Dolan is considered by many students
of the UFO phenomenon to be the pre-eminent historian of
is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs
and the National Security State, as well as
an analysis of the future, A.D.
After Disclosure: The Peoples Guide to Life After
writing is widely seen as ufologys gold standard.
His seminal history, UFOs and
the National Security State, has inspired such
statements as "the best history ever written about
UFOs" by best-selling author Whitley
Strieber, and "masterful and important"
Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14.
After Disclosure, which Richard co-authored
with Bryce Zabel (creator of the television series Dark
Skies), has been widely hailed as among the
most original works in all of UFO literature, a fearless
and analytical "what if" scenario that
discusses the deep impact that would be brought about
by the end of UFO secrecy.
Richards main themes are the
destruction of our political liberties as a result of
the UFO cover-up, the
possible nature of the non-humans themselves,
and what their presence here
means for our civilization. This has led him
to take a fresh approach to the topic of "Exopolitics"and
to develop unique insights into the practical challenges
and opportunities for a true disclosure of the UFO phenomenon.
has also written numerous articles, spoken at conferences
around the world, is a frequent guest on radio shows such
as Coast-to-Coast AM,
and has done a great deal of television work. In 2006,
he hosted a six-episode series called SciFi
Investigate. More recently, he appeared with
Holt for a special two-hour documentary, Inside
Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations.
was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. He studied
at Alfred University and Oxford University,
was a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship,
and completed his graduate work
in history at the University of Rochester.
Prior to his interest in UFOs, he studied
U.S. Cold War strategy,
Soviet history and culture,
and international diplomacy.
lives in Rochester, New York, with Tracey Garbutt-Dolan.
He has two children from a previous marriage.