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Leslie Kean is an American investigative journalist and author who is most notable for books about UFOs and the afterlife. Early life and education Kean is the daughter of environmentalist and philanthropist Hamilton Fish Kean (1925–2016) and the granddaughter of Congressman Robert Kean. Her uncle is former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean, and her cousin is New Jersey State Senator Thomas Kean Jr. The New Yorker reported in 2021 that she has "a modest family income" (income derived from inherited wealth).She grew up in New York City and attended Spence School and Bard College, and helped "to found a Zen center in upstate New York". Career Kean worked as a photographer at the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University. After visiting Burma to interview political prisoners in the 1990s, she began working as an investigative journalist, producer, and on-air host at KPFA, a Berkeley, California-based radio station and the flagship station of the Pacifica Radio Network and for Flashpoints, a left-wing drive-time news program covering wrongful convictions, the death penalty, and other criminal-justice issues.Kean has published works relating to UFOs since 2000, and has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM. Her book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record, published by Penguin Random House, was a New York Times best seller. Kean belongs to the UFO organization UFODATA.On December 16, 2017, The New York Times featured an article written by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Kean, which revealed the fact that the U.S. Department of Defense had spent $22.5M on a secret program titled the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program that investigated UFOs.According to Gideon Lewis-Kraus in April 2021, Kean has a photo of a purported UFO hanging on a wall behind her desk that was gifted to her by the Costa Rican government. This photo was taken by the Costa Rican National Geographic Institute in 1971 over Lake Cote and is considered by Kean to be "the finest image of a U.F.O. ever made public". On 5 June 2023, Kean and writer Ralph Blumenthal reported that former United States Air Force officer and intelligence official David Grusch claimed that the United States has a secret UFO retrieval program with multiple vehicles of non-human origin as well as records of dead pilots in its possession. Written works 1994. Burma's Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity – with Alan Clements. ISBN 978-0893815806. 2010. UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record - with a foreword by John Podesta, Harmony Books, New York. ISBN 978-0307716842. 2017. Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. ISBN 978-0553419610.References External links Official website Leslie Kean at IMDb. Discover the Leslie Kean popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Leslie Kean books.

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    In Plain Sight

    Ross Coulthart

    An awardwinning journalist investigates a story largely ignored by mainstream media but right there, in front of our eyes ...Are we not alone? The moment we have an answer might ha...

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    The Power of Progress

    John Podesta

    AMERICA IS FACING UNPRECEDENTED CHAL LENGESnew threats to our economic wellbeing, our environment, and our security. The American people are looking for real answers; the next pres...

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    Leslie Kean

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Impeccably researched, this riveting journalistic investigation separates fact from fiction, and documents the unexplained mysteries ofand governmen...

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    Surviving Death

    Leslie Kean

    THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES An impeccably researched, pageturning investigation, revealing stunning and wideranging evidence suggesting that consciousness...