Recent acquisitions 2005-2007
AFU for our reference library, Oct. 2007.
can never be sure but this is probably the world's
only UFO-related cook book. We found C.U.P.'s out of this
world cook book at eBay and acquired it for 10 dollars +
shipping from it's previous owner in Ohio.
The 233 pages spiral bound
book was published by the Cleveland Ufology Project
an organization headed by deceased ufologist Earl J. Neff,
who's clipping archives was donated to AFU recently.
The cook book includes
recipes of every sort of food, from soups & salads, to meat
|There are even
nutrition values for each recipe and - for comparison
- nutrition tables for the more unhealthy 'earthly' meals
you buy from typical U.S. fast food chains. We learn that a
McDonald's Big Mac includes 541 calories and 31,4 % fat. The
nice illustrations that start each section provide a needed
link to this cook book's title & publisher: very nice
drawings by Joe Gombarcik that mostly illustrate "ET's" of
different shapes presenting different kinds of foods to us
humans. A section at the start also includes favorite
recipes provided by well known ufologists such as Andrus,
Bray, Barker, (Betty) Hill, Heiden, Mundo, Neff
and Stringfield. How about Earl Neff's own
chocolate eclair cake or Eggs á la Moseley?
A very nice item for our
AFU for our reference library, June 2007.
||With lots of
literature on the inner earth theory - a nice
impossibility, isn't it? - in the AFU library, we
thought a copy of this new (2006) French annotated
bibliography would be a good investment.
Les terres creuses
('The hollow lands') by Guy Costes and Joseph
Altairac lists 2.200 international references to stories
and theories about inner earth worlds in fiction, fantasy
and the pseudo-sciences. Each annotation is unusually
detailed, sometimes running up to about one full page for an
entry. There are two indexes: by author and by title, and
also a chronological overview of inner earth speculations
throughout our history.
Bought by AFU for our reference library, April 2007.
saucers came to Earth is a catalogue of
Italian landings between 1912 and 1954 collected and
translated to English by CISU researcher
A more detailed
review of this 259 pages book printed in European A4 format
and only as 100 copies, will be published in our AFU
Newsletter # 52, which is in the works. More details on this
Bought by AFU on Arcuturs Books Inc. sale, January-February
bought a number of books from an Arcturus Books Inc.
"super sale", early in 2007. Some of the titles, most of
them new to our library, can be seen to
the left. The books were paid for from sales of extra copies
of magazines on eBay.
book store is an excellent service to ufologists, see his
catalog on Abebooks
here or email him
to get onto his regular mailing list of current titles.
Bought by AFU through an intermediary, November 2006.
Sten Lindgren is the closest Swedish comparison to
George Adamski. He has been active in Swedish contactee
ifology (the study of interplanetary ships piloted by 'the
Brothers') since the mid-1960s and has appeared on Swedish
TV shows. His experiences have been doubted by skeptics.
Sten now lives a more secluded life with few media
self-published his second book (portrayed on the right), a
book that was rather hard for us to come by, but we finally
managed, through an intermediary.
If you read Swedish
you can view more about Sten Lindgren at his web site
exchange of information with Bartosz Rdultowski, Krakow,
Poland, July 2006.
aircraft projects since WWII, and onwards, is a popular
theme of UFO-related books on the European continent,
especially Germany. AFU has barely scratched the surface of
Bartosz Rdultowski is a Polish journalist-specialist in
the area, who recently contacted AFU requesting copies of a
number of old articles. Some of these we were able to help
with, and, as an exchange, Bartosz kindly sent us a parcel
with his three books in Polish on secret airplanes (2001,
upper right), secret German WWII constructions, including
V-7 (2003, down left) and anti-gravitational aircraft
projects (2005, down right).
The latter is a detailed
presentation, to the Polish readership, of materials
focusing on Bob Lazar, John Lear, MJ-12 and other secret
projects of a controversial nature. Bartosz Rdultowski also
kindly donated copies of three rather recent issues of the
Polish magazine "UFO" - all of them with articles penned by
himself. Great materials for our international collection.
Bought by AFU through eBay.
In February 2006, AFU
bought the full series of William Corliss 's
Sourcebooks , the first ten publications from his
The Sourcebook Project. The ten plastic
binders, each with almost 300 pages of Fortean data from
science publications, come from the estate of magician
Marcello Truzzi (once editor of The
Zetetic Scholar ).
We are happy to own this
series and are now looking for to complete our collection of
other Corliss publications.
Bought by Clas Svahn, March 2006.
At a well-managed
archive, "things" should never disappear. Despite this
golden rule, and our attempts to keep track of things
borrowed from, or temporarily taken out of the collection,
it still does happen that things get lost.
Last year we spent
much time searching for our copy of the video (VHS) Die
Delegation , produced by Rainer Erler . This is a
fine German semi-documentary / semi-fiction of the UFO and
contactee puzzles. To replace the lost VHS Clas Svahn bought
a recent DVD digitalization of the film as a replacement.
The film has now been catalogued in the books & media
collection, along with the printed book version from 1973.
Bought from Peter A. Hough, UK, January 2006
trying to establish as complete as possible a collection of
British ufologist Jenny Randles' numerous
well-written books. We have bought many of her titles from
eBay sellers. The latest seller to us is one of Randles'
co-authors (seemingly she chooses guys with the
first names Paul or Peter (!) ), Peter A Hough
who sold us three of the books he co-wrote, in the early
1990s, with Randles, all autographed by Peter. Thank you!
Counting the number of
Randles books/editions/translations in our collection we now
arrive at more than 50, including books in Hungarian,
Lithuanian and Chinese.
exchange with Maurizio Verga, Italy, November 2005
Maurizio Verga, leading member of the Italian national
group CISU, visited AFU,
in the 1990s, in the company of an Italian film team. We had
the occasion to admire the effectiveness with which this
Italian group is working. The Italians have done more than
many other countries in the area of cataloguing and
researching - to-the-bottom - their unknown phenomena.
This monograph, number
34 in the series Documenti UFO , catalogs
Italian UFO landing cases from 1912 to 1954. The book has a
timeline of the ITACAT project, a case
listing, copies of related clippings and from Italian
SF-UFO-related materials during the period, plus a review of
UFO-related SF films up to and including 1954 - films that
influenced some of the stories - of that you can be sure!
Octagon Press, UK, December 2005
David Simpson was a member of the British SIUFOP
group in the early 1970s when the Warminster (Britain's
Hessdalen) phenomena featured on the front pages of
newspapers - even here in Sweden. The group made several
experiments that involved hoaxing UFO sightings and
photographs around Warminster. They fooled everyone,
including the Flying Saucer Review and
BBC. This nice little booklet of 32 pages tells
the whole story.
Bought from eBay seller for the AFU reference library, November 2005
With the conclusion of
the deal for buying the UFO book collection from Perry
Petrakis, the number of French titles in our library
will increase markedly. This has not prohibited us to buy,
from time to time, new and old "OVNI-related" books in
One of the latest
examples is this excellent title from 2003 by Bernard
Thouanel, editor of the VSD popular
science magazine. Journalist Thouanel has traveled the world
interviewing people related to UFO research, also in
countries like the Philipines, Chile, Russia and, of course,
the United States.
heavy leaning, in this book, on old US pilot and radar
reports is firmly motivated by the quality of the reports
available. This is mixed with French cases, a round table
discussion among French UFO-OVNI specialists, and a
synthesis of the semi-official French Cometa report
, to make up one of best looking fact-files ever
published. This is a heavy book, in weight (1.2 kilos) as
well as in relevance.
book bought for the AFU reference library, July 2005
1719, the Russian Army and Navy invaded the east coast of
Sweden, including the city of Norrköping (where the AFU
archives are today). Most of the city was burnt to the
ground. The age-old animosity and fear for the Russians,
among the Swedish populace, was rooted. In the early 20th
century another Russian "menace" hit Sweden in the
form of the so called "saw-grinders" that wandered around the Swedish
countryside and were believed to be Russian spies. This is a
doctoral dissertation by Gunnar Åselius that
penetrates this phenomenon, decades before the ghost
fliers, the ghost rockets, the saucers (sometimes rumored as
Russian) and the submarine violations of the 1980s.
book bought for the AFU library, June 2005
||Marshal Mannerheim was the great leader of the
Finnish nation in the years between the World Wars. He kept
a secret file, with the designation S-32 on the cover, of
revealing, 'impossible-to-publish-at-that-time' documents.
This folder was turned over to his successor in 1950, but
has since disappeared. Before that, the documents were read,
however, by a Finnish secret agent (who wrote a Finnish book
The contents of the
file are rumored to be secret agent reports to Mannerheim
that prove that the Soviet Union was behind the 1930's ghost
fliers. The flights were preparations for 'Operation Poro'
(Reindeer) , a planned invasion of the north
Scandinavian peninsula by the Soviets. -- Interesting
but NOT the final proof of the Russian origin of ghost
fliers. That proof probably has to come from a Russian
Bought from Jan-Ove Sundberg, Motala, Sweden, June 2005
Sundberg has been active in the fortean field since the
early 1970s. First, as a member and investigator for
UFO-Sweden , then as a publisher of mystery magazines
like Det Okända, UFO-Rapport and Arkiv-X
. In 1993 Sundberg published a book in Swedish,
The Phantom Submarines , that looked at Swedish
violations from a
ufological perspective. Sundberg has decided to leave
ufology and concentrate on his search for lake monsters. AFU
has therefore bought large parts of Sundberg's UFO-related
collection, including 200 taped interviews (pictured above);
his letters from John A. Keel
(above); books and
magazines; and more than 1.000 transparencies and other
illustrations from his investigations of UFOs & Swedish UFO
abductions, and USOs (Unidentified Submarine Objects).
Bought from Boris Jungkvist, Högsby, Sweden, June 2005
Boris Jungkvist is one of the most wellknown Swedish
ufologists, with five books on UFOs to his credit. For many
years Boris managed his own organizations, first UFO-Häggvik
, then UFO-Luftrumsbevakning. Boris is now
retiring from ufology and gave AFU a chance to acquire his
Above, the book collection, about 550 titles on UFOs,
astronomy, space and fortean subjects. To the right,
Boris' correspondence and report files, video and tape
libraries. A simple sorting procedure has already been
accomplished and we are now boring deeper into this
Bought from Steve Garren, USA, April 2005
We caught this
interesting set of CD discs on eBay, recently. Steve
Garren located - in a garage store! - the reel-to-reel
tapes of 135 short documentary radio shows, UFO - Fact or
Fiction , aired on radio stations throughout the US in
1975 & 1976. The shows have been professionally mastered
onto CDs and are now on sale from Garren.
bought them to Sweden for a total of 41 USD. Each show is
about 3 minutes long and focuses on one or several typical
UFO sightings, read from the international UFO literature.
Each track is read by Jay Stanton. For instance we found the
Swedish Lars Thorn photo case as track 8, and
the Norwegian Reidar Salvesen case as the
15th track on disc 1. All witness's have been given pseudo
names. There are 58 other tracks for you to explore.
Garren if interested!