Greg Eghigian


Professor of History and Bioethics


  • Social Sciences

Focus Areas:

  • History
  • Humanities
  • Psychiatry and Bioethics
  • Supernatural and Paranormal Phenomena
  • UFOs


  • Specializes in the history of Western medicine, with a focus on mental health, and supernatural and paranormal phenomena.
  • Author of “After the Flying Saucers Came: A Global History of the UFO Phenomenon,” available from Oxford University Press in May 2024.

Greg Eghigian is professor of history and bioethics in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts. His research focuses on the history of Western medicine and psychology, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which societies deal with people, ideas, and behavior deemed strange or dangerous. His current research focuses on the history of supernatural and paranormal phenomena, specifically UFO sightings and claims of alien contact throughout the world.

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