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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 »

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(age 76) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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(1977)
(1979)
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The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Dr. Allen / Himself - UFO Expert
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Alternate Names:

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

Close encounters of the third kind. [on physical contact with an alien being or an extraterrestrial craft, in his book _The UFO Experience_, Regnery, 1972] See more »

Trivia:

Dr. Allen's son Joel Hynek directed the design of the camouflage for the creature in the movie Predator (1987). See more »

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