Jerome Clark is a prize-winning author of the multi-volume UFO Encyclopedia (1990-1998) and other books, including, most recently, Unexplained (third ed., 2012). A former editor of Fate magazine and International UFO Reporter, he serves on the CUFOS board. In June 2008 the Society for Scientific Exploration, an organization of professionals in the physical and social sciences, gave him its Dinsdale Award for "significant contributions to the expansion of human understanding through the study of unexplained phenomena ... which have brought to the general public comprehensive and trustworthy information presented from a sophisticated perspective."
Clark is also a songwriter (Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tom T. Hall, the Seldom Scene, Mary Black, and others) and a prolific writer on folk and roots music. He pursues a wide range of interests -- political, historical, and literary -- from his home in Minnesota.
Books by Jerome Clark
- The UFO Encyclopedia: The Phenomenon From The Beginning (2-Volume Set), 1998, Omnigraphics Books, ISBN 0780800974
- The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial, 1997, Visible Ink Press, ISBN 1-57859-029-9
- Unexplained: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena, second edition, 2003, Visible Ink Press, ISBN 0780807154
- Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Physical Phenomena, 1993, Thomson Gale Press, ISBN 081038843X
- Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America, 2005, ABC-Clio Books, ISBN 1576074307
- Strange Skies: Pilot Encounters with UFOs, 2003, Citadel Books, ISBN 0806522992