2017 International UFO Congress Lecture
Lecture: The Utah UFO Enigma
Utah has long been a place of High Strangeness. With places like the famous Skinwalker Ranch and thousands of acres dedicated to top-secret testing of government projects, Utah is a place ripe with UAP activity.
For decades, UAP activity has been widespread and well documented in Utah. This is not surprising being that Utah also is the home of thousands of acres of secret government facilities. Dugway Proving Ground is now finally being truly exposed with possibly hundreds of miles of underground tunnels and being referred to as Utah’s Area 51. Activity is well documented in areas like Skinwalker Ranch, the Salt Lake Valley, Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele Army Depot, West Desert Bombing Range, Hill Air Force Base, the Salt Lake International Airport and the National Security Agency Facility between Salt Lake City and Provo. With residents, as well as commercial and military pilots, having reported activity coupled with government facilities shrouded in secrecy, what threat, if any, does it pose for aviation and civilian safety?
Erica Lukes will share new details about a pivotal Project Blue Book case involving a pilot and ground witnesses. This case clearly demonstrates the knowledge of UAP activity by the government and specifically its military presence in Utah. She will also speak about recent mass sightings taking place over the Salt Lake Valley as well as her award winning American Airlines case.
Bio: Erica Lukes is a UFO researcher and podcaster. She is the former state director for the Utah chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and a MUFON field investigator. She is, currently, the head of Unexplained Utah , an organization which is focused upon scientifically researching UAP – otherwise known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, and team-leader on a research program called “Project Orange.” This project is specifically dedicated to studying sightings and clusters of orange/red orbs (which are also known as fireballs).
Both Utah’s famous Skinwalker Ranch and its surrounding areas have held a strong, and lasting, interest for Erica. She has collected decades’ worth of case reports from this area, and particularly so with regards to mass sightings of UFOs, as well as mysterious mutilations of animals, and alien abductions.
Erica is an artist, as well as an accomplished, recognized, professional singer. She has been the lead-vocalist for many of Utah’s top bands. She also performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In addition, Erica has taken part in voice-over productions, and she has worked in the fields of radio and television.
Erica has been a guest on numerous radio-based talk-shows, including The Richard Dolan Show; Ground Zero, with Clyde Lewis; Open Minds; Fringe Radio; The Martin Willis Show; Truth Theorem Radio; and the Paracast. Erica has also guest-hosted MUFON Radio.