is a respected investigator of UFO abduction and contact with non-human
intelligence, the author of several books, a featured on-camera commentator, and an international lecturer. She earned a B.A. degree in social work and worked as an educator and education services coordinator while attending graduate school. She is a practitioner of regression hypnosis and the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. 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 has been a researcher of UFO contact phenomena since 1990 and is the Mutual UFO
Network’s (MUFON) Director of the Experiencer Research Team, a group of 30 specialists who
offer support, nonjudgmental listening, and referrals to experiencers. She is an advisory board
member and consultant to the Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial and
Extraordinary Encounters (FREE).
Her books are "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience", "Science was Wrong", "Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers" with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman (1934-2019), with whom she worked closely for nearly 14 years. Her book "The Alien Abduction Files" with Denise Stoner, gives in depth coverage on two of her major cases and four additional cases that she personally investigated. Her fifth book “Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” is a comprehensive guide to UFO abduction. She is a contributor to FREE’s “Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non Human Intelligence.” Her essays have been published in several additional books and magazines.
In 2018, she and Dr. Don C. Donderi completed a comprehensive study on 516 experiencers.
It was her third major research study on experiencers. Her 50-page report was published in the
“MUFON 2018 International Symposium Proceedings.”
She has given on-camera commentary on the Discovery, History, National Geographic,
Destination America, Science and Travel channels and on several documentaries. Kathleen has
lectured at conferences across the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the UK.
Additionally, she has appeared on a video lecture series for experiencers in China.