Forbidden Science

Dr. Jacques Vallee was born in France, where he received a

Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Sorbonne

and a Master of Science in astrophysics from the University of

Lille. He began his professional life as an astronomer at the

Paris Observatory in 1961. While on the staff of the French

Space Committee, he witnessed the destruction of the tracking

tapes of unknown objects orbiting the earth, initiating a lifelong

interest in the UFO phenomenon. Vallee arrived in the U.S. in

1962, worked in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin,

and wrote two highly respected scientific examinations arguing

for the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) of UFO origins. In 1967,

he received a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern

University, where he became a close associate of J. Allen Hynek,

then scientific consultant for the U.S. Air Force on Project Blue

Book. Eventually concluding that the ETH was too narrow to

encompass the burgeoning UFO data, he conducted his own

extensive global research, resulting in the “Alien Contact

Trilogy.” Dr. Vallee is presently a venture capitalist living in San

Francisco. 


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