New Mexico is officially the Land of Enchantment.
However, it seems that there are some who take this state motto literally and even believe that it is indeed the Land of Enchantment in more ways than one.
Some even seem to regard New Mexico as a state that has always been (and continues to be) filled with mysteries, especially when it comes to such as "beliefs" in UFOs as well as in what are described as "paranormal phenomena".
Of course New Mexico has Roswell, world famous for its alleged 1947 "crash" incident.
What really took place in July of 1947 outside of Roswell no one knows for sure.
Perhaps there may be prosaic explanations to that incident.
But, again, no one knows for sure.
The bottom line to me is that whether it really took place or not (i.e., the alleged crash of an "extraterrestrial" spacecraft, as had been so claimed and described by witnesses at that time) is really not what matters the most.
So far we can say that there has not been any single solid, tangible, physical, irrefutable documentary evidence that we have ever been (or are being) visited by physical extraterrestrial aliens in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft.
That's the bottom line.
But what is more important than all this is the indelible psychological imprint this type of alleged incidents has left in the "psyche" and lore of the unknown.
Besides Roswell we also have Socorro, site of a well-known April, 1964 alleged landing incident, allegedly witnessed by a Highway Patrol officer.
And, just east of Socorro and next to the northern limits of White Sands Missile Range is a small town called San Antonio where rumors have existed of a crash of what was then described as a mysterious object in the summer of 1945.
And if we look towards the Four Corners area we have Farmington (site of an alleged mass sightings of UFOs in March of 1950), Aztec (site of an alleged 1948 "crash" outside the town), Dulce (site of an alleged underground base and bio-lab, as well as being the site of numerous "cattle mutilations" that took place especially between the mid 1970s and the 1980s) and many other places filled with UFO lore.
In northern New Mexico we also have Taos, site of the many claims of strange "hums" reportedly heard by many residents in the early 1980s.
Everything discussed so far has been brought up with the important qualifer, "alleged".
But from here on, let me give you some facts, not allegations.
New Mexico is home to Los Alamos National Laboratories, probably the nation's most advanced conglomerate research community, even in the field of DNA/genetics research.
(By the way, here is an interesting fact. Most people today haven't the slightest knowledge that in December of 1967, the U.S. government had exploded a nuclear device in northern New Mexico, a mile and a half underground, just southwest of Dulce, purportedly to ease the flow of natural gas thought to have been entrapped beneath beneath layers and layers of hard rocks. That experiment was called Project Gasbuggy.)
In Southern New Mexico, there is the White Sands Missile Range where America's most advanced directed energy weapons (laser/microwave) systems are being tested.
But there is more to it.
Albuquerque itself is the site of Kirtland Air Force Base, Manzano Underground Nuclear Storage Facility, as well as Sandia Labs and Phillips/Air Force Research Labs, probably two of America's most advanced military technological research labs.
Yes, there is a large presence of defense contractors, engineers and scientists who live in the Albuquerque area. They say that in New Mexico there are more scientists and engineers per population than in any other state. (Despite the ironical fact that when it comes to public education, New Mexico ranks about 48th nationally).
And, yet, for some strange reason or other, there has never been any major conference here in Albuquerque that has dealt with the subject of UFOs, the paranormal phenomena and such.
Now, however, for the first time in the city's history, a large-scale conference that touches on UFOs, the Paranormal, Conspiracies, 2012 and such will finally be held here.
This conference (with 16 world-renowned speakers) will be held on April 29, 30 and May 1.
The title of this 3-day conference is:
WAKE UP NOW! Conference
Some of you may be interested in attending this unusual conference, not necessarily as a "believer" or as a "skeptic", but simply as an observer of how a segment of the population's "beliefs" have impacted the society, culture and sub-culture, especially here in the Land of Enchantment.
There will be a divergence of "beliefs" presented by various speakers.
It will be a fascinating study in psychology to some people.
What is "reality" to one person may not be the same as another person's view of "reality".
The study of various levels of "reality" as well as "dimensions and time" is a very important aspect of Quantum Physics today.
The bottom line to all this is that we still do not know for sure what "reality" is.
By the way, this conference is a charitable event to help fund The School of Now, a project of A Child's Miracle Mind, Inc., a 501C3 non-profit corporation and special education project for children.