Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tom attended Philadelphia public schools where he was competitive in three sports. He attended Temple University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration.
After a stint in the Air Force where he possessed a TOP SECRET/CRYPTO clearance, Tom became interested in anthropology and human evolution and received a Masters Degree in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento. Tom then received a fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Toronto.
Tom became interested in UFO’s while in high school and rekindled that interest when he became the MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Section Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania (1986-2002). In that capacity, Tom investigated local UFO sightings in the Delaware Valley which encompasses the five-county area surrounding Philadelphia. Since 1991, Tom’s research has focused solely on the so-called “Roswell Incident” and the alleged retrieval/cover-up by the U.S. Government of an alien spaceship and crew that crashed near the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. In this research, Tom has worked closely with Roswell investigators, Kevin Randle [until 1996] and Don Schmitt (since 1998). Tom was a Special Investigator for CUFOS (the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies) from 1992-1997 and served on its Board of Directors from 1997-2001.
For more than 70 years, the crash at Roswell and its ensuing controversies and cover-ups about UFOs have been investigated and yet despite continually mounting evidence there are still disbilievers. Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case is Tom Carey and Schmitt’s final and commanding word on the Roswell UFO case in which they declare victory once and for all.
Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case will bring all new exclusive eye witness testimonies to light as well as cover the:
Episode 14 Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case "Closed" with Tom Carey