Speakers at City Farm

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City Farm

456 N Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA 98532

Vince Ynzunza (Host of Pacific NorthWEIRD) & John Roe (local UFO eyewitness)

Vince Ynzunza is the director and writer of Pacific NorthWEIRD, a video series which chronicles the strange, paranormal, and unusual happenings of the Pacific Northwest – covering everything from the region’s rich UFO history to its unofficial cryptid mascot, Sasquatch – as well as a number of topics in between such as eccentric local celebrities, strange landmarks, and paranormal activity.

Vince spoke about the strange UFO and flying saucer history of Chehalis and Lewis County and introduced local private pilot and UFO eyewitness, John Roe, who discussed some of his experiences in the area.

John was born September 15, 1945 in Chehalis, Washington. He grew up in Vader, Washington and graduated from Toledo High School in 1963. He started flight training at Chehalis Airport in 1965 and received his pilot’s license a few years later.

While UFO reports were almost a daily occurrence during his teen years, John was not a supporter of the “little green men” theories that were wafting about at the time. A true skeptic by all measures, he was a firm believer in the results of the U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book, that nearly all UFO cases could be explained away by natural circumstances surrounding the numerous reports of the day. 

It wasn’t until a few personal UFO sightings that John experienced in the Pacific Northwest that he began to question these beliefs. As an aviator, it became very difficult for John to reconcile the science of aviation with the strange sighting that had become a part of his life. Nothing in the natural world could fully explain what he had seen, twice, during his lifetime. 

Maybe some things are best left “unexplained”!

Howard Batie (Alien abduction hypnotherapist)

Howard Batie is a Chehalis resident with many years of research and knowledge in the field of Ufology. He is an internationally-published award-winning author (Awakening the Healer Within, 2000; Healing Body, Mind & Spirit: A Guide to Energy-Based Healing, 2003; Spiritual Journeys: A Practical Methodology for Accelerated Spiritual Development and Experiential Exploration, 2015; The ETs Speak: Who We Are & Why We’re Here, 2016; Trans-Scalar Healing: A Holistic Healing Technique For Self, Others And Gaia, 2017; and The Art Of Metaphysical Communication: Conversations With The Other Side, 2018.).

Howard delivered his lecture “The ETs Speak: Who We Are & Why We’re Here”.

David Schneider

David Schneider is a writer/novelist.  He has also been a producer/director of television and radio in the advertising industry.  In 1968 his father brought home a book titled Chariots of the Gods. Having witnessed a UFO when age 10, it directed his inquisitive nature to the subject of ETs and UFOs.  In the ’90s he became an avid researcher on books about the Roswell Crash, including The Roswell Incident, The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell, and The Day after Roswell.

David combined his love of research with his love of writing.  He read excerpts from his recently released novel, Hoaxes Roswell (the first in a series), and shared why he wrote it, for whom, and its importance to carrying on the efforts of the UFO community to a whole new generation.

David lives in Gresham, Oregon and has a website at Schneiderwriter.com.

Scott Schaefer (Director of The Maury Island Incident)

Scott Schaefer is a three-time National Emmy Award winning Writer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, PBS/Disney) with over 33 years’ experience in media, including over 20 as a Director and Producer, six of which were spent in the trenches of Hollywood.

His directing credits includes for the TV shows Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t!(Showtime) where he was nominated for a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directing in a Reality Show (2005), Sightings (a UFO show for Paramount Pictures), The Arsenio Hall Show (Paramount), Totally Hidden Video(Fox), The Late Show (Fox), Fox On-Air Promotions, Almost Live! (KING-TV, where he won 6 Local Emmy Awards) and many others in-between.

Scott Schaefer screened his UFO short film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ and told the story of one of the strangest flying saucer encounters to happen in the state of Washington.

Shanelle Schanz (Grandaughter of Kenneth Arnold)

Shanelle Schanz is the granddaughter of famed UFO eyewitness, Kenneth Arnold. She has spent most of her life residing in Boise, Idaho where her grandfather lived and loved. She studied at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington in 2002. She also was Gallery Attendant for Archer Art Gallery on the Clark College campus. She currently is working on an Associate degree in Philosophy and the College of Western Idaho.

Shanelle has been a guest on many shows like “Third Phase of the Moon” with Denice Marcel (granddaughter of Jesse Marcel), Tim Beckley’s podcast “Exploring the Bizarre”, Mack Maloney’s podcast, as well as appearing with Bruce Maccabee on a podcast about his book about her grandfather’s sighting, “Three Seconds in June.” She has also been a guest on “Coast to Coast AM with George Noory”.

Shanelle spoke about Arnold and showed never-before-seen documents belonging to her grandfather.

James Clarkson (UFO investigator and author)

James Clarkson is an Investigator who has stood in two worlds for many years – a career criminal investigator and a lifelong researcher of the UFO Mystery. He has been a plainclothes military police investigator, a 20-year career city police officer who has had many titles: patrol supervisor, detective sergeant, fatal accident team manager and training officer. After retiring with 20 years regular police service, he became a child abuse detective and then completed another decade of service as a fraud investigator for a Washington state agency.

Meanwhile, for over 30 years he has studied the mystery of UFOs with the same attention to detail that he applied to criminal investigations. In 1986 he joined the Mutual UFO Network. Applying the same passion for solving mysteries to the world of High Strangeness, James Clarkson serves as the Washington State Director of MUFON and the Special Assignments Team for MUFON. He has lectured at many UFO events across the country and in Paris as well as appearances on radio and TV. He is the author of TELL MY STORY- June Crain, the Air Force & UFOs as well as the Westport UFO Crash Retrieval Event.

James presented “THEY CAME HERE FIRST – The Strange History of UFOs in the Pacific Northwest”.

Speaker panel (Moderated, Audience Questions)

Q&A with the speakers in a panel discussion MC’d by Vince Ynzunza.