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World-record UFO Congress to continue in Scottsdale this month

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PHOENIX — The 27th Annual International UFO Congress, which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest UFO convention based on attendance, will continue this month in Scottsdale.

The event takes place from Feb. 14 to 18 at the Wa-Ke-Po Resort on Fort McDowell Road and the Beeline Highway.

Tickets range from $39 for partial attendance to $349 for the full package.

The conference will feature a long list of events to take part in including a welcome cocktail party, a film festival, a night vision skywatch and a dinner and awards ceremony.

The film festival will show a mix of short and long form films and the skywatch will offer guests night vision optics in hopes of seeing a UFO.

Established in 1991, the UFO Congress features presentations from scientists, authors, researchers and those who feel they have experienced paranormal activity. The record-holding event features over 20 speakers.

Arizona is no stranger to UFO sightings. Maricopa county reported the second-most sightings of all U.S. counties between 2001 and 2015.

Besides the famous Phoenix Lights incident that occurred in 1997, the state has had other sightings receive media attention, one of which came just last month.

Maricopa County reported more than 2,500 sightings between those that 15-year period, more sightings than 36 states.

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