Mirage Men on Boing Boing!

A great short write-up from David Pescovitz over at the mighty Boing Boing!

I first met my friend Mark Pilkington, the UK journalist and publisher of Strange Attractor Press, a few years ago when he was visiting San Francisco researching a new book about UFOs. Mark (smartly) wasn’t trying to find out if UFOs are “real” in the extraterrestrial sense. Rather, he was exploring what I think is much weirder territory: the story behind the UFO story — a history of disinformation, paranoia, hoaxers, espionage, and weird psy-ops. Mark interviewed dozens of characters across the country, from kooky ET enthusiasts to former air force officers whose truths, if you believe them, are far stranger than the fictions you’ll get from most UFO books. The result of Mark’s intrepid reporting is Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare, and UFOs. It’s a provocative, informative, freaky, entertaining, and often damn funny book.

About Mark

Author of 'Mirage Men' & 'Far Out' and publisher/editor at Strange Attractor Press.
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2 Responses to Mirage Men on Boing Boing!

  1. adrianS says:

    I really loved this thought provoking book. It goes behind the UFO scene and shows some of the other cogs and wheels driving the culture. The book reads like a thriller or scifi novel. For every UFO enthusiast/ sceptic an umissable read likely to change your views on UFOs, after reading you will see some of the pressures on those in the ufo limelight, and understand better how UFOs suit the US goverment whatever the truth is.

  2. Mark says:

    Thanks for the fantastic review there Adrian – I couldn’t have summed it up better myself!
    Mark P

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