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Richard F. Haines ,  Ph.D.

Dr. Richard F. Haines, a research scientist for NASA since 1967

Dr. Haines has recorded over 3,000 reports, many of which he has personally investigated.

He has also investigated numerous aviation accidents and incidents for the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority and attorneys.

He serves on the Safety and the Human Factors Committees of the Aerospace Medical Association and is a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.

Dr. Haines has written three books on UFO topics and over 50 scientific and technical articles as well as 20 serious articles on unidentified aerial phenomena.


Brief Biography (dated 1992)

Richard F. Haines was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and attended the University of Washing ton (College of Engineering) and Pacific Lutheran College (Tacoma) where he received the B.A. degree in 1960. He was awarded the M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University (East Lansing) in 1962 and 1964, respectively, in the field of Experimental Psychology.

After working at NASA-Ames from 1967 - 1986 as a research scientist in numerous astronautical (Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Station) and aeronautical (e.g., Mgr. of the Joint FAA/NASA Head-up Display Program, landing simulation research) projects, he was appointed Chief of the Space Human Factors Office at NASA-Ames (1986-1988) where he directed research and development efforts of the AX-5 "hard" EVA space suit, habitability design research for Space Station Freedom, and spacecraft window design.

He retired from government service in 1988 and taught at San Jose State University as an Associate Professor of Psychology while working part time as a scientist in the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science. From 1990-1991 he has provided consulting services to NASA in various laboratory activities related to supersonic wind tunnel automation redesign and Space Station Freedom - to - ground bandwidth image transmission reduction.

His interest in UFO phenomena spans over 20 years with special interests in sightings by pilots, analysis of photographic evidence, and data on Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind. He claims that, "these three areas contain the type of data that will bring us to a successful discovery of the core nature of the phenomena.

Samples of published works (underlined are active links):
Review Of Selected Sightings From Aircraft From 1973 - 1978 - Dr. Richard Haines (1979)
Review of Selected Aerial Phenomenon Sightings From Aircraft From 1942 - 1952 - Haines (1983)
Fifty-Six Aircraft Pilot Sightings Involving E-M Effects - Richard F. Haines (1992)
UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist (Editor)
Observing UFOs
Melbourne Episode - Case Study of a Missing Pilot
Advanced Aerial Devices Reported During the Korean War

He recently founded (and co directs) the "Joint American - Soviet Aerial Anomaly Federation" (JASASF); his professional biography (and list of published books) may be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in California, and other similar publications.


Dr. Richard F. Haines, Ph.D., a research scientist for NASA since 1967 has investigated numerous aviation accidents and incidents for the FAA, NTSB, and attorneys, having worked out of the Ames Research Center which includes over two decades of "Human Factors in Space" research studies. Dr. Haines has worked with the FAA on several projects including "Head Up Display" (Flight Standard Hqs.). He is also a member of the International Society of Air and Safety Investigators. Dr. Haines has interviewed many military & commercial airline pilots & spoken with many air traffic controllers to amass reports of more than 3,000 UFO sightings.

Dr. Haines specialty is UFO sightings by pilots & he has been researching this subject now for over 37 years. Dr. Haines has written two books on UFO topics and over 50 scientific and technical articles and more than 20 serious articles on unidentified aerial phenomenon. He holds three U.S. Patents and is cited in Who's Who in America, American Men and Women of Science, Jane's Who's Who in Aviation and Aerospace and 15 others. Dr. Haines continues to bring to the attention of his colleagues serious unexplained phenomena.




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