Organisers of the 17th annual UFO conference in Cornwall are asking people to open their minds Organised by the Cornwall UFO Research Group, the event on Saturday, October 12 will be held at Truro College.

Established in 1995 the Cornwall UFO Research Group (C.U.F.O.R.G) hosts the longest running annual conference on UFOs and associated phenomena in the South West The conference will feature four of the most prominent UFO authorities and speakers from around the globe. Discussing the latest topics in their field each will let the audience have their say with Q&A sessions on the speakers talks.

This year speakers include Jo Ann Richards, who claims her husband, Mark Richards, and his father, Ellis Loyd Richards, were involved with top-level military intelligence operations since World War II.  Adding : "Many of these operations included on-world and off-world contact and battles with various alien species."

Jo Ann Richards will discuss the "Exeter Interstellar Treaty Conference that occurred in June 1961", saying that similar conferences still take place. And that attendees can "learn about the non-human species in attendance and the treaty drafted. Enjoy the stories of the friendships that developed between a unique group of children – humans and non-humans – as reported by Capt Mark Richards. 

Keynote speaker Nigel Mortimer will talk about his UFO investigations for over 30years, since his own "close encounter" in Yorkshire in 1980.

Nigel was the founder of the independent UFO network (IUN) andsays he had a very close UFO encounter which "enabled him to establish psychic communication through channeling with a Celestial Being called Sharlek".

Since then, over the past thirty-three years, he has been guided along a life journey into the realms of the unknown.

Speaker Lucy Pringle, a founder member of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies and an international authority on the subject, will talk on physiological and psychological effects reported by people after visiting or being in the vicinity of a crop formation. 

Simon's Stidever talk will focus on the demise of Atlantis, and how the “blue-prints” of life were magnetically recorded onto Mica before they were lost to mankind into the great depths of the ocean. In this talk we will hear an "extraordinary story of an ordinary man from Exeter, initiated and appointed as a Guardian of the blue prints of life.

Organisers say with limited spaces for the event people need to book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are priced £19.50 in advance or £22.50 on the door, with doors open from 9.00am to 6pm. first speaker 9.50am

A spokesman said: "With more UFO and paranormal activity taking place in Cornwall than anywhere else in the UK the 17th Annual CUFORG conference is set to be out of this world."