On September 27, Danish librarian Willy Wegner donated large parts of his Scandinavian and international collection on UFOs and fortean phenomena. Willy is an old friend and colleague of the AFU gang. His contemporary Danish UFO Center was a model when we started AFU in 1973. Wegner has been the main bibliographer of Danish ufology and literature on ancient astronauts. Wegner soon turned a skeptic and has published a number of magazines and books with a skeptical outlook on paranormal subjects. Now the circle closes with the preservation of Wegner’s life-long collection with AFU.
The donation was picked up by Clas Svahn and Carl-Anton Mattsson while on route back from the UK and the BUFORA conference in London. The contents of 14 moving boxes (see picture) crammed with books, magazines and clippings filled Clas’ car to the brink and had to be re-packed to make room for everything (and the crew).
The books part of the collection is now in the AFU sorting facility ready for cataloguing, while the magazines and clippings are still in Clas Svahn’s home. AFU previously has a large collection of Danish clippings from the 1970s donated many years ago by Wegner, plus audio tapes and photographic materials. We will post a more detailed presentation of Wegner’s donations when we have worked our way through it. Thank you, Willy!