Clas Svahn

Born: 12 April 1958 in Mariestad, Sweden.
Education: Journalist since 1978 after studies at Journalisthögskolan in Gothenburg.
Occupation: Journalist at Mariestads-Tidningen (Mariestad) 1978–1983, Norrbottens-Kuriren (Luleå) 1983–1990 and Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm), Sweden's largest morning newspaper, since 1990. Reviewer for UFO, science fiction and other related books for the Swedish libraries.
Family: Wife Anneli and two children, Niklas (born 1992) and Markus (born 1994).
Hobbies: UFO research, amateur astronomy, stamp collecting and collecting astronaut autographs.

UFO-history:
Founded the local organisation UFO-Mariestad on 17 May 1974, member of UFO-Sweden’s board since 1988 and chairman 1991–2013. Vice chairman and international director since 2013. Vice chairman of Archives of UFO Research, AFU, in Norrköping. Co-editor of UFO-Sweden’s magazine UFO-Aktuellt.
Publications: See Wikipedia.

Contributions to books in English:
One chapter in ”UFOs 1947–1987 – The 40 Year Search for an Explanation” with Anders Liljegren (Fortean Tomes 1987, ed. Evans/Spencer); One chapter in ”Phenomenon” (Futura 1988, ed. Spencer/Evans); On chapter in ”Sweden’s Ghost Rocket Delusion of 1946” with Robert Bartholomew and Anders Liljegren (”UFOs & Alien Contact”, Prometheus Books 1998, Bartholomew/Howard); One chapter in ”The Swedish Ghost Rocket Delusion of 1946” with Robert Bartholomew, Glenn Dawes and Anders Liljegren (Fortean Studies Volume 6, John Brown Publ. 1999, ed. Steve Moore); two chapters in ”UFOs and government – A historical inquiry” (Anomalist Books 2012, ed. Michael Swords and Robert Powell).

Translations:
Colin Wilson’s ”Psychic Powers” to Swedish in 1999.

Other media:
Svahn has also co-produced several domestic TV-programs in Sweden as well as SciFi Channels ”Earthscan” and ”Sweden special”. He has contributed with articles in many Swedish and foreign UFO magazines. Svahn’s pictures have been published in many books and magazines, such as: Evans/Spencer, ed: ”UFOs 1947–1987” (1987), Stone: ”UFO Investigation” (1993), Moran: ”Alien art” (1998), Clark: ”The UFO Encyclopedia” (1998), Bord: ”The World of the Unexplained” (1998) and Nylén: ”Den nödvändiga boken om Allsvenskan” (2004).
Web TV: The miniseries ”Minutmysteriet” at DN.se from 2015; ”Gåtfulla fenomen” from 2014.

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