Founder and staff writer for Spirit Magazine. He has
been an active paranormal researcher for the past twenty five years, investigating
everything from cattle mutilations to underground alien bases. His special
area of research is "Paranormal Phenomena & the Gaian Mind: Considering
David Perkins is a 1968 graduate of Yale University majoring
in American Studies and Political Science. As a writer/journalist, he has
investigated UFOs, cattle mutilations and paranormal phenomena since 1975.
He has a published book Altered Steaks (Am Here Books) and is finishing
Mute Testimony (co-authored with Tom Adams, which is a book examining the
history of the cattle mutilation phenomenon. David's article on cattle
mutilations, "Darkening Skies," was included in UFO 1947-1997 (John Brown
Publishing), an anthology of the world's leading authorities on UFOs.
Perkins, one of ufology´s foremost thinkers, has
written articles that have appeared in Boulder, Taos and High Times magazines,
as well as numerous newspapers and research journals. He is the founder
of Western Spirit magazine and currently serves as staff writer for
that publication. He also wrote the forewords to Christopher O'Brien's
books The Mysterious Valley and Enter The Valley. David has been featured
on the Art Bell Radio Show and appeared in numerous television and movie
documentaries including, A Strange Harvest, Sightings, High Strange New
Mexico, The Mutilation Files, Fox Family Channel´s Exploring the
Unknown and The Billion Dollar Secret. His Weirdness Update is a regular
feature in Western Spirit.
David's lecture is entitled: "Understanding UFOs and Other
Paranormal Phenomena: The (Almost) Final Answer".
eclectic presentation employs a dazzling array of slide images to
augment a bold and innovative synthesis of current theories on the
origins of unexplained phenomena. In his quest to arrive at a "unified
field theory of paranormal phenomena," David draws from a broad spectrum
of sources including: popular culture, science fiction, quantum physics,
cosmology, psychology, consciousness studies, space exploration, anthropology,
cryptozoology, evolutionary biology, religion and mythology.
David's lecture is guaranteed to be intellectually challenging
to anyone with a healthy sense of curiosity about the great mysteries of
our times. Both unsettling and uplifting, David's often controversial insights
offer new dimensions to ponder for both skeptics and believers.