Dear Friends and Supporters...
The ARC 2003 ~ FREE Admission Contest: Congratulations to Mrs. Traci Darnell
for winner this year's Free Admission Contest to The ARC ~ Alternate
Realities Conference 2003! Way to go Traci!!!
Reminder: Only 9 more days to get those registrations and confirmations to
us if you wish to attend this years public awareness event and take
advantage of the early registration minimum donation. Time is running out!
Get yours in today and help support this important work... Happy blessings
to you all and have a marvelous evening/morning...
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The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Conference
Elizabethton and Roan Mountain Tennessee
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ~ June 27th, 28th, and 29th
The ARC 2003 ~ FOREWORD
In the White Mountains of Arizona, November 1975, a logger disappeared for
five days following a mysterious encounter with an object hovering above the
tree line. His co-workers, who all passed lie detector tests given four
times throughout their lives, watched helplessly as the object immobilized
their friend with a blue beam of light. Leaving the scene in utter terror,
one of them returned to the scene just minutes later only to find that their
friend was gone!
"Fire In The Sky: The Walton Experience" was the book that emerged from the
mutual experience of those frightened individuals who were present at that
strange and fateful encounter. A major motion picture entitled "Fire in The
Sky", starring the actors James Garner, D.B. Sweeney, and Robert Patrick,
was released in 1993 and was based upon the true story of "The Walton
In June 2003, the United States UFO Information and Research Center welcomes
Mr. Travis Walton to "The ARC ~ Alternate Realities Conference", to be held
in Elizabethton and Roan Mountain, Tennessee, where he will share the story
of his incredible encounter for the first time ever in Southern Appalachia.
Walton has traveled extensively to relate this incident to the residents of
several countries around the world, including the United States.
The main event will be presented at the Roan Mountain Conference Center on
Saturday, June 28th, and is open to everyone, however, seating is limited.
The ARC 2003 website offers full details about conference events,
registration and admission, travel arrangements, camping and other
accommodations. Links provided on the conference website offer additional
information on other interesting attractions located at scenic Roan Mountain
In addition to our Key Note Speaker - Travis Walton, this year's conference
speakers will delve into other paranormal areas, as well as the history and
technology to UFOs. Among the topics will be the "Tennessee Bell Witch" one
of the South's most famous hauntings. Speakers will also give eyewitness
accounts of Bigfoot, a creature said to be living today in remote mountain
areas of Tennessee. Conference-goers will also hear about the mysterious
orbs of light witnessed right here in the Tennessee, Virginia, and North
This year's "Master of Ceremonies" is Michael W. Combs who will introduce
this year's exciting line-up of speakers which will include the following
honorary guests, not necessarily in this order of appearance:
1) Stacey Allen McGee, presenting the "Annual Welcome and Orientation
2) Travis Walton, presenting "Fire in the Sky: The Walton Experience"
3) Michael McDonnough, with a talk on "Advanced Alien Technologies"
4) Sherry Lee Malin, VP Field Investigations will present "Personal
Experiences with Bigfoot"
5) Pat A. Fitzhugh will discuss his book "The Tennessee Bell Witch: The Full
6) Adam Sorg will talk about anomalies known as the "Orbs" and "Spook
7) Jeffrey Morgan Foss on his own "Life-Long Contact Experiences with
8) Beth Rigby, will talk about and demonstrate "Global Dance; Where Yoga
9) Constance Clear, "Reaching For Reality: Seven Incredible True Stories of
10) Earle Benezet will tell the story of "UFOs ~ Past, Present, and Future"
The ARC 2003 ~ EVENT INFORMATION AND DETAILS
What and When: The next public awareness gathering of the "United States UFO
Information and Research Center" will be held on the last weekend of June
from Friday evening, June 27th through Sunday afternoon, June 29th.
Day One, Friday, June 27th: "An Evening with the Speakers", will be held at
the Rotary near the Historic Covered Bridge in Elizabethton, Tennessee. As a
first for any of our public awareness conferences, we are proud to host a
band from Nashville, Tennessee called the "Frantic Radio Beings" who have
graciously offered to provide the entertainment during the Friday evening
program. You'll get "Taken Away" (one of the band's hits from their upcoming
album) with musical themes catering to the alien contact experience.
The Elizabethton Rotary, the location of our Friday evening program, is only
a five minute drive from either of the accommodating hotels for The ARC
2003. Hotels for the conference include the Days Inn and the Comfort Inn of
Elizabethton, Tennessee. All area hotels and their contact information can
also be found on the conference website.
Anyone may attend the "Alien Concert at Rotary Park" beginning at 7:30 P.M.,
but dinner will be RSVP, to be served sharply at 6 P.M. Advance reservations
are required. Dinner will be provided for a minimum donation of $20 per
person, but seating is limited. If you would like to eat with, meet, and
greet this year's speakers, you must indicate this in the designated area of
the Conference Registration Form. Immediately following the performance of
the band, between 8:15 P.M. and 8:30 P.M., our honored speakers will present
a brief five minute overview of their presentations scheduled for the main
event on Saturday, June 28th.
The sponsor of this year's "Ninth Annual Public Awareness Conference" is the
"United States UFO Information and Research Center" founded in February
1994. The Research Center's website can be found online at
www.USUFOCenter.com. The Founder, Stacey Allen McGee, will present the
annual "Welcome and Orientation Address" on Friday evening, June 27th at 7
P.M. immediately following the RSVP dinner with our honored guests.
Day Two, Saturday, June 28th: The main conference event will take place at
Roan Mountain State Park, with registration beginning at 9 A.M. at the
Conference Center located directly across from the park amphitheater and
right off the main road which meanders through the park. No registrations
will be processed after 9:45 A.M. with the conference beginning sharply at
10 A.M. that morning. The Conference Center is very well marked and easily
spotted from the road with plenty of parking on site. The ARC 2003 website ~
Www.AlternateRealities.orG offers more information about Roan Mountain State
Speaker Line-Up: The ARC 2003 Master of Ceremonies will be Michael Combs who
will introduce this year's exciting line-up of esteemed speakers. Please
visit our website at Www.AlternateRealities.orG for full details and
information concerning this year's Speakers.
Main Event Admission Cost: Conference admission for the main event is $50
per adult and $20 per child, 12 and under, if post marked on, or before June
15th. Admission at the door will be $65 donation per adult and $20 per
child, 12 and under, limited to seating.
Plate Lunches will be available at the Conference Center on Saturday between
2 and 3 P.M. for a small donation of three to four dollars. There will also
be special surprise guests, as well as solar observing with the telescopes
using protective optics, light and radiation filters, weather permitting.
Day Three, Sunday, June 29th: Again, weather permitting, festivities will
continue on Sunday and are open to the public! Esteemed speaker Beth Rigby
will be presenting a special talk and demonstration of "Global Dance" high
atop Roan Mountain at the beautiful and mysterious "Cloudland Park" located
6,400 feet up, beginning promptly at 10 A.M. This will be a wonderful way to
invigorate your senses while enjoying the mountain environment. The ARC 2003
website ~ Www.AlternateRealities.orG offers more information about Roan
Mountain Wilderness Areas.
New to this year's public awareness event the conference will include "A
Look Back", beginning sharply at 11 A.M. and continuing for one hour until
12 P.M. Each speaker from The ARC 2003 will host a private review of their
experiences and scheduled lectures from our Saturday morning and afternoon
program and everyone is invited to attend. This is your chance to meet,
converse, get autographs and copies of their books, or have pictures made -
time permitting, with your favorite speakers appearing at this year's annual
conference. Media and press correspondents should call (423) 943-6477 in
advance for interviews.
Sunday Picnic and Group Tour: Be sure to bring along a picnic lunch, not
provided, while you enjoy the many breathtaking views from the top of Roan
Mountain as you dine. Lunch will be from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. After lunch
everyone is invited to join us for a guided, group tour of the world's
highest Rhododendron Gardens, which are at the peak of their bloom this time
of year. While on the tour, we will stop by a spot that actually could be a
regular and repetitive landing site for something very unusual. Don't forget
to bring your cameras for a very unique picture taking opportunity.
According to the State Park, parking fees for Cloudland Park, including the
world famous Rhododendron Gardens, are $3 per vehicle.
Registration Cost Summary: This is a non-profit event. The minimum admission
donation for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ~ June 27th, 28th, and 29th ~ is
$50 per adult if postmarked before June 15th, and $65 per adult at the
door, with $20 per child, 12 and under. Reserved seating for the evening of
Friday, June 27th, including dinner with the speakers, is an additional $20
donation per person. All programs of the conference are limited to seating
and advance registrations for the conference and well as reservations for
dinner are highly recommended.
Conference Videos, Shirts, and Coffee Mugs: The ARC 2003 Conference will be
professionally video taped to preserve the essence of this memorable event.
To reserve your limited edition copy of The ARC 2003 Video, or pickup your
very own conference/organization T-shirts, sweatshirts, or coffee mugs
please visit our online store called "The E.T. Outlet" located online at
For additional conference details please visit the conference website at
Www.AlternateRealities.orG. To learn more about the host of this year's
public awareness event, please visit us at www.USUFOCenter.com. If you have
any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this year's conference
program, please feel free to contact us by email at
or call (423) 943-6477. Conference Inquiries may
also be mailed to the United States UFO Information and Research Center,
Post Office Box 153, Unicoi, TN 37692 USA.
Clear Skies, and Happy Skywatching!
Stacey Allen McGee
Founder and National Director
United States UFO Information and Research Center
The Alternate Realities Conference
Mailing Address & Telephone Number:
Post Office Box 153, Unicoi, TN 37692 USA
Sightings & Information Hotline: (423) 735-0848
Office Telephone and Meeting Information: (423) 943-6477
Quotes: "Chance favors the prepared mind..." ~ Lewis Pasteur
"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea
that anything is possible." ~ Ray Bradbury
"The biggest question facing humanity is not when are we going to learn, but
rather when are we going to act according to what we already know." ~ Author
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