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Independent research includes the studies of ufology, xenology, and cryptozoology, to assess the theory of sentient extraterrestrial life. Because these studies are not accredited in academia (at least not in the US), researchers can only do independent research, as there are no peer review options available for this type of work.

In UFO studies, not all researchers consider themselves ufologists, even if they have invested in the field of ufology to some degree. In the most precise definition, a ufologist is someone employed by their government to conduct UFO studies. In the United States, such individuals typically have a doctorate in astronomy.

It should be noted that independent researchers who use the title “Dr”, “doctor”, or “PhD” may not necessarily be an authority in the field of ufology. Having a doctorate in psychology, anatomy, or physiology could be unintentionally misleading in their analysis.

Other researchers prefer to call themselves “investigative journalists”. The challenge in the UFO field is not only finding reliable sources, but verifying that the information conveyed is accurate and true. In ufology, verifying source materials is rarely ever obtainable, because all UFO documents are debunked and labeled as hoaxing by government and academic skeptics. Background checks on “insiders” are also problematic, due to character concealment. As Richard Boylan emphatically said of Michael Wolf in 1998: “Dr. Wolf can hardly prove he exists.”[1]

UFO researchers[edit | edit source]

Chronology of influential UFO researchers:

  • 1989,

• May. John Lear introduces “Dennis” (Bob Lazar) to George Knapp, enabling Lazar to expose Area 51 for the first time on local Nevada TV.
• Nov. 6, 1989,[2] KLAS aired the first part of a nine-part project called “UFOs: The Best Evidence”,[3] hosted by George Knapp. The program introduces Bob Lazar, aka “Dennis”, who goes public with Area 51 ti the world. Lazar claimed that nine advanced UFO craft were in possession of the US government. The craft allegedly ran on element 115 and its operators are said to come from Zeta Reticuli. Lazar confirmed in a 2018 interview that the operators were not “android” but were definitely organic specimens.[4]

  • 1992,

Karla Turner publishes ‘Into the Fringe’
Stanton Friedman publishes ‘Crash at Corona’

  • 1998,

David Icke publishes ‘Releasing the Veil’. Icke attempts to identify Reptilians as Anunnaki[5] (However, there are historical differences within the pantheon of Anunna).
Tom Van Flandern publishes Dark Matter, Missing Planets and New Comets


Other researchers[edit | edit source]

  • Zecharia Sitchin, a proponent of the Tiamat hypothesis.
  • Richard C. Hoagland, a strong supporter of the “face on Mars”.[6]
  • Richard Boylan
  • Robert Collins
  • Graham Hancock
  • Dwight York (Malachi Z), a self professed prophet, founder of the cult Nuwaubian Nation, and convicted child molester, had promoted the world of RIZQ in the Galaxy ILLYUWN. York has also inaccurately identified the Anunnaki with nephilim.[7]
  • Jason Martell, has proposed that the Greys are android, and “helpers” of the Anunnaki.[8]
  • Michael Salla, believes that the Andromedans, Pleiadians, Arcturians, Anunnaki and the Reptilians, are all vying for Earth in an epic power struggle.[9]
  • Estelle Nora Harwit Amrani, believes there are two camps of the Anunnaki: Enlil’s and Enki’s. Nora sides with Enki’s camp.[10]
  • Amitakh Stanford, promoted that the Anunnaki are factioned into at least three different groups, and runs the New World Order.[11] He inaccurately identifed the Reptilians as one of the factions of the Anunnaki.[12]
  • Michael Sokolov, is sympethetic to the Anunnaki and blames Yahweh for driving them away.[13] Sokolov believes that the bad ETs, that the US are allegedly involved with, are Yahwists.[14]

More names[edit | edit source]

Investigative reporters
  • Timothy Good
  • Bruce Maccabee
  • James Deardorff
  • Bob Wood
  • Ryan Wood
  • Paola Harris
  • Robert Collins
  • Robert Bletchman
  • James Courant
  • William Hamilton
  • Michael Hesemann

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