On a mind-blowing and elevating edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — scintillating paranormal talk Thursdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we talk extraterrestrials and the sixth annual Contact in the Desert gathering with former British government UFO researcher Nick Pope. We talk with Nick at 10pE; at 9pE Joel and Eric review the hottest paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed.
Contact In the Desert
CONTACT in the DESERT holds its sixth annual event at a new location, the Renaissance Resort and Hotel in Indian Wells, California. There on June 1 – 4, CONTACT in the DESERT will bring together an all-star team of experts to discuss the latest developments in the field, including the recently disclosed secret Pentagon UFO program. More than a conference the event is a portal through which attendees can gain knowledge and the most up-to-date info on UFOs and ancient alien studies.
This will be an epic weekend of adventure where several concurrent tracks will focus on the science of UFOs & extraterrestrial life, ancient aliens, human origins, crop circles, government disclosure, UFO sightings, proof of alien visitation, interplanetary living, contact & abduction experiences, and the “need to know,” featuring 46 lectures, 34 workshops, 8 panels, and 14 intensives.
CONTACT in the DESERT features the strongest speaker lineup ever assembled in the UFO field, from FBI, NASA, military, and government officials, to ancient alien researchers and scientists, as well as archeologists and cosmologists. Expected speakers include CONTACT IN the DESERT returnees Chariots of the Gods author Erich von Daniken; Ancient Aliens star Giorgio A. Tsoukalos; George Noory host of Coast to Coast AM; South African researcher Michael Tellinger; Pentagon Papers/Watergate/Silkwood lawyer Daniel Sheehan; best-selling author/screenwriter of the Communion series and film, Whitley Strieber, and British Government Ministry of Defense specialist Nick Pope.
Nick Pope on Alien Technology – June 2, 10:30am
In our obsession with questions like “When will Disclosure come?”, we often fail to ask the more interesting questions about what might happen afterwards. Some of the most fascinating issues that will arise relate to science and technology. What scientific knowledge might extraterrestrials possess, what technology could they have developed from this knowledge, and what might happen when we get access to such technology? Nick Pope uses his inside knowledge to explore some truly world-changing, paradigm-shifting possibilities.
Nick Pope on Alien Religion – June 3, 11am
Of all the issues that will arise as a consequence of Disclosure or First Contact, none will be more controversial than questions relating to religion. Will the world’s various religions regard proof that we’re not alone in the Universe as a threat, or an opportunity? Will they defend their current positions, adapt, flourish, or perish? Even more intriguingly, will extraterrestrials themselves have anything to tell us about God, religion and spirituality – and what if these answers aren’t what people hope for, or expect? Nick Pope will lead a controversial workshop in which attendees will be encouraged to share their own views
Author, journalist and TV personality Nick Pope worked at the UK Ministry of Defense for 21 years, investigating UFOs and other mysteries for the British government, leading the media to call him the “real Fox Mulder.” Because of his work on these real-life X-Files, Nick has worked as consultant or spokesperson on numerous alien-themed movies, TV series and video games. Nick Pope is a regular contributor to numerous TV shows, including Ancient Aliens, Expedition Unknown, NASA’s Unexplained Files, Unsealed, and UFOs: Uncovering the Truth. Nick has written two science fiction novels, a thriller, and three books about UFOs, the most recent of which is Encounter in Rendlesham Forest.
Between 1991 and 1994 Nick Pope was posted to a division called Secretariat (Air Staff) where his duties included researching and investigating the UFO phenomenon, mirroring the work done in America by the United States Air Force’s Project Blue Book. Although most sightings could be explained as misidentifications of known objects and phenomena, a small proportion appeared to defy any conventional explanation. These included cases where the witnesses were pilots, police officers and military personnel, cases where UFOs had been tracked on radar, and cases where there had been near-misses between UFOs and civilian aircraft. Nick Pope takes no position on the true nature of the UFO phenomenon, but can testify, based on his official research and investigation, that it raises important defense, national security and air safety issues.
While working on the MoD’s UFO project Nick Pope also looked into alien abductions, crop circles, ghost sightings at military bases, and people who claimed to have psychic abilities and wanted to volunteer their services to the UK’s intelligence agencies.
Nick Pope is the author of five best-selling books, published by Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Dell, and Thistle Publishing. These are Open Skies Closed Minds, about UFOs; The Uninvited, about alien abductions; Encounter in Rendlesham Forest, about the UK’s most famous UFO sighting; and Operation Thunder Child & Operation Lightning Strike, two sci-fi techno-thrillers about an alien invasion.
Recently, Nick Pope has been the public face of a program to declassify and release the entire archive of the British Government’s UFO files. This ongoing process, which started in May 2008, has involved the release of around 55,000 documents, some of which were classified Secret UK Eyes Only. As Nick Pope worked on (and wrote) many of the documents concerned, he made a promotional video for the UK’s National Archives, announcing the release, advised them on selecting cases of interest to the media, and has given literally hundreds of TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews to promote the story.
In his capacity as a freelance journalist Nick Pope has written numerous articles and features for newspapers (including most of the UK’s national dailies), magazines and websites, on a range of subjects including the unexplained, conspiracy theories, fringe science, sci-fi, space, defense and intelligence – though there are strict limits on the last two subjects, in view of the UK’s Official Secrets Act, which is binding for life.
Nick Pope lectures all around the world, has addressed the Oxford Union and the Cambridge Union Society, as well as speaking at the Royal Albert Hall, the Science Museum, and at Global Competitiveness Forum 2011, where other speakers included President Bill Clinton and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Nick Pope lives in America.