Peter Guttilla is a writer and researcher whose childhood encounters with the paranormal would become the driving force behind his future work. As a young adult in the 60s, he began his research into the unexplained and, by the end of the decade he had accumulated hundreds of sighting reports and had personally investigated numerous claims for contact with paranormal phenomena.
The films of Dorothy Izatt "are giving us a Rosetta Stone of the paranormal," said writer and researcher Peter Guttilla (email), who made a riveting appearance on Monday night's show. Guttilla, who has spent nearly 40 years investigating the unexplained, has been studying the Izatt case for the last 8 years, which he has documented in the book Contact with Beings of Light: The Amazing True Story of Dorothy Wilkinson-Izatt. "Dorothy Izatt is the only contactee that I can endorse," said Guttilla, who bases this judgment on the fact that she has "proof," 600 reels of 8mm film that she has shot since 1974. He said these films show an array of ET's, crafts and light beings (a number of stills can be viewed here), and because they are on emulsion they would be nearly impossible to fake. Izatt, now 81, a great-grandmother living near Vancouver, has remained an obscure figure, but Guttilla hopes to bring more attention to her unique case, and believes scientific testing of her process wou ... More »Host: George Noory