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How UFOs Conquered the World – without firing a shot

BBC History Magazine/History Extra published my article that explains how the idea of visitors in mysterious flying objects grew from its origins in the Cold War into the most enduring modern myth. You can read the main feature here (password … Continue reading

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The Scottish Roswell

The Sunday Express and Metro have today published a preview of a chapter from How UFOs Conquered the World that exposes the truth behind ‘the Scottish Roswell’. Journalist Mark Branagan says the Ardgay mystery has ‘intrigued UFO hunters since it was … Continue reading

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UFOs and the mythical ‘acclimatisation programme’

Every so often the release of archive documents throws up another gem from the bygone era when flying saucers really were taken seriously by world governments. The most recent turned up in a collection of papers produced by Irish diplomats … Continue reading

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‘I have some stuff you might be interested in…’: Edward Snowden and the ultimate secret

When four years ago Wikileaks published 250,000 US state department cables dating back to the 1960s, a believer in ET visitations asked why, in the great mass of data, there was not one major UFO secret. Soon afterwards, during a … Continue reading

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U-2 secret history revealed

News that the CIA has finally ‘officially acknowledged‘ the existence of Area 51 as the base where the U2 spyplane was developed will come as no big surprise to aviation historians. Some of the more far-gone UFOlogists prefer to believe … Continue reading

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