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The XIIth UFO Forum in Wroclaw
Reported by Robert K. Lesniakiewicz
In Saturday, 17 May 2008, the XIIth UFO Forum was held in the Cultural Center "Agora" in Wroclaw. It was the last UFO Forum at all. The Conference was organized as usual by Mr. Janusz Zagorski - who is an animator and a man, who had been in the able to create an atmosphere of the integration of the whole Polish ufological fandom. The co-organizers were "Agora" Cultural Center and the Forum Nowej Cywilizacji society. Here were also the "Czwarty Wymiar" monthly magazine, Radio Aplauz, TVK Wroclaw TV Center and the "Crystal" monthly magazine, which supported medially the UFO Forum.
The Conference's program had a broad spectrum of topics of the researches of the Unknown: from the Kirlian's photographs and the PSI-phenomena to remains of the Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind in Emilcin, which 30th anniversary had been celebrated on May 10th this year and to the newest attempts to define the UFO-phenomenon in another context than it is heralded by an official paradigm UFO = ETI, which had been formed in 1947.
Personally I noticed that there is special accent put on the spiritual and esoteric aspects of the UFO-phenomenon and its cosmic origin, which in a general line is according to the taken paradigm and various theories produced by various New Age movements. I am afraid that it dangerously push the ufology towards the strange and new religious movements - which accords with the world's trends on this field. By the way I can say that we have not any new idea on ufology sensu stricto - and we still stay in the description-period of this phenomenon. Only two Polish organizations: Center for the Unknown Phenomena Researches in Cracow (CBZA) and Poznan UFO Research Group in Poznan (PGU) came into the new period of the researches - conceptional stage, where the conclusions should be brought from the basical information of the UFO-sightings and Close Encounters with ALFs, EBEs, etc. etc. The classic ufology rounds all time in the enchanted ring of the UFO-phenomenon description and is satisfied by the scholastic explanation saying that UFOs and Ufonauts came from space and they are the Aliens from Space only. The spiritualing this phenomenon is nothing more than avoiding from attempts of the rational explanation of the UFO-phenomenon and finding the rational core(s) in the existing relations, reports and so on about the UFO-sightings and Close Encounters with UFOs and Ufonauts, especially also the PSI-CE or CE5.
This is a very interesting fact that those meetings were attended by many contactees - people, who stated that they are in the telepathy contact with Aliens from Space. The great plus of the UFO Forums was this that those people could tell about their experiences without fear and shame. They could tell about it and nobody could made them fool and laugh from them, especially some journalist, which had not grown to write about such facts. The Polish ufological fandom should be very grateful to Mr. Janusz Zagorski for that! And it is not so strange that an initiative of that UFO Forum came from such town like Wroclaw, because this town is the most dynamical place in Poland, which come back to its European roots. It is something logical that such Conference of the thoughts change should appear and acting exactly in this town. I hope that Mr. Janusz Zagorski has not thrown out his idea to integrate people thinking in the broader categories and having the wider horizons of mind? I think that we should give him the great acknowledgement and great thanks for this, what he made on field of ufology and different so called of sciences from borderland.
The event was finished with a very curious discussion among UFO-researchers such like: Mr. Janusz Zagorski, Mr. Marcin McKey-Kaczmarek, Mr. Boleslaw Kula, Mr. Zygfryd Swierkowski, Mr. Rafal Nowicki and me on a such topic: "What should ufologists do, when the UFO-phenomenon will be publicly disclosed?" We were very skeptical to the UK Government's statement of the opening the MoD and Police archives of the UFOs and CEs files. It was also reminded, that the similar announcements folded the government of Chile, Brazil, Belgium, and several different countries, what ended on nothing always but the signal about opening every time in world went oneself ruling's elites on problems of UFO. And it was always ended in this way. The ufologists got also some pieces of the sheep's cheese but the honey and bacon were still kept by rulers.
Final conclusion was unambiguous - this next was aiming to appropriating about UFO truth push ruling class and playing this so peaceably with rule knowledge = power, to turn over on one's own advantage this and to discredit ufological movement, which is able to penetrate their plotting. The whole of discussion fell out in the very disturbing tone. I think that those words were the most important ones expressed during that Conference. We should fight for the Truth of UFOs, exactly like Poles fought with the communistic regime for their freedom and national unity. Now, in 21st century we must fight for this truth of the UFO-phenomenon, which is continuously hostile taken over by economical, political and religious groups keeping the power in order to take a control over single people and societies - in the name of the united world and other honorable aims. A sample of the scare-gun personified by Arab terrorists is a ideal illustration of this, which can emerge also in the researches of Unknown. And it was an especially hostile 'memento'.
How much real it is - I do not know exactly. But watching still globalize World I think that this would be the extreme irresponsibility and the foolishness this disrespect of inflowing signals about an attitude of the World's governments to the UFO-phenomenon. And therefore I am sure, that the only education and the exchange of information is able to prevent realizing this Orwell's vision of the world of people captivated and manipulated by different men only in order to bear one's power over them, if would turned out that the Contact with Extraterrestrials is something more, than the day-dream and the devout wish of the ufologists.
Wroclaw - Jordanow, May 20, 2008
Official poster of the Conference
Panel discussion. From left to right: Mr. Boleslaw Kula, Mr. Rafal Nowicki, Mr. Robert K. Lesniakiewicz and Mr. Zygfryd Swierkowski.
Another participants of the panel discussion, from left: Mr. Marcin McKey Kaczmarek, Mr. Janusz Zagorski, Mr. Boleslaw Kula nad Mr. Rafal Nowicki.
Author with Mr. Janusz Zagorski - an animator and organizer of the Conferrence.