John Grigsby Geiger is an American-born, Canadian author. He is best known for his book The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, which popularized the concept of the "Third Man", an incorporeal being that aids people under extreme duress. The book is the basis for National Geographic Channel's Explorer: The Angel Effect, in which Geiger appears. A book of the same name was published in 2013.
His four other books of non-fiction include the international bestseller Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition. He was the editorial board editor for The Globe and Mail, a senior fellow at Massey College, and is currently the chief executive officer (former president) of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Geiger was born in Ithaca, New York, grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and studied history at the University of Alberta.
John Geiger is currently the CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
In September 2014, John Geiger was a participant in the Victoria Strait Expedition that searched for Sir John Franklin's ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The HMS Erebus was successfully located, though Geiger himself was not among the search crew who found it...
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