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NMSU instructor shares the mysterious world of UFOs with his students

Date: 01/11/2011

Dee Gragg has been teaching at New Mexico State University Alamogordo since 2006. His two courses center on UFOs and crop circles and his extensive research in both arenas has led him to publish the books his students now use while taking his courses.


Dee Gragg

Gragg graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and worked for 29 years at Holloman Air Force Base. After his retirement, Gragg began conducting exhaustive research into the mysteries of both UFOs and crop circles.

"I decided to look into how these two old men used their planks and rope to create these beautiful crop circles. Of course that was a hoax, but I then continued to look for what was the truth," he said.

Gragg wanted to prove the geometric theorems in crop circles discovered by English astronomer Gerald Hawkins in the early 1990s.

"It took me about three months, but I proved the theorems, and discovered five more along the way, which were unknown to the mathematical world at that time. I also worked on decoding musical notes from the crop circles," he said.

Gragg's interest in extraterrestrials began after attending a workshop held by renowned UFO investigator and alien hunter Darrel Sims, of Roswell, N.M.

"I was skeptical at first. Most people are. However, my students from the UFO classes and their friends kept contacting me about their experiences with ETs. I began seriously studying others' work and eventually found it so fascinating that I did my own research. This resulted in my book," he said.

In addition to the research and writing of books on UFOs and crop circles, Gragg has also completed in-depth research in the area of extraterrestrials - information he used when publishing his new book, "A Simple Explanation of Extraterrestrials (ETs)."

"I have done a complete survey of the literature of the field of extraterrestrials. For research purposes, I have interviewed many witnesses who have had abductions or visitations by extraterrestrials. I use the experiences of 18 of them in my book," Gragg said.

He is an active member of both MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) where he serves as field investigator and assistant director for the state of New Mexico, and the ICCRA (International Crop Circle Researchers' Association) where he serves as field investigator as well.

If there is anything Gragg would like to accomplish with his work in these areas of the paranormal, it's to prove that extraterrestrials do exist, and to do so by providing research and evidence to support his hypothesis.

"Extraterrestrials are real, and they are very far advanced, technologically, from us," he said. "Authentic crop circles are made by extraterrestrials in total darkness in a very short time with extreme precision. The government should stop denying this fact and begin funding and research in this area. This way, we will be able to decipher what it is they want to tell us."

Aside from research and teaching, Gragg has given presentations to local organizations across the state as well as several international symposiums on this subject matter. He has been interviewed for radio and television in Europe several times.

Gragg is an avid Aggie fan, a holder of season tickets for volleyball, women's basketball and softball; he enjoys cheering the teams on from center court. He recently went to the WAC volleyball tournament in Las Vegas to cheer the team.

Written by Layra Nicli.



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