Donald E. Keyhoe

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Donald E. Keyhoe
Born Donald Edward Keyhoe
20 June 1897(1897-06-20)
Ottumwa, Wapello Co., Iowa
Died 29 November 1988 (91)
New Market, Shenandoah Co., Virginia

Donald Edward Keyhoe (June 20, 1897 - November 29, 1988) was an American Marine Corps naval aviator, manager of the promotional tours for aviators (including Charles Lindbergh), and writer on many aviation-related matters, including unidentified flying objects, a field in which he earned renown as a co-founder of National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).

Selected Bibliography

Pulp Shorts

Keyhoe also wrote stories beginning in the 1930s through the 1940s, featuring characters the likes of: Dr. Yen Sin, a Fu Manchu-type mastermind of the "Invisible Empire"; Michael Traile, "the Man Who Never Slept", Yen Sin's primary adversary; Captain Philip Strange, "The Phantom Ace of G-2" and "The Brain-Devil", a psychic ace fighter pilot during the First World War (in Flying Aces); Richard Knight, a.k.a. Secret Agent "Q", a WWI veteran who could see in the dark; Eric Trent, a magician and freelance flier; the Devil Dog Squadron; and the Vanished Legion.


  • Keyhoe, Donald (1950), Flying Saucers Are Real, New York: Fawcett Publications 
  • Keyhoe, Donald E. (1953), Flying Saucers from Outer Space, New York: Holt 
  • Keyhoe, Donald E. (1966), The Flying Saucer Conspiracy, New York: Fieldcrest 
  • Keyhoe, Donald E.; Lore, Gordon I. R. (1969), Strange Effects from UFOs, Washington: NICAP 


  • Keyhoe, Donald (Nov. 1954), "How the Saucers Fly", FATE 7 (11)