Bryant, Larry

Larry W. Bryant was a UFO researcher, author, and activist who worked for the Department of the Army for 36 years. He was born in February 1938 and died in October 2020. He wrote several articles and books on UFOs and extraterrestrial life, and he filed numerous lawsuits against the government for withholding information on UFO sightings and encounters. He was also involved in UFO organizations such as MUFON and CAUS, where he served as a board member and a director.

Bryant was interested in UFOs since he was a teenager, when he witnessed a strange aerial phenomenon in his hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia. He later joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), one of the first civilian groups to investigate UFOs. He also became a correspondent for Fate magazine, where he reported on UFO cases and interviewed witnesses.

In 1958, Bryant began his career as a civilian writer and editor for the Army, where he worked on various publications and manuals. He continued to pursue his UFO research in his spare time, using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request documents from various government agencies. He also filed lawsuits against the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, and other agencies for failing to disclose or release UFO-related records. He claimed that the government was engaged in a cover-up of the truth about UFOs and their implications for national security and human rights.

Bryant was also active in several UFO organizations, such as the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and the Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS). He served as a board member of MUFON from 1976 to 1980, and as a director of CAUS from 1980 to 1984. He also was a member of Operation Right to Know (ORTK), which organized public demonstrations and protests to demand more transparency and accountability from the government on UFO issues.

Bryant wrote several books on UFOs, such as UFO Politics at the White House: Citizens Rally Round Jimmy Carter's Promise (1977), The Cover-Up Exposed: Ufo Contacts And The Energy Conspiracy (1985), and Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind: Alien Abduction And Ufos - Witnesses And Scientists Report (1991). He also contributed articles to various UFO magazines and journals, such as Flying Saucer Review, International UFO Reporter, MUFON Journal, and Saucer Smear.

Bryant was a pioneer and a leader in the field of ufology, who dedicated his life to seeking the truth and exposing the lies about UFOs. He was respected by his peers and admired by his followers for his courage and persistence. He left behind a legacy of research and activism that continues to inspire ufologists today.