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Ben Hansen & Melissa Tittl of UFO Witness! Cases of the Hudson Valley

Ben Hansen & Melissa Tittl of TV's UFO Witness present a fascinating evening discussing their Sock Docs episode of Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley about AREA 51, known as "The UFO Capital of the World!"

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Ben Hansen & Melissa Tittl of UFO Witness! Cases of the Hudson Valley
Ben Hansen & Melissa Tittl of UFO Witness! Cases of the Hudson Valley

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Aug 12, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Auditorium, Lily Dale, NY 14718, USA

About the Event

Many people have heard of notorious Area 51, the quiet rural area of the Hudson Valley just north of New York City that has proven its title of "UFO Capital of the World." In the past decade, the Hudson Valley has been the site of more than 3,000 reported extraterrestrial encounters. Former FBI agent Ben Hansen and investigative journalist Melissa Tittl of Discovery+/Travel Channel's UFO WITNESS covered the subject  in their 2021 Shock Docs episode called Alien Invasion: Hudson Valley. The documentary followed Hansen and Tittl as they set out to uncover the truth about alien activity. Countless Hudson Valley residents with first-hand UFO experiences were interviewed, including a skeptical community leader who finally shared his untold story of a potential UFO landing. Using a "multimodal approach" with specialized cameras and technology, their goal was to communicate with the unknown entities, and they believe they succeeded! Part 2 of this evening's fascinating presentation will take you through some of their most compelling cases on UFO Witness. With two successful seasons completed, this incredibly popular Discovery+ show is both candid and startling as it covers UFO life forms and the technology used for communication. Ben and Melissa's combination of experience, research, and technology know-how, with honest scientific reporting, is simply mind-blowing.

Inspired by The X-Files as a teen, Ben Hansen followed his dream and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in sociology and criminology. After college, he worked as a crime scene investigator for several agencies, including the Utah Crimes Task Force. A former Special Agent for the FBI, his expertise with equipment, especially night vision technology, has made him a leading expert in paranormal analysis. His television career first took off when he played a major role in creating a new investigative reality television show for SyFy Channel called Fact or Faked. Departing from the mainstream paranormal shows prevalent at the time, this show conducted observation-based field investigations and focused on alleged evidence already at hand. Since appearing on Discovery channel's Ghost of Morgan City, Ben recently completed his second season as star of Discovery’s blockbuster show UFO Witness with co-star Melissa Tittl. Additionally, Hansen shares awareness of the increased UFO sightings, documents civilian and pilot reports, and interviews on prominent television news shows.

For more than a decade, Melissa Tittl has served as a producer, writer, and investigative journalist for Hathor Studios. She has spent most of her life on either side of the camera telling stories that provoke people to question the occurrences of everyday life. An Emmy Award winning producer in motion picture & television, Melissa has worked on shows such as Ancient Alien, Hangar 1: The UFO Files, and Sci-Trek: Neanderthals. She also serves as Head of Content at GAIA. Recently, Melissa has proudly completed her newest documentary film, CODE 12, which follows her journey as she deciphers the matrix code that all beings (human or non-human) can use to enter or stay in our realm. Beginning with ancient code found in tombs, she follows evidence and theories while interviewing incredible scientific minds in the hopes of unraveling a common thread. Melissa focuses on looking at people, places, and experiences in a more holistic way. Her insight into the universe as well as her knowledge of alien life forms and technologies make her the perfect co-star of UFO Witness with former FBI agent Ben Hansen.

VIP Tickets: Limited to 50: reserved seats at the front of the auditorium, plus a private reception for autographs and photos.

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Non-reimbursement: Tickets are non-refundable; no reimbursement for unused or unattended events.


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