26th Annual UFO Trip – August 15, 16 & 17, 2014

August 15, 16, & 17, 2014 We hope you will join us in Colorado’s Mysterious San Luis Valley…

Sand Dunes

Join us for a memorable weekend with friends, new information and hopefully UFO sightings!

New information for the 2014 Event will be updated more soon.

POSTED: Aug 8, 2014

We look forward to seeing everyone that has contacted Rick through various means

Our scheduled presenter had to cancel due to medical matters.  Friday night at dusk around the campfire Rick Nelson will welcome everyone and share some very interesting information about the “Mysterious Valley” which continually lives up to its name.  For whatever unknown reason the San Luis Valley has been a host to a exceptionally wide range of supernatural and paranormal activity.

Another presenter has tentatively committed to Saturday’s talk however, if needed, Rick has much more to share about his paranormal investigations, research and experiences including bizarre events that have taken place at our past 25 years on this camping trip.

Road-to-Colorado-Sand-Dunes-Campsite

Traveling north on the road to the Oasis Campground and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument

Book your own reservation for lodge and cabins and if you have any additional questions, please contact Rick Nelson: ExplorerExperience@yahoo.com ~or 303 919-6532.

TO ARRANGE YOUR CABIN OR LODGE ACCOMMODATIONS CALL RESPECTIVE NUBERS BELOW: Upon arrival check in at camp store to register for camping and cabins and get campsite map

Event Cost FREE…for the benefit of all curious souls looking to understand more about our bigger neighborhood.

Camping 719-378-2222, $4 per night per person includes showers & restrooms. Please mention you’re with the Paranormal Research Forum (or UFO Group with Rick Nelson) when checking in because this is our GROUP RATE. After registering here you only need to check in at the Oasis Campground Store and pay there.

Cabins 719-378-2222, very basic- bring your own sheets (limited number of cabins)

Lodge 719 378-2900, First come first serve. Please call for availability and prices

*Very importantPease submit the names of everyone in your party (below), whether you’re tent camping, in motor home, lodge or cabins and a key contact person & phone Kids and pets are NOT encouraged on this trip, but not specifically prohibited (please speak with Rick beforehand). We want to create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone without disruption or distraction for an adult crowd. Its important we be considerate and respectful of everyone’s experience.

~ Weekend Schedule ~

FRIDAY

Dusk…8:30PM? Gather around the campfire at the Group Campsite and get to know each other. Check bulletin board in front of Camp store for group campsite location.

SATURDAY

10:00-11:45AM Gathering at the Group Campsite for UFO .

Dusk- midnight & later Sky-watch at the Sand Dunes! Bring your chairs, binoculars and warm clothing for a social gathering to watch the skies over the San Luis Valley for the frequent activity in the area. A great time to visit while enjoying a night under the Colorado night sky. Don’t forget water and any snacks (but remember to pick up your trash). The sky-watch isn’t intended as a party so please be respectful of others with your noise level at this event.

SUNDAY Anytime– Have breakfast at Oasis Restaurant to get to know each other better and compare notes about skywatch observations with new friends and see if anyone wants to coordinate schedules to trek to the Sand Dunes, Zapata Falls, Alligator Farm Hot Springs or other fun activities in the areas.

AT YOUR OWN PACE UFO Watchtower– You don’t want to miss stopping here at this one-of-a-kind places in the world and visiting Judy Mesoline seeing what little souvineers or gifts you might find. You can also get an update on some of the most recent UFO activity and some of the most dramatic UFO events noted in the immediate area.  It’s important to support the Watchtower’s work so make sure you do your part and buy at least a couple of items to give your friends at home a smile. The Watchtower is located on the west side of Highway 17 just north of the Great Sand Dunes turnoff.  Tell Judy & Stan Rick says Hi! : )

UFO Watchtower, Extraterrestrial, PRF, Paranorman Research Forum, Rick Nelson

Zapata Falls– A memorable experience to a sacred Native American ritual site (waterfall at the end of a really high walled stone grotto).  It’s a 20-min. drive from the campsite and a 15-min. light-medium hike to the grotto. To walk back to the falls you’ll need some water shoes (old tennis shoes work great…don’t forget ’em).

Alligator Farm– Really unique place and well worth the visit. Located about 30-min. from the campsite.

Great Sand Dunes National Monument– About 5-min. north of the campground.

EQUIPMENT SUGGESTIONS– The temperatures this time of year are historically up to the mid-80’s, down to the upper-40’s at night with brief afternoon showers. Temperatures can drop into the mid 40’s at night but check the weather link below for more accurate and current local weather conditions. We will be there during a dark phase of the moon which should be great for viewing stars and activity in the night sky over the Dunes. You never know about the weather there so be prepared for hot, cool and/ or wet weather at any time (even in the same hour). Equipment Suggestions include bottled water, camp chairs (extra if you have them), water shoes (for Zapata Falls), towels for the showers, rain gear, walkie-talkies (channel 7- if we use them), binoculars, cameras, video cameras, jacket or warm clothing for Saturday’s sky watch and anything else I think of to put on this list later : ) Keep checking! Some cell phone services, like Verizon, is available from time to time but not guaranteed. Most services aren’t available in the area so its best to bring a walkie-talkie to stay in touch with the group you might come with.

WEATHER FORECAST

AREA MAP

Aerial Photo- Oasis Store/Showers/ Lodge/ Group Campsite/ Restrooms

Oasis Campground aerial photo, Group Campsite #1

Please read all the information posted here to minimize any confusion and provide answers and helpful resources for most of your questions

ANY IMPORTANT UPDATES or CHANGES (whenever posted) will be posted here

Past UFO Camp Photos …Choose FS at bottom right to view Full Screen.

*Very importantPlease send an e-mail with the names of everyone in your party, whether you’re tent camping, in motor home, lodge or cabins and a key contact person & phone

Kids and pets are NOT encouraged on this trip, but not specifically prohibited (please speak with Rick beforehand). We want to do everything practical to create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone without disruption or distraction for an adult crowd. Its important we be considerate and respectful of everyone’s experience.

Please read all the information posted here to minimize any confusion and provide answers and helpful resources for most of your questions

ANY IMPORTANT UPDATES or CHANGES (whenever posted) will be posted here.

Attendance Form

*Very important- Pease send an e-mail with the names of everyone in your party, note whether you’re tent camping, in motor home, lodge or cabins and a key contact person & phone.
  • Please include any additional names in your group here.