Gray Barker

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Birthday
2, 1925
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Dec 6, 1984 (59)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1925
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Dec 6, 1984 (59)

About

The author of such paranormal and UFO-themed books as They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers and Book of Adamski, he added greatly to popular alien lore.

Before Fame

He attended Glenville State College and began writing articles for FATE Magazine and Space Review during the early 1950s.

Trivia

His 1956 work, They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, introduced the idea of "Men in Black" to popular culture.

Family Life

Barker's sister Blanch revealed after Barker's death that he did not actually believe in UFOs and other paranormal phenomena and had only written about the topics for his own financial gain.

Associated With

The X-Files, a popular television series created by Chris Carter, had as its premise the investigation of many of the same extraterrestrial and paranormal phenomena that Barker discussed in his books.