Back home in Fort Worth, TX this past weekend I attended my first ever MUFON meeting, hosted at a rec center by Daniel Jones, a super cool MUFON enthusiast, production manager and long time confidant of Jim Marrs.
Jim Marrs of course was originally scheduled to be the guest speaker for this meeting, but as most of you already know he passed away earlier this year. His wife was in attendance, wearing his signature explorer hat, as Daniel lead us through a slideshow presentation journey of Jim’s life story.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from my first MUFON meeting, but I’d have to say my expectations were low. As the slideshow began and we journeyed through the life and times of Jim Marrs, I must say, I was impressed. Prior to this meeting I knew nothing of Jim Marrs’ life story, much less that he was from my home town. I just knew the guy had written some amazing books in UFOlogy and alien conspiracy.
All of the personal anecdotes from Jim’s life, as well as highlighting his major accomplishments made for an unbelievable story of a larger than life personality. Jim completed a successful career in the US military, pioneered investigative journalism as a reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, played dozens of roles in theater productions, and even became an honorary Fort Worth police officer with his reporting. Oh yea, then there’s the 15 or so books he published on a wide range of topics, beyond the alien conspiracies.
The most touching part came at the end of the slideshow when they played a posthumous video message from Jim himself, directed personally towards everyone in attendance. He delivered a powerful and inspiring message to everyone, and it truly almost felt like he was there. I think the most important take away from the video message, especially in reference the UFOlogy community was this…
“None of us are as smart as all of us”
Wise words indeed.
Jim truly made massive contributions, not just to UFOlogy, but to society as a whole. If you would like to contribute back, Jim’s family and friends have started the “Jim Marrs Legacy Project” to archive and preserve Jim’s legacy. If you have any mementos, photos or other treasures to share, or would like to contribute financialy with a donation get in touch with them or contribute via Patreon.
And just in case you were wondering what Jim’s cat’s name was… it was Manfrom… Manfrom Marrs.