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Ten Most Credible Ufologist

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  • Royce Holleman
    1. Dr. Michael Swords, Ph.D Professor of Genetics and Life Sciences, Western Michigan State University. Editor, Journal of UFO Studies (CUFOS). Areas of
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      1. Dr. Michael Swords, Ph.D

      Professor of Genetics and Life Sciences, Western Michigan State

      University. Editor, Journal of UFO Studies (CUFOS). Areas of

      Special Study: Possibilities of ET visitation based on the Drake

      Equation; Refutation of Budd Hopkins' Genetic Experimentation

      Theory of Abductions.

      2. Dr. Thomas E. Bullard, Ph.D

      Degrees in Psychology, Folklore. Special contributor, International

      UFO Reporter, Journal of UFO Studies. Author, "Abductions: The

      Measure of a Mystery," a 600-page study of over 300 abduction cases,

      taking into account such possible explanations as folkloric

      transmission, hypnotic confabulation, etc. Dr. Bullard started as a

      skeptic, but remains unconvinced by the skeptical explanations. Also

      compiled definitive collection and analysis of 1890's airship wave.

      Recipient, ParaNet's James E. McDonald Key, "For Outstanding

      Achievement in the Advancement of Scientific Ufology," 1989.

      3. Dr. Richard F. Haines, Ph.D

      Retired NASA Psychologist. Areas of Special Study: Pilot Reports,

      Photo-analysis, Abduction Regression techniques. Author, "The

      Melbourne Episode" about the disappearance of pilot Frederick

      Valentich.

      4. Dr. James E. McDonald (deceased)

      Meteorologist, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of

      Arizona. Areas of Special Study: Electromagnetic effects cases. Led

      efforts at Congressional Inquiry, scientific analysis.

      5. Richard Hall

      Science Writer; former Acting Director, NICAP; former Asst.

      Director, MUFON. Areas of Special Study: Electromagnetic effects

      cases, Radar trace cases. Author, "Uninvited Guests." Resigned

      MUFON over Gulf Breeze case, Lear episode. Currently suffering from

      Alan Hendry syndrome ("What's the Use?")

      6. Donald Schmitt

      Director, Special Investigations, CUFOS. Areas of Special Study:

      Refutation of Gulf Breeze evidence; First Roswell Archaeological

      Expedition.

      7. Ronald Story

      Science and Technical Writer. Areas of Special Study: Largely

      responsible for debunking Ancient Astronaut theory. Author, "UFOs

      and the Limits of Science," "The UFO Encyclopedia."

      8. Barry Greenwood

      Postal worker. Director, Citizens Against UFO Secrecy. Editor, Just

      Cause. Areas of Special Study: Procurement and analysis of

      government documents. Outspoken critic of unscientific UFO

      proponents. Performed major debunking of MJ-12.

      9. John F. Schuessler

      Engineer, Shuttle Project Director, McDonnell-Douglas Corporation.

      Asst. Director, MUFON. Areas of Special Study: Cash-Landrum case.

      10. Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Ph.D (Deceased)

      Astronomer, Northwestern University. Scientific Advisor to Project

      BlueBook. Founder, Scientific Director, CUFOS. Areas of Special

      Study: All areas. First major advocate of the application of

      scientific methodology to UFO study. Created sighting categories

      such as "Close Encounters." First major skeptic to change sides.

      Lost some credibility due to indecisive nature, acceptance of some

      questionable cases as valid.



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