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Richard Dolan is a leading researcher, historian, and writer on the subject of UFOs.

He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, both ground-breaking works which together provide the most factually complete and accessible narrative of the UFO subject available anywhere.


He also co-authored a speculative book about the future, A.D. After Disclosure, the first-ever analysis not only of how UFO secrecy might end, but of the all-important question: what happens next? Richard is also the author of UFOs for the 21st Century Mind, a fresh treatment of the entire subject. In it, he discusses the important sightings, the encounters, the politics, the cover-up, ancient aliens, the bizarre science, disclosure, and offers advice on being both critical and open-minded in today’s world. Most recently, Richard authored The Alien Agendas: A Speculative Analysis, which studies the history of UFO sightings and alien encounters to develop a hypothesis of what's really going on. 


In addition to his UFO work, Richard wrote and hosted a series on the phenomenon of false flags for Gaia Television. This ten-episode series is groundbreaking as the first historical perspective of false flags through the ages, events in which governments or other agencies committed horrible and traumatic acts which were then blamed on other parties in order to justify and pursue certain objectives. Richard is currently researching and writing the first-ever history of false flags, with a strong focus on the 20th and 21t centuries.

Since 2012, Richard has hosted The Richard Dolan Show on KGRA radio and now on his YouTube channel, and currently offers audio podcasts for members of He has been featured on numerous television series and documentaries, including Ancient Aliens, Hangar One: The UFO Files, Close Encounters, and many others. He is also a frequent guest on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory.

Prior to his interest in UFOs, Richard completed his graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, European history, and international diplomacy. Before that, he studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, was a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship.

But for the past two decades, Richard has been a dedicated student of all things related to UFOs, steadily expanding his interests within that topic from his initial focus on government documents and the cover-up. Now his interests include it all, from the deepest aspects of the coverup, to contact and abduction, the science behind the phenomenon, how the phenomenon has affected world culture, his theory of a breakaway civilization, the possible relationship of artificial intelligence and biotechnology to the UFO phenomenon, and the implications of the end of secrecy, that is, the world After Disclosure.

Today, there is no aspect of the phenomenon Richard won’t study. He continues to look forward to exploring this topic in all its depth, a topic he believes opens our doors of perception, challenging us to see the world differently and more clearly.


Richard’s primary website is, where he publishes articles, podcasts, and video presentations every week. 

His publishing company, Richard Dolan Press, can bit visited at

A few of the programs in which Richard Dolan has appeared include:

  • Numerous full-length documentaries and film treatments.

  • Ancient Aliens, a series for the History Channel, several appearances, 2011-Present.

  • Hangar 1: The UFO Files, a series for H2 History Channel, (2013-2015)

  • Close Encounters, a series for the Science Channel (2014)

  • Frequent appearances on the History Channel’s UFO Files and the Science Channel’s Dark Matters Twisted but True!

  • William Shatner’s Weird or What? (2012).

  • With NBC's Lester Holt in 2010, for a special two-hour documentary on SyFy, Inside Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations. 

  • Glenn Beck Show live appearance, January 3, 2007.

  • Co-host of SciFi Investigates, a six-episode series on the Sci Fi Channel, 2006. 

  • Larry King Live! (pre-recorded),  2005 and 2006.

  • Sci Fi Channel’s series hosted by Bryant Gumbel: The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence (2002), UFO Invasion at Rendlesham, (2003), and The New Roswell: Kecksburg Exposed (2003).

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