you believe in the paranormal and the
unexplained? Whether or not you do, the Strange
Phenomena Conference will be held in the Winona Art
Center on Saturday.
event organizer Jerry Modjeski said that this
conference is open to the public and will feature
talks by Chad Lewis, paranormal investigator and Craig
Lang, Field Director of Investigations for Mutual UFO
is an organization that has branches spreading out to
over 20 states and also includes Canada, which
specializes in investigating UFO activity.
said that the conference will feature an open
microphone session for the audience to voice their
opinions or experiences about the paranormal.
said this gives a great opportunity for believers and
non-believers of the paranormal to speak out and say
what they feel or have witnessed.
will be presenting a slide show presentation of
photographs taken during his investigation on crop
circles this summer. He also will present a
picture of a "Bigfoot" creature taken by a
witness named Dennis Murphy," Modjeski said.
to Lewis' Web site, there is a lot of UFO activity
happening in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
who is a certified hypnotherapist, has been in the
field for almost 12 years and has worked with people
who have claimed to be abducted by aliens," said
said Lewis helps them get over the experience through
hypnosis. He will be conducting his talk on his
experiences with people who have had this problem.
to Lang's Web site, some anomalies are seen in the sky
while others, such as UFO abduction and or contact
experiences, intrude deeply into people's lives.
these, the experience of the UFO encounter presents
one of the greatest challenges to our world
view. More than a witnessing, a close encounter
with the unexplained can be an up close and personal,
reality-changing event, " Modjeski said.
have done some investigating for MUFON but so far have
never witnessed any UFO's, but I do have a strong
belief in them. I'm curious to know what's out
beyond this earth. I have met with friends,
relatives, co-workers and people that you would never
think would approach you, talk about their
experiences," Modjeski said.
said that this is the first time he has organized
something like this and is eager to find out what the
people of this community have to say on Saturday.
have been to many conferences like this and it is
always a surprise to see people's reaction and
experiences because it's from people you would never
thing of," Modjeski said.
are always afraid to voice out their opinions
especially when it comes to the paranormal, but
hopefully by bringing this event to Winona we can help
somebody or anybody bring out whatever they have to
say," Modjeski said.