John Carpenter is one of the earliest people to investigate abductions seriously. He was, together with John Mack, David Pritchard, David Jacobs, Ron Westrum and Budd Hopkins, one of the people behind the Roper Polls of 1991, and one of the speakers at the 1992 MIT Conference. He is a psychiatric therapist from Springfield, Missouri. John Carpenter also is board editor of the Journal for Abduction-Encounter Research (JAR Magazine).
From the Journal for Abduction-Encounter Research (Oct. 2015): John Carpenter obtained 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. He has had advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis in order to practice as a psychiatric therapist and hypnotherapist in Branson, Missouri. For 36 years he has counseled people in Southwest Missouri for every kind of emotional problem imaginable. His life-long curiosity in UFOs led to his volunteering his services for over 120 cases of possible UFO abduction.
Using clever interviewing and thorough hypnotic investigation, he has collected amazing patterns of data which clearly depict a consistent and coherent scenario of extraterrestrial contact. He presented six papers at the prestigious MIT Abduction Study Conference in Boston in 1992. His published papers have brought him international recognition and speaking invitations on five continents. He has presented at conferences from Australia to England, on national and international radio, television, and film documentaries. He has created and produced eleven research DVDs since 1996.
Mr. Carpenter served as MUFONs Director of Abduction Research from 1991-2000.
For the past 5 years he has been deeply involved in researching religious paranormal phenomena.