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Jim Marrs is a respected, retired journalist, who, since 1992, has been researching government programs involving psychic phenomena.
Although he is often described as a “conspiracy theorist,” Jim Marrs operates by his motto: “If it’s not an act of God, it’s a conspiracy.” Accidents do happen, but if it’s not accidental then someone planned it that way. And as for theories—if you can prove something, it is no longer a theory but a fact.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Marrs earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and attended graduate school at Texas Tech in Lubbock for two more years. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where, beginning in 1968, he served as a police and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe, and the Middle East. After a leave of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became a military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter. Since 1980, Marrs has been a freelance writer, author, and public relations consultant. He also published a rural weekly newspaper, along with a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show, and several videos.
In 2007, Marrs retired from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he had taught a course on the Kennedy assassination since 1976. In 1989, his book Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy, was published to critical acclaim and made the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK. Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.
Beginning in 1992, Marrs spent three years researching and completing a nonfiction book on a top-secret government program involving the psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing, only to have it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within two months, the story of military-developed remote viewing broke nationally in the Washington Post after the CIA revealed the program while putting its own spin on psychic studies. Marr’s book Psi Spies was finally published by New Page Books in 2007.
Marrs has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences, including the Annual International UFO Congress and the Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference. In May 1997, Marrs’s in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins Publishers. It has been translated into several foreign languages and become the top-selling nonfiction UFO book in the world.
Marrs began teaching a course on UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000. Also in early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule by Secrecy, which traced the hidden history that connects modern secret societies to the Ancient Mysteries. It too reached the New York Times bestseller list. In 2003, his book The War on Freedom probed the conspiracies of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. It was released in 2006 under the title The Terror Conspiracy. In mid-2008, his book The Rise of the Fourth Reich, detailing the infiltration of National Socialism into the United States, was published, followed by a study of mysteries entitled Above Top Secret.
An award-winning journalist, Marrs is listed both in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. Marrs has won several writing and photography awards, including the Aviation/Aerospace Writer’s Association’s National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Marrs received Freedom Magazine’s Human Rights Leadership Award.
Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, the Discovery, Learning and History Channels, This Morning America, Geraldo, Montel Williams, Today, Tech TV, The Larry King Show, The Jeff Rense Program, George Noory, and the Art Bell radio programs, along with numerous national and regional radio and TV shows. He is a former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors.
“I think the thing I have found most significant in my research is that modern secret societies such as the Council on Foreign Relations, The Trilateral Commission and Bilderbergers can be traced back through older groups such as Cecil Rhodes’ Round Tables, Illumanized Freemasonry and the Knights Templar to the ancient mystery schools of Greece and Egypt, which possessed much of the elder knowledge the Annunaki handed down to the Sumerians,” Marrs said in an email to the Steigers. “There has been one continuous trail of underground knowledge and attempted control throughout human history.”