Leo Sprinkle (born August 31, 1930 in Rocky Ford, Colorado)
is an American psychologist.
He studied at the University
of Colorado and earned his Ph.D. at the University of
Missouri. He is
Professor Emeritus of Counseling Services at the University
Sprinkle is the author of Soul
Samples (1999, Granite Publishing) and has
published several encyclopedia entries; a half dozen book
chapters; and approximately 50 articles on various topics,
Counseling theory and practice
ground-breaking pioneering research investigating the
UFO "abduction" field began in the mid-1960s
and set the standard for research in this controversial
field of study. He has participated in many regional and
national television programs, including ABC TV's That's
Incredible, NBC TV's Tom
Snyder, Tomorrow Show
and has been invited to speak at several
international conferences. He founded the Rocky
Mountain UFO Conference held every June in
Laramie, WY (now in its 23rd year) and he is a member
of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science;
Association for Counseling and Development;
and the Association
for Past-life Research and Therapies.
approach is to minimize the tendency to 'explain' (or
explain away) the reality of psychic experiences, and
to emphasize the willingness to 'explore' the personal
meaning of these human experiences of spiritual emergence."
before it was popular to explore the possible extraterrestrial
presence, Dr. Sprinkle was quietly, professionally and
sensitively working on this great mystery. He became a
lifeline for those who had experienced unusual contact.
a professor at the University of Wyoming and a therapist,
Dr. Sprinkle has
conducted over 500 hypnotic regression sessions with individuals
looking to explore their possible UFO contact experiences.
Among these were many of the most sensational and well-documented
cases of our times.
1980, Dr. Sprinkle founded the Rocky
Mountain Conference on UFO Investigation which
is still going strong. The conference has served as a
focal point and beacon of hope for hundreds of abductees/contactees/experiencers
hoping to come to terms with their
"high strange" experiences.
his time as a professor at the University of Wyoming,
he was perhaps the first academic figure to investigate
tales of supposed alien abduction; his involvement in
this field began in the 1960s. In 1968, he investigated
on the Schirmer Abduction.