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UFO's:Orange

County and Beyond!

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is pleased to announce that Jan Harzan,  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: http://www.mufon.com

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.

 So 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. Visit www.costamesahistory.org   or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society for more information.


>Click here for reservation form!<
 

 

Come enjoy the Denwar Exhibit and also check out our gift shop for Denwar and other Costa Mesa related items!

Give 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 gift!

 

 

"Costa Mesa My Sweet Home" video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwNEsM94FU&feature=youtu.be

 

Order form for the book Early Costa Mesa: more info


The Costa Mesa 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 website.  Also, we extend an open invitation to interested individuals, families, students, professionals, businesses and organizations to become members of the Society.

This website contains but a tiny sampling of the many resources available to you.  Please contact us should you need more information.