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Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

Chinese UFO Embassy: Sweet!

Unconfirmed sources claim that plans have been leaked detailing the building of a UFO and extraterrestrial embassy in the Kunlun Mountains near the Tibetan region. The embassy will supposedly operate a UFO landing pad, along with a cultural center. With ...

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Zap The Apostrophe

My formal research of and writing about UFOs and extraterrestrial life began only slightly more than a year ago. However, it took no time at all for me to become annoyed by a very common practice many people use when ...

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A Summary of Cumbre Mundial OVNI

The International UFO Summit, also known as the Cumbre Mundial OVNI conference in Mexico City, concluded last night after three days of incredible presentations. Prior to this event, I didn’t know what to expect, as this was my first experience ...

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Remembering The Phoenix Lights 13 Years Later

As the 13th anniversary of the famous “Phoenix Lights” approaches, I find myself revisiting my own experience observing the lights back in 1997. Growing up, I lived in the wide-open desert, known as Phoenix’s far-west valley. My family’s house was ...

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Hip Hop With Jeff Peckman

The UFO ballot initiative in Denver now has its own anthem. Chris Steele of the hip-hop duo Calm wrote a song called “Pink UFO” that has been dedicated to an educational campaign launched by Jeff Peckman, director of the extraterrestrial ...

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IUFOC 2010 – Day 6

Friday marked day six of the 2010 International UFO Congress in Laughlin, Nevada. The day started out strong with Travis Walton revisiting his abduction experience that occurred 34 years ago. The day’s other speakers were also fantastic, including Barbara Lamb, ...

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IUFOC 2010 – Day 5

Day five of the International UFO Congress had a scheduled late start to allow all the partiers from the previous night’s cocktail party a couple extra hours of sleep. Because of the later start, there was also a reduced number ...

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IUFOC 2010 – Day 4

Day four came to a close last night, making the 2010 International UFO Congress more than half-way complete. The day was filled with interesting talks yesterday, including a presentation by Lt. Col. Donald Ware, who proposed that several intelligent species ...

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IUFOC 2010 – Day 3

Nearing the half-way point, day three of the International UFO Congress showed even a larger turnout than day 2, and the energy was very high. A packed room eagerly listened to the presentations throughout the day. Dolores Cannon’s talk about ...

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IUFOC 2010 – Day 2

The size of the audience was visibly larger for day two of the International UFO Congress. The speakers were all interesting, but it was Daniel Sheehan who brought the audience to their feet. Sheehan received a standing ovation following his ...

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IUFOC – Day 1

The 19th Annual International UFO Congress kicked off yesterday in Laughlin, Nevada.  This year is only my second year in attendance at the Congress, but I’m still amazed to see the passion and excitement the attendees at this conference have ...

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Missiles: The New Weather Balloon

Historically, if a UFO sighting is significant enough to make it on the nightly news, it has almost been guaranteed that the same explanation will be given for absolutely every sighting – “It’s a weather balloon.” Weather (or “research”) balloons ...

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Probing Alien Life

The UK’s national academy of science, The Royal Society, assembled this week to discuss alien life. Representatives from NASA, the European Space Agency, and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs were present to discuss the consequences for science and ...

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Stan Romanek in Phoenix

On Sunday, January 24th, abductee Stan Romanek presented evidence pertaining to his case in a 3.5 hour event sponsored by Open Minds. Stan led the audience through a chronological summary of his case, touching on some of the bizarre occurrences ...

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Freedom of (Some) Information

While browsing through UFO news recently, a headline from Pocatello, Idaho (my birth city) caught my eye – “UFO Lecture Held at Idaho State University in Pocatello.” In my experience, UFO discussion and/or research is scarce in Pocatello, Idaho, so, ...

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Hot Rods

A photograph was recently published to the web, showing a “light stick” in the sky over Moscow. Some believe these objects to be UFOs (the Moscow photo was snapped on December 21. Ooooo.), while others believe them to be living ...

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