APRIL 21-22, 2007
Landers, California for conference and registration information.
Listen, as Barbara Harris (right), producer of the
Retro UFO Spacecraft Convention to be held on the site of the
Integratron, near the Giant Rock (pictured below) in the
high desert of Southern California, tells Jerry about the
convention, prices, who is going to be there, and the variety of
events held during the two day celebration on April 21-22, 2007.
This program was recorded in March 2006, but it will tune you into
this event, which promises to be even better this year.
Then, listen as Jerry talks with Barbara, about
the history of the Integratron, the Giant Rock, and the visits of
the space people in the 1950's and 60's to the Southern California
2006 Retro UFO Convention
to read the Los Angeles Times article covering the events and the people who
Photos above and below by Bettie Rinehart, Michelle Maltais, and Irfan Khan, Los
Angeles Times Staff Members, copyright LA Times.
UFO speaker programs ran simultaneously in two tents,
located outside the world famous Interatron,
hosted by Jerry Pippin.
Jerry will be the MC at the Retro event on April 29th. In this program, Jerry
talks with Colin Bennett, well known English author and expert on UFO
contacts in the 1950s in Southern California. Colin discusses, in detail, the
life and times of George Adamski, who first brought UFOs to the attention of the
nation in his 1953 book, "Flying Sauces Have Landed." Colin's
current book, "American Demonology" also deals with this period in
American history, and explores the reasons for the events and the cover-up by
the US Government. There was a link with the events at the Integratron, the
Giant Rock and the work of George Van Tassle to Project Blue Book, and this is
discussed in this interview.
Listen to Interview with Colin.
Post Production Mix: James Smith
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Special Note: This will be Bill Hamilton's last public appearance as a speaker.
Here are his comments that he has permitted us to pass along to you:
I will give my final presentation at the
Integratron. Since that is where I started in the UFO business,
that will be a good place to end it. UFOlogy is being made into
UFOOLogy by many debunkers, agent provacateurs, and counter-intel
types, and only our visitors can straighten it out in the end by
making themselves known.
Here is a relevant excerpt from
Chapter 1 of my book ALIEN MAGIC:
Some say it is the California sun or the Santa Ana winds that
created the weird culture of the west coast. The inhabitants think
differently. Westerners are open to new ideas. Visitors from another
planet are welcome in California.
I was enthralled as a teenager to read the story of George
Adamski who rode out to Desert Center, California on November 20,
1952 to meet a visitor from the planet Venus, an event attested to
by six witnesses who signed a notarized statement.
In 1956, I met Daniel W. Fry who had started an organization
called UNDERSTANDING. I was elected vice-president of unit 1 in El
Monte. Dan Fry claimed he was taken for a ride in a flying disc at
White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico on July 4, 1950. He
documented his story in a book called, THE WHITE SANDS INCIDENT. Dan
was a brilliant man. He sounded truthful. He was fond of telling how
aliens broke dozens of laws just entering our atmosphere and landing
their craft on earth.
Dan claimed he had taken a ride in a most unusual vehicle that he
was invited to board at White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico on
July 4, 1950. He was waiting in a small depot for a bus to town in
unbearable summer heat when he decided to take a walk in the desert.
During his walk he noticed that three or four stars blinked out. He
quickly surmised that something dark obscured the stars and was
growing in size implying an object headed on a straight-on
trajectory. The object came in for a soundless soft landing on the
sand. Dan noticed that it had the shape of an oblate spheroid. He
had not seen any evidence of external propulsion. He thought it the
strangest aircraft he had ever seen. He went close to touch the hull
of the grounded craft when he was surprised by a voice thundering
out in plain English idiom, "Don't touch the hull, pal, its hot!"
The voice identified itself as A-Lan communicating to him from a
mother ship in orbit through a speaker housed in the remotely
piloted vehicle before him. On a later meeting with A-Lan, Dan
describes him as human, as a being born in space aboard an
artificial planet that roamed the galaxy. A-Lan revealed that his
ancestors once lived on Earth and had traveled to Mars. A-Lan
informed Dan that they had been observing our society and that our
lives were out-of-balance. Our material development had far
outstripped our social and spiritual development, and that if we
were to continue on such a course, it would lead to disaster. A-Lan
emphasized that to achieve peace on Earth, we would have to promote
Understanding among all the peoples of Earth.
Biologists believe that human life is a product of the long
evolutionary processes that are unique to Earth. They consider it
extremely unlikely that we would someday encounter human forms from
another planet. This popular view has prevailed to the degree that
most scientists reject the stories of the contactees. They also
point out that other planets in our own solar system do not have
atmospheres conducive to human life as we know it. Venus has a
hothouse atmosphere and it bears down on the Venusian surface at a
pressure 90 times greater than earth's atmosphere at sea level.
As a teenager I was excited by the prospect of making contact
with the visitors or, at the very least, catching a glimpse of their
ships over these remote desert regions. This was not a formal
investigation of contactees. I had very few doubts then. I felt that
the contactees were not concocting stories. Little did I know that
an era was passing, that a future day would come when UFO
researchers and investigators would dismiss and debunk contactees as
frauds who possessed motives of greed and a need for attention and
adulation. Little did I know that the contactee of the future would
report a different kind of experience, that of menacing abductions
and examinations conducted by humanoid, but non-human entities.
Little did I know that the future would bring greater mystification
rather than enlightenment.
Giant Rock - Scene of the original 1950's
George Van Tassel Spacecraft Conventions.
At the rock George channeled an ET friend who stated: "I AM KNUT. I BRING YOU
There are many legends about the "worlds largest boulder." One is that a new age
would begin when the rock split.
On the morning of 2/21/2000, it broke apart, as shown.
Here is the story.
Also featuring: 1950's and '60s music performed by UFOetry, a live performance band.
to Jerry interview the band and listen to their music.
Integratron Tours, Giant Rock Tours, Tesla Demonstrations,
Historic Video of Original Spacecraft Conventions, Vendors, Food, Art Exhibits,
Car Club Exhibition,....etc.