UFO Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed., The

Cultural Studies

The UFO Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed.

  • Author/Editor: Jerome Clark
  • Binding: Library binding
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Page Count: 1178
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-7808-0097-7
  • List Price: $155.00
  • Sample Pages
  • Printable Information Sheet

Web Price: $140.00

First published in three separate volumes, The UFO Encyclopedia is now available in a newly revised and updated two-volume edition. This edition presents 273 entries in a single alphabetic sequence, from “Abduction Phenomenon” to “Jennie Zeidman.” A number of new entries have been added, including “Aliens in Our Midst” and “Ancient Astronauts in the UFO Literature,” and entries for UFO organizations that are no longer relevant or in existence have been eliminated.

Entries in The UFO Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, provide thorough coverage of the UFO phenomena. Detailed entries review the cases, the theories, the organizations, the personalities, the government and media responses, the effects on popular culture, the hoaxes, the flying-saucer religious movements, the debunkers, and all else that is relevant.

Many other topics are featured, including the earliest sightings of UFOs; anomalous aerial phenomena before 1800; 19th-century accounts of UFO crashes and airship sightings; close encounters of the first, second, and third kinds; UFO crashes and retrievals; sightings, hoaxes, and abduction cases; and much more.

Also included are profiles of UFO investigators, contactees, theorists, and other prominent individuals associated with UFOs. More than 30 UFO organizations and magazines, government projects, and contactee groups are included, with descriptions of their activities and full contact information where appropriate. For a more complete understanding of the coverage offered in The UFO Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, please see the Sample Pages.

Special Features

  • Historic Overview: Provides a perspective on significant UFO phenomena from the beginning to the present
  • UFO-Related Web Sites: Includes separate listings of some 25 websites and e-mail addresses
  • Expanded Bibliography: Lists every source used in compiling The UFO Encyclopedia, including more than 4,000 books, articles, letters, government documents, and other sources
  • Comprehensive Index: Covers the people, organizations, publications, and subjects that are discussed in the book

About the Author

Jerome Clark has studied the UFO phenomenon for four decades and is the author of several other books and articles on UFOs. Clark is the recipient of the Isabel Davis Memorial Award, and his books have received awards from Choice, Library Journal, and the New York Public Library. He has been interviewed on various radio shows and has appeared as a consultant on such TV shows as Unsolved Mysteries, A&E’s Where Are All the UFOs?, and Sightings.


"A respected UFO authority provides a much-needed update of the field."

—Library Journal

"This revised reference work is highly recommended."

—American Reference Books Annual

"Should be purchased by public and academic libraries whose patrons are interested in the subject."