Colm A. Kelleher

Colm A. Kelleher Colm A. Kelleher

Program Manager, Advanced Aerospace System Weapons Application Program

Contractor, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Since obtaining his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Colm Kelleher has spent 35 years of his working life in a wide variety of diverse careers

Between 1991-1996, he was an immunology research scientist at the National Jewish Center in Denver, Colorado. From 1996-2004, he led the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) team on Skinwalker Ranch as well as multiple other NIDS projects. From 2004-2008, he served as laboratory director at San Francisco biotechnology company Prosetta where he led teams of scientists in executing Department of Defense (DoD) contracts to discover drugs against Ebola virus and other viruses of interest to DoD.

In 2008, Kelleher became deputy administrator of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) where he led the day-to day operations in executing the AAWSAP contract with Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). From 2012-2020, he led the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Department at Bigelow Aerospace where he managed projects that cumulatively resulted in the building of life support systems for expandable spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Kelleher co-authored Hunt for the Skinwalker in 2005 with journalist George Knapp and Skinwalkers at the Pentagon in 2021 with James Lacatski and George Knapp.

Convergences and Overlaps Between UAPs and Parapsychology: Lessons
Learned from Managing the Pentagon’s AAWSAP UAP Program


The Advanced Aerospace Weapons Systems Application Program was run from the Defense Intelligence Agency and was unique because it specifically mandated examination of the effects of UAPs on people in addition to elucidating UAP performance. This meant data on medical injuries, physiological effects, psychological effects and paranormal effects were collected and entered into what became the largest UAP database in the world.

This talk will describe how the AAWSAP field investigations showed colocation and temporal overlaps between “nuts and bolts” UAPs, extraordinary creatures, poltergeist phenomena and paranormal events in multiple locations. It will draw convergences between UAP effects on people and parameters associated with the afterlife and the survival of human consciousness after death. The talk will also examine evidence for a common thread of deception that runs through UAP official policy, UAP behavior and the Afterlife.