A Close Encounter with Kitty Mervine, September 15, 2010, 7:00 PM
Dewitt Library at Shoppingtown Mall
Kitty Mervine will give an overview of how the modern alien/UFO experience came to be, the joys of working with people who have had an abductee experience, and how you can sometimes reach even the most hardened believer in woo by letting them figure it out on their own (with just a little bit of help).
Kitty is a professional artist and teacher. Her artwork has appeared in shows and galleries in both the US and Europe. She is also a long time skeptic and has attended every TAM (The Amazing Meeting, a skeptic conference put on by the James Randi Educational Foundation) that has been held in the US.
Kitty is currently is in charge of investigations for the Granite State Skeptics and has lectured on aliens and UFOs at several JREF events and on podcasts. She also appears as the “Alien Expert” on Maxim satellite radio on occasion. For the past six years she has served as a UFO/Alien expert on many web sites, answering questions using her back-up team of experts. She runs the web site badalien.org which is geared toward people who believe that they have been abducted by aliens. badalien.org offers alternative explanations for the abduction experience and a place where abductees can share their experiences without the fear of being ridiculed.
Kitty is part of the “don’t be a dick” skeptical movement that seeks to treat believers with respect and believes change comes by teaching critical thinking skills.
There will be a quiz at the end, with prizes. So don’t fall asleep!