Dr. Irena Scott, PHD



“Massachusetts UFO Experience Includes Poltergeists, Strange Lights, Ancestors, and More”

On July 13, 1968, my sister and I had a unique nighttime UFO experience. I worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency (GS-11) in satellite photography (Washington DC) and she was taking postgraduate work at Drew University, when we traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, on vacation. Leaving Boston, we saw an unusual object as we also watched airplanes landing at Norwood Memorial Airport. Driving south, we passed another near-by object that showed a spectrum of colors and the inside of our car lit up in green. Further south, a large, soundless, object with seven square windows slowly passed over our car. A truck driver stopped, asked what we were doing twice, turned the other way twice when we pointed at the object, and said he didn’t see anything. The object began to circle the airport. I returned to Rt. 95, and he chased us with his bright lights on. I was blinded and thought we would be killed. Later I experienced poltergeist phenomena. My position at the DIA was in photogrammetric analysis. I later published an analysis of my photograph of the object, mentioning evidence of invisible radiation wavelengths, in a peer-reviewed publication of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.


Dr. Irena Scott received her PhD from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in physiology, 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 PhD level (GS-11 position) research in satellite photography including in its Air Order of Battle section, which involved aircraft identification with above top-secret security clearances. She had also been employed as a Physical Scientist/Cartographer in the DMA Aerospace Center/Aerospace Center using satellite photography, and she has worked at Battelle Memorial Institute. She has been sent for work-related purposes to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She was a volunteer 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. As the MUFON Director of Publications, she co-edited eight symposium proceedings, including several of the most important MUFON publications. She was a founding member of the Mid-Ohio Research Associates (MORA) and an editor for the Ohio UFO Notebook. Her UFO publications include numerous articles in the MUFON UFO Journal, the International UFO Reporter, and FATE magazine. 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.