"Born in Belgium, Manuel has had a lifelong interest in all matters extraterrestrial. In 1994 he decided to quit a career as a lawyer and academic researcher (with teaching assignment), and started a consulting company. This also offered him the opportunity to follow his passion and dedicate more time to extraterrestrial research.
"After a course in regression therapy, he began to investigate abduction and contact cases. He also started sharing information with other researchers and regression therapists on an informal basis, and centralized that information in a database, called the Hyperbase. While it started as a database for people who work with abductees, this project has over the years crystallized into a valuable asset for exopolitical research, as well. It can be found at http://manuel.sekmeth.com/hb7.
"In 2008 work on the Hyperbase was halted. The Exopaedia is its successor, and Manuel also is the driving force behind the Exopaedia. Apart from that,
- he is a member of Faculty (Lecturer), and of the Advisory Board of the Exopolitics Institute,
- he is country director for South Africa at the Exopolitics Institute,
- he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Exopolitics Journal,
- he also is the founder of Exopolitics South Africa, and has been running it since its inception in 2006. As such he is also a member of the Exopolitics World Network,
- he is co-administrator and co-owner of The OutPost Forum,
- he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Abduction-Encounter Research (JAR Magazine)."