Jerome ClarkJerome Clark is a prize-winning author of the multi-volume UFO Encyclopedia (currently in its 3rd edition, 2018) and other books, including, most recently, Unexplained (third ed., 2012). He is currently at work on a fourth edition of the UFO Encyclopedia. Clark is also the author of Hidden Realms (Visible Ink Press, 2010). A former editor of Fate magazine and International UFO Reporter, he serves on the CUFOS board. In June 2008 the Society for Scientific Exploration, an organization of professionals in the physical and social sciences, gave him its Dinsdale Award for “significant contributions to the expansion of human understanding through the study of unexplained phenomena … which have brought to the general public comprehensive and trustworthy information presented from a sophisticated perspective.”

Clark is also a songwriter (Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom T. Hall, the Seldom Scene, Mary Black, and others) and a prolific writer on folk and roots music. He pursues a wide range of interests—political, historical, and literary—from his home in a small town in Minnesota. He regularly reviews roots music CDs for Rambles.Net. He has three grown children and two small grandchildren who live in Chicago.

Selected books by Jerome Clark:

  • The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon From the Beginning (2 volume set, 3rd edition), 2018, Omnigraphics Books
  • The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial, 1997, Visible Ink Press
  • Unexplained: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena, 3rd edition, 2012, Visible Ink Press
  • Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Physical Phenomena, 1993, Thomson Gale Press
  • Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America, 2005, ABC-Clio
  • Strange Skies: Pilot Encounters with UFOs, 2003, Citadel Books