David M. Jacobs, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of History at Temple University (Retired), specializing in 20th century American history and culture. He was granted his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1973, in the field of intellectual history. He also teaches a regular curriculum university course on UFOs: "UFOs and American Society", a course that has been running for over 25 year.
Dr Jacobs began researching UFOs in the mid-1960s, his first book 'The UFO Controversy in America' (1975), was essentially a revised version of his doctoral dissertation and is widely regarded as essential reading. In 1982 he met the late UFO abduction researcher and pioneer Budd Hopkins and following several years of tutelage carried out his first hypnotic regression in 1986.His second book; 'Secret Life: First hand accounts of UFO abductions' (1992) included testimony from 60 individuals and over 300 abduction events. This was followed by 'The Threat: Revealing the Secret Alien Agenda' in 1998.
In September 2015, Dr Jacobs published a new book; 'Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity'.
Dr. Jacobs is one of the main and longest serving researchers in the field of Alien Abduction. He created the abduction scenario matrix.
He is a founding member and president of the International Center for abduction research (ICAR).
He has been a UFO researcher for 40 years. He has conducted over 1,000 hypnosis sessions with abductees.
His books include The UFO Controversy in America (1975), Secret Life: Firsthand Accounts of UFO Abductions (1992), The Threat (1998), and Walking Among Us: The Alien Plan to Control Humanity (2015).
He also was the editor of UFOs and Abductions: Challenging the Borders of Knowledge, (2000).