Bruce Cornet received a B.A. degree (1970) in biology from the University of Connecticut, a Masters degree (1972) in paleobotany from that same university, and graduated from Penn State in 1977 with a Ph.D. in geology and palynology (the study of fossil spores and pollen, used to age-date rocks). He spent 11 years in the oil industry, working for Gulf Research & Development, Exxon USA, Mobil Oil Corporation, and Superior Oil Company, all in Houston, TX. Between 1981 and 1982 he ran his own independent exploration company (Geminoil, Inc.), which drilled for and found oil in eastern Virginia. Between 1988 and 1993 he held a research position at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (part of Columbia University), and was the wellsite geologist for that institute’s Newark Basin Coring Project in New Jersey, which recovered over 28,000 feet of Late Triassic to Early Jurassic cores.
In 1992 he discovered that he lived next to the Pine Bush UFO hotspot in New York State, and began a three year, 24 square miles magnetic survey, discovering many anomalies underground and documenting over 140 close encounters with unconventional aircraft or UFOs. Much of those data are published on over 100 web pages. He is profiled on ResearchGate and has published 21 scientific papers, a couple books, and numerous abstracts on subjects in paleobotany, palynology, and geology.
In 2003 he was hired as Deputy Administrator at the National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) in Las Vegas, where he learned about Skinwalker Ranch in Utah and made reports of UFOs and anomalous aircraft sightings until that institute shut down in 2004. Now retired, he has been writing books and continuing his research into the Pine Bush Phenomenon, and into aerospace black project disclosures of ARVs or Alien Reproduction Vehicles.