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|Died||March 14, 2014(aged 79–80)|
|Occupation||Podiatric surgeon, ufologist|
|Known for||Investigating of alien implants|
Roger K. Leir (1934 – March 14, 2014) was an American podiatric surgeon and ufologist best known as an investigator of alien implants. Leir appeared frequently on television and talk radio programs devoted to ufology.
Leir said he had removed about a dozen implants from people's bodies and claimed they were devices that "emit radio signals." Leir alleged that implants had moved by themselves during surgery as if to avoid removal. Leir said that laboratory testing of the implants implied they were of extraterrestrial origin.
Skeptical investigator Joe Nickell said that the alleged implants appeared to be ordinary objects such as shards of glass or fragments of metal that become lodged in arms, hands, legs and feet due to accidental falls or barefoot walking. Nickell said that Leir's associate, Derrel Sims, supposedly refused to cooperate when asked to provide a forensic medical institute with specimens or photos for analysis.
Leir died on March 14, 2014.
- "Roger Leir". imdb.com. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- "Dr. Roger Leir". Coast to Coast AM. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Joe Nickell (24 October 2001). Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 124–. ISBN 978-0-8131-3727-8. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- R. Stephen White (1 June 1998). Why science?. Nova Science. ISBN 978-1-56072-748-4. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- "R.I.P. Dr. Roger Leir". Coast to Coast AM. 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- www.alienscalpel.com — Biographic information on Dr. Roger Leir. By all appearances, the site seems to be shut down. Date unknown.
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