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 a Certified Hypnotherapist specializing in Experiencer Therapy who works with abductees and contactees to help them recall their ET contact experiences and integrate them into their lives.  She is also a UFO Field Investigator and consultant, and CE-5 and consciousness researcher.  She has worked with experiencer groups at the International UFO Congress, Star Works USA Symposium and MUFON Symposium, and currently facilitates an international on-line experiencer support group.  She is also the author of numerous journal articles in the UFO/ET field and two books.  She is a member of The Academy of Clinical Close Encounter Therapists (ACCET), The Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS), Board of Editors of the Journal of Abduction Research (JAR), and The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where she is Director of the Experiencer Resource Team.  Her newest book is “Forbidden Questions: A Guide to Human-ET Contact.”

Gwen Farrell, CHt RT
Intuitive Counseling



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).



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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She also contributed many articles.

She passed away on 27 January 2014.

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