events and speaking engagements

CONTACT IN THE DESERT 2020: THE YEAR OF SCIENCE - Postponed due to the COVID-19 virgin-soil pandemic


This presentation cautiously  examines the premise that “UFOs” and “aliens” are our distant human  descendants, returning from the future to study us in their own hominin  evolutionary past. Dr. Michael …

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In this workshop, Dr. Masters  examines well-documented cases of alien abductions and other instances  of close encounters in the context of the Extratempestrial model, which  proposes that these big-headed, big-eyed, …Read More 

May 29 - June 1,  2020


44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210

To Reserve Your Rooms call 1 (800) 446-9875


Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies Conference 2020

Postponed due to the COVID-19 virgin-soil pandemic

SCU (Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies) Conference 2020

Held in Huntsville, Alabama, Near The Rocket Center 

June 5-7, 2020 

"How Can We Move Forward in Understanding the UAP Phenomenon"

Rocket City Tavern & Conference Center 

SCU (Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies) Conference 2020

located just outside the Redstone Arsenal Gate

2100 Rideout Rd

Huntsville, AL 35808  


Previous events and speaking engagements

28th Annual International UFO Congress

SEPTEMBER 4 - 8, 2019

Lecture: Could “Aliens” Simply Be Us From The Future?
Using an abductive scientific approach firmly rooted in anthropology,  astronomy, astrobiology and physics, Dr. Michael P. Masters, author of  Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to  the UFO Phenomenon, cautiously explores the premise that “UFOs” and  “aliens” may be our distant human descendants, returning from the future  to study us in their own hominin evolutionary past.

This presentation shares years of in-depth multidisciplinary research  to illustrate how the continuation of long-term evolutionary trends in  human culture and biology on this planet, may ultimately result in us  becoming the ones piloting these disc-shaped craft, which are likely the  very devices that allow our future progeny to venture backward across  the landscape of time.

The new venue for the International UFO Congress is the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in the heart of downtown Phoenix! Read more here.
Book your room now and read more about the hotel at this link.


2019 MUFON Symposium: "Embracing the Future"

July 26-28, 2019
Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA

The 50th Annual Int'l UFO Symposium is  sponsored by MUFON. This year's event features outstanding Scientists, Researchers and Witnesses from around the world sharing what they know  about UFOs and Extraterrestrial life.

Come join us July 26-28, 2019 at  the Hotel Irvine in Irvine, CA hear the latest on UFOs and  Extraterrestrial life visiting us NOW!

Lecture Title:  A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon  
Mention discount code Neoteny10 to receive 10% off all books
and merch at the event. 


Lewistown Public Library Summer Reading Series: "A Universe of Stories"

Thursday June 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM

701 W Main St, Lewistown, MT 59457   (406) 538-5212


Livingston Park County Public Library

Friday June 21, 2019 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Livingston Park County Public Library

228 W Callender St, Livingston, Montana 59047


Clark Chateau Reader Series: Identified Flying Objects

Join us at the Historic Clark Chateau as we invite Dr. Michael Masters to read his new book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon, Thursday April 18, 2019. Doors open at 6:30pm, reading begins at 7pm. Light refreshments provided, suggested $5 donation.

Dr. Masters new book, Identified Flying Objects challenges readers to consider new possibilities while cultivating conversations about our ever-evolving understanding of time and time travel.

Dr. Michael P. Masters is a professor of biological anthropology at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. He received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University in 2009, where he specialized in human evolutionary anatomy, archaeology, and biomedicine. Dr. Masters spent the following decade developing a broad academic background that unites the fields of anthropology, astrobiology, astronomy and physics to examine the premise that UFOs and Aliens are simply our distant human descendants, returning from the future to study us in their own hominin evolutionary past.

"I continue to remain vigilant in my own skepticism. I do not have a staunch unwavering devotion to this notion, and I do not claim to proclaim a truth. Instead, my intent is simply to initiate dialog regarding this potentiality, by means of a method of inquiry that is firmly rooted in science and the principle of parsimony." ~Author Dr. Michael P. Masters 


Presentation at Oregon MUFON's May Meeting

Tuesday, May 14 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church

5441 S.E. Belmont St., Portland, Oregon. 

The presentation will discuss our hominin evolutionary history as it pertains to questions about "aliens" and the UFO phenomenon..

Meeting Place

Oregon MUFON has monthly meetings in the Muir Hall meeting room inside the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. Muir Hall is accessed through the front doors of the church on S.E. Belmont St. Once you are inside, go to the left down the hallway about 50 feet. Muir Hall is opposite some church offices.

You can park in the church parking lot, which is just west of the church at S.E. 54th Ave. and S.E. Belmont St.


20th Annual McMenamin's UFO Festival.

Saturday, May 18 - 10 am – 8 pm 

Downtown McMinnville FREE EVENT

Vendor Fair, Kids Zone & Activities 

Two Party Locations:

The tent on Evans Street right outside of Hotel Oregon.

Join us for free live music, McMenamins grilled food and handcrafted beverages for purchase, McMenamins Passport stamps & prizes, and signature UFO Festival gifts & mementos for sale.

Stop by to see Airbursh Artist Damian from Noon ’til 3 pm.

Menu: Gardenburgers, hamburgers, pork tacos, veggie tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, fries and tots For those 21 & over: McMenamins Ales & Wines

Enjoy free live music from DJ Gregarious, 5 pm ‘til 10 pm

At the U.S. Bank Plaza just down the street

The McMinnville Downtown Association will have food and vendor tents. Enjoy free live music from The Urban Shaman, Noon ‘til 2 p.m.