Peter Robbins is an investigative writer specializing in the subject of UFOs. He has more that thirty-five years’ experience as a writer, researcher, investigator, lecturer and author. A regular fixture on radio shows in the US and in the UK, he has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous TV programs and documentaries. Robbins has spoken on UFOs, Dr. Wilhelm Reich, and related subjects at local, regional, national and international conferences as well as for schools, universities, libraries and organizations. He is co-author (along with Larry Warren) of the British best-seller Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation. He is the author of Deliberate Deception: A Case of Disinformation in the UFO Research Community, and Halt In Woodbridge: An Air Force Colonel’s Thirty-Year Fight To Silence An Authentic UFO Whistle-Blower.
Peter was born in New York City and studied art, design and theater at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He received a BFA in painting and film history from New York City’s School of Visual Arts where he taught painting for more than a dozen years. He was a member of the art faculties of St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights NY and the Oklahoma Council on the Arts ‘Arts Encounters’ Program. Robbins secured his seamen’s papers after graduating from art school to work as a deckhand aboard a Norwegian freighter, then began his professional life as a painter. He was studio assistant to Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gotlieb, studio assistant to American primitive painter William Cply (correct spelling), and general assistant to pioneer kinetic light sculptor Stanley Landsman. He has also worked as a carpenter, construction worker, art gallery assistant, copywriter, editor, consultant, website director, crisis intervention volunteer, NYC tour guide and house manager for New York City’s Mirror Repertory Company and other NYC-based theater groups. Peter Robbins is an inveterate traveler and accomplished photographer and lives just outside of Ithaca, New York.
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Peter Robbins is an investigative writer, author and lecturer best known for his UFO related papers, columns, articles, editorials, commentaries, lectures and media appearances. He is a regular fixture on radio and has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous television shows and documentaries.
Robbins’ lecture topics include but are not limited to:
· The United Kingdom’s Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident: Anatomy of a Best Case
· Peter Robbins and Larry Warren: The Rendlesham Forest incident and Left At East Gate
· Deception and Disinformation in Britain’s Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident
· Halt In Woodbridge: A USAF Colonel’s 30-Year Fight To Silence An Authentic UFO Whistle-Blower
· Media, Ridicule and UFOs
· Little Green Men and the New York Times: The Origins of the UFO Ridicule Factor
· Politics, History and Human Nature: Challenges on the Path to Disclosure
· Comets, Cults and Fundamentalist Thinking in UFO Studies
· UFOs, Organized Religion, and Fundamentalist Thinking
· The Strange Death of James Vincent Forrestal, First Secretary of Defense and Early casualty of UFO Secrecy
· Critical Thinking, Deductive reasoning and Ufology
· UFOs and Alien Imagery in Advertising
· Stress and UFO Studies: Causes, Cases and Management
· The Life, Work and Scientific Discoveries of Dr. Wilhelm Reich
· Wilhelm Reich and UFOs
· The UFO Abduction Phenomenon
· Controversial Deaths of Key Investigative Writers
· Talking to Americans About UFOs: An Afternoon with Investigative Writer Peter Robbins
· Excerpts and Outtakes from Thirty Plus Years in Ufology
· The Graphics and the Classics: An Illustrated History of the Golden Age of UFO Literature
· The World of Science Fiction Films and How They are Informed (or uninformed) by the Facts About UFOs
· Image, Imagination and Marketing: How publishers and illustrators have depicted the UFO phenomena in books and publications since 1948 to the present
· An Informal Workshop on Case Investigation
· An informal Dialogue Between Peter Robbins and Richard M. Dolan
· Exposing a Disinformation Operation in Contemporary UFO Studies, Its Investigation and Analysis
· Peter is one of the few individuals in his field who has given UFO talks and workshops for children and young adults in England
Speaking venues include the National Press Club in Washington D.C.; Manhattan’s Julliard School and School of Visual Arts, Cambridge Hospital in Boston at the invitation of Dr. John Mack, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Harvard professor of psychiatry, and co-founder of the hospital’s Psychiatric Wing; Cornell University; the University of Arkansas; Niagara County Community College, Buffalo NY; Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI; Fund For UFO Research, MD; New York Open Center; FIONS (Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences) Conference, NYC; Main Branch, Philadelphia Central Library; Roswell NM Public Library, the Swan Public Library in Albion NY and others. In the United Kingdom: The Royal College of Science and Technology, London; University of Cardiff, Wales; University of Hallam, Sheffield; University of Leeds, Yorkshire; Summerhill School, Suffolk East Anglia; Rendlesham UFO Incident 30th Anniversary Conference, Woodbridge Suffolk; Quest International Conferences, Leeds; East Midlands UFO Research Conference, Nottingham; Conference of The Centre For Fortean Zoology, Devon; Beyond Knowledge Conference, Liverpool; BUFORA (British UFO Research Association) Conferences, UFO Truth Magazine Conference, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, and a fifteen-city book tour of the UK.
Other sponsors and conferences include X-Conferences, Washington and Virginia; UFO Reykjavik Summit, Lawrence KS; International UFO Congresses, Phoenix AZ and Laughlin NV; Annual MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) International Symposiums and for many MUFON state affiliates. Experiencers Speak Conferences, Portland Maine; National Conference of The UFO Organization of Japan, Tokyo; Exeter New Hampshire UFO Conferences; Intruders Foundation NYC conferences and seminars, Bay Area UFO Expo; Omega Conferences, North Haven CT; McMinnville OR UFO Conferences; Crash/Retrieval UFO Conferences Las Vegas, NV; New England UFO Conference , Leominster MA; World UFO Congress, Trenton, NJ; Gulf Coast FL UFO Conference; Biloxi MS UFO Conference, Metaphysical Center of New Jersey, Fortean Research Center, Lincoln, NE and the Scientific Bureau of Investigation UFO Symposium, Albany, NY. In 2013 he gave talks in Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse France, and at the International Conference on the Scientific Discoveries of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, Rome. The Exobiology International Meeting, Segrate (near Milan) Italy; first annual 2014 Skyfire UFO Summit, Heber AZ, and the 6th World UFO Forum in Brazil in November 2014.
Peter Robbins’ professional credits include editorial assistant on United Nations’ Secretary General's (requested) report “for the establishment of a UN-UFO Department,” and editorial assistant for Member of Parliament, the Honourable Brinsley Le Pour Trench, Earl of Clancarty’s (requested) paper for The House of Lords 1980 Debate on UFOs. Peter was a founding member of Budd Hopkins’ Intruders Foundation, a member of its Advisory Board, and Executive Assistant to Mr. Hopkins. He was Event Coordinator for the SCI FI Channel’s ‘Alien Abduction Phenomenon: A Symposium, organized to promote the release of the Steven Spielberg miniseries ‘Taken,’ and writer, planner and commentator for the "Ultimate UFO" and “Ultimate Crop Circle” DVD sets. Peter has written for Open Minds magazine, FATE, Phenomena (UK) UFO Data Magazine (UK), UFO Matrix (UK), UFO Magazine (both the UK & US publications), OUR-J Journal of UFO Studies (Japan), and numerous other publications and websites. He was the American columnist for UFO Truth Magazine and has been a consultant to the McMinnville UFO Festival, Experiencers Speak Conference, New England UFO Conference, Exeter New Hampshire UFO Conference and Skyfire UFO Summit. From 2007 until 2010 Robbins served as consultant to the City of Roswell NM and was coordinator of the city’s annual UFO symposium. In 2012 he was made a member of the French Académie d'Ufologie, and in 2013 invited to give testimony at the Citizen’s Hearings on Disclosure held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Peter was Associate Producer of the new feature length documentary “Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton.” He is also Associate Producer of the independent film “Apollo Minus Project.”
He has appeared on the History Channel’s “Britain’s Roswell;” "Unsolved Mysteries;" "Good Day New York;" “The O’Reilly Factor,” FOX-NY; “The Real Roswell,” National Geographic Channel; The SCI FI Channel documentary “UFO Invasion At Rendlesham;” “The Early Show,” CBS; “Cultural Odyssey:” Voice of America TV Chinese Branch; “The Geraldo Show,” NYC; "L'Odyssee De L'Etrange" (France); “The Nina Hagen Show” (Germany); "Network First: UFO" (UK); Lifetime Network and “Conspiracy”(Film One Production) Canada; "EXOCILIZATIONS," La Locale Television, Paris; as well as numerous BBC TV affiliates around the United Kingdom.
Radio appearances have included “Coast To Coast” with hosts George Noory and George Knapp; "The Art Bell Show;” “21st Century Radio” (Baltimore); “The Richard Dolan Show,” Rochester, NY; “The Paracast;” “Wake Up U.S.A.” and “UFO Undercover” (New Orleans); "Sightings On the Radio with Jeff Rense” (LA); “Where Did the Road Go?," (WVBR Ithaca, NY), “The James Whale Show” (London); “The Alan Colmes Show” (NYC); “The Paracast;” “Through the Keyhole” (Rochester, NY); WBAI-NY's "UFO Desk;" ”The Kate Valentine UFO Show,” NYC; “The Jerry Pippin Show;” “Cold Cases, Hot Leads,” “The Vixen’s Vault”, “Beyond the Paranormal,” BBC World Service "UFO's - Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?" (Iran), and numerous BBC Radio affiliates. He has cohosted programs including the “Encounters” radio show on KGRA.