Randles is a British author and
former director of investigations with the
UFO Research Association (BUFORA),
serving in that role from 1982 through to 1994.
specializes in writing books on UFOs and paranormal phenomena.
To date, 50 of these have been published, ranging from
her first UFOs: A British Viewpoint
(1979) to Breaking the Time Barrier:
The race to build the first time machine (2005).
Subjects covered include crop
life after death,
time anomalies and
spontaneous human combustion.
to her publishers, Simon & Schuster, Randles studied
physics and geology at university, has written
articles for New Scientist,
and has sold more than 1.5 million copies of her fifty
published books. It was stated in 1997 that her books
had been published in 24 countries.
same source states that she was the story consultant to
the ITV TV series Strange But
True? that ran between 1993 and 1997, and that
she has also done documentary work for the BBC.
is a regular contributor to the magazines Fortean
Times and The Skeptic
and has spoken at the UnConvention.
was editor of Northern UFO News
(a 12-20 page A5 journal detailing UFO activity within
Northern England) from 1974 up to 2001.
is a term invented by Randles in 1983 to describe the
strange, seemingly altered state of consciousness commonly
claimed by some witnesses of unidentified flying objects
and other similar paranormal events. Randles has noted
the strange calmness and lack of panic described by the
witnesses, relative to the bizarre circumstances that
they described and says that they described and defined
the Oz factor as "the
sensation of being isolated, or transported from the real
world into a different environmental framework...where
reality is but slightly different, [as in] the fairy tale
land of Oz". She has further noted that "the
Oz factor certainly points to consciousness as the focal
point of the UFO encounter".
Randles' numerous published books are the following:
The UFOs That Never Were
co-written with Andy J. Roberts and David Clarke
UFO Retrievals: The Recovery
of Alien Spacecraft
Breaking the Time Barrier: The
Race to Build the First Time Machine
Time Storms: The Amazing
Evidence of Time Warps, Space Rifts and Time Travel
Spontaneous Human Combustion
U.F.O. Conspiracy: From
the Official Case Files of the World's Leading-Nations
Ufos and How to See Them
The Unexplained: Great
Mysteries of the 20th Century
Supernatural Isle of Man
The UFO Conspiracy: The
First Forty Years
The Paranormal Year
Men in Black: Investigating
the Truth Behind the Phenomenon
Time Travel: Fact, Fiction
The Afterlife: An Investigation
into the Mysteries of Life After Death
Science and the Ufos
The Complete Book of UFOs:
The Investigation into Alien Contacts and Encounters
Alien Contact: Window
on Another World, co-written with Paul
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