Phillips was born in 1942 and has lived all his life in
Missouri. His career in UFO research stretched from the
late 1960s to the mid 1980s.
was the Director of The
Center for Physical Trace Research (CPTR).
The Special Investigations Unit
of the CPTR investigates active UFO sites.
The team posts investigative logs along with images and
video obtained during site visits in the field. The team's
primary purpose is to insert itself into an area of developing
activity while the site is still fresh. The SIU has five
highly qualified researchers and has the only dive team
in the U.S. geared toward the investigation of USOs
and similar anomalies.
was an engineer,
as well as a professional photographer and musician.
He participated in the
Satellite Tracking Program and
was a field engineer on the Minuteman
Missile Project. He began investigating
UFO reports in 1964 and was a research associate of Dr.
J. Allen Hynek's from 1968 until Dr. Hynek's
death in 1986. It was at Allen Hynek's suggestion that
he began specializing in physical trace research of UFO
sightings, forty years ago. Phillips has personally investigated
hundreds of UFO cases and his files contain 3,189
physical landing traces from 91 countries.
position statement (written in the mid 1970s) concluded
"I believe, after thirteen years of investigation,
[that] the data indicates a non-terrestrial origin."
participated in the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerospace Sciences meetings, along with Dr.
Jacques Vallée and Dr.
David Saunders. He was a member of a select
team invited to meet with the United Nations secretary-General
at the U.N., along with Dr. Hynek,
Dr. Vallee and astronaut
Cooper. Phillips gave two presentations
at the First International UFO
Congress. Ted made a presentation at the first
MUFON Symposium and
at several others, including the 2006
Symposium. He has appeared on national television
in numerous documentaries, including In
Search Of, NBC News
White Papers, CBS
News Special reports and the documentary movie,
UFOs Are Real. Most
recently, he was featured in Alien
Encounters, a documentary on the History Channel.
research projects included active UFO sites in the central
U.S. and a major project in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia.