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UFO Researcher : Jacques Vallee

Jacques Vallee ,  Ph.D.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Vallee was born in France and received his B.S. in mathematics from the Sorbonne followed by his M.S. in astrophysics from Lille. He came to the United States in 1962 and received a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University. He was a principal investigator on the large NSF project for computer networking, which developed the first conferencing system on the ARPANET many years before the Internet was formed. He has also served on the National Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Dr. Vallee has authored three books on high technology, including Computer Message Systems, Electronic Meetings and The Network Revolution. Along with his mentor Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Dr. Vallee carefully studied the problem of UFOs for many years and served as the real-life model for Francois Truffaut in Steven Spielberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. His research has taken him to countries all over the world. Considered one of the leading experts in UFO phenomena, Dr. Vallee has written several well respected scientific books on the subject.

(From The National Institute for Discovery Science - NIDS)




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