Tag Archives: Britain’s X-traordinary Files

British Army tried to harness ‘supernormal’ powers in WW2

Records I discovered at The National Archives show the British Army’s top brass tried to harness ‘supernormal‘ powers during the war against Hitler – and may still be conducting experiments on a range of special powers. An article by Mark … Continue reading

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On the trail of the phantom copter

The Daily Mirror has published the results of my Freedom of Information research on the phantom helicopter mystery that plagued British police forty years ago. The full story was published in Britain’s X-traordinary Files and a summary can be found … Continue reading

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Cat’s out of the bag?

The Beast of Bodmin Moor was really just a large domestic cat according to a study commissioned by the British government. Two tabloids, The Sun and the Daily Mail, revealed the results of the 1995 investigation, based upon information taken from … Continue reading

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Nessie: shoot on sight!

The Sunday Express has published a summary of my research into official files on The Loch Ness Monster. The article by Mark Branagan is headlined: ‘The day big game hunters were called in to kill Nessie…and almost sparked war’ and begins: ‘It … Continue reading

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Britain’s X-traordinary Files

My latest book opens The National Archives’ own ‘X-files’ to shine a spotlight on many formerly secret official accounts of uncanny phenomena and other unsolved historical mysteries. From mediums employed by the police to help with psychic crime-busting to sea … Continue reading

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Solway Spaceman mystery is 50 years old

It is 50 years since Jim Templeton took the famous image of a figure in a space-suit hovering behind his daughter on the Solway Marshes in the English Lake District. Since that family outing in May 1964 when the figure … Continue reading

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