Kathleen Marden is a leading authority on UFO contact and the history of the US government's involvement in the study of UFOs, the author of several books, a featured on-camera commentator, and an international lecturer. She earned a B.A. degree in social work and worked as an educator and education services coordinator while attending graduate school. She is a certified practitioner of regression hypnosis and the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. Her interest in UFOs and contact began in 1961, when her aunt and uncle, Betty and Barney Hill had a close encounter and subsequent abduction in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. She entered the field of UFO research and investigation in 1990 and has lectured at conferences and colleges in twenty-four states and six foreign countries.
Her books are "Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience", "Science was Wrong" and "Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers" with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman (1934-2019), and "The Alien Abduction Files," with Denise Stoner. Her fifth book is “Extraterrestrial Contact: What to Do When You’ve Been Abducted” is a comprehensive survivor's guide for experiencers of contact and those who love them, for mental health professionals, and the interested public. She is a contributor to FREE’s “Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness and Contact with Non Human Intelligence.” Her essays have been published in several additional books.