Why scientists and academia need to accept serious UFO / UAP research.

Sunday 10 October
Time: 12:45 - 13:35


Former police detective Gary Heseltine is vice president of the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Investigation (ICER) comprised of leading UFO / UAP scientists, academics and researchers from around the world. The organization launched on May 25, 2021.

Using finely honed skills as a trained Home Office police officer, Gary has examined cases with the "best evidence," those with high-caliber witnesses with special knowledge, often corroborated by technology. It concludes, based on "circumstantial evidence", that some unidentified objects act as if they are intelligently controlled and that what is behind them is probably extraterrestrial or non-human.


While he was an official, he created, in 2002, an unofficial national database that recorded police sightings: PRUFOS (Police Reporting UFO Sightings). The database collects police sightings from various sources, including newspaper archives and Ministry of Defense documents.

His work on police reporting was recognized with an award from US outreach lobbyist Steve Bassett's Paradigm Research Group in 2010. He spoke on behalf of police officers around the world who had experienced sightings at the Citizen's Hearing on Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington DC, USA in 2013 (April 29 to May 3).

He spent six years in the Royal Air Force Police before serving in the British Transport Police between 1989 and 2013. As an advanced police interviewer of suspects and witnesses, he worked on complex cases such as murder, manslaughter and rape. He was a specialist interviewer for BTP first aid officers in the investigation into the 2005 London terrorist bombing.

Gary has carried out a new four-year investigation of Britain's most famous UFO event in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, near the twin bases of RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters used at the time by the US Air Force. writing a book about it that will include new testimonies from military witnesses that should significantly change the existing narrative. He is also the principal investigator of a feature documentary on the case, now in post-production, called Capel Green after the field where some of the events occurred.


He retired in early 2013 to devote more time to research and created UFO Truth Magazine, a 96-page bi-monthly electronic publication. Contains articles by leading researchers such as the late Stanton Friedman (Can / USA), AJ Gevaerd (Brazil), Roberto Pinotti (Italy), Bill Chalker (Australia), Suzanne Hansen. (New Zealand) and Tim Good (UK). His ezine, UFO, ran between 2004 and 2007 and then had a year as co-editor of UFO Data Magazine.