The latest book from writer/researcher Nigel Watson is scheduled for a May release in the USA. 'UFOs of the First World War: Phantom Airships, Balloons, Aircraft and Other Mysterious Aerial Phenomena' is published by The History Press and may be pre-ordered on Amazon for about 15 bucks.
'UFOs of the First World War' includes sighting reports and related stories from the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The 'Mirror' has offered a summary of the book, and Amazon allows browsing its table of contents and first few pages.
Nigel Watson is known for such previous work as his 2013 'UFO Investigations Manual' and 1990 offering, 'Portraits of Alien Encounters'. He has been published by 'Wired', 'Fortean Times' and 'Magonia', among other outlets.
Watson has generously provided insightful and appreciated content for 'The UFO Trail', including in late 2013 when he discussed ethics of exploring the fringe. Earlier the same year he addressed questions by email in which he provided moderate and even-handed perspectives on reports of high strangeness. Watson explained that his study of psychology helped him understand the complexities and inadequacies of human perception, circumstances which might particularly come into play during exceptional situations.
"Every ufologist should gain some understanding of the basics of human psychology," Watson wrote during the email exchange.
Asked what he thought most important for writer/researchers to understand when delving into reports of UFOs, alien abduction and related subject matter, Watson replied, "That there is no all embracing answer to why people keep reporting UFO sightings and alien abductions. The reasons vary according to the witness and their sociological and cultural background."
More recently, Nigel Watson was consulted for a piece published in the 'Metro' about the Roswell slides. He explained there is considerable cynicism and skepticism surrounding the slides for reasons including the UFO community has been promised such evidence in the past and it turned out to be fakes and hoaxes. Watson observed it rather remarkable that even when purported evidence was conclusively demonstrated to be useless, as was the case with the so-called 'Alien Autopsy' film, it continues to be hotly debated in some quarters of ufology.
To find out what Watson learned about WWI era reports of UFOs and high strangeness, check out 'UFOs of the First World War: Phantom Airships, Balloons, Aircraft and Other Mysterious Aerial Phenomena'. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.