Meet The Speakers

Kate Thorvaldsen

Author, Multimedia Artist, Experiencer Close Encounters,  Radiohost, Cosmology and Theoretical Astrophysics

Kate Thorvaldsen was born in Drammen, Norway in 1969. She had her first close encounter when she was only three years old during which she met one of the small creatures we have come to know as the Greys. She was ten years old when she met these creatures  for a second time and was was taken up into a craft. She lost her sense of smell during this event, and the encounter was also reported to UFO-Norway as a light phenomenon in 1979.


She was twenty nine years old when she had her third close encounter. She was alone in a very isolated cabin on Gol mountain where she had gone to work on her book. The morning after the encounter she awoke to find several strange sharp edged marks on her right eyelid. The next evening she discovered that her behavior had changed from being relaxed to being scared.


When she was later brought back down to the city where there was electricity, she found that she had become highly sensitive to sounds. She could hear electronic noises from many different types of equipment, and even had to leave the room while her mobile phone was being charged. She had become very light sensitive, and her sense of smell had returned.

On January 2016, it was suggested that she should check to see if she had any implants in her. She had found a triangular shaped object under the skin on her neck, so she purchased small neodymium magnets to see if they would attract there. The magnets attached easily! Further checking  revealed thirty two implants which were symmetrically placed on her body.With help from UFO-Norway, she managed to have x-rays taken by a private chiropractor which showed tiny black marks inside her body where the magnets had attached.


She has now written a book entitled; "A Hybrid’s Story", where she tells the story of her life. This includes not only her close encounters but also her spiritual journey, and what it is like trying to live a normal life when she is so different from most people.Last December she also created a radio show entitled; "From Paranormal to Normal", where she discusses everything from UFO sightings and encounters to psychic phenomena.


More information can be found at:

Kates Talk:

Living As A Hybrid


Can you imagine experiencing an event that most people would not be able to understand or believe? Many might call them lies or a fantasy. What if you didnt just experience these events but had to endure them alone with no support frome friends and family? What if these events changed your life and forced you to re-evaluate our place in the Cosmos?


Welcome to Kate Thorvaldsen’s world. Kate talks about her close encounters that began when she was just 3 years old and continue to this day, . The experiences changed her understanding of the universe and awakened her to infinite possiblities for life on other planets.

But a bigger picture emerged for her. The information she has learned sparked her to think of the Universe in a different way, and for the first time ever as she was never interested in astronomy and physics in the past. Now however Kate may have cracked the shell of the Universe that may hide a completely new theoretical astrophysics. The concepts, to be detailed in her next book, will open your mind as to a possible true nature of the Universe. This from someone who was never interested in the topic before, but forced to confront it due to her experiences. Her talk takes the viewer on a mental tour that she was provided by beings she faced in her encounters. What was revealed to her was the inner workings of the Universe.


She is not alone in this study. Numerous prestigious Universities have sought an audience with her to discuss her theories. Coupled with the experiences, Kate has become the unwelcome recipient of up to 35 magnetic locations on her body where magnets are attracted to her. These locations seem to share a symmetry with each other that defies explanation. Why are these present on her? Who or what put them there? There are always more questions than answers it seems but some of the answers will be answered tonight. Look for Kate’s new book on astrophysics later this year...

Her talk takes the viewer on a mental tour that she was provided by beings she faced in her encounters. What was revealed to her was the inner workings of the Universe. 



Book Signing after lecture

Marc D`Antonio

Astronomer, TV Personality, Author, Radio Host, UFO Hunter, Observatory Director


Marc D'Antonio has a degree in Astronomy and is the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) Chief Photo/Video Analyst , host of SkyTour Radio on KGRA, and host and creator of SkyTour LiveStream with Marc Dantonio on YouTube where people can go to watch live as  beautiful deep sky objects materialize before their eyes in mere seconds courtesy of the the SkyTour Observatory and its research telescope.  Marc is the CEO of FX Models, a model making and visual/special effects company specializing in digital/physical models, and organic special effects in the film industry. He has an extensive work history in the Film and Television arena appearing regularly on a number of networks and television shows including "NASA's Unexplained Files" on the Discovery Channel,  "What On Earth!" on the Science Channel, “In Search Of” hosted by Zachary Quinto, and a variety of other shows.


He is characterized as the Voice of Science Reason yet fully expects alien intelligence is out there and possibly even here visiting us at the Earth. His efforts creating the Aerial Anomaly Detection System (formerly called UFOTOG2), a remote system  to detect advanced propulsion at play in our local universe with Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull promises to bring ufology into the 21st Century. If extraterrestrial intelligence has managed to ply the vast gulf between the stars and reach us, then science should be able to tell us so. Such results will back up the stories we so often hear from those who have encountered something strange ... in our skies.

TV and Film Industry:  Marc appears on a number of networks including ABC,CNN, Discovery, Sci-Fi, History, National Geographic, and Science channels, performing on-camera work in his role as a UFO investigator, scientific principle presenter, and photo/video analyst. In addition to such roles he also creates visual effects props, directs visual effects shots, and creates computer generated imagery (CGI) for productions.  


Marc appears regularly on a number of TV series, notably NASA's Unexplained Files seen on Discovery Channel creating science demos and offering discussion and opinion on the scientific search for Life in the Universe. In addition, he also appears regularly on the History Channel series "What On Earth" seeking answers to perplexing Earth mysteries brought to us via Earth orbiting satellites.


Currently Marc and FX Models have teamed up with Academy Award winning producer and director Douglas Trumbull to create major science fiction films and television series' that explore human kind's place in the Universe. He has been performing for live audiences since the age of 12, and states that the TV and Film industry are far more forgiving than a live audience when things go wrong!

UFO Arena: Besides his MUFON duties, Marc delivers many presentations around the USA at some of the largest UFO conferences including several Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Symposiums and International UFO Congress conferences appearing as a speaker to discuss the science we DO know. As such he is a voice of reason amidst what at times is chaos. The New Science Tour/ Norway represents just the first stop on a many country tour that will spread the word about this new science and understanding that is racing toward us.


Marc has also put together a team of top US scientists who are working together with UFOTOG Pioneer Douglas Trumbull to create high end autonomous ground units to search for evidence of extraterrestrial presence potentially using crowd-sourcing methodologies.


Currently authoring a book, Marc has taken his Astronomy focus on Exoplanets and put it to print. Tentatively titled "The Populated Universe" the book explores the scientific search for extraterrestrial life and makes the case for what he believes is the predisposition of the Universe to the creation of the building blocks of life and perhaps life itself.


Astronomy: In support of the quest for extraterrestrial life, Marc originated and operates the SkyTour LiveStream from the John Zack Memorial Observatory located currently in the USA in the state of Connecticut on the East Coast. This live broadcast on clear nights brings the wonders of the Universe to people worldwide and viewers and live participants are taught about the origins of the stars, Earth, and planets and learn about Exoplanet science.

Marc operates the John Zack Memorial Observatory in CT. This observatory is nearly fully automated for online use and will be moved to Arizona in the near future under a fully dark sky when all automation systems are installed, tested, and completed.


KGRA Radio: His latest project is taking on the role of Host on his new show on KGRA radio called SkyTour Radio. The weekly 2 hour show Sunday evenings at 8PM Eastern focuses on the science and potential science surrounding the search for extraterrestrial life. Listeners get to hear about the origins of the many outlandish and amazing objects that the Universe has spawned with an eye on science. The show also presents information that is science based on interstellar propulsion and offers speculation on what we may find once we leave the Earth.

Background:  Marc's degree is in Astronomy, and he has spent decades capturing hundreds of thousands of images of many kinds of sky phenomena using a diverse range of photographic gear ranging from small cameras and backyard telescopes to large multi-million-dollar professional telescopes in large research observatories.

​Once Computer Generated Imagery programs and image analysis programs became more readily available he began to work with such software to create his own imagery and to augment and analyze existing imagery. His unique blend of stage performance experience, Astronomical, UFO, and Computer-Generated Model Making backgrounds come together in his photo analysis work, where he has been utilizing advanced software toolsets for many years to coax data out of imagery.


When he isn’t creating Digital or Physical Models for clients or productions, he can usually be found working on the Aerial Anomaly Detection System (UFOTOG2) concept , in the SkyTour LiveStream observatory, or utilizing remote observatories worldwide to obtain nightly photographic and spectral data for analysis from mountaintop telescopes.

Marc's Talk:



Entering a New Science: When the Unexplained Faces Off Against What We Think We Know

We all have experiences we cannot understand. Many times, we try to fit those experiences into a box of known science that can explain them. But what happens when the experiences are SO different that there is NO box that can contain them within known science? Further, what happens when these perplexing events happen to a person that is fully invested in science?
This question is exactly the one forced upon this presenter and events continue to this day that force a complete reevaluation of scientific understanding. From odd visitations at night culminating in surgery to remove a foreign object, to evidence that parallel Universes really DO exist, this talk will take you through the aforementioned events and several more that challenge the very science we know. But all is not lost! The talk will also offer glimpses into the very likely, very possible new science to come.




New Science Tour


Kate Thorvaldsen & Marc DÀntonio

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