Bill Puckett Bio

Photo Taken in Radio Studio - Bellevue, Washington (Aug, 2010).

Photo Taken in Radio Studio – Bellevue, Washington (Aug, 2010).

Photo of Jesse Marcel Jr. & William Puckett Taken 2/8/2012.

Photo of Jesse Marcel Jr. & William Puckett Taken 2/8/2012.

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William “Bill” Puckett
BA Biology
MS Meteorology

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 ( and UFO Sightings Montana (

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 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):

7 Responses to Bill Puckett Bio

  1. gage says:

    This is my first time on your website the only reason I figured out about it is because I am a student that goes to the peak program and we are doing an independent study. My topic is on UFOs. This is a great website for anyone interested in UFOs.

    • Administrator says:

      Thanks for your comments. Feel free to grab any material from site for your study. I pride myself as running a research group that investigates the UFO enigma. UFOs are still a mystery.

  2. Bill Grady says:

    Pretty impressive website. I especially appreciate your scientific method. I always have.

  3. LARRY SMITH says:

    You gave a sterling report on 2 pictures I sent to you. Your report was as accurate and concise as could be done by anyone and very fast too, very unlike many. My regret is having sent only 2 pictures. The ones I did not send would have made a more complete bank of information upon which to give a larger, not necessarily different opinion. I recognize and respect your commentary and willing responses at that time. My question sir, is: Would you be willing to look at a disk and give me your candid and professional, private, opinion. I have done much research on this vertically unknown phenomenon. Thank you so much, if yes is your response and thank you anyway for past responses.

  4. L.C. says:

    I have been following your work since I was in Aberdeen, WA. I came to your meeting in Ocean Shores. I have had several sightings as well at the Hanford plant in 1952. I now live in Montana.It has been cloudy so I can’t do any sight seeing lately. I JUST KEEP TELLING YOU WHAT I SEE. I HAVE A GOOD CAMERA FOR PICTURES. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WHEN I MET YOU. I HAVE HAD SIGHTINGS FOR YEARS. WHAT I TELL YOU IS ALL TRUE. I CAN GO BACK TO 1952. THANKS

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