US celebrity UFO researchers: Nick Pope, Dave Marler, Debbie Ziegelmeyer & Rob Swiatek are presenting in Atlantic Canada for the very first time!
Also presenting will be perennial favourites such as best selling author/ podcaster Ryan Sprague & Shag Harbour investigator Chris Styles.
Speakers and Their Bios
Nick Pope worked for the UK’s Ministry of Defence investigating UFOs and other mysteries officially for the British Government, leading the media to call him the real Fox Mulder. Because of this work on these real X-files Nick has worked as a consultant or spokesperson on numerous alien-themed movies, TV series & video games. Nick is a regular contributor to various TV shows and documentaries, including “Tucker Carlson Tonight” & “Ancient Aliens”.
Presentation Title: The Inside Story of the British Government’s UFO Project
David has had a lifelong interest in the UFO subject and has actively investigated and researched the subject for 30 years. He joined The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in 1990 as a Field Investigator Trainee. Since then, he has served as Field Investigator, State Section Director, as well as Illinois State Director. David is currently an independent UFO researcher.
During his tenure with MUFON, he had conducted numerous investigations into alleged UFO sightings and related experiences. He has discussed the subject of UFOs on numerous radio and television news programs over the years. He has also lectured on the subject to numerous school and adult audiences including at the university level.
David has assisted the History, Learning, Discovery, Science, and Smithsonian Channel on numerous UFO documentaries over the years in addition to independent productions.
David has one of the largest personal libraries of UFO books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and case files from around the world that covers the last 70+ years. With this he has been examining the detailed history of UFO sighting reports and related patterns.
Evidence of his historical research is his book, Triangular UFOs: An Estimate of the Situation. Here, he has provided a comprehensive analysis of triangular UFOs. He has collected, collated, and analyzed hundreds of reports. In the process, he has created a detailed profile of these objects and written a rich narrative of their history.
David received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). He received his Certification in Hypnotherapy from Mottin and Johnson Institute of Hypnosis in St. Louis, Missouri.
David is a Registered Polysomnographic Technician (RPSGT) and assisted in diagnosing and treating patients that suffered from various sleep disorders for several years at a major St. Louis-based medical facility. He also worked for a global medical equipment company for 13 years. David currently works in the healthcare field for a large New Mexico-based hospital network and resides in the Albuquerque, NM area with his wife and two daughters.
Presentation Title: Triangular UFOs An Estimate of the Situation
MUFON Ranks and Positions: Business Board of Directors, Director of Underwater Research and Recovery, Missouri State Director, Star Team Investigator, MARRS Team member, Benefactor, Inner Circle member
Debbie has been an amateur astronomer since childhood and has a 10” Schmidt Cassegrain telescope housed in an astronomical dome in her back yard. Her other interests have been as a volunteer archeologist on two of NBC’s projects, “Roswell Crash Starling New Evidence”, who published her personal “dig diaries” experiences in a book entitled “Roswell Dig Diaries”, and on the episode of UFO Hunters entitled “Roswell Revisited”. She has been an independent Investigator for over 25 years, spent over 20 years reinvestigating the Roswell New Mexico incident of 1947, worked with Ted Phillips’s CSI group for 2 years investigating and researching Marley woods, and has been a MUFON Field Investigator for almost 20 years investigating over 800 MUFON sighting reports.
Debbie has made several personal and TV appearances over the past 15 years as a guest speaker on the UFO topic including the 2013 and 2017 MUFON Symposiums, the Roswell, NM July Festival, Devils Tower UFO Rendezvous 2017 and The Alien Cosmic Expo 2018 in Toronto. Most recently Debbie was an adviser on two Travel Channel series including two episodes of “Alien Highway”. In 2017 she was awarded the “Roswell Incident Excellence Award” by the Roswell Daily Record and was also awarded MUFON’s “2017 Field Investigator of the Year” award. Currently Debbie Is featured in Ben Mezrich’s best-selling book “The 37th Parallel” which outlines the “UFO Highway” across the United States and her brother Chuck Zukowski’s Investigations.
Debbie’s employment interests are as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI First Responder, Underwater UFO/USO Search and Recovery Instructor, PADI Master Scuba Instructor and PADI Rescue Diver Instructor. She is also owner of Missouri Scuba, LLC., co-owner/manager of Largo Properties, LLC commercial rental, and Custom RV & Boat Storage, LLC.
Presentation Title: UFOs – USOs A Case Study on Alien Interest in our Waterways & Oceans
Rob Swiatek has been researching UFOs since the waning days of the University of Colorado’s investigation into the phenomenon. The allure of enigmatic flying objects plying the Earth’s skies snagged his interest and simply never let go. He was on the executive committee of the Fund for UFO Research during its heyday in the 1980s and ‘90s; he’s currently a board member of the Mutual UFO Network.
Rob double-majored in physics and earth science as an undergraduate. But for a brief period at NASA working on the Seasat Project, he spent his career at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in, among other areas, aeronautics and astronautics.
Presentation Title: UFO Sightings in the Age of “Disclosure”
Chris Styles is an active UFO researcher who investigates select classic and current UFO incidents that have occurred in Atlantic Canada. He holds to a “blended” view of the UFO phenomena, that allows room for both the ETH & a significant psychological component. He is best known for his work on the 1967 Shag Harbour Incident and has presented at several MUFON symposia in both Canada and the US.
Chris served as a paid technical advisor with several Canadian UFO feature documentaries such as Ocean Entertainment’s “The Shag Harbour Incident” and “Northern Lights”. He has appeared in several US, UFO specials, such as “Canada’s Roswell” and “UFOs II, Have We Been Visited?” His latest TV feature appearance was in an episode of “Mysteries of the Deep” with Celine & Fabien Cousteau.
Styles is the co author of two UFO books on the Shag Harbour Incident, “Dark Object” (Dell Bantam) with Don Ledger & “Impact To Contact” (Arcadia House) with Graham Simms.
Presentation Title: UFOs of Southwest Nova Scotia
Ryan Sprague is a lead investigator and co host of the CW television series, “Mysteries Decoded” and is also a regular on the Travel Channel series, “Mysteries at the Museum”. He is the author of “Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to an Alien Phenomena and is also the creator of “Somewhere in the Skies” podcast. His UFO journalism found him interviewing witnesses in all walks of life about UFO sightings and possible encounters with extraterrestrials.
He’s also interviewed military and intelligence officers directly on the topic, writing for such news sites as Open Minds Magazine, Rogue Planet & Futurism. Speaking on the UFO topic, he has been featured on ABC News, Fox News and the Science Channel. He is also a bi-coastal playwright and screenwriter, residing in both New York City and Los Angeles.
Presentation Title: Humanizing Alien Phenomena