Clifford Mahooty (Zuni) introduced Nate Arizona to Ron and it was a pleasure speaking to the man himself. We are honored to be adding him to our speakers list for the 2017 fest as he will be joining forces with Christopher O’brien and Clifford!
Biography of Ronald. Will be added to the Speaker List:
Ronald Regehr has been a UFO researcher for more than 50 years. Regehr is a retired aerospace engineer with 36 years experience at Douglas Aircraft and Aerojet ElectroSystems working in space and Earth surveillance systems. He is MUFON’s Director of Documentation and a MUFON research specialist in space satellite technology. Two of his major areas of contribution in UFO research are satellite detection of UFOs and analysis of photos and other data associated with the Roswell case.
From 1962 to 1999 Regehr was an engineer with Douglas Aircraft (now Boeing) and Aerojet (now Northrop Grumman). At Douglas he was part of the Saturn/Apollo design team responsible for the electrical interface between stages of the Apollo Moon rocket. Later he developed the requirements for the first US space station, Skylab, working closely with the astronauts, NASA headquarters, and Douglas designers.
At Aerojet, Regehr was part of the team that developed specifications for our nation’s top spy satellites, the Defense Support Program or DSP and Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS). The team developed ground data-processing software and interfaces with other program elements. During his career, he held various security clearances up to the level of top secret Q, and he was frequently called upon to assist government specialists in evaluation of classified programs.
Regehr first became interested in the UFO phenomena in the mid-1950s as a young volunteer for the Ground Observer Corps. Through the years he continued reading everything available on UFOs, and in the mid-1980s he became seriously involved in UFO research when his knowledge of classified data indicated to him the US government was not telling the pubic the truth about UFOs.
In particular, based on technical details in the 1976 Iranian UFO case, Regehr became convinced that US spy satellites were detecting UFOs. Between 1988 and 1994 he published a series of articles establishing that this was true, culminating in his April 1994 MUFON Journal article, “Do Spy Satellites See UFOs?” Also in 1994, Regehr made the information available to a national audience as a guest participant in a documentary on the Iranian UFO case on the TV program “Sightings.” In 1998 Regehr published a monograph “How to build a $125 million UFO Detector,” which is an analysis of the technical problems involved in satellite detection of UFOs. Regehr’s Iranian UFO paper, which won 1st prize in MUFON’s 2006 “Best Evidence” contest, combined newly published information (Pratt; Maccabee) with Regehr’s analysis to show that the 1976 event in Iran provides irrefutable evidence of the reality of UFOs.
Other research done by Regehr contributed to knowledge about the Roswell case. Regehr’s Feb. 2000 MUFON UFO Journal article “Not Enough ‘Foil’,” shows that the 200-yd. diameter debris field described by Mac Brazel was far too large to have been caused by the impact of a Mogul research balloon.
Regehr played a key role in bringing to fruition research on the Roswell Ramey office photos carried out by Regehr, Morris, Leveoux, and Johnson. Careful analysis of the photos, rescued from over half a century of obscurity, revealed the times of day the photos were made, that at least two photographers photographed the debris, that the debris pictured in the photos could not have been that of a Mogul balloon, and even that virtually all of the text of the teletype held by Gen. Ramey was readable. This research, and compelling evidence of just why “Bond” Johnson was able to “scoop” the other Dallas/Fort Worth news media are being compiled in Regehr’s latest book, What? Another Dang Roswell Book!
Regehr has been a guest on the television programs “Strange Universe” and “Sightings,” and on the Learning Channel, and a guest on the Art Bell radio program numerous times. He was a speaker at the 2004 Las Vegas Crash/Retrieval conference, on the topic of the Ramey office photos; at the Roswell UFO Festival in 1999 and from 2006 through 2010; at the UFO Friendship Campout at Rachel, Nevada in 1997; at the International UFO Congress in Laughlin, Nevada in 2000; at HUFON (the Houston UFO Network) in 1994; and at MUFON Orange County, Calif. numerous times. He won MUFON’s contest for the Best UFO Case for his work on the Iranian UFO Incident and spoke at the MUFON Symposium. In 2009 Regehr was a featured speaker at the inaugural Galactic Gathering in Denver, CO. He has published articles in the MUFON Journal and UFO Magazine, and he has presented several workshops at the MUFON International Symposia.
Regehr is the former State Director of MUFON, Utah, and resigned that post to fill the position of MUFON Director of Documentation where he revised and updated the MUFON Field Investigator’s Manual to bring it up to industry standards and enable electronic access and updates for all MUFON members.
Regehr lives in Rimrock, Arizona, where he is enjoying his retirement. He is happily married and the father of 3 grown daughters.