Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Will Smith Effect

Despite all the claims about ‘the death of UFOlogy’, the never-ending stream of movies and satellite TV shows, such as Chasing UFOs and UFOs: The Untold Stories prove the idea of UFOs and alien visitations is more alive than ever. And the … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Saucery

Happy birthday to us! April 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Flying Saucery gossip column I co-write with sidekick Andy Roberts for our favourite monthly ‘zine, Fortean Times, that celebrates its 300th issue this month. Since 2003 we have provided FT readers with an eclectic … Continue reading

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Aliens prefer Brummies to Irish, poll finds

Just when you thought the alien abduction craze was history along comes a survey, commissioned by ITV, that claims 3% of Britons say they have been space-napped. And if the findings are to be believed, the extra-terrestrials much prefer to … Continue reading

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Yorkshire ‘Ghost Plane’ puzzle solved

The mystery surrounding the identity of a hedge-hopping ‘ghost plane‘ that puzzled motorists in the Yorkshire Dales has been solved. Photographer Anita Skinner captured two dramatic images of a ‘large matte grey plane’ as it swooped dangerously low over Wharfedale … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Crying Boy

It came from the same tabloid headline factory that produced ‘Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster‘ – and the Curse of the Crying boy continues to live online. I will presenting a paper on this quintessential urban legend at the Folklore … Continue reading

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