Stan Romanek

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Stan Romanek
Nationality American
Occupation Author and UFO enthusiast

Stan Romanek is an author and UFO enthusiast. He appears in the media, and has spoken at the International UFO Congress, presenting his claim to have been an alien abductee.


Romanek says he is an alien abductee, had his first UFO encounter in 2000, and has had many experiences since, including discovering mysterious wounds on his body that glowed under a black light, communication with aliens over a Ghost Box, aliens following over his car or visiting his home, and telepathic communication by aliens.[1][2] In one account from 2003, he said he woke up and found himself wearing flannel ladies wear, and he suspected he had been abducted and returned in different clothing. It was later, while talking to an attendee at another conference that he suspected that the flannel gown was that of Betty Hill, another alien abductee who said she was abducted in 1961.[3]

Dwight Connely, editor of the MUFON UFO Journal, included the Stan Romanek case in his 2004 book The World's Best UFO Cases acclaiming it then as the best current case due to the presence of independent witnesses, markings and injuries on his body, a large burned circle, videos of strange phenomena, and "somewhat complicated mathematical formulas which seem to be well beyond Romanek's ability." Connelly hedges his bet then saying it should only be viewed as a potential long term best case that hopefully will be considered legitimate ten years later.[4]

Appearing on ABC Primetime in 2009, Romanek underwent hypnosis by Dr R. Leo Sprinkle, a psychologist who specialized in alien abduction cases. During hypnosis, Romanek wrote out the Drake Equation, which is a formula used to estimate the number of planets in the galaxy that might have intelligent life. It was suggested by Joe Nickell of the Skeptical Inquirer that this was done through simple memorization.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Messages: The World’s Most Documented Extraterrestrial Contact Story (2009, Llewellyn Publications)
  • The Orion Regressions (2011, Etherean)
  • Answers (2012, Etherean)

Etherean LLC was registered with the Colorado Secretary in September 2011, with Stan Romanek as agent.[6] Romanek's wife Lisa has also written about his abduction experiences, From My Side of the Bed (2012, Etherean).


In Romanek's book Messages, he claimed to have received communications from extraterrestrials. He claimed an astronomer interpreted drawings Romanek made under hypnosis of planetary alignments as indicating the date September 21, 2012, 4 years ago. Prior to that date, Romanek said he did not know what the significant event indicated by that date was to have been, but speculated it would be when the aliens would make themselves known to humanity, or maybe when the visions he had had of natural disasters would occur.[7]


Boo Video[edit]

In 2008, Romanek appeared on Larry King Live, along with Jeff Peckman, former Denver Mayoral candidate endorsing Romanek's story as part of his campaign for a Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission,[8] claiming to have recorded a video of an alien peeking in his window.[9] This video is now commonly referred to as the ‘’Boo Video’’.[10]

In May of 2008 during an interview of Romanek on Coast To Coast AM radio, host George Noory suggested that Romanek take a lie detector test over the authenticity of the Boo Video.[11] Romanek agreed to this test. When it was conducted later that year, Romanek failed on the question "Is the Boo tape a hoax?" Romanek then said he has medical conditions that prevent a lie detector test from working on him.[12]

At the 2009 Mysteries of the Universe conference in Kansas City, Romanek said he was set up by Noory to fail.[3]

A video expert consulted by Romanek claimed that the Boo Video would have cost $50,000 to fake. A Denver paranormal claims investigations group Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society / Warning Radio said they reproduced the video for about $90.[13][14]

Missing implant[edit]

In 2009 in an interview on ABC Primetime, Romanek said he had physical evidence of his abduction experiences in the way of an alien implant in his leg. When a medical test for the implant was requested, Romanek said it had disappeared.[2]

Child pornography[edit]

On Feb. 13, 2014, Romanek was arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Romanek's wife, Lisa, has said "Anyone who follows Stan is already aware of the harassment [sic], break-ins, hacking and remote access of our computers for starters that we have experienced" and "We will be taking UFOlogy into the courtroom. We know that this has EVERTING [sic] to do with our being outspoken about the ET/UFO reality."[15] His jury trial is scheduled for July 31, 2017.[16]

Admitted faking[edit]

In a 2015 video[17] interview on the Peter Maxwell Slatterly show, Romanek said he faked the strange movement of objects that occurred during a 2014 interview[18] on the same show.


  1. ^ Sofge, Erik (June 8, 2008). "New Alien Video Shines (Photoshopped) Light on UFO Hoaxers". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Chang, JuJU (Aug 18, 2009). "Man Claims Aliens Send Him Messages". ABC Primetime. ABC. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Scherstuhl, Alan "In Kansas City, celebrity UFO-filmer Stan Romanek finds an audience of believers — and one reporter", 2009-08-13
  4. ^ Dwight Connelly, The World’s Best Ufo Cases, Bookseller, Inc., 2004, pp. 219-232.
  5. ^ Nickell, Joe (May–June 2010). "The Man Who Attracts Aliens". Skeptical Inquirer. The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Etherean LLC, "Articles of Organization (PDF)" Colorado Secretary of State, 2009-09-27
  7. ^ Romanek, Stan, Messages (Llewellyn Publications), Chapter 30 New Equations and a Date for Change, 2009-05-08
  8. ^ Stollznow, Karen (October 20, 2010). "A Close Encounter with Jeff Peckman". Skeptical Inquirer. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Larry King Live: Alien on Tape" Larry King Live, 2008-06-02
  10. ^ Chang, JuJu; Dybreuil, Jm, "Video of Alien at Window" ABC PrimeTime, 2009-08-18
  11. ^ Noory, George "Weird Stories" Coast to Coast With George Noory, 2008-05-30
  12. ^ Noory, George "Stan Romanek's Lie Detector Test Results", 2008
  13. ^ Baxter,“The Stan Romanek Saga” Rocky Mountain Paranormal, 2010-08-23
  14. ^ Warning Radio, “Stan Romanek/Jeff Peckman Reenactment”, Warning Radio YouTube Channel, 2008-06-14
  15. ^ "Self-Described Alien Abductee Charged With Child Pornography". Huffington Post. 2014-02-20. 
  16. ^ "Case Tracking Summary" (PDF). Larimer County District Court. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  17. ^ Slatterly, Peter Maxwell. "Stan Romanek, Lisa Romanek and Michael Vogt 110th episode 06/07/2015". Peter Maxwell Slatterly. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  18. ^ Slatterly, Peter Maxwell. "STAN ROMANEK 21st episode 7/2/2014". Peter Maxwell Slatterly. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 

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