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It is Dixon’s job to interview those who have reported supernatural events, record their experiences and attempt to explain them. She also trains people who want to become supernatural investigators in how to correctly identify objects seen in the sky.
Her interest in space exploration was triggered by her father, an aeronautical engineer who worked on Nasa’s space programme during the Sixties. It has taken Dixon over 20 years to become one of Britain’s most respected UFO investigators and she remains the only woman on the committee. “I’ve always been interested in things that lie outside the framework of what we know or understand,” she says.
Some Thoughts and Reflections on Strange Daze and Strange Times : July 2016
Strange Daze Magazine evolved in the 1993 between both Dave Newton and me. At that time, as an investigator and researcher for BUFORA (British UFO Research Association), I also had a small local group in Newcastle upon Tyne called NUFORI (Northern UFO Research & Investigations) .
Dave suggested we put together and publish a small magazine to be called ‘Strange Daze’ covering UFOs and all things strange. After discussion Dave started work on the first issue as editor and publisher working with me for UFO reports and cases, a couple of which we investigated and researched together. The publication covered many diverse areas of mysteries in addition to astronomy, physics, conspiracies, paranormal phenomena and beliefs, perception and how these interacted with the way people reported unknown experiences.
SD was a quarterly publication and Dave edited and published this excellent magazine from 1993-1998 as it graduated from being a small A5 publication to an A4 magazine with a front cover in colour.
I took over SD from Dave Newton in 1998 editing and publishing five more Strange Daze magazines until 2000 when Paul Cabby, my colleague and friend, who was the excellent designer of all the illustrations and graphics within Strange Daze stepped down and Bill Rose took over as Managing Editor in 2001. A decision was then made to rename Strange Daze to become Strange Times.
Bill Rose contributed to Strange Times with illustrations and some fascinating articles covering aviation, UFOs, conspiracies and a very interesting article on coincidences through the ages. He also designed the publications ready for the printers.
We worked well together for four issues and then Bill stepped down due to an ever increasing workload and also as a writer and author of several books on aviation, his specific area of expertise.
Paul Cabby was persuaded to return to do the graphics and illustrations for Strange Times , but sadly ST Issue Five in 2003 was the last publication due to my very busy workload and personal circumstances during that time.
It was testament to the high standard of the articles that were submitted to both Strange Daze and Strange Times by such credible and knowledge contributors, that I received many personal letters from subscribers who were acutely disappointed when Strange Times finished publication.
Stepping back in time, I would like to extend my personal appreciation and thanks to Dave Newton, Paul Cabby and Bill Rose for the absolute joy of working with them on both magazines and also to all the contributors through the years who took the time and energy to contribute such diverse and remarkable articles embracing the huge landscape of so many mysteries.
Last, but never least, I would like to thank all the readers of Strange Daze and Strange Times during those years. Without each and everyone of you, these magazines would never have become a reality.
So huge thanks to you all and I hope that everyone who will now be accessing and reading Strange Daze and Strange Times online, thoroughly enjoy the articles and Dave Newton’s wonderfully irreverent humour in Strange Daze.
Gloria Heather Dixon
"For 50 years the majority of UFO 'researchers' have been p*ss*ng in the wind with alien stories on the one hand and personal attacks, Mosleyesque scandal-mongering and debunking on the other whilst a range of circular and delta-wing aircraft have been flown under their noses. Perhaps THIS is the real story. The big question now is: Has the UFO community been actively discouraged from looking into this or has it just taken no interest? I suspect the latter to be the case and I suggest to the reader that UFO 'research' and wishful thinking go hand-in-hand all too often"