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J. Allen Hynek (1910–1986)

J. Allen Hynek was a professor of Astronomy at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He was also the Founder of the Center for UFO Studies and first coined the phrase "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" as a way to catagorize direct contact with aliens. See full bio »

Died:

(age 76) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (technical advisor - as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
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 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Himself - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited)
 1977 Beyond Reason (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.21 (1977) ... Himself
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 2009 The Portal: The Hessdalen Light Phenomenon (Documentary)
Himself (as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
 2009 I Know What I Saw (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Scientific Consultant, U.S. Air Force (1948-69) (as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
 2006 UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied (Video documentary)
Himself - Chief Scientific Consultant on UFOs for the Air Force (as Professor J. Allen Hyneck)
 2004 The UFO Conspiracy (Video documentary)
Himself - UFO Researcher
 2002 Out of the Blue (Video documentary)
Himself - Scientific Adviser, Project Blue Book (as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
 2000 Close Encounters: Proof of Alien Contact (Video documentary)
Himself
 1997 UFOs: 50 Years of Denial? (Documentary)
Himself - Scientific Advisor to Blue Book (as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
 1996 Les chercheurs d'OVNI (TV Movie documentary)
Himself

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Alternate Names:

Professor J. Allen Hyneck | Dr. J. Allen Hynek
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Personal Quote:

This intellectual Pearl Harbor, a real gutsy sock to the stomach. [On the success of the Soviet orbiter Sputnik, the Earth's first artificial satellite] See more »

Trivia:

He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. He did research for his doctoral degree at Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin. He then was hired as an instructor at Ohio State University, and became a professor. See more »

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