Monthly Archives: July 2010

We have lift off

Thanks to everyone for making last night’s launch party such a great occasion, especially: – Jill Tipping for the amazing flying saucer cake (pictured left at the launching ceremony) – Roger and Alex at the Horse Hospital (John Lundberg and … Continue reading


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Magonia reviews Mirage Men

I’m honoured by this review by John Rimmer from the world’s most insightful UFO journal, Magonia. When I first began looking seriously at the UFO story in the early 1990s it was Magonia that kept me sane. Drawing, unlike most UFO … Continue reading

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UAVs: The (formerly) Secret History

Mirage Men contains a comprehensive potted history of American UAV development from the 1930s to the present, but if you want the motherlode then the Mitchell Institute has just published an intensely detailed account (PDF download) of the US Air … Continue reading

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Mirage Men launch event tomorrow: 29.07.10

Books will also be available for £5. See you in space!

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Skeptics in the Pub: Monday 26 July 2010

I’ll be speaking about Mirage Men tonight at Skeptics in the Pub at: The Monarch Bar 40-42 Chalk Farm Road Camden London NW1 8BG The evening starts at 7.30pm.

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New Zealand Air Ship strip, August 1909

[Click to see the full page cartoon.] A charming satirical full-page comic strip depicting the New Zealand airship wave of 1909. Here’s an earlier article from the same paper. Perhaps a symptom of an increasingly high-speed global media, the airships were also … Continue reading

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China’s UFOs a sign of economic prosperity?

An economic take on China’s recent UFO flap from Bruce Watson of Daily Finance In 2009, China had 11% industrial growth and, according to China Online Daily, the country is working to achieve an equivalent growth rate this year. Such impressive economic … Continue reading

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Couldn’t help noticing this in the new Beat Books catalogue: ‘”CIA-UFO” (Pink Floyd at the UFO Club). By HAPSHASH & THE COLOURED COAT. Original split-fountain silkscreened psychedelic poster, 1967 (OA 114). Depicts naked woman pulling a fairytale city through the … Continue reading

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US Navy anti-aircraft laser

‘US firm Raytheon unveils its new anti-aircraft laser at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, releasing a video of it shooting down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the US Navy test range on San Nicolas Island off the coast of … Continue reading

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Mirage Men at Litro Live 22 July 2010

I’ll be discussing the background to Mirage Men and reading an extract from it at Litro Live, Thursday 22nd July. The event is at The Paradise, 19 Kilburn Lane London, W10 4AE. I’ll be kicking the night off at about … Continue reading

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