Tag Archives: The X-Files

25 years ago: Alien film a FAKE says movie wizard

25 years ago crowds gathered to see the world premiere of the ‘alien autopsy‘ film at an international UFO congress held at Sheffield Hallam University. At the time I was journalist at the Sheffield Star and according to expert Philip … Continue reading

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Won’t Get Fooled Again?: The alien autopsy film (2006)

This piece originally appeared in the Flyingsaucery column of Fortean Times 210 (2006) to mark the release of the movie Alien Autopsy. UFOlogists are always keen to play down the amount of hoaxing that goes on within the subject and … Continue reading

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Yorkshire UFO crash mystery solved – after 60 years

THE wreckage of a miniature UFO that ‘crash landed’ on the North York Moors sixty years ago has been found – hidden in the archives of a London museum. The story has been claimed by some as Britain’s answer to … Continue reading

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Apocalypse then…The Met’s X-Files

In May the tabloids revealed that detectives from Scotland Yard ‘kept dossiers on The X-Files and Star Trek, fearing the television series could cause riots and mass suicide’. The story emerged from two briefing documents I obtained from the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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UFO New Religious Movements and the Millennium

‘It might sound more like a plot for The X-Files than a case for the real-life detectives of Scotland Yard but secret Special Branch files have revealed the Met regarded Mulder and Scully, not to mention Captain Kirk and his … Continue reading

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Foxtrot 94 – a Cold War mystery solved

One of the most enduring mysteries of the Cold War – the disappearance of US pilot William Schaffner in a secret RAF exercise above the North Sea – has finally been laid to rest. Captain Scaffner was just 28 years … Continue reading

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