Rainey, Carol

Rainey, Carol

Carol Rainey (_birth_ to September 17, 2023)

Budd Hopkins with former wife and co-author, Carol Rainey, 1996


  • Writer/Director at Freelance Filmmaker and Writer
  • Former Grant Writer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Former Television Producer & Marketing at Multivision
  • Former Senior Project Manager at VizWiz Productions
  • Former Director of Media Development at New England Research Institutes, Inc. (NERI)
  • Studied at University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Studied at Illinois State University
  • Lived in Tiverton, Rhode Island
  • From New York, New York



Co-creation of the “alien abduction phenomenon”– Carol Rainey: Paratopia vol. 1, n° 1

Carol Rainey: Open Letter to the UFO Community – TheUfoTrail, February 24, 2014

The Singer’s Hybrid Daughter:  Excerpt from The Abductionist’s Wife: A Memoir by Carol Rainey – Part One / Part Two – TheUfoTrail, February 2016

Abductology Implodes (PDF) by Robert Sheaffer – Skeptical Inquirer


Budd Hopkins, Abstract Expressionist and U.F.O. Author, Dies at 80 – NYTimes, by Margalit Fox, Aug. 24, 2011 

Mr. Hopkins’s three marriages, to Joan Baer, April Kingsley and Carol Rainey, ended in divorce. Besides his daughter, Grace, from his marriage to Ms. Kingsley, he is survived by his companion, Leslie Kean; a sister, Eleanor Whiteley; and a grandchild.

His memoir, “Art, Life and UFOs,” was published in 2009 by Anomalist Books.