“Dr. Bruce,” a distinguished professor of history, former Fulbright scholar, and US Army veteran, is a paranormal lightning rod who will be discussing his lifetime of paranormal experiences including angels, demons, ghosts, cryptids, telepathy, telekinesis, mediumship, and contact with aliens. He will also discuss his recent research for MUFON exploring the question of whether the UFO subject can be fairly characterized as paranormal, and a survey he conducted studying PTSD and abductees.
Bruce Olav Solheim served for six years in the US Army as a jail guard and later as a helicopter pilot. He earned his Ph.D. in history from Bowling Green State University in 1993. He is currently a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He also served as a Fulbright professor in 2003 at the University of Tromsø in northern Norway. He started teaching a paranormal personal history course at Citrus College Fall 2018.
Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and co-founded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United States designed specifically for recently returned veterans. He has published nine books, one comic book, and has written ten plays, two of which have been produced.