For well over half a century I have been interested in exploring phenomena while maintaining firm balance in the real world. Therefore my web site
contains two bios; one for the “straight world” (www.johnbalexander.com...
) and another that be of more interest to ATS readers
). For 32 years I served in the Army entering as a private, rising to sergeant first class (E7),
attending Officers Candidate School, was commissioned as a second lieutenant and became a colonel before I retired in 1988. My varied assignments
were mostly in special operations, intelligence, and research and development. I am a Special Forces combat commander, Ranger, Pathfinder, underwater
operations qualified, and later served under contract as a mentor to the senior MOD leadership in Afghanistan.
My second career was at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Recognizing the world was rapidly changing I developed the concept of Non-Lethal
Defense which has evolved into a major military endeavor, but remains poorly understood. Despite persistent rumors it has nothing to do with mind
control but will be integral to the future application of force in all sectors.
After retiring from the University of California (LANL is actually a campus of the UC system) I was the person first to join the National Institute
for Discovery Science (NIDS) here in Las Vegas. Among my many experiences there, I was the first of NIDS staff to spend the night on Skinwalker
Ranch. Very likely, most of what you think you know about NIDS is wrong. It was wholly owned by Robert Bigelow and had no connection to the U.S.
government (other than accepting FAA referrals on UFOs.)
Scholastically I graduated from the University of Nebraska – Omaha, obtained an MA from Pepperdine University and Ph.D. from Walden University.
Later I attended advanced programs at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and the Senior Executive Program
in National and International Security at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
We have traveled the world, including all seven continents, and lectured on most. Most recently we have returned from exploring shamans and the
reindeer people in Northern Mongolia and experiencing voodoo ceremonies in Togo and Benin, West Africa. We saw things that
can’t happen” but did. For information about the countries we have visited check my web site www.johnbalexander.com That may answer questions
or generate new ones. New Guinea was amazing, as were experiences with shamans and healers from all over the world. John of God in Brazil is a
I have had four books published and written many scientific articles on a broad range of topics from non-lethal weapons and geopolitics, to remote
viewing, near death experiences and UFOs. As a senior fellow at defense universities I have published monographs on the changing nature of war,
intelligence shortfalls in Central and South America, emerging conflicts in Africa, and the convergence of functions between special operations forces
and civilian law enforcement agencies. My next monograph, which addresses maritime piracy, is due out within a few weeks. I have also contributed to
a National Defense University book on the future of biological warfare. All of those DOD publications are available for free on my web site.
My book, UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities, is based on an ad hoc group I formed decades ago to study the topic. Participants came from all
services, several intelligence agencies, and aerospace industries. All members had very high security clearances. Contrary to popular mythology we
found no ultra-secret organization lurking in the background. Excluding the names of individuals involved that already have not self-identified, I
have no prohibitions in answering any questions you might have about the topic.
While in the military we explored a lot of controversial issues. With help of Jack Houck I taught metal bending (PKMB) to hundreds of officials and
researched monitoring of emotions at a distance through oral leucocytes with information from Cleve Backster. Later I was a founding member of the
board of directors for the International Remote Viewers Association (IRVA).
Based on my dissertation topic I joined the board of directors of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), then at the University
of Connecticut. As one of the presidents I heard many extraordinary cases. On the “straight” side of thanatology studies I helped form
Children’s Hospice International (CHI) and was on the founding board of directors along with my mentor, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Now, decades
later there are free-standing hospices for pediatric care and support for their families that did not exist before 1980.
To support serious research into phenomenology I joined the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) which has some of the most forward thinking and
open-minded scientists on the planet. For nine years I served as a council member until eliminated due to term limits.
Philosophically I concur with Einstein; there are no limits to human stupidity. Although often associated with them through ridiculous rumors, I have
little tolerance for conspiracy theories that abound. I find that most people have no concept of how large organizations work, and willingly make
huge leaps in logic about capabilities the government may, or may not have. That said, I will not knowingly make any misleading statements in my
response to questions; but expect blunt answers to such questions.
Ask me anything
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