Jason Colavito

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Jason Colavito
Occupation Author
Education Bachelor of Arts
Alma mater Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Notable works The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestrial Pop Culture

Jason Colavito is an American author. Colavito wrote The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture (2005) and is a contributor to Skeptic magazine.[1][2][3][4][5]


Colavito attended Auburn High School, in Auburn, New York and graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York where he received a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and journalism in 2003.[2][6] In the spring of 2002, Colavito and two of his classmates from a television journalism class at Ithaca College interviewed ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos in the living room of Tsoukalos's Ithaca home. Colavito has stated that this interview took place several weeks before his 21st birthday.[7]

Colavito's work has largely focused on debunking "alternative archaeology"[1] via his web-based magazine Lost Civilizations Uncovered, his newsletter The Skeptical Xenoarchaeologist, as well as books, articles and documentary work. His investigative research has been cited in The Atlantic[citation needed] and The Huffington Post[citation needed], and featured on the History Channel.[2][not in citation given]

In 2005, Colavito authored The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture, published by Prometheus Books. In the book, Colavito explores the influences of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos on the popular works of Erich von Däniken (Chariots of the Gods?) and Graham Hancock, as well as its overall influence on "extraterrestrial pop culture".[8]



  1. ^ a b Beth Beer, Cuddy (November 21, 2005). "New Book Sends The Saucers Spinning; Author Rebuts Claims Extraterrestrials Created Civilizations On Earth". Syracuse, NY. The Post-Standard. 
  2. ^ a b c Colavito, Jason. "Jason Colavito Biography". Jason Colavito. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cult of Alien Gods". California Bookwatch. April 1, 2006. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Callahan, Tim (June 22, 2005). "Dawn of the Aquarian age". Skeptic. 
  5. ^ Cowie, Jonathan. "The Cult of Alien Gods: H. P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture". Non-Fiction Reviews. Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation. Retrieved March 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Achievers". Syracuse, NY. Post-Standard. August 7, 2003. 
  7. ^ Colavito, Jason (19 August 2011). "My Alien Afternoon with Giorgio Tsoukalos". JasonColavito.com. Jason Colavito. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Joshi, S. T. (2006). Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares. Greenwood. p. 126. ISBN 978-0313337802. 

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