Peter Robbins is an investigative writer, author and lecturer best known for his UFO related papers, columns, articles, editorials, commentaries, conference lectures and media appearances. He is a regular fixture on radio and has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous television shows and documentaries.
Robbins’ background is fairly non standard for his chosen field. He was born in New York City and studied art, design and theater at University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, receiving his BFA (painting, film history) from The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. He taught painting there for more than a dozen years and was a member of the art faculties of St. Anns School in Brooklyn Heights and the Oklahoma Council on the Arts ‘Arts Encounters’ program. He was studio assistant to the abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gotlieb and to the American primitive painter William Cply. He worked in Off Broadway theater for years, primarily as house manager for New York City’s distinguished Mirror Repertory Company. Peter has traveled in approximately thirty countries, is an experienced New York City tour guide and an accomplished photographer. He is also co-author, along with Larry Warren, of the highly acclaimed British best-seller, Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation.
Among other venues he has spoken at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.; New York’s Julliard School and the School of Visual Arts, Boston’s Cambridge Hospital (at the invitation of Dr. John Mack, co-founder of the hospital’s
Psychiatric Wing, Pulitzer Prize winning author and Harvard Professor of Psychiatry); Cornell University; University of Arkansas; Niagara County Community College, Buffalo, NY; Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI; The Royal College of Science and Technology, London; University of Cardiff, Wales; University of Hallam, Sheffield; University of Leeds, Yorkshire; The Summerhill School in Suffolk East Anglia; Annual and regional BUFORA (British UFO Research Association) Conferences; Fund For UFO Research, Washington, D.C.; New York Open Center, Manhattan; FIONS (Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences) Conference, NYC; Rotary Club, Bronxville, NY; Elks Club, Bartlesville, OK; Main Branch, Philadelphia Central Library; Roswell NM Public Library and the Swan Public Library in Albion NY.
Other non academic sponsors and conferences have include X-Conferences, Washington, D.C.; UFO Reykawvik Summit, Lawrence, Kansas; Annual International UFO Congresses, Phoenix AZ; Annual MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) International Symposiums; Exeter New Hampshire UFO Conferences; IF (Intruders Foundation) conferences and seminars, New York City; Bay Area UFO Expo(s), Santa Clara, CA; Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Annual Omega Communications UFO Conference, North Haven, CT; Annual McMinnville UFO Conferences, McMinnville OR; Annual Crash/Retrieval UFO Conference, Las Vegas, NV; First World UFO Congress, Trenton, NJ; The Gulf Coast UFO Conference, Biloxi, MS; Metaphysical Center of New Jersey, Bloomington, NJ; CIRAEP (Council of Investigation and Research on Aerial/Earth Phenomena) UFO Phenomena Conference, Philadelphia; Fortean Research Center, Lincoln, Nebraska; Scientific Bureau of Investigation UFO Symposium, Albany, NY, and the Long Island UFO Network UFO Conference, Center Moriches, LI, NY; Experiencers Speak Conference, Gorham Maine; The Rendlesham UFO Incident 30th
Anniversary Conference, Woodbridge Suffolk; Quest International Conferences, Leeds; East Midlands UFO Research Conference, Nottingham UK; Annual Conference of The Centre For Fortean Zoology, Devon; Beyond Knowledge Conference,
Liverpool UK; The National Conference of The UFO Organization of Japan, Tokyo, and a fifteen-city book tour of the United Kingdom.
Robbins’ professional credits include: Editorial Assistant on UN Secretary General’s (requested) report “for the establishment of a UN-UFO Department; Editorial Assistant, for Member of Parliament, the Honourable Brinsley Le Pour Trench,
Earl of Clancarty’s (requested) paper for The House of Lords 1980 Debate on UFOs; founding member and Advisory Board member of Budd Hopkins’ Intruders Foundation; former Executive Assistant to Mr. Hopkins; Event Coordinator for
the SCI FI Channel’s ‘Alien Abduction Phenomenon: A Symposium, organized to promote the release of the Steven Spielberg miniseries ‘Taken,’ and writer, planner and commentator for the “Ultimate UFO” and “Ultimate Crop Circle” DVD sets. Peter has written for Open Minds magazine, FATE, Phenomena (UK) UFO Data Magazine (UK), UFO Matrix (UK), UFO Magazine (both the UK & US publications), OUR-J Journal of UFO Studies (Japan), and numerous other UFO related publications and websites. He is an advisor to the McMinnville (Oregon) UFO Festival/Conference and co-founder, public relations representative and consultant to the Exeter New Hampshire UFO Conference. From 2007 until 2010 he was a consultant and advisor to the City of Roswell New Mexico and coordinator of the city’s annual UFO symposium. This summer he was made a member of the French Académie d’Ufologie in 2012
Television appearances include “The Early Show,” CBS; The History Channel’s “Britain’s Roswell;” “Unsolved Mysteries;” “Good Day New York;” “The O’Reilly Factor;” “The Real Roswell,” National Geographic Channel; The SCI FI Channel documentary “UFO Invasion At Rendlesham;” “Cultural Odyssey,” Voice of America TV (Chinese Branch); “The Geraldo Show,” NYC; “L’Odyssee De L’Etrange” (France); “The Nina Hagen Show” (Germany); “Network First: UFO” (UK); Lifetime Network and “Conspiracy”(Film One Production) Canada; “EXOCILIZATIONS,” La Locale Television, Paris; as well as numerous BBC TV affiliates around the United Kingdom.
Radio interviews and commentary include “Coast 2 Coast” with hosts George Noory and George Knapp; “The Art Bell Show;” “Hieronimus & Company” (Baltimore); “The Paracast;” “Wake Up U.S.A.” and “UFO Undercover” (New Orleans);
“Sightings On the Radio with Jeff Rense” (LA); “The James Whale Show” (London); “The Alan Colmes Show” (NYC); “The Paracast;” “Through the Keyhole” (Rochester, NY); WBAI-NY’s “UFO Desk;””The Kate Valentine UFO Show,” NYC; “The Jerry Pippin Show;” BBC World Service “UFO’s – Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?” and numerous BBC Radio affiliates, among other programming. Peter is also a co-host of the “Encounters” radio show.
The updated and expanded edition of Left at East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-Up and Investigation by Larry Warren and Peter Robbins is published by Cosimo Books, NYC and can be ordered from the publisher, online book sources, or directly from author. Speaker inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.