Larry Holcombe’s introduction into the world of Ufology came in the late 1950’s after reading two of Major Donald Keyhoe’s books; Flying Saucers are Real and Flying Saucers from Outer Space. A year later, after watching Keyhoe debate an Air Force officer on the old Armstrong Circle Theater, and seeing Keyhoe being censored when he deviated from the prepared script the Air Force forced on the show’s producers, Larry was convinced the Air Force was covering up knowledge of UFO’s. Those events started a fifty plus year avocation into the study and research of the UFO phenomenon. In 2006 he took early retirement and started his first novel, The Great River Disclosure, a thriller based on the government cover-up of an extraterrestrial presence visiting earth. His second novel in the Disclosure Trilogy, Satan’s Angel, is now in editing.
In researching background for the novels he became intrigued by a 1970’s NBC-TV documentary, UFOS: Past, Present & Future. The documentary endorsed the theory that some UFO’s were extraterrestrial and astonishingly the documentary seemed to have the support of the government. Larry was able to locate the writer/co-producer of the documentary, Bob Emenegger, and Emenegger provided him with some remarkable background information on the making of the documentary that involved the Nixon Administration. From this background the idea of a work of non-fiction to shape built around the documentary, the Nixon Administration, and the involvement of all modern presidents in the UFO phenomenon.
A detailed book proposal was developed and in the fall of 2012 the rights to “The Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History From FDR to Obama” was purchased by St. Martin’s Press. Larry traveled the next year to research the book, which was released March 17, 2015. The soft cover with a new “Afterword” was released in August of 2016.
In addition to St. Martin’s Press, the audio book rights were purchased by Audible, Italian and Japanese publishers purchased foreign rights, and Sony Pictures has optioned the film rights to the book.
As of this date Larry has done 32 radio interviews including Coast-to-Coast AM, Fox News Radio, and Fade to Black with Jimmy Church. He has lectured in six states and his upcoming lecturers at The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell at this years 70th anniversary festival will be titled The Roswell Incident: New Voices and Unknown Stories. He has lectured at the festival since 2011.
Larry Holcombe’s introduction to the world of ufology came in the late 1950’s after reading Major Donald Keyhoe’s, Flying Saucers Are Real and Flying Saucers from Outer Space, found in his high school library. These books started a 50 plus year study and avocation into mainstream research of the most important story in the history of mankind.
After taking early retirement in 2006, Holcombe started work on The Great River Disclosure, a novel in the thriller venue, based on his theories of the UFO phenomenon derived from his 50 plus years of study. The idea was to write a novel that would appeal to a large segment of people, many of whom would not read a UFO related work of non-fiction, and perhaps spark a desire with skeptics to take a closer look at the UFO phenomenon.
Larry continues to believe that Roswell, and the bungling of crash retrieval events, was the defining moment in the development of the United States policy towards the UFO issue. His writing and speaking efforts now center on bringing light to bear on media indifference to the UFO issue, and the continued United States denial and cover-up of UFO issues while other countries around the world open their files and acknowledge the existence of UFO’s. In Holcombe’s talks he relates his own 1995 UFO encounter, as well as stories told to him by others at signing and speaking engagements.
His current non-fiction book is: The Presidents and UFO’s A Secret History from FDR to Obama.