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UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death

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Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:28:44 -0500
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Source: The Yorkshire Post - UK

http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/viewarticle2.aspx?ArticleID=753735&SectionID=55&Search=Birdsall&Searchtype=any&SearchSection=55&DateFrom=011995&DateTo=032004&Page=1&ReturnPage=Results.aspx

10 March 2004


UFO Magazine Folds After Editor's Death

Dave Clarke

A Yorkshire-based magazine devoted to Unidentified Flying
Objects and extraterrestrial life is to close after the sudden
death of its editor.

Graham Birdsall, a world authority on UFOs, died aged 49 in St
James's Hospital, Leeds, last September from a brain haemorrhage
after he was taken ill at his home in Colton, east Leeds. He
left a wife and three daughters.

With younger brother Mark he founded in the early 1980s the news
stand magazine empire, based at Stourton in south Leeds, which
published UFO Magazine.

The magazine went on to become the world's best-selling UFO
publication, with a readership measured in the tens of
thousands. It also staged an annual conference in Leeds.

Mr Birdsall became fascinated by UFOs in 1967 when as a boy he
saw a strange object in the sky from the garden of his home in
Leeds.

He travelled the world lecturing on the subject to enthusiasts
and frequently appeared on TV to discuss the latest sightings.

The family continued to publish the magazine after his death
with help from his son-in-law Russell Callaghan, who took over
as editor.

But yesterday Mr Birdsall's widow Christine announced that the
latest issue of the magazine, produced by Quest Publications
International Ltd, would be the last.




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