Ann Druffel began investigating UFO reports in the Southern California area in April 1957 with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), which was directed by the UFO research pioneer Major Donald E. Keyhoe, USMC (Ret.). She became acquainted with Dr. James E. McDonald through his contacts with the Los Angeles NICAP Subcommittee from 1966 to 1971. After NICAP's demise in 1970, she joined the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the then newly-formed Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS.)
She has researched over 2,000 Los Angeles Basin reports, including alleged landings, UPO photo cases, close encounters with physical effects on witnesses and terrain, alleged "abduction" reports and other UFO-related phenomena. A prolific writer, Druffel has contributed over 180 articles on various aspects of the UFO question to numerous UFO journals and newsstand magazines.She wrote the book How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abuctions and co-authored Tujunga Canyon Contacts with parapsychologist D. Scott Rogo. Her newest book Firestorm, is a biography of scientist and UFO researcher Dr. James McDonald.
Besides UFO work, Druffel free-lances in various aspects of psychic research. From 1986 to 1991 she worked as research assistant/consultant and, later, researcher with the Mobius Society, the Los Angeles-based parapsychology lab. She has written numerous articles on disparate psychic phenomena for newsstand magazines and authored books with famed psychic Arrnand Marcotte.
Ann Druffel lives in Pasadena, California with husband Charles in a wooded glen. Their five daughters are grown and live their own exciting lives. Ann's hobbies include hiking, swimming, snorkeling, orchard gardening and exploring Native American sacred sites.
Art Bell: Somewhere in Time returned to 6/1/99, when UFO researcher Ann Druffel discussed Roswell, alien genetic research, and her own resistance techniques she would employ during an ET abduction. More »
Researcher Ann Druffel spoke about alien abduction, interdimensional entities, end times and her biography of UFO investigator Dr. James McDonald. More »
Filling in for Art Bell, Ian Punnett spoke with author Ann Druffel in the second hour. More »
Author and investigator Ann Druffel discussed her new book, Firestorm, a biography of UFO researcher Dr. James McDonald, as well as her earlier work in the alien abduction field. More »