Mike Covell
​ is a local historian who specialises in the paranormal. His interest began as an 8 year old boy, living in East Hull, where he saw a UFO. From that point on he has collected thousands of newspaper reports, books, journals, magazines, videos, cds, dvds, audio recordings, and documentation about the unexplained. Mike’s work has featured in the Hull Advertiser, Hull Daily Mail, Cottingham Times, Beverley Guardian, Holderness Gazette, The Times, Express, Sun, Daily Mirror, Mail, Star, Telegraph, Huffington Post and more. Mike has appeared on BBC Radio Humberside, Beverley FM, KCFM, Radio Scotland, and stations around the world including Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, and Japan talking about ghosts, UFO’s and Jack the Ripper. Among his TV credits include numerous appearances on BBC Look North, Calendar, Most Haunted, Most Haunted Live and Prime Suspect Jack the Ripper. He has published ten books in three years but has another 16 completed ready for publication. Mike writes regular features for the Hull Daily Mail, in which he explores the stranger side of Hull’s history. Mike has taken part in big cat hunts, werewolf hunts, sea serpent hunts, sky watches, paranormal investigations, and has slept in numerous old factories, haunted castles and funeral parlours in his search for answers. His research on the Hull Hum, in 2010, the 1801 Hull UFO sighting, and The Beast of Barmston Drain has resulted in international press interest, resulting in Alice Cooper showing an interest! Mike lives in east Hull with his wife and kids.

Paul Sinclair

is UK Author and researcher Paul Sinclair, who lives in the seaside town of Bridlington, on the North East coast of Yorkshire, with his wife and family. He has been investigating strange phenomena in the area since 2002.
The coastal area around Bridlington has a deep history of folklore, strange sightings and mysterious disappearances and Paul is in the middle of it all.
Published in 2016, Paul’s first book entitled Truth-Proof, is a collection of first-hand accounts and recollections of local UFO activity, missing people, alien big cats, missing aircraft and other anomalous phenomena.
Paul is the most thorough investigator, who is not content with hearsay or rumours. He studies and researches his subjects to the minutest detail, looking for documented evidence that backs up everything in Truth-Proof.
If the evidence is not available – he looks further and deeper until it is found. For Truth-Proof, Paul has interviewed witnesses to events far stranger than anything reported worldwide. Some are recent, some historical, but they are always fascinating.
Paul is well known locally for his work and has made many friends who rely on his credibility and confidentiality.
Truth-Proof is his first published work, which show-cases his efforts to collate the strange truths that surround him every day…
…from the ‘intelligent’ lightforms that are seen by many, both on land and out to sea, to the mysterious disappearances of ordinary men around the cliff-tops of nearby Flamborough and Bempton.
His fascination with the mysterious activities surrounding nearby Air Force bases is included in Truth-Proof, together with reports of tragedies out to sea which leave the reader wanting to know more…
Truth-Proof also contains reports of strange creatures seen locally, including small humanoid beings stalking farmland, giant cats on the Yorkshire Wolds and even werewolves !
Paul Sinclair not only presents this amazing collection of accounts in a logical, yet down-to-earth way, he provides his own theories in an attempt to understand them…
Truth-Proof – containing evidence of The Truth that Leaves No Proof on the North East Yorkshire coast.

Russel Callaghan ​
Ever since observing a daylight disc back in 1980 his interest in the subject became objective, not simply accepting the first or even the mundane explanations put forward by witnesses and so called experts as to what may have seen. In later years his work involving TV and video production gave access to analytical tools that did not exist in the early years of UFO research.​ His work led to joining the late, great Graham W. Birdsall producing video titles and articles in the long published UFO Magazine and taking over as editor when Graham sadly passed away. He also published UFO DATA magazine along with fellow Yorkshireman Philip Mantle. Russel has lectured at conferences in Europe, USA and here in the UK and along with Graham delivered some of the most compelling video evidence with The Secret NASA Transmissions, The Journey and the popular video series UFOs Hard Evidence.​ Russel presents many an argument as to the authenticity of some of the subjects most infamous cases. Russel still believes there have been some very unexplainable events over the years but is everything what it seems? A straight talking Yorkshireman with a hint of satire. Russel will present a fully illustrated journey through some the most intriguing events of the last seventy years.

Malcolm Robinson
I’ve been interested in the strange world of UFOs and the paranormal for as long as I can remember and in 1979 I formed my own research society entitled, Strange Phenomena Investigations, (SPI). Since forming this society, I have moved down to Hastings in East Sussex where I have started up a sister branch to SPI, entitled, Strange Phenomena Investigations England. (SPI Scotland is now in the hands of a fellow researcher).
The aims of SPI are basically to collect, research, and publish, accounts relating to most aspects of strange phenomena, and to purposely endevour to try and come up with some answers to account for what at present eludes us. I work in advertising for my local newspaper, the Hastings & St Leonard’s Observer.

Articles by me, have appeared in many of the world’s UFO and paranormal magazines. I have assisted many of the U.K’s National and Regional newspapers in connection with stories concerning ghosts, poltergeists and UFOs. I have also been interviewed by many of the U.K’s major (and minor) radio stations regarding the above mentioned subjects.
I have travelled extensively throughout the U.K. on research projects, and I have lectured to various clubs and societies throughout Scotland and England, and I am pleased to say that I have represented my country at International UFO conferences. My television work has seen me appearing on Scottish Television, BBC Reporting Scotland News. Scottish Television news (STV), American television’s ‘Sightings’ programme. I have also worked for Japanese television, German television (Twice, ARD and PRO 7). Mexican television. Australian television. Italian television and Australian television. And I have appeared twice on the Michael Aspel show, ‘Strange But True’. I have also appeared on Grampian television, and completed documentaries for BBC Scotland, (Cracking Stories) and the BBC 2 programmes, ‘Strange Days’ and ‘The Right To Differ’. Both Lorraine Kelly and Eammon Holmes also interviewed me live (twice) at the G.M.T.V. Television studios in London in regards to a ghost case that our society had been working on.

I have also appeared on the Disney Channel and LWTV’s ‘Ultimate Questions’. Plus the Chris Moyles Channel 5 show, and also UK Horizons ‘Paranormal Files’. I also did a show with Melinda Messenger (Loose Lips). And have assisted Mentorn TV for a programme for the Discovery Channel.

In June 2015 I was interviewed live on This Morning programme by Amanda Holden and Philip Schofield. I have also completed documentaries for the Paranormal and Unexplained channels for SKY Television. I also appeared on Channel 5’s Conspiracy programme aired July 2015. These are but some, of the many T.V. shows that I have participated in over the years.

I was the very first Scottish UFO researcher to speak in Laughlin Nevada USA in February 2009. I was the first Scotsman to speak on UFOs in France (Strasbourg) a fact that I am very proud of. I was also the first Scotsman to lecture on UFOs in Holland in November 2009. I am also one of the few people on this planet to have gone down into the murky depths of Loch Ness in a submarine.

My first book entitled, UFO Case Files of Scotland was released to rave reviews in October 2009. My second book, ‘Paranormal Case Files of Great Britain (Volume 1) and my third book, UFO Case Files of Scotland (Volume 2) are available at £14:99 from my publisher www.healingsofatlantis.com ‘The Monsters of Loch Ness’ book out 2016.

My goal in life is to continue researching cases pertaining to the strange world of UFOs and the paranormal, and to hopefully provide some form of answer to account for what at present eludes us.
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Philip Mantle

Philip Mantle

is a veteran UFO researcher and author based in West Yorkshire. His active involvement with ufology began with the Yorkshire UFO Society (YUFOS) in 1980 although he has had a life-long interest in all things ‘paranormal’. He is also one of the founder members of the Independent UFO Network (IUN) and also went on to serve as a council member of the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) and was their Press Officer, Conference Organiser and Director of Investigations. Along with this he also acted as MUFON Representative for England.

Philip Mantle has authored and co-authored a number of books on the subject which are published in many different languages around the world. In 2015 he also began work as a publisher with FLYING DISK PRESS (http://flyingdiskpress.blogspot.co.uk/).

In over thirty years of active involvement in UFO research there is probably no type of UFO encounter that Philip has not investigated at some point. This includes Close Encounter cases, alleged UFO photographs, UFO hoaxes, UFO landing cases and of course the famous/infamous Alien Autopsy Film hoax.

Along with his work as an author Philip has also worked in an editorial capacity on several magazines: this includes ‘Quest for Knowledge’, ‘UFO MATRIX’ and ‘UFO TODAY’. As a writer he has contributed articles and features both to the mainstream press and UFO magazines around the world.

Philip Mantle has been a regular lecturer on the UFO circuit around the world since the early 1980’s. He has also appeared or contributed to a number of UFO documentaries again in many different parts of the world.

After over thirty years of active involvement if UFO research Philip is still fascinated by this enigmatic subject that we call ufology. He still investigates and researches UFO cases, writes articles and books and has now also worked with two screenwriters on a number of potential UFO movie scripts all of which are based on his books. Watch out Mr Spielberg.



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