SPOKESMAN

TRAVIS, A New Documentary Film:

Radnor, PA –Filmmaker Jennifer W. Stein and co producer Bob Terrio won two EBE awards at the Open Minds film festival in Scottsdale, AZ February 28, 2015. This was Jennifer’s 4th EBE award. “Travis” is a 90-minute documentary film recounting the now world- famous 1975 UFO abduction of Travis Walton and the impact it has had on his and on the lives of others who were also involved.

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Travis premiered at the 2015 International UFO Congress Film Festival in Scottsdale, AZ where it swept the ‘EBE’ Awards for Best Long Documentary film and the People’s Choice Award. For more information please visit TravisWaltonTheMovie.com. Screening requests can be sent to Jennifer W. Stein, Onwinges@gmail.com.

Travis – The True story of Travis Walton, was three years in the making. All living members of the original logging crew are featured. Current and archived interviews are woven of the police sheriff, the chief polygraph expert for Arizona in 1975, as well as UFO experts Stanton Friedman, Kathy Marden, Ben Hansen, James Fox, Peter Robbins, and Lee Speigel.

The true story has never been told in a documentary and Jennifer believed the time had come to capture these interviews and testimonies on film for the next generation.

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Travis Walton incident with a UFO Conference in Heber, AZ that included screening TRAVIS, a tour of the actual forest incident location and a weekend with top experts in the field. . Event coordinators included Travis Walton, Karen Brard, Peter Robbins, Ron Williams, Ben Hansen, and Stacy Wright and Jim Mann.

The film is on sale at TravisWaltonTheMovie.com. Contact Jennifer W. Stein for screenings.
Jennifer is also a State Section Director for PA MUFON

Stein said, “I acknowledge the bravery of Travis and his fellow logging crew-members who could have debunked this story because of the unfavorable media attention it was getting. They could have saved themselves from years of ridicule and claimed it was all a hoax, but they never did…. They all stuck to the truth their story, all these 40 years in spite of the ridicule they endured. The film is a personal interest story into how this event challenged their lives and changed their lives forever.”

This three-year project would not have been possible without the amazing cast and crew who lent their talents and support to the project. Our list of crew, researchers, and support staff is listed at the EKP/Synopsis/Media Kit page of the web site.

Bob Terrio was co-producer, with additional support provided by Adam Stein from Bloomgarden films( LA) Zachary Weil from Two of Us Productions (LA), associate producers, Peter Robbins, Ron James, Stanton Freidman, Brian Farrell, Gary Hilton, Ben Hansen, and Travis Walton. This three-year project would not have been possible without the support of support staff listed in the film credits and the media page of the web site.

Stein said, “Bob Terrio and I undertook this project with Travis because Hollywood would not, or could not tell the true story of Travis Walton. We don’t need to make these stories up, that only confuses everyone, and the truth is more interesting.”

Their goal: to make a documentary that was not a UFO film, but a great documentary about what happened to a logging crew in 1975 in Heber, Arizona; because this event could have happened to anyone. Their hope: that the film serves as a breakthrough in traditional film festivals, opening minds not necessarily interested in the UFO phenomena who may find compassion for Travis and his logging crew.

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Steve Mera is the Official Spokesman for TRAVIS. Information pertaining to this incredible incident and details of the movie can be obtained by contacting Steve Mera below:

E-Mail: s_mera@yahoo.com
Tel: 07866 685835

For radio presentations and promotions, feel free to contact Steve via his Facebook Page, directly through Phenomena Magazine or the Zohar Entertainment Group website at:
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Steve's Bio:

Stephen first became interested in the subject of UFOs and the Paranormal at an early age and after leaving secondary school he studied at both South and North Trafford Colleges along with GEC Electrical for over 10 years and obtained a Degree in Electrical Engineering. During this time Stephen began conducting research which lead to numerous investigations which he carried out on his own, until opening Cheshire UFO Group. In the early 90's Stephen worked in Essex for NATO - (RAF Weatherfield) as a Telecommunications Officer. After which Stephen took over the running of MAPIT: (Manchester Aerial Phenomena Investigation Team) formally run by David Reese. Stephen also joined BUFORA; (British UFO Research Association) and became a Regional Investigative Co-ordinator and Tutor. During the mid 90's Stephen started writing the BITC; (British Investigators Training Course) in Anomalous Phenomena which today is the most recognised course of its kind internationally. He went on to completed his Pre-Degree Psychology at South Trafford College and in early 1996 and sat the 7370 Teachers Course and went onto tutor at Sale Grammar School in Cheshire. He has conducted many science lectures at schools, colleges and universities around the UK.

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During the latter part of 1996 Stephen reformed MAPIT and also assisted in the launch of MARA; (Merseyside Anomalies Research Association). Stephen assisted with the launch of NUFORA; (The National UFO Research Association) and numerous other organisations. He was also a member and investigator with NARO; (Northern Anomalies Research Organisation) ran by authors Peter Hough & Jenny Randles.

In 1998 Stephen completed the BSY Parapsychology Course and in later years sat a Forensic Parapsychology Course followed by the Paranormal Investigation Course with the Unifaculty of London Institute of Forensic Parapsychology. Stephen has assisted, presented and hosted of over 100 TV Shows and is a regular featured guest on international radio. Stephen is an international lecturer and freelance journalist for a number of magazines and newspapers and has had several publications of his own including the A-Z of the Paranormal, Strange Happenings, Paranormal Reality and The Rochdale Poltergeist (with co-author Jenny Ashford) and The House of Fire and Whispers.

Stephen went on to construct and launched SEP: (The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology) situated in Manchester UK. He is also the CEO of Phenomena Magazine, the world most widely recognized e-Zine of its kind. He continues to run the long standing organisation MAPIT (establisdhed in 1974) and is the head tutor of the British Investigators Training Course. Stephen went on to completed his Psychology Degree and numerous other courses.

He continues to assists UK Universities in regards information and filming opportunities and is currently a consultant for PSI Applications in the U.S. Stephen holds many honerable membership positions with organisations and establishments internationally and was the official spokesman for the Hammer movie - The Quiet Ones, and a nominee at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2008.

The Quiet Ones:

Hammer Productions Movie

An unorthodox college professor leads his best students off the grid to perform a dangerous experiment to create a poltergeist. Operating under the theory that paranormal activity is triggered by negative human energy, the group uses a series of tests to push a young woman to the edge of sanity. Frightening occurrences with unspeakable consequences subsequently unfold, leading the researchers to the realization that they have unleashed a force more terrifying than they could have imagined.

Release date: April 10, 2014 (United Kingdom)

Director: John Pogue
Production company: Hammer Film Productions
Music composed by: Lucas Vidal
Screenplay: John Pogue, Oren Moverman, Craig Rosenberg, Tom de Ville.

Paranormal Specialist Steve Mera: Official Spokesman - Interview.

Love Horror: For those that don’t know can you tell us what a parapsychologist is and what you study?

Stephen Mera: Parapsychology consists of lots of different subjects most of all its anomalistic psychology, it’s a part of psychology that looks at and investigates and researches and carries out experiments in the field of human perception, extra sensory perception and profound human experiences. Those might consist of clairvoyance, mediumship, trans-mediumship, it also involves psychometry, telepathy, telekinesis, all those wonderful things that we tend to see in the paranormal films. We investigate those thoroughly to find if there are rational explanations and also to advance the subject in psychology and the methods of how we investigate it. We also touch on the investigation research of paranormal phenomena that is often reported.

Love Horror: How did you get into Parapsychology?

Stephen Mera: I got into parapsychology at a young age. I was always interested in the paranormal through my father because I used to read his books when I was young and in 1983 I was that interested in the subject I joined a couple of organisations. I studied psychology and then went on to study anomalistic psychology, metaphysical para-psychology and then onto my degree in parapsychology at university. You have to do psychology to rationalise the experiences, to work out and find those explanations and to see if the mind is responsible and if it is our perceptions that are altered or something else. I also went into the study of sociology to get a general feel of how the family unit may have traumatic experiences and how they handle them and how they perceive them and how human psychology actually works because there are many rational explanations that we find. On occasion we do find those that don’t reach explanation, when there is no rationality then the extraordinary is the only plausible answer.

Love Horror: How do you go about studying the supernatural using science?

Stephen Mera: (Laughs) Fist of all it’s a lot of paper work, it’s not like what we see on the X-Files or other TV shows because most of the time there out in the field investigating and not really doing any paper work, it’s the other way round for us unfortunately. We have lots and lots of paperwork, we have lots and lots of questions and test procedures. We have to test the physiological side of some people who are having experiences and report them, their normal reactions to certain events. Then we have to test the psychological reactions and these are all put together in research documents to try and find if this person has something going on which would lead to a rational explanation. Further from that we conduct investigations and experiments under experimental conditions at a certain location to find what explanations there may be to reported phenomena. These have to be bench tested and repeated over and over again to obtain the same result before we would actually suggest that there is conclusive evidence. In paranormal investigation the same sort of thing applies regarding the paper work, the psychological and the physiological background but it also involves environmental analysis in other words investigating the location, which means if that location has anything that would lead people to believe something paranormal is going on there. Finally of course the actual physical active investigation which involves using different types of equipments to find rational explanations or even capture anomalies.

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Love Horror: What is the most shocking encounter you have ever had during your studies or experiments?

Stephen Mera: In the 31 years investigating the most extreme experience I have had was poltergeist manifestation that took place in a prefabricated bungalow in Rochdale in 1995/1996 whilst working for Rochdale city council. They came to us with this problem that the tenants where reporting disturbances and when investigating I was thumped in the back and pushed across a room about 4 foot the feeling of which I can only describe as like an electric shook and being punched at the same time, that’s how it felt. At that time I was considered leaving the subject but obviously adrenaline kicked in and questions kicked in and I’m still here today. I have not experienced anything often like that, I have had certain experiences where I have seen possible apparitions and balls of light phenomena and unusually occurrences like audible disturbances and strange odours and things like that, the things you might generally call the things that go bump in the night.

Love Horror: So how did you explain that attack?

Stephen Mera: I couldn’t. We concluded that a phenomena must have been there as there was enough evidence that it was taking place. The fact that they were also experiencing water falling poltergeist type infestations where water would suddenly appear and disappear added to it. The poor family where going through hell and had to be relocated with help from the Rochdale city council to another home and their home was left fallow which means without any electrical input in the building to try and discharge any phenomena that’s going on there. A lot of phenomena does feed off electrical systems or the emotion and vexation of those witnessing phenomena in the environment. After about a year another family moved in and everything was fine for them so the case was closed for the original family and they haven’t had any experiences since.

Love Horror: How many of the scientific tests and techniques used in The Quiet Ones are accurate in real life paranormal investigations?

Stephen Mera: They are actually very accurate in the film in fact that was one of the first things I noticed as I look for the accuracy. The tense frustration that you see in the film regarding the parapsychologist trying to keep the funding for the department to obtain the evidence he requires regarding his long term study, those sort of things do happen on a regular basis. Funding is very much limited, research is very long and expensive and we get frustrated because we are very dedicated. All parapsychologists are very very dedicated people to the subject, so much so that we have this obsession in trying to obtain those answers and we want the evidence.

People always say ‘aren’t parapsychologists sceptics?’ well no they’re not but what you have to question is the reason why we do what we do. We do what we do because we believe that there is something to study and something to obtain. Getting those results is extremely difficult and a very long procedure. I think the accuracy in regarding the experiments carried out in the film are pretty much spot on. There wasn’t as much written documenting of what was going on but I assume that would be going on in the background but the equipment used and the methodology behind them was spot on. Those types of experiments do continue even up till today.

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Love Horror: Of all the horror films you have seen which is the most realistic to what you have investigated or what you believe is out there?

Stephen Mera: The most realistic film I have seen on the subject of the paranormal is a TV movie believe it or not known as The Haunted. It was a true case based around the family known as the Smurl family in Pennsylvania which suffered some terrible disturbances in their home. The film is absolutely accurate to a tee. It was created for TV and it is one of the best paranormal films I have witnessed for its accuracy.

Unfortunately you get these Hollywood type films coming out like The Conjuring and they all tend to say they are based on a true story. I know about the case The Conjuring is based on and I know about the people who investigated it and the stuff that they actually got through documentation and unfortunately very little of it is actually true. Where do you draw the line between how much correct and precise information you have to place in a film for it to be titled ‘Based on a True Story.’ It does affect people because anybody believes something’s true if they are told it is and they get a bigger fright out of it because they identify with what those people are going through even more if they believe it’s true and it connects the viewer with the movie in a better way. I can understand the methods behind doing it but most of the time the information of how phenomena works and how they investigate it is usually incorrect.

Love Horror: So is The Haunted your favourite horror film then?

Stephen Mera: Well I enjoyed watching it for its accuracy but actually entertainment wise I would say The Conjuring which I watched not long ago. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is devised to keep you scared and on edge and that’s what the film does. It keeps on the psychology of your mind and keeps you rooted in the film. I also really enjoyed The Quiet Ones because of the factual side. It’s more in the field of how parapsychology works as opposed to this is just what is taking place. Most films on the paranormal are just about someone experiencing the phenomenon whereas The Quiet Ones is more about the proceedings and how parapsychology works and that to me was very appealing as a parapsychologist and a paranormal investigator.

Love Horror: Finally what would you say to any non-believers out there?

Stephen Mera: I would say that’s fantastic, it’s great because we do need non-believers. We need people out there that don’t believe because if everyone believed I would be out of a job (Laughs) The thing is we do need people like that but what we don’t need is sceptics, people who no matter how much information or evidence they are presented with they are not willing to except it.

Anybody out there who hasn’t experienced anything and doesn’t believe such phenomena exists that’s great because I accept the fact that if you haven’t experienced it and haven’t witnessed it for yourself I wouldn’t tell you to believe in it. Don’t believe in anything you haven’t experienced in life yourself. Once you do experience it I am sure your mind will change because people have to go through things themselves in order to understand them.

Love Horror: Stephen thank you so much for your time and your fascinating insights.

The Quiet Ones was released on DVD and Bluray on Monday 18th August 2014.
Steve Mera: Official Spokesman cab be contacted below in regards movie information, parapsychological research and training programs:

E-Mail: s_mera@yahoo.com
Tel: 07866 685835

Fox TV TV Series: Outcast

Created and co-executive produced by Robert Kirkman ("The Walking Dead"), the drama series "Outcast" stars Patrick Fugit ("Gone Girl") as Kyle Barnes, a man who has been possessed by demons since he was young. His search for answers -- and redemption -- leads him into a relationship with Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia evangelist who believes he is fighting in a holy war against Earth's evil forces. As Barnes sequesters himself from those he loves for fear of causing greater hurt, he begins to delve into secrets from his past. What he discovers could be life-changing -- and affect the fate of the world forever.

First episode date UK: June 3, 2016
Network: Cinemax
Adapted from: Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta

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Steve Mera: Official Spokesman for Fox TVs Outcast
Available for radio presentations / interviews
E-Mail: s_mera@yahoo.com
Tel: 07866 685835

“What if Romania, land of mysteries and legends, could lead us on a trail of universal myths to requestion our origins, not by looking towards the stars but under our feet?” The Other Land of the Gods is the first documentary film that opens the doors of the mysteries of Romania. An exclusive investigation in the depth of the Carpathians, land of mystery and unexplained phenomena; underground tunnels, UFOs, haunted forests, living stones, legendary treasures,
excavations of gigantic skeletons, and civilizations still unknown... An intriguing and initiatory
journey to a legendary land of the Gods, unexplored until now.

This 104 minute film has been based on 2 x 52mn episodes and highlights archaeological discoveries with an incredible potential that questions official history. Discoveries of tablets representing symbols older than Sumer, gigantic skeletons, extra-terrestrial ships, tunnels leading to the centre of the Earth, ooparts (anachronistic objects) etc. ...

The film unveils an ancient civilization, an unknown culture: the Thracians. Spread throughout the European continent they had a great influence on the Romans and Greeks, who were inspired by their way of life and their culture. Among the tribes that were part of it, we identify the "Dacians": a great nation coming from nowhere, of whom we still don't know so many things. Defined as controversial and primitive, the subjects exposed in the film show that this ethnic group had knowledge of multiple domains far beyond what historians have discovered: astronomy, medicines, and that the ancient priests of this tribe were initiated in Egypt. What are the hidden mysteries about these ancient inhabitants that pushed the archaeological and historical institutions to discredit this culture?

Looking closer at the Dace ornaments we find that some are abnormally "large", which leads us to think that among these warriors some were of an extraordinary size. By diving into the myths of this country, we discover that at some point giants inhabited these lands and that the Roman Emperor Trajan built statues much bigger than those that were built in memory of his own soldiers. We discover that there was a Thracian Roman Emperor who measured more than 2.50m (more than 8ft) in height. Greek philosophers also tell us that the Thracian Kings were giants who measured more than 3-meters tall.

The film also reveals the discovery of ancient tablets with unknown symbols and writings, which it is believed belonged to the Dace nation and proved that the Dacia people knew how to write well, contrary of what official history has taught us. On those tablets we are able to see some iconic scenes that show men side-by-side with giants. Our investigation takes us to isolated and wild lands. Witnesses speak of discoveries of gigantic skeletons that have been kept secret... they tell about an underground city containing giant skeletons, tunnels leading to the centre of the Earth, tribes that lived underground in Romania, and so on.

The discoveries of these giant skeletons are numerous. In some areas, local traditions speak of Gods from the stars that came to help mankind. They speak about the existence of an Anunnaki God and the conflict that led to wars. Can this legend of Gods from stars and the discovery of giant skeletons be connected? For many people, yes it can. They talk about an underground base in the Bucegi mountain region that some believe it is connected to an extra-terrestrial civilization. This very controversial story divides the seekers of truth, and presents the hypothesis that a long time ago another human race, much more advanced than ours nowadays, could have walked on the lands of Romania. An archaeological piece discovered in the 70's could be the key to all this mystery. According to its composition it belongs in the “ooparts” category, anachronistic objects that cannot be placed on our time line. It suggests that in Romania, there were some very advanced civilizations. Could they be linked to divinity from the stars as the enthusiasts support it?

'This incredible documentary is mindblowing. I've simply never seen anything like it before. It blows the lid of one of the best kept secrets on Earth... That we have been visited and that they left EVIDENCE!'.... Steve mera.

For further information contact the Official Spokesman Steve Mera at: s_mera@yahoo.com

View the trailer by clicking the image to the left.

Press pack available upon request to media sources.