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                      GLASTONBURY CONFERENCE 2014

 
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including the Warminster 50th Anniversary UFO Sky watch later the same evening:
Saturday 30th August 2014,
9.30-5.00

 
The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury Town Centre
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You can buy a ticket just
for the conference day itself (9.30-5.30) or purchase the higher tiered ticket,
which includes chartered coach travel transporting you to the evening Skywatch
at the 50th Anniversary Sky watch at Cradle Hill, famous for one of the main
sighting points of the Warminster UFO phenomenon. (If you have your own
transport, this is open to you attend as well, the coach trip is not compulsory
for attending the sky watch)
Return coach trip from
Glastonbury to Cradle Hill, Warminster departing 7.30 p.m,
returning to Glastonbury
1.30 a.m. arrival back in the town (approximate)



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The Assembly Rooms are
adjacent to the high street.... A beautiful view of the conference hall (different
function shown) and a cafe for refreshments with internet facilities.





There will be a one hour
lunch break in the middle of the day, to explore and eat in the town or at the
dedicated cafe venue which has internet and licenced bar. If going onto the sky
watch in the evening, there is ample time for further evening dining in the
town at the many pubs and diners, plus some good local large and small grocery
stores. You could even enjoy fish and chips from one of the oldest and respected
family businesses at Knights Fish and Chip shop.


Conference speakers for 2014:

Kevin Goodman:
"Warminster UFO at 50"



Kevin has had a life long
interest in the UFO enigma, reading his first book, "Chariots of the
Gods?" at the age of 10. During the mid 1970s, he first visited the
infamous UFO haunted town of Warminster in Wiltshire, after reading "The
Warminster Mystery" by Arthur Shuttlewood in 1974. It was here that he saw
his first genuine UFO. Repeated visits to the town, where he experienced all
manner of strange phenomenon reinforced his belief that something strange was
happening in the town and the surrounding area during that time.
Along with Steve
Dewey,  his long term writing partner,
both are considered by their peers to be the acknowledged experts on Warminster
and it's colourful UFO history.
Kevin has appeared on
Television and been a frequent guest on Radio programmes. He was also the
reviewer for "UFO Matrix" magazine, and has penned numerous articles
for other UFO/Paranormal magazines. He is also a consultant on the highly
regarded "Haunted skies" series of books by John Hanson and Dawn
Holloway.
In 2007, he organised the
first of the now annual Sky watches held on Cradle Hill in Warminster, normally
held on the Bank Holiday Saturday. He was also one of the team which ran the
successful "Weird 09 and Weird 10" conferences, held in Warminster.
 As 2014 will technically be the 50th Anniversary of the start of this UFO flap, Kevin will talk about the
events that happened there, along with his personal experiences.
 
                                                                                          John Wickham:
 
 
BUFORA Chairman + Press and Media Officer:
 
"UFOs throughout history"
 
John has appeared many national and overseas television, radio and documentary networks.
He is an accredited UFO investigator, magazine contributor and conference speaker.
His BUFORA roles have included treasurer and chairman. He continues to commentate
and evaluate the UFO phenomenon as the subject continues to evolve through the
21st century.
 
John Wickham will take you through UFO history from B.C. to present day.
He will provide thought provoking visual information and rare footage concerning 
well known and unheard of cases that will enthrall experienced and new ufologists.
You will question your beliefs whether you're a debunker, sceptic or believer.
    Not to be missed!   

                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                       
Robert Moore:
 
ASSAP UFO expert and local
investigator:
"UFOs from 1979 to
Present day"

UFOs; a 1970’s viewpoint
he past is another country,
...but did they do things
differently (and better) there?

1979 marked the publication
of Jenny Randles’ and Peter Warrington’s "UFOs; a British Viewpoint;
which, from the  perspective of 2013,
presents a time capsule of U.K Ufology as it existed during the late 1970's.
Does this book (along with similar works published during this era) represent
the last flowering of a scientific approach to Ufology or represent the
foundations of a critical approach expanded by others from the 1980's onwards
and which continues to influence BUFORA to this day?
The 1970’s were an era of
“flying discs” and “classic close encounter” events. Such incidents occurred
just prior to the Rendlesham Forest incident, crop circles, “grey” alien
abductions and an increased popularity in “crashed flying saucers”. It also marked
the decline of Warminster’s influence on the subject. British Ufology responded
by investigation, classification, evaluation and research, the legacy
How did these trends impact
on British Ufology in the succeeding decades? Also, how have these “classic
cases” fared with the passing of time? 
What are UFO researchers to make of the notable differences in UFO close
encounter events of that era in comparison to those occurring today?  In regard to spurious UFO events, what
phenomena, objects and processes generated the majority of IFO events during
that period, and why have such causes changed with the passing of time.
The 1970’s was also the era
of the blockbuster movies “Close Encounters” and “Star Wars”; films that
popularised science fiction for the last half of the 70’s.  Most notably in the UK it resulted in the
publication of various Si Fi artwork promoting the concept of a “high future”
featuring advanced technology and attainable space travel. A number of notable
British edition UFO paperback books also featured innovative covers. Did such
imagery influence popular views of UFOs, both then and into the current era?
It is the speaker’s
contention that the late 1970’s represents a pivotal time for the subject; with
some aspects changing beyond all recognition, others remaining intact.... but
other elements forgotten. He also contests that significant objectives in UFO
research and investigation have been neglected in the haze of high profile
claims, populism and the rise of the worldwide web.  British Ufology of the 1970’s was indeed
another country and things were indeed done differently there; some things being
poorly enacted but others in a manner which we could emulate to the subject’s
benefit even today.

Robert Moore:  A long time UFO researcher and investigator
(with a degree in archaeology), Robert Moore has a particular interest in
cultural influences, IFOs and the general development of British Ufology over
the past 8 decades. He is author of “The Ufology Handbook” available on
BUFORA’s website.


Matthew Williams:


BUFORA crop circle consultant,
Ufologist and producer of Circlemakers TV:
 
                Matthew Williams has been researching UFOs for the last 25 years
and became a crop circle
maker in 1991 after visiting Wiltshire and finding that the true authors of circles
were being misrepresented.
 
Subsequently he has been on a quest to find out why the circles
do seem to attract paranormal events even though they are created by people.
 
His efforts to bring this information out to the public led to his arrest in 2000
for creating a seven fold star in Wiltshire.
 
 
Serious personal attacks against him have escalated from the circles believers’ community
who are in denial of the man- made origins.
He will give the audience his perspective on why crop circles are an excellent primer
for any UFO or Paranormal researcher to see where research and belief systems
cross swords and how to easily test for the truth.
 
     Tony Eccles:
 
      BUFORA Research Coordinator:
 
The Anamnesis Project:
 Further biography and lecture details will be posted shortly 

 
                                                                                                                                                                   
There will also be a UFO
debate panel involving some of the speakers on high strangeness cases and
questions from the audience are most welcome.
Audience participation session:
There will also be a short enjoyable audience
participation session on UFO sightings and other strange anomalies.

Getting there:

Glastonbury has good bus
links with close rail connections from all major parts of the country, plus
local airports such as Bristol.

Staying there:
The town has ample
accommodation within the centre and close villages nearby, with a town already
providing a good visitor attraction to all the local sights of interest.

You may also be tempted to
make a longer stay and enjoy the wealth of fortean, paranormal and spiritual
bookshops and healing therapies. There are an abundance of shops selling
everything from crystals, art, clothes and food to suit every pallet.

The history of the town
has drawn pilgrims from far and wide, to the Abbey, the famous Tor and sacred
Wearyall Hill. Many visitors also sample the unique waters from two independent
springs that run through the Chalice Well and White Spring, which are at the
foothills of Glastonbury Tor.
 There's nearby shopping in
the super-retail outlets at the well-known Clarks Village. Other places a short
bus or car journey away include not only Warminster, but Wells for its
cathedral, the caves at Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge and the Roman spa town of
Bath. The coastal resorts of places such as Minehead, heritage railways,
Longleat, Dartmoor and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge are also
a short journey away.
If staying for the day,
weekend or longer around the conference day activities, please have a look at
the extensive and superb local information here at: