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UK Expert Philip Mantle Will be Our Guest on The Paracast

Christopher O'Brien

Back in the Saddle Aginn
Staff member
UK ufologist Philip Mantle joins us. Philip Mantle's interest in UFO research began in 1979 when he joined the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA), and Yorkshire UFO Society (YUFOS) and he is considered one of the UK's top experts.

I first became aware of Philp's work when he doggedly tackled the "Alien Autopsy" controversy quickly becoming the top investigator into this strangely-curious affair that took place in the late summer of 1995. He has written the definitive book on the subject Alien Autopsy Inquest along w/ numerous other books.

Philip (along w/ Paul Stonehill) are considered to be the top ufo researchers for Russian UFO cases and the two have written several books that cover many of the top cases from that part of the world.

Mantle has been active in the publishing field and held many editorial positions over the years. In January, 1999 Philip Mantle became the Research & Commissioning Editor and then Assistant Editor of Quest Magazine. Other positions have included: UFO DATA magazine: (www.ufodata.co.uk) Features Editor from 2006 2008 and UFO MATRIX – Editor: 2009 – 2010. UFO TODAY – Editor: 2013 – 2015.

In in 2015 he launched the print-on-demand publishing company FLYING DISK PRESS. Their first title UFOS OVER POLAND published November 2015.

Mantle first appeared on The Paracast back in 2008:

September 14, 2008 — Philip Mantle and Wing Commander Alan Turner MBE

Please only post your QUESTIONS for Philip here. We will be taping Tuesday, November 29th at 11 am US MT

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
  1. How do you think that BUFORA in the UK compares to MUFON in the USA?
  2. Can you tell us more about the Yorkshire UFO Society?
  3. The Santilli Alien Autopsy film is now widely accepted to be fake, yet a review of your book suggests that you're undecided. Is that correct? What do you really think?


Paranormal Maven
Hi Philip. What would be your explanation on the lack of Close encounters of the Third kind in recent years?

Do you know of any recent ones?