Unidentified Flying Objects -- An Overview of Close Encounters and Low Flybys As a general rule, most serious forteans (including cryptozoologists and ufologists) collect data and reports on the topics that interest them; and most forteana-related groups or organisations act, mainly, as archivists and promoters of their subjects. Only rarely is there an individual or a network of individuals available to sift and sort the data, steering it towards a proper analysis and study. This lack, as perceived by Anthoni Tambini to apply particularly to ufology, Anthoni J Tambini Branden Books 2016 Pb, 271pp, illus, refs, ind, $19.00, ISBN 97810828326186 is what has motivated him to re-examine the archives the leading ufological outfits and the subject’s extensive literature.
Resting upon his technical expertise – gained over 40 years in the US aerospace industry – he presents here an analysis of reports and photographs that seem to include useful descriptions of physical craft and occupants.
At this point, 70 years after the advent of modern UFOs, a fresh overview of the subject is novel, but will probably be of interest only to those who still hold out for what we used to call ‘nuts-and-bolts’ ufos.