McMenamins Pubs & Breweries is staging its 12th Annual UFO Festival in downtown McMinnville, Oregon, in and around the Hotel Oregon. As in years past, Oregon MUFON will be there with a table filled with educational material along with information about MUFON. This year speakers include Robert Salas, Stan Gordon, and Paola Harris.

Robert Salas was a U.S. Air Force missile launch officer in charge of nuclear missiles at Malmstrom AFB in 1967 when the base experienced some missile malfunctions caused by some UFO intrusions over Malmstrom's air space. Salas has written a book (Faded Giant) about this experience and campaigns actively in hopes that the USAF will someday come clean about what "officially" happened there. This UFO intrusion was not an isolated event concerning America's nuclear missile deterrent capability.

Stan Gordon is a longtime Pennsylvania UFO and bigfoot researcher who has recently come back from a hiatus in his UFO research. He is an expert on the 1965 Kecksburg, PA, UFO crash, which involved extensive U.S. military recovery operations and cover up efforts. He has recently published a book about Pennsylvania UFO and paranormal events: Really Mysterious Pennsylvania: UFOs, Bigfoot, and Other Weird Encounters (Casebook One).

Paola Harris is a photojournalist specializing in the UFO field. Lately, she is working on a book detailing events surrounding a UFO crash in 1945 near San Antonio, NM. She will talk about the incident in her new book: Born on the Edge of Ground Zero.

Mark your calendars! Drop by and see us at our table at the McMenamins 12th Annual UFO Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, 2011.