Tag Archives: The Guardian

Farewell to the ‘mystical astronaut’: Edgar Mitchell 1930-2016

Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon who became a celebrity believer in the UFO myth, has died aged 85. The Guardian newspaper once described the retired NASA astronaut as being an unlikely name on the list … 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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UFO files – saved!

After six decades of official indifference UFO records have been finally recognised by Britain’s Ministry of Defence as being ‘historically significant’. MoD’s ‘Guidance for Record Reviewers’, lists files on ‘unidentified flying objects‘ alongside those concerning nuclear testing, Special Forces and … Continue reading

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Dowsing for Death

News that three British government departments promoted the sale of useless bomb detectors to security forces around the world has caused shock and outrage. But this is just the latest example of otherwise skeptical military and defence officials who have … Continue reading

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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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Space Age Folklore

Folklore is often regarded as something ‘other people’ have, certainly not educated people such as NASA staff at California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But a story on Stuart Clark’s Across The Universe blog for The Guardian demonstrates that we all have folklore … Continue reading

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Silly Season Survey

Yes folks it’s August and we have officially entered the period of the summer that journalists have traditionally called ‘the Silly Season’.  If you are a journalist please fill out a questionnaire to take part in my research into the origins … Continue reading

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UFO Files make waves

The release of the ninth collection of MoD UFO files by The National Archives continues to make news across the world.  On the first day of the launch (Thursday, 12 July) the website received almost 60,000 visitors – an uplift … Continue reading

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Ghost Ships Ahoy!

The media is continually awash with old legends revived for a new audience and modern legends that are in the process of creation.  This item by Jon Henley, from Guardian G2 (27 March 2012), resurrects a motif found in nautical folklore … Continue reading

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