Chris Rutkowski has been studying reports of UFOs (or PFTs - "pesky flying things," as he sometimes likes to call them) since the mid-1970s. A writer and editor for science and technology publications, he also writes about his investigations and research into UFO cases.
He has six published books, including: Visitations? (1989), Unnatural History (1993), Mysterious Manitoba (1997), co-authored with Dave Creighton and Brian Fidler, Abductions and Aliens (2000), (published in 2000 by Dundurn Press ), and Stories From the Diner (2005), a collection of short stories based on strange incidents taken from his non-fiction files and speculations on "What if?". This was followed by The Canadian UFO Report (2006) , co-authored with Geoff Dittman, a chronological review of the most interesting Canadian UFO cases throughout history. It was also published by Dundurn Group, as was his most recent work, A World of UFOs (2008). Rutkowski also has contributed chapters to many anthologies such as Phenomenon and Frontiers of Reality and UFO 1947-1997, a 50th anniversary collection of UFO cases. He is a contributing editor of International UFO Reporter and is the editor of the Swamp Gas Journal, an occasional ufozine first published in 1978.
Rutkowski has appeared on numerous TV series, including Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, CBC's Undercurrents and A&E's The Unexplained. (He was even a "mystery guest" on Front Page Challenge, and, though he usually won't admit it, was actually the subject of an article in the tabloid newspaper Weekly World News!) His radio appearances have included CBC's Quirks and Quarks, Ideas, the Action Line, Sightings on the Radio, the MicroSoft Network and on Carpe Diem on Talk America, which was simulcast on AM, shortwave and on the Internet.
He's also a netizen, frequently inhabiting IRC channels devoted to UFOs and answering questions posed by newbies about UFO stories and rumors.