Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tom Carey attended Philadelphia public schools where he was competitive in three sports. He attended Temple University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration.
After a stint in the Air Force where he possessed a TOP SECRET/CRYPTO clearance, Tom became interested in anthropology and human evolution and received a Masters Degree in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento. Tom then received a fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Toronto.
Tom became interested in UFO’s while in high school and rekindled that interest when he became the MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Section Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania (1986-2002). In that capacity, Tom investigated local UFO sightings in the Delaware Valley which encompasses the five-county area surrounding Philadelphia. Since 1991, Tom’s research has focused solely on the so-called “Roswell Incident” and the alleged retrieval/cover-up by the U.S. Government of an alien spaceship and crew that crashed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. In this research, Tom has worked closely with Roswell investigators, Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt. Tom was a Special Investigator for CUFOS (the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies) from 1992-1997 and served on its Board of Directors from 1997-2001.
Tom’s research has contributed to a number of books and articles on the Roswell Incident such as The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell by Kevin D. Randle and Donald R. Schmitt. Tom has appeared as a guest on many radio and television shows concerning the Roswell Incident including the 2002 Sci Fi Channel documentary, The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence. Tom has appeard on Larry King Live, CN8 Weekend Live, The FOX NEWS CHANNEL, Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory and the Jeff Rense Show.