About the Author

I have been researching, writing and talking about UFOs and alien beings for 26 years. People who meet me or have seen me on TV, often say “Hey, you’re the UFO guy!” It’s fun and I don’t mind, but it’s also a little strange for a number of reasons.

First, I’m a regular, normal person. I’m a businessman and I’ve worked for 40 years in a conservative corporate environment. My entire career I have worked for and with some of the world’s largest, most recognizable corporations – never thinking of myself as ‘The UFO Guy.’

I never flaunted my interest in the topic, but I also never hid it. I’ve never been afraid to acknowledge what I knew to be true. Sometimes word would leak out that I had written some books on UFOs, or an episode of ‘Unexplained Mysteries’ that I appeared in would air. Whenever that happened I never once received one bit of ridicule or derision. In fact, the exact opposite would happen. I would be inundated with people who “needed to talk to me” about their UFO/Alien experience. Not just the rank and file, but top executives as well. I have been told some amazing and astounding things by very normal, corporate people.

I’ll wear the ‘UFO Guy’ title, but I like to think of myself as more of an observer or ‘Humanity Guy’. To watch an entire planet ignore what is right in front of them is the most interesting thing that I have seen in my entire life. It’s an exact repeat of the year 1905. Two years after the Wright Brothers flew their airplane, the leading scientific journal (Scientific American) declared that “heavier than air flight was impossible.” This, despite the fact that everyone witnessed heavier than air flight every day – Birds.

In addition to observing, my passion is teaching people that as humans, they have abilities that are beyond their wildest imaginations. In some cases common knowledge of these abilities has been lost, forgotten or ridiculed. In other cases they have been purposely hidden from the public.

The good news is that you don’t need anyone’s permission or approval to re-discover and use them. You just need some more information and a willingness to Think BIGGER. I can help you with both.

 So how did you find out about Aliens and UFOs? 

This is the first thing that people always ask me. For years I used to respond by saying “It just happened by accident.” As I look back now, I realize that’s not true. There were no accidents. On some level, somewhere along the way, I volunteered. Once I took a small step, it was like a huge wave picked me up and carried me on an incredible ride. People, information and assistance would just show up at the right time out of the blue. I’m still amazed. Here’s how it unfolded for me.

I went to school in the 1950’s and 1960’s. From my earliest days in grade school, something seemed out of place. Some things didn’t fit. My first realization of this came when I was in about the fourth or fifth grade. The teachers at school kept telling us that if we worked hard, any one of us could become president of the United States. Well, back then, that flat-out wasn’t true. If you were black or had a last name like Wong, Valdez or Obayashi, you couldn’t be president. I don’t care how smart you were or what your grades were; if you were a girl, you couldn’t be president, period! It didn’t matter what the rules said, it was a lie.

I knew it, the teachers knew it, everybody in the school knew it. Then how come they kept saying it? I wasn’t angry or even upset about the whole deal. I just thought it was weird. It caused me to have a strange feeling I can’t quite describe. Nobody would talk about it and everybody continued to stick to the lie.

 Recent Update 

I originally included the above history in the first edition of my book, Flying Saucers 101. With the election of Barack Obama as President and strong runs by Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin I had planned to delete it. However, I was encouraged by many people to continue to share it in as a reminder of the recent past and as an example of how rapidly and dramatically things can change.

 We’re the Only Ones? How Can That Be? 

About the same time in school, I remember thinking that the assumption there were no other people in outer space was just as weird as the president thing. To me it was the same as saying that if you found a strange little insect you would assume that it was the only one of its kind. And, where insects and other science was concerned, it has always been assumed that it was not the only one. Once again, it just didn’t seem to make sense. Hey, but who was I? Just a kid playing Little League.

 Not Even Science Fiction 

Throughout the rest of my scholastic career I was a decent student, but not exceptional. Most of the time, college included, I thought school was pretty boring and irrelevant. I wasn’t even particularly interested in space launches, although I did have a poster showing John Glenn’s flight on my bedroom wall after he first went up. His trip was very cool and very exciting. I read a little science fiction; you know: Asimov, Heinlein, those guys. But I never even saw a complete episode of the original Star Trek series until decades after it first came on. (However, I later became an avid fan of Star Trek, The Next Generation, Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine.)

 Go to the Moon? No Way! 

When President Kennedy said we were going to the moon, I thought that was cool. For him to boldly step out there and speak that way was unlike anything we had ever heard from a president before. But quite frankly, I never thought I would see it in my lifetime.

In 1969 I was a hippy in full bell bottoms, listening to Jimi Hendrix. When NASA landed Neil and Buzz on the moon, I thought, “Man if I die right now, it’s cool, because I actually lived long enough to see man land on the moon.” I had just turned twenty.

 Fast Forward 

Sometime around 1986 a friend gave me an audio cassette and told me I would enjoy it. I assumed it had music on it. I took it to the beach and put it in my Walkman. I was completely surprised when it turned out to be someone talking about flying saucers. To this day, I have no idea why this friend gave me the tape and we have since lost touch with one another. For some reason, the sound of the audience in the background intrigued me. I could hear them audibly gasp when he showed them some videotape.
A question and answer period followed and several people identified themselves as former military and commercial airline pilots. They told stories of incredible experiences. And, they all sounded crisp, intelligent and very professional. They didn’t sound like they were crazy. Over the next several weeks I became kind of obsessed with finding out where I could hear this guy or someone like him speak. Why? I don’t know.

With a few inquiries at some local New Age bookstores, I learned there was going to be a UFO conference in a few weeks in San Diego, not far from where I lived.

 UFO Conference 

So I went and I continued to go to other UFO conferences over the next several years. I heard some pretty strange stuff, but I had the overwhelming feeling that all these people couldn’t be lying, could they? I also continued to investigate and research flying saucers on my own. As time went on, I began to encounter more and more ex-military people, many of high rank, as well as commercial airline pilots who all told the same story. All their experiences lined up. I couldn’t find any holes. Soon, it became abundantly clear – by God, these things were real!

It Won’t Stay Secret Forever
At first I thought, ‘Well, it will never become public in my lifetime.’ Then I remembered how wrong I had been about man going to the moon. I also now realize how rapidly things can change – like the president thing. As the evidence began to mount and the numbers of people who knew the truth began to swell, I knew it would become public in my lifetime!

 Uncontrolled Excitement 

Wow! I was actually going to see the entire planet realize we are not alone! It seemed beyond the wildest experience I could expect to have during my entire lifetime. It reminded me of a particular episode of the Star Trek Voyager series. I was going to participate in the greatest transition in human history. I knew it would affect every aspect of our existence. And I was lucky enough to get an advance heads-up on the whole thing.

The excitement of this inevitable event took over and consumed my life. I could hardly think of anything else. Suddenly, I became interested in things I had no interest in before; computers, physics, history, archaeology, math, geometry, astronomy, sociology, human potential, how the mind works, how the brain works (they are not the same thing).

My aptitude for these subjects didn’t increase, but my interest alone gave me new understandings about the universe that I never had before. I could hardly believe it, but I found myself reading introductory books on quantum physics for fun! If I had been this interested in studying when I was in high school, I could have stormed Harvard or Stanford and forced an advanced degree out of them.

 That Funny Feeling Was Back 

That strange, indescribable feeling I had when I was in fifth grade was back and this time it was huge! You know, that weird feeling, the big lie nobody wanted to talk about. However, unlike the “president” thing, not everybody knew about this big lie. Some people were going to freak when they found out the truth. After all, the public has for the most part not been prepared for this.

Teachers Rock!
I wrote my first book, Flying Saucers 101, for my Mom. She’s a teacher, and I needed a nice, safe organized way to prepare her for what was coming.

For My Friends, Family and for Young People
I also wrote Flying Saucers 101 for my friends and family. I wanted them all to stay calm and enjoy the spectacular experience they are going to have. We are all going to witness unbelievable events. I also wrote this book for all people under the age of twenty, whether in age or spirit: For those of you who have the elasticity to enjoy the party and not succumb to fear of the new and unknown. Remember, we are all one, and that includes the aliens. You have been invited to the greatest party in the universe, but you can’t go unless you bring everybody!

 2012 and Beyond 

I live in Southern California, halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. I run my own publishing company and a separate corporate marketing firm. For the last 40 years I have worked in sales and marketing management, primarily in the medical/pharmaceutical field. I have spent most of my career with Fortune 500 companies, the names of which any physician or nurse would instantly recognize.

I stay actively involved with the Orange County Chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), where I have served on the Board of Directors. I love sales and marketing, but I have come to know that my real purpose in being on Earth is to help people adjust to and accept the fact that, as Jodi Foster says in the movie, Contact: “We are not alone!”

I have written Flying Saucers 101, which is a comprehensive, fun, safe, easy to read book designed to introduce the public to a larger universe and a more exciting existence. It is designed to be appropriate for adolescents, teens and adults. I am also the co-author of Unsolved UFO Mysteries, published by Time Warner Books, and the Editor of  ‘UFO Magazine UFO Encyclopedia’.  In addition to giving lectures and workshops, I am currently working on several other books and educational projects.

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