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From the authors
American contactee George Adamski
is still a popular subject in the UFO literature. We have
recently received no less than three new books for our reference
library from authors Tony Brunt, Marc Hallet and
Brunt's and Hallet's book
are more critical studies of the Adamski phenomenon
while Aartsen's is philosophical and celebrates the good
old 'professor' as an early prophet for our planet
Earth. It is written from the viewpoint of an active
student in Benjamin Creme's Share International
movement. Brunt's book is only available as an e-book (here)
to be stored, now, on our library's e-book memory.
Hallet has previously published a number of books and
pamphlets on Adamski in French and an English booklet
titled Why I can say Adamski was a liar.
Different perspectives, indeed.
From the publishers.
during the late 1970s was led from Köping, a small city west
Like many proud
communities, Köping has a very active historical committee.
The Köping people publish a superbly well-produced annual
book about what has happened in and around the city from
recent and back to ancient times. I particularly enjoyed
the fantastic photos in this book!
year book includes a 13-page essay by Bevan
Berthelsen (in the 1970s known as Thorvald
Berthelsen), who was the driving force behind the Köpings
UFO-förening, pioneers in Swedish ufology with their
initiative for an active co-operation with the Defence
authorities, production of programs on Swedish television, a
national informational tour with slide presentations, an
annual summer exhibition at the local museum (drawing tens
of thousands of tourists to the community), and for starting
the annual field investigation weekend courses, a still
continuing tradition. As far as I know, UFO-Sweden is the
only UFO society in the world that maintains annual
field investigation training, an unbroken tradition since
Berthelsen's first course in 1977!! This is a very qualified
teacher-controlled education spread over 2 or 3 days.
AFU has inherited much of
Bevan Berthelsen's files and, most recently, the large
photographic files from the society's staff photographer,
Karl-Olov Pettersson, whose pictures illustrate Bevan's
written history in the book. The society was so active that
Bevan had to quit it all after a few years of exhaustive
work around the clock. If interested, buy the book
From Ignacio Darnaude Rojas-Marcos,
came in the mail from one of our Spanish contacts,
Ignacio Darnaude Rojas-Marcos, who also sends us many e-book
files from his country, many of them related to the 'Ummo'
The small book of 96 pages
has two separate sections with the same text: half the book
in Spanish, the other in English. The principle of cosmic
elusiveness is full of Ignacio's private philosophical
thoughts about the universe and UFOs and will join the many
books in our Spanish section (coded OEIS) in the AFU
From the Swedish authors of the
Two years before the great Swedish 'ghost rocket' wave (of
1946), one of Hitler's V-2 weapons exploded over the
south-Swedish village of Bäckebo, on June 13, 1944. This
small book holds the story about what
the local area where the gone-astray test rocket, sent from
Peenemünde, crashed, creating a 5 meter crater.
The book (title translates
as: The Bäckebo bomb - memories of Hitler's rocket)
was published two years ago by a Swedish team of
archeologists (!) who had combed the area for remaining
metal parts in the soil - and for the local folklore
surrounding the crash. A very nice & well-illustrated book
that we will proudly put on our 'HR' (History - Ghost
rockets) library shelf along with other works
touching the ghost rocket wave.
Yes, the book mentions the
1946 ghost bombs on a few pages, without going into much
detail. Interestingly, Bäckebo had it's own MIB story, about
mysterious men driving around in a motor hearse, complete
with coffin inside (to keep rocket parts?), probably Germans
out to collect crumbled rocket parts before they were found
by the Swedish military.
From Rémy Fauchereau, Charbuy,
|AFU has just
received the second booklet on local UFOs in the French
province of Yonne, written by Rémy Faucereau and
This particular book
describes, in depth, eleven local observations of the
luminous phenomena that crossed over France on November 5,
1990, and which resulted in a rich French literature with
speculations on its origin. Hundreds of witnesses claimed
they saw formations of lights, or big triangular objects, on
a north-easterly trajectory, high in the sky.
Received from the author Jaako
Närvä at the
religious institution of Helsinki University, Finland, May
Abstract in English
probably the first doctoral thesis related to UFOs from
Finland. Ufologia ja ufokokemukset uskonnollisina
ilmiöinä - teoreettinen tutkimus by Jaako Närvä,
was published in November 2008 by the University of
Helsinki. The title translates as Ufology and UFO
experiences as a religious phenomenon - a theoretical study.
This is all in Finnish (398
pages with illustrations, index and bibliography). A quick
check of the bibliography confirms most ufo-related
psychological and sociological sources and articles were
consulted, but with one notable but sorry exception: all of
the books by Jacques Vallée. Another work from the
world of academia where the author seemingly has not read
Forbidden Science! Well, it is a forbidden science,
Received from Luis Ruiz Noguez, Spain, April 2009.
|The author of
this 212 page book, Luis Ruiz Noguez, has accumulated
data and written reviews about incidents where there is a
claim that 'extraterrestrials' have been photographed by
camera. Ten chapters - each with a humanoid photo case -
from Dorothy Wilkinson to Stella Lansing, and
many obscure cases in between.
Presumably, from the title,
this is the first volume in a series. A foreword by
Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos (FOTOCAT Project) written
in February 2009. Texts entirely in Spanish. A4 size.
Print-on-demand publication available from
Lulu.com where you can also download it as an eBook for
half-the-prize of the printed version.
From the publishers, NERUSI
Editions, Nice, France, March 2009.
There are some regions of Europe where,
reputedly, UFOs are more common than otherwise. We can think
of several areas in Russia, the
Tatra Mountains in Poland,
and - of course - Hessdalen in Norway.
The high-land plate of Col de
Vance in the extreme south-eastern part of France, close to
the Riviera and bordering on Italy, is an
area where many mysterious things seem to have happened. One
of the first local examples of a UFO-related incident
came from the
harbor of Nice in the year
|The area has
been a hot spot for luminous balls, triangle UFOs and crop
circles, which has interested
a research group of five people who hide (with only
their first names known) behind the collective ICDV author
signature (Invisibles du col de Vence).
They have even mounted an automatic camera to catch images
of the phenomena.
Christina Lindqvist has interviewed the group and her
report can be found in the recent 1/2009 issue of
From Luis R. Gozalez and
Fundacion Anomalia, Spain, January 2009.
Fundacion Anomalia is the main publisher of serious
UFO literature in Spain. Through the co-operation on the
EuroUFO.Net AFU receives donations of recently
published Fundacion titles, their "Biblioteca Camille
Flammarion" series. In this case Vida en el univserso.
Del mito a la ciencia, a broad compilation of articles
on the themes of life in outer space and contacts with such
life, edited by Ricardo Campo.