History And A&E Announce Ghost Hunters And More To Host Panels At AlienCon

September 7, 2019

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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AlienCon®, the world’s first convention dedicated to seeking the truth about extraterrestrial existence and solving the mysteries of the universe, has announced new program details for the October 4-6 event in Dallas, Texas.  A+E Networks previously announced celebrity guests at AlienCon Dallas will include HISTORY’s “Ancient Aliens” contributors Giorgio A. TsoukalosDavid ChildressNick PopeCaroline CoryJason MartellJohn BrandenburgTravis Taylor, and Jonathan Young.

Now adding to the captivating line-up of expert voices are cast members from HISTORY’s upcoming nonfiction series, “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” (working title), who will be featured on two panels over the three-day event.


The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” is executive produced by Kevin Burns, the creator and producer of HISTORY’s most popular series, including “Ancient Aliens” and cable’s #1 nonfiction series “The Curse of Oak Island”and will give viewers full, unprecedented access to one of the most infamous and secretive hotspots of paranormal and UFO-related activities on earth. The series will feature a team of scientists and experts who will conduct a thorough search of this infamous 512-acre property located in Utah’s Uinta Basin as they attempt to find out the truth behind more than 200 years of mysteries — involving everything from UFO sightings and paranormal activities to animal mutilations and Native American legends of a shape-shifting creature known simply as “The Skinwalker.” Few have ever gained official access to Skinwalker Ranch, and none have ever been able to bring cameras onto the property for a television series, but now, HISTORY’s exciting new nonfiction series is seeking to uncover the ‘who?’ ‘what?’ and ‘why?’ of an area that (until now) has remained as secretive and as forbidden as some of our nation’s greatest mysteries. “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” is slated to air next year on HISTORY.

The entire cast of A&E’s “Ghost Hunters, one of the most successful paranormal series of all time, also joins AlienCon Dallas for a panel discussion, Inside the World of A&E’s “Ghost Hunters,” on Saturday, October 5 at 2:20 pm. Airing Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT, the A&E series follows team leader Grant Wilson and his handpicked group of professional ghost hunters as they use their decades of field experience to investigate hauntings across the country. Engaging forensic experts, historical records and the most innovative technology available, the team helps bring relief to people who are struggling with unexplained supernatural phenomena by following the evidence they uncover, wherever it may lead.


Panel: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch

Friday 10/4 at 1:40 PM

A notorious 512-acre stretch of land in Utah called “Skinwalker Ranch” has been known as a hotbed for anomalous events, and UFO sightings recorded here as early as the 1700s. Billionaire businessman Robert Bigelow hired top scientists to study the ranch’s phenomena, and reportedly recorded more than 500 “anomalous events,” but was unable to make any definitive findings. The property’s purported origins and activities are prominent in local legend, and some Native Americans in the area today are said to avoid the site. The ranch is under new ownership and a diverse team of scientists and researchers are conducting the most advanced investigation on the property in an attempt to, once and for all, unlock the secret of Skinwalker Ranch.


Panel: The Future of Skinwalker Ranch

Saturday, 10/5 at 11:00 AM

In 1996, billionaire businessman Robert Bigelow purchased a notorious 512-acre stretch of land in Utah called “Skinwalker Ranch” for the stated purpose of using it as a “living laboratory” and studying the UFO phenomenon.  Bigelow hired top scientists to study the ranch’s phenomena and reportedly recorded more than 500 “anomalous events” – results that the U.S. government took seriously enough to allocate $20 million to further Bigelow’s research.  The records and results of what was found are classified, but in 2016, Bigelow sold the property. Today, this new owner — along with his dedicated team of scientists and researchers — are determined to finally solve the mystery.


Panel:  Inside the World of A&E’s “Ghost Hunters”

Saturday, 10/5 at 2:20 PM 

Grant Wilson, team leader/executive producer, and panel moderator

Daryl Marston, co-lead investigator

Kristen Luman, co-lead investigator

Mustafa Gatollari, site analyst/researcher/paranormal investigator

Brandon Alvis, tech manager/paranormal investigator

Richel Stratton, paranormal investigator

Brian Murray, paranormal investigator

Have you ever wondered what it takes to investigate the paranormal? Hear from paranormal expert Grant Wilson and his new team of investigators from A&E’s hit series Ghost Hunters! Fifteen years after introducing the world to the authentic field of paranormal investigation, the series that terrified and captivated fans is back on television Wednesday nights at 9 pm ET/PT on A&E. For the first time ever, this team of seven paranormal investigators – Wilson, Daryl Marston, Kristen Luman, Brandon Alvis, Mustafa Gatollari, Brian Murray and Richel Stratton – are sharing their approach to investigations, the cutting-edge technology they use, and how they research and prepare to go into a hunt. Come explore the unknown and watch exclusive never-before-seen clips as the team discusses their mission to discover the truth and give relief to those plagued by paranormal activity!


Fans can learn more about ticket packages, special celebrity guests, and up-to-the-minute AlienCon Dallas programming information by visiting TheAlienCon.com.


AlienCon, owned by A+E Networks® in partnership with Prometheus Entertainment and produced by Mischief Management, LLC, is a three-day fan event inspired by HISTORY®’s hit series, Ancient Aliens®. AlienCon offers the opportunity for like-minded people to come together to challenge existing beliefs and seek disclosure of all kinds in an environment that inspires discovery and discussion.  The event will feature over 150 hours of original programming, sneak peeks and exclusive panels. Attendees can meet and mingle with their favorite celebrity guests.

HISTORY’s hit series “Ancient Aliens” explores the theory that extraterrestrials have been visiting the Earth for millions of years.  From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, and from visitations by gods and deities in South America to sightings of unexplained objects around the world, each episode of the series gives thought-provoking consideration to the questions, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding the age-old debate: did extraterrestrial beings really help to shape human history? “Ancient Aliens” is produced by Prometheus Entertainment.

More information can be found on the AlienCon website.

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