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Meet the Chasers: James Fox (The Believer)

Video highlights from Chasing UFOs

James Fox

If “The X-Files” fictional character Fox Mulder were real, he would undoubtedly be documentarian James Fox.

For nearly 20 years, Fox travelled across the world in pursuit of the truth regarding UFOs.  He directed and produced three films on the subject and in 2007 orchestrated an event, with help from journalist Leslie Kean (Coalition for Freedom of Information), which to this day is hailed as the most credible civilian effort of disclosure on UFOs in history.  Fox assembled 14 speakers, including two retired generals and several other military officers, a former governor, civilian pilots and government scientists from seven countries (Belgium, Chile, France, Iran, Peru, U.K. and the U.S.) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to give first-hand testimonies on their encounters/investigations with UFOs.  He is convinced not only that UFOs are real, but that governments have concealed information on this subject from the public for more than 60 years.

In his study, Fox proudly displays a framed letter from Steven Spielberg, who called his last film “compelling,” and states, “I hope the government will someday reveal the true and natural origins of UFOs.”

For the first time ever, Fox takes his personal experiences, contacts and expertise on the road with National Geographic Channel’s new series, Chasing UFOs.  His nonthreatening conversational style of interviewing, open mind and unbiased reputation have given him unfettered access to witnesses, government documents and cases from around the world.  If Fox doesn’t know a case, he is friends with someone who does.  Like Mulder, James Fox firmly believes the truth is out there, and it is a personal journey for him to share the facts with the world.

James Fox was born in England and raised in New York and California.  Fox began his journalism career early in life as an assistant to father/writer Charles Fox, a quadriplegic with multiple sclerosis.  Together they travelled on many magazine assignments from Rolling Stone and Car & Driver to Sports Illustrated, conducting interviews with the likes of Stephen Hawking and race car legend Dan Gurney.  James finished and sold his first UFO documentary to Discovery Communications by the time he was 28.  He has since completed five films for the likes of Sci-Fi, Learning and History Channel and has made frequent appearances on the Larry King show, Nightline, Dateline, Anderson Cooper and others. His latest film, I Know What I Saw, is being distributed by A&E and Content Films International (


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