Richard M. Dolan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Richard M. Dolan
Born July 1, 1962
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 2000–present
Genre Non-fiction
Literary movement Ufology
Notable works UFOs and the National Security State (two volumes)

Richard Michael Dolan (/ˈdlən/; born July 1, 1962) is an American historian who specializes in the UFO phenomenon, United States national security and the Cold War.


Dolan was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Brentwood, New York on Long Island.[1] He graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and history in 1984 and subsequently earned a Master of Arts in history from the University of Rochester in 1995.[2][3] A Rhodes Scholarship finalist,[citation needed] Dolan also received a certificate in political ideologies from Exeter College, Oxford.[citation needed] He lives in Rochester, New York.[4]

Written works[edit]

  • 2000. UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973. ISBN 978-0967799506.
  • 2009. UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991. ISBN 978-0967799513.
  • 2010. A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact. ISBN 978-0967799537.
  • 2014. UFOs for the 21st Century Mind: A Fresh Guide to an Ancient Mystery. ISBN 978-1495291609.[5]

Dolan's first book, UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973, was published in 2000 by Keyhole Publishing Company and republished by Hampton Roads Publishing Company in 2002.

The preface is written by the noted scientist and author Jacques Vallée, Ph.D. Vallee's preface begins: "The important book you are about to read is the first comprehensive study of the U.S. government's response to the intrusion of UFO phenomena in American skies over the last fifty years."

A follow-up book, titled UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 was published in August, 2009.[6][dead link] In November 2010, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact, was published by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel.[7][dead link]



The 2006 Sci-Fi Channel television show Sci Fi Investigates included Dolan as part of a team that looked into various paranormal and unusual events, including the alleged crash of a UFO in Roswell, New Mexico.[citation needed] Dolan has also appeared in other paranormal documentaries, including Sci-Fi Channel's UFO Invasion at Rendlesham.

Internet radio[edit]

In March 2012, KGRA-db, then known as The Global Radio Alliance, announced that Dolan was to host his own Internet-based radio show called Truth Out Radio.[8] In January 2013 the show was renamed simply "The Richard Dolan Show".[9]


At the 2017 International UFO Congress at Scottsdale, Arizona, Dolan was featured as a speaker.[10] Dolan also spoke at the 2018 Ozark Mountain UFO Conference.[11]

Educator credits[edit]

Richard Dolan teaches the Introduction to Ufology class at the International Metaphysical University as part of its ufology program.[12]


  1. ^ UFO interview between Richard Dolan and Linda Howe Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  2. ^
  3. ^ Dolan, Richard M. (2002). UFO's and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973. Charlottesville, Virginia: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc. p. 478. ISBN 1-57174-317-0. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Richard Dolan Press Books". Retrieved July 11, 2018. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact". Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Global Radio Alliance". Retrieved March 25, 2012. [dead link]
  9. ^
  10. ^ Haller, Sonja (February 9, 2017). "UFO Congress: 'Phoenix Lights' after 20 years, 'Fire in the Sky' and more finds for the serious and curious". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved July 11, 2018. 
  11. ^ Frye, Chris (April 12, 2018). "KNWA Today: Oldest UFO Conference In U.S. Happening In Eureka Springs". KNWA-TV. Retrieved August 28, 2018. 
  12. ^ "International Metaphysical University". Retrieved November 14, 2012. 

External links[edit]