Hynek, Joseph Allen

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Hynek, Joseph Allen Gender: M
born on 1 May 1910 at 20:40 (= 8:40 PM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°49' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 05°20 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 03°32'

Joseph Allen Hynek


American astronomer, professor, and ufologist. He is perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. Hynek acted as scientific advisor to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force under three consecutive projects: Project Sign (1947–1949), Project Grudge (1949–1952), and Project Blue Book (1952–1969).

In later years he conducted his own independent UFO research, developing the "Close Encounter" classification system. He is widely considered the father of the concept of scientific analysis both of reports and especially of trace evidence purportedly left by UFOs.

He died 27 April 1986.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes Lepoivre- source is unknown.


  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy