Vallee, Jacques

Jacques Vallée is a well known UFO researcher, a protégé of J Allen Hynek, who worked for NASA and the US Government.

From the Wikipedia: "Jacques Fabrice Vallée (born September 24, 1939 in Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France) is a venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer, currently residing in San Francisco, California.

In mainstream science, Vallee is notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and for his work at SRI International on the network information center for the ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Vallee is also an important figure in the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), first noted for a defense of the scientific legitimacy of the extraterrestrial hypothesis and later for promoting the interdimensional hypothesis."

As Hynek's successor, he expanded his UFO Encounters classification system. See Encounters.

Initially, in his work Vallée pointed out the similarities between UFO encounters and faerie folklore.

Nowadays, he is convinced that most UFOs are actually man-made, as a part of covert military weapon projects. Even more, he is convinced that a lot of the information about UFOs are actually part of mind control and sociological manipulation projects.
He thinks Crop Circles, too, are man-made as most of them are made next to military bases involved in covert weapons projects.

Vallée may have been a member of the Aviary, known as Partridge.

Jacques F. Vallée should not to confused with the Canadian astronomer Jacques P. Vallee.

UFO related books he authored: