EP 90 ─ What Does The BUFORA Director Know About UFO's? Ft: Philip Mantle

Show will premiere LIVE at on June 4th, 2022 at 1 PM (Central Standard Time).

UFO research:

Philip Mantle's interest in UFO research began in l979 when he joined the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA), and Yorkshire UFO Society (YUFOS).

1985: Nominated 'Investigator of the year’ by YUFOS.

1987: Appointed to Council of management of BUFORA. Subsequently acted as Press Officer, Conference Organiser, and Secretary to the National Investigations Committee

l988: Appointed England's representative for the Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON)

l992: Awarded honorary member of the Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena (RIAP), a science based UFO-study group based in the Ukraine.

l993: Appointed Director of Investigations for BUFORA.

Although extremely active in the field of UFO research, Philip Mantle has relinquished his various appointed positions, due to professional commitments, with the exception of honorary membership of RIAP.

Organizational publication credits include:

YUFOS Journal, UFO TIMES, Enigma, California UFO, MUFON UFO JOURNAL, CENAP REPORT, OVNI PRESENCE, Awareness, The Wild Places, UFO Universe, UFO Brigantia and numerous others international publications

Newspaper / Magazine publication credits include:

Daily Star, The Independent, Today, Plus Magazine, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The People, Daily Mirror, and numerous other local and regional newspapers and periodicals throughout the UK as well as international publications.

Lectures and radio / TV broadcasts include:

United Kingdom

BBC radio network and TV programmes such as Kilroy, Pebble Mill at One, TV-AM, GMTV, Central Weekend, Fantastic Facts, Wire TV, Schofield’s Quest, Motormouth, The Disney Club, Cool Cube, Good Morning with Anne and Nick, This Morning.

International Radio / TV broadcasts - Norway, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, San Marino, Romania, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, and the USA.

Movie and Video Publicity / Promotions include:


College Tutoring:

In l990 I formulated, organised and tutored 3 ten-week college courses on UFO’s for the Adult Education Department of Wakefield College, West Yorkshire.

Book Publications:

WITHOUT CONSENT - Ringpull Press Ltd (UK) 1994
Co-authored by Carl Nagaitis this book deals entirely with UFO abductions in the UK and includes a variety of cases histories being published for the first time. This book has now been published in Italy and Romania as well as the UK, and will be published by Marlowe & Company in the USA in January l999. Up-dated and republished in paperback by Fortune Books in the UK in 2003.

BEYOND ROSWELL - Marlowe & Company (USA) 1997
Co-authored with German researcher Michael Hesemann, this was first published in 1997 by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd (UK). This book deals with the UFO crash at Roswell in l947 and the controversial alien autopsy film. This book has also been published in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. January l998 saw the release of this book in CD ROM format by Binary Media Works in the USA.

Philip Mantle was a consultant on a series of books on the 'unexplained', published by Hamlyn Children’s books in l998. Two books are completed for Hamlyn, and titled ALIEN EVIDENCE and ALIEN CONTACT, were published in l998/99.

Philip Mantle was also a consultant for THE SOVIET UFO FILES, which was published Quadrillion Publishing Ltd. This book was authored by Paul Stonehill of the Russian Ufology Centre, and was published in October 1998. Philip Mantle was a consultant on a book in 1999 for Quadrillion Publishing Ltd


ROSWELL ALIEN AUTOPSY: 2014. (Revised Edition 2019)


Magazine editorship & consultancy work:

QUEST MAGAZINE: In January, l999 Philip Mantle became the Research & Commissioning Editor of Quest Magazine published by Top Events & Publications Ltd. Distributed in over 30 countries around the world this publication has been in print now for over three years. In May, l999, Philip Mantle was promoted to Assistant Editor of Quest Magazine.

BEYOND MAGAZINE: In July, l999 Philip Mantle became the Research & Commissioning Editor of BEYOND magazine the sister publication of Quest Magazine published by Top Events & Publications Ltd. NB: I ceased working on QUEST and BEYOND in September 1999.

BRITISH EUROPEAN ASSOCIATED PUBLISHERS LTD: Philip Mantle has been a consultant to B.E.A.P. from December 2000 to March 2001 on a new magazine project.

UFO DATA magazine: (www.ufodata.co.uk) Features Editor from 2006 2008.

UFO MATRIX – Editor: 2009 – 2010. UFO TODAY – Editor: 2013 – 2015.

LAUNCH PRINT-ON-DEMAND Publishing at FLYING DISK PRESS in 2015. First title UFOS OVER POLAND published November 2015.

Awards: Was investigator of the year in 1984 for the Yorkshire UFO Society. Received a UFO researcher award from UFO Norway in 1994. Presented with an award for 40 years of UFO research in 2019 by Outer Limits Magazine. In 2020 Philip Mantle received a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Academy of Paranormal Arts and Sciences.

Contact details:

Philip Mantle
4 St Michaels Avenue
West Yorkshire