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John S. Carpenter

John Carpenter received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, and a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, as well as Advanced Training in Clinical Hypnosis in order to practice his profession as a psychiatric therapist and hypnotherapist in Branson, Missouri.

He was trained in Clinical Hypnosis at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas in 1980. In 1983, he joined the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He has been a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. For the last 33 years, he has provided individual therapy, group therapy, marriage counseling, and family therapy for a wide variety of hospitalized psychiatric patients in the Springfield, Missouri region.

Parallel to his professional growth is his long-standing interest in UFOs - ever since he could first read as a little boy. He became the State Section Director in the Mutual UFO Network for counties in southwest Missouri in 1988 and began receiving referrals for investigative research and hypnotherapy with alleged abductees from other researchers such as Budd Hopkins, Stanton Friedman, Walt Andrus, Linda Howe, and Ted Phillips. He was involved in the professional conferences - TREAT 1 in 1989, and 1991's National Conference on Anomalous Experiences in Philadelphia. He has been a speaker for the 1989 Close Encounters Forum in Aspen, Colorado, the 1990 SHOW-ME Conference in Missouri, the 1991 Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, and the 1991 International MUFON Symposium in Chicago.

His life-long curiosity in UFOs led to his volunteering his services to over 120 cases of possible UFO abduction. He has presented his research findings on such programs as Sightings, Encounters, Montel Williams, Strange Universe, as well as being interviewed by OMNI Magazine, USA Today, Time, Women's World and many others.

He presented six professional papers at the prestigious M.I.T. conference in 1991. He served as MUFON’s Director of Abduction Research from 1991 to 2000. He has produced eight research DVDs loaded with data and interesting interviews.

He and several of his cases were featured in Linda Howe's 1990 documentary sequel to her Emmy Award-winning A STRANGE HARVEST. More recently, John has received international recognition for his investigative hypnosis with Gerald Anderson [whose testimony was later discounted], a new saucer crash witness from 1947, referred by Stanton Friedman. His research into the abduction mystery has taken him to work with people from many states.



MUFON 1991 International UFO Symposium Proceedings
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