Monthly Archives: June 2010

RIP Father Paul Inglesby

Father Paul, otherwise known as Lieutenant-Commander the Reverend Paul Inglesby, who has died aged 94, held unconventional views on the origin of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and once tried to stop the Queen watching Steven Spielberg’s alien film Close Encounters … Continue reading

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Mirage Men visit Hollingsville

The amazing artist Laurie Lipton (‘Delusion Dwellers’, above) and I were recently guests on Ken Hollings’ Hollingsville radio show on Resonance FM. On the menu were Godzilla and other famous monsters of fifties filmland, Laurie’s beautiful drawings and her suburban childhood, … Continue reading

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‘Like Sleepwalking While Awake’

The Strange Story of Sally Hartman : a sad 1950s tale of the CIA-out-of-control, LSD and… UFOs. In Mirage Men I touch upon the possibility that some early UFO encounters, particularly the case of Antonio Villas Boas, ‘Abductee Zero’, and perhaps … Continue reading

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ATOP the heights of an aviation mystery

Flight patches for an experimental aircraft known as ATOP, the Advanced Technology Observation Platform, have been making ripples in the world of the black aircraft enthusiasts.

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First review! Booklist

Booklist July 1, 2010 Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare and UFOs. Pilkington, Mark (Author) Sep 2010. Skyhorse, hardcover,  $22.95. (9781602398009). 001.942. British journalist Pilkington knows how to spin a yarn, and this book should appeal to fans … Continue reading

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Martian bees: a matter of observation

From the UK Metro, 18 April 2010: Bumble bees as big as ‘flying mice’ have been spotted by nature lovers across the country, it has been claimed. But there is no need to worry, experts say, because they are probably not as … Continue reading

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When the Reapers come

The following extract from an article about unmanned drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan is a perfect illustration of the ways that technology and folklore can become entwined, and of the psychological power wielded by those with the technological advantage.

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Mirage Men, the book

‘An incredible, complex, fascinating story… I loved it’. Jon Ronson, author of The Men Who Stare At Goats ‘ Totally absorbing – I couldn’t put it down . .. reads like a thriller, or a really good ghost story.’ Andrew Smith, … Continue reading

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