By Heather Ibbotson
If you are interested in UFO research, alien encounters, crop circles or astral travel, the three-day Alien Cosmic Expo to be held in Brantford from June 26 to 28 will be the place to be.
The first-time event will bring a who's who of acclaimed international researchers of UFO and related phenomenon, as well as a host of fascinating vendors, to the Best Western Brant Park Inn on Holiday Drive.
Renowned UFO researcher and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer and Jason Martell of the History Channel's Ancient Aliens program are among 24 guest speakers who will deliver lectures over the three days.
Others guests include Colorado-based crop circle researcher Patty Greer and Brantford's own Bob Mitchell, who will speak about alien encounters.
Stu Bundy from MUFON will also share the stage with researcher Luigi Venditelli and Emily Trim, who will speak of her multiple-witness, childhood close encounter at a school in Zimbabwe.
Ticket prices for the event range from $25 to $35 for single lectures (available online and at the door) to single-day tickets at $125 to a full three-day pass for $298.
Admission is free to the exhibitor's hall -- throughout the three-day event -- where visitors not attending lectures can browse among a host of mediums, aura photographers and alternative health practitioners, as well as meet event experts, each of whom will have a table in the hall.
Visitors can also mingle with the speakers during the free breakfast on Friday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seats for the breakfast must be reserved online in advance and a donation to the food bank is recommended on arrival.
With international experts from the world of extraterrestrials, out-of-body experiences, alien encounters, past-life regression, soul readings, psychic mediums and more, the event promises to be one of the largest events of its kind in Canada this year, organizers say.
"ACE is a conference of scientific study of extraterrestrial life and occurrences," said event spokesperson Jo-Anne Eadie.
"We wanted to create an event with professionalism, credibility and integrity," she said.
Eadie said the guest experts will speak on a wide variety of topics from alien abduction to crop circles to past lives, psychic readings and ancient Egyptian connections to other worldly beings.
"We've gathered them together for one weekend with some spectacular vendors on display," she said.
"ACE is devoted to uniting individuals who think outside of the box and see what others deem impossible."
At a Glance
What: Alien Cosmic Expo
When: Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28
Where: Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive
Ticket prices range from $25/$35 for single lectures to $298 for a full three-day pass.
Free admission to the exhibition hall, throughout the event, featuring vendors including mediums, channelers and alternative health practitioners.
Visit http://www.aliencosmicexpo.com/ for complete event information, including lecture topics, speaker biographies, times and ticket prices.