Torah Bontrager

Founder & Executive Director of The Amish Heritage Foundation, Memoir Author, Speaker
Table 12A
Participates in 13 items
  

Torah Bontrager, raised Amish, grew up with no electricity and cars and speaks English as a second language. She literally escaped in the middle of the night at age 15, with only what she could carry: the clothes on her back and $170 in her pocket. She’s a writing mentor, the author of An Amish Girl in Manhattan: Escaping at Age 15, Breaking All the Rules, and Feeling Safe Again (a memoir), and the first, and so far only, Amish person to graduate from the Ivy League.

"Of particular interest to the UFO community, I'm the only Amish person I know of who's speaking out about ET/UFO experiences. The first time I spoke publicly was only once this year, on Aquarian Radio "Cosmic Connection" with Janet Kira Lessin and TJ Morris. When I was around 6 years old, I saw a fleet of silent UFOs with no wings in broad daylight, hovering so low that I felt I could touch them. Excited, I ran in the house to tell my mother. When she came out, I pointed toward them--"Look!"--upon which my mother beat me for lying. She denied that anything was in the air. I never understood why my mother said I had lied and why she punished me until a few years ago when I was writing my memoir. Then it occurred to me that perhaps the UFOs hadn't been visible to her.

When I was 19, I lost exactly one hour of time that my brain could not explain away. I didn't believe that any such thing as aliens existed but when my rational, scientific brain's explanation for what happened was that I had truly lost time, I started questioning my entire worldview. However, I wasn't able to investigate my own case--and further inexplicable occurrences--until I was in my early 30s.

Via hypnotherapy, I learned that I'm part of a spaceship team/crew and via further investigation, I was told that I'm not human and from some other planet. I have no idea where I'm from, I have no idea why I'm here on Planet Earth, and I have no idea what is meant by "we are conquerors", which is what my bodyguard from the spaceship crew told me. I'm hoping to find more answers and connect with the members of my crew, if any exist here on Earth."

Torah is a recurring sexual assault survivor, a world traveler, a plane pilot, and the worst employee on the planet (luckily she figured out how to become a financially sustainable entrepreneur). Her story has been featured on MTV, Tim Ferriss’ blog, Forbes.com, and HuffPost.

Torah’s journey of growth and self-empowerment took her through nearly 30 countries, a 3-year break from college, and a philosophy degree for answers about why bad things happen to good people. In the process, she learned to take back her voice and feel safe again, despite C-PTSD (post-traumatic stress from childhood trauma), Stockholm syndrome, and attacks on her life. She had given up everything—family, security, community—in the hopes that one day her dreams might come true. 

Today Torah works with entrepreneurs and leaders to make the world and workplace lawsuit-free and safe for women, 33% of whom are sexual assault survivors. Through her writing workshops and webinars, she also helps individuals figure out how to uncover and share their traumatic stories, so they can be the change that they want to see in the world. Download FREE chapters (choice of 3 themes) at www.torahbontrager.com/Free-Chapters or her FREE guides “12 Ways to Make Women Feel Safe at Work” at www.TorahBontrager.com/12Ways or “The 12-Minute Writing Process” at www.TorahBontrager.com/12Min.

And she hosts an iTunes + YouTube podcast the Amish Entrepreneur Show, collecting 1,111 stories of sexual assault survivors—from all walks of life—for worldwide release. Most recently, she became the founder of The Amish Heritage Foundation, the first organization in the 300+ years of Amish history that advocates for Amish people without a religious price tag, promotes compassionate secular values and nonsectarian harmony, and empowers those who leave the Church.

Through projects like these, the culture of ignoring sexual assault and women fearing for their safety and security is no longer possible. “The survivors of trauma do not have time for karma to come around,” Torah says. “We need justice now.

Self-care is key to Torah’s daily routine for remaining sane amidst the heavy work of trauma. She loves gardening and cooking and feeds herself and her parakeet babies a non-GMO diet.

  

Items in which Torah Bontrager participates

Thursday October 25, 2018

8:00 AM
8:00 AM
  • Experiencer's Group 2
  • Signup required
  • Crest II
  •  55 minutes
  • Experiencer's Group
    Experiencer's Group
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
  • PANEL - Secret Space Program & Milabs
  • Signup required
  • Embassy III
  •  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Panel
    Secret Space Program Secret Military Secret Programs MILABS
2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Friday October 26, 2018

8:00 AM
8:00 AM
  • Experiencer's Group 11
  • Signup required
  • Crest II
  •  55 minutes
  • Experiencer's Group
    Experiencer's Group
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
4:30 PM
4:30 PM
  • PANEL: Time Travel: Been There, Done That
  • Signup required
  • Embassy III
  •  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Panel
    Time Travel

Saturday October 27, 2018

7:30 AM
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
  • Current Ascension Cycle - Laura Eisenhower
  • Signup required
  • Embassy I
  •  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Lecture
    Ascension Extraterrestrials & Aliens Mars Colony
10:30 PM
10:30 PM
  • Mixer III - Meet & Greet Saturday Night
  • Signup required
  • Embassy I
  •  1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mixer
    Mixer

Sunday October 28, 2018

8:00 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
  • PANEL: Experiencers
  • Signup required
  • Embassy III
  •  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Panel
    Experiencers
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
  • PANEL: Time Travel: Temporal Travel Conundrums
  • Signup required
  • Embassy III
  •  1 hour 25 minutes
  • Panel
    Time Travel