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What began as a support group strictly for alien abductees has recently created an international group open to the general public in addition to abductees. The Close Encounter Research Organization (CERO) International held its inaugural meeting on January 12, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, California, located north of Los Angeles in Ventura County.
CERO was founded in 1991 by Certified Hypnotherapist Yvonne Smith and began to hold monthly support group meetings “as a resource and safe haven for experiencers of alien abductions or close encounters,” according to a press release issued by Smith…..Full Article Source