Calvin Parker – The Pascagoula Alien Abduction
Sharon Lauve Komorn – Alien Experiencers: Understanding the Phenomenon
Lester Velez – Experiencing High Strangeness
Lester Velez will share stories and discuss OPUS, the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support, as well as its mission: to reach out and provide help and support to those who have encountered extraordinary paranormal experiences.
Lester Velez is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Beginning in September of 1970, he served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer and was later vice president of Luscombe Engineering, a Silicon-Valley based manufacturer’s representative company. He joined MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, in 1991 and has held the following positions: Field investigator, Training Coordinator for field investigators, the Assistant State Director in Northern California, Chairman of the A.E.R.C. (Abduction Experiencer Research Committee), and team leader of the A.R.T. (Abduction Response Team). Also during that time, he became a facilitator for an abduction support group in San Jose California, and in 1994 co-founded OPUS, the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support.