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R Scott Nelson served 20 years in the US Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Interpreter, a “Crypto-Linguist” in Russian, Spanish and Persian, during which time he conducted the Collection, Transcription and Analysis of hundreds of hours of the human voice on tape. He is a two-time graduate of the U.S. Navy Cryptologic Voice Transcription School at Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD), San Angelo, Texas (Russian and Spanish). Graduate of U.S. Navy Communications Intelligence Analysis and Reporting School at NSGD, San Angelo, Texas. After retiring from the Navy, Scott spent 20 years teaching at Wentworth Military College, and another three years at Missouri Military Academy as Chair of the Philosophy and Language Department.
Peripheral to his teaching career, in 2008, Scott stumbled upon the “Sierra Sounds”, which he now calls “The Berry/Morehead Tapes” in which he recognized that the creatures were speaking a complex Human-like Language.
Katie Paige is Colorado MUFON’s State Director. She is a STAR Investigator for MUFON and is the team lead/administrator for MUFON’s MARRS Team. She’s the host of MUFON What’s Up Radio Broadcast on KGRADB.com along with her cohosts Chris Deperno and Tara Diulus.
Katie also conducts independent investigations and research, she has been a presenter at several conferences and has appeared on many radio shows and podcasts, including Coast to Coast with George Knapp, Spaced Out Radio, and Coast to Coast’s Dark Becomes Light with Heidi Hollis and many more. Most recently, Katie can be seen on Travel Channels UFO Witness, Gaia’s Beyond Belief with George Noory, Small Town Monsters; On the Trail of UFO’s Night Visitors and will appear in Ron James’s new film Accidental Truth.
Katieis the author of; Letters of Love & Light - Four Decades of UFO Encounters, Experiences & Sightings Shared with Ufologist R. Leo Sprinkle Ph.D.
She is currently writing her second book: High Strangeness on a Colorado Ranch; The Colorado “Skinwalker” Ranch – Craft, Cattle, Copters, Cryptids, and Cover-Ups. Katie has personal ties to the Colorado ranch. This is what has motivated her interest in ufology, to find answers to all her experiences.
Katie’s presentation will take you on a personal journey, as she shares with you what she’s uncovered in her decade-long pursuit of answers to her experiences on a Colorado Ranch. In UFO folklore, it was known as the “Clearview” Ranch and pre-dates the Skinwalker Ranch by over a decade and a half.
Jim Myers was born in the U.S., but spent 28 years living internationally in Kenya, Senegal and France. Jim and his wife Daphne have dual French-American citizenship, and Jim is fluent in both French and English. Most of Jim’s early career was spent working in the non-profit world, and for a period of 8 years Jim served as crisis manager for an organization working in 30 countries, with 1200 people living in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Jim has been a Sasquatch enthusiast since his youth, especially after watching “The Legend of Boggy Creek” at the age of 10. Fast forward to 2009 when Jim and his family moved back to the U.S., and Jim was able to pursue his long-time interest in Sasquatch research. In 2013 they opened the Sasquatch Outpost store, and in 2016 built the Sasquatch Encounter Discovery Museum. The Outpost and museum have become a destination for travelers from all over North America, and to date some 60,000 guests have visited the museum. Jim’s understanding of Sasquatch identity and behavior has gone through numerous changes over the years, and he has become an avid proponent of the paranormal (Woo) aspects of these amazing Forest People.
Mindy Tautfest is the Dean of MUFON University, Director of Oklahoma MUFON, and a member of the Experiencer Resource Team (ERT). She joined MUFON as a member in 2019, became a Field Investigator that year, and was promoted to SD in 2020. She joined the ERT in 2022 as a way to further help experiencers process their sometimes difficult encounters. In 2022, she began work revamping MUFON’s Case Management System which all Field Investigators use to conduct UFO investigations. Her work continued with major updates to the training curriculum found at MUFON’s online learning platform where she was officially named Dean of MUFON University by MUFON’s Executive Director David MacDonald.
An Oklahoma native, she got her start investigating hauntings in the Sooner State in search of answers to her own mystifying experiences. Mindy has worked as an ICU Nurse with ACLS certification on assignments across the nation and has volunteered her time to Disaster Relief efforts including the Colorado Black Forest Fires, Hurricane Katrina, and the devastating May 3,1999 Moore Tornado.
In 2016, Mindy suffered a brain aneurysm resulting in a Near Death Experience where she found herself in a place known as the Void. Although traditionally thought of as a separate phenomenon, in a recent study of submitted Experiencer Questionnaires, MUFON’s ERT has discovered that a staggering 55% of UFO Experiencers also reported having a Near Death Experience. This is a little understood statistic, but Mindy’s personal encounter with the Near Death phenomenon combined with years of investigations into UFO encounters, places her in a unique position to understand the underlying connections and after effects seen as a result of these enigmatic events. Her book, Dying To Meet Them, chronicling her incredible journey from NDE to UAP is due out in 2023.
Mindy has appeared as a guest on numerous podcasts across the United States speaking about UFO sightings, breaking news in Ufology, Near Death Experiences, and High Strangeness in Oklahoma. She has had articles published in the MUFON Journal as well as internationally in Outer Limits Magazine. Her investigation of the 1975 Miracle Mountains Schoolyard Encounter was designated as MUFON’s Top Case of Interest in 2021.This major U.S. schoolyard encounter mimics so many others from around the world including those taking place at the 1966 Australian Westall High School and the 1994 Zimbabwe Ariel School sightings. Mindy presented the incredible findings of her investigation into these unique encounters at the 2022 International MUFON Symposium in Denver, CO.
Brandon Maughon is a Documentary Filmmaker originally from rural Alabama, where the pine trees are vast and stories are told with a slow, southern drawl. Brandon moved to New Orleans when he was 18 with a light in his eyes and an eagerness in his heart to be a storyteller. He has also been a commercial video editor and director for over 20 years.
Brandon’s first documentary is “The Town That Loved Bigfoot.” The story of a sleepy southern town on the cusp of extension that is brought back to life by becoming the official Bigfoot Capital of Alabama. The characters in this documentary are warm, charming, and leave you wanting to hear more of their mysterious encounters. Brandon is currently in production on another documentary about the mysterious serial killer “The Axeman of New Orleans.” Coming soon.
Brandon is filming a documentary of the Pikes Peak Paranormal Conference!
You can be a part of the upcoming movie!
Alan Megargle is a filmmaker, event organizer, paranormal investigator and Bigfoot researcher. He produced the film Minerva Monster and directed the films, The Back 80: A Modern Day Bigfoot Encounter, Ghosts in Ghost Towns: Haunting the Wild West, The Bigfoot Alien Connection Revealed and the Friday Night Movie, Alien Contact in the Rockies. Alan currently produces and co-stars in the paranormal adventure series Trails to the Unknown on Amazon Prime. He began conducting Bigfoot investigations with the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (B.F.R.O.) in his home state of Ohio over a decade ago. Alan has had numerous encounters and has witnessed many strange occurrences that have provided fuel to his quest for seeking answers. Now residing in Colorado, Alan continues to search for evidence and seeks to make definitive contact with the creature known as Sasquatch. Along with his friends, Alan runs a yearly Bigfoot campout called Bigfoot Adventure Weekends where he teaches attendees how to conduct their own investigations and takes them out to search for the elusive Sasquatch.
Ron Meyer owns a film production company Centre Communications. He has produced and Directed feature films, including the first feature film for discovery communications “legend of the spirit dog “He is author of two novels with Mark Reeder, and two other novels, their latest being Bigfoot Singularity. Ron leads flow workshops, is a 5th black belt in Aikido and a world-renowned fossil collector. He lives in Louisville, Colorado, USA
Recently he produced the number one streaming documentary series on Amazon prime about serial killers. As a follow-up to the highly successful series “chasing Bigfoot,” he's produced a documentary feature called The Bigfoot Alien Connection Revealed. The movie has garnered over 1 million views in less than five months.
Ron’s quote, “There is little doubt that Bigfoot contact experiences are real. To my surprise it turned out that these experiences were chosen for each individual by what can only be called an alien nonhuman intelligence.”
Erin Taylor has been investigating the paranormal since 2013, although she has been obsessed with all things spooky since she was a little girl. Her first book, Sleeping Among Spirits, came out on Amazon Fall of 2022, and her second book Unfinished Business is currently underway (hopefully will be out for the conference!) She has also been published in The Morbid Curious journal and Haunted magazine. Erin has also been seen lurking in the background of the streaming series Haunted Hotels Live: Dead Inns as the chat producer. When she’s not chasing unseen entities with her team, Cheyenne Mountain Paranormal, Erin spends time with her family and fur babies, traveling, and attending concerts or the theater. She holds two master’s degrees and is licensed in Colorado as a Professional Counselor.
David Eller is a Cryptozoologist and Bigfoot field researcher headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. He has studied Bigfoot and other cryptids and unexplained phenomenon since he was 8 years old. He has been in the field hunting and doing research for over 30 years. David is the founder and Lead Investigator of P.U.R.S.U.E. - The Paranormal Unit for the Research and Study of Unexplained Events . David discovered the Pagoda Site in February of 2021. This site has been called "The Holy Grail of Bigfoot Sites" by other researchers because of the many structures, markers, interactions and communications. He has hunted adventure across the U.S., parts of Canada and in a number of other countries. He hunts one particular non-bigfoot cryptid regularly in Utah and other areas of the Four Corners states. David is currently working on a book about the Pagoda Site which will be available later this year. He is also working on another book with a fellow researcher. And he is working on a Bigfoot museum to be opened in Tennessee. David has a weekly segment on the WPPG Radio morning show. "Bigfoot 101 with David Eller", a live 10-minute segment at 6:30 every Friday morning.
Brenda Harris was born in Shiprock, New Mexico and raised in Farmington, NM. She is a Native American (Navajo) and married with three children. She has lived on the reservation in Upper Fruitland, NM since 1986. She has been doing Bigfoot research and investigations for over 25 years. She created the New Mexico Shadow Seekers team in 2010 which includes the YouTube channel under New Mexico Shadow Seekers. She has also been on several TV shows including Monster & Mysteries, twice on Finding Bigfoot, Ghost Adventures and Unsolved Mystery. She has also been a guest on many radio shows. Brenda’s message to people is to be careful out in the woods.
Chuck Zukowski is a Principal IC Mask Design Engineering Consultant with his company, Zukowski Consulting. He has over 30 years of Graphic Mix Signal Microchip design and is a former Reserve Deputy Sheriff with El Paso County Sheriff’s Department, Colorado
For about 35 years Chuck has been researching and investigating the UFO/Paranormal phenomenon. As a field investigator, he’s appeared on radio and television shows discussing his investigations. Chuck approaches every investigation from a skeptical point of view looking for any known possibility before claiming otherwise. He also implements innovative field experiments from time to time to enhance his investigations looking for new evidence.
In September of 2016 famed writer from Boston, Ben Mezrich released his book, “The 37th Parallel”, The Secret Truth Behind America’s UFO Highway. This book was written about Chuck Zukowski and his life involved with the UFO phenomenon. It was a New York Times best seller and has been optioned for a movie with Warner Bros/New Line Cinema.
In June of 2019 Chuck hosted his own TV show on the Travel Channel called, “Alien Highway”. With his son Daniel Zukowski, and ghost investigator, Heather Taddy, he and his team traveled across the Midwest covering some of Chuck’s personal investigations. Alien Highway was depicted many times by main stream media as one of the top TV shows to watch.
Chuck hosts the website UFOnut.com, “Unconventional Flying Objects Non-Human Unrecognizable Technologies.” His website displays over 100 blogs Chuck has written on various types of information on the UFO/Paranormal field which also includes his research and investigations. He also has numerous videos on YouTube under the “UFOnut” heading, which portrays more of his work.
Jason Frank BSN, RN, MAT Specialist
A lifelong Colorado Native, hunter, fisherman, explorer and an Veteran Airborne Infantryman of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Jason has been featured on “Coast to Coast AM”, “Blue Rock Talk”, “You Don’t know Squatch”, “Small Town Monsters”, “Bigfoot of the Rockies Outdoor Adventures”, and many more! Jason is the Author of the book “Hairy’s- True On Going Stories of Sasquatch In The Colorado Rockies”, which chronicles his journey from oblivious “normal person” to one of an “Intimate Knower”. Jason has had over 350 close encounters with these “Mythical Creatures”, most within 10ft, including accidental physical contact! Join him to learn and discuss the journey, future hopes and plans as Jason and his friend Kenny Collins strive towards a friendship with one particular Bigfoot Jason named “Elvis”.
The Cripple Creek District Museum, needed a host for their ghost tours, so they held a seance.
The Undertaker appeared.
He's been telling the stories of the Spirits who've never left Cripple Creek ever since.
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!