R. Leo Sprinkle

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Ronald Leo Sprinkle (born August 31, 1930 in Rocky Ford, Colorado) is an American psychologist. He studied at the University of Colorado and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri.[1]

During his time as a professor at the University of Wyoming he was perhaps the first academic figure to investigate tales of supposed alien abduction; his involvement in this field began in the 1960s. (Sprinkle in Kannenberg, 1992, ix)[2] In 1968 he investigated on the Schirmer Abduction. He is also known for his involvement with Stan Romanek, a well-known alien abductee, whom he hypnotised to retrieve lost memories of his supposed abductions.


  • Bryan, C.D.B. (1995). Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind: Alien Abduction, UFOs, and the Conference at M.I.T.. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-679-42975-1. 
  • Kannenberg, Ida M. (1993). UFOs and the Psychic Factor: How to Understand Encounters With UFOs and ETs. Tigard, OR: Wild Flower Press. ISBN 0-926524-13-5. 
  • Sprinkle, Leo R. (1999). Soul Samples: Personal Exploration in Reincarnation and UFO Experiences. Columbus, NC: Granite Publishing. ISBN 1-893183-05-X. 


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