WRITER AND RESEARCHER.
POST-GRADUATE IN EDUCATION. NIECE OF THE FAMILY HILL, WHICH STARRED ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS ABDUCTION CASES IN THE WORLD.
Kathleen Marden is a leading UFO and abduction researcher, author and lecturer, widely recognized for her cutting edge research and outspoken style. Her educational background in the social sciences has shaped her interest in scientific ufology. She holds a B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of New Hampshire and participated in graduate studies in education at The University of Cincinnati and U.N.H. Her scholarship led to acceptance into the Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society. During her fifteen years as an educator, she innovated, designed and implemented model educational programs. She also held a supervisory position, coordinating, training and evaluating education staff. Additionally, she taught adult education classes on UFO and abduction history.
Her interest in UFOs dates back to September 20, 1961, when her aunt, Betty Hill, phoned her childhood home to report that she and Barney had encountered a flying saucer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. A primary witness to the evidence of the UFO encounter and the aftermath, Kathleen has intimate knowledge of the Hill’s biographical histories, investigation files, and scientific interest in their sensational experience. This led to a journey of exploration, leaving no stone unturned, to find answers through scholarly work, investigation and archival research. Today, she is recognized as the world’s leading expert on the Betty and Barney Hill UFO abduction.
She is associated with the Mutual UFO Network, as its Director of Experiencer Research and received MUFON’s 2012 “Excellence in Ufology” award. She serves on the board of directors for the Edgar Mitchell Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters. She makes it clear, however, that the opinions expressed by her are her own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations of which she is a member.
Kathleen is coauthor of four books, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, Science was Wrong, and Fact, Fiction and Flying Saucers, with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman, and The Alien Abduction Files, with Denise Stoner. You’ll find her essays in several additional books. In 2012, she spearheaded the “Marden-Stoner Study on Commonalities Among UFO Abduction Experiencers”. Her articles have been published in the MUFON UFO Journal, Open Minds, Alternate Perceptions and
FATE magazines and on several websites. She has given expert testimony on the Discovery, History, H2, National Geographic, and Destination America channels and on several documentaries. She has also been interviewed on several television news programs. Kathleen is a public speaker who has lectured at conferences and colleges across the United States and internationally. You can purchase her books or read her articles at www.kathleen-marden.com
THE BETTY AND BARNEY HILL UFO EXPERIENCE: AN INSIDER’S VIEW BY KATHLEEN MARDEN