Radio and television hosts have stumbled over trying to pronounce his name. He has been declared the most under-advertised investigator of the “unexplained” and at the same time the most influential. But the diversity of the topics that he investigates and the seriousness with which he does it has earned him one moniker that fits: “The real life Kolchak.”
For 27 years Gian J. Quasar has investigated the world of the unknown, unseen, mysterious and macabre— unexplained disappearances, cryptids, UFOs, claims of the occult, ancient legends, and the most undeniable and compelling, the hunt for human predators: serial killers.
Quasar, however, is neither the eager believer nor the humbug debunker. It is because these topics became surrounded by a cottage industry of endless myth and folklore that he entered the fray. His purpose was to simply find the truth for himself. Yet he does not tread in this dangerous world with the extemporanea of popular journalism. He employs the tools used in History, coining the term ‘investigative historian.’
Quasar’s name (under whatever pronunciation) has become synonymous with the Bermuda Triangle. The subject lay dormant for 20 years until he presented the result of 9 years of investigation on the web in 1999. Thereafter McGraw-Hill rushed his first book Into the Bermuda Triangle to publication in 2003.
“You have opened my eyes for the first really serious look at The Bermuda Triangle. I think that your book is, as you say the first of its kind in 25 years, and I think the best. I think you have the advantage of many years of research beyond where the other books could ever have gone. It became an extraordinarily powerful experience to read it. It is just absolutely wonderfully fascinating. And I was so glad in some respects that I wasn’t reading this while flying in a little plane somewhere across the dark Caribbean in The Bermuda Triangle.” — Whitley Strieber.
The substance of Quasar’s approach is seen in the continuing recognition he has received. His book They Flew into Oblivion inspired a Resolution in Congress (sponsored by E Clay Shaw; passed 420-2) and an ovation in the Gold Room on Capitol Hill. Fiction super sleuth, Marion “Doc” Ford, even carries Quasar’s book with him as a guide in Randy Wayne White’s New York Times bestseller Night Moves (Putnam 2014). Of Quasar and his book, Randy Wayne White declares:
“The danger of Gian J. Quasar’s fascination with mysteries often assigned to ‘paranormal causes’ is that readers will assume his writing is tainted with secret advocacy and bias— like the majority of hacks who litter this field. Readers, rest easy. Quasar is a superb writer and researcher, and stands alone at the top of this unusual field. Through Quasar, the genre is elevated (finally!) to equal, even exceeds, the highest standards of investigative journalism, and he has the rare ability to distill complex data into lucid declarative sentences— I can give no higher praise. Quasar’s THEY FLEW INTO OBLIVION is not only the best book by far on the iconic Flight Nineteen, it serves as the gold standard, in my opinion, for readers and future writers who seek to explore the complex facts (which make a mystery no less wonderful) rather than soothe their biases with fairy tales.”
From this “unusual field” Quasar expanded to True Crime and Cold Case, virtually rewriting the Jack the Ripper case, pioneering the reinvestigation of The ‘Zodiac’ Killer, and becoming the controversial and highest profiled independent investigator of the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker. His work as presented on the Q Files and in books has inspired the reopening of cases, national press conferences, and various news reports.
Quasar’s works have inspired a complete change in the mainstream’s outlook on many topics, and have been cited in textbooks (e.g. Thomas Nelson) and academic studies (e.g. Cambridge University Press). He has written for publications ranging from Boy Scouts to The Review for the Oxford Philosophic Society. Over 30 TV documentaries (History Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, BBC, SyFy, NBC, FOX, American Heroes, National Geographic Explorer, etc.) have featured him and chronicled his explorations.
What began as an innocent quest for the truth behind intriguing mysteries has placed him at the forefront of historic and current investigation. The Quester Files is now the center of his developing investigations, some exclusive to the website, and it also advertises some of his upcoming books.
To his friends his unusual name is not a problem. His nickname has long been Dav or David. Most everybody else is content to call him “Q-Man.”