James Clarkson is an investigator who has stood in two worlds for many years: a career professional investigator in the criminal justice field and as a lifelong researcher of the UFO Mystery. He has been a plainclothes military police investigator, a 20-year career city police officer and fraud investigator who has had many titles: patrol supervisor, detective sergeant, fatal accident team manager and training officer. After retiring with 20 years’ service, he became a child abuse detective, then completed another decade of service as a fraud investigator for a Washington state agency.
For over 30 years Clarkson has studied the mystery of UFOs with the same attention to detail that he applied to criminal investigations. In 1986 he joined the Mutual UFO Network. Applying the same passion for solving mysteries to the world of High Strangeness, James Clarkson has served as the Washington State Director of MUFON. He has lectured at many UFO events across the country and in Paris, as well making guest appearances on radio and TV. He is the author of Tell My Story: June Crain, the Air Force & UFOs, as well as the Westport UFO Crash Retrieval Event. He remains involved in UFO research, specializing in cases where identities must be kept secret because of the official positions of the witnesses to strange events.