About the Author
Irena McCammon Scott, Ph.D
Dr. Irena Scott received her PhD from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary
Dr. Irena Scott received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, did post-doctoral research at Cornell University, and has had a professorship at St. Bonaventure University. Her MS was from the University of Nevada, her BS from Ohio State University in astronomy and biology, and she has done research and teaching at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and the University of Nevada.
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employed her in Ph.D. level (GS-11) research in satellite photography including in the Air Order of Battle section of its Photographic Interpretation Office, which involved aircraft identification with above top-secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), clearances. She was employed as a Physical Scientist/Cartographer in the DMA Aerospace Center (now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) using satellite photography, and she worked at Battelle Memorial Institute. She has been sent for work-related purposes to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and has been in the secured areas including the Blue Room (NASIC) building. She was an astronomer at the Ohio State University Radio Observatory “Big Ear” (noted for the WOW SETI signal that might be humanity’s only signal from ET), is an amateur astronomer, and has taken flying lessons.
She was a correspondent for Popular Mechanics magazine. Her publications include books, and works in peer-reviewed scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers. Her photography has been shown on television and in magazines, books, and newspapers.
She served on the MUFON Board of Directors (1993 to 2000) and is a MUFON consultant in physiology and astronomy and a field investigator. She was a founding member of the Mid-Ohio Research Associates (MORA) and an editor for the Ohio UFO Notebook. Her UFO publications include articles in the MUFON UFO Journal, the International UFO Reporter, and FATE magazine.
She was a keynote speaker at 2022 5th Symposium on UFOlogy and Exobiology International Symposium in Brazil; a featured speaker at the 2019 50th Anniversary International MUFON Symposium, the 22nd Annual UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon, the UFO.CON in San Francisco, and invited to be a featured speaker at the UFO MEGA Conference 2022 in Las Vegas, which was canceled.
She has done numerous podcasts such as Coast to Coast and Shirley MacLaine’s Independent Expression Radio.
Her most recent books on UFOs are: UFOs TODAY 70 Years of Lies, Disinformation, and Government Cover-Up, published by Flying Disk Press, MUFON Books, in German by NIBE VERLAG and in Russian; Inside the Lightning Ball: Scientific Study of Lifelong UFO Experiencers, published by Flying Disk Press and by Flying Disk Press, Latinoamerica; and Sacred Corridors Secrets Behind the Real Project Blue Book, Wright-Patterson AFB, Roswell, Battelle, Memory Metal, Dr. J. Allen Hynek & UFO Cover-Ups, published by Flying Disk Press. Her latest book is Beyond Pascagoula The Rest of the Amazing Story. The book, Beyond Reasonable Doubt, The Pascagoula Alien Abduction, with Philip Mantle co-author, is to be released in September. A book, Aliens and the Apocalypse: The Meaning of Alien Messages, has been accepted. Flying Disk Press initially published all. She has taken a scientific approach to UFO phenomena and published papers about UFO data in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) publications.
Irena (McCammon) Scott is an American author and physiologist. She received a BS from Ohio State University, an MS from the University of Nevada, and a PhD from the University of Missouri in the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Her post-doctoral studies were done at Cornell University.
She has been employed as an Assistant Professor (Department of Biology) at St. Bonaventure University, and has done research and teaching at the Ohio State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Nevada, and at Battelle Memorial Institute. She was a correspondent for Popular Mechanics magazine, with articles appearing in the “Technology Update” and “Science” sections. Scott has also worked as a volunteer astronomer at the Ohio State University Radio Telescope in Delaware, Ohio. She is the author of six books and has contributed chapters and articles to numerous scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers. Her listings include Who’s Who in the World, World Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Dictionary of International Biography, and Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology, Her latest book, Uncle: My Journey with John Purdue, is a biography of John Purdue, founder of Purdue University and of the Purdue Block in Lafayette, Indiana. “Uncle” is foreworded by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, William Allen, who is the author of Starkweather: Inside the Mind of a Teenage Killer, Aransas: The Life of a Texas Coastal County, and other books. “Uncle” is the first of the Founders Series, published by the Purdue University Press.