Hall is researching all aspects of the Project
Blue Book days although he has just completed
a book primarily dealing with the very early years of Air
Force investigations into UFOs. That book, Origin of the
UFO Phenomenon, documents many fascinating events long forgotten
by today's sound bite generation. It is one of very few
books that approaches the subject from a historical perspective.
David Hall has previously authored a biography on Indiana
Senator Henry S. Lane. In The
Road To Washington, Rise of an Indiana Politician,
Hall traces the drama that took Lane from the chairmanship
of the first national Republican Convention in 1856 to
his influence four years later in securing Abraham Lincoln
with his party's nomination. Dozens of magazine articles
on Indiana history followed that work. Several of those
continued Mr. Hall's research on the former Indiana senator,
taking him from a congressional legislator who worked
with Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, to the founder of
the Indiana Republican Party, and then on to a powerful
Civil War era senator.
holds a B.A. from Illinois College
and an M.A. from Western Illinois University in American
History. In 1984, he began a museum career
at the Illinois
State Museum and since 1987, has served
as Executive Director of the Montgomery
County Historical Society and its Henry
S. Lane Historic Home in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
the author is working on a new book, A
Time To Remember, The UFO Wave of 1952 and
a co-authored article with researcher Wendy Connors for
the International UFO Reporter
dealing with legendary Project Sign figure, Alfred Loedding.
Soon, an expanded version of Origin
of the UFO Phenomenon will be published, titled
UFOs, A Century of Sightings:
The Truth Revealed - detailing the subject
all the way up to present day.
he pursues his research, he finds diversion in aviation
history as a part-time guide at the United
States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
Hall also has interest in the era of the great steam trains,
serving as a director at the Linden,
Indiana, Monon-Nickel Plate Railroad Museum and Historical
Society. Residing in Lafayette, Indiana, with
his wife Teresa and their collection of five pampered
stray cats, both Mr. and Mrs. Hall developed interests
in that area's rich heritage in transportation history
spawned by technological influences from nearby Purdue
University. In fact, Mr. Hall has taken advantage of his
proximity to Purdue to further his studies in History
in the near future,
to complete his Ph.D. in American History.
in the subject of UFOs began quite by accident while working
at Purdue on a paper analyzing the effects of American
daylight bombing raids on Germany. Mr. Hall then happened
across some obscure UFO accounts filed by allied pilots.
in those days, the stories he found fascinated him. As
he came to realize what a huge volume of primary material
existed on UFOs in the nation's archives, Hall knew he
had an amazing story to tell.