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List of Famous Ufologists

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. {#nodes}
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    James Edward McDonald (May 7, 1920 – June 13, 1971) was an American physicist. He is best known for his research regarding UFOs. McDonald was senior physicist at the Institute for Atmospheric Physics and professor in the Department of Meteorology, University of Arizona, Tucson. McDonald campaigned in support of expanding UFO studies during the mid and late 1960s, arguing that UFOs represented an important unsolved mystery which had not been adequately studied by science. He was one of the more prominent figures of his time who argued in favor of the extraterrestrial hypothesis as a plausible, but not completely proved, model of UFO phenomena. McDonald interviewed over 500 UFO witnesses,  ...more
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    Jacques Fabrice Vallée (French: [vale]; born September 24, 1939) is a computer scientist, venture capitalist, author, ufologist and astronomer currently residing in San Francisco, California. In mainstream science, he began his professional life as an 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, a precursor to the modern Internet, as a staff engineer of SRI International's Augmentation Research Center under Douglas Engelbart. Vallée is also an important figure in the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), first noted for a defense of the scientific  ...more
  • Stanton Terry Friedman (July 29, 1934 – May 13, 2019) was a nuclear physicist and professional ufologist who resided in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, North America. He was an early civilian investigator of the Roswell UFO incident. He worked on research and development projects for several large companies.  ...more
  • Bruce Maccabee (May 6, 1942) is an American optical physicist formerly employed by the U.S. Navy, and a leading ufologist.  ...more