William “Bill” Puckett
Graduated Valedictorian of High School Class – 1965
B. A. Biology – Carroll College, Helena, MT – 1969
M. S. Atmospheric Science – Colorado State U., Fort Collins, CO – 1973
William Puckett was employed as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 3 years and the Environmental Protection Agency for 27 years. He retired from government service in 2007. He is a professional member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
Puckett has worked as a consultant for the “UFO Hunters” series for the History Channel and has appeared on two “UFO Hunters” episodes. He also appeared on an episode on the Science Channel’s Close Encounters series. The episode was titled “Hunting Season.” Puckett’s Doppler radar analysis was featured on this show. He also was a research associate with NARCAP (National Reporting Center for Anomalous Phenomena.) He is credited with meteorological and radar analysis for the November 7, 2006 UFO Incident at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.
Puckett was formerly the State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) in Montana. He is a certified field investigator for MUFON and has written several technical articles for the MUFON Journal. He also spoke at the International MUFON Symposium in July of 2008 on his radar work on the Stephenville, TX “sighting wave” in January of 2008. He has been a guest on many talk show radio programs, interviewed for some TV programs, and was recently interviewed on an Arts and Entertainment Channel “Paranormal State” Program titled “First Contact.”
Puckett relocated to Montana in August of 2011 and now resides in Helena.
Puckett continues his work as an independent investigator and presents the results of his studies on his websites: UFOS Northwest (https:www.ufosnw.com) and UFO Sightings Montana (https://www.ufosightingsmontana.com).
Puckett is a fitness buff and enjoys cooking and reading in his spare time. He is an avid collector of 50’s and 60’s rock and roll music. He also is a volunteer weather observer and posts a live weather page on Weatherunderground.com. Puckett also monitors air pollution (PM2.5) and his site can be found in Helena, MT on the Purpleair air pollution map. In addition he collects and reports rainfall data that is stored in an official climatological database. He also is a treasurer and supply person for a local non-profit organization.
View Short William Puckett Interview on KTVH TV, Helena, MT Chan 12 – Jul 28, 2015 (YouTube):
View “Meet William Puckett” Interview on KOMO TV Channel 4 (Seattle, WA) – Sept 18, 2007 (YouTube):