One of the most respected and knowledgeable investigators of UFOs and alien encounters, Vallee provides a larger mythic and historical context from which to consider these strange phenomena. He talks about the evidence of UFOs throughout history, and why they are so challenging to science. He also points out the connection between cross-cultural initiatory rituals and alien abduction accounts, as well as the parallels to spiritual visions and experience. (hosted by Michael Toms)
Jacques Vallee, Ph.D. is one of today’s most widely respected researchers of unexplained aerial phenomena. He earned a Masters Degree in Astrophysics while living in France and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University. His life experience was the model portrayed by François Truffaut in the Steven Spielberg award winning film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
He’s the author of numerous books, including:
- Passport to Magonia: On UFOs, Folklore, and Parallel Worlds (Contemporary Books 1993)
- Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times (co-author with Chris Aubeck) (Tarcher/Penguin 2010)
To learn more about the work of Jacques Vallee go to www.jacquesvallee.net.
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 9/21/1988 Program Number: 2102