CAPTAIN ROBERT JOSEPH DURANT
Robert Durant flew six years for the the Navy before joining Pan American World Airways.  He flew six different airliners for Pan Am primarily on international routes serving as navigator, flight engineer, copilot and captain.  He was also a flight operations manager for two and a half years supervising 1,100 pilots and flight engineers.  Bob moved from Pan Am to Delta Airlines in 1991 where he flew until his retirement in 1998.  He then served as President of the Pan AM Pilots' Retirement Foundation, Inc. Durant had a UFO "close encounter" experience at age 14, and became a self-described "UFO fanatic," as a result.  He tried to quit doing research in the field many times, but was never entirely successful.  Durant wrote many articles published in the MUFON Journal, IUR, Fate Magazine and the Bulletin of Anomalous Experience, among other specialist journals. He was a member of the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena advisory group.  He has lectured extensively and appeared on numerous talk shows.  He was an expert on the 1947 Roswell incident. The Roswell, New Mexico case has held the imagination ever since it occurred in 1947. It led Bob Durant to conduct some original research and communicate his expertise in a well-received video project, "Roswell? Yes!" Durant has been interviewed and featured in various Roswell documentaries for the SCI-FI Channel and others.  Bob Durant, 75, well-known UFO researcher, writer, actor,  friend of Ivan T. Sanderson, and Member of the Board of Directors of the (now defunct) Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained, died on May 21, 2014 in his home at his Pennington, New Jersey home, following a two-and-half-year struggle from the effects of a stroke.