An Out-of-This-World Convention Teleports to the Desert

by ParentCo. June 15, 2016

A Look At The World’s Biggest UFO Convention Aging boomers, bearded Mad Max types, hippies, burners, little old ladies and medical doctors, ravers?—?they all shared a common vision. They’ve had an experience that would cause you or I to laugh, maybe label them crazy. But no one’s crazy at Contact In The Desert, the Woodstock of UFO conferences. If anything, people like you and me, the non-believers, we’re the weirdos. Whatever your conspiracy, it’s served there. Some of it even had a slice (paper-thin) of science. The links between psychedelic drugs, consciousness, the invention of language, art, and human evolution, simulation theory, genealogy, the potential of CRISPR genome editing?—?were all explored with an alien twist... Von Däniken, the godfather of it all, was once a hotel manager in his native Switzerland; perhaps his hospitality bent made him such a good salesman. In 1968, he published Chariots Of The Gods, the spark for the ancient alien hypothesis that many have since made their meal ticket... Ifvon Däniken is the godfather of this gang, Giorgio Tsoukalos is his rockstar heir. Sporting a fake tan and possibly fake hair, (the follicles brazenly defy gravity), he looks the part. “What we’re doing is carrying the message to the masses,” he said to a round of cheers... If the truth is out there, that’s where it’ll stay, buried, deep in the desert, or high in the sky, one and the same...
Source: Making Contact — The Awl



ParentCo.

Author



Also in Conversations

aerial view family members sweeping the road
No, Really, Your Kids Need to Do Chores

by Mark Oliver

As a member of the household, and in the interest of building skills that they'll need for a lifetime, your kids should be doing chores. Here's the case for why.

Continue Reading

baby playing
5 Things to Know about Baby’s First Steps

by Hannah Howard

For your little one, walking means entering a whole new stage of life, where the world is their oyster. Here’s what to know as your little one learns to walk.

Continue Reading

girl with flower
7 Mess-free Ways to Teach your Child about the Environment

by Maria Dontas

If you’re a busy parent looking for easy, dirt-free ways to celebrate our Earth with your child all year long, here are 7 fun, simple ideas to try with your family.

Continue Reading