Gerard Aartsen, born in 1957 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is an author, speaker, researcher, and educator. With a Master of Education degree from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Gerard initially worked as a translator before transitioning to a career in education. His teaching journey led him to become a teacher trainer at AUAS, where he has been a guiding presence at the School of Education since 2001. His true passion lies in exploring the extraterrestrial presence, evident in his eight books on the subject.
Gerard's work, available in multiple languages, delves into the evolution of consciousness and the universal manifestation of life through the lens of early 'contactees' from the 1950s. As a frequent guest on UFO-related radio shows and a lecturer in America, Europe, and Asia, Gerard brings a trans-disciplinary synthesis approach to his research, offering a unique perspective on the extraterrestrial narrative. His comprehensive reassessment of George Adamski's case, including the rediscovery of Adamski's forgotten publication, The Invisible Ocean, showcases Gerard's dedication to unraveling the mysteries of contact experiences.