Donald Schmitt is the former co-director of the
J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies
(CUFOS), where he served as the director of
special investigations for 10 years. Before
that, he worked as a special investigator for
the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and as the art
director for the International UFO Reporter.
He is a graduate of Concordia University and
the author of dozens of articles about UFOs,
as well as the co-author of three books, UFO
Crash at Roswell, The Truth About the UFO
Crash at Roswell and Witness to Roswell.
An internationally known investigator in his
field, Schmitt is a university-circuit lecturer
who has spoken hundreds of times around the globe and has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Paul
Harvey, Jim Bohannon and Morton Downey Jr. on such networks and programs as CBS’s 48 Hours,
Disney Channel, SCI FI Channel, BBC, Learning Channel, Travel Channel, CNN, Today, ABC News,
CBS Morning News and Sonja Live; and by print services and publications as AP, UPI, Time, Wall Street
Journal, Popular Science and Omni Magazine.
The basis of his research and consultation has been the theme of many documentaries, including UFO
Secret: The Roswell Crash; The Roswell Incident; Roswell: The Real Story; Roswell: Cover-ups and
Close Encounters; and UFOs: 50 Years of Denial.
Schmitt wrote and narrated the audio CD UFO Crash at Roswell (Caroline Records,1997). He also
produced and co-starred with actor John de Lancie in the live theatrical radio drama Roswell, the
Unheard Broadcast (Prosaic Pictures 2000).
Schmitt’s greatest achievement to date was the Golden Globe-nominated telefilm Roswell, which was
based on his first book. In addition to serving as a consultant on the movie, Schmitt made a cameo
appearance in the film. Currently, he is a contributing writer for UFO Magazine and is an advisor to the
board of directors of the International UFO Museum & Research Center at Roswell, New Mexico.
UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon, 1991)
The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell (Morrow, William & Co., 1994)
Witness to Roswell (New Page Books, 2007)
Roswell Investigator: www.roswellinvestigator.com