded ParaSheer Research and is, also, currently the State Director/Chief Investigator and Star Team Member for MUFON of Tennessee. Over the years, Angelia and her team has investigated and interviewed 1000’s of witnesses and have been fortunate to be present during some major UFO, Paranormal, and High Strange Events. As all true UFO Hunters discover, the mysterious nature of the phenomena many times crosses over into the paranormal and cryptid world. Strange lights, entities, and even Bigfoot have turned up in credible witness testimony over the years. Angelia provides a safe, confidential place for witnesses to share their stories and to discover other individuals who have had similar sightings and experiences. It has been an honor for her to have so many witnesses come forward with trust and reveal their exciting, mystifying, and sometimes frightening adventures. Angelia, as well as Parasheer Research is dedicated to providing witnesses with a safe place of inquiry and to the continued study, documentation and education of the public on current credible cases of interest.

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