Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011


New from CFZ Press, the second book in our acclaimed series of fortean anthologies. In this volume, Nick Redfern remembers his mis-spent youth, and presents anecdotes from a long career of causing fortean mischief. He also presents pieces of his writing from various times over the past three decades, with notes placing them into historical context. Of course, Nick being Nick, there are also quite a few smatterings of his inane humour.

The contents:

Introduction Zero-Hour: 1982/1983

Saucer Files Exposed: 1986

Fatherly Words: 1987

The Beckenham Ball of Light: 1990

MJ12: The FBI Connection: 1993

Unexplained Ground Marking and UFO Incident: 1995

UFOs over Staffordshire: 1996

The Rising of the Moon: 1997

A Close Encounter of the Literary Kind: 1997

The Secret Life of Errol Flynn: 1998

Unconventional Aircraft: 1998

Banned - The BBC and the Bomb: 1999

Another Gig, Another Planet: 1999/2000

Foot & Mouth - Conspiracy or Accident? 2001

The C-Files, 2000/2001

Satellites from the Skies: 2001

Mystery on the Mountain: 2001

Something for the Weekend: 2001

Mothman Lives: 2002

A Conference, a Camera, a Conspiracy: 2003

In Search of the Chupacabras - New Revelations: 2005

Enter the Dragon Hunter: 2005

At the Edge: 2006

Opening the Government’s X-Archive: 2006

The Strange Saga of the Hexham Heads: 2006

Happy Anniversary, Roswell UFO: 2007

Weirdness in the Woods: 2007

Did Aliens Invade Britain 50 Years Ago?: 2007

MJ12, UFOs and the FBI: 2007

Island of Paradise: 2008

An Alien Who’s Who: 2008

The Missing Chapter: 2008

Manipulating the Crashed UFO Scene: 2009

Conferences and Cultural Clashes: 2010

Contactees and the Absurdities of Ufology: 2010

Why Roswell Will Never Be Solved: 2010

The Strange Tale of the Cardiff Giant: 2010

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a CFZ Press thought — If you're re-publishing Doc Shiels's Monstrum!, why not issue a copy of Nnidnid issue 2/3 with it? I believe issue 2/3 was a double issue that came out on cassette only, with weird music and japes on it. I know Bob Rickard had a copy, as he reviewed it in Fortean Times. You could issue it as a limited edition CD. Just a thought, mind you . . .