Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Ted has been interested in UFO’s for as long as he can remember. Growing up he was drawn to Star Wars, Star Trek and countless other science fiction tales. Convinced the universe was too large for humanity alone; contact with extraterrestrials was always within his realm of possibility. Ted began reading extensively about and studying the UFO phenomenon in his late teens.
In the mid 1990’s, Ted began working with Budd Hopkins and the Intruders Foundation (IF) and during his 10 years with IF, he learned the ins and outs of UFO investigation from Budd, one of the best researchers the field has ever known. During this time, Ted worked alongside Oliver and over time the two became close friends. Together they ran IF’s advisory committee for years, eventually meeting two other members of the NY-SPI team, Dennis and Jed.
In 2006, Ted and Oliver branched out, forming their own researcher group, New York Strange Phenomena Investigators (NY-SPI) with the goal of focusing on scientific investigation of UFO-related phenomena. Now, with the assistance of the rest of the NY-SPI team, they attempt to find answers to long-standing questions in Ufology.
Through years of research, Ted has concluded that UFOs and abductions are a multifaceted phenomenon, well beyond any token explanation offered up by the armchair skeptic. Ted has been involved in hundreds of cases, hearing testimony too amazing to believe and yet too compelling to ignore. Undaunted, he presses on, looking for answers he knows he may never find.
Ted is a licensed social worker holding a Masters degree in both psychology and social work. For a living he’s a social worker in a private school for children with autism. In his free time, Ted enjoys writing science fiction, cooking up some spicy cuisine or catching the NY Giants or Yankees play. Ted is in his mid-30s and lives on Long Island with his wife and two young sons.
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