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April 22, 2017: Aurora Alien Encounter UFO Conference

Did You know a UFO crashed in Aurora, TX in 1897?  The City of Aurora and Vortexas invite you to come and celebrate the 120th anniversary of this bizarre event  on Saturday, April 22th, 2017 for the second annual AURORA ALIEN ENCOUNTER!


What is the Aurora Alien Encounter?

This exciting UFO Conference commemorates a strange event which occurred on April 17, 1897 when a UFO crashed in Aurora, a small town north of Fort Worth, Texas.  After the crash, an alien body was recovered and buried in the local cemetery! I’ve written about it several times here at, in posts such as these:

Space Alien Grave in Aurora: The Roswell of Texas?

New Headstone for Aurora, Texas UFO Crash Space Alien Grave

Sculpture of the 1897 UFO Crash in Aurora, Texas

Even after more than 100 years, this incident still stands out as one of the most extraordinary UFO cases of our time!

Come enjoy a full day of activities at Aurora’s local MD Resort such as:

  • featured speakers
  • vendors
  • food trucks
  • costume contest
  • raffle
  • cemetery shuttle tours to the alien burial site!
  • Starchild Skull
  • Man in Black after-party
  • and more!

Buy tickets:

 Visit this link to see a full list of ticket information: Aurora Alien Encounter tickets.

Contest: Win Tickets or an Autographed Program by Spreading the Word on Social Media!

Help us spread the word about the Aurora Alien Encounter and you just may *WIN* a ticket to this exciting UFO event and/or an Autographed Program – signed by the speakers!

Enter Daily through April 17th, 2017!

For a chance to win one of 4 Adult general admission tickets follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below:
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Aurora Alien Encounter Speakers:

David H. Childress: David H. Childress is a well-known author, researcher and TV personality who is known to his fans as “the real-life Indiana Jones.” A captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 20 books, David has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind’s past. His theories about ancient civilizations being contacted by extraterrestrials have become extremely popular in the past few years, and he has appeared on countless TV shows and at numerous conferences. David has conducted research into the 1897 Aurora UFO crash and is very familiar with the case. This will be David’s first ever appearance in Wise County, and he is very excited to bring us his latest research into “Ancient Aliens.” Make plans to come and meet David and listen to his detailed research account.

Jim Marrs: Jim Marrs is the author of numerous books including Alien Agenda and Our Occulted History. Jim will be giving a presentation about the 1897 Aurora UFO crash. For more info, check out: Jim Marrs’ biography

Nick Redfern: Nick Redfern has written a slew of books, too, including Chupacabra Roadtrip and The Real Men in Black. Nick will be speaking about a variety of bizarre Texas UFO cases. For more info, check out: Nick Redfern’s official website.

Noe Torres: Noe Torres has written several books, including The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West and Fallen Angel: UFO Crash Near Laredo, Texas. Noe will be talking about Del Rio, TX UFO crash of 1955. For more info, check out: Noe Torres’ biography.

Tui Snider: Tui Snider (that’s me!) is giving a presentation entitled “What on Earth were they Thinking?” which focuses on the public reaction to the numerous airship sightings of 1897 in Texas. (Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see my full bio.)

…and other special guests (TBA)!

Shuttle Tour of the Alien Grave

Travel through Aurora in a shuttle to the burial sites with the City Administrator, Dr. Toni Wheeler as your guide! Dr. Wheeler is a native of Aurora. Her Grandfather, Clyde Idell, was born in the Aurora Hotel in 1925. She is a wealth of information regarding first hand accounts of the “old timers” she visited as a child.

Aurora Alien Encounter: Vendors

You can browse through several vendors with custom goods & services. (I will add details here as I learn more about them!)


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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website:
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