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Cornwall UFO enthusiasts gather for annual conference

By WBCraig  |  Posted: October 12, 2013

  • Sue Hunt at her stall selling books on the unknown at the annual UFO conference at Truro College.

  • Author Lucy Pringle with her books on crop circles

  • Author Mike Freebury with a copy of his book Killers on the Moor

  • Cornwall UFO Research Group founder and chairman Dave Gillham

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OVER 100 UFO enthusiasts gathered from all over Cornwall to share their experiences at the annual conference of the county’s UFO group.

The Cornwall Unidentified Flying Objects Research Group (CUFORG) presented four lectures from space experts at Truro College for the event, which is in its 17th year.

The conference also featured a mini market with traders selling alien-related paraphernalia.

Sue Stittle, from par, said she enjoyed the conference, which she has been attending for three years.

“We have limitations to our perceptions and we are coming to explore things that we just don’t have the answers to,” she said.

Dave Gillham, co-founder and chair of the group, said: “This is a way to get speakers and people to come along so they can share their information before being ridiculed, because once they’re ridiculed they stop sharing information.”

The event, which started in 1997, attracted more visitors this year than last, when only 80 UFO enthusiasts turned up.

The speakers included Mike Freebury, who spoke about a project in Powys, Wales where he set up two cameras which took pictures over a two-year period for analysis which he claimed showed alien activity.

The conference concluded with Jo Ann Richards’ talk on The 1961 Exeter Interstellar Treaty Conference, where human and non-human species met, made friends and drafted a peace treaty.

Other topics on the agenda included crop circles.

According to the CUFORG, Cornwall has the highest rate of UFO and paranormal activity in the UK, making it the perfect place to hold an intergalactic conference.

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