Combining his passion for truth and justice with extraterrestrial intervention, ancient history and alien contact, artist, writer, media host and international speaker Richard Smith is best known for his groundbreaking lecture presentations on the Moorish Legacy, White Freemasonry, the Temple of Solomon and the Alien Abduction Phenomenon. Spanning a tremendous cross-cultural spectrum, Smith's lectures have inspired a wide range of people from multiple and diverse backgrounds while serving as a platform for a growing global movement that began in New Egypt, New Jersey, at the Earth Mysteries and UFO/ET Conference in 2005. An outspoken advocate for the victimized underdog, the paranormal, lost knowledge and ancient wisdom, Smith studied art and design at New York State University, focusing his studies on how to turn the medium of visual arts into a voice for those that have no voice with underlying social, political and historical themes. In 1995, he came on the scene with his first solo exhibition, "An Experiment in Humanity," at the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, located at New York State's Old Westbury campus, in which he showcased his unique body of work including paintings, mixed-media sculpture, installation work and brass etchings. The exhibition represented a concept, perspective and approach that had not been seen before. Its success gave birth to a new persona for Smith in the paranormal and esoteric communities. Speaking publicly since the nineties, Smith presenting an educational and riveting journey through the Moorish Legacy, our global society, the galactic community and the family of man, Smith explores all things extraterrestrial, discussing the metaphoric, sociological and historical symbolisms therein and how they relate to the human condition. Attracting international recognition and interest, Smith was approached in 2013 by IBT's Talent Bookings Worldwide to be one of the premiere lecturers at the Human Origins Conference, an annual global touring event. Smith was also invited by the Moorish Science Temple of America to present his lecture in Toronto, Canada, at the Noble Drew Ali Day annual event in 2014. In June of 2015, he became a member of the Executive Committee for the New Mexico UFO and Paranormal Forum. Smith currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working on his third book. He is available for lectures and conferences both nationally and globally. Click here and contact him today for a speaking engagement.