David Marler
UFO Researcher / Lecturer
My Goal
I hope to present in a professional manner credible UFO-related material to the general public. I feel this is essential if this field of research is to survive.
The damage done to the credibility of this field has been, in large part, due to questionable characters within the community of UFO research itself.
Many self-promoting "researchers" have sacrificed credibility for the betterment of their own self-inflated egos. Coupled with this, is their desire to make this their sole means of financial support. In so doing, these individuals are committed to continually coming up with new material (regardless of its credibility) in order to survive. They must continue to have their radio listeners/subscribers and readers.
I have always stated that rule number one in UFOlogy is "Never quit your day job!"  Let me be clear, I have a successful full-time career and I do not need UFOs for financial survival. I do this because I truly feel there appears to be a phenomenon or phenomena that deserves greater objective scrutiny.
I do not claim to have any definitive answers to this mystery. Rather, I am simply gathering data to try to gain some semblance of insight into what we are collectively dealing with regarding the UFO subject.
Please consider supporting my research:

  1. 2006 MUFON Symposium
    One of my early lectures on triangular UFOs.
  2. Edge of Reality documentary by Darryl Barker
    Accurate account of the now-famous Southern IL UFO Sighting of Jan. 5th, 2000
  3. KOAT News Segment
    News coverage of my findings into the famous Farmington NM 1950 UFO case

Click link to view the lecture:


Legal Agreement with The University of New Mexico (UNM)
Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
I am both honored and relieved that my extensive UFO library will have a secure and future home at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Zimmerman Library. I have entered into a legal "Deed of Gift" that, upon my passing, will allow the University to take possession of my entire collection for long-term preservation. In addition, this arrangement will assure future generations of interested people and researchers access to this rare material in the decades to come.

I would petition my colleagues and interested parties who may have rare, vintage UFO-related materials to consider donating these. Once in my collection, these items will eventually be donated to the University of New Mexico. An academic setting is the proper place for this material as it will guarantee preservation for perpetuity.

I want to extend my sincere thanks to the University for their willingness to eventually accept this material. They, like me, agree that regardless of your "take' on the UFO subject, this is part of our history and culture and thus should be preserved.

2018 UNM New Horizons Society Annual Luncheon

I was honored to be invited to the  UNM New Horizons Society annual luncheon on March 21, 2018. This event was created to recognize individuals who have included UNM in their estate plans. It was a beautiful event that was well-attended.

Pictured above are (left) Jessica Philbrook, Director of Development for the College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences and (right) Richard Clement, Dean for the University of New Mexico's College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences.

If you or those you know have credible UFO-related research or historical materials looking for a future home, consider UNM as a possible solution. I am content knowing my extensive collection of materials will be preserved there for future generations.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by one of the best groups of people in the local Albuquerque, NM UFO community.
This photo was taken at my home in the Albuquerque area on Oct. 18th, 2015. This was following a very successful UFO Conference the previous day hosted by NM MUFON.
John Alexander, Nick Pope, and Nick Redfern were the speakers who are in the photo along with the outstanding group of local MUFON members.
Many of these individuals have assisted me in my research as well as organization of my UFO library over the last few years. I want to thank them all.