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David Jacobs, Ph.D.

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of History at Temple University specializing in twentieth century American history and culture. Dr. Jacobs began researching the controversy over unidentified flying objects in America in the mid 1960's, and has amassed over 35 years of primary research data and analytical hypotheses on the subject. Since 1973 Dr. Jacobs has continued to devote most of his professional and personal energies to researching the UFO phenomenon in general, and the abduction phenomenon in particular. Having conducted over 750 hypnotic regressions with over 125 abductees, Dr. Jacobs is one of the foremost UFO abduction researchers worldwide. As a result of his extensive primary research, he has developed the first scientific typology of the abduction experience.

articles & documents

Abductees Speak: Memoirs of Shadows - by Laura

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D.

From my earliest memory I knew beyond a doubt that my life was different than other children's lives. I feared the visitors that would come to my bedroom unseen by my parents in the night.

FAQ's about alien abductions

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., International Center for Abduction Research

Dr. David Jacobs answers questions from readers and website visitors regarding the alien abduction phenomenon and his research.

Interview with David Jacobs On "The Threat"

UFO Journalist Sean Casteel

Finding what he believes to be the answers was not a happy event for Jacobs. He told us recently that he now approaches the subject with an attitude of dread and deep concern about the future of humanity and the planet we call home.

Memoirs of Shadows by Laura

David Jacobs, Ph.D.

Q. And A. With David Jacobs On "The Threat"

Sean Casteel

Temple University professor David Jacobs, Ph.D., the author of the highly regarded books "The UFO Controversy In America" and "Secret Life," has spent more than 30 years researching UFOs and alien abduction. But it was only recently that he came to feel he had solved the mystery to his own satisfaction. Finding what he believes to be the answers was not a happy event for Jacobs.

Straight Talk About UFO Abductions: A Typical Abduction Event

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., International Center for Abduction Research

Abductions are complex series of events and procedures directed by the abductors to passive or controlled abductees. In a typical or common abductions, humans are taken out of their normal environment by aliens.

The Threat, by David Jacobs - Excerpts

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., Temple University

The critical question still remains: Why are the aliens so secretive? The answer can be found in the motives and purposes of the Breeding Program. Because the fetus must be protected, the most effective method to prevent the abductee from knowing about the pregnancy is to keep it secret from her. In response to Lucy Sanders's questions one alien was uncharacteristically forthcoming.

Thinking Clearly About the Abduction Phenomenon

David M. Jacobs, Ph.D., International Center for Abduction Research

From the beginning of the abduction phenomenon, debunkers, critics, and proponents have organized their knowledge about abductions based on incomplete evidence and culturally determined attitudes.

websites & organizations

International Center for Abduction Research

The International Center for Abduction Research (ICAR) is an organization devoted to the dissemination of trustworthy information about UFO abductions. The ICAR will provide accurate information to therapists and lay individuals who are interested in abductions, and help cope with the myriad of problems that arise from the use of hypnosis and other memory collection procedures. David M. Jacobs is the Director of the ICAR and there is a small Board.


The Threat: Revealing the Secret Alien Agenda David M. JacobsBased on more than 700 hypnotic-regression interviews with alien abductees and a Roper survey of 6,000 adults, The Threat reveals why the aliens are here and what they want, explains why their agenda has been kept secret, and exposes their frightening plans for earth and its inhabitants. In a direct, authoritative challenge to researchers who believe the abduction phenomenon is essentially benevolent and spiritually uplifting, Professor David M. Jacobs proves that there is a far more disturbing and potentially dangerous plan underway, with possible alien domination at its core. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...
UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge David Michael Jacobs This volume provides a kind of primer for scholars, skeptics, and others uneasy about investigating this field. Its authors examine the nature of UFO "evidence"; discuss the methodological debates; incorporate research from science, history, mythology, and psychology; and highlight the reactions of the government and military from the Cold War to the present. It also brings together for the first time in one book three bestselling authors -- Jacobs, Budd Hopkins, and Pulitzer Prize winner John Mack -- widely known for their writings on the highly controversial "alien abduction" phenomenon. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...