ParaPsycon III

Mansfield, Ohio

Ben joins Tri-C Ghost Hunters and Black Shamrock Events for his 2nd year at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, the truly paranormal prison where Shawshank Redemption was filmed.  Last year had a huge turnout with thousands of attendees.  TV hosts from many Travel Channel, Syfy, and A&E shows will join over 90 vendors [...]

Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival

Cumberland County Fairgrounds 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, Tennessee, United States

Come join Ben at the Upper Cumberland Bigfoot Festival in Tennessee! Celebrating everything Bigfoot and related phenomena, Ben will join TV hosts from Mountain Monsters and other researchers to talk about cryptids. This year’s festival benefits Creative Compassion, a local nonprofit that helps mainly low-income residents with housing needs. Creative also helps people, regardless of [...]


Cryptid Con

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Come join Ben for a 2-day event in Lexington, Kentucky celebrating Bigfoot and everything cryptid! Researcher and TV personalities from shows such as Mountain Monsters and Expedition Bigfoot will share their experiences and findings. Don't forget to also check out the VIP events and expeditions taking place!

Fear Faire

NOS Event Center San Bernardino, California, United States

Fear Faire is a film and music festival with several band performances, paranormal investigator guests, panel discussions, and a film festival. Ben will be appearing on Sunday for a meet & greet, and panel discussion. If you're in Southern California, come out and say hi!

Silverado Canyon: UFOs and Cryptids

Set against the remote seclusion and night sky of Silverado Canyon and just a mile from Black Star Canyon, join TV personality and host Ben Hansen for a night of disturbing tales of the other worldly kind from his current series, UFO Encounters on Discovery + , now in its second season. Ben will also [...]



Roswell, New Mexico has added a 2nd annual UFO Festival to their calendar. The UFOXPO is a hybrid mixer and film festival that gets behind the scenes of documentaries, TV shows, and music on the subject of UFOs and extraterrestrials. Ben will be one of the speakers joining in-person at the conference center with many [...]

Parapod Festival

Join Ben in Valencia, California at the first Parapod Festival that includes speakers, events, and vendors that relate to ghosts, spirits, extraterrestrials, ancient mysteries, archaeology, cryptozoology, true crime, and more. The festival also awards films and podcasts that deal with these subjects. Ben will be guiding part of the stargazing event with night vision equipment [...]

Ozark Mountain UFO Conference

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks 207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States

The Ozark Mountain UFO Conference is a long standing and popular UFO event located in the heart of some very significant UFO encounter cases. Ben has looked forward to attending this exciting conference and is honored to attend this year as a keynote speaker. The conference goes from the 14th to the 15th, but Ben [...]

Contact in the Desert

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, California, United States

Contact in the Desert is currently the largest UFO/UAP conference in the world. Going on their 9th year, the conference attracts thousands of attendees for a weekend filled with presentations from some of the most noteworthy researchers, UFO witnesses, experiencers and dozens of events and workshops that cater to all aspects of the phenomenon. Ben [...]

Roswell UFO Festival

Roswell, New Mexico Roswell, NM, United States

It's been 76 years since the most famous and perhaps the most important UFO/extraterrestrial event in history.  Roswell, New Mexico celebrates with a huge town festival, food, music, films, and a UFO conference.  Come for the whole weekend, June 30th through July 2nd!  Ben will be attending a UFO conference put on by the Roswell [...]