Ten Most Credible Ufologist
- 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
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
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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