In 1970, Dan Harary, a 14-year-old boy from New Jersey, had an extraordinary encounter that would go on to shape his life and inspire his career as a sci-fi writer. Sitting in his father’s car, Harary spotted a V-shaped UFO hovering above their neighborhood in broad daylight. The experience was unforgettable, but it took decades for Harary to realize that his military father, Jack, might have known more about the incident than he let on.
Jack Harary, an electronics engineer with the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1996, had always remained tight-lipped about his top-secret projects. It wasn’t until Jack’s death in 2017 that Dan remembered the knowing wink his father had given him after their UFO sighting. This revelation sparked Harary’s curiosity and fueled the creation of his new alien novel, After They Came.
Dan Harary’s fascination with extraterrestrial life didn’t emerge until he had multiple UFO sightings throughout his life. In addition to the encounter in 1970, he experienced another sighting in 1994 and a third in 2008. It was after his second sighting that Harary began researching UFOs and extraterrestrial life, which led him to join the Los Angeles chapter of the Mutual UFO Network MUFON in 2008.
Harary’s journey from a casual observer to a firm believer in extraterrestrial life is a testament to the impact that personal experiences and dedicated research can have on one’s worldview. He has since become an advocate for open discussion on the topic of UFOs and extraterrestrial life, arguing that the evidence supporting their existence is too substantial to ignore. His conviction has driven him to share his story and encourage others to explore the subject with an open mind.
As a sci-fi writer, Harary has used his passion for the topic to create engaging stories that captivate readers and explore the possibilities of life beyond Earth. His novel, After They Came (Amazon link), draws from his own experiences and the belief that his father had knowledge of UFOs through his work in the military. The book tells the story of a man who is beamed up by extraterrestrials after trying to drown himself on his 70th birthday, taking readers on an intriguing journey through the realm of the unknown.
Despite the skepticism he faces from some, including his own doctor, Harary remains committed to proving the existence of extraterrestrial life. He believes that if people took the time to research UFOs and aliens, they too would become believers. With his writing and advocacy, Harary hopes to inspire others to question the limits of our understanding and embrace the possibility of life beyond our planet. As the author himself states, “this stuff is real,” and when the day comes that it’s proven, he wants people to be prepared for the truth.