Wednesday, January 21, 2009

UFO group plans southeastern Pa. conference

NEWTOWN, Pa. - Some people are turning their attention from football playoff and presidential coverage in an otherworldly direction at a weekend conference in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Those who feel drawn to the convention being organized by the Pennsylvania Mutual UFO Network will talk more about unidentified objects than incompleted passes and more about alien abductions than inaugurations.

The confab is Saturday at Bucks County Community College in Newtown Township, 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The UFO group says Bucks County outpaces other areas with 71 UFO reports in 2008, including sightings over Sesame Place and the Oxford Valley Mall.

Pennsylvania MUFON director John Ventre says the group's investigators conclude 10 percent were hoaxes and 10 percent were man-made satellites or have other plausible explanations. They have no earthly explanation for the rest of the sightings.