Scientists and UFOs

"Most scientists never look at UFO evidence, which leads to their conclusion that there is no evidence."

- Bernard Haisch
Most scientists don't talk about UFO's, either because they are not interested, or because they are afraid of ridicule. But there is a growing number of respected scientists involved in UFO research, who publicly talk about the topic:

  • Dr. John Alexander, Ph.D., retired Colonel at United States Army. Worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Dr. Norman Bergrun, Mechanical Engineer. Worked for NASA, Ames Research Laboratory, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and Lockheed Martin.
  • Dr. Joan Bird (France), Ph.D. Zoology.
  • Dr. Gildas Bourdais, Ph.D. Business Administration. Worked in technical publishing.
  • Dr. John Brandenburg, Plasma Physicist working on theory of magnetic confinement of plasmas for fusion power.
  • Dr. Timothy Brigham, Ph.D. Psychology.
  • Dr. Thomas Carey, Ph.D. Anthropology. Holds degrees from Temple University, California State University and the University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Silvano Colombano, Ph.D. Biophysical Sciences, NASA scientist.
  • Dr. Robert Davis, Ph.D. Neuroscience. Served as a professor at the State University of New York for over 30 years.
  • Dr. Jim Deardorff, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
  • Dr. Don Donderi, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Statistics at McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
  • Dr. Adele Gilpin, served at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
  • Dr. Richard Haines, Ph.D. Psychology, Engineer. Retired NASA Ames Research Center scientist. Investigates UFO sightings witnessed by professional pilots.
  • Dr. Bernard Haisch, Ph.D. Astronomy. Author of more than 130 scientific publications. Was director of the California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics. Has worked at the Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory at Lockheed Martin. In 1991, Haisch founded the California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Palo Alto. Was investigator for NASA and was on several NASA committees.
  • Dr. Philip Haseley, Ph.D. Anthropology. Professor Anthropology at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn.
  • Dr. Allan Hendry, B.A. Astronomy.
  • Dr. Allen Hynek, Astronomer, Professor at Northwestern University. Was scientific advisor to several UFO studies by the U.S. Air Force.
  • Dr. Donald Johnson, Ph.D. Psychology.
  • Dr. Colm Kelleher, biochemist. Was Deputy Director of the National Institute for Discovery Science, the "NIDS".
  • Dr. Lynne Kitei, M.D. Physician and health educator.
  • Dr. Kevin Knuth, Professor Physics and Informatics, University at Albany.
  • Dr. Andre Lebeau, former president of the French National Center for Space Studies (CNES).
  • Dr. Avi Loeb, Chairman of Harvard's astronomy department.
  • Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Ph.D. Physics.
  • Dr. John Mack, Professor Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School.
  • Dr. Christian Marchal, Ph.D., chief engineer of the French Corps des Mines, Research Director of the Office of Aeronautical Research.
  • Dr. James McDonald, was Professor in the Department of Meteorology, University of Arizona.
  • Dr. Auguste Meessen, emeritus Professor Physics and Mathematics (Belgium).
  • Dr. Brian O’Leary was a NASA scientist-astronaut. Ph.D. in Astronomy and B.A. in Physics. Was the secretary of the American Geophysical Union's Planetology Section. Professor Astronomy at Cornell University and San Francisco State University. Professor Physics at Princeton University and at California State University.
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Petit, Astrophysicist.
  • Dr. Claude Poher, Engineer. Former president of the CNES (French Space Agency).
  • Dr. Conley Powell, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Senior Engineer/Scientist at 4M Research and at Davidson Technologies.
  • Dr. Robert Powell, co-holder of four patents related to nanotechnology.
  • Dr. Harold Puthoff, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering. Worked for General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency (NSA), Stanford University and for SRI International (Stanford Research Institute).
  • Dr. Paul Rapp, professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and Director of the Traumatic Injury Research Program, professor of Medical and Clinical Psychology.
  • Dr. Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D. Sociology.
  • Dr. David Rudiak, Ph.D. Optometry.
  • Dr. Harley Rutledge, Ph.D. Solid State Physics, Professor and Chairman of the Physics Department at Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Dr. Frank Salisbury, Ph.D., Professor at Colorado State University, head of dept. Plant Science at the Utah State University.
  • Dr. David Saunders, Professor Psychology at University of Colorado.
  • Dr. John Schuessler, ex-NASA, member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers).
  • Dr. Irena Scott, Ph.D. Physiology. Professor at St. Bonaventure University. Worked for the DIA and the Aerospace Center in satellite photography
  • Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D. Psychology. Emeritus Professor of Counseling Services at the University of Wyoming.
  • Dr. Peter Sturrock, emeritus Professor Applied Physics at Stanford University.
  • Dr. Rob Swiatek, Physicist.
  • Dr. Michael Swords, Ph.D. History of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Travis Taylor, Ph.D. Optical Science and Engineering, and Ph.D. Aerospace Systems Engineering. Worked for 25 years on various programs for the U.S. Department of Defense and for NASA.
  • Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, Astronomer, discovered Pluto
  • Dr. Jacques Vallee, Astronomer, Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Computer Science. Co-developed the first computerized map of Mars for NASA. Worked on the network information center for the ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Worked as a systems analyst at Northwestern University.
  • Dr. Gregory Vasquez, Ph.D. Chemistry
  • Dr. Jean-Jacques Velasco, Ph.D. Physics (France).
  • Dr. Coen Vermeeren, former teacher of Aerospace Engineering at Technical University Delft (Netherlands). Was fired because of his involvement with UFOs.
  • Dr. Walter Webb, senior lecturer and assistant director at Charles Hayden Planetarium, Boston.