UFO enthusiasts, ghost hunters, and bigfoot researchers gathered in Cripple Creek this weekend for the first Pikes Peak Paranormal Conference. Founded by cryptozoologist and monster hunter David Eller and paranormal author Jeanne Gripp, the Pikes Peak Paranormal Conference brought together representatives from a wide array of paranormal disciplines, including experts like Chuck Zukowski and Katie Paige, the director of Colorado’s chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).
In May, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee held a public hearing on unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP), or as most people know them, UFOs. The hearing marked a historic shift in how the government has approached the topic of UFOs. No longer are UFOs the subject of ridicule and derision, but a legitimate subject of inquiry for the military and the federal government.
The U.S. House Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3) Subcommittee held an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon, or UAP, which addressed the work of the recently created UAP Task Force. It was the first public hearing regarding the U.S. government’s investigations into unexplained phenomena since the 2017 New York Times article which revealed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a military program that investigated reports of UFOs, and the June, 2021, release of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s preliminary report from the UAP Task Force.