Gunter Hofer is a graphic designer, photographer, and artist currently working as a civil servant for the UK Government. UFOlogy, Astrophotography and electronics are just two of his side interests which have influenced him as a young teenager. Gunter's interest in UFOlogy developed after reading Cynthia Hind's book "UFOs - African Encounters" while living in Zimbabwe in the '80s. He became more convinced there was something more going on after his grandmother surprisingly came out that she had seen a flying disk in 1968 in a small town in Zimbabwe called Sipolilo, in the northwest of the country. He got the chance to meet Cynthia in the early 90s and they soon became friends, helping her with some of her investigations on a technical basis. The Ariel school case was his first major case, which has been both transformative and challenging in his life ever since.