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Close Encounter Confessions: Diverse Perceptions of Alien Intent.

The evidence accumulated by leading ET researchers over the last several decades indicates that there are multiple alien species whose human-focused agendas are not only murky in intent but seem inconsistent with each other. Using the alien-agenda baselines established by notables John Mack, Budd Hopkins, Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Dr. David Jacobs, Yvonne Smith, and others as a backdrop, this presentation will introduce and examine diverse testimony given by new witnesses, identified and interviewed by the speaker, that joins the debate, “ET, friend or foe?”

(The presentation will include both audio and video clips from some of these new witnesses.)


Raymond Szymanski, is the acknowledged expert on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and its alien connections. In his first book, *Alien Shades of Greys: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitation to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Beyond, Raymond reveals compelling photographic evidence and research that supports long held rumors of Wright-Patterson’s alien involvement. Forty years of employment at the fabled Air Force Base, where Roswell crash wreckage was examined, has given Raymond unique access to locations and individuals providing tantalizing information on Men in Black, alien burial sites, and the elusive Hangar 18.

In the 2nd book of his *Alien Shades of Greys trilogy, Victoria’s Secret Truth, Raymond presents an in-depth, convincing two-year case study for Close Encounters of the 7th Kind that crosses multiple generations of the same family. Therein, Raymond shares all the evidence that includes medical, clinical, photographic, audio, and video, which will allow the reader to arrive at unavoidable conclusions regarding possible alien contact.

The final entry in the trilogy is Swamp Gas My Ass (SGMA), the true exploits of two American heroes who intercepted the famous 1966 Michigan Swamp Gas UFO, an interplanetary visitor that government officials tried to explain away as “marsh gas”. This and many other formerly secret military aviation history events are told through the recorded interviews and written memoirs of the two U.S. fighter-interceptor pilots who lived them.

Raymond has appeared on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series, The Discovery Channel’s Expedition X Premier Episode (where host, Josh Gates referred to Ray as “my Wright-Patt guy”), Dayton Fox 45 Morning Show, Youngstown NBC Morning Show, The Boom Boom Room with Ray Mancini, and has been quoted and amusingly misquoted in every major UK tabloid including The Sun, The Express, and The Daily Mail.

Raymond holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Detroit (1975). In 1983 he completed his graduate studies in Computer Engineering at Wright State University.

From 1983 -1993 he led the Ada Joint Program Office’s Evaluation and Validation Team sponsored by the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He served two years as the first Director of the WPAFB Installation Civilian Wellness Program, impacting the lives of 12,000 base civilians.

In addition to dozens of annual performance awards received in his distinguished career, Raymond has received two of the highest Air Force Civilian awards: The Air Force Civilian Achievement Award, and the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.

In his spare time he ran 16 marathons, including the 2010 and 2015 Boston Marathons.

He retired in 2011 as a Senior Engineer/Scientist from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.