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In the very first issue of Shadows Of Your Mind magazine we asked writer Simon Bradley to take a look at the disappearance of nine experienced Russian hikers in 1959, and draw his conclusions…

The group, led by Igor Dyatlov, mid-expeditionin 1959. (via Wikimedia)

In January 1959, ten young experienced hikers left the relative comforts of the town of Sverdlovsk, and headed across snow-covered country to Mount Otorten in the northern Urals. One member had to turn back through illness but the remaining nine never made it and their badly damaged tent was finally found on February 27th. Five bodies in various states of undress were found nearby. The four…


In the very first issue of Shadows Of Your Mind magazine in 2017 I interviewed ‘forbidden’ archaeologist Michael Cremo on the anomalies that challenge the accepted view of our human ancestry

In 1996, a book was released that posed serious questions about the history of the human race. The book was called Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race and was written by Michael Cremo and Dr. Richard L Thompson. Within it’s pages was the hypothesis that modern man, Homo Sapiens, was not just tens of thousands years old but could possibly be millions of years old! This theory proposed that modern-type humans would have lived alongside our supposed ape ancestors rather than be descended from them.

Examining long-forgotten evidence of Victorian-era discoveries, which went totally against the accepted…


It’s one of the most frightening alleged alien abductions of recent times yet very few have heard of the events surrounding Steve and Dawn Hess.

When you think of alien abductees your mind immediately flashes the names Travis Walton, Betty & Barney Hill and Whitley Strieber, maybe even Samantha Mulder, sister of The X-Files’ Fox Mulder? You may also get the names Betty Andreasson or Antonio Villa-Boas if you’re particularly clued up. What you probably won’t think of are the names of Californian couple, Steve and Dawn Hess. Their experience and subsequent hypnotic regression is covered in a book, by crime author Ron Felber, called The Mojave Incident and it is a truly terrifying and, at times, mentally draining read. We spoke to Ron about…


So, it’s been a while since I published the first of my article debunking the alternative media meme — the Mandela Effect. Finally here’s part 2 of 3 written by Doug McKay.

Star Wars odd couple C-3PO and R2-D2 in Empire Strikes Back. Note silver leg! ©Lucasfilm

Heh? What’s that? C-3PO never had a silver leg? Oh yes he did. That’s why this makes this particular theory my favourite. I’m a Star Wars afficionado so to say, one of the biggest, so naturally I know these things. My brain contains a lot of Star Wars trivia, and I mean a lot. I’ll admit it, I’m a total geek.

In the original Star Wars film, once…


On a night in Paris during the behemoth that was the Guns n’ Roses Use Your Illusion World Tour of 1991–92, lead singer Axl W. Rose gave a bit of spiel before the song Double Talkin’ Jive which called into question the character of a particular Hollywood celebrity. This was before the days of #MeToo and the Harvey Weinstein accusations and it went something like this:

“I want to dedicate this next song to a man who likes to play games, a man who lives his life playing games, pre-meditated games. A man who is so empty that that’s all…


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Debunking The Mandela Effect: Part 1

On December 5th 2013 a man died. Not just any man but a hero to an entire nation, an entire race of people. A man who had been imprisoned for nearly 30 years spending 18 of those in a tiny cell on Robben Island, south of Cape Town, before finally being released and leading his nation out of the oppression of apartheid and racism, united under a multicultural democracy. That man was Morgan Freeman… no, wait, I mean Nelson Mandela. Or was it? …


One of the more curious stories that is continuously mis-represented in the alternative and ufo community is that of a portion of a 500-year-old Turkish map which, it is surmised, shows Antarctica as a tropical paradise rather than a frozen wasteland. This article appeared in the first issue of Shadows Of Your Mind magazine and was written by regular contributor Doug McKay and has been reproduced with his permission…

“Being your typical irate Scotsman I naturally have many a bug to bear. Apart from the obvious political grudges this ranges from smartphone obsessed numpties and their Instagram-filtered selfies, to those…


In November 2017 I launched an online magazine called Shadows Of Your Mind dedicated the world of Ufology, the paranormal, the unexplained and alternative thinking.

Published, edited, designed and mostly written by myself what follows is one the articles that featured in the launch issue.

David Davies was just your average pupil at Broad Haven Primary School, but on 4th February 1977, while out playing football in the school field, a glint of silver in the nearby trees caught his eye and caused him to stop and watch. He described seeing a cigar shaped craft rising then descending behind some…

Dave Partridge

Dave is the creator of Shadows Of Your Mind magazine, an online publication resource for people interested in ufology, the paranormal and alternative topics.

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