UFO Secrets Inside Wright-Patterson: An Interview with Thomas J. Carey
Thomas J. Carey, a native Philadelphian, holds degrees from Temple University (B.S. in Business Administration) and California State University, Sacramento (M.A. in Anthropology), and also attended the University of Toronto’s Ph.D. Programme in Anthropology.
An Air Force veteran who held a TOP SECRET/CRYPTO clearance, Tom is now a retired Philadelphia area businessman. He has been a Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) State Section Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania from 1986 to 1991, a Special Investigator for the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) from 1991 to 2001, and a member of the CUFOS board of directors from 1998 to 2001. Tom began investigating aspects of the Roswell Incident in 1991 for the Roswell investigative team of Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt, and since 1998 has teamed exclusively with Don Schmitt to continue a proactive investigation of the case.
Tom has authored or coauthored numerous published articles about the Roswell events of 1947, and has contributed to a number of books on the subject as well. He has appeared as a guest on many radio and TV shows throughout the country, including Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell and George Noory, Fox and Friends, Comcast Network Friends and Larry King Live! and has contributed to a number of Roswell-related documentaries, on-screen and behind the scenes. Tom was a consultant and interviewee on the highly acclaimed and rated 2002, two-hour SyFy Channel documentary, The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence, the History Channel’s Conspiracy Theory, the Travel Channel’s UFO Witness, the SyFy Channel’s SyFy Investigates and the History Channel’s, UFO Hunters. He was also a featured interviewee on the 20th Century Fox, Golden Anniversary, re-release DVD of the 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
His 2007 book, co-authored with Don Schmitt, Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the 60-Year Cover-Up and its sequel, Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the Government’s Biggest Cover-Up, published 2009, were the #1 best-selling UFO books in the world for three years (2007-2009). Both books are considered to be the best books ever written about the 1947 “Roswell Incident.” A motion picture, based upon these books is planned, as is a TV mini-series. A book about the secret history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio titled Inside the Real Area 51, also co-authored with Don Schmitt and released in the fall of 2013, reached #1 in Amazon’s “Astronomy & Space Science” category and was also in its “Top 100 Books of the Year” for 2013. Another book about Roswell, The Children of Roswell, was released in 2016 and also reached #1 in its category on Amazon. UFO Secrets Inside Wright-Patterson, released in 2019, remains a best-seller; and Roswell: The Chrono-logical Pictorial and Roswell: the Ultimate Cold Case CLOSED, both released in 2020, Touched by Roswell, which highlights the people of the “Rich & Famous” who have been personally “touched” in some way in some manner by Roswell was released in 2021. Tom’s and Don’s “final” (of twelve) Roswell books, Witness to Roswell: The 75th Anniversary Edition, released in May of 2022. is a reprise with new updates of their first Roswell book of the same title in honor of the 75th Anniversary year of the 1947 crash. Their Roswell books have (so far) been published in eight foreign languages: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Finnish and Polish.
Tom and his wife Doreen have two grown children and reside in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania.