Implant pioneer Dr. Roger Leir died on Friday, March 14, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and daughter. He was the author of the Aliens and the Scalpel, UFO Crash in Brazil, Casebook Alien Implants, Chopped Liver and three other books published outside the United States, including Implantes Alienegenas published in Portuguese in Brazil, and Ovnis and Implants published in France by Le Mercure Dauphinois.

Dr. Leir dramatically advanced research into physical evidence of the close encounter experience. Along with his surgical team, he performed seventeen surgeries on alleged alien abductees, which resulted in the removal of objects that revealed numerous anomalies, including objects that were buried in deep tissue and yet encased in the skin of the host, objects that were able to move in order to resist excision, objects that were magnetic and objects that were emitting radio signals. One object which was studied at the Southwest Research Institute and the University of Texas at San Antonio became invisible to x-rays after a first pass in an X-ray diffraction device.

In addition to the studies at Southwest Research, the objects were scientifically investigated by others of the most prestigious laboratories in the world including Los Alamos National Labs, New Mexico Tech, Seal Laboratories, the University of Toronto, York University, and the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Leir was also involved in investigations of other areas of Ufology involving physical evidence. He traveled to Brazil and performed exhaustive research into the Varginha, Brazil case. In 2003 Dr. Leir worked with one of the worlds leading geneticists and the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) on a DNA study pertaining to evidence collected in a famous California alien abduction case.

Dr. Leir was a Podiatric Surgeon, who was in private practice in Ventura County, California, for nearly 50 years. He held academic degrees of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Bachelor of Science, and Associate in Arts and was a board certified podiatric surgeon.
He was a figure of historic importance in the field of UFO studies and one of the seminal pioneers in the field.

A Remembrance from A.J. Gevaerd, Editor of Revista UFO Magazine, Founder and Director of the Brazilian Center for Flying Saucer Research (CBPDV), Brazilian Director for Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and one of the Intl. Directors of the U.S. International UFO Congress.

My deepest condolences go to Dr. Roger Leir’s family, associates and his friends. Dr. Leir gave much of himself both personally and professionally in order to help those who were directly impacted by contact. His passing is a great loss to Ufology. His research and his legacy through AlienScalpel.com must continue forward. One only had to hear his voice and read his research to know he was a sincere, caring and meticulous podiatrist and researcher, and someone who had made a great discovery: physical evidence of implanted objects with highly unusual – sometimes amazing – properties. Whether these objects eventually turn out to be of extraterrestrial or terrestrial origin is not as important as the fact that their technology is highly advanced and they were placed in people unknowingly, against their will. Dr. Leir will be remembered for bringing this unusual technology, and these unusual personal events, into the light of day. I urge you to continue your support in his name.