Growing up Alien

By Alexa Clay

Originally titled “Wasn’t I Special Enough to be Abducted by Aliens?” when first published by Aeon in January 2014. This essay by the daughter of John Mack’s girlfriend may be read online at

John E. Mack: A Portrait

Stéphane Allix, INREES

[This article is not yet available in English]

Stéphane Allix a rencontré John Mack en 2003. Cet éminent psychiatre américain qui inspirera la création de l’INREES, est le premier spécialiste en santé mentale à s’être intéressé sérieusement aux personnes prétendant avoir été « enlevées par des extraterrestres ».

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Faculty of Medicine – Memorial Minute: John E. Mack, M.D.

by Edward J. Khantzian, Patricia Carr, Janice Kauffman, Nina Masters, Alec Morgana

He considered his life an odyssey ­ a search for inner harmony and meaning that took him beyond himself to an expanding scope of commitment to social issues, scholarship, and the pursuit of clinical excellence. In all of these areas he was a consummate teacher and mentor for those who accompanied him on any part of his journey.

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Mack, the Life

by Harvey A. Silverglate

In snubbing professor John Mack’s memorial, ‘official Harvard’ testifies to the power of his brilliant unconventionality

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Rememberance of John E. Mack, M.D.: Jane Hughes Gignoux

John and I grew up across the street from one another on the upper Westside of Manhattan. We actually met and discovered this slimmest of connections one evening in 1981, when we were both back in our old neighborhoods for a small conference on the environment (John was a presenter), and found ourselves seated next to one another at a dinner in the undercroft of the Synod House on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. When I mentioned that I had grown up on the Cathedral grounds, my father having been the headmaster of the Choir School, he gave me an intense, fiery look. “My best friend went off to that school; he disappeared through those iron gates and I never saw him again!” Clearly the nine year old John was still carrying strong feelings about that long ago unexpected separation—his first “abduction” experience.

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The Aliens are Always with Us

by Bryan Appleyard

A Harvard professor killed in London last week had been vilified for his belief in the ‘third realm’. His theories may not be as mad as some think says Bryan Appleyard

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Remembrance of John E. Mack, M.D.: Will Bueché

Interview by Sean Casteel

No one could quite believe the news of Monday, September 27, 2004.

“At this time,” the posting on the website read, “we must with great sorrow confirm that Dr. John Mack has passed away in London, England.”

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