Amanda Fredriksson and Clas Svahn at the field investigator seminar 2008
Clas Svahn, Rickard Andersson and Carl-Anton Mattsson chatting at the seminar
Mats Nilsson with his wonderful t-shirt saying: "We write about things that almost doesn´t exist"
This often mentioned joyfulness, goodwill and companionship has been the mark of UFO-Sweden for many years and is certainly one of the explanations for its success. There has of course been conflicts and problems but the very special UFO-Sweden spirit has prevailed and those who have been active for many years use to say that we are like a family. Deep and lasting friendships have been made. I belive many of my collegues share the feeling of homebase when it comes to UFO-Sweden.
Chinese lanterns launched during the field investigator seminar 2011
Important social gatherings are also the annual conferences and expo, arranged in different Swedish cities each year. Since 1998 UFO-Sweden has one board meeting every year at the charming Hotel Lilton in Ängelholm. This meeting is combined with dinner and mingling at the hotel.
Clas Svahn and Tobias Lindgren at the annual conference 2010
Part of the UFO-Sweden gang in 2011
Clas Svahn and Mikael Karlsson at Ängelholm January 22, 2012
Johan Gustavsson at the Ängelholm gathering 2015, proving there really are tin foil hats in UFO-Sweden
My hope is that newcomers in the organization will continue the UFO-Sweden spirit of goodwill, joy and companionship. Investigation, research, hard work, idealism is the important foundation but after 45 years in the UFO movement I can attest that the social dimension is of equal importance to create a successful organization.