Interview with Jerry Pippin
Raymond E. Fowler, the author is no stranger to tackling mysteries. He is internationally known as a highly competent investigator of the paranormal and a trustworthy chronicler of such in ten books.
The New York Times exclaimed that his best-selling book, The Andreasson Affair, "if true, must rank with the great classics of scientific revelation." Air Force chief UFO scientific consultant, Dr. J. Allen Hynek wrote that his UFO investigations are "meticulous" and "far exceed" that of the government. Dr. Kenneth Ring, father of Near Death Experience [NDE] research wrote that Fowler’s researched book on Near Death and UFO experiences "may well have deciphered the ultimate nature and meaning" of these baffling phenomena.
In SynchroFile, Fowler applies the same kind of meticulous research into the supernatural-like synchronistic experiences that permeate his life. This book compiles the results of his research into Jungian psychology, the New Physics and his study of a ten-year diary of personal and family experiences of amazing coincidences and paranormal experiences.
His research leads to the incredulous conclusion that time is an illusion and that reports of synchronicity, ghosts, out of the body experiences, near death experiences, UFOs, precognition, telepathy, and other extrasensory experiences are all individual expressions of one intelligent-like meta-phenomenon.
Raymond E. Fowler was born in Salem, Massachusetts and received a B.A. Degree (magna cum laude) from Gordon College of Liberal Arts. His career included a tour with the USAF Security Service and 25 years with GTE Government Systems. He retired early after working as a Task Manager for several major weapons systems including the Minuteman Intercontinental Missile Program as a Senior Planner and in-house member of the Minuteman Production Board.
Ray Fowler’s contributions to UFOlogy are respected by UFO researchers throughout the world. His investigation reports have been published in: Congressional Hearings, Military Publications, newspapers, magazines and professional journals in the U.S.A. and abroad. The USAF UFO Projects’ Chief Scientific Consultant, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, has called Raymond Fowler, “An outstanding UFO investigator. . . I know of none who is more dedicated, trustworthy or persevering.” Ray served as chairman of the NICAP Massachusetts Subcommittee, an early warning coordinator for the USAF-contracted UFO Study at the University of Colorado and as a scientific associate for the Center for UFO Studies.
In later years he served as director of investigations on the board of directors of the Mutual UFO Network. Ray has appeared on hundreds of radio /TV shows in the U.S.A. since 1963 including: Dave Garroway, Dick Cavett, Mike Douglas, Good Morning America, Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings and a number of TV network and syndicated documentaries on UFOs.
He has written 11 books on the subject of UFOs and paranormal phenomena. The titles of these books are: UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, The Andreasson Affair, The Andreasson Affair - Phase -Two, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, The Melchizedek Connection, The Watchers, The Allagash Abductions, The Watchers II, The Andreasson Legacy, UFO Testament and SynchroFile. Ray has also contributed material to other works on these subjects including Time-Life Books, a USAF-contracted UFO Study and to House Armed Services Congressional Hearings on UFOs.
In addition, Ray is an amateur astronomer, lecturer and teacher. He built Woodside Planetarium & Observatory in Wenham, Massachusetts and directed its operations between 1970 and 2001. During this time he presented adult and children’s star shows supplemented by observation sessions with a 14” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. He sponsored a variety of courses himself and for Local Community Colleges including: UFO Seminar, The UFO Abduction Phenomenon, Mystery Phenomena, The Near Death Experience, Life after Life, Astronomy for Beginners, Astronomy with Binoculars and Small Telescopes, Cosmology for Beginners, Fresh Water Fishing, Vegetable Gardening and children’s courses in Astronomy and Fresh Water Fishing.
Ray moved to Kennebunk, ME in 2001 where he has built another observatory and continues teaching these courses in his home classroom for the Kennebunk Adult Education Program.