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List of famous ufologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ufologists in the world? This includes the most prominent ufologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ufologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ufologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ufologists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known ufologists to the lesser known ufologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ufologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ufologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous ufologists?" then you're in the right place. (32 items)
George Adamski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ufologists
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George Adamski was a Polish-born American citizen who became widely known in ufology circles, and to some degree in popular culture, after he claimed to have photographed spaceships from other planets, met with friendly Nordic alien Space Brothers, and to have taken flights with them to the Moon and other planets. He was the first, and most famous, of the so-called contactees of the 1950s. Adamski called himself a "philosopher, teacher, student and saucer researcher," although investigators concluded his claims were an elaborate hoax, and that Adamski himself was a con artist. Adamski authored three books describing his meetings with Nordic aliens and his travels with them aboard their ...more on Wikipedia

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J. Allen Hynek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ufologists
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Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was a American astronomer, professor, and ufologist. He is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. Hynek acted as scientific adviser to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force under three consecutive projects: Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book. For decades afterwards, he conducted his own independent UFO research, developing the "Close Encounter" classification system. He is widely considered the father of the concept of scientific analysis of both reports and, especially, trace evidence purportedly left by UFOs. ...more on Wikipedia

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Budd Hopkins


Elliot Budd Hopkins was an American painter, sculptor, and prominent figure in alien abduction phenomena and related UFO research. ...more on Wikipedia

W. Raymond Drake


W. Raymond Drake, a British disciple of Charles Fort, published nine books on the ancient astronaut theme, the first four years earlier than Erich Von Däniken's bestseller Chariots of the Gods. Many writers on flying saucers in the mid-1950s, such as Desmond Leslie, George Hunt Williamson, Daniel Fry and Morris K. Jessup also developed ancient astronaut themes, including "proofs" that many ancient civilizations were colonies of extraterrestrials who eventually lost their technological secrets and became indistinguishable from humans, and/or that many other ancient civilizations were the result of human contact with aliens. Drake spent many years digging through huge archives of material, ...more on Wikipedia