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Mr Janus: The spaceman who came to tea

…in addition to being disturbed by the realization that Janus was reading his mind, he was even more disturbed by the fact that this extraordinary man ‘knew all Britain’s top-secret nuclear secrets’…. [Horsley was convinced that] they come from another … Continue reading


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Mirage Men at dorkbot #75, 15 July 2011

dorkbotlondon #75 When: 19:00-22:00, 15 July 2011 Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL (directions below) Featuring the scientific and slightly irrational… Automatically generating dubstep – Dan Stowell e-Material Girl – Rain Ashford some examples of my adventures exploring … Continue reading

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BUFORA conference, 2 July 2011

I’ll be speaking at the British UFO Research Association conference on 2 July, along with Nick Pope and Andy Roberts. Continue reading

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Aliens and the Imagination 28 June, British Library

On 28 June I’ll be on a panel as part of the British Library’s excellent ‘Out of This World’ science fiction exhibition, alongside Dr David Clarke, Brian Appleyard, Monsters director Gareth Edwards and others Continue reading

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The Abuses of Enchantment: October Gallery, London

In the first of several talks I’m due to give this year, I’ll be presenting an updated version of The Abuses of Enchantment at the October Gallery as part of their excellent Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness series, programmed by Dr … Continue reading

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Wikileaks vs UFO Disinformation?

When the first mention of UFOs in the tranche of diplomatic papers unveiled by Wikileaks proved to be less than explosive, the ufological rumour machine went into interstellar overdrive with a wackyleak of its own, released on 17 January via ‘Allnewsweb’: … Continue reading

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Aliens of Mono Lake!

NASA’s has announced the existence of an entirely ‘alien’, arsenic-based bacterium (or more accurately ‘an extremophile bacterium that can be coaxed into substiting arsenic for phosphorus in some of its basic biochemistry‘ – thanks Scienceblogs) found living within the strange … Continue reading

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Mirage Men at Unconvention 2010

I’ll be returning to the Fortean Times Unconvention this year to present an all-singing, all-dancing audio-visual talk, ‘The Abuses of Enchantment’. Mark shows how military and intelligence operators have shaped and exploited beliefs in UFOs, ghosts, monsters, vampires, and elements … Continue reading

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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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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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