Budd Hopkins is probally the Best Known Reasearcher of the UFO subject and Certainly the most dedicated. Born on 15th June 1931 in Wheeling, West Virginia, Budd's Interest for all things UFO didn't start untill 1964. On a Sunny Afternoon in 1964, Budd and 2 others wittnessed a Small Round Metallic Craft hovering in the Sky over Cape Cod. This is what sparked his interest and Passion. Budd has done many Investigations, but his first publically known one took place in 1975. It was about 1 mile from Manhatten and Wittnessed by Several people. He has written several books on the UFO topic including Sight Unseen, Wittnessed, Missing Time and Intruders. Budd has also appeared in a huge amount of Radio chats and TV interviews. Budd tries to help Abducties piece together what happened to them. He takes them to specialists where Hypnosis is used to help them remember.
Budd is a Painter and Sculptor. His work can be seen in several museums such as, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Art Museum and The Guggenheim Museum. He currentally lives in New York with his Wife Anne. He has a daughter named Grace. Budd is Defentally a Hero to everybody in the UFO World.
Louis Whitley Strieber was born on the 13th June 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. His Father was Karl Strieber, a Lawyer. His Mother was Mary Drought Strieber. Whitley Graduated the University of Texas and the London School of Film Techniques in 1968 and went on to work for Several different Advertising firms in New York City. In 1977 Whiltey quitted so that he could concerntrate on being a Free-Lance Writer. He Wrote Several differant books. Starting with Fictional Horrors. These included The Wolfen (1978), The Hunger (1981), Black Magic (1982), The Night Church (1983), Warday (1984) and Natures End (1986). With an interest in UFO's, Whitley started on a book called Science & the UFO's. He wrote this book with another person. After a while of creating the book, bits of it Triggers memories for Whitley. He felt that certain things seemed familiour. After a while of memories nagging at him, he decided to contact Budd Hopkins. Budd put Whitley into Hypnosis, where Whitley revealed terrorfying things which had happened to him during an abductiion. According to the Hypnosis Whitley was Abducted on the 26th December 1985. This is wile he was at his Cabin in the Upside of New York. For the next few years Whitley spent his time trying to piece bits together. In 1987 he then wrote a Non-Fiction book about his experiances. This book was called 'The Communion' and is the best selling book he has ever written. In 1989 Communion was turned into a Film which starred Christopher Walken. Whitley went on to write more Abduction related books including Majestic and Confirmation. He also wrote another book 'The Greys' which is due to be released in 2006. Since releasing Communion in 1987 the amount of Abduction stories in America has risen from 0% to 34%. Whitley created afew other books including Transformation (1988), Breakthrough (1995) and The Secret School (1996). He still Writes fantastic books today. Whitley is married to Anne Strieber and has a Son named Andrew.
Nick Pope is a well known name in the UFO community and is very much respected. He actually worked for the Ministry of Defence and ran the UFO Project between 1985 and 2006. This gave him the nickname of the 'British Mulder' (from X-Files)When Nick first started work for the MoD, he was very skeptical but after reading reports he was soon a firm believer. This work also got him interested in Alien Abductions, Crop Circles, Animal Mutilation and Ghosts.
Nick left his work in the MoD in 2006 and has since released a number of books including Open Skies Closed Minds, The Uninvited, Operation Thunder Child, Operation Lightning Strike, You can't tell the people and A Covert Agenda. He is in the process of writing The Alien Within and Gulf War. He also does Media Work and frequentally does lectures and talks at conventions.
Robbie Williams is an ex pop singer who, after years of success decided to give up singing and focus on becoming a Ufoligist. He has had a passion for UFO's and Extra Terrestrials ever since he was a child. His mother was a Tarrot Reader who kept books on the paranormal and he has admitted that the unknown sraced him. He claims to of seen at least 3 UFO's. The first was as a child in Britain - The second was at a Hotel in Beverly Hills and the third was from him Bedroom Balcony after he wrote a song about Alien Contact. His 2006 concert was based on UFO's and he called it the Close Encounters Concert.
Robbies last Stadium show was on the 18th December 2006 and he doesn't plan on releasing another album in the near future. He spends alot of his free time at Observatories in Arazona desert and conventions. However he doesn't spend all of his time doing this, he also enjoys writing songs and playing golf. Robbie is also planning on Buying a £2.5 million Observatory.
I have to admit i'm not much of a Robbie fan, but I really do admire him for standing up to what he believes in. Alot of people (partically papers) have been quite nasty about his decission to leave music for Ufology but he seems genuinally happy about choosing this path. He hasn't let anybody sway his decission and thats why I think he deserves to be on this page :-)
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Other Researchers & Hunters
Keith Basterfield, Dr Susan Blackmore, Dr Thomas Bullard, Paul Devereux, Hilary Evans, Ray Fowler, Cynthia Hind, Dr David Hufford, Dr David Jacobs, Kevin McClure, Professor John Mack, Magonia, Dr Kenneth Ring, Professor Leo Sprinkle, Dr Jacques Vallee