Stevens is a retired U.S.Air Force pilot-turned-UFO investigator and
researcher. Stevens' research began in 1946 when the Army Air Force
assigned Stevens to Wright Field as part of a large technical review
program of captured Nazi air technical documents. Stevens was then
assigned to Alaska during the time the United States began extensive
surveillance and mapping missions of Alaska and the north polar
regions, as part of Project Ptarmigan. During that time, Stevens was in
direct oversight of anamalous UFO sightings reports and film footage made
by Air Force crews.This began a lifelong interest for Stevens in
uncovering the truth regarding UFO activity.
Stevens was born
and raised in Minnesota, and enlisted in the Army shortly after high
school. He graduated from the Lockheed Aircraft Maintenance & Repair
School, Aviation Cadet Training and Fighter Pilot Advanced Training as a
very young 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps.
After that he attended the first Air Corps Flight
Test Pilot School at Kelly Field, where he learned to fly all the aircraft
of the Air Corps at the time, as well as a few US Navy aircraft. During
his long career in the military, one of his assignments was the
supervision of a highly classified team of technical specialists who were
installing hi-tech data collecting equipment aboard the SAC B-29s of the
Ptarmigon Project – a research project which was photographing and mapping
every inch of the Arctic land and sea area. This equipment was designed to
capture, record & analyze all EMF emissions in the Arctic, photograph
all anomalous phenomena, and record all disturbances in the electrical and
engine systems of the aircraft – looking for external influences caused by
UFOs. The data was then couriered nightly to
Unable to possess any of this
information for himself, Stevens, upon return, began his own research and
collection effort, eventually amassing the largest private collection of
UFO photographs in the world. He began to publish reports on the events,
and wrote many illustrated articles for many UFO publications.
Disenchanted with the lack of detail on contact events reported in books
and journals of the time, he began preparing detailed reports of his own
Stevens has collected
more than 4,000 actual UFO photographs, and has written and co-authored
over 30 books on extensive UFO contact cases.
He continues his investigations at his own
expense, still seeking the elusive answers to the many questions raised by
this phenomenon. Stevens has been a Director of the International UFO
Congress since its inception, as its original founding member.