Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brown Mountain Mysteries

As those who have read my Contactees book will recall, I have a section in the book on the mysterious aerial lights of Brown Mountain, North Carolina; the tie-in with the stories of the Space-Brothers; and good comments on the whole controversy from Micah Hanks.

Purely coincidentally, I was interviewed on the subject of the Brown Mountain Lights by the National Geographic Channel's new series Paranatural late last year - and the episode in question airs next Monday.

I'm not sure how much of my interview will appear; but in the meantime, here's good friend Josh Warren to tell you more about the episode in question and to tell you about his role in the show.

Over to Josh:

Dear Friends & Associates,

Please put this on your calendar now!

At long last, our highly-anticipated show on "Mystery Lights" is slated to air on the National Geographic Channel. It's called "Paranatural," and should reveal some of the most amazing footage our team has ever captured at the bizarre Brown Mountain. It will debut at 9pm east coast (New York) U.S. time, and may run a few more times that week. For a sneak peak of some weird footage we captured, please see:

For more information, be sure to tune into my radio program, SPEAKING OF STRANGE, this Saturday night, Feb. 27 (weather permitting I can make it to the studio), at 8pm east coast time. You can listen live to the online stream for free at:

Please forward this to your friends so they'll be sure to either watch the show, or set their DVRs, for the National Geographic Channel this Monday night, March 1, 9pm east coast time.



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Contactees/Fortean Times Online

As I mentioned here recently in an earlier post, Andy Roberts has reviewed my Contactees book for Fortean Times. The entire review has now been posted online at the FT website and can be found here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Contactees at MUFON

I'll be speaking tomorrow for the San Antonio, Texas chapter of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) about my Contactees book. I'll be doing an illustrated lecture covering such subjects as the cases of George Adamski; Truman Bethurum; Orfeo Angelucci; George Van Tassel; and Daniel Fry; as well as looking at the various theories, ideas and insight offered on the subject by such researchers as Greg Bishop; Micah Hanks; and the late Mac Tonnies.

If you happen to be in the San Antonio area and can make the meeting, here's the link to the SA MUFON site where you can find all the relevant details.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Contactees at Mysterious Universe

You can find a new interview with me (recorded last week) on my Contactees book at Mysterious Universe. It was a good interview and we covered a lot of ground with respect to the Contactees; the nature of their experiences; the history of the phenomenon; some of the theories that have been put forward to explain what lies at the heart of Contactee-style experiences, and much more.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rick Phillips Comments

Rick Phillips comments on my recent post on Contactees and ufological absurdities. A few minor points aside, we seem to be on the same track. Here's the lino to Rick's post.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fortean Times on Contactees

The new issue of Fortean Times magazine includes a good review by Andy Roberts of my Contactees book. In part, Andy says of the book: "Nick Redfern, author of a wide variety of UFO books from the serious to the popular, has taken the bull by the horns and produced the, so far, definitive book on the subject."

He adds: "The best analysis of the contactees is that they were an unrelated bunch of fantasists, mystics, hucksters and conmen – sometimes all of those at once – with some possibly having connections with the intelligence services. Their story is a wild ride and is much more interesting than that of the later claims of those who claim to have been abducted. Ufologists can, if they pay attention, learn much of how ufology got to its present state by looking at the contactees instead of ignoring them. The definitive academic work on the contactees is yet to be written. While you wait for that you will find enough stories, theories and speculation about this fascinating group of space age messiahs in Nick Redfern’s history picnic to keep you in mind food for many months."

Monday, February 8, 2010

Contactees at LOWFI

A few weeks ago, I was recently asked write an article for the LOWFI site, and which has just been posted. It's on the Contactee movement.

If you're easily offended, delete before reading!