Jacques F. Vallee

Jacques F. Vallee


Dr. Jacques F. Vallee has long been regarded as a senior scientific investigator of unidentified aerial phenomena. Vallee was the inspiration for the French UFO researcher in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He has investigated reports of UFOs all over the world and has worked on related U.S. and French government projects. He currently pursues a project to analyze UFO materials in a Silicon Valley lab with several colleagues.

Vallee studied mathematics at the Sorbonne and received an MS in astrophysics at Lille University, then began his professional life as an astronomer for the French Space Committee, based at Paris Observatory. In 1962, he began working as an astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin, where he co-developed the first computer-based detailed map of Mars for NASA. He then moved to Northwestern University where he earned a PhD in artificial intelligence and served as a close associate of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the U.S. Air Force’s top scientific consultant on UFOs under Project Blue Book. He went on to work for Hynek and Project Blue Book to create the first interactive computer database of UFO observations.

In the late ’60s, Vallee began exploring the commonalities between UFOs, the paranormal, and folklore. His observations were detailed in his book, Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers, in which Vallee suggested a multidimensional hypothesis. In the ’70s, Vallee served as one of the Principal investigators of DARPA and led the team which built the world's first software collaboration system, running on Arpanet, the prototype for the Internet. Joining Stanford Research Institute and the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley, Jacques consulted on SRI’s classified remote viewing programs (including the Stargate Project), which were supported by several government agencies. In the early 2000s, Vallee worked as a member of the scientific advisory board of Bigelow Aerospace and conducted private research for Bigelow and its partners, including the Pentagon’s now declassified UFO program known as AATIP.



Past Shows:

  • Uri Geller / Trinity UFO Crash

    Paranormalist Uri Geller discussed his storied career and shared his perspectives on Putin. Followed by ufologists Jacques F. Vallee and Paola Harris on their investigation into the 1945 Trinity UFO crash.More »
  • 1945 UFO Crash / Time Travel

    Legendary researcher Jacques Vallee detailed a 1945 UFO crash incident in New Mexico. Followed by author Nick Redfern on the history and lore of time travel.More »
  • UFO Mysteries & Disclosure

    UFO expert Jacques Vallee joined Jimmy Church in the middle two hours to delve into UFO mysteries and disclosure. During the first hour, John Greenewald commented on breaking news about the Pentagon possibly destroying UFO documents.More »
  • Perceptions of Reality / Revisiting the Perez Encounter

    Donald Hoffman argued that reality may not be what we perceive. Followed by Jacques Vallee & Alan Stivelman on the Juan Perez alien encounter.More »
  • Pentagon's UFO Program / Encounters & Research

    Luis Elizondo discussed UFOs and the Pentagon. Jacques Vallee spoke on his UFO research. John Alexander talked about official efforts to study the subject.More »
  • Forbidden Science/ Pack Animal Abuse

    Jacques Vallee recalled over 50 years of groundbreaking UFO research. Susan Ash revealed a pattern of animal abuse at the Grand Canyon.More »
  • Folklore & UFOs / Socorro Incident

    Over two decades ago, eminent scientist Jacques Vallee wrote a provocative book about UFO cases, folklore, and certain unexplained phenomena. He joined George Knapp in the first half to discuss that original groundbreaking work Passport to Magonia, which changed our...More »
  • UFO Gatherings

    In the first half of the program, George Knapp was joined by legendary ufologist Jacques Vallee, who discussed a recent discrete gathering of international UFO experts that was not mentioned to the public. In the latter half, writer, reporter and media personality, Lee...More »
  • Ancient UFOs / After Disclosure

    In the first half of the program, George Knapp was joined by legendary Ufologist Jacques Vallee for a discussion on UFO sightings from biblical-era antiquity through the year 1879. Over the course of the conversation, he also talked about remote viewing and provided his take on...More »
  • UFOs: Contact & Disclosure

    A special 4-hour show devoted to UFOs featured noted author and UFO researcher Jacques Vallee in the first half. Three of his classic works on alien contact were recently reprinted by Anomalist Books.He spoke about his investigation into a 1977 wave of sightings in the Brazilian...More »
  • UFOs and Remote Viewing

    One of the most quoted authors in the field of Ufology, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jacques F. Vallee discussed his work on UFO phenomena, as well as his interest in remote viewing and parapsychology.More »

Last Night

Alien Contact & Disclosure / Career of George Raft
Alien Contact & Disclosure / Career of George Raft
Prof. Bruce Solheim discussed disclosure and his communications with the alien 'Anzar.' Followed by film historian Stone Wallace on the career of actor George Raft.


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