2017 International UFO Congress Lecture
Lecture: Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFOs in the Old West
Imagine an American Old West cowboy riding his trusty steed over a rocky ridge and finding, littered across the desert in front of him, a crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft and the bodies of its non-human occupants. This scenario of the Wild West hosting visitors from outer space may not be as far-fetched as some people think, according to Noe Torres, author of The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West, a critically-acclaimed overview of UFO encounters in the 1800s.“While the Steven Spielberg movie was an enjoyable fictional escape, clearly it had little basis in reality,” Torres said. “I will be presenting some of the hundreds of actual cases of UFO sightings reported throughout North America in the 19th century, as documented in numerous newspaper articles and books of that time.” Torres’ work has been praised by critics and a review in the Albuquerque Journal proclaimed, “The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West, sets the record straight, using information gathered from yellowed newspaper clippings from the 1800s to tell of numerous close encounters between farmers and cowboys on the range and mysterious visitors in flight.”
Bio: Noe Torres is an author, publisher, UFO researcher, and MUFON member from Texas. He holds a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has written five books with California UFO researcher Ruben Uriarte: Mexico’s Roswell, The Other Roswell, Aliens in the Forest, Fallen Angel, and The Coyame Incident. With New Mexico historian John LeMay, Noe wrote the critically-acclaimed book The Real Cowboys & Aliens: UFO Encounters of the Old West.He has also written one of the most popular books about the Roswell Incident, titled Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash.
About Mexico’s Roswell, the MUFON Journal said, “Torres and Uriarte are to be commended for tackling such an important case, whose impact on ufology may only now be coming to light thanks to the research they have undertaken. A definite must-read.” About Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash, veteran UFO researcher Kevin Randle said, “If you are planning to visit Roswell, this book tells you all you need to know about the UFO crash, the city and its character. It condenses the confusion of the case into an easily read book that will help anyone make the most of a visit to the city and help understand what actually happened. A very nice addition to the Roswell literature.”
Noe has appeared on the History Channel’s “UFO Hunters,” Coast to Coast AM, the Jeff Rense program, Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the National Parks,” and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent lecturer at UFO conferences.