EP 73 ─ Peter Robbins – Anomalous UFO Investigative Writer, Author, and Lecturer
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Peter Robbins is an investigative writer, author and lecturer whose writing and research are focused on the subject of truly anomalous UFOs and their implications for humanity. He has appeared as a guest on and consultant to numerous radio shows, television programs and documentaries. HE IS also host of the live weekly two-hour radio talk show, Meanwhile, Here On Earth” on KGRA Digital Broadcasting.
Lecture topics include but are not limited to:
• Media, Ridicule and UFOs: The Origins of UFO Ridicule
• Politics, History and Human Nature: Roadblocks on the Path to Disclosure
• Comets, Cults and Fundamentalist Thinking: A UFO Related Cautionary Tale
• Little Green Men and the New York Times: How America’s Greatest Newspaper Helped Perpetrate Our Government’s Greatest Deception
• The Remarkable Life and Suspicious Death of America’s first Secretary of Defense, Early Casualty of the UFO Cover-up
• Critical Thinking, Deductive Reasoning and Ufology
• UFO and Alien Imagery in Advertising: Innocent Sales Device or Calculated Social Engineering?
• The Life and Scientific Discoveries of Dr. Wilhelm Reich: An Introductory Talk
• Wilhelm Reich and UFOs
• The UFO Abduction Phenomenon
• Budd Hopkins, Pioneer Abduction Researcher: An Appreciation
• Budd Hopkins, Children and UFO Abduction: A Personal Remembrance
• The 1989 Voronezh Incident: Russia’s Best Known CE3
• Controversial Deaths and UFO Investigation: Murder, Conspiracy or Happenstance?
• Talking With Americans About UFOs: An Afternoon (or Evening) with Investigative Writer Peter Robbins
• Excerpts and Outtakes: True Stories from Forty Years in Ufology, illustrated.
• The Graphics and the Classics: Illustration and the Golden Age of UFO Literature
• Workshops. Each designed to focus on the specifics of the area of study requested. Other workshops specifically for students. educators, mental health professionals, people of faith, members of the business, community, UFO investigators and researchers and whomever else.
Appearances in the UK have included a UK national book tour and talks at the Royal College of Science and Technology, London, the Universities of Hallam, Sheffield, Leeds, Yorkshire, Glasgow, and Cardiff. For the faculty and students of the Summerhill School, Suffolk East Anglia; Quest International Conferences, and East Midlands UFO Research (EMPHORA) Conference, Nottingham. ‘Conference of The Centre for Fortean Zoology,’ Devon; the ‘Beyond Knowledge Conference,’ Liverpool; BUFORA (British UFO Research Association) conferences and Woodbridge Suffolk UFO conferences.
Robbins has spoken at X-Conferences in Washington, D.C. and Virginia; at the UFO Reykjavik Summit in Lawrence, Kansas, and at International UFO Congresses in Phoenix, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada. He has emceed and spoken at Annual MUFON International UFO Symposiums and for numerous MUFON state and regional affiliates. He’s presented for Michigan MUFON’s 2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference; the Scientific Bureau of Investigation UFO Symposium in Albany, NY Experiencers Speak Conferences, Portland Maine; keynote speaker, National Conference of the UFO Organization of Japan, Tokyo; the 6th World UFO Forum in Brazil, and the Exobiology International Meeting in Segrate Italy; Travis Walton’s Skyfire UFO Summits, Heber Arizona; Exeter, New Hampshire UFO Festival and Conference; Greater New England UFO Conference, Leominster MA; Pine Bush NY UFO conferences; Budd Hopkins’ Intruders Foundation conferences and seminars in New York City. He has spoken at the Omega UFO Conferences, North Haven CT; McMinnville Oregon UFO Festival/conferences; Crash/Retrieval UFO Conferences, Las Vegas NV; Gulf Coast UFO Conference, Gulf Breeze Florida; Biloxi UFO Conference, Biloxi Mississippi; Metaphysical Center of New Jersey; and the Fortean Research Center, Lincoln, Nebraska. Peter was made a member of the French Académie d'Ufologie in 2012 and has given talks in Paris, Nice, Bordeaux and Toulouse France.
***Robbins’ longtime interest in the life and scientific discoveries of Dr. Wilhelm Reich led to the publication of a series of published papers and conference talks in the US, England, at the International Conference on the Scientific Discoveries of Wilhelm Reich, Nice, France; the American College of Orgonomy’s conferences in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey, and at the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon. In 2012 Robbins presented two papers at the Academy of Orgonomy conference in Karavomilos, Central Greece, and in 2013 at the Italian Association of Orgonomy’s annual conference in Rome. In 2016 and 2017 he returned to Greece to speak at the “Contact With Space Conference” in Athens.
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 Debate on UFOs. Robbins was a founding member of Budd Hopkins’ Intruders Foundation, a member of its Advisory Board, and was 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. *** He has written for Open Minds magazine, FATE, Phenomena (UK) Outer Limits Magazine, (UK), UFO Data Magazine (UK), UFO Matrix (UK), UFO Magazine (both the UK & US publications), OUR-J Journal of UFO Studies (Japan), Phenomena Magazine (UK), and numerous other publications and websites. He has been a consultant to the McMinnville, Oregon UFO Festival and Conference and Experiencers Speak Conference in Portland, Maine.
***From 2007 until 2010 Robbins served as consultant to the City of Roswell New Mexico and was their, liaison to Gov. Richardson’s office on UFO-related matters. *** He was coordinator of Roswell’s annual UFO Symposium, and ***testified before the Senate/Congressional (retired??) committee at the Disclosure Hearings held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. in 2013. He is proud to be an Associate Producer of the award-winning documentary “Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton,” and writer, director and producer of the documentary, “The Extraordinary Life and Suspicious Death of James Forrestal.”
TV appearances include “Ancient Aliens,” the History Channel’s “Britain’s Roswell;” “Unsolved Mysteries;” “Good Day New York;” “The O’Reilly Factor,” FOX-NY; “The Real Roswell,” Nat Geo 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.
Radio interviews include “Coast To Coast” with hosts George Noory and George Knapp; “The Art Bell Show;” “21st Century Radio” (Baltimore); “Midnight In the Desert,” “The Richard Dolan Show;” “Wake Up U.S.A;” “UFO Undercover” (New Orleans); “Sightings On the Radio with Jeff Rense” (LA); “The James Whale Show” (London); “The Alan Colmes Show” (NYC); “The Paracast;” ““Where Did the Road Go?,” WBAI-NY's “UFO Desk;” NYC; “The Jerry Pippin Show;” “Cold Cases, Hot Leads;” “Encounters” on KGRA; “Beyond the Paranormal;” BBC World Service “UFO's - Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?” (Iran), and numerous podcasts and BBC Radio affiliates.
Peter Robbins was born in Queens, New York and studied art, design, and theater at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He received his BFA (painting, film history) from New York City’s School of Visual Arts (SVA) and taught painting there for a dozen years. He was also a member of the art faculties of St. Anns School in Brooklyn Heights, and the Oklahoma Council on the Arts summer program, Arts Encounters. Following his graduation from SVA, he worked as a deckhand aboard a Norwegian freighter, then traveled the world for a year. Peter was studio assistant to Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gotlieb, studio assistant to American naïve painter William Cply, and assistant to pioneer kinetic light sculptor Stanley Landsman. Robbins has worked as a carpenter, art gallery assistant, band manager, copywriter, ghostwriter, editor, website director (ufocity.com, 1998-2004), and throughout most of the Eighties was House Manager for New York City’s celebrated Mirror Repertory Company. And was a crisis intervention volunteer and shift supervisor for Samaritans International New York City office. He is an experienced New York City walking touring guide and an accomplished photographer.