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Now online : 51 issues of Project Red Book (1998-2004), plus YUFOS Journal etc (UK UFO magazines)

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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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As some of you know, it is my fond (if optimistic…) hope that making UFO source materials available as searchable PDFs may help improve the quality of modern discussions of issues relating to “UFOs”. I’ve recently been working with various UFO groups and veteran researchers (particularly the AFU in Sweden, but also Hynek’s CUFOS, Barry Greenwood and others) to make numerous defunct UFO magazines / newsletters available online. I posted a summary in a thread relating to the most recent batch of uploads.

I am pleased to be able to say that searchable PDF versions of the following publications are also now on the website of the AFU in Sweden. I’m grateful to those involved for granting me permissions to upload their publications and to the AFU for doing most of the relevant scans. Credits for the various specific publications are given below.


Newsletter 1 : Project Red Book (1998-2004)

Newsletter 2 : The YUFOS Journal (1980s)

Newsletter 3 : UFOdata (2006 to 2008)

Newsletter 4 : UFO Review
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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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Newsletter 1 : Project Red Book (1998-2004)



Jenny Randles recently recommended to me that I seek to make “Project Red Book” available online, commenting that “it specialised in lengthy interviews with UFOlogists on issues of the day.”

“Project Red Book” was the newsletter of the Yorkshire UFO Society, edited by its chairman “& He-Who-Speaketh-The-Most”.

I contacted the editor of “Project Red Book” (1998-2004) and he promptly gave his permission for that publication to be made freely available.

That editor mentioned that his days of producing “Project Red Book” were a long time ago and that although he is not exactly embarrassed about it, it's not something he wants getting ribbed about at work. So, I’ve promised not to post his name when I post the material on Facebook and I think it is probably best - out of an abundance of caution - to adopt that approach here as well. So, while his name is obvious from glancing at the relevant PDFs, I’ll refrain from mentioning his name directly in this post.

Apart from material by that editor, “Project Red Book” regularly included material by Jenny Randles and other leading British UFO researchers, such as Nick Redfern, Andy Roberts, Dave Clarke and Georgina Bruni. This newsletter included a pinch of material from leading researchers outside the UK (e.g. by Bill Chalker, Jacques Vallee and Chris Rutkowski) and a dash of material about cryptozoology (particularly about Bigfoot and Alien Big Cats).



Some of the articles in issues of “Project Red Book” (e.g. one on so-called “rods” in Volume 6 issue 1) included results of experiments to test claims made by some other UFO researchers. In a field where speculation outweighs data by a considerable factor, it is refreshing to see such experimental data included in articles.

All the issues of “Project Red Book” listed below can be downloaded with a single click during the next week from THIS TEMPORARY LINK. After the next week, or if you only want to download a specific issue, you can download any issues from the AFU’s website at THIS LINK.

At the moment, 51 issues of Project Red Book have been scanned. 50 issues were scanned by the AFU in Sweden, with one gap being filled by Barry Greenwood in the USA. I’ll continue to try to get the remaining issues (mostly from the earlier period of that publication) scanned as well. If anyone has copies at hand of any missing issues and is able to scan them, that would be great.

Project Red Book vol 1 no 1 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 2 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 3 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 4 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 5 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 6 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 7 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 8 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 9 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 10 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 11 aka YUFOS Magazine (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 1 no 12 aka YUFOS Magazine (Scanned by Barry Greenwood)

Project Red Book vol 2 no 1 aka YUFOS Magazine (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 2 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 3 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 4 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 5 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 6 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 7 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 2 no 8 (Scanned by AFU)

Project Red Book vol 3 no 1 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 2 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 3 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 4 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 5 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 6 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 7 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 8 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 9 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 10 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 11 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 3 no 12 (Scanned by AFU)

Project Red Book vol 4 no 1 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 2 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 3 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 4 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 5 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 6 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 7 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 8 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 9 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 10 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 11 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 4 no 12 (Scanned by AFU)

Project Red Book vol 5 no 1 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 2 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 3 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 4 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 5 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 6 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 7 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 8 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 9 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 10 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 11 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 5 no 12 (Scanned by AFU)

Project Red Book vol 6 no 1 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 2 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 3 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 4 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 5 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 6 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 7 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 8 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 9 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 10 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 11 (Scanned by AFU)
Project Red Book vol 6 no 12 (Scanned by AFU)

Project Red Book vol 7 no 1 (Scanned by AFU)






posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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Newsletter 2 : YUFOS Journal (1980s)



Philip Mantle (probably best known for his research of Ray Santilli alien autopsy) co-founded “The YUFOS Journal” with Mark and Graham Birdsall.

Philip Mantle and a member of the Birdsall family (Russel Callaghan) have both kindly given their permission for me to make “The YUFOS Journal” freely available online.

This publication was a precursor to the UK’s “UFO Magazine”, edited by the Birdsall brothers.

Most issues of “The YUFOS Journal” have been scanned by the AFU in Sweden and that collection can be downloaded during the next week from THIS TEMPORARY LINK or you can download specific issues from the AFU’s website at this permanent link.

The current position in relation to scans of this publication is:

YUFOS Contact International vol 1 no 1 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Contact International vol 1 no 2 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Journal vol 1 no 3 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Journal vol 1 no 4 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
YUFOS Journal vol 1 no 5 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Journal vol 1 no 6 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Journal vol 2 no 1 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Journal vol 2 no 2 (Scanned by AFU)
YUFOS Journal vol 2 no 3 (****CURRENTLY MISSING****)
YUFOS Journal vol 2 no 4 (Scanned by AFU)





posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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Newsletter 3 : UFOdata (2006 to 2008) - Complete



As I posted on ATS in 2012, I have previously made searchable PDF issues of “UFOdata” available on a free file storage website. However, it makes sense for me to now place those issues on the AFU’s website with the material being scanned by the AFU (which already includes scans of various defunct UK magazines and, assuming that the AFU remains happy to work with me, will soon contain several additional periodicals).

All issues of “UFOdata” can be downloaded during the next week from THIS TEMPORARY LINK or you can download specific issues from the AFU’s website at this permanent link.

To put this publication in context, I’ll simply repeat parts of the relevant thread I posted on ATS in 2012.

From 2006 to 2008, “UFO Data” was a UFO magazine published in England that included articles by various UFO researchers and, slightly unusually, also a number of leading skeptics (including ATS member Jim Oberg and British academic Dr David Clarke).

Back in around 2012, UFO Data website made available all issues of the UFO Data magazine as free downloads (as a result of efforts by, in particular, one of those involved in publishing the magazine - Steve Johnson, "MercuryRapids").

At that time, I ran that set of UFO-Data through some OCR software, to produce a set of the magazines which can be searched. I uploaded that searchable version to a free file storage website at that time (after checking with Steve Johnson via a thread in the UFO Data forum that he was happy with my making that link available).

The UFO Data website has since become defunct.

A sample cover is shown below (from the September/October 2006 issue):



Here is another one (for the January/February 2008 issue):


Here’s a sample list of contents, including an article by Jim Oberg and one on “Flying Triangle” sightings:


Another sample table of contents is shown below (from the first issue, which included several items relating to the Rendlesham forest incident):


UFO published a number of articles on classic UFO cases (including Rendlsham) and several items on UFO cases which have been discussed on ATS.

For example, here’s part of an article on Robert Taylor’s UFO incident (from Issue 7, i.e. January/February 2007)- an incident which has been discussed on ATS in several thread, including: this one)




and the F15 encounter discussed in the article below (from Issue 9, which some follow-up material in issue 10) has also been discussed in several threads on ATS – including the two below:
www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...



Some videos associated with the UFO Data magazine are also available online, e.g. :









posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:05 PM
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Newsletter 4 : UFO Review - Complete



“UFO Review” was another relatively recent British e-magazine (2004-2006).

“UFO Review” was edited by Stuart Miller. Stuart was a very friendly chap, sometimes expressing strong opinions in his writing. He sadly died in a motorcycle accident back in 2011.

Paul Kimball, a Canadian UFO researcher and film-maker, has commented:



UFO Review is one of the best places to go for a comprehensive summary of the news of the day in the world of the paranormal, and his bi-monthly e-zine of the same name, which usually exceeds a hundred pages of content, is a must-read.


As with a few UFO magazines that were posted on websites that are no longer maintained, issues of UFO Review can still be accessed via the Wayback Machine website. Using that method, all 16 issues of UFO Review can (with a bit of effort) still be downloaded from THIS LINK below:

From the contact I had with Stuart Miller over the years before his fatal accident and the fact that he made his publication freely available online, I’m sure he would welcome my making his publication more easily available by adding it to the collection of material on the website of our friends at the AFU in Sweden. So, I have put those issues on the AFU’s website at THIS LINK. If you want to download the entire collection of 16 issues, you also can do so with a single click during the next week from THIS TEMPORARY LINK



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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Thank you for another wonderful thread, that will take me a week to get through, at the very least. You always have so much information for people to read.

And this?



Is it time to steps things up a level on ATS?



Only for the rest of us. You set that bar very high.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 01:53 PM
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Where's the 52nd issue?!?!



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
And this?

(quote)
Is it time to steps things up a level on ATS?
(/quote)

Only for the rest of us. You set that bar very high.


That footer relates to a potential project I've been thinking about for quite a while, involving seeking to get volunteers on ATS to visit various public and private archives to scan specific material - possibly using a free smartphone app such as ScanBot (available for Apple and Google smartphones and tablets with built-in cameras). I think the possibilities are rather exciting. I think this summer is finally the time to try a pilot study in relation to this possible project.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: IsaacKoi
While our summer is almost over, I would be willing to help if I could. I'm in a pretty rural area though.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: IsaacKoi
One day I'm going to dive deep into your thread IsaacKoi I just want to take this chance and do a bit of brown nosing and say that you have to be one of the best sources of information on this site, your work and effort that you put into sharing so much information is an absolute gift to those who use this site. I'd like to take the opportunity to say thank you


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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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originally posted by: chiefsmom
While our summer is almost over, I would be willing to help if I could. I'm in a pretty rural area though.


Cheers chiefsmom. I'll probably post a thread within the next week with a pilot test with just a couple of different archives/locations.



posted on Aug, 16 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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Just spotted this and so thanks again Isaac. I used to just silently star and flag your threads but sometimes there is a need to add vocal support as well.

UFO Data was actually an interesting and fairly contemporary magazine. Well worth reading for people interested in the subject.

But the beauty of these archives is that if you are researching a particular case or topic then you can use Windows Explorer to execute a search.

Would I be correct in assuming that 'Google' will also index the files held at www.afu.se...?

So we can search them without having to download every pdf?


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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 04:39 AM
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originally posted by: mirageman
Just spotted this and so thanks again Isaac. I used to just silently star and flag your threads but sometimes there is a need to add vocal support as well.


Cheers Mirageman.



Would I be correct in assuming that 'Google' will also index the files held at www.afu.se...?

So we can search them without having to download every pdf?


I believe that, with a bit of time, the contents will be indexed by Google (although I prefer to download the PDFs and search my own hard-drive since the results appear much more quickly). I've just checked and a Google search for ("Strange Daze" ufo gloria) included search results from some issues of that publication, which I recently uploaded to the AFU's website. So, the indexing of at least some of the issues seems to have been completed by Google already.

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posted on Aug, 17 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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I believe that, with a bit of time, the contents will be indexed by Google (although I prefer to download the PDFs and search my own hard-drive since the results appear much more quickly). I've just checked and a Google search for ("Strange Daze" ufo gloria) included search results from some issues of that publication, which I recently uploaded to the AFU's website. So, the indexing of at least some of the issues seems to have been completed by Google already.


Whatever works best I say. You are of course correct about downloaded files. Also the fact that many 'UFO' files on the net are subject to disappearing rapidly as well. So I too like to have a 'local' copy whenever I can.

However I am aware that some members have limited download data usage from their ISP or slow connections. Sometimes as well downloading a huge file puts a strain on the home network. So it is good to know that Google are indexing the files and they can be downloaded individually as well at leisure.



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