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The Author

Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke brings to the field of ufology degrees in history, English, psychology, and educational leadership and a background as a teacher, university professor, junior college and university administrator, licensed therapist and psychologist, and social science researcher. As a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University and  former Director of the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Dr. Clarke, who is Cherokee/Choctaw, has worked with indigenous people for most of her career. Her first book in the field of ufology  was the best-seller Encounters With Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians. She is also the author of twelve children's' books  and the best-selling academic text: Sisters in the Blood: The Education of Women in Native America.  She lives in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in Big Sky Montana.



A special recognition and THANK YOU goes out to Eric Salvisberg, a reader and fan, who lives in France for his major contribution to the Ardy Sixkliller Clarke Native American Scholarship Program at Montana State University.  His generous contribution will go a long way in fulfilling the goals of Native students pursuing degrees in teacher education.  Again, Mr. Salvisberg, I thank you sincerely.

Mr. Salvisberg with his companion, Do, during a recent visit to Mt. Shasta.

My Current Work

Sky People, Untold Stories of Alien Encounters in Mesoamerica is the result of a vow made by Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke  as a teenager to follow in the footsteps of two 19th-century explorers, John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, who brought the ancient Maya cities to the world's attention. Dr. Clarke set out on a seven-year adventure (from 2003 through 2010) through Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, collecting stories of encounters, sky gods, giants, little people, and aliens among the indigenous people. She drove more than 12,000 miles, visiting 89 archaeological sites (Stephens and Catherwood visited only 44) and conducting nearly 100 individual interviews.

The result is an enthralling series of unique, original, true stories of encounters with space travelers, giants, little people, and UFOs. Sky People may very well change the way you perceive and experience the world.

Title Page
Table of Contents
Authors Note
PART I - Walking with the Ancients: Exploring Belize
Chapter 1 - The Backward Walking People
Chapter 2 - The Double on Another Planet
Chapter 3 - A Disk in the Sky
Chapter 4 - Men Who walked through Mountains
Chapter 5 - An Endangered Species
Chapter 6 - The Insect Man
Chapter 7 - The Stone Woman of Belize
PART II - Walking with the Ancients: Exploring Honduras
Chapter 8 - A Hole through the Heart
Chapter 9 - The Silver Man from the Stars
Chapter 10 - An Encounter with the Old Ones
PART III -Walking with the Ancients: Exploring Guatemala
Chapter 11 -The Devil Sent Them
Chapter 12 - We Knew our Way around the Universe
Chapter 13 - An Alien Hitchhiker
Chapter 14 - The Sky Men of Quiriguá
Chapter 15 - We had our own Gods
Chapter 16 - Aliens with Red Eyes
Chapter 17 - They are poison
Chapter 18 - The Red-Eyed Reptilian
Chapter 19 - The Shining People of the Red Hand
Chapter 20 - They told me I would not Remember
Chapter 21 - A City that Touches the Sky
Chapter 22 - The K'iche Village Women tell their Story
Chapter 23 - The Star Men of the Guatemalan Jungle
PART IV - Walking with the Ancients - Exploring Mexico
Chapter 24 - In the Land of the Tuhohani
Chapter 25 - Sky Gods in the Heart of the Chiapas
Chapter 26 - Our Elders were Friends with the Wise Men
Chapter 27 - The Place of the Gods
Chapter 28 - He Came on a Beam of Light
Chapter 29 - No one believes the Truth
Chapter 30 - On My Way to Heaven
Chapter 31 - The Dog that no longer Barks
Chapter 32 - An Astronaut named Pakal
Chapter 33 - The Secrets of Palenque
Chapter 34 - They Walk among Us
Chapter 35 - The Space Traveling Maya
Chapter 36 - They live under the Sea
Chapter 37 - I heard they only take Humans
Chapter 38 - The Sky People of Calakmul
Chapter 39 - They come for Something
Chapter 40 - A Missing Brother and a UFO
Chapter 41 - The Aluxes are Aliens
Chapter 42 - The Great Mystery
Chapter 43 - The Healers
Chapter 44 - They avoid Tourists
Chapter 45 - Viva Mexico
Chapter 46 - The Sky Gods Cried Too
Chapter 47 - The Little People of El Rey



The Library


Encounters with the Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians  offers up a collection of intimate narratives of encounters between contemporary American Indians, UFOs and Extraterrestrials. The first person accounts, described as conscious experiences and recalled without the aid of hypnosis, reveal a worldview that unquestionably accepts the reality of Aliens or Star People.  The stories also reveal cultures that almost universally regard Star People as ancestors, which allows for interactions that take place without fear and helps explain the uniqueness of the encounters and experiences.  The stories range from an account of a UFO crash landing on a reservation where a team of alien scientists waited for a rescue, the unveiling of a petrified alien heart to an elder who had earned the title of "the man who shot an alien" among his family and friends.  Others told stories of aliens who assumed human identity, and were quietly inhabiting Earth to a race of aliens who lived underground.

The stories were told by people from all walks of life. Some had graduate degrees; others had never attended school. Some were adept at technology; others had never used a cell phone, owned a computer or a television set. A few of the stories were about events that occurred before the 1947 Roswell incident, however, the majority of the events took place between 1990 and 2010. This book contributes to the knowledge about UFOs from a group that until now have mostly remained silent. For readers, it is likely they will never look at the UFO/Alien phenomenon in the same way again.

Author’s Note
Chapter 1: Missing Time
Chapter 2: An Encounter that Pre-Dates Roswell
Chapter 3: Sometimes They Come for Families
Chapter 4: The Man Who Shot an Alien
Chapter 5: An Alien, A Spacecraft, and an Alaskan Blizzard
Chapter 6: They Are Among Us
Chapter 7: A Star Traveler
Chapter 8: Three Military Veterans Describe an Encounter of the First Kind
Chapter 9: Alien Abductions of the Not-So-Common Kind
Chapter 10: Encounters of the Fifth Kind
Chapter 11: Disappearances in the Southwest
Chapter 12: They Hover Over Missile Sites
Chapter 13: A Vietnam Veteran Reveals a Gift from the Star People
Chapter 14: An Alien Heart
Chapter 15: They Live Underground
Chapter 16: Abductions of a Different Kind
Chapter 17: We Are Not of This Earth
Chapter 18: Where the Buffalo Play
Chapter 19: They Are Shapeshifters
Chapter 20: Liberators from Space
Chapter 21: Two Women Speak Their Minds
Chapter 22: They Will Be Gone When I Am 25
Chapter 23: No Guns Allowed
Chapter 24: The Little People Are the Star People
Chapter 25: The Story of a Traveling Marble
Chapter 26: Four Police Officers Come Forward
Chapter 27: An Alien Hitchhiker
Chapter 28: American Indians and the Cosmic Connection



Sisters in the Blood is the result of a year-long research study among American Indian women from the Northern Plains Indian Tribes.  Nearly one-thousand women from all age groups and educational levels were interviewed on such subjects as boarding schools, education, early childhood, parenting, physical and emotional abuse.  The book became a best-seller in academia and was used  in both Indian Studies and Women Studies programs throughout the country.


Children’s Books

Ardy Clarke is also the author of ten children’s books.  Three of the books are original stories featuring Lakota Sioux Indian children: Santa Visits the Reservation, the Valentine Story and the Dakota Blizzard.  The other books are a retelling of traditional Lakota Sioux legends.  The books were published in both English and Lakota. Lakota linguist, Joe Bad Wound, wrote the Lakota translations.  Lakota artist, Tim Lammers , illustrated each of the books. While the books have been out-of-print for more than two decades, a used book in the series is offered occasionally on Please click on the icons below to view each book.



Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke established and personally funded a scholarship program at Montana State University for American Indian students.  The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding to American Indian students pursuing four-year degrees in elementary or secondary education.  Awards are made annually and are based on need and academic excellence.  The minimum amount awarded is $500 per semester.  Many of the past recipients of the scholarship have noted that without such funding, they would have been unable to continue their studies.

In addition to the initial monies contributed to fund the endowed program, Dr. Clarke contributes 10% of all book sales to the scholarship program as an ongoing donation.

Dr. Clarke, who is a former high school English teacher, counselor, administrator and University professor, has been a long-time advocate of identifying and assisting American Indian students in their goals to become teachers.   If anyone is interested in donating to the Ardy Sixkiller Clarke Scholarship,, please contact Ardy personally or the Foundation Program at Montana State University.


Ardy’s Announcements include sections regarding her recent books, articles & short stories, interviews, and appearances. Click on any panel to open it.

Sky People: Untold Stories of Alien Encounters in Mesoamerica, New Page Books, December 2014 (currently listed on  as pre-order).

Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians -- Japanese version, October,2014.

Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians -- Italian version, Feb. 2015.

Encounters with Star People: Untold Stories of American Indians -- Chinese version, Feb. 2015.

Chapter: "The Ancient Astronaut Theory: An Indigenous Perspective," pp. 157-191, IN: Lost Secrets of the Gods: Latest Evidence of Ancient Astronauts, Precursor Cultures, and Secret Societies, EDS, Michael Pye & Kirsten Dalley, New Page Books, 2014.

Article: "We are Being Invaded",  Fate Magazine, Issue #725 (2014).

November 21, 2014 - Alejandro Rojas, Open Minds Radio (air date Monday, 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm)

December 6, 2014 - Cliff Dunning, Earth Ancients Podcast (11 am MST)

December 11, 2014 - Jesse Bollinger, Bump in the Night (air date 7 pm MST)

December 12, 2014 - Brett Raynes, blogradio: Alternative Perceptions: and online magazine: Alternative Perceptions - http://apmagazine.inf

December 17, 2014 - Voice of America Radio

December 18, 2014 - Christopher O'Brien (10 am MST)

December 19, 2014 - Bob Charles Show,, Pyramid One Network, (7 pm EST - LIVE)

December 29, 2014 - Kevin Thompson, Paranormal Radio (8:35-10:40 pm MST)

December 30, 2014 - Alan Steinfeld, New Realities (8 pm MST)

January 3, 2015 - Fringe Radio (6-7 pm MST)

January 5, 2015 - Laurel Tague, Epic Voyages (7-9 pm MST)

January 7, 2015 - Martin Willis, Podcast UFO (6:30 pm MST)

January 8, 2015 - Mel Fabregas, Manticore (11 am MST)

January 9, 2015 - Luci & Anthony, Paranormal Review Radio (8 pm MST)

January 12, 2015 - William Birnes, Future Theater (6:30 pm MST)

January 14, 2015 - Wendy Garrett, Conscious Living (Noon MST)

January 14, 2015 - Mack Maloney, Armed Forces Radio X-Files (5-7 pm MST - LIVE)

January 16, 2015 - Jeffery Pritchett, Church of Mabus (5 pm MST)

January 19, 2015 - Donna Seebo,The Donna Seebo Show (10 am MST)

January 20, 2015 - Brent Holland, Night Fright Show (6-8 pm MST)

January 21, 2015 - Monique Lessan, Investigatrix (4-6 pm MST)

January 24, 2015 - Scott Colburn, "Exploring Unexplained Phenomena" (9:35 pm MST)

January 25, 2015 - Bob Charles Show (1-2 pm MST)

January 28, 2015 - Betsey Lewis, Rainbow Vision Network (6 pm MST)

January 29, 2015 - Cheryl Knight, Paranormal Underground (5:15 pm MST)

January 31, 2015 - Shirley MacLaine, Shirley MacLaine Show (5 pm MST)

February 3, 2015 - Debbie West, Lost Knowledge (2-4 pm MST)

February 5, 2015 - Jeremy Vaeni, The Experience (Noon MST)

February 5, 2015 - John Ellias (6-7 pm MST)

February 6, 2015 - Daniel Bautz , Grand Dark Conspiracy (9 am MST)

February 7, 2015 - Barb, Radio Amerika (11 to Midnight MST)

February 9, 2015 - Kevin, Buzz Radio (8:30 pm MST)

February 11, 2015 - George Noorey, Coast to Coast  (1-3 am MST)

February 12, 2015 - Bruce Collins (7 pm MST)

February 17, 2015 - Jonathan Dean, United Kingdom, (2:15 pm MST)

February 19, 2015 - Maxine Taylor, Move into Magic Show (9:00 am MST)

February 21, 2015 - Temple of Health Radio, Dr. Kolb, (10 am MST)

February 21, 2015 - Witching Hour, Solaris Blueraven (10 pm MST)

February 24, 2015 - Richard Kerr, Starseed (5 pm MST)

February 25, 2015 - Pat Baker, Supernatural Girlz (5:30-7:00 pm MST)

March 4, 2015 - Christina George, Aliens Ufo's & Beyond (5-7 pm MST)

March 5, 2015 - Ken Hudnall (6 pm MST)

March 17, 2015 - Bob Bain, The Farside (10 am MST)

March 19, 2015 - Kyle Philson, Expanded Horizons (7 pm MST)

March 21, 2015 - Shannon "Roejen" Costea, Project Archivist (7 pm MST)

March 24, 2015 - Lavandar, Starseed Academy (5 pm MST)

March 27, 2015 - Sherry Geo, Truth Frequency Radio (8 pm MST)

April 8, 2015 - Jamie Havicam (7 pm MST)

April 11, 2015 - Henry Foister, Paranormal View (TBA)

April 12, 2015 - Steve and Susanne, KTRP Team (United Kingdom) (1:30 pm MST)

April 17, 2015 - Allan Handelman, Allan Handelman Show (2 pm MST - LIVE)

April 26, 2015 - Chase Kloetz, Fate Magazine Radio (6 pm MST)

June 1, 2015 - Sheryl Glick, Healing from Within (TBA)

June 11, 2015 - Janet Love (6 pm MST)

March 24, 2015 - Speaking/Book Signing, Jesse A. Marcel UFO Library, Helena, Montana.


Availability as a Speaker at Conferences.

Since the 1980s Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, has been a keynote speaker at various national and international conferences in academia.  During her travels and speaking engagements, Dr. Clarke researched and interviewed indigenous people who reported encounters with UFOs and aliens throughout the world. Dr. Clarke is available to speak about her research, relate stories of encounters not reported in her books as well as discuss those individuals featured in her current book.  She may also give a preview of her book-in-progress about her third book (stories collected in last 4 years ) among American Indian participants which  range from encounters with little people and giants, stories of a big-foot type character and alien encounters.  She is also available to discuss the spirituality aspects of indigenous UFO encounters.



Ardy's Journal will keep you up-to-date on events, ideas, and musings about Ardy's life and interests. Click on any panel to open it.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Pat Frank (1960), the author of the classic apocalyptic novel, Alas, Babylon.  Born on May Pat Frank was the pen name for Patrick Hart Frank a journalist and information handler for several newspapers, agencies, and government bureaus. His used his years of experience observing the bureaucracy  of the federal government and military and the threat of nuclear proliferation and annihilation in his writing.

During my first year as a English teacher, Alas, Babylon was on the required reading list for high school students.  Over the years, I chose the book as one of the novels I taught in my high school English classes; therefore I not only have a strong connection with the book, I have read it innumerable times.  I have repeatedly met former students who have told me that one of the things they will always remember about high school was reading Alas, Babylon.  One young woman told me that it was the first complete novel she had ever read and it set her on a path to becoming a book-lover.

I have been following the events of a young woman who committed suicide as a result of Internet bullying.  Bullying events leading to suicide and a variety of other ills is a common story-line on TV news shows, magazines and  the internet.  Bullying has always been a part of growing up.  I was bullied when I was in elementary school.  When I reported it to teachers, they told me to ignore it.  As a teacher, I observed it on a regular basis and stood strong with students who were victims.  One of the stories I always used to bring home the subtleties of  bullying was a Ray Bradbury story, "All Summer in a Day."  For teachers out there, this science fiction short story, set on the planet, Venus, is a good way to lead a discussion about bullying and how it affects not only the child who is bullied, but the bullies as well.

Plot:  The story is about a class of school children who live on Venus, a planet that experiences constant rainstorms.  The sun is only visible for one hour every seven years.  Margot, a child born on Earth, but living on Venus, remembers the sun.  She describes it to the students as "a penny"  and "like a fire in the stove."  The other children have never seen the sun and do not believe her.  Out of jealousy, they gang up on her and lock her in a closet on the day the sun is supposed to shine.  When their teacher arrives to take the class outside to enjoy the sunshine, Margot is forgotten.  During the hour of sunshine, her classmates run, play, jump and savor every moment of life in the sunshine.  But then, the raindrops fall and the children are hustled back indoors.  Suddenly one of the children remember that Margot is locked in the closet.  They are ashamed for what they have done, but the sun has come and gone, and because of their contemptible act, Margot has missed the sun.


Are you on Face Book, My Space or any other social media?

Ardy does not have a Face Book page or any other social media, nor does she plan to have one.

What is Dr. Clarke’s email address?

You may contact Ardy by clicking on the typewriter in "The Author" section.  She reads every email she receives and tries to answer each of them as time permits.

What is your best advice for an aspiring writer?

First of all, WRITE.  Write every day.  Join a writers group in your community.  Write, Rewrite and Write again.

Do you teach any courses or seminars?

Occasionally, but she has none planned for the future.  Her seminars deal with writing non-fiction.   For example, Dr. Clarke is one of the most successful grant writers in the country and is  well-known nationally for  her grant-writing workshops.  She also specializes in conducting qualitative research projects for books  and  her memoir-writing seminars.

She  prefers  to do workshops with small groups.  If you have a group that would like to get together in the mountains of Montana for a writing retreat, contact her.  A minimum group is 8 and the maximum is 12.  If you have special needs, please contact her.

Does Dr. Clarke speak at UFO Conferences?

Yes.  she does speak at UFO Conferences.  Please watch the “Announcements” section for scheduled appearances.

How do I get Dr. Clarke's autograph?

Contact Dr. Clarke.  She can privately arrange for you to send your book to her to be autographed. 

Does Dr. Clarke write fiction?

Yes, she does  write fiction, but to date, most of her fiction has been short stories which have been published as a part of educational curriculum.  She is currently working on a work of fiction.

Does she have any plans to write more children’s books?

She is currently putting the final touches on two young adult books.   She plans to publish them as an e-book.  Check back occasionally.  An announcement will be made when the books are published and available.

Why did you remove your poetry  and short story page?

With the demands on her time for speaking engagements combined with her current writing projects, it has been very difficult for Dr. Clarke to maintain her poetry and short story pages. For that reason they have been removed.

What happened to the "Day in the Life of Mother Earth" section?

At the request of Dr. Clarke, we have removed that section. Look for it in the future.

Is Dr. Clarke married?

Yes.  She is married.  She also has two children – the four legged kind.  Prairie Rose Too, her Lhasa Apso baby, is her constant and faithful companion and Rez Perez, a stray Maine Coon cat rescued in below-zero weather on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.  Rez has never set foot outside the house since she was brought home – 12 years ago.  Sometimes she will stick her head outside the door and look around and then quickly retreat to inside.  The closest she gets to nature is sitting on the window sill and watching the world go by.  Rez and Prairie are good companions and play together.

What are Dr. Clarke's favorite genres?

Dr. Clarke likes fiction.  She likes literary fiction, science fiction, and mysteries.   Last year, she read books by female authors for 6 months.  This past year, she has been reading apocalyptic, post end-of-the-world fiction.  She generally spends a couple of months during the holidays reading the new Christmas book releases.

Contact Me


You are invited to contact me about my books, writing and appearances. You may email me by clicking on the typewriter above. Please keep in mind that any and all emails with attachments will be deleted unread.