About the Author
David M. Jacobs lives with his wife, Irene, and
two children, Evan and Alexander, in a suburb of
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 abduction phenomena.
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.