Richard Dolan: UFOs and the Media: Disinformation or Disclosure?

Richard Dolan is a researcher, historian and by far one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). He has appeard on programs such as:

  • Hangar 1: The UFO Files, a series for H2 History Channel, (2013-Present)
  • Close Encounters, a series for the Science Channel (2014)
  • Ancient Aliens, a series for the History Channel, several appearances, 2011-Present.
  • Numerous documentaries, including The Hidden Hand (2011), The Day Before Disclosure (2011), Fastwalkers (2006), Dan Akroyd Unplugged on UFOs (2005), Out of the Blue: The Definitive Investigation of the UFO Phenomenon (2004).
  • Frequent appearances on the History Channel’s UFO Files and the Science Channel’s Dark Matters Twisted but True!

And many others. To view the full list, please visit Richard’s website:

Richard is the author of: UFOs and the National Security State, co-authored a speculative book about the future, A.D. After Disclosure and his latest work: UFOs for the 21st Century Mind.

He completed his graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, European history, and international diplomacy. Before that, he had studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, and had been a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship.

Meeting Richard for the First Time:

Surprisingly when it comes to the field of UFOs and specifically speaking about the researchers, you will find that most of them are very welcoming and open to talk to you, if you catch them at the right time. Such was the case when it came to Richard. I had just begun UFO HUB, wanting to interview researchers and contactees about their experiences on film and prior to this one particular conference I attended, I was not able to reach him to set up a time for an interview. So I thought why not approach him at the event and hope for the best.

Needles to say… he wasn’t just approachable but very kind and cordial about setting up a time to have a chat about UFOs. The result of which is the video you see above. Having never met him before, my first impression as we started the interview was that he genuinely is interested in the subject and is truly trying to get to the bottom of this.

Over the years I have come to understand that the subject of UFOs has multiple levels of understanding and that in their each unique way they are valid. Collectively they serve the purpose of tying everything together to understand UFOs as a whole but Richard’s particular approach to research serves as I lovingly call them the “See, Feel, Touch” crowd of UFO enthusiasts.

He tyes in government documents and the cover-up. From the deepest aspects of the coverup, to contact and abduction, the science behind the phenomenon and how the phenomenon has affected world culture.

There are still many people, on that level of understanding, of the UFOs and Richard fulfills that need very eloquently.





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