County and Beyond!
Mesa Historical Society is pleased to announce that
the Executive Director of MUFON
(Mutual UFO Network) will be our speaker on
Sunday February 15, 2015.
He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Engineering and spent 37 years
with IBM in sales and marketing as an executive before retiring to become
the Executive Director of MUFON on Aug. 1, 2013. Jan’s interest in UFOs
began at the age of 8 when he read an article on Donald Keyhole and NICAP in
Argosy magazine. Based on this and other research he and his brother did
over the next two years, they made the decision to build a flying saucer
believing that electromagnetic propulsion was the key to how these craft
were able to travel such great distances. While in the process of doing
this, they were visited by a real UFO, no more than thirty feet from them,
with no visible means of propulsion other than making a humming noise before
shooting off over the horizon.
Jan began attending MUFON
meetings in 1991. In 1995 he was appointed as State Section Director MUFON
Orange County, CA. After a successful MUFON Symposium in Irvine, CA in 2001
he was elected to the MUFON Business Board.
MUFON is the world's oldest and largest investigative body into the UFO
phenomenon and aims to be the refuge for inquisitive minds seeking answers
to that most ancient of questions,
"Are we alone in the universe?"
Their Orange County Chapter meets at Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Community
Center. To learn more about MUFON go to:
Orange County is no stranger
to UFO sightings. One famous case took place on Myford Road (pictured) in
Irvine on Aug. 3, 1965 and was captured in photos by Rex Heflin. It has been
the subject of much debate for nearly five decades.
come bring a friend and expect something unexpected!
Seating is limited, for
RESERVATIONS call (949) 631-5918.
Doors open at 2:00,
program at 2:30.
Free admission and refreshments. We are located at 1870 Anaheim Ave.
northwest corner of the Lions Park complex.
or go to
for more information.
here for reservation form!<
Come enjoy the Denwar Exhibit and also check out our gift shop for Denwar
and other Costa Mesa related items!
the gift of history and help support the CMHS at the same time!
Lots of books and memorabilia to select from including commemorative plates,
paperweights and SAAAB items, note paper, postcards and out of print items.
And we have many historic photos to choose from for your home, office or
"Costa Mesa My Sweet Home" video
Order form for the book Early Costa Mesa:
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Historical Society welcomes you to its online home. The Society
is an all-volunteer, non-profit group whose mission is to collect, preserve
and promote the history of the Costa Mesa area.
We encourage anyone interested in Costa Mesa history to explore our
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families, students, professionals, businesses and organizations to become
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