Do Aliens Exist? Author Weighs In During Free Lecture

Nearly 40 percent of Americans believe UFOs exist, and millions believe they've
spotted one, according to a 2012 National Geographic poll. Halfway across the
globe, an online survey discovered more United Kingdom residents believing in
aliens than in God.

California-based author and professor Jerry Kroth, who dissects
the likelihood of alien existence in his latest book, will discuss the popular
topic - and the facts behind the sensationalism - at a Harper College lecture
this month. The conversation, hosted by anthropologist Lee Minnerly, will delve
into the varying opinions on alien life and the evidence behind the beliefs.

It runs from10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9 in the College's Wojcik Conference

The lecture precedes a popular "Explaining UFO" Saturday morning course
offered by Harper this spring. The noncredit class begins April 6.

Kroth is an associate professor of psychology emeritus at Santa Clara University in
California, and has published a dozen books, including "Aliens and Man? A
Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs." Minnerly, who leads Harper's UFO course, has a
master's degree in anthropology from Michigan State University and works at
Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium.

For more information on Kroth's presentation or the UFO course, contact the Harper
College Continuing Education at 847.925.6300 or visit

Press Contact: Erin Brooks, 847.925.6159