Book Reviews

Book Review – Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper

So this week’s blog was supposed to be a little look into Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, but due to unscheduled busyness, I’m putting that back to next week. Instead I’m reviewing a conspiracy thriller novel I recently finished — Glenn Cooper’s Library of the Dead. FULL SPOILERS AHEAD... Will Piper is an FBI agent and serial… Continue reading Book Review – Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper

Conspiracy Theories, Interviews

Talking conspiracies with rock band Credo – Jimmy Savile, Marilyn Monroe and the Princess Diana crash

This month I interviewed Mark Colton, lead singer of progressive rock band Credo, about my favourite song of theirs, Conspiracy (MCF). Not only is the 10-minute piece a prog rock tour de force, its lyrics are an intriguing study of conspiracy theorists, making reference to some of the most famous conspiracy claims of our time...… Continue reading Talking conspiracies with rock band Credo – Jimmy Savile, Marilyn Monroe and the Princess Diana crash

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, UFOs

Roswell – so it was a cover-up all along

When something crashed at Roswell in 1947, the US military told the media that it was a “harmless, high-altitude weather balloon.” It was revealed decades later that in fact this was a lie, and that the government did engineer a cover-up at Roswell after all… Project Mogul – the truth? In 1947 rancher William ‘Mac’… Continue reading Roswell – so it was a cover-up all along

Conspiracy Theories, Hoaxes, Time Travel, UFOs

Did time travellers land in Rendlesham Forest in 1980?

In December 1980, aliens allegedly landed in Rendlesham Forest, England in a triangular spacecraft. Where did these aliens come from? One of the witnesses, Sergeant Jim Penniston, has the answer. Earth. Because they weren’t aliens at all. They were us. Two famous alleged encounters with UFOs in Britain have been dubbed the ‘British Roswell’. The… Continue reading Did time travellers land in Rendlesham Forest in 1980?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes, UFOs

Roswell – witness intimidation, suspicious deaths and Majestic-12

The last article I wrote about the Roswell UFO Incident assessed the claims that alien bodies were recovered from the crash sites. Now I’m looking closer at why people believe there was a government cover-up… The Ragsdale burglary and the death of Trudy Truelove Remember Jim Ragsdale? He’s the one who said that he and his girlfriend,… Continue reading Roswell – witness intimidation, suspicious deaths and Majestic-12

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes

Roswell – were alien bodies really found?

My last Roswell article looked at the events which caused the 1947 incident to become the world’s biggest conspiracy theory. Now I’m looking more closely at the sightings of aliens at the crash site, and alleged alien autopsies… Last time I looked at two people – Glenn Dennis and Jim Ragsdale – who made claims… Continue reading Roswell – were alien bodies really found?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, Hoaxes, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries

The ‘Real’ Men In Black – Aliens, Majestic-12 or Mirage Men?

For many people, the Men in Black are Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, zapping people’s memories in the popular 1997 comedy and its sequels. For others, Men in Black are a very real threat… For decades, men in black suits, sunglasses and hats have been making house calls to unsuspecting victims, normally those who… Continue reading The ‘Real’ Men In Black – Aliens, Majestic-12 or Mirage Men?

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries

The Roswell UFO Incident – new ‘witnesses’ come forward

In the last article I examined the events of 1947. Now I’m looking at what set Roswell on the road to becoming the biggest and most written-about conspiracy theory in history. The events of 1947 were actually rather… uneventful. Everything died down until UFO researcher Stanton Friedman interviewed Major Jesse Marcel in 1978, who recovered… Continue reading The Roswell UFO Incident – new ‘witnesses’ come forward

Conspiracy Theories, TV Reviews, UFOs

TV Review – Dark Skies

In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing Dark Skies, a conspiracy theory-based sci-fi series from the 90s, which followed in the footsteps of The X Files but was cancelled before its time. Spoilers ahead. I try to avoid cancelled TV shows unless I know they’ve ended properly, which often means waiting for a show… Continue reading TV Review – Dark Skies

Conspiracy Theories, Cover-ups, UFOs, Unsolved Mysteries

The Roswell UFO Incident – let’s start at the beginning…

Conspiracy theories about the 1947 Roswell Incident are probably the most famous conspiracy theories of all. I'm about to take a look at what is a very complex web of evidence, allegations, tall tales, hoaxes and still-unanswered questions. Roswell is too big a story to tell in one article. Over the coming months, I'll be… Continue reading The Roswell UFO Incident – let’s start at the beginning…