I am primarily an independent researcher, writer and lecturer. The opinions expressed by me are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organizations of which I am affiliated. If you have a question, please ask me directly. No one speaks for me.

I am a scientifically oriented UFO and ET contact researcher. My primary focus is both academic and investigative. I am currently working on MUFON's Experiencer Survey and FREE's Experiencer Questionnaire. I have recently completed a new book, "Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers", with Stanton Friedman. It is based upon many years of archival research. In addition to this I am busy preparing presentations for upcoming conferences where I will share my latest research findings. See "Events" on the menu for a list of my upcoming appearances. I have lectured across the US and in Brazil. In 2017, I'll add the UK to my speaking engagements. I specialize in ET contact phenomena and the history of government in the investigation of UFOs, their findings, their decision to cover up their findings, and the individuals who took part in the cover-up. 

With regard to my work with experiencers, I have assisted Denise Stoner at several of her support groups and led an experiencer workshop at MUFON's International Symposium in 2015. Some experiencers have been traumatized by their events and will benefit from support services such as a support group or hypnotherapy. Due to my own time constraints, it has been necessary for me to rely upon others to offer support services to experiencers. If you are seeking support, please visit and complete the "Experiencer Questionnaire". A member of MUFON's Experiencer Research Team will contact you to offer a non-judgmental phone call or to give you a list of support people in your area. Or if you'd like to find a "buddy" who is also an experiencer, visit FREE has an extensive referral list on its website. If you have recently experienced a close encounter with a UFO, followed by missing time, and you have evidence of this for collection by a field investigator, you can file a report at

If you are seeking advice on how to stop your abductions from occurring, I'm sorry to inform you that I know of no way to stop abductions. However, Ann Druffel offers a book titled How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction. It is available at 

Kathleen Marden