Rey Hernandez


Rey Hernandez on

“The FREE Experiencer Research Study”

Wednesday, January 16 at 7:40pm


Reinerio  (Rey) Hernandez is one of the four co-founders of The Dr. Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and Extraordinary Experiences and a Co-Chair of the FREE Experiencer Research Committee. FREE was co-founded by the late Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Dr. Rudy Schild, an Emeritus Research Astronomer at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Australian researcher Mary Rodwell and Hernandez, an attorney and experiencer. Based in Florida, the FREE Board of Directors is comprised of nine retired academic professors and lay researchers who have been researching the field of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) and contact with Non-Human Intelligence (NHI) for more than 30 years.

Over the last four years, FREE has conducted the world’s first comprehensive, multi-language academic research study on individuals who have had UFO-related contact with NHI. The FREE Experiencer Research Study utilized two quantitative survey instruments, totaling over 550 questions and one qualitative survey, eliciting written responses to 70 open-ended questions. These English language surveys had over 4,000 respondents from over 100 countries, addressing a diverse range of physical, psychological, perceptual, and paranormal aspects of reported physical and/or non-physical interactions with UFO-related NHI. The participants were instructed to base their responses solely on conscious, explicit memories, as opposed to relying on hypnotic regression, dreams, meditation or channeling.

The survey results contradict much of the information widely held to be true in Ufology today. In this talk, Rey will discuss the formation of the FREE Foundation, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s vision for it, the methodology used for the surveys, and most importantly, the findings of this four year study.

Come hear the results of this unique and significant research!


Costa Mesa Senior Center

695 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa 92627

General Admission: $15

MUFON OC Members & Students with ID: $10.00

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