David Hatcher Childress,Author, Founder of Adventures Unlimited Press & World Explorer
David Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating individual. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankindís past.
Born in France in 1957 and raised in the mountains of Colorado and Montana, Davidís curiosity about the world was piqued at a young age. He attended the University of Montana where his studies in oriental culture and philosophy led him to a job teaching English in Taiwan. In 1976, David left the United States on what would become a six-year research and adventure odyssey. During this time, he studied firsthand the ancient civilizations of Africa, the Middle East and China, sometimes journeying into dangerous territory along the way (like Uganda during the overthrow of Idi Amin).
By 1984, Childress had written two books about his journeys, Lost Cities of Africa and Arabia and Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India.
Further expeditions to South America in the 1980s resulted in Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries of South America, which became a top-ten seller in Brazil. Childress has continued his global research and has rounded out his series with Lost Cities of Ancient Lemuria & the Pacific; Lost Cities of North and Central America; Lost Cities of Atlantis, Ancient Europe & the Mediterranean. His style is an entertaining blend of personal experience and well-researched fact, and these books present fascinating information on the advanced technology and anomalous architecture of our predecessors around the globe.
David has a wide scope of interests, and is a recognized expert not only on ancient civilizations and technology, but also on free energy, anti-gravity and UFOs. His books on these subjects include: The Anti-Gravity Handbook; Anti-Gravity & the World Grid; Anti-Gravity and the Unified Field; Extraterrestrial Archeology; Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India & Atlantis; The Free-Energy Device Handbook; Man-Made UFOs 1944-1994; and The Time Travel Handbook. His latest effort is Pirates and the Lost Templar Fleet. Soon to be announced is Lost Cities of the American Southwest.
After more than 20 years of investigating these arcane subjects, David finds his unique views and ideas are gaining popularity. He has appeared on a Disney TV special, Fox-TVís Sightings & Encounters, two NBC-TV specials, and several segments for the Discovery Channel, A&E, and the History Channel. He is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows. He continues to explore, write and excite people about discovery through his magazine, World Explorer, and his publishing company, Adventures Unlimited Press.
Right: David behind the bar in the World Explorers Club clubhouse in Kempton.