Recent new books
Donations of recently
published book titles will be included here for reference. As a publisher,
or author, you might consider donating one or two copies of
your recent book(s) for preservation with AFU. Older books, collections and
archival materials will continue to be credited on the Recent donations
From Marc Hallet, Liége,
Belgium, April 2007
UFO researcher & writer Marc Hallet has been a
faithful contributor of copies of his materials since the
early years of AFU. I counted no less than twenty of his
books and booklet titles (plus another two under the
nom-de-plus Carl Mathel) in our library database.
Hallet is probably most well known for his works on
George Adamski and the Belgian UFO wave
of the early 1990s.
We received this disc
Les Arcanes de l'Ufologie (The secrets of
ufology) some months ago.
a skeptical historical-sociological overview of ufology's
history with particular focus on the subject's connections
with science fiction. The 186 page book, which ends with a
personal interview with the author, is stored on a CD disc
as a number of PDF documents. We have printed the book and
we will, of course, preserve it in a binder, along with the
From Jean-Luc Rivera,
France, July 2007
the series name Bibliotéque Heuvelmansienne the Paris
publisher Les Editions de l'Oeil du Sphinx has
started a series of reprints of the complete life works of
the famous cryptozoologist
Bernard Heuvelsmans (1916-2001). The first two
volumes came off the presses in June 2007. AFU has
gratefully received copies for our reference library.
We do not know if
Heuvelmans ever published any data or theories on UFOs but
since AFU has, previously, a sizeable collection on
forteana and cryptozoology, it is very appropriate for us to
have these books on our shelves!
The first volume in the
series is Jean-Jacques Barloy's
biography of Heuvelmans, lavishly illustrated with b/w
and colour photos from the life of the founder of
The second is a
volume by Heuvelmans on
mystery cats reported from the African continent. This
is all in French, but hopefully someone will eventually
translate this to English!?
From Didier Gomez,
France, July 2007
attempts to get a copy of each regional UFO study available.
In the past few years we have acquired dozens of them!!
correspondent Didier Gomez has written just such a
study (published in 2006) of all the known UFO cases from
the department of Tarn in the
south-central part of France. Prominent among the 103 cases,
(between 1952 and 2006) is the Gaillac
cigar & angel hair case of October 27, 1952.
Gomez' book includes
a map and listing of all the cases, plus a section of sample
hypotheses for the UFO phenomenon with quotes from well
known projects and investigators.
From Kiyoshi Amamiya,
Tenri, Japan, Febr. 2007
October 23, 2004, Japanese ufologist Kiyoshi Amamiya
The UFO Researcher
since 1989) caught a strange phenomenon on digital
video while filming (from ground) an overflight of a
commercial jet near an airport in Osaka.
This is the analysis
of this incident written by Richard F. Haines and William
Puckett of the NARCAP
organization (National Aviation Reporting Center on
Anomalous Phenomena), published by Amamiya himself as a
companion to vol. 17 no. 1 of The UFO Researcher.
The report concludes
that the light close to the aircraft remains unidentified
and was probably closer to the camera than the aircraft was.
Rivera, Paris, France, February 2006
the 4th edition of La Gazette Fortéenne , which has
but one tiny fault - it is published only
in French. Well, to comfort us, there are short English
summaries of 23 contributed articles at the end of this
The 2005 edition has
two main themes: the 1954 wave of UFO cases in Europe, and
the discovery of a diminutive pre-historic human race
on the island of Flores in S.E. Asia. Plus 20 pages of book
reviews and a lot of other interesting contributions. Of
Scandinavian interest is Ted Bloecher 's comparison
of the Norwegian 1954 Oeydalen case with a similar case the
very same year, on the mid-Atlantic Azores island.
about the 1913 airship wave in Russia - written about by
Mikhail Gershtein - one but wonders: are there
contemporary cases hidden in stacks of old
Swedish-Scandinavian newspaper print??
Paper Wings Publishing,
Maricopa, Arizona, February 2006.
gratefully received a copy of this 654 page study of the
possible relationships between occult and spiritual
mysteries and extraterrestrial intelligence and UFOs.
"Thank you for your generous contribution to this important
field. Enclosed is a complimentary autographed copy of
Spiritual practice, occultism, and extraterrestrial
intelligence: A travel guide for beyond the rainbow by
Judy Kennedy for inclusion in your archives."
concentrating on "the New Age", two chapters, "The cosmic
connection: UFOs, ETs, and our origins" and "UFOs,
ETs, and the mystery schools" (about 170 pages), may be
very relevant to UFO studies. Thank you very much!
Lombers, France, January 2006
Un fait maudit
("A damned fact") is the title of this well-produced French
Histoire originale et phénoménolo-gique du fait OVNI.
It is a 200 page A4 size softcover history by Thibaut Canuti, a
32 years old Frenchman, about the early UFO waves, including
a small chapter on the Swedish ghost rockets.
This historical exposé
comes into controversial subjects such as the MJ12 documents
and the Santilli autopsy film. A nice compilation on -
primarely - the pre-1946 history of UFOs. 433 source
references, a bibliography and an appendix with American
documents reproduced. Printed in just 100 copies, so if you
want it go and get it now! For more on this book see
Editions Aldane, Cointrin, Switzerland, October 2005
Alain Stauffer &
Daniel Benaroya from Cointrin,
Switzerland, have started a book company to publish UFO
books for French-reading people in Switzerland (and of
course for audiences from other French-speaking areas in
Stauffer and Benaroya
have kindly donated archival copies of their previous
books by Shi Bo (UFOs in China) and
Jean Pollion ("Ummo" case material, as book
and as a CD).
Now, here comes the
French edition of Luc Bürgin's UFOs über der Schweiz,
previously in German, then published by Kopp Verlag. OVNI
sur la Suisse has reports from the Swiss Air
Force, from Swissair and a report catalogue of Swiss UFO
has two other titles in preparation in French: von
Ludwiger 's book on European cases and another
book by Reginaldo de Athayde on UFOs in the
north-eastern part of Brazil.
From Wahlström & Widstrand
and Leopard förlag, December 2004 & March 2005
Two recent Swedish
books by skeptics, På spaning efter helheten. New
Age - en ny folktro? and Vetenskap och
villfarelse , both kindly donated for preservation
to the AFU archives by their publishers,
Wahlström & Widstrand and
Leopard Förlag, respectively. The first,
on the New Age movement(s) (including UFOs and UFO cults) by
Olav Hammer , an historian of religion at the
University of Odense, Denmark. The second, a
debunking compilation edited by Jesper Jerkert
and Sven Ove Hansson, forefront people in
the "Swedish CSICOP",
VoF, Vetenskap och Folkbildnng, publishers of the
magazine Folkvett , a title that could
(literally) be translated as: 'People ought to know
better' ... Well, those people are not shy!!
From Hilary Evans, November
latest from the pen of sociologist Robert Bartholomew,
assisted by British author Hilary Evans. Once again,
a collection of mass delusions (?), spanning from the Great
Moon hoax in 1833 to the President Johnson cult (I didn't
know there was one)...
chapters on Halley's comet, Orson Welles War of the
Worlds, Europe's Mad Cow disease and Terrorism
scares. No direct references in the index to UFOs, or flying
saucers, yet to be preserved here because of being related
to the UFO mythologies.
From SUFOI, the Danish
UFO organization, February 2005
Information of Copenhagen published the first
edition of this booklet (28 pages) in 2000.
Now (2005) comes the
2nd edition, printed in no less than 12.000 copies, and
available to the public as a promotion for serious UFO
research. The booklet was printed with economical support
from the Danish Ministry of Education's "Fund for tipping
and lotto money". The booklet is a colorful guide to many of
the most common natural or artificial phenomena in the
Forrest Jackson, July 2004
recently acquired a copy of Cosmic suicide. The tragedy and transcedence of Heaven's
Gate , by Rodney Perkins and Forrest Jackson
from one of the authors (Jackson). This is a short,
yet non-sensational, study of the Marshall Applewhite
UFO cult, deserving more attention than what it has gotten
since publication in 1997. Please check up the
for more details on how to get this book.
Ole Jonny Braenne, Oslo, July 2004
Norwegian Humanists (Human-Ethical Society) runs Humanist Forlag, which brings out
books with critical perspectives on 'pseudo-sciences' and religion. This
spring they published 'Romvesener: Fredselskere,
kidnappere og forførere'
(Space beings: peace lovers, kidnappers and seducers),
a 326 page hardcover by George M. Rønnevig,
a specialist in the history of religion.
2003 Humanist Forlag published 'Konspiranoia.
Konspirationsteorier fra 66 till WTC' (Conspiramania.
Conspiracy theories from 666 to WTC), edited by Arnfinn
Pettersen and Terje Emberland. One of the 13
chapters is 'Conspirators from outer space. Conspiracy
theories from the Norwegian UFO milieu' by
Jan Bertil Heilund.
acquisitions recently, mainly through eBay auctions.
books, where the UFO phenomenon is largely interpreted
and described as 'demonic' by nature, form a
distinct sub-genre of the UFO literature -- Ufocode
little analyzed genre, now represented by at least 27
titles in the AFU book inventory, has been one of the
goals of our recent acquisition program for our library.
The books in the picture are some of the recent examples -
they should mainly be of interest to a student of the
sociology of religion.
Giuseppe Stilo, Italy, June 20, 2004
Italian national group CISU has for many years been
active with something they call Operazione Origini,
a project to catalog all Italian phenomena during the
inception of the UFO era, primarely 1946-1954. Giuseppe
Stilo has been the primus motor of the project, which
has involved dozens of researchers, and resulted in 1.709
sightings found in the Italian press.
of these were from 1946. This new book, The dawn of a
new era, just off the presses,
concentrates on the Italian and international UFO scene
for 1946, with a lot of English and Scandinavian
materials translated into Italian. Two
previous books by Stilo - in the same series - focused
on 1950 and 1952. The Italians have
managed to complete something we Scandinavians are but
dreaming of, despite the fact that 95 % of the 1946 sighting
material came out of Scandinavia. Or, to make excuses, the
richness of this material may be the reason we here Up North
haven't (yet) succeeded to present a serious work on the ghost
Björn Borg, Finland, May 2004.
author Björn Borg has had his third UFO book
published by the Finnish society UFO-Finland
in 2004. Björn has kindly donated a copy for the
AFU archives, via Clas Svahn.
The book centers on
astronomer's sightings and opinions, world-wide. It is
a meticulously referenced chronological list of every
incident where an astronomer has been involved.
book includes a name index to astronomers involved and
with a surprising number of 545 references it may be a
valuable research tool, even if you are not fluent in
Joseph Glapa, France, May 2004
Glapa sent us a link to his English version of a recent
essay. Continues a long French tradition of theorizing
about the propulsion aspect of UFOs, as represented by
Plantier, Petit and Poher.
it and see for yourself!
Parthenon and Carl-Anton Mattsson, March 18, 2004
the right is a well-known mass-market book, first
copyrighted and published in 1992, written by a certain Robert
Jackson. Carl-Anton Mattsson kindly donated a copy of the
recent 2003 edition which still
carries such non-cases as the Swedish Domsten
"abduction attempt", vindicated in 1989 (AFU
and the Spitzbergen saucer crash (effectively crashed in
AFU Newsletter #36). Oh, what a folklore we have!
Claude Poher, France, March 10, 2004
Claude Poher has kindly sent AFU - with
dedication - a copy of his recently published French book
along with this presentation:
presents the results of my 20 years personal work,
following my long involvement in Space research,
Astrophysics and UFO research. The book concerns
Interstellar travel, and a quantum theory of gravitation,
including the many experimental facts proving that my
theory could be exact. This would explain how interstellar
travel is scientifically possible.
book compares also ufo reports with the results presented
in the two fields (interstellar travel and gravitation),
and proposes a research direction for interstellar
propulsion. There is also one annex about epistemology,
You can order the
book from Amazon France by following this
link (as I write this, there are only 5 copies
Scandinavian UFO Information (SUFOI), Denmark, March 10,
the major Danish UFO organization published seven previous
yearbooks (1=1987, 2=1988, 3=1989, 4=1990-91, 5=1997,
6=1998, 7=1999). Issue #8 (2004) is a welcome return
of this series, always with Kim Møller Hansen,
SUFOI:s present chairman, as the editor. This yearbook
marks a continued shift towards UFO skepticism. All
articles and book reviews in this issue comes from
skeptics or are translations from the Skeptical
Atlantis (book publishers), Stockholm, February 17, 2004
Valtaoja is a
Finnish astronomer who has written "Hemma i
världsrymden" (Home in space)
published by Atlantis
in 2003. The book is a well-written and well-received - by
the critics - review of the science of astrobiology.
Chapter 10 is an amusing review of UFO cultists, the
Finnish in particular, such as Rauni-Leena
Luukanen-Kilde and Juhan af Grann.
for our Swedish and Finnish visitors. Thanks to the
publishers for donating a copy to our library!
Carlsson Bokförlag, Stockholm, January 28, 2004.
Godhe has written, and defended, a Ph.D. dissertation at
the University of Linköping, Sweden. Titled "Tomorrow's
specialists", it analysis the influence of technology,
space and science fiction on society and the youth culture
during the 1950s (or, more correctly, the period 1946-1964).
The dissertation touches on the 1950s UFO contactee cults,
represented in Sweden by the books published from the
Parthenon book company. Many thanks to the
publishers for kindly donating a copy to AFU!
Alarm Clock Publishing, Ceredo, West Virginia & author Chris B.
Evans, October 28, 2003.
B. Evans, and his publishers, have kindly donated an
autographed copy of the
just-published book "Alien conspiracy. Unraveling the
UFO/alien mystery" (Alarm Clock, 2003) to the AFU
Thank you so much!