PUBLISHER: USBORNE / RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 1ST
Following the huge success of Usborne’s re-issue of All About Ghosts, here comes the fantastic All About UFOs. Here, Ted Wilding-White takes us on a guided tour of ancient alien visitations, historical sightings, worldwide waves of reports, cases involving jet pilots and astronauts, UFOs in the cinema, and close encounters with aliens.
As a balance to these incredible stories, there are chapters on explanations for UFO sightings, fake UFO photographs, unusual man-made aircraft, and how to investigate and report sightings.
The possible extra-terrestrial origins of UFOs, what aliens might look like on their home planets and how we might achieve star flight are also explored in gorgeous full colour illustrations.
Aimed at children and young teenagers, it is an exciting fact-filled ride into the weird world of UFOs. As comedian and amateur astronomer Jon Coleslaw says in his foreword, the mystery and edge of fear inspired by this book gave him a life-long interest in the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. No doubt it had a big impact on many other young minds who gazed at these stunning images of ET visitations and followed the instructions to build their own model flying saucer, fake their own UFO pictures or search the heavens.
Published in 1978, just when interest in UFOs was given a massive boost by the release of Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this encapsulates a world before the Roswell and Rendlesham incidents, men in black, crop circles, and alien abductions took centre stage. As such it is a very welcome slice of UFO nostalgia that will hopefully inspire future generations of ufologists.