About the Author
David M. Jacobs lives with his wife, Irene, and
two children, Evan and Alexander, in a suburb of Philadelphia. He is
associate professor of history at Temple University in Philadelphia.
He has been a UFO researcher since the mid-1960s and is the author
of numerous articles, papers, and presentations on the UFO and
His previous books include The UFO Controversy in America
(Indiana University Press, 1975) and Secret Life: Firsthand Accounts
of UFO Abductions (Simon & Schuster, 1992). He is considered the
world's foremost academic scholar on the UFO and abduction
phenomenon, and he teaches the only regular curriculum course on the
subject in the United States.