Alternate Perceptions Magazine, September 2023
An interview with investigative journalists Christopher O’Brien and Peter Jordan on high strange phenomena in Colorado’s San Luis Valley and elsewhere – Part Two
Christopher O’Brien — BIO
From 1992 to 2002 investigative journalist Christopher O'Brien covered hundreds of unexplained events reported in the San Luis Valley, CO/NM. Working with law enforcement, ex-military members, ranchers and an extensive network of skywatchers, he documented some of the most intense waves of unexplained activity seen in a single region of North America. His 10+ year investigation of UFOs, mutilations, Indian legends, cryptocreatures, secret military activity and the folklore are found in the three books of his “mysterious valley” trilogy and he has produced one of the largest databases of Forteana gathered from a single geographic region.
His latest book, Stalking the Herd (2015) is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of “cattle mutilations.” It’s being called the “bible” examining this complicated mystery.
O’Brien has appeared on over 70 TV show segments and documentaries and hundreds radio programs around the world including, Tucker Carlson Today &, Tucker Carlson Originals, Ancient Aliens, Coast2Coast, Expedition X, Strange Evidence, Inside Edition, Extra, Sightings, Mysteries of the National Parks, Unexplained Files, Weird or What, Best Available Evidence, Encounters, etc., and his investigations have been featured on the History, Learning, Travel, Nat Geo & Discovery Channels, the BBC, Nippon TV, AP, UPI, etc. His investigations and research were funded by Laurance Rockefeller (1997-98).
Since 1993 Chris has worked w/ dozens of production companies to produce show segments covering his investigations and research. In 1996 he directed two segments for the TV show Strange Universe and his co-produced film w/ Ron James, It Could Happen Tomorrow, won two 2012 EBEs for Best Feature and the ‘Peoples Choice Award. His latest James’ co-production, Accidental Truth (2023) has already won seven film festival awards. He also co-produced/creative consulted for James Fox’s recent award winning films The Phenomenon (2021) and Moment of Contact (2023).
Peter Jordan – BIO
PETER A. JORDAN
M.A., Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York
B.A., Philosophy, Drew University, New Jersey
Certification, Hypnosis, Ericksonian Society for Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy,
Member, American Society for Psychical Research (A.S.P.R)
Member, Association for Past-Life Research and Therapies
Member of the Faculty, New School for Social Research (1981-83)
1976-Present: Field Investigator, Psychical Research Foundation, Durham, North Carolina.
Investigated numerous cases of alleged hauntings and poltergeistry under guidance of noted parapsychologist Dr. William Roll. (to date, I have conducted more than a hundred such investigations).
1978-1980: Research Parapsychologist and Co-Founder, Association for the Study of Unexplained Phenomena (A.S.U.P), New York.
Coordinated and directed psychics, photographic experts and physical scientists in on-site investigations of claims ranging from Bigfoot sightings and UFO abductions to hauntings and spirit communication. Group's work lead to the debunking of the infamous Long Island "Amityville Horror."
1978-present: Research Director, Parapsychology Division, Vestigia, Stanhope, New Jersey.
In collaboration with computer, electronic, geophysical and psychiatric specialists, organized multi-disciplinary investigations of reported hauntings and poltergeistry as part of a scientific, non-profit research group. Also helped form an international network of scientists devoted to a "rational exploration" of anomolistic phenomena. Group's work was featured on ABC's "20/20". (website: www.vestigia.org) 1983-Present: Research Specialist in Psychology, State-Section Director, Mutual UFO Network (Mufon) Seguin, Texas.
To date, I have conducted more than sixty investigations of alleged UFO sightings and abductions here in the United States and Europe.
PUBLICATIONS, MEDIA 1976-Present: have written articles for Science Digest, Omni, Parapsychology Review, Medical News, Fortean Times, Flying Saucer Review, Fate, UFO Magazine, and many other publications and journals. TV appearances have included Unsolved Mysteries, CBS, ABC and Fox News.
TEACHING/LECTURING: From 1981 to 1983 taught a three-credit college course on parapsychology at the New School for Social Research; offer courses at adult schools on psychology and its relation to the paranormal. Since 1993 I have presented a variety of multimedia lectures on the paranormal at more than three-hundred colleges and universities throughout the country.