David Jacobs

“Adventures of an Abduction Researcher”

Wednesday, December 13th at 7:40pm

Longtime MUFON OC friend David Jacobs will be with us in December. A retired Professor of History at Temple University in Philadelphia, Jacobs has been a UFO researcher since 1966 and is the pre-eminent UFO abduction researcher in the country. Jacobs will discuss material from his book, Walking Among Us, along with a variety of intriguing experiences he’s had over the course of his career. The second half of the evening will be an extended Q&A session, so bring your questions.

Jacobs: “I have done abduction research for thirty-one years. Working with about 150 abductees I have uncovered over 1,100 abduction accounts. Analyzing the abduction phenomenon has been both a rocky road and smooth sailing.  During that time I’ve had my ups, my downs, my smiles, my frowns, but I grew accustomed to the abduction experience and I managed to help decipher its meaning. I am not a mental health professional but I have found that working with people on an intimate basis can be interesting, trying, euphoric, and even frightening. My talk will be about my process of learning about abductions and disentangling the wheat from the chaff. “

In 1973, Jacobs completed his doctoral dissertation in the field of intellectual history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the controversy over unidentified flying objects in America. This was only the second Ph.D. degree granted with a dissertation involving a UFO-related theme. From 1977 to 2011, he taught the country’s only regular curriculum university course on UFOs and abductions: “UFOs and American Society.” Since the early 1980s, he has specialized in the UFO abduction phenomenon. He has lectured widely on the subject both internationally and at colleges and universities across the United States.

Event Details

December 13, 2017 @ 7:40 PM

Costa Mesa Senior Center 695 W. 19th Street Costa Mesa 92627

Gen. Admission: $15 - MUFON OC Members & Students with school ID: $10