An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & The Phenomenon (Day 2)


An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & The Phenomenon (Day 2)

Presented by James Iandoli and Jay Christopher King, An Inquiry Into Anomalous Experiences & The Phenomenon will be another rare and timely opportunity for those interested in UAP and related phenomena to convene in New York City.

This one day conference seeks to address anomalous experiences and "the phenomenon" from the perspectives of an array of approaches: from advances in social sciences, governmental transparency and advocacy efforts, to leading-edge journalism, writing and consciousness studies.

Christopher Mellon

Christopher Mellon spent nearly 20 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community, including serving as the Minority Staff Director of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Since retiring from federal service he has been working as a private equity investor engaged in biotech and information technology start-ups.

Leslie Kean


Leslie Kean is an investigative journalist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record and Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. She co-wrote a series of articles on UAP for The New York Times beginning in 2017.

Ralph Blumenthal

Ralph Blumenthal was a reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009, and has written seven books based on investigative crime reporting and cultural history. His latest book The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack was published by High Road Books of the University of New Mexico Press in 2021.

Jeffrey J Kripal

Jeffrey J Kripal, PhD is the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University. He is the author or co-author of twelve books, and presently helps direct the Center for Theory and Research at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Sharon H Rawlette

Sharon Hewitt Rawlette, PhD is a philosopher and consciousness researcher who specializes in the study of synchronicity and evidence for life after death. She currently serves on the board of the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies. Her books include The Source and Significance of Coincidences and Beyond Death.


Whitley Strieber

Whitley Strieber is an American author of over 20 novels and works of nonfiction, including Communion (1987) and A New World (2020). He has maintained a dual career of author of fiction and advocate of paranormal concepts through his best-selling non-fiction books, his Unknown Country web site, and his podcast, Dreamland.