RON WESTRUM is emeritus professor of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University, holding an honors B.A. from Harvard in Social Relations and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago in Sociology. Dr. Westrum is a specialist on the sociology of science and technology, and has written books such as Technologies and Society: The Shaping of People and Things (1991), as well as Sidewinder: Creative Missile Design at China Lake (1999). He has written numerous articles on the sociology of hidden events, and is currently working on a book on anomalies and society, showing that events contradicting prevailing scientific doctrines can face significant hurdles even when evidence for them is strong. He has been a consultant for NASA, for the National Research Council, and also for the Mutual UFO Network.