Last modified: Saturday 14-Apr-2012 02:36:27 EEST
List of UFO Blogs - RSS News Feed about UFOs
Summary: This page offers a hand-edited list of about one hundred (100) blogs which cover UFOs. Obviously this is not an exhaustive list, however many UFO bloggers offer links to other blogs they like (blogroll).
You may also want to check the UFO podcasts and UFO forums and mailing-lists pages.
Blog Tip: If you are unsure where to start, you are welcome to subscribe (free) to the UFO Updates RSS feed I monitor myself.
The UFOupdates feed is syndicating posts from about two dozen blogs, covering both UFO news and history. For many topics involving the UFO phenomenon, one has to draw conclusions based on imperfect, incomplete or poorly reported data. I always appreciate hearing from others who have taken the time to reflect on the issues. Disclaimer: the blog posts of this feed don't necessarily reflect my opinion, in fact in the past I have occasionally cringed when reading some of the material posted.
You can join via traditional RSS (any reader e.g. GoogleReader, MyYahoo, MSIE7, Firefox etc) or by e-mail via Google Feedburner. In response to popular demand, the same UFOupdates feed is also available at Twitter and Facebook.
Daily news scan about unexplained phenomena (not specializing in UFOs), conspiracies, "alternative history" and the paranormal from a variety of sources.
UFO @ Google News - Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from 1000s of news sources worldwide.
Note: There is a ton of fluff on the Internet that passes for "UFO news". A cursory search for the term "UFO" on GoogleNews will result in many hits. A lot of the hits are spurious and many are sensational nonsense that appear to be random ideas of a writer masquerading as informed commentary. Maybe one in ten or twenty of the hits are worth looking at more closely, although even with these, most turn out to be a light that someone saw moving through the sky - in other words, very tentative sightings. An irritating trend these days is for some journalists to use the topic of UFOs as filler, when they have nothing else to write about. Invariably, these filler pieces are ill-informed and normally serve only to further spread misconceptions.
anomalist.com daily review of world news on unexplained mysteries (no RSS feed)
dailygrail.com's goal is "to provide an open forum for heretical, non-mainstream ideas" such as the occult/esoteric, parapsychology, afterlife etc
Blogs posting UFO sightings submitted by the public(typically UFO reports are reproduced as-is, i.e. no verification or investigation):
ufostalker.com UFO Stalker automatically posts UFO reports submitted via MUFON Case Management System (MUFON CMS), and plots them onto GoogleMaps (note: MUFON is the largest civilian UFO group in North America)
National UFO Examiner by Roger Marsh posts selected UFO reports filed via MUFON CMS. Roger also maintains HometownParanormal.com and is Director of Communications for both the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and Pennsylvania MUFON
myufo.com by Louis Martin from Roswell NM, posts UFO sighting reports as submitted by the public
UFO Mystic features bloggers Greg Bishop, Nick Redfern, Lesley Gunter, Regan Lee, Scott Corrales. The Ufomystic.com website is owned by Craig Woolheater, who also owns the website Cryptomundo.com where Loren Coleman blogs about "cryptozoology" (searching for Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Loch Ness monster etc)
ghosttheory.com by Javier Ortega, Joe Ruiz, Gary Popella. The blog that goes beyond the title of the website, covering all things paranormal and unexplained.
Blogs by UFO researchers, pundits, enthousiasts(relevance varies, presented in no particular order, needs re-organisation):
kevinrandle.blogspot.com by Kevin Randle, author and veteran Roswell 1947 case investigator (USA). Proponent of Roswell 1947 case being a crash of an alien craft and the ETH (Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis) for UFO, but skeptical of "alien abductions" and cattle mutilations.
fotocat.blogspot.com FOTOCAT is a project by the Anomaly Foundation (Spain), managed by UFO skeptic Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos, to maintain a catalogue (Excel spreadsheet) of UFO (and IFO) photos. It reached 10,000 photos in 2010.
uapreporting.org Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP) Observations Reporting Scheme is a project aiming to give amateur and professional astronomers a formal mechanism for reporting any unexplained phenomena they observe when studying the night sky. It is run by amateur astronomer Philippe Ailleris from the Nethelands who works at ESA (European Space Agency).
dandare.wordpress.com UFO news and commentary by dan_dare from England, who saw a black triangle over Hampshire in 1988
darkmattersradio.com blog by Don Ecker, Vietnam veteran, medically retired police officer and former publisher of US "UFO Magazine" along with his wife Vicky (eventually sold to Bill Birnes and his wife Nancy). He was active in the UFO field between 1987-2007. His blog features old episodes of his 1990s radio show about UFOs and right-wing political commentary.
followthemagicthread.blogspot.com by James Carrion, former MUFON International Director (2006-2009). He thinks that UFOs are "an intelligence operation by the United States and its allies during the Cold War and that intelligence agencies continue to promote the UFO myth for national security reasons".
ufopartisan.blogspot.com by Frank Stalter (note: pelicanist nomination by D.Rudiak on basis of Zamora Socorro NM 1964 case proposed explanation: hoax involving a balloon and pole-vaulting students)
redstarfilms.blogspot.com by Canadian film-maker Paul Kimball ("Best Evidence: Top ten UFO sightings" 2007, "Fields of fear" 2006, "Aztec 1948" 2004, "Do You Believe in Majic" 2003, "Stanton Friedman IS real" 2001)
paranormalmusings.blogspot.com by Canadian film-maker Michael R. MacDonald ("The Shag Harbour UFO Incident" 2000, featuring Chris Styles and Don Ledger)
stephendsullivan.blogspot.com by author Stephen D. Sullivan, who critiques various TV shows on unexplained mysteries (UFO Hunters, MysteryQuest, MonsterQuest etc)
area51looseends.blogspot.com by Glenn Campbell (the original "Area-51 guy" who in the early 1990s camped for months in the area and helped bring national spotlight to it). Little to nothing about UFOs however, as Glenn has moved on.
Robert Barrow "not your grandfather's UFO blog" (warning: visit only if you can handle hateful wingnut rants; I could stand the rantings of a grumpy old man, but proposing that Israel should have dropped a bomb and sank the humanitarian aid ships to Gaza on 1-Jun-2010 was the last straw for me)
David Sereda actor, musician and co-producer of the UFO documentary "Dan Aykroyd - Unplugged on UFOs" with popular Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd. Appeared in Nick Cook's "Billion dollar secret". Bogus UFO physics. Also selling "harmonic code pendants" through his company Light Stream Technologies.
UFO skeptics / scoffers / debunkers / pelicanists(note: these folks "specialize" in UFO skepticism and are typically knowledgeable about the subject, i.e. they are neither casual dismissers like most skeptical journalists and scientists, nor "generic" skeptics like media's pet "rent-a-skeptic" Michael Shermer or Robert T. Carroll of skepdic.com who attempt to "debunk" anything and everything from homeopathy to psychics to Bigfoot to UFOs) [todo: move/merge this section with the skeptics page]
Definition: "pelicanist" is one who proposes hard-to-believe solutions to puzzling UFO sightings. Pelicanist is not synonymous with skeptic; in other words, skepticism about UFOs need not be unreasonable in principle, even if it sometimes is so in practice. A skeptic becomes a pelicanist only in the latter instance. Jerome Clark coined the neologism "pelicanist" for British writer James Easton, who proposed and fiercely defended the notion that Kenneth Arnold's 1947 UFO sighting was ... (you guessed it) pelicans. Similarly, "pelicanism" is defined as "the practice of ascribing any explanation, however scientifically unsustainable, illogical, or fantastic, to a UFO event or experience, in a desperate effort to deny that anything seriously anomalous may be going on".
What comes to my mind when reading some of the analysis offered by UFO skeptics is "if you torture the evidence enough, it will confess to anything" ... Some "UFO skeptics" are one-trick-ponies with a pet theory that they invoke repeatedly to attempt to explain all sorts of UFO sightings, e.g. Steuart Campbell's 'mirage' theory, whereas others like Phil J. Klass had a range of 'explanations' and reverted to his default position of character assassination ("he/she/they must be liars", "little nobodies, looking for fame", "by publicly questioning the government [UFO organizations] lend support to the Communist movement" etc) only after exhausting less desperate measures.
MAGONIA magazine on-line archive (issues 1966-2008). Magonia was one of the oldest british magazines covering "ufology, Forteana and contemporary beliefs". Frequent contributors include John Harney, John Rimmer, Peter Rogerson, Kevin McClure, Jenny Randles, Peter Brookesmith, Nigel Watson, most of whom are adherents of the psycho-social hypothesis (PSH) for UFOs. However, despite the sometimes over-the-top polemics, the sarcastic tone and insults hurled against "UFO believers" (particularly those who argue that UFOs are physical "nuts and bolts" craft), there is value to be found in individual articles and the site is worth visiting.
www.uk-ufo.org by David Clarke, Andy Roberts, Joe McGonagle, Gary Anthony from Britain
pelicanist.blogspot.com the Magonia blog and mrobsr.blogspot.com Magonia review of books, by John Rimmer from Britain. Adopting the term "pelicanist" as the name of his blog, indicates that he has a sense of humor.
Rudolf Henke & Hans-Werner Peiniger, GEP (Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des UFO-Phänomens e.V.), Germany
drdavidclarke.co.uk (old blog) David Clarke, british folklorist and UFO skeptic/scoffer. He has co-authored several UFO books: The UFO Files (2009), Flying Saucerers: A social history of UFOlogy (2007), Out of the Shadows: UFOs, the establishment and the official cover-up (2002), The UFOs that Never Were (2000). He has been a consultant to UK MoD and National Archives in the publishing of UK MoD UFO files and is a frequent talking head in british TV shows about UFOs (note: not to be confused with American UFO historian Jerome Clark, author of the "UFO encyclopedia")
miragemen.wordpress.com by Mark Pilkington from Britain, self-confessed crop circle hoaxer, author of 'Mirage Men' & 'Far Out' and publisher/editor at Strange Attractor Press
Claude Mauge, France. Quote: "My interest in UFOs began seriously in 1974. I was during several years a moderate believer in UFOs and in the extraterrestrial hypothesis, but I changed my mind because of several facts and in 1982 I had become a UFO skeptic." Offers the "reductionist composite hypothesis"
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