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Quest Publications – Intelligence documents, CIA, Rendlesham, JAL 1628 + more PDFs

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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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As some of you may have noticed, I have previously posted about various collections of UFO documents (including material from the FBI, the US Air Force, from Canada, Australia and New Zealand).

I am now pleased to be able to share a further collection of material – about 30 booklets of documents produced by Quest Publications (some of which are over 100 pages long).

Quest Publications was founded by Graham W Birdsall and his brother Mark Birdsall. Quest Publications published the UK’s “UFO Magazine” from the early 1980s until 2004. The Birdsall brothers also organised many UFO conferences and related events.

Graham Birdsall can be seen in the video speaking on “The Reality of UFOs” at the Leeds UFO Magazine Conference in 1996 (after a brief introduction by his brother, Mark Birdsall).




Graham Birdsall passed away in September 2003. The family initially continued to publish the magazine after his death with help from his son-in-law Russell Callaghan (featured in the video below), who took over as editor, but “UFO Magazine” ceased publication in March 2004 and Quest Publications folded.





Quest Publications also produced a considerable number of collections of UFO documents.

I recently contacted the last editor of Quest Publication's UFO Magazine, Graham Birdsall’s son-in-law Russel Callaghan, to ask him whether the Birdsall family had any objection to my making Quest Publication's various booklets of documents available (free of charge, of course) online. He kindly responded that I should go ahead.

So, with thanks to Russel Callaghan and others in the Birdsall family, the under-appreciated “Archives For the Unexplained” ("AFU") in Sweden has now scanned nearly 30 of the collections of documents published by Quest Publications.

These include publications relating to Rendlesham, the Cash-Landrum incident, intelligence document packages and other material.

The collection of Quest Publication booklets can be downloaded from THIS TEMPORARY LINK for the next week. After that date, or if you only want a specific booklet, you can find them on the AFU’s download section at THIS LINK.

The quality and significance of the documents in the various collections varies significantly. Provenance is also an issue in relation to any collections of documents published by non-governmental entities (and I note that the Quest Publications booklets contain some of the infamous MJ-12 documents and material relating to the Kalahari Desert hoax). However, I nonetheless thought it getting these booklets shared since:

(1) I thought some of you may, like me, find it a tad frustrating when a UFO book cites a document in a document collection (whether published by Quest Publications or otherwise) without being able to quickly locate the relevant document.

(2) A surprising amount of the relevant correspondence and other documents with various agencies (particularly in relation to NASA) does not appear to be currently available online, whether on government websites or elsewhere.

(3) Some of the booklets helpfully pull together several of the official documents on relevant incidents together with press articles.

(4) Sometimes the documents released by government agencies in response to Freedom Of Information Act requests a decade or two ago were actually of a better quality than the current images on various government websites. For example, the best quality copy of a key CIA document that I’ve seen is actually in the files scanned by MUFON as part of MUFON’s Pandora Project – which is one of the reasons why I regard it as, well, disappointing that MUFON hasn’t made more of those scans freely available online.

(5) Sometimes the documents released by government agencies in response to Freedom Of Information Act requests a decade or two ago contained less extensive redactions than the current images on various government websites.

(6) Sharing such previous collections may reduce the number of stories by some UFO “researchers” people in which they breathlessly claim to have obtained new leaked documents, when in fact the relevant documents have been made available by others years before. (Just this week, one British newspaper reported on a memo that I posted on ATS five years ago, even using the cropped version of that document which I posted here…).


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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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The Quest Publication booklets currently in the relevant collection on the AFU website are listed below. I have included, where available, the number assigned to each publication by Quest Publications. (I anticipate that some further booklets will be added to this collection).

Birdsall, Mark - UFOs over Europe 1943-48
002-Document_Series-Number_2
003A-Document_Series-Number_3
003B-Secret_Air_Force_Intelligence_UFO_Report
006-Intelligence_document_package-Number_1
007-Intelligence_document_package-Number_2
010-Rare_news_reports_1947-1973
013-JAL_1628
018-NASA_Tristar_incident
027-Intelligence_document_package-Number_3
028-Intelligence_document_package-Number_4
044-Intelligence_document_package-Number_5
052-Intelligence_document_package-Number_6
054-UFO_crash_Wright_Patterson_AFB_USA
070-Animal_Mutilations_Report_1
071-ufos_over_sensitive_atomic_energy_commission_areas
082-Animal_Mutilations_Report_2
083-Intelligence_document_package-Number_7
084-ufos_and_the_agency-CIA
090-Intelligence_document_package-Number_8
091-Intelligence_document_package-Number_9
101-Cash_Landrum_File-Civil_Action
104-Intelligence_document_package-Number_10.
130-Intelligence_document_package-Number_11
191-UFO_Crash
192-UFOs_in_South_America
217-The_Pilot_Encounters
Rendlesham
South_African_Crash_Kalahari_Desert

The covers of each of these publications, and sample pages to briefly indicate their content, are posted below.
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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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Birdsall, Mark - UFOs over Europe 1943-48



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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002-Document_Series-Number_2



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003A-Document_Series-Number_3



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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003B-Secret_Air_Force_Intelligence_UFO_Report



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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006-Intelligence_document_package-Number_1



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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007-Intelligence_document_package-Number_2



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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010-Rare_news_reports_1947-1973



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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013-JAL_1628



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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018-NASA_Tristar_incident



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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027-Intelligence_document_package-Number_3



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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028-Intelligence_document_package-Number_4



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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044-Intelligence_document_package-Number_5



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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052-Intelligence_document_package-Number_6



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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054-UFO_crash_Wright_Patterson_AFB_USA



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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070-Animal_Mutilations_Report_1



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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071-ufos_over_sensitive_atomic_energy_commission_areas



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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082-Animal_Mutilations_Report_2



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posted on Jul, 5 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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083-Intelligence_document_package-Number_7



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