Terry Hansen is a former technical magazine editor and now an independent journalist with a special interest in scientific controversies and the politics of mass media. He has followed the UFO controversy for much of his life and has occasionally written about it for various media, including National Public Radio and the Minneapolis Star & Tribune. He has been a guest on various regional and national broadcast programs, including Dreamland, the History Channel, and Strange Days. He has also spoken before various groups about UFO-related censorship and propaganda. In addition, he has organized and moderated two symposiums about "The Science and Politics of UFO Research" for the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, one of the nation's largest science museums.
Hansen holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in science journalism, both from the University of Minnesota. He was a founding partner of KFH Publications, Inc., a Seattle computer-magazine publishing company. He is a licensed private pilot with ratings for single-engine aircraft and gliders, and skipper of the converted diesel-powered wooden fishing trawler, New Rosa.