Bruce Olav Solheim is currently a distinguished professor of history at Citrus College in Glendora, California. He also served as a Fulbright professor in 2003 at the University of Tromsø in northern Norway. He teaches a paranormal personal history course at Citrus College. Dr. Solheim is an associate member of the Parapsychological Association, and a member of CERO, and MUFON.
Bruce founded the Veterans Program at Citrus College and co-founded, with Manuel Martinez and Ginger De Villa-Rose, the Boots to Books transition course—the first college course in the United States designed specifically for recently returned veterans. He has published eight books, one comic book, and has written ten plays, two of which have been produced.
Check out his interview below!
1. You wear many hats; history professor, writer, playwright, just to name a few. When you have a spare moment to yourself, what do you do to unwind?
I like to draw, play my guitar, watch movies, and take meditative walks.
2. You write about paranormal experiences. Can you share any such experiences you’ve encountered yourself?
I have written three books documenting my paranormal experiences (Timeless, Timeless Deja Vu, and Timeless Trinity). Of those 89 experiences revealed in my books, here are some of the most remarkable: seeing a full bodied apparition at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire in 1999, being abducted by aliens in 1964, 1973, 1977, and 1978, and being attacked by the demonic spirit of H.H. Holmes at the site of the Murder Hotel in Chicago in 2019.
3. Describe a typical day in your writing career;
I wake up early, usually around 0430-0500. After having my first breakfast of cereal and banana, I transcribe my previous day’s spirit walk, send emails and post on social media as part of marketing efforts for my book and comic book, work on my presentations for conferences, and if I am lucky, write a story or two.
4. What can we expect to see from you next in coming months?
My Snarc comic book just came out, and my third Timeless book as well (Timeless Trinity). My next writing project will be Snarc #2 which will be graphic novel length. I will also be presenting at the Contact in the Desert conference in Indian Wells, CA, in the end of May 2020.