I work in the heritage sector. In my spare time, I use ethnography to study contemporary fringe beliefs that have their roots in likely older cultural traditions.
My focus includes having a better understanding of those people who have been transformed by their experiences. My research interests are specifically linked to UFO close encounter cases, folklore and religion.
I'm also a fan of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and a PS3 vet. Not being satisfied with just watching films, I started writing poetry and short stories.
This is my personal blog.
Author Archives: Tony Eccles
History and the lessons from our past “We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity.” Stephen Hawking History, (noun), – the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. … Continue reading
Since Spring 2015, students at Oxford University have been campaigning for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes which proudly stands in front of the entrance to Oriel College. This anti-colonial protest is becoming common place in an era of … Continue reading
A new organisation that has been founded by both Native American Lakota and Dakota individuals and a wider supporting community of like-minded people who share a vision for healing amongst all those living on the planet. This group is called … Continue reading
Secret Invasion includes over 13 new tales by authors professional and amateur alike who have created their own weird tales to help raise money for the mental health charity MIND.
Contributions include a Q&A session with horror maestro Ramsey Campbell, with tales provided by Andrew Lane (Young Sherlock), Jessica Palmer (Dark Lullaby and Shadowdance), Helen Stirling, Jon Arnold, Christopher Glew, Anna Norman, Dan Barratt, Simon Brett, Richard Freeman, Steven Trickey, Mark Norman, Nigel Forrester and Tony Eccles. There is also a chapter for the artists to talk about their work.
“That’s not what America wants to hear,…America wants a big UFO that flies down from heaven, as in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, filled with new hopes for mankind; America wants a shiny spacecraft to replace the deflated balloon … Continue reading
‘Terrors Of The Théâtre Diabolique’ is a thrilling new collection of original horror fiction from the Cygnus Alpha writers’ collective sold in aid of the mental health charity, MIND. Six seemingly random strangers are drawn by a mysterious figure to … Continue reading
Just in time for Christmas, a new anthology of festive Doctor Who tales; 12 Doctors, 12 Christmas days, 12 stories and all with one thing in common…but I can’t tell you what that is about because that would spoil it. … Continue reading
The British UFO Research Association has many roles, mainly concerned with the investigation and research into UFO sightings and Close Encounter experiences. This also includes the so-called ‘alien abduction’ phenomena. BUFORA is there to offer people advice. BUFORA was recently approached by an individual who was concerned about … Continue reading