Distinguished Investigators

Investigator  Background/Specialization

Ann Druffel, 1926-
257 Sycamore Glen
Pasadena, CA  91105

B.A. in sociology; author of three books on UFO phenomenon; contributor to UFO periodicals and symposia; UFO speaker on TV and radio; active in psychic research

Raymond E. Fowler, 1933-
249 Maguire Road
Kennebunk, ME  04043

B.A. in liberal arts; task manager and senior planner on major weapons systems development; author of eight books on UFO phenomenon, including Betty Andreasson's experience; editor of second and third editions of MUFON Field Investigator's Manual

Stanton T. Friedman, 1934-
110 Kings College Road
Fredericton, NB  E3B 2V1

M.S. in physics; development of nuclear power and propulsion for space and terrestrial applications; public lecturer on UFOs, especially at universities; funded investigator for FUFOR on Roswell case; three books on UFOs.  http://www.stantonfriedman.com

Richard F. Haines, 1937-
325 Langton Avenue
Los Altos, CA  94022 

Ph.D. in experimental psychology; research scientist and administrator at NASA Ames Laboratory; sightings by astronauts and pilots; author of four books on UFOs, especially sightings from aircraft

Richard H. Hall, 1930-2009
4418 39th Street
Brentwood, M.D.  20722

Washington-area writer-editor; former Assistant/Acting Director of National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP); Contributing Editor, CUFOS International UFO Reporter; Chairman and co-founder, FUFOR; Columnist, MUFON UFO Journal; author of three books on UFOs

Budd Hopkins, 1931–2011
246 West 16th Street
New York, NY  10011

Commercial artist; author of four best-selling books based on his hypnotic regression of abductees; Intruders Foundation (http://www.intrudersfoundation.org)

David M. Jacobs, 1942-
Dept. of History
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA  19122

Ph.D. in American history; author of four books on UFO phenomenon, the last three based on his hypnotic regression of nearly 800 abductees; International Center for Abduction Research (http://www.ufoabduction.com)

John E. Mack, 1929-2004
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

M.D.; psychoanalysis of children and adults; author of two books based on his hypnotic regression of more than 200 abductees.  For a selection of articles by Dr. Mack and his associates, see http://www.johnemackinstitute.org

James E. McDonald, 1920-1971 Ph.D. in physics, professor of meteorology and atmospheric physics, eventually at University of Arizona; advisor to National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, National Academy of Sciences, and Environmental Science Service Administration.  Interviewed hundreds of witnesses and lectured widely to professional organizations and federal agencies, boldly criticizing their unscientific treatment of the UFO phenomenon.  Authorized biography: Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight for UFO Science

R. Leo Sprinkle, 1930-
105 South 4th Street
Laramie, WY  82070

Ph.D. in psychology; counseling psychologist; organizer of annual Rocky Mountain UFO Conference on abduction; autobiography

Jacques Vallée, 1939-
1550 California St., Ste 6L
San Francisco, CA  94109

Ph.D. in computer science; colleague of J. Allen Hynek; UFO field investigator and theoretician; author of eight books on UFOs

Walter N. Webb, 1934-
Westwood, MA
Assistant to J. Allen Hynek at Smithsonian Astrophysical Laboratory; senior lecturer at Boston's Hayden Planetarium; MUFON astronomy consultant; original investigator of Barney & Betty Hill abduction; frequent author of case reports and articles in UFO publications