Riley Lee Martin was born on May 9, 1946, and died on December 5, 2015.
He was an American self-described alien contactee, author, and radio host.
Mr. Riley Martin was the author of the book The Coming of Tan, which describes his life and his alleged alien abduction.
Riley hosted The Riley Martin Show on the Sirius XM Radio channel Howard 101.
Riley had another weekly radio show, The Official Riley Martin Radio Show, but he chose not to continue the show due to financial issues
Mr. Martin stated on his website that he “was born May 9, 1946, in Mississippi to a family of sharecroppers of African American and Native American descent”.
The radio host had claims he was first abducted by aliens near the St. Francis River while living in Arkansas in November 1953.
Martin characterized his interaction with the aliens as positive.
The Biaviian alien O-Qua Tangin Wann (also known as Tan), is listed as the co-author of his book.
Riley claimed that a significant amount of knowledge was uploaded into his brain by the aliens, including 144,000 different alien “symbols” within a matter of minutes.
He also claimed that these aliens, flying aboard ‘The Great mother ship’, gave him this knowledge so that he can produce and sell hand-drawings of these symbols, which will allow passage aboard the Mother Ship when the Earth is ‘transformed’ in 2012.
Mr. Martin claimed that each symbol is uniquely tuned to its buyer.
Riley Martin official Facebook fan page and Twitter feed announced his death on January 5, 2016, although it occurred in late 2015.
Riley Martin passed away at 69 yrs old.