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Cheryll Jones

Cheryll Jones’ accomplished TV broadcasting career covers extensive experience on both sides of the camera. 

 Starting as a weather reporter, Cheryll quickly extended her skills and credentials to include talk show host, producer, field reporter, writer and network news anchor. 

She is uniquely distinguished as the only TV broadcaster to be both a news anchor and degreed meteorologist at the network level. Her career has taken her from her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee to major markets including Miami, Atlanta, New York, Denver, Kansas City and West Palm Beach.

Through Cheryll’s prime time broadcasts on CNN and The Weather Channel, her face and voice became familiar to viewers in millions of homes around the world.

Cheryll’s numerous professional awards include “Woman of the Year” by Women in Communications and

 “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year”  by Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado.

Cheryll’s TV Bio Cities

News Anchor / Reporter

West Palm Beach
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News Anchor / Reporter / Producer

New York

Kansas City
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 Show Host / Weather / Reporter

News Anchor / Meteorologist

Kansas City

News Anchor / Meteorologist

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Guest Speakers

Ken Johnston

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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Stephen Bassett - 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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Kathleen Marden

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

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

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 &

Travis Walton

Travis Walton

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.

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Rob Shelsky

Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and averages about 4,000 words a day. Rob, with a degree in science, has written a large number of factual articles for the former AlienSkin Magazine, as well as for other magazines, such as Doorways, Midnight Street (U.K.), Internet Review of Science Fiction (IROSF), and many others. While at AlienSkin Magazine, a resident columnist there for seven years, Rob did a number of investigative articles, including some concerning the paranormal, as well as columns about UFOs, including interviews of those who have had encounters with them.

He has often and over a long period, explored the Alien and UFO question and has made investigative trips to research such UFO hotspot areas as Pine Bush, New York, Gulf Breeze, Florida, and other such regions, including Brown Mountain, North Carolina, known, for the infamous "Brown Mountain Lights, as well as investigating numerous places known for paranormal activity.

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Frank Joseph

 Frank Joseph has authored nearly forty, published books, mostly ancient and military histories, such as Before Atlantis(2013), Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America(2009), World War Two Turning Points(2015) and Mussolini’s War(2018). His latest title --- Military Encounters with Extraterrestrials: The Real War of the Worlds--- is the first, comprehensive military history of armed confrontations between humans and extraterrestrials. It documents UFO incidents from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the ongoing hostilities in the Middle East. Revealed are the U.S. Navy’s defeat in Antarctica by ETs, the shoot-down of “flying saucers” at Roswell, alien sabotage of nuclear weapons, in-flight abductions of USAF and Soviet officers, and photographic evidence of the Battle of Los Angeles. Chapters explain the link between the development of atomic bombs and ballistic missiles and the increase in extraterrestrial intervention in the 20th century. Although close encounters with alien space craft are reported as far back as the reign of Pharaoh Thutmosis III in Egypt, it wasn’t until the 20th century that UFO sightings and extraterrestrial encounters were truly documented, due to advances in technology and record-keeping as well as the vast increase in incidents, particularly with military forces. Revealing his extensive research and the verifiable evidence he’s discovered, Frank Joseph presents a thorough history of armed confrontations between humans and extraterrestrials in the 20th and 21st centuries. He shows how, with the development of atomic bombs and ballistic missiles, the frequency of extraterrestrial intervention in human affairs increased dramatically. He documents incidents both famous and little known, including the explosive demolition of U.S. munitions factories in 1916 by unearthly aerial vehicles, the Red Baron’s dogfight with a UFO during World War I, “foo fighter” engagements, and battles with Allied and Axis combatants during World War II, plus eye-witness reports from encounters during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War in Iraq, and the ongoing hostilities in the Middle East. He examines the evidence for the shoot-down of “flying saucers” at Roswell and Aztec, New Mexico, alien sabotage of nuclear weapons systems, and in-flight abductions of USAF and Soviet officers and airplanes. Joseph explores the photo evidence for the Battle of Los Angeles, which occurred three months after Pearl Harbor, and the details of Operation Highjump, the U.S. Navy’s defeat in Antarctica by ET forces seventeen months after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, while also uncovering evidence of secret Antarctic German bases. The author also examines recent, 21st-century examples of alien interdiction in Earthly affairs, such as the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan and the fiery abort of Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 missile launch, both events accompanied by UFOs. Frank Joseph’s work has received awards from the Midwest Epigraphic Society, the Burrows Cave Society, the Ancient American Artifact Preservation Society, and Japan’s Savant Society, where he was cited as a Professor of World Archaeology. Joseph was the editor-in-chief of Ancient American, an alternative science magazine, from its inception in 1993 until his retirement, seventeen years later. He has been interviewed by Shirley MacLane, Whitley Strieber, Art Bell, Jeff Rense and numerous other radio hosts. Joseph lives today in the Upper Mississippi Valley.



Brent Raynes

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

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.


Angelia Sheer

Angelia Sheer has been investigating the UFO Mystery for 35+ years. 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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