Born in West-Flanders in 1981, DELAERE got interested in the UFO phenomenon at the age of 14 after having read the book “De UFO-Saga” by Julien WEVERBERGH.
From 1997 to 2003 he headed UFO-West, an organization that concentrated mainly on sightings from West-Flanders.
In 2007, together with Wim VAN UTRECHT, DELAERE founded the Belgisch UFO-meldpunt (www.ufomeldpunt.be). Its purpose was to investigate sighting reports from the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. DELAERE is in charge of the coordination of the reporting center, maintains its website, and is the point of contact for the media. The center tries to investigate reports in a critical way with the intention of explaining as many cases as possible. Investigative reports are compiled about the interesting cases, analysing the sighting in detail. Every year the Belgisch UFO-meldpunt publishes its annual report which has an overview of all the submitted observations and their explanations.
Besides numerous lectures about the UFO phenomenon, DELAERE wrote several articles on the subject, PDFs of which can be downloaded on the website of the Belgisch UFO-meldpunt.
In 2014 he wrote “UFO’s in België en Nederland”, a book published by Lannoo. DELAERE and VAN UTRECHT are currently preparing an informative book about UFOs for youngsters.