About this Episode

VYS0020 | Messages of Deception - Vayse to Face with Mark Pilkington - Show Notes

If you don't know Mark Pilkington by name, chances are you will be familiar with some of his work: he's the author of the seminal history of deception and misinformation throughout the history of the UFO phenomenon, Mirage Men, and producer of the documentary of the same name, he runs Strange Attractor Press, the diverse, beloved and well respected counterculture publisher, he's a journalist, having written for the Fortean Times, the Guardian and Bizarre Magazine amongst others, and he also records and performs music with Teleplamsiste, Luminous Foundation and the Begotten. In this episode Hine and Buckley chat to Mark about the legacy of Mirage Men, which is having a moment again with the tenth anniversary of the documentary falling this year, the recent release of the audiobook and continued favourable nods in the occultosphere and beyond. The conversation also takes turns into the way misinformation is now a pervasive part of our everyday lives, Mark's ideas about the nature of the phenomenon itself and his experiences as a crop circle hoaxer... recorded 7 March 2023

Mark Pilkington Links

Mark Pilkington on Twitter
Strange Attractor Press
Mirage Men by Mark Pilkington
Mirage Men Audiobook
Mirage Men DVD
Mirage Men on Vimeo
Mirage Men Blog
Frequency is the New Ecstasy by Teleplasmiste

Other Links

The Austin Osman Spare Tarot Deck
High Weirdness by Erik Davis
Purgatory by Ken Hollings
North by Gyrus
The Pepsi-Cola Addict by June-Alison Gibbons
David Tibet
Current 93
Jamie Sutcliffe
An Overview of Project Serpo
The Haunted Objects Podcast
Parcast Unexplained Mysteries - UFOs and the Mirage Men pt.1
Parcast Unexplained Mysteries - UFOs and the Mirage Men pt.2
HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis
Wikipedia entry for John Lundberg
Laughlin UFO Mega Conference on Facebook
IMDB entry for Richard Doty
Wikipedia entry for Paul Bennewitz
Wikipedia Entry for the Roswell Incident
Wikipedia Entry for George Adamski
BBC News Article about the U-2 Bomber and Area 51
History Channel Article on Black Triangle UFOs
Wikipedia Article on Radar Spoofing
Popular Science Article - The stealth helicopters used in the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden are still cloaked in mystery
Wikipedia Article on Cattle Mutilation
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Trailer
Wikipedia Article on the Famous Five
War of the Worlds by HG Wells
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Usborne Guide to the Supernatural World by E Maple - a steal at £300
Forbidden Planet
Fortean Times
Magonia Journal
Bizarre Magazine on Twitter
Mark's Far Out Column for the Guardian
Wikipedia entry on Norman Tebbit
Wikipedia entry on David Icke
Circle Makers Website
Wikipedia entry on Mandelbrot Fractals
Wikipedia Article on Discordianism
How Stuff Works Article on the Maury Island UFO Incident
Wikipedia article on Antônio Vilas-Boas
The Malingerer
Wikipedia entry on the 2023 Chinese Weather Balloon Incident
NASA Echo 1 Balloon Picture
Time Magazine Article on Robert Bigelow and his donations to Ron DeSantis
UFO's (It Has Begun) Past, Present, and Future Documentary
Day the Earth Stood Still Trailer
Independence Day Trailer
Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy
Into The Fringe: A True Story of Alien Abduction by Dr Karla Turner
Wikipedia article on Siphonophorae
Wikipedia article on Pareidolia
The Doors of Perception: And Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky by CG Jung
The Invisible College: What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered about UFO Influence on the Human Race by Jacques Vallee
The Trickster and the Paranormal by George P Hansen
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson
Hellier - you know the score
The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel
Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber
Communion Trailer
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt
The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO Community by Jack Brewer
The Secret Life of Puppets by Victoria Nelson
Mutants and Mystics by Jeffrey J. Kripal
Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred by Jeffrey J. Kripal
Chameleo by Robert Guffey
Vision of The Hawk by The Art of Arik Moonhawk Roper
Cabarets of Death by Mel Gordon - coming soon from Strange Attractor Press
Music from Elsewhere by Doug Skinner - coming soon from Strange Attractor Press
Polypores on bandcamp
The Wickerman (1973) Trailer
The Wickerman (2006) Trailer
Luminous Foundation on bandcamp
To The Stars
Blink 182 on bandcamp
Vayse on bandcamp