Ecker is a writer/researcher/commentator
currently living in the Los Angeles area.
as the former Director of Research and Media Liaison for
UFO Magazine for
20 years, Ecker is an internationally renowned investigator
of the UFO phenomenon.
former law enforcement officer and criminal investigator
with over 10 years experience,
he brought legitimacy to a field that has for years suffered
being painted with a fringe brush. He has written numerous
articles for the definitive UFO publication, UFO
Magazine, as well as articles for international
publications, the United Kingdom's Fortean
the Compuserve System,
and the ParaNet Computer Data
Ecker became interested in the UFO question in 1966 when,
along with several other people, he was witness to a sighting
of the enigma. "It was unlike anything I had ever
seen before, and I realized then that there was much more
to this than the authorities were letting on."
graduating from high school in 1968, Ecker attended
college for one year and then enlisted in the United States
Army. He was selected
for the elite Army Security Agency, where he volunteered
for Special Operations. He served in Southeast
Asia for 26 months, was wounded twice, decorated, and
then returned to the U.S. He returned to college for another
year, then applied to his home town police department,
where he became an officer.
1986, while a member of his department's SWAT Team, Ecker
was wounded, which led to his retirement. While recuperating,
he started to research and write on the UFO mystery. As
a criminal investigator in 1982, he had been leading an
investigation into several cattle mutilations, which Ecker
later discovered were somehow connected to the UFO mystery.
In 1989, during the International
(Mutual UFO Network) Conference
in Las Vegas, Ecker presented a paper on his research.
has appeared numerous times on the Larry
King Live talk show on CNN, and has been utilized
repeatedly as an expert commentator and technical adviser
by NBC's Hard Copy,
Fox's A Current Affair,
and recently was the technical adviser and on-screen expert
for the Fox Television Sightings
program and Encounters.
has also appeared on CNBC's Talk
America, and the Sci-Fi Channel's Antigravity
Room and Discovery Channel's Cyberlife.
During the Roswell Anniversary, he was interviewed on
and Extra. Ecker was
a featured speaker at Nevada's dedication of the Extraterrestrial
Highway during the premier of Independence
Day, the summer blockbuster of 1996.
hosted his own weekly national radio talk show, UFOs
Tonite! on Cable Radio Network for five years,
and most recently Strange Daze
five nights a week on the Liberty Works Radio Network.
Starting in January, 2004, Ecker and his good friend Dwight
Schultz launched a new national radio program called Dark
Matters. Ecker has been a guest on well over
a thousand radio talk shows around the country.
brings important historical knowledge to the study of
the phenomenon. As he has stated, "The case for
a conspiracy of silence is there for all to see. All one
has to do is to look to the history of the U.S. Government
and UFOs. The government, and more specifically the U.S.
Military, has always been aware of this mystery and the
potential danger and promise it might represent. We, as
citizens, have a right to know what is occurring, and
what, if anything, our government is doing about this
is true to his word and ideas. In 1991, he broke one of
the biggest UFO stories of the year. Investigating the
1988 Soviet unmanned probes to Mars, Phobos I and II,
Ecker uncovered an amazing story of the Phobos
II's apparent encounter with a huge unknown
and the probe's ultimate disappearance. He was able to
photograph of the unknown from the Soviet
Glavkosmos Space Agency. He was asked to appear on NBC's
Hard Copy and CNN's
Larry King Live to
talk about this incident where he revealed the photograph
for the first time.
1992, Ecker once again broke one of the biggest UFO stories
of the year. Breaking it once again on Hard
Copy and then following it up on Larry
King Live, Ecker brought to public attention
the amazing story of STS-48,
the Discovery shuttle mission photographing UFO enigmas
in earth orbit, and the drastic maneuvers the unknowns
took when "something" appeared to shoot at them.
recently completed a novel titled Past
Sins published by Gateway Publishing. The novel
is currently under consideration by a major production
house for a movie or television series. More can be learned
has revived his radio program Dark
Matters Radio on the CyberstationUSA Network
where it airs 5 nights a week Monday via Friday where
he explores the unusual, the strange and the bizarre.
For more information, go to www.darkmattersradio.com.