"There's a battle for Earth by some interesting dark forces," said author, scientist and researcher Michael Tellinger, who organised the conference.
"All the governments in the world are puppets and instruments to implement the will of a small group of individuals. The royal political bloodline goes back thousand of years."
He said the royal political bloodline was a small group of families whose origins could be traced to the first of mankind and who were inevitably in contact with the aliens.
He said the South African government was one of the most important puppets of these extra-terrestrials.
This was because the country was rich in gold and diamonds.
"We are at the heart of this global control because of our mineral resources."
All speakers on the first day of the conference agreed that, like humans who had the potential to be both good and bad, so too was the population of galactical beings.
Extra-terrestrials were also not dissimilar to politicians, who pushed their own agenda for material gain.
"They came to Earth looking for gold. We are all still obsessed with gold."
Tettinger said research showed that the extra-terrestrial "Annunaki" (reportedly also known as the Jedi, the Nephilim, the Watchers or the Watchmen and referred to in the Bible in Genesis) came to Earth around 300 000 years ago to look for gold.
They were also responsible for cloning their own genetic structures and creating mankind.
Offering a first-hand account of her experiences of attempts by extra-terrestrials to control the mind and manipulate actions of humans, the great granddaughter of former United States president Dwight Eisenhower, Laura Eisenhower, said governments were trying to keep this under wraps.
"Extra-terrestrials have been working with governments for a while," she said, adding that treaties with the other-worldly beings were signed every 10 years.
She said natural faults in the Earth were being manipulated to produce catastrophes like tsunamis and earthquakes using "Haarp technology" or bio-weapons.
According to the website www.haarp.net, Haarp technology is a focused and steerable electromagnetic beam used to heat the upper atmosphere and bounce elecromagnetic waves back to Earth.
"As consciousness expands, we invoke and become more in contact with our universal family," said Eisenhower.
She said she was recruited by an agent in 2006 to take part in a mission to a Mars colony.
However, she was able to break free from the mind control techniques.
She said people had been teleported to Mars since the 1970s and that the size of the population there was continuing to shift and expand.
Speaking on a Skype feed from a ranch in the United States, leading Ufologist James Gilliland agreed that dark forces were at play.
This was evident by increasing changes in the Earth's climate and in the astral makeup of the universe.
However, he said, another type of extra-terrestrial agent was seeking to prevent Earth's destruction or the depopulation of humankind.
"There's definitely something disturbing the Earth. The star patterns are changing, definitely something is going down. The Earth is doing a major wobble."
However, it was with the help of positive agents that humans would be able to ignite their consciousness and become enlightened to the dangers, but also the opportunities that a new world era could bring.
"Basically we need to rise to the occasion. We are all in the process together. We are in the process of contact. We are getting ready for a huge reunion with our greater ancestors of men." "... All we need to do together is to reclaim our divinity," Gilliland said