Contact in the desert 2014 UCM Located at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California, this mind-blowing convention is set to blast off between the dates of August 8th through the 10th, 2013. The three-day event, known as Contact in the Desert, features a panel of speakers and presenters including such notable figures as Jim Marrs, David Wilcock, George Noory, Erich von Däniken, and Steven Greer. A full list of speakers can be seen here. Some of the subjects being covered are as follows: REMNANTS OF THE GODS LOST CIVILIZATIONS BEYOND THE PHOENIX LIGHTS EXTRATERRESTRIALS AND THE DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DECLASSIFIED UFO MYSTERIES OF ANUNNAKI TECHNOLOGY FIRE IN THE SKY: NEWER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAPPENED THE PYRAMIDS AND THE PENTAGON GOVERNMENT COVER-UP’S THE INNER SHIFT INTO HIGHER EARTH ENERGIES THE GREAT SPHINX, ZEP TEPI AND THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION WORMHOLES:THE SCIENCE OF STARGATES See more by clicking here. The interest in these matters has been an underlying conversation point for many common citizens, but it has not been until lately that the issue has taken on some momentum towards getting taken seriously. In fact, there was recently a new discovery that has shaken up the scientific community. Since the beginning of time, mankind has wondered about the existence of intelligent life on other planets. With the influx of public interest seemingly peaking sometime around the 1940s, modern society is now saturated with UFO information, theorists, and researchers. To their pleasant surprise, new discoveries have been found that point to confirming their wildest dreams. You are going to want to see every panel that is being shown from the 8th until Sunday the 10th. There are many nearby hotels. The popularity of this conference might just surprise you. No matter where you stay, you will able to go back to your space at the end of the event each day and ponder the new information that was presented to you. There are plenty of bright stared campgrounds around the area to check out also. Click here for more information. Additionally, if you do not wish to be cooped up in a room, especially considering you will be visiting a beautiful area of the country, you may want to check out local amusement that is provided in the nearby areas. To turn some once-in-a-lifetime educational trip into something of a vacation is a feat all in itself. The following are some exciting things to do to distract yourself on your downtime: Visit the Joshua Tree National Park for a Reconnection to Nature – You may find that spending so much time inside learning about exciting information leaves you wanting to enjoy more time outside with nature. Thankfully, the Joshua Tree National Park is just a stone’s throw from the retreat center. You can participate in ranger-guided walks and talks, while planning for one of their rejuvenating evening programs. The weekly schedule is available at the Visitors’ Center, but the regular hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information. Photo by: Eric Allix Rogers, cc-nc-sa-3.0 Take a Trip to the World Famous INTEGRATRON – This seamless combination of art, science, and magic is located in close-by Landers, California. Positioned in an acoustically perfect, all wood, energy machine, guests can enjoy a 30-minute sonic healing session that isperformed live in the INTEGRATRON sound chamber through quartz crystal bowls. This place is not only amazing to look at, but it is also extremely exciting to visit. Rolling Stone Magazine positioned it highly on their 2009 Hot List, with one reviewer candidly saying, “The notes sound like they’re coming from inside your mind . . . it was the closest thing to a psychedelic experience I’ve ever had.” Click here for more information. Developed by George Van Tassel, and based upon the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the INTEGRATRON takes its inspiration from the writings of Nikola Tesla (and telepathic directions given to Tassel by extraterrestrials). Visiting this attraction while you are in the area is the perfect way to wrap up such a life-changing pilgrimage. Keep in mind that, during the month of August, sound baths are by appointment only; so you will want to call ahead in enough time to secure your spot. Events like the Perseid star Party sell out every year, making tickets limited but worth searching for. Also, credit cards are not accepted, so bring your cash or pay for your reservation ahead of time online here. Whatever you decide to do while you visit the Contact in the Desert event at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, you will want to make the most of your trip. Going to such progressive presentations says that you have an open mind that is willing to consider hard facts and unconventional realities. Do not travel in vain; after you soak up all the information in the convention, why not take some time to explore the local area for more exciting things to do? For more information on other activities in the nearby area, be sure to visit the official website of the Contact in the Desert event for a complete listing of local attractions. The event will be held at 59700, 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Tickets to the event are extremely affordable, especially considering the notable speakers and the information presented within. Get your ticket today, and give yourself something to write home about.