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The Truth is Out There In Tinley Park

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 26, 2008 7:21PM

2008_03_UFO.jpgMany of you probably remember the famous Tinley Park UFO sightings from a few years back. Still skeptical about the sightings and the companion footage? Much of the footage will be presented at the UFO Symposium happening this Saturday in Tinley Park. Sam Maranto, director of the Illinois branch of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is confident in the authenticity of the Tinley Park sightings.

Maranto said he can prove "beyond a shadow of a doubt" the red lights spotted in Tinley Park were no flares.

Maranto is a "certified MUFON field investigator" so we guess that means he would know? Maranto is being joined on a panel by four other experts who will be presenting on all things UFO-related at the symposium, including Dr. Mark Rodeghier, President and Scientific Director of the J.Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, and writer Don Scmitt, who has recently co-authored a book, Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the 60-Year Cover-Up, with Tom Carey.

Honestly, kids, we don't know how to feel about all of this. This kind of thing is always ripe for mockery; it's almost too easy. But we'd also be lying if we said we didn't believe there are actually other forms of life out there in the universe. The universe is apparently a pretty big place so it would be kind of arrogant to think we're the only tenants, you know? [Southtown Star]

The UFO Symposium, Saturday March 29, 2008, 8 a.m. - 5p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, IL. Register at the Illinois Mutual UFO Network website.

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