Bruce Maccabee, PhD
Dr. Maccabee studied physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass (BS) and then at The American University, Washington, DC (MS, PhD, physics). In 1972 he commenced his long career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, presently headquartered at Dahlgren, Virginia. He has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater sound with lasers, various aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power lasers and is presently involved in a program related to Homeland Security. He has been active in UFO research since late 1960s when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) and was active in research and investigation for NICAP until its demise in 1980. He became a member of MUFON in 1975 and was subsequently appointed to the position of state Director for Maryland. In 1979 he was instrumental in establishing the Fund for UFO Research and was the chairman for 13 years.
His UFO research and investigations (which are completely unrelated to his Navy work) have included the Kenneth Arnold sighting (Jun 24, 1947), the McMinnville, Oregon (Trent) photos of 1950, the Gemini 11 astronaut photos of September, 1966, the New Zealand sightings of December, 1978, the Japan Airlines (JAL1628) sighting of November 1986, the numerous sightings that occurred in the area around Gulf Breeze Florida between 1987 and 1997 (a period of time that includes his own sighting in Gulf Breeze in September, 1991), the Mexico City video of August, 1997, the Phoenix lights sightings of March 13, 1997 (the videos obtained at about 10 pm) and many others. He has also done historical research and was the first to obtain the flying disc file of the FBI (the REAL X-Files!).
Dr. Maccabee is the author or coauthor of about three dozen technical articles and more than a hundred UFO articles over the last 30 years, including many which appeared in the MUFON Journal and MUFON Symposium proceedings. He wrote the last chapter of The Gulf Breeze Sightings by Edward and Frances Walters (Morrow, 1990). He wrote the UFO history chapter of the book UFOs: Zeugen und Zeichen, published in Germany in 1995. He is co-author with Edward Walters of UFOs Are Real, Here’s The Proof, (Avon Books, 1997), he is the author of The UFO/FBI Connection (Llewellyn Books, May, 2000) and the author of the novel, Abduction in My Life (Granite Publishing, 2001). He is listed in Who’s Who in Technology Today and American Men and Women of Science.
The January/February 2005 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS) published an article titled Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation. Dr. Deardorff was the lead author along with Dr. Bernard Haisch, Dr. Bruce Maccabee and Dr. Hal Puthoff. The paper reassessed the ETH in light of the new physics and included references to the posture and actions of the U.S. Air Force.
Dr. Maccabee is one of the most interviewed researchers in the entire field including print, radio and TV media since 1978. His published books include:UFO/FBI Connection: The Secret History of the Government’s Cover-up (2000), UFOs are Real: Here’s the Proof (1997), Could UFOs be Real? (1991) Melbourne Episode: Case Study of a Missing Pilot (1987)
Nick Pope worked at the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence from 1985. He’s undertaken a series of jobs within the Department, including work in the Joint Operations Centre during the Gulf War, where he was a briefer in the Air Force Operations Room. He was involved in work on the crises in Bosnia and Kosovo. He was a Senior Executive Officer, which is a civilian grade equivalent to the military rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He left the employ of the MoD in 2006 and now does private research. Between 1991 and 1994, Nick was posted to a division called Secretariat (Air Staff) and given the job of researching and investigating the UFO phenomenon, mirroring the work done in the U.S. by the Air Force’s Project Blue Book in the 1960′s.
Although most of the cases could be explained as misidentifications of known objects and phenomena, a hard core of sightings defied any conventional explanation. Strong evidence emerged suggesting the presence of structured craft capable of speeds and maneuvers beyond the capability of even the most advanced prototype craft operated by the Royal Air Force or the United States Air Force.
Nick’s unique access to new data and previous government files convinced him the UFO phenomenon raised serious defense and national security issues. There were numerous instances where UFOs had been tracked on radar, leading to jets being scrambled. There were also cases with terrifying nearmisses between UFOs and civilian aircraft. All this led him to believe that an extraterrestrial explanation for some sightings could not be ruled out.
His official investigations into UFOs drew him into other mysteries such as alien abductions, crop circles and cattle mutilations. Upon leaving the Ministry’s UFO project, he continued his research and investigations privately and is now recognized as a leading researcher into both governmental and phenomenological aspects of the extraterrestrial controversy.
He has done extensive media work, including an appearance on Newsnight, one of the UK’s most prestigious and serious TV news programs. He has written for or been featured in most of the UK’s national newspapers and has been interviewed on numerous radio shows, including the prestigious Today program. Nick has lectured all around the world and spoken to various academic and military organizations. He has discussed the UFO phenomenon at the Oxford Union, one of the world’s foremost debating societies, and has acted as consultant to various television documentaries.
Published Books (relevant):
Open Skies, Closed Minds: For the First Time, a Government UFO Expert Speaks Out (1999)
The Uninvited: An Exposé of the Alien Abduction Phenomenon (1998)
Story Musgrave, PhD
Franklin Story Musgrave joined the United States Marine Corps at 18. While in the Corps, Musgrave served as an aviation electrician and instrument technician. After completing this service, he enrolled at Syracuse University where, in 1958, he received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and statistics. Upon graduation from Syracuse, he went to work for the Eastman Kodak Company as a mathematician and operations analyst. In the years that followed, he earned an MBA in operations analysis and computer programming from UCLA. The following year he added a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marietta College and, in 1964, received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University. Leaving Kodak, he served a surgical internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He remained at Kentucky on post-doctoral fellowships from the Air Force and the Heart Institute, earning an additional master’s degree in physiology and biophysics. High-altitude flight and the then-new space program had created new areas of medicine, and Dr. Musgrave was in the forefront, pursuing research in cardiovascular and exercise physiology and in the medicine of aviation.
In August 1967, Musgrave was selected by NASA to be among the first cohort of astronaut-scientists. Until then, astronauts had been chosen from the ranks of military test pilots. After completing astronaut training, he worked on the design and development of the Skylab program and served as backup science pilot for the first Skylab mission. Mr. Musgrave helped design the spacesuits, life support systems, airlocks and manned maneuvering units that would be used for space walks and other extravehicular activity on the Space Shuttle missions.
From 1967 to 1989, while working for NASA, Musgrave served as a part-time surgeon at Denver General Hospital, and as a part-time professor of physiology at and biophysics at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He also trained as a pilot and parachutists, earning his Air Force Wings and FAA ratings as flight instructor, instrument instructor, glider instructor, and airline transport pilot. He has flown 160 different types of civilian and military aircraft, and has made more than 500 free falls, including 100 experimental free-falls designed to study human aerodynamics.
The first of Dr. Musgrave’s six trips into outer space took place on the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. While on this mission, Musgrave and Don Peterson performed the first space walks off of the Shuttle. On his second Shuttle mission, he served as systems engineer during launch and reentry, and as a pilot during the orbital operations. Perhaps the most dramatic of Story Musgrave’s space mission was the fifth, on the Shuttle Endeavour. Musgrave commanded the mission to repair the damaged Hubble Space Telescope. During this 11-day mission, the Telescope was restored to full functionality. Repairs required five spacewalks, three performed by Musgrave himself.
Story Musgrave flew his last space mission in January, 1996, on the Space Shuttle Columbia. On this mission, the crew deployed and retrieved reusable satellites for studying the origin and composition of the stars, and to experiment with super-vacuum conditions in which thin film wafers can be grown for use in the semiconductor industry.
Tom Valone, PhD
Dr. Valone is the President of Integrity Research Institute and Editor of the Future Energy newsletter and Enews. He has authored numerous books, scientific studies, articles and papers related to energy in all forms. He provides consultations on electrical product design & development, engineering testing, environmental-electromagnetic field/energy, expert testimony and opinion. He meets regularly with congressional and senate leaders and briefs them on the latest energy developments. His views regarding energy-related matters have been featured on national media including CNN.
Dr. Valone was a Patent Examiner for the Physics, Measuring, Testing, Instrumentation Class 324. He examined and approved patents related to electric and nonelectric properties, testing in specific environments, calibrating electric meters, sensing electricity, internal combustion engine ignition system, electromechanical switching devices, thermoelectric properties, electrostatic field sensing, among others. He was elected as Board member of the PTO Society in 1999.
He is the inventor of several instruments, including the Photonic Rejuvenation Energizing Machine & Immunizing Electrification Radiator machine, Dental Vapor Ionizer, Powerline Gaussmeter, static field gaussmeter, ELF spectrum analyzer, and a geomagnetometer still on the market today. At Integrity Electronics he managed engineers and technicians, initiated several instrument lines, trained industrial interns from SUNY at Buffalo, designed 2% accuracy calibration procedures, specification sheets and training manual, represented the company at shows and conferences.
From 1976 to 1981 he taught courses at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY that included Engineering Physics, Technical Physics, Introductory Physics, AC Electricity, Electronics, Digital Logic, Microprocessors (6502), and Environmental Science. Dr. Valone also designed an Instrumentation & Process Control Curriculum at the direction of the College President. While at Scott Aviation, he was Director of R&D and developed gas detection linearization circuit for Series 9000 instruments, directed planning/installation of computerized test facility for catalytic sensors, performed feasibility study of nonpressurized zeolite oxygen tank for firemen, published design articles, managed acquisition and installation of computer network, numerous sensor circuit design and testing projects.
Dr. Valone is a Consulting Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, listed in Who’s Who of American Writers and Poets, and received the Marcel Vogel Service Award from the USPA. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, National Space Society, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Bioelectromagnetics Society and formerly, the American Physical Society. Dr. Valone holds a PhD in Engineering from Kennedy-Western University, an M.A. and B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo and is a Licensed Engineer.
Published Books include: Zero Point Energy, The Fuel of the Future (2007); Practical Conversion of Zero-Point Energy (2005); Electrogravitics II (2004); Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature (2003); Patents and the Patent Process (2003); Bush-Cheney Energy Study (2002); Bioelectromagnetic Healing (2000); Homopolar Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Faraday Disk and N-Machine Technologies (1995); Electrogravitics Systems: A New Propulsion Methodology (1994).