From: Above Top Secret
Thanks to the tireless work of Isaac Koi, the website Above Top Secret is now making available a fabulous new resource for anyone interested in the history of UFOs. Here you can find a searchable database for transcripts, podcasts, and videos along with digitized defunct newsletters and magazines from across the world, official documents, dissertations, UFO catalogues, and more.
It’s never been easier for those of us studying the history of unidentified flying objects and alien contact to access sources, as so many archivists – like the folks behind The Archives for the Unexplained, The Black Vault, and the National Archives in the UK – have been busy over the past 10+ years digitizing primary sources. Koi’s achievement is a welcome addition. By providing a simply way to search for materials, Koi has made it all the more straightforward to get right to work.
An interesting article has recently appeared in the periodical University Affairs/Affaires universitaires, describing some of the new studies on the social science and history of UFOs being conducted by researchers in Canada. Matthew Hayes, Paul Kingsbury, Noah Morritt, and Laura Thursbury are among those conducting studies of ufologists and their organizations, the culture of crop circles, media responses to UFO events, and the Roswell festival. Last year, in May 2017, Thursby and Hayes hosted a conference at Trent University entitled “UFOs, Aliens, and the Academy: An Interdisciplinary Conference.” We can look forward to some fascinating new articles and books on the subject over the next few years.
*Thanks to the fascinating blog and facebook page of Andreas Sommer – Forbidden Histories – for the tip.