Professor Lachezar Filipov is an organizer and a driving force behind this forum, dedicated to the UFO in Bulgaria. There are many conferences on this topic in the world. For us it is important to know that this phenomenon do exist and that it is discussed by esteemed scientists. Discussions have been held even in the USA Senate. In 2013 there was a hearing on this topic. There was a long battle over disclosure of strictly confidential information and probably many more undisclosed files still exist. The Vatican also have opinion on this subject. You don't have to believe that extraterrestrials exist, but it would be good to introduce yourself with the facts.
prof. Lachezar Filipov
Professor Lachezar Filipov is astrophysicist. He has been involved in science for more than 50 years. He has studied Astrophysics in the USSR. Lachezar Filipov is a student of academician Jacob Borisovic Zeldowitz. Most of his researches are dedicated to the black holes, cosmology and extraterrestrial civilizations. He has been dealing with these topics since he was a student. Since 1982 Filipov is a part of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Space Studies and Technologies. He has been Institute's Deputy Director. For his contribution to space science he has been awarded with the Russian Academy of Sciences' Tsiolkovski Prize. Filipov is an academician at the International Academy of Astronautics. From 1984 to 1992 he has been a member of the SETI committee at International Federation of Astronautics, where he collaborates with professor Carl Sagan. In 1988 Carl Sagan has invited him to a 3-month specialization in Pasadena, USA at the Planetary Association
- Attempt for a new classification of the extraterrestrials
With a background of academic and professional expertise spanning diverse areas such as orchestral conducting, licensed healthcare, scientific innovation, business, and SETI. Catherine Ansbro has a special interest in “connecting the dots” in a way that is practical for individual people and projects. She has shared her understanding as a writer, editor, and public speaker in Europe and USA and as a SETI Kingsland team member. She enjoys sharing information and perspectives that people from all backgrounds can put to use in their own lives. New technology, the nature/human interface, SETI communication and personal/societal evolution are among the topics she explores
- Preparing for The Unexpected: Combining the uniquely personal with the general social reality
Eamonn Ansbro has a Masters degree in Astronomy from University of Western Sydney, Australia, and an MPhil and PhD degree in Astronomy from the Planetary Space Science Research Institute. (UK) He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the UK SETI Research Network and European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) which is involved in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence in the cosmos.
Eamonn Ansbro is Director of Kingsland Observatory and SETI Kingsland in Ireland which is involved in planetary research, SETI and instrumentation. He has made a number of discoveries in astronomy and has a number patents in instrumentation. He has a wide range of published scientific papers and articles in SETI research, planetary science and instrumentation. SETI Kingsland operates an all sky monitoring communications system to detecting extra-terrestrial intelligent civilisations. The communications system operates outside the electromagnetic spectrum in the longitudinal wave band. This is the only such SETI system in the world. Kingsland Observatory also carries out surveys for minor planets in the outer Solar System and also designs and develops instrumentation for a wide range of applications in astronomy and terrestrial research.
- Communications with Extra-terrestrial Civilisations
Erling P. Strand
His main work is to teach students at Østfold College, in subjects as Datacommunication and Physics. Other part of his work, and his big interest, is the run of Project Hessdalen. “I have had my own "strange" experiencies, which I want to find out more about. I have seen what people of Hessdalen often see in their valley. I think it is possible to find out what it is”.
He has been to many radio and TV programs, and has had some lectures about the results from Project Hessdalen.
- Using a real mystery as a case for teaching of students.
- Students involvement in the research of the Hessdalen phenomena
Gary Heseltine served 20 years as a Police Detective. Heseltine was one of the principal investigators of the Rendlesham Forest Incident. His experience in the Royal Air Force was very similar to the officers of the Rendlesham Forest Incident. Heseltine served at nuclear bases like the USAF policeman Larry Warren, John Burroughs, and Jim Penniston. This is absolutely a nuclear issue. In 2002 Heseltine created the Police Reportings UFO Sightings Database. This database is used by UK police officers to record on and off duty police sightings.
Gary Heseltine is a founder of UFO TRUTH MAGAZINE magazine that features articles by many of the world's leading UFO researchers.
- Capel Green — The Truth behind the Rendlesham Forest incident
L.V. Ksanfomaliti graduated from the Leningrad Technical University in 1956, and after working at the Abastumani Observatory, he joined the Space Research Institute (IKI) in 1968. He is Chief of the Laboratory on Photometry and Thermal Radiometry. Mars-3 to Mars-7 included thermal, visual and ultraviolet radiometers of his design. During the Venera-9 and 10 mission, he worked on infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy and imaging, helping to analyze the structure and dynamics of the Venusian clouds. His famous GROZA sensors on Venera-11 to Venera-14 were the first devices to detect intense lightening storms on Venus. Ksanfomaliti has continued his work on infrared spectroscopy and the study of cometary dust, with the Vega mission to Halley's comet and the 1988 Fobos mission to Mars. Recent work has included study of water and possibilities of life on Mars, and a new Earth-based imaging technique has produced images of unseen portions of the surface of Mercury.
- Venus life search: to be continued
- On search of life beyond the Earth and intolerance in science
A UFO researcher during the last 40 years, he lives in Florence, Italy and is the President of C.U.N. (Centro Ufologico Nazionale). CUN is Italy’s most authoritative UFO organization, and Dr. Pinotti is the editor of its official monthly magazine, UFO NOTIZIARIO. With the support of the local government since 1993, he is the organizer of the “World UFO Symposium” in San Marino Republic. This is the most important West European international annual UFO convention, to which many scientists, researchers, experts and writers from all around the world attend and lecture. Dr. Pinotti has also appeared on many TV programs, documentaries and other UFO conferences as a lecturer. He is considered by many to be Italy’s leading expert on UFO cases in Italy.
- UFO researches in Europe
Captain Salas graduated from the Air Force Academy and spent seven years in active duty from 1964 to 1971. He also held positions at Martin Marietta and Rockwell and spent 21 years at the FAA. In the Air Force, he was an air traffic controller and a missile launch officer as well as an engineer on the Titan 3 missiles.
He testifies about a UFO incident on the morning of March 16, 1967 where 16 nuclear missiles simultaneously became non-operational at two different launch facilities immediately after guards saw UFOs hovering above. The guards could not identify these objects even though they were only about 30 feet away.
The Air Force did an extensive investigation of the incidents and could not find a probable cause. At a debriefing about the incident, an officer from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations required him to sign a non-disclosure form and told him that he was not to talk about the event to anyone including his family or other military staff. At a time during the Cold War when minor technical anomalies were openly communicated amongst the staff, this incident was not and to this day Captain Salas thinks this to be very unusual.
Mr. Salas will present evidence of deliberate cover-up of the 1967 Malmstrom Air Force incidents.
- The Nuclear Weapons Connection to the UFO Phenomena
Kate Thorvaldsen is an experiencer and alien abductee from Norway, who has had unusual experiences all her life. She has a number of symmetrical implants all over her body. She has strange sensitivities, out of body experiences, and much more.
- Close encounters and implants
Born 1956 in Bologna, Italy, Paolo is an employee of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and presently serves at the Italian Embassy in Berlin as member of the Technical Staff.
Paolo is a longtime member of the Centro Ufologico Nazionale, and presently holds the Foreign Secretariat for the Centro. Paolo also works as translator in the International Congresses organized by the CUN in San Marino and in Rome.
Ever interested in the investigation all the aspects of the human experience, but mostly in the UFO phenomenon, Paolo is actively engaged in the formulation and development of new ideas in the field of UFOlogy. He has recently developed the use of Mind Maps as a system for fostering the study of the UFO/UAP phenomenon and, together with Dr. Roberto Pinotti, the GP Scale for the Integrated Development of Civilizations to establish a more complete scale on which to assess the development of civilizations (terrestrial and not).
Paolo also maintains a website where he makes freely available to everybody his translations into Italian of foreign UFO-related documents, as a goodwill effort in favor of fellow UFO-interested Italians who do not know foreign languages.
- Mind Maps for the study of the UFO/UAP phenomenon