About: Donald R. Schmitt is an internationally acclaimed investigative journalist and five-time best selling author. He is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies of Chicago, where he served as director of special investigations for ten years. His first book, UFO Crash at Roswell was made into the Golden Globe nominated best TV movie ROSWELL and his definitive work, Witness to Roswell was the best selling UFO book in the world for 2007 and 2008, which is being made into the motion picture Majic Men by Stellar Productions. His current book Inside the Real Area 51; The Secret History of Wright Patterson, went best-seller on Amazon in 11 days. A co-founder of the world famous International UFO Museum and Research Center, he also serves as an advisor to their board of directors. Presently, he is an associate producer of the feature film “701,” due for release in 2015. He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS 48 Hours, Paul Harvey News, Larry King Live, and hundreds of other programs around the world.
Talk Synopsis: Inside the Real Area 51: The Secret History of Wright Patterson
The true nature of what actually crashed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947 remains classified. Only a select few have ever had access to the truth about what became known as Area 51. But what happened to the remnants of that crash is shrouded in even greater mystery. What began in the high desert of New Mexico ended at Wright-Patterson, an ultra top-secret Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitation was buried deep within this nuclear stronghold. How tragic that such seismic news should be kept from the people of the world—pieces of history, now quickly dwindling into oblivion as the last of the secret-keepers passes on. In spite of its rich and historic military service to our nation, Wright- Patterson also stands as the secret tomb of one of the greatest occurrences in recorded history. But be prepared, the real Area 51—Wright Patterson’s vault—is about to be opened.
Date: February 13, 2014
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 AM