Don Schmitt

Interviews with Jerry Pippin

bullet CLICK HERE to hear Jerry interview Don Schmitt and his co-researcher and author, Tom Carey at the 2007 Roswell 60th Anniversary Festival. The interview features a discussion centered around their latest book, Witness to Roswell. In addition, you will find a follow-up interview conducted with Don Schmitt late in July 2007, after the Roswell Festival, in which he reveals additional information on the Roswell Crash not included in the new book.


bulletDon Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as Director of Special Investigations for ten years. Prior to that, he was a special investigator for the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek and the art director for the International UFO Reporter.

Schmitt graduated from MATC with a degree in Commercial Art and graduated cum laude from Concordia University with a degree in Liberal Arts. He is presently taking graduate courses in Criminal Justice. Schmitt is the author of dozens of articles about UFOs, as well as the co-author of two best-selling books, UFO CRASH AT ROSWELL, Avon 1991, and The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell, published by M. Evans, 1994. He is also the author of ROSWELL, THE CHRONOLOGICAL PICTORIAL, due for publication at the end of 2000, Moonset Entertainment Group.

Presently, he is researching the biography of Chester Lytle, inventor of the first atomic bomb detonator. Schmitt is an exciting university lecturer and internationally considered one of the best investigators in his field. He has spoken 100's of times in cities and countries around the globe, most notably, Battelle Institute. He has been interviewed frequently on TV, radio, and in print, including Oprah, Paul Harvey, CBS 48 Hours, Disney Channel, Sci-Fi Channel, BBC, Learning Channel, Today Show, NBC, ABC News, CBS Morning News, AP, UPI, CNN News, Sonja Live, Jim Bohannen, Morton Downey Jr., TIME, Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, OMNI Magazine, the Travel Channel, and the Learning Channel.

The basis of his research and consultation has been the theme of many documentaries including UFO Secret: The Roswell Crash, The Roswell Incident, Roswell, The Real Story, Roswell: Cover-ups and Close Encounters, and UFOs: 50 Years of Denial.

He wrote and narrated the audio CD UFO Crash at Roswell, an Audio Documentary, Caroline Records, 1997. He has also produced and co-starred with actor John de Lancie in the live theatrical radio drama Roswell, the Unheard Broadcast, Prosaic Pictures 2000..

By far his greatest achievement was the Golden Globe Best Picture nominated motion picture ROSWELL, which was based on the first book. Besides consulting on the movie, he made a cameo appearance. Presently, he is a contributing writer for UFO Magazine, and on the Board of Directors for the International UFO Research Museum.

The Roswell Dig Diaries

In this 3/2/05 Interview, Roswell investigator Don Schmitt talks to Jerry from his home in Milwaukee. Schmitt talks about the behind the scenes intrigue that occurred with the taping of material at Roswell for the Jennings UFO special on ABC-TV. He also talks about how NBC stopped the Sci-FI channel from doing any more Roswell stories and backing out of financing the Roswell dig which is scheduled to resume later this year at the crash site.

News from Don

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