Since I've only recently joined this forum, many of you may be be unfamiliar with my work. By way of an introduction, I thought I'd post brief
details of the main project I've been working on for about the last two and a half years.
I've recently circulated on the Internet a preliminary draft of a chronology of frequently discussed UFO and SETI related events from 1877-2006
("Koi Chrono Core" for short).
The Chronology gives the dates of various frequently discussed events, incidents, individuals and documents in the history of ufology and is
cross-referenced to related material.
The current draft is approximately 1,800 pages long (much of which is taken up with references).
I have concentrated on references to discussions in UFO and SETI books. As part of the preparation of this document, I have read a little over 1,000
such books noting relevant discussions.
The first link (below) is to a zipped Word copy of the full Chronology, which is about 1.6 Mb. Using a broadband service, this should download in
about a second or two:
The next link (below) is to an unzipped copy of the same Word document. This is quite a bit bigger, so I wouldn't recommend trying this one unless
you have a rather fast internet connection and don't have unzipping software (or if you, like me until recently, don't know what zipped files are).
It is about 9.1 Mb:
The download is free. This document, or extracts from it, may be freely used (including being distributed, printed or cannibalised) for non-commercial
purposes subject to a couple of minor conditions, included in the first footnote to the document). If it isn't used, I've wasted quite a bit of
This Chronology is intended to act as an efficient way of organising references and hyperlinks to relevant material, in the interests of more fully
informed debate and reducing the amount of reinvention of the wheel.