A. J. Gevaerd, 56, studied Chemistry in several universities in Brazil. Chemistry was his first passion and he became a teacher of it as young as 14 years old. By that time, he was already pursuing the mysteries involved in the UFO Phenomena and was a devoted investigator of flying saucers sightings and alien contact with humans. He started lecturing about UFOs in 1978. In
1985, when 23 years old, he decided to quit his carrier as a Chemistry teacher to devote full time to his UFO researches.