N. Web, born in 1934, graduated
in Biology from Mount Union College, Ohio
in 1954, and started
a career in Astronomy under the teachings of Dr.
J. Allen Hynek at
Astrophysical Observatory's Optical Satellite
Tracking Program from 1957 to 1958, and now retired from
Hayden Planetarium, Boston, where
he spent 32 years as senior lecturer, assistant director,
and operations manager. He was the Astronomy consultant
of four UFO investigation associations, a member of MUFON
and a UFO witness himself in 1951. He was the first investigator
of the Betty
and Barney Hill sighting, among others.
He found out that among the noise of UFO sighting reports
caused by common-place phenomena, there exists a core
of manifestation that are totally unique, and that very
strong circumstantial evidence points at extraterrestrial
visits as their cause.
has been a consultant in Astronomy
for 15 years and a
columnist of "The Night
Sky" for the MUFON
UFO Journal. He was a member of the program
committee for the 1981 MUFON
UFO Symposium at M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass.;
a speaker at the 1988 symposium
in Lincoln, Nebr.; and a member of the former
Public information and Public Education Committee.
1992, he was a member of the Conference
Committee for the Abduction Study Conference held at M.I.T.,
a landmark scientific assembly
on UFO abductions (684-page volume of proceedings).
In 1994, the Center
for UFO Studies appointed him as its first
Senior Research Associate based upon his many years of
investigative work and service to Ufology. And as of 1995,
a coalition of the three major UFO groups in the U.S.
hired Walt as its chief consultant. He is on call to lead
quick-strike case investigations, as well as to investigate
other coalition-designated cases and activities.
it is well known that Walt was the initial investigator
of the Barney
and Betty Hill incident in 1961, he has
researched what he believes is a much better example of
a dual-witness UFO abduction experience, and has documented
this case in his book Encounter
at Bluff Ledge: A UFO Case History (J.
Allen Hynek Center
for UFO Studies, 1994).
MUFON 1995 International UFO Symposium