Druffel has been studying the UFO Phenomenon since 1957,
first with the National
Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon
until its demise in 1970 and then, as a Field Investigator
Mrs. Druffel originally joined MUFON
in 1972 and served as an Associate Editor of the MUFON
UFO Journal in
received her B.A. in Sociology
at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, CA
and aquired one year of graduate
credit toward an M.A. in Social Case Work.
Ann and her husband, Charles, are the proud parents of
was the originator and Project Coordinator of SKYNET
which, since 1965, has served as a filter center and tracking
system for public reporting of UFOs in the Los Angeles
Basin area. With D. Scott Rogo, a parapsychologist, she
co-authored the 1980 book, Tujunga
Canyon Contacts. Her most recent book, How
to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction,
addresses the issue of how stout-hearted witnesses have
fended off "greys"
with a variety of resistance techniques and was published
by Harmony Books in August 1998.
Druffel regards the interdimensional hypothesis as a logical
working hypothesis on UFO abduction/interaction scenarios,
but feels that the ETH is not illogical when applied to
physical UFO's viewed from a distance and exhibiting a
surveillance mode. Like many other researchers, she gives
credence to the view that a multi-source explanation might
best elucidate the complex UFO Phenomenon. Ann was a speaker
at the MUFON
1983 UFO Symposium in Pasadena, Ca.
Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight For UFO Science,
published by Wild Flower Press in 2003, is Ann Druffel's
most recent UFO-related book. Firestorm!
is an authorized biographical account of the unprecedented,
invaluable UFO research by Dr.
James E. McDonald, a prestigious atmospheric
was a fearless, tireless scientist who dared to enter
the UFO field publicly in 1966, after eight prior years
of private UFO research in and around his hometown of
Tucson, Arizona. He was Senior
Physicist and Meteorology Professor at the Institute
of Atmospheric Physics (IAP)
on the campus of the University of Arizona and worked
with several U.S. government offices on multiple projects
in climatology and meteorology.
tapped numerous, highly-placed colleagues in the military,
government and scientific fields for information during
1966-1971, known in the UFO field as "the McDonald
years". He never neglected his climatological
and meteorological projects, but nevertheless worked openly
and successfully with objective lay UFO researchers, solving
numerous cases and adding information to unsolved sightings,
the true "UFOs".
1970, he seemed on the verge of actually breaking through
the government coverup but unexpectedly died in June 1971,
an apparent suicide. Two hypotheses are presented relating
tragic death, as well as facts gleaned from dozens of
interviews with McDonald's
academic colleagues, family members and veterans in the
UFO research field who knew and worked with him.
1998 International UFO Symposium Proceedings