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Whitley Strieber

Writer / Alien Abductee

Born: 13 June 1945
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
Best known as: The alien-abductee novelist who wrote Communion
A former ad man, Whitley Strieber was a writer of horror novels, notably The Hunger and Wolfen, both of which were made into movies in the 1980s. In 1985 Strieber's Communion, a non-fiction account of his abduction by extra-terrestrials became a best-seller, and his career took an expected turn: he became a UFO expert. Since then Strieber has written several books about his own continuing experiences with aliens, as well as collaborating with radio host Art Bell on a book, The Coming Global Superstorm, and on Bell's radio show, Dreamland.
Extra credit: Strieber's autobiographical Communion was also made into a movie, starring Christopher Walken.

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