Kathleen Marden is a researcher, author, on camera expert, and conference presenter. She is widely
considered one of the leading UFO contact researchers of our time. Since 1990, she has researched the
perplexing nature of UFOs and the non-human entities associated with highly advanced aerial vehicles via
her own groundbreaking research, investigation, and experimentation. Her research has extended to
archival collections and the US government’s involvement in the investigation of UFOs and its major
studies. This has combined to give her a depth of knowledge that few possess. She is the 2013 recipient of
MUFON's "Researcher of the Year" award and the 2021 recipient of the International UFO Congress
"Lifetime Achievement Award".
She earned a B.A. degree in social service and was employed as an educator and education services
coordinator while attending graduate school.
Her interest in UFOs and contact began in 1961, when her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hill had a
close encounter and subsequent abduction in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. She spent fifteen years
in painstaking investigation of the Hill abduction case and continues to seek the scientific analysis of the
She has worked on three comprehensive studies on nearly 5,000 experiencers, two of which she
initiated and saw to the end and has five professionally published books. Her bestseller with nuclear
physicist Stanton T. Friedman (1934-2019) is “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience”.
She and Stanton worked together for nearly 14 years and collaborated on two additional books “Science
Was Wrong” and “Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers”. Her book with Denise Stoner “The Alien
Abduction Files” includes her investigation of six intergenerational cases of abduction/contact. Her fifth
book “Extra Terrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” is a comprehensive guide to
abduction phenomena. Read her latest book “Forbidden Knowledge: A Personal Journey from Alien
Abduction to Spiritual Transformation” for deeper insight into Kathleen’s own life and works. Her essays
have been published in several additional books and magazines. Her books are available in all formats on
Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Autographed copies can be purchased on her website at www.kathleen-
She has given expert on-camera commentary on numerous television shows and movies and has
lectured at conferences and colleges nationally and internationally.
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