Håkan Blomqvist (co-founder, archivist and chairman of the AFU board) was born in Karlstad, Sweden,1952. University studies at Stockholm University: history of religion, philosophy, ethnology. Now he is a librarian at the Norrköping Public Library.
Håkan has been a member of UFO-Sweden since 1970, first as chairman of a local group, UFO-Södertälje. In 1973 he co-founded Arbetsgruppen för ufologi which in January 1980 transformed into the Archives for UFO Research Foundation . Håkan is a board member of UFO-Sweden since 2008 and presently the vice-chairman of this national group. At the archives Håkan specializes in the personal and organizational files we keep from paranormal activists, groups and organizations.
Published works: “UFO – I myt och verklighet” (UFO in myth and reality), NTB-Parthenon, 1993, 133 p. “Främlingar på vår jord. UFO-kontakter i Sverige” (Aliens on earth. UFO contacts in Sweden), Parthenon, 2009, 129 p. “En resa i tiden: UFO-Sveriges historia 1970-2010” (A travel in time: The history of UFO-Sweden 1970-1995), UFO-Sverige, 2010. 102 p. Hundreds of articles i various magazines and newspapers.
Special interests: Contactee cases, psychological and religious aspects of the UFO phenomenon. The theosophical/esoteric tradition and its connections to the UFO phenomenon. Building of archives for the preservation of paranormal history. Check out his regular blog in Swedish on ufology and the work at AFU here. Homepage here.
Direct e-mail: hakan1952 (at) gmail (dot) com
Direct mobile: +46 702 51 90 18.