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LAPIS Conference 2020

Tickets will also be available on the door and cards are accepted


The LAPIS Conference will be held on the 17th and 18th of October 2020 at the YMCA in St Annes, Lancashire. The speakers, the LAPIS team and we hope, lots of friends old and new will again be staying at The Lindum Hotel.


Richard Freeman
The Mongolian Death Worm

The Mongolian Death worm is a creature said to exist in the Gobi Desert. In 2005 Cryptozoologist Richard Freeman was part of an expediton to search for evidence of its’ existence. In his talk Richard will be discussing his findings and the latest evidence of this amazing creature. Richard is the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean zoology, the author of a number of books and has spoken at many Fortean events.

Rob Whitehead

Schoolyard UFO Sightings

Rob Whitehead had his first UFO sighting when he was a child. He remembers his sighting not being taken seriously by adults and has often wondered how many other kids with similar experiences have had their testimony dismissed, purely because they were children. Listen as Rob reveals details of some extraordinary childhood UFO encounters from around the world that few people have heard of, and others that are considered to be among the most intriguing and baffling on record.'

Jackie Tonks and Richard Freeman

Gef the Talking Mongoose

During the 1930s a strange creature was said to exist in a remote farmhouse on the Isle of Man. It could speak, catch and kill rabbits and travel around the island. It asked to be called Gef (Jeff) and claimed to be a “extra, extra clever mongoose”, but was was it really? A hoax, a poltergeist, a symptom of mental illness or a cryptid ? Jackie and Richard will be looking at the case from differing perspectives and will try to untangle the mystery of Gef.


Glen Vaudrey

Late one March evening in 1978 Ken Edwards was driving home when he witnessed a 7-foot tall silver figure, which did not appear to have knee joints, walking stiffly down an embankment. It shone beams of light from its eyes at Ken, before walking through a fence and disappearing. Ken reckoned that he had ‘lost an hour’ of time. Ken was so distressed by what he had seen that he reported it to the police within hours. Had he seen an extraterrestrial from a UFO, a ghost or an inter-dimensional visitor or could there be some other explanation?

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