American host of "Hello Earth," an extraterrestrial-themed Sirius Satellite radio program. Also an author, he detailed his alleged alien abduction experiences in The Coming of Tan.
He claimed that he was first abducted by aliens in 1953, while living in Arkansas.
He created seven sub-categories of aliens: the Biaviians, the Targzissians, the Stagyians, the Dorians, the Insectillians, the Nyptonians, and a seventh type of alien whose name is unpronounceable by humans.
He was born in Mississippi to a family of Native American and African American descent.
His fascination with alien abduction was shared by The X-Files creator Chris Carter.