The “UFOS : A History” collection of 100+ booklets were written by Loren Gross as a labour of love over many years, sourcing material from some of
the best and brightest in historical UFO research (including Jan Aldrich, Barry Greenwood and many others).
Many of the booklets are over 100 pages long so “booklet” is perhaps a potentially misleading term to use in relation to them. (Lots of UFO book
authors would simply have spaced out the material a little bit more generously, converting each of the 100+ booklets into a typically sized retail
Using a freeware tool
to count the pages in the entire collection, it
appears that the total number of pages is an impressive 10,447. (There is some duplication between original editions, revised editions and
Supplemental Notes (SN) of a few of the booklets so that total number of pages would be slightly lower if only non-duplicated material were to be
counted by someone more obsessive than me).
These booklets by Loren Gross are “delightfully written” and “_the_ source for material gleaned from contemporaneous accounts of UFO events”
(according to Karl Pflock in the “Saucer Smear” newsletter in May 1999). Jan Aldrich’s excellent Project
…Gross manages to skillfully balance his presentation, treading through the material carefully and with purpose, as one might negotiate a mine
The History series is not just a chronological ordering of events. At times Loren includes minute by minute accounts of events, detailing the actions
and reactions of military, official and scientific bodies, as well as the culture of popular journalism to the mystery of the unidentified flying
Most of these booklets were sent by Loren Gross to a very select circulation list of UFO researchers and have rarely been sold. When I refer to these
booklet as “RARE”, well, I really mean that. I’m not sure that a single person here in England qualified for the select circulation list for
his series of booklets… Although (as some of you may have noticed!) I have accumulated quite a lot of UFO material over the years, until recently I
had only managed to obtain a small handful of those valuable booklets.
Thankfully, Tom Tulien has been working hard to make these booklets more readily available to me (er, I mean to everyone…) by making them freely
available on his Sign Oral History Project website
– with the kind permission of Loren Gross.
For those of you that don’t know about him, Tom Tulien is a UFO researcher in the USA, probably best known for his
detailed research on the events at Minot Air Force Base
on 24 October 1968. (The Minot case was discussed in a
thread on ATS entitled “The Minot AFB B-52 UFO Incident
” started by Karl12 in
During the last week, Tom Tulien has filled in some gaps in his collection and uploaded the final booklets to his SOHP website. To help make it easier
for me to download the entire series (er, I mean for everyone to download them…), I asked Tom to make the booklets available with a single click –
resulting in him helpfully arranging the uploading of the 1.3Gb zip file below:
For anyone wishing just to download a sample issue of the booklets written by Loren Gross, or a specific booklet (rather than the entire 1.3Gb
archive), I’ll post links below to each of the booklets on Tom Tulien’s website – with a view sample pages to give an idea of the content.
Loren Gross and Tom Tulien are both included in the picture below of the participants in a meeting of the Sign Historical Group, detailed in the
Proceedings of that meeting
. (I have circled Loren Gross in red and Tom in
(Loren Gross, Tom Tulien and some of the other individuals in the above photograph are somewhat unusual members of the UFO community. They are much
better at research than self-promotion, so many of you may not have heard of them. By contrast, quite a few of the UFO researchers you may have seen
speaking at UFO conferences are much better at self-promotion than research…).
Here is a photo of Loren Gross as a younger man, courtesy of an issue of an
, edited by the late Dick Hall). I’ll also include a
brief extract from an interview of Loren Gross in that issue.
edit on 21-7-2015 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)