About Richard Dolan

By | March 26, 2021

Richard Dolan is a leading researcher, historian, and writer on the subject of UFOs.

He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, both ground-breaking works which together provide the most factually complete and accessible narrative of the UFO subject available anywhere. He also co-authored a speculative book about the future, A.D. After Disclosure, the first-ever analysis not only of how UFO secrecy might end, but of the all-important question: what happens next? Richard is also the author of UFOs for the 21st Century Mind, a fresh treatment of the entire subject. In it, he discusses the important sightings, the encounters, the politics, the cover-up, ancient aliens, the bizarre science, disclosure, and offers advice on being both critical and open-minded in today’s world. More recently, Richard has written a series of booklets developed from select lectures on such topics as the idea of a secret space program and UFO secrecy and disclosure in the Trump era.

In addition to his UFO work, Richard wrote and hosted a series on the phenomenon of false flags for Gaia Television. This ten-episode series is groundbreaking as the first historical perspective of false flags through the ages, events in which governments or other agencies committed horrible and traumatic acts which were then blamed on other parties in order to justify and pursue certain objectives. Richard is currently researching and writing the first-ever history of false flags, with a strong focus on the 20th and 21t centuries.

Since 2012, Richard has hosted a weekly radio show, The Richard Dolan Show, on KGRA radio, and currently offers audio podcasts for members of richarddolanmembers.com. He has been featured on numerous television series and documentaries, including Ancient AliensHangar One: The UFO Files, Close Encounters, and many others. He is also a frequent guest on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory.

Prior to his interest in UFOs, Richard completed his graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, European history, and international diplomacy. Before that, he studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, was a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship.

But for the past two decades, Richard has been a dedicated student of all things related to UFOs, steadily expanding his interests within that topic from his initial focus on government documents and the cover-up. Now his interests include it all, from the deepest aspects of the coverup, to contact and abduction, the science behind the phenomenon, how the phenomenon has affected world culture, his theory of a breakaway civilization, the possible relationship of artificial intelligence and biotechnology to the UFO phenomenon, and the implications of the end of secrecy, that is, the world After Disclosure.

Today, there is no aspect of the phenomenon Richard won’t study. He continues to look forward to exploring this topic in all its depth, a topic he believes opens our doors of perception, challenging us to see the world differently and more clearly.

In addition to his research, Richard’s company, Richard Dolan Press, actively publishes innovative books by authors from around the world, which can be visited at richarddolanpress.com.

16 thoughts on “About Richard Dolan

  1. Chris Menard

    As I see there are no comments posted here I thought I would be the first and maybe start something. Who knows.
    I have been interested in the UFO phenomenon for a few years now and having sifted through all the garbage.
    The Cory Goode’s, the David Wilcocks, the Dr. Peter Greers, ( he has some solid information, however, he does not know it all, as he seems to profess)
    I really get extremely angry inside as there is positively an alien presence here, along with years of government corruption which includes not only the proof and physical evidence of this, but the trillions of dollars purloin from pockets of everyone not only in the U.S. but from the entire world.
    Dolans brilliant and fascinating interview with Catherine Austin Fitts will make any persons blood boil.
    This is so much more than UFOs and aliens. Dolan opens our eyes to the incredible injustice we have been “tricked” either into or without thought for many years beginning with the 2nd world war.
    We continue to this day, being fed a treasure trove of absolute garbage, eg: World Trade Centre, I spell it re as I am Canadian.
    I have an incredibly difficult time finding anything that Dolan has to say incorrect. This is the reason as most of you I’m sure will agree, that his lectures and writing is totally addictive.
    Chris Menard


      I see no one has replied to your post so I will.
      Just to say, yes, I concur with all of the above. The ufo topic is very deep and is a veritable labyrinth of possibilities – choose your direction – politics, ancient texts, inter dimensional, religion, globalism (corrective text wrote glObamaism, I nearly left it as is) the deep state, past life , hollow earth, (please, hollow globe) abductions, and on it goes…
      Richard is , as you say, probably the most stable, reliable voice out there. And that’s no mean feat. We only have to look to Linda Howe and her recent forays into secret Apollo missions to see how a lifetime of respect can be undermined in one fell swoop. (I sincerely hope she recovers from this one) Richard cites his father as a yardstick for his early writing, knowing that his dad would not suffer bs. He now has Tracy to keep him on a straight path. They are a formidable team.
      I think Richard’s focus on the political side of the issue is key to keeping things grounded. As you mention, collaboration with with the likes of CAF help keep the research on real world events rather than other worldly speculation such as when will we all reach a higher vibrational frequency and ascend into our light bodies. Let’s rather ask where all the money is going… Richard’s background as an historian serves him very well in this regard.
      Personally, I don’t wait for disclosure. We are being drip fed and primed. It won’t be a Big Bang, it’ll be gradual acceptance on our part, followed by admittance on theirs. By then the MSM will have shown enough anomalous footage of flying craft that the public will be used to them. I can’t envisage being told or shown who’s behind them, and I don’t know is how much liberty we will have left to do or say anything in response anyway. .
      But we need to keep searching nonetheless. Let’s keep fighting the good fight.
      Happy holidays to you and yours.

  2. mcwest50

    I’ve been on this site for a couple of weeks, and really enjoy the discourse. I read your bio, you’ve been through enough to qualify for much success. I hope that success doesn’t change who you are. From my perspective an intelligent, personable, and approachable person. I’ve seen how swamped you are. As a result your able to add staff to help. I myself have been a ufologist since man walked on the moon. Being privy to a AFI father of a friend who disclosed the facts of Roswell, changed my life. An that’s were I am today wanting everyone to know. My professional life was very rewarding……thankfully. So many suffer till they retire. Ufology seems to be your passion and by your omission one you enjoy. I want to find a way to get some or most of what they’ve been hiding in the open. If I can get some traction I will put this in front of you. My fear is you could with a comment end it, let’s hope not. I want to thank you and Tracey for all your work. I hope you can add something to our discussion of the Black Knight satellite, ours, theirs, space junk, or illusion. I also asked about what caused the people to get sick, nausea, while they inspected the Aztec saucer. I don’t remember the Ramseys talking about that. It’s exhausting all the loose ends in Ufology

      1. mcwest50

        Richard, I’m exploring the possibility of setting up at a few hot spots and trying to make
        contact, I have some ideas of where, and may need a few tips on the potential for any
        I pick, so next year after the success or failure of the committee I will venture out by
        myself or with friends, hopefully friends and setup and proceed to communicate with
        these Et’s as the old saying goes if you want something done it best if you do it yourself
        and hopefully find success and pray they don’t suck my brains out of my head and replace
        it with dna from some pygmy from New Guenea, all that’s left is for SOMEONE TO TALK

        1. Richard Dolan Post author

          Well, I certainly won’t try to talk you out of it! I don’t know what success you will have, but that’s the thing. We don’t know until we try. Just make sure you are as well prepared as you possibly can be. You don’t want to blow your money needlessly!

          1. mcwest50

            Trying to adjust to the potential Harris Biden administration, so taking a
            breath and hoping the fraud gets exposed. Totalitarianism is making it’s
            way into the mainstream narrative. China’s calculation paying dividends
            with Covid’s release. I won’t declare the country lost, but when there is
            this much cancellation of opposing opinions, then what is left. The Ghoul
            Soros will be celebrating with his destroyers(Antifa) Fox has shown it’s
            hand with Harris Faulkner and early predictions. Exception Tuck and a
            few others. He threads lightly at times wary of his masters. I just am
            shocked at how dim our population is to the brain washing there exposed
            to. We won’t recover from this, our Senate is weakened and will be prove
            feckless in stopping the far left agenda. How will this effect disclosure,
            let us know your take on this if this bogus election stands. I fear the left
            will use this as a blueprint for taking over future elections unless a
            national voting registry is undertaken.

      2. mcwest50

        Richard, I took issue with Satyagraha this morning, I had another complaint about
        my writing structure, and took issue with it in a less than polite reply which after
        I reviewed my posts realized there was merit to his complaint. I’ve not written a lot
        as of late and found myself not wanting to add to this forum as my issue with my
        lower back is so distracting that I have been writing in long run on sentences as my
        focus is short of what it’s been in the past. If you’ve had an issue with my back that
        make my daily functions nearly intolerable and have not been active as much as I
        usually am prior to this. I recently had a procedure that failed and exasperated the
        issue, this is in no way is an excuse, but did lead to typing in long continuous lines
        of text that apparently for Satya is hard to read. I have a large monitor which keeps
        reading problems to a minimum. For Brian to take it upon himself to cancel me was
        shocking as I clearly realized what I could do to improve my communication for every
        one before this cancellation.

        1. Richard Dolan Post author

          Hi MC, we all love your participation here and in the forum, but as you know sometimes people get a bit too worked up and start using stronger language than they should, sometimes devolving into getting personal. I am not here to get on your case, as I know how insightful and valuable your statements are. But Bob instituted a one-day silencing, which as he told me will be rescinded tomorrow. It’s just how our rules here work, and I am sure you understand.

  3. mcwest50

    I just saw your 4 minute clip on History Channel from project blue book this morning and
    look forward to finding out when it will air,

    just as an additional note this comment box is to wide and cuts off sentences eventually
    the post looks broken up……………….this is for your IT person

  4. mcwest50

    Richard, I’ve try’d to find the video you contributed to “Black Knight Satellite” The Untold Story which
    is suppose to be on Prime Video, I could not pull it up. Do you have a thread here on the site that I can
    watch or read and get more of a definitive answer. I’ve been chasing this story for years. Or give me the
    short version of this phenomena


  5. mcwest50

    Richard, could you give your take on the Tall Whites, do believe their here
    and Charlie Hall story of interaction is believable, I found myself skeptical
    at first but came to the conclusion he’s telling the truth and his time out
    at the weather station where he came into contact with these beings. Did
    you see the film “Walking with the Tall Whites”
    The other question that’s flummoxed me is The “Black Knight Satellite” do
    do you know if it’s still in orbit and what do you think?

  6. mcwest50

    Richard, I have to ask what is the purpose of a host if he becomes an arbiter and requests I
    take a post and make it private i.e. remove my post from the topic. I asked for why as he said
    I would understand, well I don’t understand what and why Mark H asked me to do something
    that goes against the very request above Kathryna which said “Lets welcome Kathryna as this
    is the first time she posted” So I welcomed her and said this is a place with people from many
    different backgrounds and what would get construed as crazy not here. Then talked about
    her believing there’s a connection with Atlantians. I said this has come up in the past and I said
    there was one spot off the western coast of Cuba that ruins where found and maybe linked to
    Atlantis. I wrote Mark H and asked for explanation for his request as I believe he overreached
    in this case but he removed my post anyway. Plus not sure how to turn a post into a private
    message. This is disheartening to get asked to welcome and then told to take it out and make
    it private. I believed this was an open forum and not one where an arbiter decides to remove
    posts based upon what? Is there a rule not to welcome a new member even when asked too?
    This feels personnel, I would appreciate some explanation as he has feels he doesn’t need to.
    This under the topic What’s your Alien hypothesis send a reply to my email

  7. mcwest50

    Richard, I appreciate supporting your staff but there are a lot of personalities here and have
    from time to time a disagreement which can escalate as it did with my post with Satyagraha,
    I like the guy and for the most part agree with a lot of his opinions, but he has in the past
    made reply’s to more than one of my posts that were insulting and I didn’t retaliate and let
    it go by till several weeks ago I had enough and reacted with strong and a bit abusive language
    that after posting sent a retraction an apology before the court decided to time me out like
    a child. I was having a physical issue and I should have stayed out of the forum, that being
    said I am a retired professional like many here and really only spend a small amount of time
    reading and replying to posts.
    When you have a person who is in a position of trust and power that you have given them you
    don’t expect to see posts where a statement is made ” If this were my forum I can think of
    3 people who I would get rid of. There may be abilities some have outside of an open forum
    that gives that person gravitas in that field but that doesn’t always translate to being able to
    be a peace maker or one who allows for opinions that differ from theirs to find a voice here.
    When I was left out for 24 with the comment “Straighten up and fly right or be gone” I thought
    what? Was that tone necessary? Your forum and at this point if I’m asked to leave because I
    complained about this overreach a feeling like I’m being set up for being cancelled well so be
    it, but remember Richard this is the very thing you rail about, I wish all the best

    1. Richard Dolan Post author

      I am very sorry to hear about this. There have been times when I have wondered if the presence of the forum is worth it. It’s a very hard thing to maintain while keeping one’s original goals for it and keeping everyone happy. What I can say is that I will investigate this and do my best to keep you around, since I personally value you very much. I can’t be the only one.


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