reply to post by HODOSKE
Here is a little info on Mark Pilkington.I figure why not learn a little about the guy who wrote the book with the controversial information in it.
He has written two books, Mirage Men (2010)
and Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science's Outer Edge
The latter collects the Far Out science articles Pilkington wrote for The Guardian newspaper between
2003 and 2005.
For Mirage Men (also an unfinished film) Pilkington and John Lundberg travelled to America in search of the truth
behind the UFO enigma. As they spoke to intelligence agents, disinformation specialists and UFO hunters the pair
began to suspect that instead of covering-up stories of crashed spacecraft, alien contacts and secret underground
bases for the past 60 years, the US intelligence agencies had been promoting them all along, as part of Cold War
psychological warfare and counter-intelligence programmes.
Pilkington's writing has also been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Anomalist,
Fortean Times, Frieze, Sight & Sound, The Wire, the Time Out Book of London Walks Vol.2 and London
He has broadcast on Resonance FM, both as a guest, hosting Strange Attractor On Air, and DJing for the Kosmische
He has also given presentations to groups, conventions and festivals including Fortean Times
Unconvention, Supersonic Festival, London Lore Conference, Litro and Skeptics in the Pub.
Pilkington runs Strange Attractor Press
and edits its anthology, Strange Attractor Journal.
published by SAP include Medical London by Richard Barnett and Mike Jay, Welcome to Mars by Ken Hollings,
Austin Osman Spare by Phil Baker and The Field Guide by Rob Irving and John Lundberg.
As a curator Pilkington has organised events at London venues including the Horse Hospital, the Theosophical
Society, Conway Hall and Barnes Wetland Centre. As well as numerous Strange Attractor events from 2001
(initially with John Lundberg) to 2004,
he has collaborated on larger projects including Pestival (2006, with
Bridget Nicholls) and Megalithomania (2002, with Neil Mortimer of Third Stone Magazine).
Pilkington curated the Strange Attractor Salon at Viktor Wynd Fine Art in London, an exhibition involving over
twenty artists and a programme of talks, performance, music and film.
Pilkington has also played electronics and synthesisers with improvising and experimental musical groups including
Raagnagrok, Disinformation, Urthona, The Stargazer's Assistant, High Mountain Tempel, The Stëllä Märis Dronë
Örchësträ, Yan Gant y Tan, Indigo Octagon and solo as The Asterism. He has appeared on two CDs by High
Mountain Tempel, The Glass Bead Game and Pilgrimage to Thunderbolt Pagoda, Circuit Blasting by Strange
Attractor vs Disinformation and Murmurations by Urthona and the Asterism.
In 2012 he appeared in an episode of the second series of Stargazing Live, a BBC 2 series about astronomy.
• Strange Attractor Press
• Further: Strange Attractor blog
• Mirage Men blog
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