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BUFORA Review Of UFO Matrix Magazine

From: Philip Mantle <philip.mantle.nul>
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2011 19:40:57 +0100
Archived: Sun, 03 Apr 2011 09:17:26 -0500
Subject: BUFORA Review Of UFO Matrix Magazine

British UFO Research Association

During 2010 two independent subscription magazines were closed
down and this left a huge gap in the market for a magazine,
which was dedicated to the UFO phenomenon.

There are other magazines out there in the U.K. which cover the
UFO enigma but as part of a wider paranormal spectrum of
subjects, whether it may be cryptozoology, ghosts or
spirituality and many other subjects with unexplained elements
to their study.

What is different about the launch of UFO Matrix is evident in
the high street. This is the first magazine for a long time
which can be purchased from the news stand and having done this
myself, it has been a refreshing experience to be able to see a
(specific) UFO dedicated magazine sitting proudly amongst
established titles such Nexus and Fortean Times. There is now a
paranormal cousin in the same publishing group in the form of
=91Paranormal magazine: journey into the unknown=92.

In many respects, UFO Matrix has continued to produce an
abundance of articles similar to its closest predecessor in the
UFO Data magazine. Many of the contributors to this magazine
have carried the torch forward into this new publication, with
Philip Mantle and Malcolm Robinson at the fore of the new team,
joined by Steve Johnson (Mercury Rapids author and forum

Many of the contributors have their own websites or have books
published on the subject and this magazine also features many
publications on offer from the Healings of Atlantis publishing

What do you get for your money? The editorial team have ensured
that the views of all are represented by inviting articles from
writers who can be both sceptic or highly supportive of the
Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis theory. Whatever their own beliefs
may be, UFO Matrix has ensured that the magazine can have two
vastly differing opinions in articles about UFO philosophy.
Sceptical opinions are as welcome as those who support the
existence of an alien presence visiting this planet.

At the time of writing, UFO Matrix has published their fifth bi-
monthly magazine and editions have special running themes,
profiling some prominent cases from the around the world.
Readers are also informed of various forthcoming events,
documentaries and cases due for release. For example, Issue 4
has a running feature and this month has an interesting
interview on the recent History channels =91Ancient Aliens=92
series, in addition to a conference review and two diverse and
differing opinions on the Berwyn Mountain case. There are
incidents and reports cases that have not been heard outside of
their own countries appearing for the first time for readers in
the U.K. and further afield.

Past issues have already taken a =91cold case=92 review at some of
the classic UFO encounters. Taking a second look is important in
this subject, as there are a new generation of readers who may
never have heard of the Rendlesham case or other famous
incidents and for many people, this will be their first
information on these incidents. This becomes more important as
many of the earlier books on cases such as the =91Welsh Triangle=92
or Warminster Thing=92 can be out of print, with no chance of a
new run on some very popular titles. Too often publishers do not
reissue some of the most classic UFO literature and many of the
earlier case studies are becoming increasingly difficult to find
for the new enthusiast or researchers. Revisiting some of these
classic UFO cases by UFO Matrix is most welcome, whether in case
review or summary.

Articles in some issues addressing the use of hypnosis and
witness support groups are in great conflict with BUFORA=92s
moratorium on the use of hypnosis to elicit the truth of a high
strangeness event due to the many problems involved with this
method of investigation. In addition to this BUFORA=92s Code of
Practice hold witness confidentiality in the highest priority.
However, we certainly would not want to see any magazine that
took the UFO enigma from one viewpoint and UFO Matrix produces
articles where readers may disagree or wholly support the
writer=92s specific hypothesis, views or theories. This approach
is vital to this subject, as it creates an important balance of
views and ensures that no one theory or opinion is allowed to
take precedence over all the articles. The editorial team ensure
there is something for everyone=92s view on the subject.

Offering well-balanced debate and differing viewpoints are
crucial, to achieve balanced viewpoints within a magazine, by
allowing writers to submit articles with the most diverse
ranging theories and opinions within this subject. In my
opinion, it is vital that a magazine offers a broad spectrum of
cases from many perspectives, philosophical, scientific and with
differing ideas and thoughts on the subject rather than using a
narrow set of hypotheses within its articles.

UFO Matrix ticks all the right boxes and the contributors and
editors are highly experienced in their fields and specialisms.
The magazine also promotes and profiles activity in the
conference and courses in the U.K. and further afield, promoting
conferences and event listings, so readers can get out there to
meet the speakers and authors at various venues around the
regions. There are links to books, radio shows and all manner of
UFO related items. The production quality of the magazine is
extremely high and for =A35.99, this magazine is worth every
penny. It=92s run by a group of researchers and investigators who
have already achieved a long and experienced track record in
books, special case studies, lectures and past magazine

The British UFO Research Association recommends you purchase the
magazine at your local newsagent or buy on line. If you are
interested in the subject, no matter what your views or
perceptions of the UFO phenomenon, this magazine is the one for

Matt Lyons
April 2011

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