Born in Salzburg, Austria, of American parents, Thomas Hackneygrew up in Washington, DC, and spent his teen years and young adulthood in New York City. After earning a BA degree in psychology at the University of New York at Stony Brook, Tom worked professionally in publishing as an editor on several magazines, in public relations, brokerage, and IT. Throughout his life, he has maintained an avid interest in both science fiction and extraterrestrial possibility (not UFOs), and has published extensively in these and other areas for almost forty years. Tom currently resides in an earth-sheltered home of his own design in the wilds of West Virginia.
Appearing during the second hour, publisher and extraterrestrial researcher Thomas Hackney (book link) discussed his research on SETI, and the uncanny string of coincidences surrounding comet and meteor strikes.