- HOOPER, Colo. (AP) - Judy
Messoline got tired of waking up with strangers, if not aliens, in her
- So four years ago she asked the Saguache County commissioners
to allow her to build a UFO watchtower and campground. Then she could make
some money on people who were already using her land to camp as they tried
to spot aliens.
- The San Luis Valley has long been considered a fertile
ground for such searches, especially after claims of alien abductions,
UFO landings and a wave of cattle mutilations.
- Since opening the UFO Watchtower in May 2000, Messoline
has become a celebrity. She has been interviewed by reporters from all
over the world.
- Last year she decided to hold a UFO conference and this
year she has added a rock garden celebrating three vortexes that several
psychics say are in her front yard.
- UFO fanatics and the just-plain curious can sit in her
yard, look at the rocks and distant Sangre de Cristos, where so much is
said to happen, and sip soda.
- The conference, to be held Saturday and Aug. 10, will
be from noon to whenever. And it's free.
- Speakers will include a woman who claims she was temporarily
taken aboard a UFO, and a video of what is described as UFO will be shown.
- At noon on Saturday, Messoline will welcome her guests
and tell them the history of the UFO Watchtower.
- At 1 p.m. a woman named Tammy who says she was whisked
aboard a UFO will tell her story. The speaker at 2 p.m. is hypnotherapist
- At 10 p.m. the "Watch" for the unexplained
will begin, Messoline said.