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MAARS Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the side room of Pizza Hut on 1815 N. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65803.  Click for directions

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November 21, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will briefly go over some news and then we will move onto the film of the night, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. This newly released film is the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth (2006) that addresses the progress made in tackling the problem of climate change and Al Gore's global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy, culminating in the landmark signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016. You can read more about the film below.

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - in moments both private and public, funny and poignant - as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

Group discussion will follow the viewing.

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October 17, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will go over news and discussion and then we will move onto the video of the night taken from this year's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference: Linda Moulton Howe - Is Our Universe Someone Else's Computer Simulation?
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September 19, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will view a video from David Marler, one of the speakers from this year's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference, as he speaks about The Battle of L.A. - The 75th Anniversary. David Marler discusses points of research about the event and looks at whether it was an extraterrestrial encounter, military, or something else. Below is some information about the event from Wikipedia.

The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is the name given by contemporary sources to the rumored enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942 over Los Angeles, California. The incident occurred less than three months after the United States entered World War II as a result of the Japanese Imperial Navy's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one day after the bombardment of Ellwood on 23 February. Initially, the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but speaking at a press conference shortly afterward, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox called the incident a "false alarm." Newspapers of the time published a number of reports and speculations of a cover-up.

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August 15, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and brief discussion and then we will move on to the film, First Contact. Please read the official description below to learn more.

First Contact is a unique documentary, narrated by Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning actor James Woods, that tells the true story of Darryl Anka's UFO encounters that led him to channel an extraterrestrial being known as Bashar, who delivers messages to prepare Earth for contact with another civilization.

The film not only explores the potential positive impact of ET contact on our society, but also demystifies channeling, the medium through which Darryl is able to communicate with the inter-dimensional being.

First Contact will not only astound viewers with starting eyewitness accounts and scientific evidence, but the film also explores many of the questions we've been asking for millennia: Why are we here? What's the nature of existence? Where are we headed?

Bashar answers these questions via channeling and, accompanied by state-of-the-art graphics, explains how the universe works and how each person creates the reality they experience. Over the past three decades, thousands of individuals around the globe have listened to Bashar's messages and have had the opportunity to apply these principles in their lives and create the reality that they desire.

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July 18, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the topic of the night with the video presentation, Erich von Daeniken: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past (Part 2). This video is from Erich von Daeniken's keynote presentation at the 2016 Ozark UFO Mountain Conference and where he speaks about ancient human history, contact, his travels, cases, space technology, and much more.

For those unfamiliar with him, he is a Swiss author of several books that make claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, including the best-selling, 'Chariots of the Gods', published in 1968. Von Daeniken is one of the main figures responsible for popularizing the "paleo-contact" and ancient astronauts hypotheses.

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June 20, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the topic of the night with a video presentation by Whitley Strieber from the 2016 Ozark UFO Mountain Conference. As many of you know, Whitley Strieber is a writer best known for his horror novels, The Wolfen, The Hunger, and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his alleged experiences with non-human entities. He has maintained a dual career of author of fiction and advocate of alternative concepts through his best-selling non-fiction books, his Unknown Country website, and his Internet podcast, Dreamland.
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May 16, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the documentary, Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World's Greatest Secret. This newly released film focuses on the work of Steven Greer--most known for his work with the Disclosure Project--that investigates the knowledge and cover-up of extraterrestrial contact and relations. Read more details of the film below.

"Unacknowledged" focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced - and why. The best evidence for Extraterrestrial contact, dating back decades, is presented with direct top-secret witness testimony, documents and UFO footage, 80% of which has never been revealed anywhere else. The behind-the-scenes research and high level meetings convened by Dr. Steven Greer will expose the degree of illegal, covert operations at the core of UFO secrecy. From briefings with the CIA Director, top Pentagon Generals and Admirals, to the briefing of President Obama via senior advisor John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton Campaign - we take the viewer behind the veil of secrecy and into the corridors of real power where the UFO secrets reside. The viewer will learn that a silent coup d'etat has occurred dating back to the 1950s and that the Congress, the President and other world leaders have been sidelined by criminal elements within the Military-Industrial-Financial complex.

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April 18, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the videos, Hangar 1: Star People & Hunted By UFOs. These two videos are from the History Channel/MUFON TV show that shares interesting information based on real UFO cases. More information is below.

Star People: Hangar 1's files are full of stories involving Native Americans and their familiarity with alien beings they refer to as "Star People." Is it the sacred tribal lands that attract interstellar visitors...or is it the people themselves?

Hunted By UFOs: Hangar 1 contains hundreds of MUFON case files from people who have been pursued and hunted by UFOs, some even multiple times. What are these UFOs after, and could you be their next target?

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March 21, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the video, Hangar 1: Cops vs. UFOs & UFO Superpowers. We will watch two episodes from the History Channel/MUFON TV show that shares some interesting information based on real UFO cases. More information is below.

Cops vs. UFOs: Hangar 1 is full of case files where local and military police officers have encountered incredible events and provided detailed witness accounts of UFOs. Unfortunately, the government and military often ridiculed these officers and threatened their careers. Now police reports are filed directly with MUFON, who value these credible witnesses and fully investigate their reports.

UFO Superpowers: MUFON investigations within Hangar 1 have turned up evidence of amazing otherworldly technological powers, like tractor beams, teleportation, and invisibility. Witnesses who have encountered UFOs have also experienced physiological aftereffects, including x-ray vision and telepathy. What is the connection behind these seemingly supernatural displays of power?

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February 21, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the video, Hangar 1: The Smoking Gun and Far Side of the Moon. We will watch two episodes from the History Channel/MUFON TV show that highlights some remarkable information. More information about these episodes is below.

Hangar 1 investigates the discovery of SOM1-01, a top-secret Special Operations Manual detailing government protocols for recovering extraterrestrial UFOs that have crashed on Earth. Is this the smoking gun we've been looking for, proving the government's knowledge and interaction with UFOs and extraterrestrial life?

Far Side of the Moon reveals top-secret evidence that indicates the government has been operating bases on the Moon and Mars. Some of this evidence dates back to the 1950s and suggests that NASA may be behind a long existing, secret mission to establish off-planet outposts. If these bases do exist, what is their purpose and why are they being kept a secret?

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January 17, 2017
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the video of the evening with Aliens On The Moon: The Truth Exposed. This film offers a look into claims that the Moon is or was inhabited by a race of aliens through evidence of photographed man-made structures, videos of present UFO craft, and testimonies of astronauts that visited the lunar body. The evidence shown in the film can perhaps seem wild due to blurry pictures, loose theories, and thin connections, but although not based in proven evidence, the film offers the viewer an interesting look into its claims and for them to engage in further research to arrive at their own conclusion. More information about the film is below.

This controversial documentary examines compelling evidence - including never-before-aired NASA footage - that suggests the Earth's moon is being used as a base by a mysterious race of alien beings. Exclusive interviews with experts and astronauts who have walked on the moon shed light on the undeniable existence of an alien lunar presence. ALIENS ON THE MOON also includes dramatic 3D flybys of possible staging areas on the moon, derived from actual NASA data, as well as footage of a purported E.T. recovered during a secret US-Soviet mission to the moon in the 1970s.

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December 20, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the video of the evening, Before The Flood. This 96-minute, recently premiered documentary is an investigative journey into the causes, damage, and disinformation of climate change. The film offers remarkable insight that can expand our awareness of this issue. Read more below.

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change - would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

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November 15, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the video presentation of the evening, Hangar 1: Captured Aliens and Extreme Close Encounters. Hangar 1 is a television series that works with MUFON and its files and researchers to present episodes centered around specific material or themes. On this evening we will watch two episodes, which you can read more about below.

Captured Aliens - Hangar 1 uncovers shocking evidence that the government has been recovering not only advanced technology from crashed UFOs but alien bodies as well. What has the government learned from these bodies both living and dead? And where is the top-secret facility that hides these secrets from the world?

Extreme Close Encounters - Deep within MUFON, files are thousands of extraordinary, unknown UFO cases that fall into the category of "high strangeness," the closest type of encounters on record, involving UFO sightings within a few hundred feet as wells as the occasional presence of extraterrestrial entities.

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October 18, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move on to the film of the evening, Australien Skies. This documentary film (73 min.) explores the sightings of unidentified flying objects and the people who witness them in Australia. This video follows a filmmaker as he spends four days on a UFO road trip with controversial ufologist, Damien Nott, a photographic contactee who claims to have the biggest collection of photos and videos of unidentifed objects in the world.

The film interviews witnesses and "photographic contactees" (people who alledge they receive a "feeling" as to when these objects are about to appear) and examines the links between the object sightings and government involvement, social ramifications, and how this high strangeness affects people who experience this phenomena on a personal level.

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September 20, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will move onto the main topic of the night: Astrology with Linda Eastburn. Linda has extensive knowledge in health intuition, hypnosis, remote viewing, and on this night she will look through astrology and her intuitive eyes to see what happens in the 2016 Presidential Election. It should be a fun night of looking into the future and learning more about astrology.
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August 16, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then onto the film, Gasland: Part 2. We again are starting this month's meeting earlier at 6:30 pm due to the two-hour length of the film. This 2013 documentary film picks up where director/producer Josh Fox left off in 2010 with Gasland -- shown previously at MAARS -- that records his personal investigation into the public health and safety concerns with natural gas fracking. Natural gas has been a booming and profitable energy business in the U.S. and promoted as clean, but the film shows the dirty side of this industry. Discussion to follow afterwards. Read more about the film below.

Gasland: Part 2 shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth's climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition, the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are, in Fox's words, "contaminating our democracy".

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July 19, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will present the video, The Hidden Messages In Water. We are starting this month's meeting earlier at 6:30 pm due to the length of the DVD. Many of you may be familiar with Masaru Emoto's work on water crystals - featured on What The Bleep Do We Know - and the shapes that they take when given negative and positive stimuli; this video shows him presenting his research at a seminar in 2004. The video is lengthy and may seem slow due to a translator, but his research is interesting to learn about – a good night for sitting in a cool room with good pizza. Read more below.

Japanese scientific researcher, Masaru Emoto, appeared in Portland, Oregon on April 19, 2004 to speak about his new book, The Hidden Messages In Water. Learn how you can affect water with your thoughts and words and what you can do to preserve this precious resource. Join Dr. Emoto to further understand his unique water research and its global implications for humanity. The talk is in Japanese and translated.

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June 21, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then we will watch two episodes from the television series, Ancient Aliens: Beyond Nazca and Pyramids of Antarctica. Discussion will follow after the program, time allowing. See the descriptions below for more details.

Beyond Nazca - Hundreds of gigantic lines, some in the shape of animals, geometric patterns and even an alien-like being, extend for miles throughout a remote Peruvian desert. Scholars are divided as to who built them, and why. Some Ancient Astronaut theorists believe that the massive markings have an extraterrestrial connection, and perhaps the ancient people of the region created these gigantic figures in tribute to the gods who visited them. And with one of the largest deposits of nitrates in the world--a key ingredient in rocket fuel and weaponry--could Nazca have been a mining operation for advanced beings in the distant past?

Pyramids of Antarctica - Antarctica is buried under as much as three miles of ice in some places, but recent satellite imagery has revealed what appear to be the tops of man-made pyramids scattered throughout the ice-covered landscape. But how is that possible? Ancient Astronaut theorists suggest that an ice-free Antarctica may have been colonized by extraterrestrials in the remote past, until a global catastrophe plunged it into the ice age. Is there a greater history on the continent than what mainstream scholars suggest? Scientists have reported strange magnetic anomalies radiating from beneath the ice, the Nazis allegedly made secret expeditions to the continent in search of a lost civilization, and government whistleblowers have come forward with claims of strange sightings. Perhaps hidden beneath the ice of this frozen continent lies the truth about our extraterrestrial origins.

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May 17, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then move onto the video of the night, Through The Wormhole. On this evening we will watch two episodes from this television series with Morgan Freeman narrating that look at the questions, "Do we live in the Matrix" and "Do we have free will." As perplexed as these questions can be, this program presents research that scientifically looks at the subject matter and offers remarkable conclusions, which therefore may also present more questions. Topics that can expand our minds about how we interact in the world and in ourselves.

Do We Have Free Will - What if everything that has or will happen has already been determined? Until the discovery of quantum uncertainty, physicists were convinced free will does not exist. Now other scientists have stepped into the fray, arguing that free will is an illusion.

Do We Live in the Matrix - Our universe seems real. But what if it's a videogame? If you thought The Matrix was only a farfetched movie fantasy, think again. Scientists in a variety of fields are taking seriously the possibility that we live in a virtual reality.

Group discussion about the topics will follow afterward.

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April 19, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then move onto the video of the night, The Secret. This is a film that many people are familiar with as it came out some years ago, but I feel that it would be good to present it at MAARS again to allow everyone to review its material and messages, whether again or for the first time. For more information about this film, please read below.

The Secret. It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries... to reach you. This is the secret to everything - joy, health, money, relationships, love, happiness... everything you have ever wanted. In this astonishing film are ALL the resources you will need to understand and live The Secret. For the first time in history leading scientists, authors, and philosophers will reveal The Secret, a secret that utterly transformed the lives of those who lived it… Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein. Now YOU will know The Secret, and it can change your life forever.

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March 15, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then move onto the video of the night, Ancient Aliens: Closer Encounters. An episode from the popular TV show, this 90-minute video looks at historical information through text and art that describes encounters and events that could have possibly happened in our past, such as atomic warfare that could have decimated early civilizations to Christopher Columbus seeing a luminous object rise out of the ocean and into the sky. Read below for further information.

Reports of encounters with strange beings and sightings of mysterious objects in the sky have occurred throughout history. A 13th century historical book, Otia Imperialia, includes an account of a creature descending from a flying craft over Bristol, England. The log from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America contains a report of strange lights in the sky. Medieval art pieces depict disc-shaped objects floating in the heavens. Sightings of flying cigar-shaped crafts were reported during the Black Plague. And there were even discussions of extraterrestrial life among America's Founding Fathers. Could these sightings, coming from every part of the world, from biblical times to present day, be evidence that aliens have been with us all along?

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February 16, 2016
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion and then move onto the feature documentary film of the night, Eyes Of The Mothman. Since the inception of MAARS I have been looking for good material to present regarding the cryptozoological entity known as the Mothman -- and this video is it. I am excited to show this film at this month's meeting that gives a fantastic look at the extraordinary case that took place in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in 1966 of a creature with large wings like an angel, standing as tall as a man, with a body like a bird and with two large red eyes. Many of you may know the story about the Mothman, but this documentary goes in-depth with interviewing witnesses that saw the creature and who lived through the horror that resided in Point Pleasant during that time, all culminating in the tragic event of the Silver Bridge destruction that killed 46 people.
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January 19, 2016
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It's a new year with great new topics at MAARS. At this month's meeting, we will begin with news and discussion and then move onto the feature film of the night, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. Read more about this 90-minute and highly interesting documentary below.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today - and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean "dead zones," and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

This shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

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December 15, 2015
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This month marks the end of 2015 - a year of changes and revelations felt around the world and to us individually. In this month's meeting, our final one of the year, I would like to present a positive and informative documentary that can help to support conscious-minded positivity into our hearts and minds.

At the start of the meeting, we will begin with news and discussion, followed by the documentary film, Happy. This film presents the question, "What does it mean to be happy," and journeys into people's lives throughout the world investigating to see what makes them happy while offering interviews with leading scientists in happiness research. What is happiness, why do we want it, how do we get it, and when? This insightful documentary is sure to turn a frown upside down.

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November 17, 2015
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We will begin this month's meeting with news and discussion followed by the topic and video, Alien Mysteries: The Reed Family. For those of you who were at the MAARS meeting in August, we showed a video of presenter Thomas Reed at this year's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in which he discussed his and his family's close encounters of the fourth kind. This video supports his talk at the conference and examines further in detail of his family's unique UFO case, which has become one of the most recognized cases of all time. This program shows many reenactments of the Reed family's encounters including law enforcement investigations, abductions, and other incredible personal experiences. An amazing look into a fascinating UFO case.
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October 20, 2015
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We will begin this month's meeting with news and discussion followed by the topic and video of the night. With it being the Halloween season, what better topic to view and discuss than the bizarre and alleged sightings of that such as werewolves - and there appears to be real cases happening in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest, with over one hundred encounters being reported in Michigan in the last decade alone.

This evening we will watch two episodes from the program, MonsterQuest, that discusses the history of werewolves, modern witness sightings, and investigations of these creatures that are said to be around seven feet tall with long dark hair, black or red eyes, walk on hind legs, and have faces like wolves. In the program, scientists and investigators explore and experiment with some of the reported cases and give their opinion on this phenomenon that has had a long history in the region. Are witness reports falsely identified due to powers of suggestion, folklore, and misidentification, or are they correct in seeing strange creatures roaming in the upper Midwestern woods? An informative and entertaining look at this cryptozoological phenomenon.

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September 15, 2015
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We will begin this month's meeting with news and group discussion followed by the topic and video of the night. At this time of year, we are reminded about the events that happened in New York City on September 11, 2001, with many questions still remaining unanswered. We should also be reminded about another highly controversial event that happened just five years before then off of Long Beach, New York in 1996.

In the documentary to be shown on this evening, TWA: Flight 800 (2013, 91 min.) describes the tragic event that occurred on July 17, 1996 when a passenger plane was seen to explode in the sky and crash into the ocean, leaving no survivors. This documentary enlists the numerous witnesses who observed the event as well as professionals who were brought in to collect and analyze the evidence. As seen in the film, the testimonies of these individuals were ignored and disregarded by the government and media. This film provides an incredibly thorough breakdown of what the witnesses saw -- one to three missiles rising into the sky and hitting the plane -- as well as testimony from professionals about how the FBI and CIA worked to alter, cover-up, spin and dismiss factually collected and analyzed material. This film offers great information into the details of this event in 1996 as well as displaying what a true government cover-up may look like and offers the viewer to possibly question what other events may have been covered up in American history.

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August 18, 2015
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion followed by the video presentation of Thomas Reed that was taken at this year's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, AR.

Thomas Reed's story is a close encounter case of the fourth kind with physical evidence that involved numerous family members -- his grandmother, mother, and two brothers. The Reed case is the first offworld UFO case to be officially and formally inducted into The Great Barrington Historical Society in Massachusetts and has become one of the most recognized cases of all time. Several of his childhood sketches are on display in the Roswell UFO Museum and his experience has been featured on Discovery Channel and other numerous television programs and newspapers. Thomas describes his extraordinary case in length in this 90-minute video.

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July 21, 2015
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion. Following, we will enjoy the presentations from three wellness healers in Springfield: Linda Eastburn, Dr. Tracy Holdford, and Dave Schnelle. If these names sound familiar to you, they should, they have been active in our community and have attended MAARS meetings. On this evening, you will hear from each speaker for 20-30 minutes to learn about the work that they do, how it works, how you can learn more about it, and to ask them questions.

To learn more about these speakers, please continue reading below.

Linda Eastburn began her profession as a health intuitive after many successful years as an entrepreneur in the field of real estate. Today she is a world renown intuitive, instructor, and author. She, among her other accomplishments, is a certified hypnotherapist, with a nationwide clientele. She is the author of the acclaimed book, Riding The Intuitive Wave, and Listening To What Your Body Already Knows. Linda hosted the internationally broadcast radio show, Anomalies, and has been a guest on various national radio broadcasts.

She has lectured at various universities, medical institutions, and conferences on the health benefits of intuition. Linda is the founder of the International Academy of Intuitive Arts, which offers a line of distant learning courses. She is certified as a continuing education instructor for nurses on the health benefits of intuition. Today she has students around the globe learning to use their intuitive abilities in work, personal healing, and self-understanding.

Dr. Tracy Holdford has worked with people since the 1970s on the various physical issues that they are dealing with. With his background in biochemistry and physics, he looks at what is going on with the person through that lens to recommend plans that address those conditions as well as to help people with common conditions that most of us face daily.

He is a theologian and shaman who understands that the physical shell we live in is very affected by the emotional and spiritual condition that we are in. He uses his shaman skills to awaken the person's electrical circuits to help them help themselves and to restore the natural order instead of what has become normal for them. Combining shamanic skills with science skills has been proven successful for helping others.

Dave Schnelle is a familiar face at MAARS. Not only does he have years of experience and knowledge of what is paranormal in nature, he is also an active wellness practitioner. He opened a wellness center in Springfield a little over a year ago to further extend his interest and abilities in helping others. Also available at the center are other practitioners who offer different healing techniques and tools for interested customers. Dave will share his professional background as well as what he and his business offers.

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June 16, 2015
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At this month's meeting we will begin with news and discussion which will be followed by the film presentation, Ethos. This 2011 documentary (68 minutes), hosted by Woody Harrelson, presents information about the importance of being an aware individual in today's society, one where the public can be mislead by politicians, media companies, and outside interests. It describes many examples from history of observed deception and how such tactics are still being applied and represented today. 'Awareness' is a word that I feel that best resonates with this movie. We will have time afterwards to have a group discussion about the topics that are presented in the film. Please see below for the official description.

Ethos lifts the lid on a Pandora's box of systemic issues that guarantee failure in almost every aspect of our lives; from the environment to democracy and our own personal liberty: from terrifying conflicts of interests in politics to unregulated corporate power, to a media in the hands of massive conglomerates, and a military industrial complex that virtually owns our representatives. With interviews from some of today's leading thinkers and source material from the finest documentary film makers of our times, Ethos examines and unravels these complex relationships, and offers a solution, a simple but powerful way for you to change this system.

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May 19, 2015
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This month's meeting reminder is being sent later than intended but I would still like to share with you with what we have going on tonight. We will begin with recent news and discussion - this includes recent reports, sightings, and information. Following, we will watch two programs from the Hangar 1 television show on the History Channel: Underground Bases and Underwater UFOs. Although highly produced, the Hangar 1 series looks for connections, clues, and evidence in MUFON's archive of files gathered for over nearly half a century.

The first program, Underground Bases, suggests that beneath mountain ranges, deserts and perhaps even one public airport, there exist Deep Underground Military Bases that are rumored to be the nerve center for some of the U.S. military's darkest secrets.

The second program, Underwater UFOs, suggests that there could be just as many UFOs traveling beneath our oceans and lakes as those reported in our skies. MUFON investigations uncover an extensive history of submersible UFOs–and the possible underwater bases that conceal them.

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April 21, 2015
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This month's meeting will be a little change of pace from normal as we will cover recent news and discussion (as usual) followed by a recap and open discussion about the recent Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. Several members went to the conference and this will be a time to share about who spoke, what they spoke about, what was learned, and what some of the favorite speakers and topics were. The emphasis of the night will be this discussion and general open conversation about such similiar topics. In the coming months, we will have access to the DVDs from the conference and will be able to show some of the more notable presentations that are discussed tonight.

To close out the night, we will watch an approximate 45-minute video (currently undecided).

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March 17, 2015
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion which will be followed by the video, Mirage Men. This 2014, 85-minute documentary presents to the viewer the importance of credibility in ufology and that government and military personnel have intervened, manipulated, and concocted false truths of documents, reports, and stories. It's disinformation at the greatest level, but who is doing it, and why? The filmmakers direct their camera toward a man named Richard Doty who worked for the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigation. Cunningly, he briefly explains how he set out to deceive claimed ufologists, such as Linda Moulton Howe, and what his intention was. In the film, Richard Dolan and others explain how disinformation has been widespread and speculate about its intentions. A good observation of the deceit and manipulation being used toward UFO reports and investigators. 'If it's too good to be true, it just might not be.'

The official description can be read below.

For over sixty years teams within the US Air Force and US intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and extraterrestrial visits as part of their counter-intelligence programs. In doing so they spawned a mythology so powerful that it captivated and warped many brilliant minds, including several of their own. Now, for the first time, some of those behind these operations, and their victims, speak out, revealing a true story that is part Manchurian Candidate and part Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

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February 17, 2015
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion which will be followed by the video of the night, The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and the Government Cover-up. This 80-minute video, released in 2013, covers the wide field of ufology and alien contact on Earth. In it are interviews with many leading researchers about sightings, implants, visitations, sightings, experiences retold by abductees, and more to give the viewer a general overview of the UFO and extraterrestrial phenomena. The video's official description can be read below.

The Hidden Hand is a controversial documentary that explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. The film takes a keen look at a spectrum of topics like alien abduction, human/alien hybridization, the military's reverse-engineering of alien technology and the government cover-up of anything related to extraterrestrials. Is preoccupation with E.T.'s a form of cultural madness, or is something really going on? How would E.T. contact change the religious and political institutions of our society? The Hidden Hand is full of riveting interviews with experts and experiencers alike: Whitley Strieber, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Defence Minister, Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, Linda Moulton Howe, Col. John Alexander, Lyn Buchanan, Clifford Stone, Nassim Haramein, David Icke, Dr. Roger Leir, Graham Hancock and Paola Harris, among others. The shadowy world of UFOs is suddenly brought to light.

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January 20, 2015
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At this month's meeting we will open at an earlier time, just for this month, so that we have enough time to close the meeting at 9 pm. We will begin with some brief news and discussion and then move on to the feature video of the night, United States Of Secrets. This program is by the Frontline production series in association with PBS and features an amazing commentary and analysis of the secret programs of the American government in the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001. In it, we'll learn how the Executive Branch and the NSA immediately began implementing policies to collect and store (without warrants) the data and information of citizens through telephone calls, emails, and Internet browsing - a program that continues to today.

FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of how the U.S. government came to monitor and collect the communications of millions of people around the world--including ordinary Americans--and the lengths they went to trying to hide the massive surveillance program from the public.

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December 16, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will begin with some news and discussion, and then move on to the guest speaker of the night - James Clary - who will be speaking on the topic, Ancient Giants in Missouri (and Elsewhere). Most people from this area are aware of Chef James Clary's great culinary abilities, but he is also a researcher and explorer in many areas that MAARS is also interested in. James last spoke at MAARS in March 2013 on the subject of Sasquatch, for those of you who may remember.

On this evening, James will discuss his interest in the anomalous reports of giant skeletal remains found all over the U.S. in the last 200 years. In addition, he will discuss his appearance on the recent History Channel program, "In Search of the Lost Giants," particularly on what happened on the shoot, his relationship with the Vieiras and other researchers in the field, and the outcome of the evidence that was found. He will also talk about current research that he is doing in regard to a find with a Springfield connection.

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November 18, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will begin with some brief news and then move swiftly onto the two-hour documentary film, Sirius. This 2013 film follows Dr. Steven Greer and discusses subject matter such as the existence of extraterrestrials, secret energy technologies, how to build a bridge to a trans-dimensional universe - and if you don't believe it, there's still much more. A synopsis of the film is below, followed by a link to learn more about the film.

Sirius is a feature length documentary that follows Dr. Steven Greer - an Emergency room doctor turned UFO researcher - as he struggles to disclose top secret information about classified energy and propulsion techniques. Along the way, Dr. Greer investigates new technology and sheds light on criminal and murderous suppression. He accumulates over 100 Government, Military, and Intelligence Community witnesses who testify on record about the cover-up. Though he feels the pressure of an imminent assassination attempt, he comes upon something amazing: a possible ancient E.T. skeleton, 6 inches long, is discovered in the Atacama desert. Dr. Greer, along with his team, have top Stanford University scientists run genetic tests on the skeleton. What they find will completely change the reality of human existence. http://www.siriusdisclosure.com

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October 21, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move on to the video of the night, Particle Fever. Many of us have heard about the Higgs boson, 'the God particle', CERN, and the Large Hadron Collider, but what are they exactly and what importance do they bring? This newly released documentary explains it all and does so in an entertaining and investigative way that brings wonder to the imagination and mind. The documentary chronicles the history of CERN and why billions of dollars and resources have been allocated for a science experiment - an experiment to find the fundamentals of who we are and how everything came to be. This is the program that Stephen Hawking has given caution about, one which perhaps has the potential to cause space and time to collapse. Read more about the film below.

For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.

As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine.

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September 16, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move on to the video of the night, DMT: The Spirit Molecule. As many are aware, DMT is a hallucinogenic drug that affects human consciousness - commonly used in South American Shamanic practices - but what many are not aware of is that this molecule exists in humans and potentially every living organism. So what is its purpose? This 74-minute documentary goes beyond the taboo culture of the drug and into the government-sanctioned research by Dr. Rick Strassman. This is a powerful documentary of information and we will plan to discuss concepts learned from it at the end of the meeting. Read the description below for greater information.

The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a naturally occurring psychoactive compound. Utilizing Dr. Rick Strassman's human DMT research as the documentary's backbone, the study's potential impact and its inconceivable revelations emerge. A closer examination of DMT's effects through two traditionally opposed concepts, science and spirituality, The Spirit Molecule unravels the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum mechanics and human spirituality. The Spirit Molecule, a simple molecule with enormous implications. The subtle combination of science, spirituality, and philosophy results in an abundance of incredible ideas and theories that could alter the way we understand the nature of reality and our relationship to it.

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August 19, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto the video of the night, George Noory: "An Evening With George Noory". This 70-minute video was taken from the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs this previous April and features the man behind the wildly popular radio show, Coast To Coast AM. In the video, he talks about some of the reasons why he got into the radio (and paranormal) business and takes questions from the audience. Many of the questions ask him about his opinion on much of the subject matter that comes across his radio desk, such as the origin of Bigfoot, what he thinks about EBEs, as well as his own personal experiences of being a radio show host. With a great sense of humor, George Noory warmly shares his thoughts about numerous topics while entertaining all the while.

Due to the nature of the short video, this MAARS meeting may end before the normal time of 9 pm, although pending for any potential follow-up discussion afterward.

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July 15, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move on to the video of the night, Sherry Wilde: "The Plight Of Humanity". This 90-minute video was taken from the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs this previous April and features a great personal story of the life of an alien abductee. In the video, Sherry speaks about her journey of frequent abductions which started in her teens and what those abductions now mean to her as an adult. Her presentation is compelling and yet not so foreign from other stories of alien abduction, but the way that Sherry presents her experiences with the personal knowledge that she has obtained from them is captivating to watch and learn from.
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June 17, 2014
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move on to the video of the night, Quantum Communication (Part 2 of 2). If you are thinking deja vu, you may be right as we showed the first part of this video in May, and on this Tuesday night we will conclude with showing the second and final part.
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May 20, 2014
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At this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then move on to the video and topic of the night, Quantum Communication (Part 1 of 2). In this 90-minute part-one video, directed by David Sereda, we learn from professionals about what quantum communication is as well as its history, future, and how each of us has the potential to utilize this incredible ability of the mind. Read below for more information.

This extraordinary film teaches us how communication really works from the Quantum level and how this is connected to the Universal Laws of Attraction.How do we manifest our future Soul-Matches, Business Partners, Teachers, and how do we communicate with God? What is actually happening when we pray? How do we create an intelligent dialog with the creative force of the Universe to allow us to experience a Quantum leap in our own intelligence?

The way we manifest abundance in our lives is to awaken the genius within each one of us so that we can excel in our relationships, careers and super-learning to transform our lives and those around us. Discover how to master this in your life! This awakening of intelligence happens when we understand how Quantum Communication actually functions within each of us. Learn techniques to open this awareness within yourself to become a Fully-Actualized human being. This film shares powerful insights from world recognized leaders.

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April 15, 2014
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At this month's meeting we will briefly go over recent news and then will have an open discussion about this previous weekend's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. Quite a few MAARS members attended the event this year and for the first part of the meeting we will talk about the speakers, topics, what we learned, and the conference as a whole.

Following, we will watch the inspiring movie, Finding Joe. This 80-minute positive, fun, and enlightening film features many speakers (e.g., Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Rashida Jones, Tony Hawk) who discuss the teachings and concepts that Joseph Campbell discovered and how being aware and applying them to life will lead us to greater fulfillment and mastery. Read more about the film below.

In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it "the heroes journey". A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think.

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March 18, 2014
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At this month's meeting we will go over recent news and then will talk about the upcoming Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs in early April. We will share information about attending the conference as well as discuss who will be there and what kind of work they do. This will be a good time for group discussion about the scheduled presenters - investigators that cover several different fields - and the conference as a whole.

Following, we will move on to the video of the night, Alien Planets Revealed. This video is from the NOVA series and was broadcasted earlier this year which details the scientific analysis collected and analyzed by the Kepler space program, whose mission is to find planets - namely Earth-like planets - in the Milky Way galaxy. This thoughtful program gives exciting information into the latest discoveries of newly found planets and theorizes how life may exist on such worlds. Read more about it below.

It's a golden age for planet hunters: NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would life look like? Combining startling animation with input from expert astrobiologists, Alien Planets Revealed takes viewers on a journey of the imagination as we "build" aliens from the ground up.

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February 18, 2014
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At this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto the video of the evening, Ancient Aliens: The Return. This episode from the popular Ancient Aliens television series discusses the scientific possibility of life in space, ways in how we can communicate with them, and in what level official contact would change the world. Read more about it below.

There is evidence that suggests we experienced 20th century alien contact. In 1942, the Battle of Los Angeles involved the US military and Air Defense allegedly fighting a UFO. WWII Allied Air Force planes were buzzed by balls of light that some think could have been extraterrestrial. And the alleged crash of a flying saucer in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 propelled the world into the age of UFOs. For decades, some people have been searching for the sounds of extraterrestrial intelligence, while others have been sending messages out into deep space. What would happen if aliens answered… or came calling? What protocols exist to determine who would speak on behalf of mankind, and how might we communicate? What happens if they return? Some believe they already have.

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January 21, 2014
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At this month's meeting, the first one in 2014, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto the informative film of the evening, Last Call At The Oasis. This 2011 documentary brings awareness about global water shortages - what's going on right now and what's to expect in the future. In the information that's presented, we travel through the USA and around the world to see how water is being used, treated, abused, and exploited. Ready more about the film below.

Water. It's the earth's most valuable resource. Our cities are powered by it, countless industries depend on it, and all living things need it to survive. But it's very possible that in the near future, there won't be enough to sustain life on our planet. Last Call At The Oasis sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill effects and introduces us to individuals who are championing revolutionary solutions, such as activist Erin Brockovich and many distinguished experts.

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December 17, 2013
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At this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto the heart-warming and eye-opening documentary, I AM. The director of this documentary directed other notable movies like Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty and the film is centered around his investigation into the world after a serious physical accident that he encountered. Many things are explored within.
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November 19, 2013
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At this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto a video presentation from Linda Moulton Howe entitled, Taxonomy of Extraterrestrial Entities. This presentation of Linda's was taken earlier this year from the annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. In it, she discusses the different types of reported EBE - greys, reptilians, blondes, praying mantis, etc. - that have been witnessed and documented throughout the years, starting from the early 20th century to the present day. She discusses the behavior of these different types of beings that have been encountered by abductees and suggests information about their nature, disposition, origin, and more.
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October 15, 2013
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto a video which should present some familiarity and interest: Ancient Aliens. Presented this evening is the first episode of the popular History Channel series, Evidence, which examines historic peculiarities and asks questions as to how and why certain things were created, whether in architecture, texts, paintings, and more. Many researchers, specific to their fields, discuss their areas of interest and present questions about unknown materials and possible theories. This 90-minute video does not completely state that aliens were behind the creation of such anomalous objects of history, but it presents questions as to how things were created, and why.

Time allowing, we will hold a brief discussion afterward to hear your thoughts about the presented material. Ancient alien contact? Unknown advanced technology of ancient human civilizations? What does it mean, and do we have the proper understanding and wisdom to know?

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September 17, 2013
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we will move onto a video presentation by Mexican journalist and ufologist, Jaime Maussan. Mr. Maussan was the featured speaker at the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs this previous April and in his platform he presented many video clips of UFO objects and other found anomalies taken from around the world. He is a reporter and researcher with the Mexican television program, "60 Minutes", and in it, he and his team have been able to acquire and broadcast many never-seen-before videos of UFOs.
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August 20, 2013
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we'll move onto the feature documentary of the night, Tapped, which examines the impact of water bottles in personal and global health.

The high cost - to both the environment and our health - of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. Americans may rethink their obsession with bottled H20 when they learn of the unregulated industry's willingness to ignore environmental and health concerns, and the problems that arise as a result.

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July 16, 2013
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then we'll move onto the feature video of the night, Nigel Grace's presentation about the Bosnian pyramids, taken from this year's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. His presentation was very well received by the conference audience, due to stellar and new information that he had to share, and this Tuesday we will get to share it with you. If you are interested in fascinating information about ancient archaeology and thorough investigation, then you will not want to miss this meeting.
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June 18, 2013
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At this month's meeting, we will go over recent news and discussion and then take a remarkable trip to Egypt with watching The Pyramid Code. The Pyramid Code is a five-part series that explores the pyramid fields and temples in Egypt and megalithic sites around the world, looking for clues to sophisticated technology in the ancient world. The Pyramid Code features interviews with geologists, physicists, archaeologists, engineers, and authors and asks the questions: Who were the ancients and what did they know? Could the pyramids be much older than traditional Egyptology would have us believe? Could it be that the ancients were more technologically advanced than we are today? Why do we have so little understanding of the ancient Egyptians?

On this meeting, we will watch the first two episodes (45 mins. each) of the five-part series:

The Band of Peace - This episode raises questions about the purpose of the pyramids, challenging the traditional Egyptology tells. See rare footage of six distinct pyramid sites near the Great Pyramid, with evidence of superior technology and sophisticated knowledge of science and the cosmos.

High Level Technology - In this episode, evidence that the Ancient Egyptians used high level technology to construct pyramids and temples is shown. Scientists discuss the source of this power and its application in the ancient world. Science is just beginning to grasp what the ancients clearly understood.

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May 21, 2013
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This month's meeting will be a little different than previously planned as I had wished to show a particular speaker presentation from last month's Ozark Mountain UFO Conference; the DVDs from the conference appear to be taking longer to create and compile and therefore they have not been released yet. With that, we will be watching something a little different this month but something that you may find just as interesting.

We will start the night off with recent news and discussion and then move onto the feature video of the night, Earth From Space. This program shares fascinating information about the complexities and intricacies of the planet on which we live with information that hasn't been as fully collected and covered before. More information about the program is below.

Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the Sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

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April 16, 2013
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This month we will begin with recent news and events and then discuss the most recent event from this past weekend: the Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. Several MAARS members went to this conference and this will be a great time to talk about the attending speakers and their presentations - what material was presented, what were some favorite highlights, and so on. It was my intended interest to show one of the speakers' DVDs at this MAARS meeting, but unlike the last few years, the videos will not be ready for at least two more weeks; look for us to show some great material from one of the conference speakers at our next meeting in May.

Following discussion about the UFO conference, we will keep in theme with some of the material that was discussed by watching Brian Greene's, The Fabric Of The Cosmos: Quantum Leap. If you're interested in new science, or want to round out your current knowledge about the subject, then this video should interest you. Here is more about it.

Take a wild ride into a bizarre realm where it seems the impossible is possible. Objects pop in and out of existence; things can, in a sense, be in two places at once; even teleportation is real. Welcome to the weird world of quantum mechanics. On the scale of atoms and particles, the universe is nothing like it seems.

If we have time remaining after Quantum Leap, we may try to finish a previous The Fabric Of The Cosmos episode about time that we didn't get to finish watching last November.

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March 19, 2013
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This month we will begin with recent news and then move onto our special guest speaker for the night, James Clary, who will present the topic, Origins of Sasquatch: Nephilim or Hominid? Many of you may recognize this familiar Springfield name and face as the local chef and restaurant owner who has had many successful endeavors in the Springfield area. What you may not know is that Chef Clary is a passionate and avid researcher of the world of paranormal, spirit, mind, and science - everything that MAARS is about. On this Tuesday evening, he will speak about the Sasquatch phenomenon and his conversations with Ron Morehead at Sierra Sounds as well as playing several recordings and discuss the scientific analysis that suggests that the sounds constitute a "language". He will then expound further and discuss the most recently supposed DNA evidence released by Melba Ketchum and tie it all together with what are some of the suggested working hypotheses of the creature. It doesn't just stop there but it continues involvement into biblical prophecy, possible alien or angelic hybrids, and more!
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February 19, 2013
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This month we will begin with recent news and discussion. The topic of the night will be about asteroids, meteors and comets and we will discuss some about the asteroid, 2012 DA14, that came close to Earth last Friday as well as the meteorite that hit Russia. Following this, we will watch a 45 minute video that shows how such close encounters in the solar system are normal, world-changing, and have been happening for millions of years with Catastrophes That Changed The Planets. Some more information about this program:

The planets of our solar system have experienced epic catastrophes throughout their long history, both raining down from outside and bubbling up from within. We'll voyage back in time to investigate the violent events that profoundly shaped the planets, including earth itself. We'll witness stunning revelations about what transformed Mars into a barren, hostile desert...The disaster that changed Venus from temperate to hellish...The impact that blew away Mercury's mantle, turning it into a planetary core...A colossal disturbance that rearranged the orbits of the gas giants...Titanic impacts on Jupiter...And how a lost moon may finally explain Saturn's rings.
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January 15, 2013
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This month we will go over recent news and discussion and then will move onto the feature film of the evening, Something Unknown Is Doing We Don't Know What. This film explores several fields that deal with the mind and searches to find the truth behind some extraordinary examples. Read below for a more in depth analysis about the film.

Interest in psychic phenomena has always been evident. But what does science have to say about these mysterious matters? Can science explain them? Is there evidence to prove them? Renee Scheltema explores this world of parapsychology in her documentary, Something Unknown Is Doing We Don't Know What. She takes the viewer on a fascinating spiritual journey into the science behind psychic phenomena, where the boundary between 'real' ability and fraud is tested. Something Unknown explores these five scientifically 'accepted' areas of parapsychology:
  • Telepathy: refers to mind-reading or mind-to-mind communication. It literally means "distant feeling".
  • Clairvoyance: the psychic ability to perceive remote places, objects or people. A scientific term for clairvoyance is 'Remote Viewing'.
  • Precognition: an alleged psychic ability to predict the future. It sometimes comes as a vision, a mental flash or a dream.
  • Psychokinesis (PK' for short): the ability to move objects with the power of the mind only.
  • Psychic Healing: a spiritual practice that may afford gradual relief from pain or sickness, and sometimes brings about sudden 'miracle cures'.
Top scientists, parapsychologists, psychologists, doctors, physicists, healers, and explorers in the field of research who appear include Dean Radin of IONS, Prof. Gary Schwartz, Dr. Larry Dossey, Prof. Charles Tart, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, and Dr. Eric Pearl.
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December 18th, 2012
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This month marks the end of this year and also denotes a renown time: December 21, 2012. This date has been discussed and thought about for a long time, decades in the making. But what does it mean? In speculation, it tells of Earth shifts, of a magnetic pole reversal, entrance into alignment with the center of the galaxy, a time of an awakening mass consciousness, the coming of a new age and more. But what it does truly hold is the ending of the Mayan long count calendar as well as this year's winter solstice.

The film that we will watch on Tuesday at MAARS is called 2012: Science or Superstition. The film contains interviews and speculation from several different researchers who have an interest in the Mayan calendar and/or this period of time on our planet and discuss many of the previous topics that I previously mentioned. What is offered in the film is insight on whether to embrace this period of time or to be afraid of it - but the message is definitely one of embracement. More about the film below.

December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in central America. Countless books and websites, magazine articles and newspaper headlines debate its meaning, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse the end of time and those who see a coming renewal, a rebirth of consciousness. Adding fuel to the debate, some scientists see the increasing number of natural disasters in recent years as evidence of a catastrophic climax of events in 2012. How much of what we're hearing is science and how much is superstition? In this film the leading researchers, writers and scientists in the field tell us exactly what this date means to them, why it's important, and what we should expect.

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November 20th, 2012
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This month we will be viewing a fun and informational show from PBS' NOVA, The Fabric of the Cosmos. We will be watching the first two installments, What Is Space and The Illusion Of Time, in this four-part series that's hosted by Brian Greene (author of 'The Elegant Universe'). Here is a description of the show:

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton's unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein's fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics' entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.
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October 17th, 2012
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This month we will be watching The Living Matrix, a film that explores innovative ideas about health. In it, scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners share their knowledge, experiences and insights. More about the film is below.

The Living Matrix brings breakthrough information that will transform your understanding of how to get well and stay well. Dynamic graphic-animation is woven with interviews with leading researchers and health practitioners as they share their discoveries on the 'miracle cures' traditional medicine can't explain. These experts reveal how energy and information fields - not genetics - drive human physiology and biochemistry, and illustrate the benefits of integrating conventional and alternative health care.
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September 18th, 2012
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We have some great content to show this month with watching the second part of Thrive (our film continued from last month's meeting) and then to a great presentation from Dolores Cannon that was taken from this year's Ozark UFO Conference, entitled The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth. It will be a great and busy night, for sure!

To fit everything in, we will get things started earlier than normal at 6:30 pm to watch the last 45 minutes of Thrive and then we'll start the video of Dolores' presentation at 7:30. You are welcome to join us for any or both of the video presentations. At 7:15, after Thrive concludes, we will take a 10 minute pause to go over meeting notes and this will also be a time for everybody to situate themselves for the rest of the evening.

If you didn't make it to the Ozark UFO Conference this year, Dolores Cannon gave a wonderful presentation, as she always does. She's supporting a new book and talked a lot about the material in it, along with some older things that you may be familiar about from her many years of speaking. Her presentation should not be missed.
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August 21st, 2012
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This month we will watch a film called Thrive, a 2 hour and 12 minute documentary that examines some thoughts and theories in a diverse amount of subjects. Due to the film's length (and not wanting to keep members much later past 9), we will start the film promptly at 7. The film's official description reads:

Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
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July 17th, 2012
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This month we will watch a video presentation from David Marler who speaks about Triangular UFOs: History Repeats Itself; the Continuing Examination of Historical Cases & Trends. David Marler gave this presentation at this year's Ozark UFO Conference and in it he discusses the many cases of observed triangular craft from the past few decades. He brings into question the legitimacy of their origin (domestic, extraterrestrial), characteristics of this type of craft (sound, size, speed), observations made (historical and current), and more. David gives a great investigation into this specific area and his presentation is full of information about triangular UFOs, such as the number of sightings, locations, and so on. At the end, David also talks about the need of preservation for UFO historical material.
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June 19th, 2012
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In this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then introduce our speaker of the night, Deane Barber. Deane is a practicing and working astrologer in Springfield who offers private readings and more from her office located in town. Deane will be presenting to MAARS the basics of astrology, such as covering things like what a Sun sign means, what a natal chart is, what the planets in astrology are and how they affect you, and she will also examine some example natal charts to reveal how astrology works. It is sure to be a fun and very informational meeting and we are very pleased that Deane is willing to share her time and wonderful energy with the group.
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May 15th, 2012
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In this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then move onto the video of the night, Black Whole. Get ready for a science lesson with a physicist who discusses his theory of how the universe and everything within it operates. For a more detailed description of the video, please read below.

Black Whole explores the groundbreaking work of physicist Nassim Haramein. Through his work with The Resonance Project, Haramein provides insight into the structure of space-time and a new coherent model of the universe. Using the parallels between his theory, sacred geometry and codes found in monuments and ancient documents, the film presents a new look at the reality in which we live.
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April 17th, 2012
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In this month's meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then discuss the presentations at the Ozark UFO Conference. This conference, based every year in Eureka Springs, AR, begins today and runs through Sunday and is always an amazing event. For those of you who aren't able to make it to the conference, we will discuss interesting points that we learned and then watch a DVD of one speaker's presentation (this will be determined next week).
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March 20th, 2012
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In this month's meeting we will go over some recent news and discussion and then move onto the film of the night, The Billy Meier Story. Many of you are familiar with this man from Switzerland who has taken many photographs and video of UFOs hovering over the Swiss landscape, and this documentary speaks further about Eduard Albert "Billy" Meier's life and experiences, as well as the skeptics' take on his claims.
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February 21st, 2012
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This meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then move onto the video of the night from last year's Ozark UFO Conference, John Major Jenkins: Lord Jaguar and 2012 - A Mayan King Reaches Through Time. More about the video:

John Major Jenkins offers a breakthrough in reconstruction in ancient Mayan cosmology and philosophy and a body of work that spans three decades. His work reveals an underlining current of perennial wisdom in Mayan thought, the way human beings on Earth encounter transcendental wisdom and higher intelligences. Being an observer of modern cultural trends and a critic of both academic and popular misinformation about the 2012 discussion. He brings a discerning voice to complicated issues involving ingenious paradigms, shamanism, Mayan astronomy, and 2012 studies.

Mr. Jenkins shares some late breaking research into the 2012 question, what the ancient Mayan thought and believed about year and also shares a survey of his entire findings over the last 25 years.
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January 17th, 2012
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This meeting we will go over recent news and discussion and then move onto the entertaining and informative 90 minute documentary, King Corn. Here's a description:

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat and how we farm.

Informative and interesting, this film kept my complete attention. More than a journey of two friends, it allows us to go behind the scenes of Iowan farmlands to see how, and why, corn is produced; you may be shocked at how much this crop has changed in the past 40 years.
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December 20th, 2011
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This month we will go over recent news and discussion and then view a film about a man in Brazil who has healed many sick and disabled people from around the world, called, Healing - Miracles, Mysteries And John Of God. For more detailed information about this film, please look below.

Over one million people have visited the Casa de Dom Inacio centre in the village of Abadiania. Since Joao first discovered this miraculous faculty more than 50 years ago, an enormous number of individuals, many with illnesses considered incurable, have received healing that mainstream medical opinion cannot explain. The film takes an objective and unflinching look at the physical and emotional journeys undertaken by some of these people. It shows how spiritual energy can transcend conventional medical knowledge, and features remarkable sequences showing Joao being used by the spirit entities as a channel to carry out their miraculous work. Healing is a visually stunning work that challenges conventional perceptions of normality. Through unbiased reporting of the facts, including testimony from doctors, scientists and people who have been restored to health, it provides a unique insight into the achievements of a man who insists he is merely the instrument through which faith, compassion and benign spiritual forces are channeled to alleviate suffering. Whatever your beliefs, Healing cannot fail to inspire, impress and intrigue. It will lead you towards an acceptance of the fact, supported by indisputable visual evidence, that in this quiet Brazilian village, something truly miraculous is happening for the benefit of mankind.
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November 15th, 2011
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This month we'll go over recent news and discussion and then watch an informative and interesting video presentation from this year's Ozark UFO Conference: Peter Davenport's talk, 'Are We Alone in our Galaxy.' Mr. Davenport gave a great presentation when I saw him, here's more about him:

Peter has been director of the National UFO Reporting Center since 1994. He has also served as the director of investigations for the Washington state chapter of MUFON. Peter received his undergraduate education at Stanford University where he earned bachelor degrees in both Russian and biology. He earned a M.S. degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Peter discusses UFOs from an investigator's perspective and some recent sightings.

Being the director of NUFORC for many years, Mr. Davenport has a long history and knowledge of the UFO topic as he's been on the front line with receiving reports across the country for years. If you're interested to get an insider's look into ufology, you'll most certainly enjoy this video.
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October 18th, 2011
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It's the month of Halloween and we're going to have an enjoyable time this Tuesday evening. We'll start the meeting with recent news and discussions and then move onto a couple of interesting yet entertaining episodes from the History Channel's MonsterQuest: Ghosts, and Vampires in America. The two episodes discuss a couple of interesting cases as well as elaborate more about their relevant subjects as a whole (though fairly generalized). Read more about them below.

Ghosts (45 min.): Are ghosts real? Can technology find them and science prove their existence? "MonsterQuest" investigates what may be one of the most haunted houses in America: the Lizzie Borden house, scene of the infamous 19th-century double murder.

Vampires in America (45 min.): To many people, the vampire seems more a creation of fiction than fact. But for New Englanders in the 1700s, vampires became all too real as families were turned upside down by a vampire scare that lasted more than a century. Research into the case suggests that the people in this town died due to a disease, but is that all? Also research into vampire lore and discussions with people who claim to be vampires.
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September 20th, 2011
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This month we will first discuss the recent Midwest UFO Conference that took place last month in Kansas City (http://www.ufomidwest.com/). Grant Cameron, Art Campbell, Dennis Balthaser and others were there and discussed several areas of interest in ufology: physical evidence, animal mutilations, and more. After this, we will then start the video for the night, taken from this year's Ozark UFO Conference, Ryan Jones' talk of 'Hostile Non-Corporeal Entities'. Here's more about it:

Ryan is an aerospace engineer with experience on the Space Shuttle, the B-1B bomber, the X-45C unmanned aircraft and other classified defense programs. He is a patented inventor, an instrument-rated pilot and a competitive pistol shooter. He thrives on research and interviewed fighter pilots, federal agents, former military officers and SWAT team members while writing his novel SPECTERS, about UFOs, the CIA, and the Aurora spy plane.
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August 16th, 2011
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This month, we will go over recent news and then move onto a very informative and interesting film about cancer, entitled Burzynski (2010, 105 mins.). Burzynski is a documentary of sorts about medical doctor and biochemist, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, who has discovered an alternative treatment to cancer, one that is toxin-free (unlike chemotherapy) and has cured many people with incurable, highly aggressive and often inoperable cancers. His patented research is so good that in the early 80s the Texas Medical Board tried to stop him even though his practice was previous found legal. Pressure on the board was found to be coming from the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry who then continued to seek multiple legal actions against him and his practice. This film displays his unique type of cancer treatment, analysis of its success compared to typical cancer treatment, and the many incredible challenges from the FDA and special interests. This film is not to be missed.
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July 19th, 2011
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This month, we will show a video of Jim Marrs when he spoke at the 2010 Ozark UFO Conference, entitled What's Next for UFOlogy? Mr. Marrs' topic was the feature presentation of the Saturday night and covered many areas of his own research into ufology as well as what he sees coming down the line.
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June 21st, 2011
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This meeting takes place on a very special day of the year to some people and cultures: the summer solstice. We'll discuss some of things that are celebrated on this day and then move onto the appropriate film for the evening, Secrets of Stonehenge. We're all pretty familiar with this amazing site in England but this 53 minute film, which aired last November on PBS's NOVA series, sheds new light about the site and around it. More about it:

Dated to the late Stone Age, Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones, but the monument's meaning has continued to elude us. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate over who built Stonehenge and for what purpose. How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt, and erect these giant stones? Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone-circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to this enduring mystery.
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May 17th, 2011
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This month we will have some news and discussion and then move onto the feature film of the evening, Timewave 2013: The Future Is Now. This film is the sequel to 2012 The Odyssey of which we viewed at MAARS a year or two ago and seemed to be well-liked. In this film, researcher and narrator, Sharron Rose, continues in the same format of investigating the possible events of 2012 and what it all means; she invites professionals to discuss their research and thoughts of this topic.
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April 19th, 2011
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This month we'll go over recent news and then onto discussion about the speakers and presentations from last weekend at the Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. Several of us made it down there and I'm looking forward to talking about what presentations you made it to and what good information was received from the weekend - to bring about a sort of recap for everybody. For those of you who didn't get the chance to go this year, we will show several DVDs of speakers in the upcoming months - speakers whom you may be interested in watching and listening to. If you're interested, speaker DVDs can be bought individually at the conference's website, ozarkufo.com.

One of these speakers will be our focus for this month's meeting and you will want to hear what this guy says. Travis Walton was the last speaker on Saturday and he discussed his experience from start to finish; something which has been made famous through the film, Fire In The Sky, but what you may not know are the differences between his experience and the Hollywood movie. He also discusses his wishes about wanting to remake the movie which would contain more of the truths of his actual experience.
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March 15th, 2011
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This month we'll go over recent news and then move onto our main presentation of the night with guest speaker, Timothy Piland, talking about Pythian Castle, one of the most haunted places in Springfield. Many of you are familiar to some degree with this famous Springfield landmark but you might not be so familiar with what exactly has happened there in the past as well as the present. Tim has been working at Pythian Castle for a long while now and gives regular 'ghost tours' of the castle to interested patrons. Pythian Castle was also the subject for an episode of the Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab TV show late last year and we're going to see what they thought about the hauntings of the castle. In turn, Tim will share with us his experiences with working with that TV crew and what their intentions, conduct and behavior were like. He'll also present a short video about the ghosts of Pythian Castle and expand further upon it. Over all, we're fortunate to have Tim talk with us this next Tuesday and he should be willing to take questions that you may have. Also, if enough people are interested, we could have a private ghost tour at Pythian Castle in the near future; he will share with us more information about the cost and times.
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February 15th, 2011
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This month we will go over recent news and discussion and then move onto a film called Collapse, a film based on investigative journalist Michael Ruppert's theories and writings about energy depletion, the collapse of the economic system and more. The film may may be a bit unnerving but it presents a straight approach into what seems to go behind the scenes in the U.S. government and society. Mr. Ruppert can be taken as an extremist or a down-to-Earth person, but what he offers is interesting insight into things that he's discovered. Read more about it below.

Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, Ruppert briefly recounts his life including his parents' ties to U.S. intelligence agencies and Ruppert's own career as an LAPD beat cop and detective. Ruppert then summarizes current energy and economic issues, focusing mainly around the core concepts of peak oil and sustainable development. He also criticizes fiat money and discusses CIA drug trafficking.

The bulk of the film presents Ruppert making an array of predictions including social unrest, violence, population dislocation and governmental collapses in the United States and throughout the world. He draws on the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation -- "connecting the dots" as he calls it. Smith periodically stops Ruppert to question his assumptions and provide a note of skepticism.
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January 18th, 2011
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This month we will go over recent news and discussion and then move onto a documentary about natural gas exploration in the U.S. and the damage that's done from extracting it, called GASLAND. This film was released on DVD last month and has been shown in circulation since its debut in 2010, which was then awarded Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as well as awards from other film festivals.
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December 21st, 2010
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This month we will have a nice end-of-the-year visit and discuss a few bits of news that have been going on and then lead into the film of the night, something to make you warm and fuzzy: Angels: The Mysterious Messengers. This 92-minute film is a bit dated (mid-90s) but holds a nice message - which is most appropriate for this time of year - and conveys several stories of individuals who have had encounters with, what they believe are, angels. Much like other paranormal phenomena, angels are sometimes seen and experienced but not fully known or understood. A detailed description of the program is as follows:

Angels have been document in science, art and religion for centuries. but until recently, stories of actual human contact have been closely guarded secrets. Do angels actually exist? Or are they imaginary creations we desperately need to believe are real? Patty Duke hosts Angels: The Mysterious Messengers. This enlightening journey, originally broadcast on NBC, shares nine amazing stories of people whose lives were saved, enriched and changed forever by contact with spirits from a higher plane. Experience their joy, fears and peace as they bring you inside the magical world of the mysterious messengers. Explore the phenomenon of guardian angels, who offer strength in the face of life-threatening situations. Their reassuring presence has guided and guarded those in need of their unique powers. Share inexplicable life-changing experiences from the terminally ill and those who have returned from clinical death. Hear fantastic revelations from artists, soldiers, theologians, psychologists, doctors and others who can testify to the presence of angels right here on earth.
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November 16th, 2010
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This month we'll go over some recent news and then move onto the DVD presentation of the evening, which is from this year's Ozark UFO Conference, James Clarkson - Finding June Crain: The Discovery of a Key Witness to the On-going UFO Cover-up.

Mr. Clarkson comes to us as an investigator through police and other agencies of law and currently works with MUFON in the state of Washington. With his years of knowledge in criminal investigations, he's able to approach the UFO subject comfortably and with clarity, knowing how to discern reports as well as what questions to ask. His presentation first talks about the topic of UFO investigations, history of many well-known cases, and then moves onto the information that he attained through June Crain, a lady who was a secretary at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base during the Roswell incident and others. Mr. Clarkson describes how he met her, what discussions he had with her, and her presence and knowledge of many sensitive UFO-related issues that had came across her desk. Though much of his presentation holds knowledge that's already known to many MAARS members, he does present the information interestingly from his point of view, as well as talking about the unique information that he learned through Ms. June Crain.
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October 19th, 2010
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This month we'll go over recent news and then jump onto the feature film of the evening: FastWalkers: Open Files Volume Three. This film is based on Fastwalkers (which was showed at MAARS a couple months ago) and features extended interviews with investigators from that movie. The three interviews in this film are with Dr. Richard Sauder, the author of Underground Bases and Tunnels, Jaime Maussan, internationally known UFO researcher and journalist, and Stanton T. Friedman, nuclear physicist, author, and lecturer. If you're interested to see what these individuals have to say regarding their research and experience, then you won't want to miss out.
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September 21st, 2010
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We didn't get to the documentary positioned for last month's meeting (due to a great speaker presentation), so we're trying it again! This month we're featuring the newly released documentary on the subject of UFOs, entitled I Know What I Saw. This film is perhaps director James Fox's follow-up - and extends upon the testomonies given - to the acclaimed UFO documentary, Out Of The Blue, also a stellar film about the UFO question. Here's what described about this documentary:

"Director and host James Fox assembles the most credible UFO witnesses from around the world to testify on the subject and share their experiences and observations. Air Force generals, astronauts, military and commercial pilots, government and FAA officials from seven countries gather at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to tell stories that, as former Arizona governor Fife Symington states, 'will challenge your reality.' These accounts reveal a behind-the-scenes U.S. operation whose policy, in the eyes of some observers, seems to involve confiscation of substantiating evidence from close encounters--to the extent that even Presidents have failed to get straight answers."

More information about I Know What I Saw can be seen on their official website (which also includes a long trailer) here: http://www.iknowwhatisawthemovie.com.
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August 17th, 2010
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We'll start out this month's meeting with a short presentation about the recent Independent Crop Circle Researchers' Association conference that took place a few months ago, then we'll move onto the film of the night: I Know What I Saw; this documentary was released on DVD a couple months ago and I'm glad to have the opportunity to show it. Much of the content is presented in a way for "new comers" to the subject (as it describes some of the origins of the subject, things many of us are already aware of) but it also presents interesting content I haven't heard elsewhere, hosting new information. Here's what described about this documentary:

"Director and host James Fox assembles the most credible UFO witnesses from around the world to testify on the subject and share their experiences and observations. Air Force generals, astronauts, military and commercial pilots, government and FAA officials from seven countries gather at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to tell stories that, as former Arizona governor Fife Symington states, 'will challenge your reality.' These accounts reveal a behind-the-scenes U.S. operation whose policy, in the eyes of some observers, seems to involve confiscation of substantiating evidence from close encounters--to the extent that even Presidents have failed to get straight answers."

After Meeting Notes:
You know a meeting goes well when the featured speaker's presentation runs over and ends up filling the whole meeting, thus what happened with talk about the ICCRA conference, crop circle phenomena and more. We didn't get to watch the intended documentary, I Know What I Saw, but this will simply be postponed until the next meeting. Thank you everyone for a great attendance and interest with this month's meeting.
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July 20th, 2010
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This month we'll go over recent news and then jump onto the feature film of the evening: FastWalkers. This 2009 documentary, running 98 minutes long, offers a great overview of the UFO question that we're familiar with and presents many renown speakers with their views on it: Dr. Steven M. Greer, Steve Bassett, Jim Marrs, Robert O. Dean, Dr. Michael Salla, Stanton T. Friedman, Alfred L. Webre, Dr. Len Horowitz and many more. Look here for a further breakdown of the film:

Fastwalker is a code word created by NORAD to classify unidentified flying objects which approach our Earth from space and enter our atmosphere. It has been reported that from its subterranean facility deep inside Cheyenne Mountain Colorado, USA, the Air Force NORAD facility tracks a rough average of 500 of these Fastwalkers each year. Fastwalkers provide astounding revelations by some of the world's foremost authorities on the the subject of UFO's. Fastwalkers seeks to provide a "world view" of what is really happening on planet Earth, through contactee testimonies, experiencer's accounts, and abductee's stories. Hear the analysis of scientist and experts. Discover the reality of extraterrestrial contact.
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June 15th, 2010
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This month we are going to observe what's really going on with the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence's decision to release its UFO files, from the help of UFO researcher, Nick Pope. This video presentation was taken recently from the 2010 Ozark UFO Conference where he shared interesting insight into the UK's past and current UFO program as well as discussing specific cases of interest which were released under the country's disclosure of its UFO files.

In the video, Mr. Pope references a case of a man, Milton Torres, whom has recently discussed his UFO encounter during his days of being an ex-military pilot where he was given a "shoot down" order in regards to a large aircraft in the sky. You can see a clip of him talking about it at the 2009 UFO Disclosure Press Conference by clicking here.
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May 18th, 2010
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This month we will watch a film discussing quantum physics (and similar to What The Bleep Do We Know) entitled, Spirit Space: A Journey Into Your Consciousness. Fred Alan Wolf (from What the Bleep) and others discuss the things of spirit and mind in this 62 minute film.
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April 20th, 2010
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This month we will watch a DVD presentation by one of the speakers from the Ozark UFO Conference: Jeff Wilson talking about "USA Crop Circles and the Return of the Thunderbirds". The times of the conference speakers increased this year to 2 hours each which means we will go over a little bit in time this meeting and will start the video around 7:15 pm and ending it at 9:15 pm.
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March 16th, 2010
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We'll begin the meeting with some news and discussion and then move onto the 60 minute documentary entitled, 'The Language of Spirituality'. Though somewhat short in duration, the film speaks of an interesting relationship between language and spirituality and observes the practice and application of Native American language. Here's a synopsis:

Do the languages of cosmologies of Native America hold the keys to the mysteries of quantum physics and the nature of reality? That is the intriguing premise of The Language of Spirituality, a documentary about the intersection of spirituality, modern science and language. Inspired by a series of dialogues between western physicists, Native scholars and elders, and linguists, the documentary begins by exploring how language and worldview influence each other.
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February 16th, 2010
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We'll begin the meeting by going over various news reports and discussion and then move quickly onto our main subject of the night: a video presentation of Paul LaViolette, PH.D, taken from last year's Ozark UFO Conference. In his presenation, Dr. LaViolette discusses many aspects of science and how many of the current scientific theories are incorrect, as well as how the larger scientific community continues to stand behind outdated and incorrect principles and data. He discusses many laws and theories that most people are somewhat familiar with - quantum physics and mechanics, string theory, theory of relativity - and what his own research has led to with either contributing to these theories or to discredit them altogether. Heavily scientific in nature, his talk may bore some yet fascinate others.
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January 19th, 2010
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This meeting we'll go over a few recent news stories and then will quickly give the floor to our speakers of the night, Mary Lou Christianson and Mario Christian-Etzle. Mary Lou and Mario have extensive knowledge of quantum physics, quantum energy fields, vibrational healing as well as personal knowledge and experiences of paranormal events, all of which they're very willing to share with us.
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December 15th, 2009
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We're closing out the year with this meeting and it's sure to be a good one. First we'll go over some recent news and quick discussion and then onto the feature film, Food, Inc. This film gained widespread public attention earlier this year when it was released and now we'll have the opportunity to see it at the meeting.
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November 17th, 2009
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This month is reserved for general group discussion - this means that we will not have a set agenda for the meeting other than a socialization regarding insights and questions for others regarding the topics that we all share in common.
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October 20th, 2009
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This month we'll feature the presentation: 'Linda Moulton Howe: Bentwaters 1980: Telepathic Lights?' This is a recorded presentation from the Ozark UFO Conference from earlier this year. You may be familiar with this case of an observed craft by military individuals in the Rendlesham Forest in England, and Linda goes much further into the story about what the object possibly was, possibly why it arrived there, and recordings and interviews with the men who experienced it. We'll get the video started around 7:30 pm.
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September 15th, 2009
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This month we will show the presentation of Ted Phillips', 'The Marley Woods - 10 Years of Research'. This presentation was given earlier this year at the Ozark UFO Conference and if you haven't heard Ted speak before then you'll be moved by his reports of physical trace cases and other such reports of phenomena. In this, he discusses the many happenings of an area known as the Marley Woods where over the years there has been an incredible amount of strange encounters - he discusses many types of witnessed orbs, lights and activity in the sky, physical traces of landed craft, strange animals, mutilations and many other things.
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August 18th, 2009
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This month we will finish up about the last 15 minutes of the video from our last meeting, "Projekt Chronos: Nazi Hyper-Dimensional Physics", then we will go onto our feature film of the evening: "2012: Science or Superstition." This film, which shows discussions with individuals sharing their professional knowledge and opinions about the year 2012, gives good insight into what the "end of the world" might be (as stated by the Mayan calendar), the science behind the shift, what else it could be and what to expect. The film runs approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and we'll get the videos started shortly before 7:30.
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July 21st, 2009
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This month we will watch a video presentation given by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell taken from this year's Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. He'll discuss things on the topic of his conversation, entitled "Projekt Chronos: Nazi Hyper-Dimensional Physics and the Implications of the Bell Project.' You've mostly likely heard about the Nazi's interest in UFO technology and what he has to present will just enlighten your interests further.
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June 16th, 2009
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This meeting will feature a guest speaker from Kansas City, Margie Kay, with the presentation entitled "After Affects of UFO Encounters". Margie is a long-time UFO experiencer and researcher who has been given amazing abilities by E.T.s over the past 50 years. Margie is clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, and sees inside the human body, much like an MRI or CAT scan. She will discuss some of her more outstanding UFO encounters and the results of their involvement in her life. Margie will do some on the spot readings for anyone interested.
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May 19th, 2009
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This month we'll first go over some news then move onto the second half of the film (from last meeting), "the definitive investigation of the UFO phenomenon": Out Of The Blue. Again, there have been some videos out there that give great presentations about the UFO field but this one is quite stellar, covering many different aspects of the UFO phenomena such as science, history, facts, witness testimonials, reports, video tapings, and so forth. Indeed, a remarkable film for anybody to see.
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April 21st, 2009
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During this meeting we'll first go over some news then move onto group discussion about the recent Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs - for those of you who couldn't attend we are looking to get a few speaker presentations on dvd to show at future meetings. After this we will then watch a video of, for what they self-describe (and I think it's worthy to say so), "the definitive investigation of the UFO phenomenon": Out Of The Blue. There have been some videos out there that give great presentations about the UFO field but this one is perhaps even more stellar, covering many different aspects of the UFO phenomena, things such as science, history, facts, witness testimonials, reports, video tapings, and so forth. Indeed, a remarkable film to see for any new-comer to the UFO subject or anybody who would like to see and learn things, even new things, in sequence. If you know anybody who is hesitant or unknowledgeable about this subject then there is no better time to inform them than at this meeting. Part 1 of this film will be shown on Tuesday's meeting and part 2 will be scheduled for the next meeting.
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March 17th, 2009
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Since we didn't get to watch it last month, due to a great presentation, this month we're going to watch the presention that Linda Moulton Howe did at last year's Ozark UFO Conference, entitled "May 28, 1947: Glowing Disc Encountered With Military In Albuquerque, NM." I saw this presentation last year and it had absolutely stellar information, an intriguing UFO encounter story that was told from the perspective of many witnesses that Ms. Howe had interviewed. If you haven't heard a gripping UFO/E.T. story for a while then you should come out. The video runs short of 2 hours and we'll see about dedicating most of the meeting to this.
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February 17th, 2009
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This month we're going to watch an excellent presention that Linda Moulton Howe did at last year's Ozark UFO Conference, entitled "May 28, 1947: Glowing Disc Encountered With Military In Albuquerque, NM." I saw this presentation last year and it was absolutely stellar information, an intriguing UFO encounter story that was told from the perspective of many witnesses that Ms. Howe had interviewed. If you haven't heard a gripping UFO/E.T. story for a while, then you should come out. The video is short of 2 hours and we will probably divide it between this month's meeting and next month's.

After Meeting Notes:
We had an fantastic meeting and one that was unexpected: we held off the video until next time and instead had a guest speaker who talked about his incredible encounter with a very large boomerang-shaped UFO he saw in 2002 - phenomenal to hear his thoughts as well as his vivid descriptions. What time his presentation didn't use we had for open discussion; a great meeting with a great turnout.
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January 20th, 2009
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We have a good batch of videos and discussions ready to go for the start of this new year and on Tuesday night we will begin with showing 'Jesus In India,' a film about a man who had questions about Jesus' life from age 12 to 30 and which led him to India.
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December 16th, 2008
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Robert Ellsworth will be facilitating this month's meeting and from what he told me he has quite a bit in store.
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November 18th, 2008
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This month we'll go over news and discuss all else that has been happening in the fortean world - always good conversation that ensues. For the last hour we will finish up Nancy Talbott's presentation, "Crop Circles: From The Same Source As Other 'Anomalous' Phenomena?", that we started at last month's meeting...for those who missed last month's meeting we can offer a recap of the first hour of her presentation.
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October 21st, 2008
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This month we will go over news and no doubt talk about the economic mess that the country has gotten into (but will be kept to a minimum), then we will watch a video that will most likely finish at the next meeting (it's one hour, 46 minutes long) - this is Nancy Talbott's presentation for when she spoke at the Ozark UFO Conference in April this year, entitled "Crop Circles: From The Same Source As Other 'Anomalous' Phenomena?".
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September 16th, 2008
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This month, at least, we are meeting at a new Pizza Hut, located at 1815 N. Glenstone in Springfield. We will be discussing what's going on with the group and then onto news and opinions with what's been happening in the fortean world, we will then take a look at the hour-long video entitled 'The Dorothy Izatt Phenomenon'. I've been told that the contents of this video are very interesting and enjoyable to watch. Here's the description:

Since 1974, mother and grandmother, Dorothy Izatt has been filming other-worldly images in the sky with her home 8mm camera. After years of psychological and technical tests, her work continues to shake logic and critics alike. Now after 30 years of filming and armed with over 30,000 feet of film, Dorothy is ready to share her body of work with the world. CAPTURING THE LIGHT takes a unique and candid look into the life of a contactee, her family, and the affects this phenomenon has had on their lives. The events that take place during the making of this documentary (along with Dorothy's body of work) will leave you questioning your own beliefs as to whether or not we are really alone.

After Meeting Notes:
We had a great meeting at the new location of Pizza Hut on north Glenstone. The staff were very accommodating and glad to have us. With this said, we will now be meeting here for all future monthly meetings - it could be a bit more of a drive for some, but the service, quality of food, available tv, and size of the back room are too hard to pass up. Besides feeling like 'being at home' again, we had a great meeting with discussion as well as watching the 'Dorothy Izatt Phenomenon,' an hour long film that is very worthy for any ufologist to see, interesting with new information.
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August 19th, 2008
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We are indeed still meeting at the new Pizza Hut location at 1705 W. Sunshine Street and their buffet begins at 6 pm. Through talks with the store's general manager, he is very willing to purchase a tv for the back room for our use but it's doubtful that anything will be set up by next Tuesday, therefore I'm going to lug in my own tv again (it's not the best scenario but it will work). But this time we're set! And what we have this month is a bit of news of this and that, things that I'll bring in, as well as what others will, and we'll get started on the 1 hour and 40 minute very educational video entitled 'Eating.' This month we're taking a break from the subject of ufology and will look at a different subject area (though have no concern, we're getting in a few nice dvds by next month). Granted, the message of the video will no doubt greatly give contrast to the pizza buffet but it's very interesting and subscribes that most, if not all, of all Americans woes of ill health all stem from what they eat, and that switching from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet will bring forth much better health. The film goes into many other topics of health and dis-eases and shows that what we eat does contribute our health and longevity. I hope you'll join me this month as we watch this interesting film.
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July 15th, 2008
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A bit of news for those of you who don't know, we will no longer be meeting at Pizza Hut on East Sunshine - the Sunday after our June meeting they closed the doors and the property is now up for sale. In the collaborated efforts of the Missouri Awareness and Alternative Research Society (MAARS) and the Midwest Research Society (MRS) we had been having monthly meetings in that building for over 9 years. With all reminiscing aside, we've got a new joint to call home and we'll be meeting there next week: Pizza Hut, on the other side of Sunshine by Kansas Expressway (1705 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807). The people there are very eager to have us after our great relationship with the previous Pizza Hut and we'll have some good meetings in the future, indeed. They will also have the evening buffet (though they've told me it's mostly directed towards kids [simple pizzas with single toppings]) and I believe that it starts at 6 pm as well. They are also installing two flat panel televisions in the side room and we'll have those to use.

Now here's what's going on: this month we'll go over news at the beginning of the meeting and then we'll move onto the 90 minute documentary, 'Dreamland.' This film about Dreamland/Area 51 was the E.B.E. Award Winner for Best UFO Documentary in 1996 and features several known people like Stanton Friedman and Bob Lazar. Here's the full description:

"Filmmaker and journalist Bruce Burgess goes deep into the heart of the greatest secret of the 20th century: Area 51 or "Dreamland" in this award-winning documentary. Originally a skeptic, Burgess was converted and now he presents his findings here. Footage of UFO's performing impossible maneuvers under cover of darkness. Multiples aircrafts flying over the base are only the beginning of this account of what goes on in a base that is roughly the size of Switzerland. Learn about the unexplained deaths of Area-51 workers, government funded black projects and the reverse engineering of extraterrestrial technology."

After Meeting Notes:
Going to the new Pizza Hut location was a fairly smooth transition and their staff were great with welcoming us (not always so in Springfield with a group that has a subject like ours). After I had initially been told that we'd have a television in the back room they told me that they were installing them in the front room instead - I inquired with the general manager about our group's need of a television in the back room and he's going to look further into it, I hopefully will know something in two weeks when I call them.

'Dreamland' is a good documentary film about Area 51, for novices as well as well-learned ufologists - holding an array of some of the most popular speakers in the UFO field of today. Rather than conducting simple research for a documentary, the director went further with broad investigations and much field reporting. A great film to see.
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June 17th, 2008
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We will be watching the second half of 'Sicko' that we started last month (if you missed it before there is still a lot of interesting stuff to see) as well as a few extras on the bonus side of the disc - for once, a dvd with interesting 'bonuses.' News and other sorts will precede the film and group discussion of various topics will follow after the film until closing time. So come out and watch what the government doesn't want you to know about the U.S. health care system.
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May 20th, 2008
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We're taking a step away from the paranormal and will be showing an eye-opening video: 'Sicko', by the much loved and hated Michael Moore. His newest documentary takes a look at the health care system in the U.S. and brings some stories of people who suffer under it as well as those in other countries. The video is a bit over 2 hours and we will start this soon after the start of the meeting and may finish the ending at the next meeting.
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April 15th, 2008
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April 11-13 was the Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs and we're going to discuss this as well as other UFO or alien related topics - an open platform for discussion. I have a video to show if we have time but I'm really giving the whole meeting up for discussion, we haven't had that for a while.
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March 18th, 2008
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This month we will be treated by a guest speaker who will give a presentation on his numerous accounts of bigfoot, ghosts, and other areas of the paranormal that he has experienced throughout his life. He has quite a bit to share from his experiences and I hope that you'll come out and hear all that he has to say.

After Meeting Notes:
It was a great meeting, though we were short a few people (perhaps due to the heavy rain), we were told many fascinating ghost, UFO, and bigfoot stories by Barry...some of us would love to have at least one of these experiences. Thanks to all who those came out.
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February 19th, 2008
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We've had a change of plans from what I had announced at the last meeting (but Barry will come and talk about his history of the paranormal at the March meeting) and this month we'll show a video called '2012 The Odyssey.' A very interesting film where 8 different knowledgeable people come to discuss the Mayan calendar, our position in the galaxy, and many other things regarding 2012. If you've been interested in the mystery that surrounds that year, come out and watch the video to be more informed.

After Meeting Notes:
The video, '2012 The Odyssey', that we watched was very good and gave some great opinions from a variety of people about the year 2012, as well as several elders from an Incan community in Peru. One exception to it was its length, at 100 minutes. If you've missed it and are interested to see it yourself you can go to their website at www.sacredmysteries.com for a copy. A great turn out and everybody's attendence was appreciated.
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January 15th, 2008
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Starting out the meeting we'll go over some news then Robert Ellsworth will take the floor with a video presentation and a book report. The video is called 'Life On Mars' and discusses things that have been observed on the surface: such as faces, trees, 5-sided pyramids, artifacts, and other strange structures. The report over the book, 'Peru's Mystery In Stone,' relates to similar things that are discussed on the video. Definitely some interesting information will be presented.
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December 18th, 2007
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Starting out the meeting we'll go over interesting news from the paranormal/ufo/alternative front then we'll talk about what you'd like to see in the future meetings. We are indeed going to continue with the meetings and it's going to be a brainstorming session with your ideas as well as if you know any speakers who would like to give a presentation for future meetings. To wrap-up we'll watch a 50-minute video (currently undetermined).

After Meeting Notes:
It was nice to see everybody who came out and we talked about some things regarding future meetings. Several people shared some of their interests and what they'd like to see and I'll keep this in mind when putting together future meetings (and looking for new videos). One thing that I'd like to have more of next year are speakers to come and talk about various topics. We have a couple of ideas for the next couple months and I'm always wanting to know if you know somebody who would like to talk about a certain subject of interest. Write me here if you know of anybody who would like to come speak at our group. The people at Pizza Hut were generous to us and handed out several $5 coupons for Tuesday night buffet, something that we'll surely use!
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June 19th, 2007
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This month we'll go over a bit of news and then onto the 93 minute video at about 7-7:15, 'Who Killed The Electric Car.' This is a documentary about, well, here's the tagline:

"In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline...........Ten years later, these cars were destroyed. A lack of consumer confidence...or conspiracy?"

I found this to be a compelling documentary about a technology that was efficient and in place 11 years ago but stripped away, perhaps for means of big business - very thought and emotion provoking.
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May 15th, 2007
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This month we'll look at some recent news, followed up with discussion, and then onto the classic video which you may or may not have seen, Linda Moulton Howe's 1993 video, 'Strange Harvests.' The video runs approximately 53 minutes and will not fill up the entire meeting time, so there might be another short video to watch unless if discussion fills the remaining time - we shall see!
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April 17th, 2007
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This month we're going to discuss what happened at the Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs (which is this weekend) for those who went and to inform those of you who didn't. On top of that, normal monthly news bits and local discussions that happen to arise. Following all this will be about an hour long video, recorded from the History Channel, called 'Hangar 18: The UFO Warehouse.' This condensed show is filled with the activities that have surrounded Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and features many prominent and relevant investigators and researchers - such things discussed are the crash retrievals of UFO material and alien bodies in the '47 Roswell crash, '48 Aztek, NM crash, witness testimonies of what they saw in the hangar, what Wright-Patterson's 'official' role is, and much more.
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March 20th, 2007
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This month's meeting will begin with going over news and reports and then onto the video, 'The Horizon Project: Bracing for Tomorrow.' This is a film which is the first part of a series done by a research team called the Horizon Project. The video is 75 minutes (we'll see how the meeting time goes) and here's a description of the video, straight from the website:

'Episode 01 of The Horizon Project begins with a frightening bang. Newly discovered scientific evidence shows that the world as we know it is about to come to an unexpected end; however, knowing what's coming over the horizon is only the tip of the iceberg; understanding WHY presents a picture far greater than you could have imagined. Global catastrophic events throughout our past have severed the flow of information from one generation to the next, creating permanent gaps in history and knowledge. Civilizations that came before us knew of the upcoming inevitable catastrophe, leaving behind major clues that have just been recently discovered. The knowledge that was once lost is the missing link that provides a clear understand of how our world truly operates. Ironically, these clues also inform us that time is running out; sooner than you may believe.' www.thehorizonproject.com

After Notes:
A small yet good meeting, there was much enjoyment over 'The Horizon Project: Bracing for Tomorrow.' In it they described things that I have never heard before, about the use of the Mayan calendar, of the solar system arriving at our galaxy's gravitational plane, and other things that gives reasons to why things in our world are being shaken up. If you have a chance to see this, do so, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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February 20th, 2007
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This month's meeting will begin with going over news and reports and then onto the video, which is coming up on the 10th anniversary of the event, 'The Phoenix Lights Documentary.' This 80 minute documentary is based on the book by Lynne D. Kitei M.D. Here's a short summary:

"Dr. Lynne's firsthand experiences, as well as her startling photographs, are considered by optical physicists and experts in the field as groundbreaking and historic. After seven years of meticulous research, she is coming forward with stunning data and personal interviews in 'The Phoenix Lights Documentary,' an in depth examination of the strange lights seen over Phoenix and throughout Arizona on March 13th, 1997. Over 30 credible eyewitnesses, scientists and experts give compelling testimony to the reality of these mysterious visitations."
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January 16th, 2007
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This month's meeting will begin with going over news and reports and then onto the video, 'Aztec 1948 UFO Crash - Hoax Or Hidden Truth?' Here's a summary of the 60 minute dvd: 'On March 25, 1948 a UFO spacecraft of extraterrestrial origin crashed in a place called Aztec, New Mexico. Sixteen alien bodies were discovered dead inside. The alien bodies and all evidence of their spacecraft were soon transported by government officials to Wright Patterson Air Force Base where all traces of this event disappeared in secrecy. This program documents the shocking facts around this disturbing mystery and includes interviews with leading UFO researchers, a walking tour of the crash site, a tour of the secret US radar station that tracked the UFO crash and the story of a Top Secret government investigation into alien biology and extraterrestrial space technology.'

After Notes:
An insightful meeting and excellent video, thanks to all who brunted the weather to come out. The Aztek, NM case is an interesting one and if you're not familiar with it, click here to read about it. Also pertaining to this is the Farmington Armada (Farmington, NM, close to Aztek), a case which happened two years after the Aztek incident where approximately half the town saw 100s of UFOs in the air, and at multiple times. Click here for that case.
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December 19th, 2006
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The meeting will begin with going over news and reports and then onto the video which I'm sure you've heard about: 'An Inconvenient Truth.' This documentary features Al Gore and his presentation about the effects of global warming and the trends that are expected to continue and accelerate. For some time now he's been traveling the world and showing his presentation to universities and organizations and this film has been spoken highly of from those who have seen it in the movie theater - the dvd has a running time of 96 minutes. We had plans to show this at the November meeting but couldn't, due to technical difficulties. I hope you'll join us in watching this insightful documentary.
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December 19, 2017
 7-9 pm at Pizza Hut
 1815 N. Glenstone
 Springfield, MO 65803


Meeting Topic:

Stanton Friedman:
"Flying Saucers and Silence"
(Video Presentation)
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