FortScape 2008 Conference on the Alternate Science and the Paranormal

Venue: Cumberland Holiday Inn

Location: Cumberland, Maryland, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 16, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 17, 2008
Registration Date: Aug 16, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jul 25, 2008
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A Weekend of Anomalous Phenomena
presents an unbelievable hiatus of fun and mischief in haunted, historic Cumberland, MD
Holiday Inn, Cumberland, MD August 16 & 17, 2008

Join us for a Social after dinner-on-your-own in the hotel or at nearby charming restaurants. The hotel is walking distance from the main historic square which has 3 stages and live music until 11 P.M.

LECTURE PROGRAM followed by a Very Social in the Bar, 9:00 AM Sharp - 5:00 PM
Plus Concert from 7-9 P.M. on the banks of the C & O Canal. And later, after dinner-on-your own in Old Town, Tall Tales & Urban Legends, first-hand Fortean Stories and Psychic Readings until 2AM in Hannigan's Pub.

Orion Foxwood, Elder in Romano-Celtic Traditional Craft, primary founder of the Alliance of the Old Religion, is an Elder teacher of the Faery Seership Tradition. Orion is the author of The Faery Teachings and will talk on his upcoming book (Samuel Weiser) The Tree of Enchantment, Ancient Lore and Practices of the Faery Tradition. (re-scheduled from 2007 Fortfest)

Carl Feindt, a highly regarded, well-known active UFO researcher, is the winner of the 2006 MUFON Symposium paper for "Best Evidence" on Underwater UFOs and USOs and will speak based on his upcoming book on the subject. Carl studied aircraft engineering at the Academy of Aeronautics, served in the Air Force and then worked for a major airline until his retirement.

Beverly Anna Farrand presents “Rise to the Equation” a Multimedia Seminar of the physics behind consciousness and the journey into space-time. Beverly is a Galactic Federation Emissary from the Resonance Foundation in Hawaii and will present the Unified Field Theory of physicist Nassim Haramein. This all-encompassing theory may prove to be one of the most important discoveries of our time! Learn how this knowledge is embedded in ancient religious texts, on the Pyramids and on other ancient monuments, giving the mysteries of our past a whole new meaning.

Sue Swiatek, is a government contractor for the Department of Defense and is State Director of VA MUFON and Editor of the new Journal of Abduction Research (JAR). She will present “From Bigfoot to Littlefoot: Crypto Update, What's New in the Zoo?"

Robert Swiatek, a long term, widely respected UFO researcher, is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Fund for UFO Research (FUFORS,) is on the national Board of Directors for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and works with the U.S. Patent Office. Rob has a new illustrated talk on "Freedom of Information: the new United Kingdom UFO files!

William Fellows, NOAA quantum physicist and Metaphysician in "White Gold of the Ark" explores an exotic white powder of gold and platinum that was known to ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians. Search for the Ark with Will who asks if this could be the real key to parallel dimensions.

SUNDAY, August 17 Rocky Mountain Gap Park: Exploring with hosts Al & Phyllis, Seeing with Faery Seer Orion or canoeing/kayaking with Video Dave; visit the huge waterfall (trail-1/4 mile walk from parking) or the enchanted lake at Rocky Gap State Park; canoe or hike the beautiful environs.

Reservations Essential !
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( ) Saturday Lecture Program, $99 before July 25, $119 after.
Includes Lectures, Book Sale, Socials plus
free optional Sunday Adventure !

( ) CUMBERLAND HOLIDAY INN $134 per room includes a free drink coupon
(single or double) per night. ____Friday night? ____Friday and Sat. night? ____Sun. night? Book asap!

( ) Saturday Huge Roast Beef & Country Fried Chicken Buffet Lunch, $22
Pay for lunch by July 25 please!

*RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR Cumberland HOLIDAY INN HOTEL BY JULY 25 (gym, central air-conditioning, outdoor pool, bar/restaurant)!

$134, DOUBLE OR SINGLE accommodations per room per night, not per person, payable directly to hotel does not include tax and is available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. For directions and Reservations (a must) call the CUMBERLAND HOLDIAY INN, 100 S. George Street, Cumberland, MD 21592 AT 1-301-724-8800 AND ASK FOR THE FORTSCAPE CUMBERLAND GROUP RATE. Log on to for directions (additional directions sent with tickets). Try SouthWest Airlines or TranAir for low rates from the Northeast, Florida, LAX,SFO or Chicago and USAIR for reasonable weekend fares. AMTRAK is available from Washington, D.C. into Cumberland, MD. Ask about our Bozos-on-the-Bus-Shuttle from Baltimore to Cumberland. $30 round trip bus available from NYC to Baltimore. Need to share a ride/willing to use your own wheels? Ask for juicy details.

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