For our March 2012 OM meeting, Keith Rowell, Oregon MUFON Assistant State Director, presented a Keynote talk entitled UFOs and Ancient Astronaut Theorists . The talk focused on the relationship between standard academic scholarship and the methods and ideas of the many ancient astronaut writers. Generally, academics find fault with the ancient astronaut theorists' sloppy scholarship not to mention their use of non-standard methods of obtaining information, such as through channeling for some AA theorists. Learn how to think about the "alternate universe" of many AA theorists. Surprisingly, some AA theorists don't even talk about UFOs though most do work it into their ideas.

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