Given that Errol Bruce-Knapp's UfoUpdates email discussion List
, is being mothballed, I have created an updated
version of the searchable PDF archive of posts to this List which I first posted a couple of years ago (with Errol's permission).
Errol has again kindly given me permission to share this updated PDF archive.
The updated searchable PDF archive of posts to the UfoUpdates from 1996 to the beginning of 2014 is now available to download as a 0.5Gb zip file.
The easiest way to download the archive is as a single Zip file (with a file size of just over 0.5Gb) . The zip file contains folders for each year
from 1996 to the end of December 2013, with each folder containing a PDF file for each month of that year. This link is valid until 13th January 2014:
As a more permanent solution, I have also uploaded a copy of the relevant zip file to the link below (but this link is very slightly less
user-friendly, because when the relevant webpage loads you have to click on "to download" then click on the UfoUpdates zip file and then click on
I converted all the UFO UpDates posts from November 1996 to the end of December 2013 into PDF files (one file per month) to allow fast off-line
searching using to search UFO material on my hard-drive using a free bit of software (PDF-Xchange Viewer) that I outlined in an earlier thread here on
ATS: "FAST searching of major free online collections of UFO journals (or just
For those not familiar with Errol Bruce-Knapp's UfoUpdates email discussion List
, it has functioned as a means
for numerous researchers to stay in touch and debate various cases/issues from 1996 to 2013 with the emails appearing online in
the List’s html archives
which have been read by many lurkers.
That List regularly featured posts by authors that will be familiar to many of you that spend too much time in the Aliens & UFOs forum (e.g. Stan
Friedman and Bruce Maccabee), some serious researchers that may not be so well known (e.g. Jan Aldrich of the Project 1947 website), as well as a
reasonable number of skeptics (e.g. James Obertg, Kentaro Mori, John Rimmer and others).
As I posted in a previous thread in 2007: (Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack
Originally posted by IsaacKoi
"UFO UpDates is probably the best (public) discussion List for reading the views of the biggest names within ufology. It even manages to get quite a
few skeptics discussing issues with pro-ETH researchers".
Here's a random bit of the table of contents for a sample few days:
Here's an image of a fairly random post (featuring Stanton Friedman having a slight disagreement with Michael Salla):
By the way, Errol Bruce-Knapp has also run a UFO radio show ("Strange Days Indeed") the archives of which are also online. Those archives can be found
at the link below (and, again, the relevant material downloaded):
The UfoUpdates email List had seen a dramatic drop in posts in the last few years (which I think is related to the dramatic rise in posts to various
UFO discussion forums, blogs and – in particular – Facebook). While messaging/posting on Facebook is very quick and easy, it has its faults.
Different modes of communication seem to incentivise different depths of analysis. Facebook's presentation of replies (e.g. cutting off the number of
lines displayed without clicking on another button to reveal more) incentivises posts which are generally kept within that limit of about 3 lines.
There is still a heck of a lot of discussion of UFO sightings etc on the Internet - it now just seems to be very fragmented, spread over numerous
different forums, email Lists (some public, some private), blog comment sections, numerous Facebook pages etc etc. The UfoUpdates List was the closest
thing that existed to a central gathering place. Now we can expect even more time to be wasted reinventing the wheel within ufology, with researchers
not becoming aware of research/investigations already done by others...
The UfoUpdates email discussion List
really is/was pretty unique as a place where different points of views were
expressed by many leading members of various camps. Perhaps it has/had more believers than skeptics, but I think that just reflected the ratio of such
participants in elevant discussions. I don't think the UfoUpdates List is/was perfect (and would say the same about ATS) but do think it serves/served
a useful function (and, again, would say the same about ATS).
edit on 6-1-2014 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)