FREE MEETING ~ VA MUFON Meeting at Logan’s in Fairfax: Saturday ~ NOON to 3:30

FREE MEETING ~ VA MUFON Meeting at Logan’s in Fairfax: Saturday ~ NOON to 3:30 ~ EATING AT NOON ~ MEETING AT 1:15PM ~ More Info Below!

Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant (Garage Room)
12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax VA

JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND MEETING OF 2016! LOTS TO DISCUSS AS WE CONTINUE TO LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE TOP CASES OF 2015 FOR VIRGINIA MUFON. THIS WILL BE OUR SECOND INSTALLMENT AND WE’LL HAVE TO COVER MORE CASES THAN LAST TIME, SO BE PREPARED FOR MORE FASCINATING CASES. BEN AND TONY TOOK SOME GREAT SHOTS FROM THE INT’L UFO CONGRESS, AN OPEN MINDS CONFERENCE HELD IN ARIZONA. WE RAN OUT OF TIME AND HAD SOME DIFFICULTIES SHOWING THESE PHOTOS LAST TIME, SO WE’LL TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AND HOPEFULLY BEN OR TONY CAN NARRATE. ED HRUNENI WILL BE JOINING US WITH HIS USUAL GOOD SPIRIT, INSIGHTFUL VIDEOS AND A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT MUFON, WITH THE WINNER TAKING HOME 75%!

A QUICK CALENDAR OF UPCOMING DATES. MORE INFO TO COME. MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES:

APRIL 2 ~ MUFON Meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse
APRIL 9 ~ FRINGE NEW JERSEY ~ I plan to go to this one-day event with the fine folks from New Jersey. Larry Arnold on Spontaneous Human Combustion, William V. Rausher (heavy-weight Paranormal Author), Linda Zimmerman on the Hudson Valley UFOs, Peter Robbins on Weather Modification, Creativity in the Fringe Visual Arts Roundtable, Joanna Ebenstein from the Morbid Anatomy Museum on an odd Anatomical Venus. There is an optional dinner to follow and usually an amazing PARTY not to be missed. Tickets going fast: See  www.fringenewjersey.com.
MAY 7 ~ MUFON Meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse ~ We have to soldier on without Ed on this one (Ed’s vacation.)
JUNE 10 ~ FORTFEST has been booked for June 11 & 12 in Hanover, Maryland at the usual haunts! Details soon. Ed Hruneni will be with us to help in so many ways.
JULY TBA ~ MUFON Meeting at Logan’s Roadhouse
AUG 27-28 ~ MUFON Int’l Symposium ~ Orlando, Florida. Events start Thursday for those interested in extra sessions. Details at: www.mufon.com.

We’ll quickly recap Ben & Tony’s take on the 2016 International UFO Congress. Hard to believe this was the 25th annual conference out in the desert. The hotel venue has changed over the years but is currently held in Scottsdale Arizona amid the cacti. At the last meeting, we weren’t able to properly review the images Ben and Tony brought back, so we’ll take another brief look.

ED HRUNENI IS ONBOARD WITH US
Ed is kind enough to open our meetings with a bang — by setting up all the A/V equipment and holding a raffle. The winner receives 75% of the purse, so it’s fun and helps raise a little bit of money for VA MUFON.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2015 CASES, PART 2
To do justice to an entire year’s UFO cases in the state, I’ll have to take more than a couple meetings to do so. I started the process at February’s meeting and we’ll continue to march on this review. I’m hoping some of the investigators will chime in with their observations on the cases. Both the Investigator’s Test and the Case Management System continue to be in the midst of an editorial and engineering redesign, so I’ll touch on that as well.

THOSE THAT ARE NEW TO THE LIST, WELCOME! THERE ARE DIRECTIONS BELOW AND INFORMATION ON BECOMING A FIELD INVESTIGATOR. WE DO NEED FIELD INVESTIGATORS WHO GET CERTIFIED AND THEN HAVE THE INITIATIVE TO TAKE ON CASES AND COMPLETE THEM. THE TEST IS OPEN-BOOK AND THEN AFTER PASSING THE TEST YOU MERELY NEED TO “JUST DO IT,” AS THEY SAY.

Directions to the meeting follows at the end. Hope to see you there.

Sue Swiatek
Virginia State Director ~ MUFON

www.mufonva.com/

Becoming a Member or Field Investigator

I constantly get emails from people interested in becoming Members or Field Investigators. The basic storyline to become an Investigator is that you need to become a Journal Subscribing Member and also purchase the latest Investigator’s Manual then take the OPEN BOOK test and get an 80% score or above. BEFORE YOU CLICK AROUND AND START ORDERING SOMETHING — THERE ARE MANY BUNDLES INVOLVING JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTIONS (hard-copy OR electronic OR both) AND FI MANUALS (hard-copy OR electronic OR both) As well as ON-LINE TRAINING. So as you can see, there are some variables to consider.

If you KNOW that you ONLY want to subscribe to the Journal, then click here:

https://store.mufon.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1YRMBR

 

If you THINK you just MIGHT want to become a Field Investigator before long, then don’t pass up the chance to save on a “bundle” of items such as the Investigator’s Manual plus Training Videos, etc. Look around on the site before you commit.

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DIRECTIONS TO VA MUFON MEETINGS & ADDRESS OF MD MUFON MEETINGS

State chapter meetings are FREE ~ please order food and donations are appreciated.

FAIRFAX VA ~ EATING AT NOON ~ MEETING AT 1:00PM
Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant (Garage Room)
12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax VA
http://www.logansroadhouse.com/locations.aspx
Take 495 Capital Beltway into Fairfax County, VA (8 o’clock position).
Take Rt. 66 West for about 8 miles to exit onto Rt. 286 Fairfax Co. Pkwy (formerly 7100), North towards Reston.
Stay in the right lane to Exit right down a ramp, to descend to the level with Fair Lakes Pkwy.
Go left at the light at the bottom of the ramp and you will go thru another light at the interchange. Be sure to stay straight.
Finally, take a left at the next light onto a service road called “Shoppes Lane” and locate Logan’s Roadhouse.
Lost? Call Logan’s at 703-803-8559.
Hint for Hotel right next-door: Residence Inn, 12815 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA
Or hit hotels.com or hotwire.com for local hotels and rates.

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DIRECTIONS FROM POINTS SOUTH >> FAIRFAX LOGAN’S
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Coming up from the south, take 95 North up through Richmond and Fredericksburg, VA.
Avoid the 95N & 495 Beltway interchange by doing the following:
Come up 95N then Get on 123 North in the Occoquan area (called Gordon Blvd at this juncture).
Continue on 123 North up through Lorton and reaching the Fairfax Station area.
Take ramp on right to get on Rt. 286 Fairfax Co. Pkwy (formerly 7100), North.
Pass through the interchange for Rt. 66, and Stay in the right lane.
Exit right down a ramp, to descend to the level with Fair Lakes Pkwy.
You will need to go left at the light at the bottom of the ramp and you will go thru another light at the interchange.
Then take a left at the next light onto a service road called “Shoppes Lane” and locate Logan’s.

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MARYLAND MUFON MEETINGS
Contact them thru their site: http://marylandmufon.com/
They meet at Bill Bateman’s Bistro, 566 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD
12 noon to 3 pm (410-315-7960)

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This Saturday 4/18: MUFON MD & DC Meeting Larry Holcombe The Presidents and UFOs” & BoB Lazar’s clip

RSVP

Larry Holcombe  2015

Larry Holcombe 2015

UFOS Prez 2015

The Presidents and UFOs by Larry Holcombe

We have a Double Feature for our April the 18th meeting. Our MD MUFON member “Fireman-Joe” will provide the latest video with Bob Lazar form his recent visit to the UFO Congress. Then we have our guest speaker Larry Holcombe Author of “The Presidents and UFOs”

Larry’s talk will focus on the importance of early modern presidential involvement in UFO/flying saucer issue. The importance of the Roswell incident in forming the government’s policy toward UFO issues, and the possible planned disclosure of an extraterrestrial prescience by the Nixon White House before being derailed by the Watergate scandal.
NYPOST Book Review

Larry’s book will be available for sale after our meeting.

 

As always, we welcome guests to attend who are interested in becoming new MUFON members.

Meeting Location:

Bill Bateman’s Bistro
Address:
 Lochmanns Plaza Shopping Center, 566 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone:(410) 315-7960
Click here for Directions

Wishing everyone a great Spring!

FW: VA MUFON Meeting this Saturday Feb 28th! March Meeting Set

FREE MEETING ~ VA MUFON Meeting at Logan’s in Fairfax: Saturday, FEB 28, 2015 ~ NOON to 3:30 ~ EATING AT NOON ~ MEETING AT 1:15PM

Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant (Garage Room)
12821 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax VA

Join VA MUFON for their first meeting of the year with our dear friend Ed Hruneni opening for us. He’ll bring lots of video shorts to share as well as those raffle tickets we all enjoy. This meeting Ed will be treating us to a special presentation of a look at Fatima: Close Encounter of the Third Kind? This may be somewhat controversial, but so is the entire subject of UFOs.