Just 45 minutes up the road from San Antonio, Seguin, Texas is the birthplace of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), one of the preeminent international organizations for UFO research in the world. Closer to home, Olmos Basin in San Antonio is similarly storied as a locational hub for UFO sightings and encounters with extraterrestrial life. August’s episode of Hidden Histories delves into the history of close encounters in South and Central Texas and efforts to understand them, featuring guest commentary by Ken Jordan of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON); Rev. John Fluth of SETI@home; and Whitley Strieber, author of the Communion book series.
As part of the city’s calendar of Tricentennial arts activities, Hidden Histories is a monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio an inspiring cultural treasure. Over the course of 2018, Hidden Histories will premiere 12 monthly screenings live in our studio, free of charge. Each screening highlights archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; lost documentaries; forgotten narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues. Live screenings are supplemented by interviews and discussions with participants, family members of those featured, and field experts.
Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78210) at 7pm on the first Monday of the month. Online screenings can also be viewed live at https://urban15.org/live-stream. Afterwards, episodes are archived online.