KEVIN D. RANDLE
Dr. Kevin Douglas Randle (born 1949) is a prominent ufologist. Training by the Army as a helicopter pilot, intelligence officer and military policeman, and by the Air Force as both an intelligence officer and a public affairs officer, provides Randle with a keen insight into the operations and protocols of the military, their investigations into UFOs, and into a phenomenon that has puzzled people for more than a century. Randle's educational background is a diverse as his military experience. As an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, he studied anthropology. Graduate work included journalism, psychology and military science at the University of Iowa, California Coast University and the American Military University. He has both a master and doctoral degree in psychology and a second master degrees in the Art of Military Science. Within the UFO community, he is often regarded as one of the preeminent experts on the reported crash of a UFO near Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947. A professional writer with more than 80 books to his credit, Randle is perhaps best known for his books about UFOs and the Roswell story. While the vast majority of his books are science fiction and historical fiction, it's his books on the accounts of the Roswell story, New Mexico in 1947 that have exerted an enormous influence on those interested in the saga. Randle, along with Stanton Friedman is generally acknowledged as one of the leading researchers into the Roswell story and the UFO question. He continues to work in the UFO field, although lately he has concentrated more on his science fiction books than UFO research. During his investigations, Randle has traveled the United States to interview hundreds of witnesses who were involved in everything from the Roswell , New Mexico crash of 1947, to the repeated radar sightings of UFOs over Washington, D.C. in 1952, to the latest of the abduction cases. Randle was among the first writers to review the declassified Project Blue Book files, among the first to report on animal mutilations and among the first to report on alien abductions. He was the first to report the alien home invasions and among the first to suggest humans working with the aliens. Randle was away from his UFO studies when recalled to active duty with the Army that included a tour in Iraq from 2003 to 2004. He recently retired from the Iowa National Guard as a lieutenant colonel.
He hosts a blog that can be found at http://www.KevinRandle.blogspot.com.
Written works include
Writing extensively on UFOs beginning in 1973 with articles in various national magazines.
Published many books about UFOs starting with The UFO Casebook in 1989 and continuing to Roswell Revisited in 2007.
Randle believes that a UFO crashed in Roswell, and that possibly there may be truth to the story that a UFO crashed in Shag Harbor in 1967. He also feels that most abductees are "describing sleep paralysis"..."many of these supposed abductees are very impressionable and are easily led by a hypnotist". About ongoing research for proof of aliens, he said that the field.had not progressed in over thirty years. "I set a very high bar for the level of evidence required. There are very few authentic UFO cases. However, some skeptical explanations don't fit the facts. Still, I'm getting more skeptical in my old age." Randle "gives more weight to 'eyewitness testimony' than skeptics typically do."