Library Staff Presents ‘The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, And The Passion Of Dr. John Mack’ July 14 


The staff at Mesa Public Library is pleased to present The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack on Thursday, July 14  from 7 to 8 p.m. This free public program will be presented by author and former long-time New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal and reveals a tale that is out of this world! 

Blumenthal’s biography of Dr. John Mack—an eminent Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize– winning biographer—portrays a man who risked his career to investigate the phenomenon of  human encounters with aliens. Blumenthal was an award-winning reporter for the New York  Times and coauthored the Times article in 2017 that broke the news of a secret Pentagon unit  investigating UFOs. He has written four nonfiction books including Miracle at Sing Sing: How  One Man Transformed the Lives of America’s Most Dangerous Prisoners. A distinguished  lecturer at Baruch College, he lives in New York City.  

Praise for The Believer: “As a person sane enough to hold a driver’s license, I say, what are we to  make of Mack’s findings? Read this gripping, factual account of a mental-health pioneer and  truth-seeker by a soundly accredited successful author, veteran New York Times foreign  correspondent, and reporter. Decide for yourselves and then tell me.” —Dan Aykroyd 

This program is free to the public and will be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required to  attend. Please visit the event calendar at for more information. Do you  have questions or need help with registration? Please call (505) 662-8257. This program is made  possible by Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.