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Donald Schmitt

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Donald R. Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies in Chicago where he served as Director of Special Investigations for 10 years. Prior to that time, he was a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and the art director for the International UFO Reporter. Schmitt graduated cum laude from Concordia University. He is the author of numerous articles about UFOs, as well as a seven-time best selling author of several best-selling books: UFO Crash at Roswell, The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell, Witness to Roswell, unmasking the 60 year cover up and Roswell, The Chronological Pictorial. He has appeared on Oprah, CBS 48 Hours, Larry King Live, CNN News just to name a few. Schmitt has led and organized the five only archeological dig projects at the actual Roswell crash/debris field conducted in 1989, 2002, 2006, 2013, 2016. The second effort became the central theme of the highest rated show up to that time in the history of the Sci Fi Channel The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence. The basis of his research and consultation has been the theme of many documentaries. Schmitt feels that by far his greatest achievement was the Golden Globe Best Picture nominated motion picture Roswell that was based on the first book. Presently, he is the Lead Investigator for the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, N.M. and an American Representative of the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research (ICER).

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