Thursday, June 27, 2013

Contact in the Desert in Joshua Tree Aug. 9-11

As public interest in aliens is at an all-time high, most of the planet’s top UFO experts will converge on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from August 9-11, when this noted contact point hosts the signature event of the UFO community for 2013. Headlined by “Ancient Aliens” expert Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and George Noory of “Coast to Coast Radio AM,” CONTACT in the DESERT is committed to a serious, academic look at the UFO phenomenon, how it has impacted the human race and what it means going forward. Taking place during the Perseid Meteor Showers, this first annual CONTACT in the DESERT will explore UFO technology, ancient aliens, human origins, and the need to know with the leading scientific and military specialists, researchers and theorists on the subject.

CONTACT in the DESERT will also feature Steven Greer, David Wilcock, Graham Hancock, Jim Marrs, Michael Tellinger, William Henry, Michael Salla, Jason Martell, David Sereda, Richard Dolan, Marshall Klarfeld, Michael Cremo, Carol Rosin, Travis Walton, William Brown, Laura Eisenhower, James Gilliland, Roger Leir, George Filer, Alfred Webre, Byron Belitsos, Paola Harris, Yvonne Smith, Suzanne Taylor, Celeste Yarnall, Steve Murillo, Douglas Taylor, Mark Peebler, and Barbara Harris.

CONTACT in the DESERT can guarantee attendees a true intergalactic experience as the event was specifically scheduled to coincide with the August 11-12 Perseid Meteor Shower, when the meteors will appear to "rain" into the majestic desert sky from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11pm. The waxing crescent moon will be setting when the shower is just revving up. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center offers a fantastic viewing experience as the darkness due to the desert location will show the shower as a sky of fireworks. Attendees are encouraged to bring telescopes, and beach or lawn chairs. Showtime usually begins as soon as the radiant (near the Double Cluster in Perseus) clears the horizon, an hour or so before midnight, and climbs higher in the sky throughout the night. The Perseid meteor shower, will offer up to 60 meteors an hour under spectacular summer skies.

In addition to the panels, lectures and natural phenomena included with the weekend pass attendees are also able to purchase passes for workshops from 15 of the top UFO experts including David Wilcock, Michael Salla, Richard Dolan and more.

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center, located at 59700 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA is the perfect setting for CONTACT in the DESERT. While the center’s on site housing is already sold out for the event, nearby hotels the Yucca Valley Travel Lodge, the High Desert Motel, 29 Palm’s Best Western Gardens and the Joshua Tree Inn are offering special rates for attendees. Additionally the center offers a variety of meal plan options for the event.

Tickets for the three day event are $225 in advance (or $400 per couple) and are available along with workshop passes at

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