Dr. John Alexander's 2014 International UFO Congress presentation:
UFOs: Science or Science Fiction
There is no doubt that multiple aerial phenomena exist and deserve serious study. Unfortunately the prospects for such investigation are seriously undermined by several factors, including a predominant scientific materialistic view of the universe, irrational skepticism, and most importantly, the many conspiracy theorists who claim to be part of the “UFO community.” Compared with the search for the “God Particle,” funding for UFO research is miniscule. There is an urgent need to allow competent scientists to study UFOs without risking their reputation or livelihood. Wild, unsubstantiated claims that abound in the field may be titillating and entertaining, but are contraindicated and detrimental to furthering high quality research. With endemic ergofusion many high profile “UFO experts” pontificate on demonstrably false premises. This must change if we are ever to get a grip on the on the exrtemely complex phenomena that are being observed.
Dr. John Alexander entered the U.S. Army as a private in 1956 and rose through the ranks to sergeant first class, attended OCS, and was a colonel of Infantry in 1988 when he retired. He has been a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons and has conducted non-lethal warfare briefings at the highest levels of government. He is the former president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, founding board member of the International Remote Viewers Association, and three-term council member of the Society for Scientific Exploration. Dr. Alexander has organized an interagency study on UFOs, taught psychokinesis in the military, and participated in telepathic interspecies communications studies. Academically, he holds a M.A., Pepperdine University, Ph.D., Walden University, and later attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and the Kennedy School of Government general officer program “National and International Security for Senior Executives” at Harvard University. Currently retired, his books include, The Warrior’s Edge (1990), Future War, with foreword by Tom Clancy (1999), its sequel, Winning the War (2003), and UFOs: Myths Conspiracies and Realities (2011).