People

Noteworthy individuals related to the phenomenon in different ways.

Edgar Mitchell

1930 - 2016

Apollo 14 Astronaut

A United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist, and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14 in 1971 he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, and was the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

Gordon Cooper

1927 - 2004

Mercury & Gemini Astronaut

An American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and the youngest of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first human space program of the United States. Cooper learned to fly as a child, and after service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he was commissioned into...

Stanton T. Friedman

1934 - 2019

Nuclear Physicist, Ufologist

Stanton Terry Friedman was an American nuclear physicist and professional ufologist who resided in New Brunswick, Canada. He was the original civilian investigator of the Roswell UFO incident.

Jacques Vallée

Astrophysicist, Author, Investigator

An Internet pioneer, computer scientist, venture capitalist, author, ufologist and astronomer currently residing in San Francisco, California and Paris, France. His scientific career began as a professional astronomer at the Paris Observatory. Vallée co-developed the first computerized map of Mars for NASA in 1963. He later worked on the network information center for the ARPANET,...

J. Allen Hynek

1910 - 1986

Air Force Scientific Consultant

An American astronomer, professor, and ufologist. He is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. Hynek acted as scientific advisor to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force under three projects: Project Sign (1947–1949), Project Grudge (1949–1951) and Project Blue Book (1952–1969). In later years, he conducted his own independent UFO research, developing the...

Chad Underwood

Commander, Lieutenant

Commander Chad Underwood is a former U.S. naval flight officer and Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) known for having captured footage depicting a purported UAP incident involving U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 11 (CSG-11) in 2004. Underwood, who held the rank of Lieutenant at the time of the encounter, has since stated in interviews that he...

David Fravor

Fighter Pilot Commander

David Fravor is a navy pilot of 18 years and a primary witness in one of the most credible UFO sightings in history, video of which has been released by the Pentagon and reported on by the NY Times.

Alex Dietrich

Navy Fighter Pilot

Lieutenant Commander Alex Anne Dietrich is a former U.S. Navy F/A-18F strike fighter pilot. One of the few female fighter pilots in the United States military, she is best known for her involvement in a 2004 UAP incident that occurred off the Southern California coast, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, attached to Carrier...

Ryan Graves

Navy Fighter Pilot

Lieutenant Ryan Graves is a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot. Graves is best known for his involvement in a series of widely publicized UAP encounters he and several other Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots experienced between 2014 and 2015, during training operations with the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) carrier strike group along the Eastern...

Christopher Mellon

Deputy Assistant Secretary

Christopher Mellon spent nearly 20 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community, including serving as the Minority Staff Director of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. In the Senate, he conceived and drafted the legislation establishing the US Special Operations Command in 1986 while working as an aide for...

Luis Elizondo

Director AATIP

Luis Elizondo is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent and former employee of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Former director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the secretive Pentagon unit that studied UFOs.