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    (1) "Beyond Reality" and "UFO Update" magazines + (2) Northern UFO News by Jenny Randles (170+ PDFs)

    UFO periodicals vary considerably in their quality, appearance, scope, approach and longevity. The differences in their appearance and scope are illustrated by the latest publications in relation to which I’ve obtained permission to share online as searchable PDFs : on the one hand Harry Belil’s UFO magazines (“Beyond Reality” and “UFO Update!”) and on the other hand “Northern UFO News” by Jenny Randles.

    (I've obtained permission to upload the former from Harry Belil's son and to upload the latter from Jenny Randles. Most of the scanning has been done by our friends in Sweden at the AFU).

    This collection of PDFs includes over 40 issues of Harry Belil's publications and over 170 issues of the newsletter produced by Jenny Randles.

    The "Beyond Reality" magazine, edited and published by Harry Belil, published articles on “the latest discoveries of ESP, the occult and psychic phenomena”. “Beyond Reality” was published from 1972 until 1980. That magazine included quite a bit of material on UFO sightings. Authors of relevant articles included quite a few names that will be familiar to ufologists, including Brad Steiger, Tim Beckley, Gene Steinberg and Hayden Hewes. (Gene Steinberg has mentioned to me that he typeset issues for about a year and edited issues, with Harry doing the artwork and design). Furthermore, a quarterly spin-off publication, “UFO Update!”, was also published and edited by Harry Belil,. As the name suggests, “UFO Update!”,was devoted to “exploring the UFO mystery”. It included items by Stanton Friedman, Brent Raynes, Kal Korff and many others. Harry Belil’s son, Zachary Belil, has kindly given me permission to make issues of his father’s publications "Beyond Reality" and “UFO Update!” freely available online.

    Jenny Randles has kindly given me permission to upload issues of her "Northern UFO News" newsletter. This publication is not very well known outside the United Kingdom, but many of you will (I hope…) be familiar with the name of Jenny Randles from her research into the Rendlesham Incident and her many books. She is one of the most level-headed UFO researchers you will come across. The first sensible UFO books I bought were by Jenny Randles. I’ve subsequently bought dozens of UFO/fortean books written or co-authored by her. I have found them to be more insightful and cautious than, well, almost any other UFOs books. Her "Northern UFO News" newsletter was published between 1974 and 2001. Robert Moore had previously scanned 50 issues of Northern UFO News (which he was happy for me to upload). The AFU has now scanned over another 120 issues. So, we now have searchable scans of over 170 issues out of about a total of about 186.


    (1) The full current collection of Beyond Reality can be downloaded from this temporary link during the next week:
    https://we.tl/2kaHMZSWaz

    After this week, or if you only want part of the Beyond Reality collection, the scanned issues are on this part AFU's website at:
    http://www.afu.se/Downloads/Magazine...ty%20magazine/

    (2) The full current collection of "UFO Update!" can be downloaded from this temporary link during the next week:https://we.tl/kFpHkKes9f

    After this week, or if you only want part of the "UFO Update!" collection, the scanned issues are on this part of the AFU's website: http://www.afu.se/Downloads/Magazine...nd%20Reality)/

    (3) The full current collection of "Northern UFO News" by Jenny Randles can be downloaded from this temporary link during the next week: https://we.tl/LODRytMebG

    After this week, or if you only want part of the collection, the relevant issues are on this part of the AFU's website:
    http://www.afu.se/Downloads/Magazine...ny%20Randles)/


    BONUS ITEM: While working on my little summer project to push for various UFO periodicals to be made freely available online (quite a few more of which will be circulated shortly...), I have found George Eberhart's 2 volume UFO bibliography "UFOs And The Extraterrestrial Contact Movement" (1986) rather useful. I found a lot of details on numerous UFO periodicals in the relevant sections of this publication. The cheapest copy of these volumes currently available on Amazon has an asking price of US$ 774.18...

    Mark Rodeghier and Mary Castner of CUFOS helpfully put me in touch with George Eberhart and, after exchanging a few emails during the last couple of weeks with George Eberhart's publisher (or rather the company that purchased that publisher) and with George, I've obtained permission to make scans of that publication freely available online. Searchable PDF versions of both volumes of George's bibliography are now on the AFU's website at:http://www.afu.se/Downloads/Books_and_documents/Other/

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    Thanks for sharing.
    It is encouraging to see the works of enthusiastic dedicated researches from 40 years ago.
    Lots of data is great for statistics. Maybe some correlations can eventual lead to answers.
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