Principal Active Investigators: Kenneth John Parsons and Hilary Porter
Assistants: Kirsty and Warren Barrell, Phillip C., Ben Miller, Nigel R, Tony Yates, Paul Welling, John Mooner, June Miller, Investigator 'X', Gordon Dungavel (d. 11 July 2016), James Allen, Mandi Hayden, Peng Chou (MSc), Jon Gillies.
Associates: Mike Freebury, Richard Hall, John Wickham.History: Apart from being an active Ufologist since the early 1980's, Kenneth John Parsons was also privately involved with paranormal investigation and was a colleague of Mr Maurice Grosse, a much respected ghost hunter and investigator, widely known for his involvement in the famous Enfield Poltergeist case.
Kenneth later decided to go public and share his wealth of knowledge with others; so, along with a good friend of his, veteran ufologist Emily Crewe, they established B.E.A.M.S. The British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society.
This started life as a voluntary studies and investigation group based in Bedford, Bedfordshire, which dealt with UFOs, Earth Mysteries and the Paranormal.
Emily agreed that BEAMS should become more concerned with the widespread public disclosure of data pertaining to our particular areas of enquiry; the target we set was to get as much UFO information as possible out to the general public; and what better way to achieve this than the Internet? So, in 1991 we began expanding our operations using the World Wide Web.
A few years forward, and Kenneth was introduced to Hilary Porter, who had been a UFO/Alien experiencer since her early childhood - and she kindly offered to help run BEAMS.
With Emily retiring in the year 2000 and moving to a retirement home in Cumbria, the task of running BEAMS was then left completely to Ken and Hilary.
Cyber Attacked: It is said that denial is the most predictable of all human responses; and a particularly malicious incident where our website was once hacked into and trashed, is perhaps a prime example of the extraordinary lengths some people will go to in order to stop UFO evidence being published.
Maybe this was carried out by a lone denialist - or perhaps a government/military cyber intelligence expert or someone else employed to do their dirty work; if so, we guess such an operation would have all been about prevention and mitigation, (particularly regarding certain classified information that we had released about the Chicksands Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC), Bedfordshire and its known subterranean command sector), with the view to forcing our closure; this attack caused the temporary online disappearance of many BEAMS reports... but thankfully, everything had been backed up and the problem was eventualy rectified.
A bit older, a bit wiser, and incredibly we're still going! but rather than just being satisfied with things the way they were, we have made numerous improvements to BEAMS... including relocating our HQ to Farnborough, Hampshire and setting up a network of trusted assistants... oh yes, and upgrading our computer security to the highest level of protection!
Currently Number 1 For British UFO Reporting on Google: As far as British UFO reporting and investigations go, BEAMS is currently situated top of the Google search rankings... a position we have achieved through sheer persistence and dedication: Overall our site is ranked the 826,797 most popular website in the world... which out of over 1 billion websites isn't half bad for pages that aren't even mobile-friendly! (any volunteers that could help optimize our site, making it easier to read on mobile devices, would be most welcome.)
Britain's Most Comprehensive UFO and Paranormal Database: BEAMS now boasts a publicly accessible database of rare, (and often exclusive), UFO and Paranormal Reports, Images and Footage.
BEAMS Exposes UFO Hoaxers!
Publicly exposing hoaxers and charlatans working within the UFO 'circuit' is something else that we take great pride in; already BEAMS has put three such individuals out of action by naming and shaming them; here, we take the subjects of UFOs and the Paranormal seriously and have no room for time wasters.
Free Alien Abduction Counselling Service: We even provide an excellent and discreet counselling service, free for anyone who has been affected by UFO or Paranormal encounters; this is run by Hilary Porter - an 'experiencer' and abductee herself.
In The Public Eye:
Apart from being researchers and writers, (which can be
fairly solitary tasks at times), we are certainly no strangers to
public engagements such as speaking - having lectured at a
selection of UFO conferences, as well as giving interviews on TV, Radio
and appearing in Newspapers and Periodicals worldwide; however, we are
beginning to scale back on that side of things now, as we would prefer
to concentrate more on active field investigation.
Assistants Wanted: Becoming a BEAMS assistant is easy; all you need is a basic knowledge of the UFO subject, a car, access to the Internet, somewhere to conduct a spot of skywatching, (such as a vantage point at one of your windows), a decent camera, a pair of binoculars... plus, lots of enthusiasm, patience and staying power!
Naturally, anyone who has already had a UFO Encounter or Alien Experience can share their knowledge with us, either in confidence, or for inclusion on our database if they so choose.
Established Field Investigators And More: Those already trained as Ufologists are most welcome to join BEAMS. Anyone involved in, (or with a strong knowledge about), the subjects of Aircraft, Astronomy, Cameras and other photographic equipment, Computers, Hypnotherarpy, Meteorology, the Military, the Paranormal, Psychology, Physics, Publishing, Reporting, Satellite Technology and Video Production could help our society enormously as well with their skills.If you think that you fit the bill and would like to assist BEAMS in any way, then we would love to hear from you. Email email@example.com