George M. Eberhart holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University (1973) and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Chicago (1976). He was employed as a magazine editor for many years by the American Library Association in Chicago but retired in 2020.
Eberhart became interested in UFOs, cryptozoology, psychic phenomena, and history growing up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) in 1963 and actually contributed an anonymous item of information to The UFO Evidence (1964). He became a board member of CUFOS when it was located in J. Allen Hynek’s home in Evanston, Illinois, as he was working on his two-volume bibliography of UFOs. As a CUFOS volunteer he helped organize the Center’s library and still serves as its secretary.
Among his publications are numerous articles and book reviews for IUR. His earliest articles included “The Little ‘Electric’ Man” for Flying Saucer Review and a roundup of anomalies in the Arctic for Saga UFO Report, both in 1975. His latest project is the UFO Timeline available on this website. Eberhart has written or edited the following books:
A Survey of Ufologists and their Use of the Library (CUFOS, 1978).
A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies: Primary Access to Observations of UFOs, Ghosts, and Other Mysterious Phenomena (Greenwood Press, 1980).
UFOs and the Extraterrestrial Contact Movement: a Bibliography (2 vols., Scarecrow Press, 1986).
The Roswell Report: a Historical Perspective (edited for CUFOS, 1991).
Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology (2 vols., ABC-CLIO, 2002).
The Whole Library Handbook (American Library Association, 5 editions, 1991–2013).
The Librarian’s Book of Lists (American Library Association, 2010).