Editors

John Carpenter
John Carpenter

John Carpenter, MSW, LCSW
Board Editor
Springfield, Missouri, USA
carpenter2655 at aol.com

John Carpenter obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, and a master’s degree in Social Work, from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He has had advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis in order to practice as a psychiatric therapist and hypnotherapist in Branson, Missouri. For 36 years he has counseled people in Southwest Missouri for every kind of emotional problem imaginable. His life-long curiosity in UFOs led to his volunteering his services for over 120 cases of possible UFO abduction.
Using clever interviewing and thorough hypnotic investigation, he has collected amazing patterns of data which clearly depict a consistent and coherent scenario of extraterrestrial contact. He presented six papers at the prestigious MIT Abduction Study Conference in Boston in 1992. His published papers have brought him international recognition and speaking invitations on five continents. He has presented at conferences from Australia to England, on national and international radio, television, and film documentaries. He has created and produced eleven research DVDs since 1996.
Mr. Carpenter served as MUFON’s Director of Abduction Research from 1991-2000.
For the past 5 years he has been deeply involved in researching religious paranormal phenomena.

 

Gwenn Farrell
Gwenn Farrell

Gwen Farrell,CHt RT
Board Editor
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
activateyourmind.gf at gmail.com

Gwen Farrell is an Experiencer Therapist in Phoenix, Arizona.  After practicing general hypnotherapy in Phoenix, she became involved in the field of UFOlogy and realized the need for qualified therapists to assist UFO contactees/abductees, and in 2007 she pursued advanced training and began specializing in the field of Experiencer Therapy.  As part of that work, she facilitates an Experiencer support group in Phoenix and has co-facilitated support groups at the International UFO Congress.  She is a member and referred therapist of ACCET, FREE and OPUS, for which she has written articles and consulted.  In addition, Gwen is a member of MUFON and an ex-certified field investigator, and she does CE5 research and intuitive counseling.  She is also a life-long Experiencer and she writes a blog at www.etcontact-healing.blogspot.com.
Contact:
Gwen Farrell, CHt RT
Intuitive Counseling
602-954-0962

 

 

Barbara Lamb
Barbara Lamb

Barbara Lamb, MS, MFT, CHt
Board Editor
Claremont, California, USA
barbara_lamb at verizon.net

Barbara Lamb MS, MFT, CHt is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Hypnotherapist and Regression Therapist in Claremont, California. She specializes in Regression Therapy with people who experience encounters with extraterrestrial beings. Trained by the Association for Past Life Research and Therapies (APRT) she began working with ET experiencers in 1991, and has conducted regressions with more than 1650 of them, totaling at least 2600 regressions. She has taught workshops for Regression Therapists through various agencies such as APRT, the Professional Institute for Regression Therapy (PIRT) and others. She was President of the former Academy of Clinical Close Encounter Therapists (ACCET).
She is on the Advisory Board of FREE:  Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters, and actively contributes to the Research Committee.
She is on the Editorial Board of JAR: Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research.
Ms. Lamb has presented numerous lectures on the ET Encounter subject across the U.S., Canada, England and Belgium, and has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows.
Together with Judith K. Moore, she co-authored Crop Circles Revealed, which was published in 2001.
Together with Nadine Lalich, she co-authored Alien Experiences: 25 cases of close encounters, which was published in 2008, with a foreword by Dr. Leo Sprinkle.
She is co-author on Meet the Hybrids, a book about ET-Human Hybrids living among us and contributing significantly to humanity.
She is presenting on the subject of ET-Human Hybrids at the International UFO Congress in February, 2016.

 

Manuel Lamiroy
Manuel Lamiroy

Manuel Lamiroy, Lic. Juris
Board Editor
Durban, kwaZulu Natal, South Africa
mlamiroy at jar-magazine.com 
Twitter: @mlamiroy

Born in Belgium, Manuel has had a lifelong interest in all matters extraterrestrial. In 1994 he decided to quit a career as a lawyer and academic researcher (with teaching assignment), and started a consulting company. This also offered him the opportunity to follow his passion and dedicate more time to extraterrestrial research.
After a course in regression therapy, he began to investigate abduction and contact cases. He also started sharing information with other researchers and regression therapists on an informal basis, and centralized that information in a database, called the Hyperbase. While it started as a database for people who work with abductees, this project has over the years crystallized into a valuable asset for exopolitical research, as well. It can be found at http://manuel.sekmeth.com/hb7.
In 2008 work on the Hyperbase was halted. The Exopaedia is its successor, and Manuel also is the driving force behind the Exopaedia.
Apart from that,

  • he is a member of Faculty (Lecturer), and of the Advisory Board of the Exopolitics Institute,
  • he is country director for South Africa at the Exopolitics Institute,
  • he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Exopolitics Journal,
  • he also is the founder of Exopolitics South Africa, and has been running it since its inception in 2006. As such he is also a member of the Exopolitics World Network,
  • he is co-administrator and co-owner of The OutPost Forum,
  • he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research (JAR Magazine).

 

Lee Nicholson
Lee Nicholson

Lee Nicholson
Board Editor
Barnoldswick, Yorkshire/Lancashire border, UK
lnicholson at jar-magazine.com

Lee Nicholson was born in 1975 in the United Kingdom's Pennine region, an area with a rich history of UFO reports. He began actively researching the UFO subject in 1991 and was a subscriber to the once popular UFOMagazine(UK) and regular attendee at their annual conferences held in Leeds.

In 1995 he began investigating the case of a local builder and his family who were experiencing a wide range of UFO related phenomena. They observed and filmed UFOs on numerous occasions, witnessed poltergeist activity and experienced numerous possible abduction related events, including entity sightings.

Lee has posted several articles and interviews over the years including, written interviews with Mark Pilkington author of Mirage Men and Col. Richard Weaver. AFOSI (ret) author of the USAF report on Roswell . He has also co-produced audio interviews with Roswell witness Earl Fulford, US Army (deceased), and former NASA mission specialist Bob Oechsler. Recent projects include an analysis of a document leaked 1992 which appears to be identical to declassified CIA Information reports and an upcoming written interview with David M. Jacobs Ph.D.

In 2006 Lee joined The Open Minds Forum and was eventually to become a co-owner before its closure in 2011. He is currently a co-owner and co-administrator at The OutPost Forum.

 

Lillian Waters
Lillian Waters

Lillian E. Waters, BA
Board Editor
New York, New York, USA
lewaters at jar-magazine.com

Lillian E. Waters has been interested in UFOs and Alien Abductions for over 40 years. In 2008 she joined the Mutual UFO Network and has held the positions of Field Investigator, State Section Director and Chief Investigator.

Ms. Waters has a B.A. in English, with a minor in Religion from Hunter College, City University of New York. She also has a strong background in Psychology and had worked for several years as a Research Assistant in Hunter's Social Psychology Lab.

Ms. Waters is also an Experiencer.

 

Research Team

Andrew French
Andrew French

Andrew (Andy) French
JAR Magazine Researcher
Hawick, Scotland
afrench at jar-magazine.com

Andrew is from the UK originally (born 1969) and started having contact and sighting experiences (involuntary) from around the age of 6. There were approximately 5 events he was involved in up until the age of about 15, of which a regression (Hong Kong, 2015) was needed to really remember what took place. In 1987 Andrew emigrated to the USA and was there until 2009. He then relocated to Shanghai, China. After one year, he moved to Shenzhen, China which is on the border of Hong Kong. During his time on the HK border he began to get more interested in the UFO and ET phenomena as well as trying to understand what his past experiences were about. During his research he discovered Dr. Michael Salla’s Exopolitics Institute and enrolled as a student, receiving his certificate in August 2015. He has engaged in three CE-5 events with a few spectacular results during several expeditions to the USA (Sedona, Arizona). In November 2015 Andrew will relocate to the Scottish Borders and will continue his Exopolitics education through earning the full diploma and establishing a local CE-5 group and potentially a contactee/abductee group (based in Scotland and/or Northern England) as well as being involved in JAR magazine.

 

 

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Elaine Douglass
Elaine Douglass

Elaine Douglass was on of the founding editors of, and driving forces behind JAR Magazine.
She also contributed many articles.

She passed away on 27 January 2014.

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The Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research is looking for people to help put out the publication. These are volunteer positions for which no salary is provided. JAR needs reliable people to join our staff permanently, who have some of the following skills:

  • JAR needs one or more graphic artists who can provide illustrations for articles.
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Help JAR in smaller ways

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Pipe dream! People to translate JAR into foreign languages, such as Chinese and French. Or even more of a pipe dream, a JAR "affiliate" in China, or France or Saudi Arabia, who will accept the magazine, translate and distribute it.

JAR will publish all cogently argued points of view. JAR is a high-quality publication but we are not an "academic" journal. JAR honors the tradition of the "citizen investigator" and the contribution of the thousands of citizen investigators worldwide who have been the only beacon of light in UFO research for 70 years.

JAR encourages writers from all walks of life and from all countries. JAR is very interested in non-US writers and readers, and in women writers. JAR is interested in new findings in abduction-encounter research, book reviews, dramatically told accounts, interpretations of the meaning and significance of the extraterrestrial presence, how researchers and therapists handle abduction cases in countries outside the U.S., and related topics. JAR is particularly interested in the question: "What do the flying saucer people want?" JAR will also publish articles by authors who do not believe the UFO phenomenon is extraterrestrial.

JAR is interested in debate. JAR welcomes articles challenging the conclusions of previous articles. JAR welcomes 'Letters to the Editor.' And unlike most other publications, JAR is capable of publishing long articles.

Above all, JAR says to writers: think deeply and write from the heart. You have many years experiencing and reflecting on the UFO phenomena. Rely on your own perceptions and put them into words.

If you have something to say you think could make a good article for JAR, contact one of the JAR editors or members of the research team, and present your idea in a thumbnail. Alternatively, send your idea to submissions at jar-magazine.com. You do not have to be a polished writer. We edit articles here.

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Our Philosophy

The mission of JAR is to create a global platform on which to debate the significance of the extraterrestrial presence. JAR will publish all cogently argued points of view that give us insight about who the UFO intelligences are, what they are doing, what they want, how human beings are reacting to them, and how the extraterrestrial presence may influence the future of the human race.

All ufology know we are living through the opening stages of the most important development in human history. What is the nature of this development? How are we to react to it?

Many answers lie in study of the abduction-encounters. That is the window through which we must look to see the UFO people who have come here. We must look at the abduction-encounters, and then at the spreading impacts of these encounters in society.

Answers? There will be many. There already are. And they differ. We at JAR see a great worldwide debate opening. We intend to carry that debate and we invite you to participate in it with us.

These are unprecedented times. The UFO community is in possession of precious information. Only the UFO community is aware extraterrestrials are present in our society. The abductions are part of that presence. We must understand the abductions!

First contact is unfolding before our eyes, yet only the UFO community can see it. Yes, the deep recesses of the American, and other, governments see it¾but they aren’t talking. So who is to interpret this advent of the alien? The public at large? Where? In America? France? India? They cannot.

Worldwide, the people know UFOs are real. The know strange things are in the skies. But they do not know the “phenomena” has landed. They do not know large forces are operating unseen upon the face of the planet, forces that would write our destiny. Only the UFO community possesses this information. Shall we let it go unremarked upon? Undebated? Uninterpreted?

JAR asks these questions: What are the aliens doing? And what do they want? Already many answers to these questions are circulating. Some humans are pleased with what the UFO people are doing. Some are not. It will be well if history records that even while the masses of people remained mute, and the governments of the world were silent, our small UFO community opened the debate on behalf of the human race.

-----the Editors of JAR

JAR’s Editorial Policy

JAR will publish all cogently argued points of view. JAR is a high-quality publication but we are not an “academic” journal. JAR honors the tradition of the “citizen investigator” and the contribution of the thousands of citizen investigators worldwide who have been the only beacon of light in UFO research for 60 years.

JAR encourages writers from all walks of life and from all countries. JAR is very interested in non-US writers and readers. JAR is interested in new findings in abduction-encounter research, MILABS, book reviews, dramatically told accounts, interpretations of the meaning and significance of the extraterrestrial presence, and related topics. JAR is particularly interested in the question: “What do the flying saucer people want?” JAR will also publish articles by authors who do not believe the UFO phenomena is extraterrestrial.

JAR is interested in debate. JAR welcomes articles challenging the conclusions of previous articles. JAR welcomes ‘Letters to the Editor.’ And unlike most other publications, JAR is capable of publishing long articles.

Above all, JAR says to writers: think deeply and write from the heart. You have many years experiencing and reflecting on the UFO phenomena. Rely on your own perceptions and put them into words.

If you have something to say you think could make a good article for JAR, contact one of the JAR editors and present your idea in a thumbnail. You do not have to be a polished writer. We edit articles here.

JAR does not pay authors in cash. JAR does provide each author a one year subscription to the magazine.

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JAR is a volunteer effort. None of the editors are paid and none of the writers are paid.

The domain name, hosting and maintenance of the website are sponsored by Manuel Lamiroy.

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