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Thursday, 30 July 2009

You've never had it so weird

There are now only a couple of weeks until the CFZ Weird Weekend down in Devon. This annual event takes place in the village of Woolfardisworthy and is indeed, weird.

The Weird Weekend is the largest yearly gathering of mystery animal investigators in the English-speaking world. Now in its tenth year, the convention attracts speakers and visitors from all over the world and showcases the findings of investigators into strange phenomena. Cryptozoologists, parapsychologists, ufologists, and folklorists are descending on Woolfardisworthy Community Centre to share their findings and insights.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The Haunted Valley

Last Saturday, the 25th of July, saw the LAPIS Posse descend on the Longdendale Valley in Derbyshire. This area has long been associated with strange sightings, ranging from unexplained lights to ghost planes and on one occasion, a giant slug-like creature which slithered across the road in front of a hapless motorist.

The group has a particular interest in earthlight phenomena, one having been witnessed by some of our members a number of years ago and we spent hours scanning the area for anything out of the ordinary. Unfortunately it was not to be and the only aerial lights we saw were attached to planes heading for Manchester airport. However we had an excellent night, the weather was kind and it was a lovely place to spend an evening.

If you fancy a visit to Longdendale there is an excellent pub in nearby Glossop called The Globe - well worth a visit.

And finally - if you are around the area at dusk and if you are even considering camping - take lots and lots of insect repellent!!

Orange UFOs Swoop on Bispham

The last couple of weeks have seen a spate of UFO sightings around the Fylde coast. Sightings of orange lights have been reported in Bispham, Out Rawcliffe and Fleetwood. Local resident Nicola Ormerod managed to capture footage on a video camera.

Monday, 10 November 2008

UFO Data Conference Review

The LAPIS Posse are happy to report that last month's UFO Data conference more than lived up to our expectations. We had a fantastic weekend and would like to thank all those involved with organising the event - we know what hard work it is. Thanks also to the bar staff for giving us an impromptu ghost tour around the hotel!

Read a full review of the conference from our friends at BUFOG.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

UFODATA UFO Conference (UK)

It’s nearly the time of year when we, the Lancashire Posse, descend upon Yorkshire for a reet gradely weekend in uptown Pontefract. Yes, the UFODATA conference is nearly upon us and we are more excited than ever this year!

Tickets can be purchased from UFODATA's website.

Here is the great lineup...

25th & 26th OCTOBER, 2008


Saturday 25th October.

Doors open 9.00 am

10.00-10.15: Introduction.

10.15-11.15: Rosalind Reynolds
Rosalind Reynolds had her abduction experience in September 1983. Rarely has she spoken about these events in public. Her presentation will not only deal with the events in question, but the aftermath and how to deal with such experiences.

11.15-11.45: Coffee Break

11.45-12.45 Kevin Goodman
Kevin is the author of UFO Warminster-Cradle of Contact. Kevin’s presentation will feature the UFO events around the small Wiltshire town of Warminster along with his own experiences.

12.45-13.45: Lunch

13.45-14.30: Alan Turner MBE
Wing Commander Alan Turner (RAF retired) was a career RAF officer. Here he speaks in public for the very first time detailing his observations of numerous UFOs on several military radar systems while on active service at RAF Sopley in l971.

14.30-15.oo: Coffee Break

15.00-16.00: Russel Callaghan.
Russell is the co-editor of UFO DATA Magazine and his presentation will concentrate on the various UFO reports, video clips etc that have come across his desk over the last 12 months.

16.00-16.30: Coffee Break

16.30-18.00: Dr Roberto Pinotti
Speaking in the UK for the very first time since 1980 is one of Italy’s foremost UFO researchers. An international lecturer, author and broadcaster he is the head of the C.U.N. organisation in Italy. Dr Pinotti will be sharing highlights of his long standing research into the UFO subject.

20.00: Meet the speakers buffet (Ticket holders only)

Sunday 26th October.

Doors open 9.00 am.

10.00-10.15: Introduction

10.15-11.15: Brian Allan
Brian is one of Scotland’s leading UFO & Paranormal researchers. An established lecture and author. In this fascinating presentation entitled, 'The Hole in The Sky', paranormal investigator, Brian Allan, presents evidence that there a number of 'portals' and 'window areas' both here in the UK and in the USA.

. 11.15-11.45: Coffee Break

11.45-12.45: Peter McCue

Peter McCue is a retired clinical psychologist who lives in Scotland. He has a Ph.D. based on research into the nature of hypnosis. In his talk, Peter will offer a critical appraisal of the way in which sceptics and debunkers deal with UFO cases and related anomalies.

12.45-13.45: Lunch

13.45-14.45: Gary Heseltine
Gary is co-editor of UFO DATA Magazine. He is a Detective Constable with the British Transport Police. Gary’s presentation will feature close encounter cases by UK police officers.

14.45-15.15: Coffee Break

15.15-16.15: Andrew Russell
Andy has been researching UFOs for the past 18 years and has had numerous sightings himself. His current research is using the Freedom of Information Act to elicit information from the MoD and is researching the abundance of sightings around South Wales and the Bristol Channel. He is a clinical hypnotherapist/psychotherapist and has helped abductees regain hidden memories of their experiences.

His presentation follows the use of the FOIA to gain information on UFOs, the way the MoD bends the rules to not reveal information, the "two-track" system of information regarding UFOs within the MoD and finishes with the UFO activity within the South Wales and Bristol Channel area.

16.15-16.45: Coffee Break

16.45-18.15: Haktan Akdogan.
Speaking in the UK for the very first time is Haktan Akdogan. Haktan is Turkey’s leading UFO researcher. He is an international lecturer, writer and broadcaster on the UFO subject. Haktan will be sharing many new UFO cases and video film all of which are discussed in the UK here for the very first time.

NB: All speakers will take questions from the audience at the end of each presentation. There is an opportunity to meet a chat socially with many of our speakers on Saturday evening at our buffet (tickets holders only). Please be aware that there is no recording or filming permitted during any of the presentations.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day and you are advised to order your lunch well in advance if you intend on dining at the Parkside Hotel. If you require any further details on any aspects on the conference please do not hesitate to contact us at: or via the other contacts details on the UFO DATA web site:

The conference organisers reserve the right to change the time of presentations and speakers without prior notification.

PO BOX 280,
LS26 1AN


Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Wiltshire Crop Circle

The Times today reports that a cop circle which appeared in a barley field earlier this month has been identified as depicting a fundamental mathematical symbol. It was identified by retired astrophysicist Mike Reed, (didn't he used to be a DJ?!) who contacted crop circle researcher Lucy Pringle. Pringle said of the phenomenon: “This is an astounding development — it is a seminal event.”

Full story at http://http//