Hilary Evans

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Hilary Agard Evans (6 March 1929 – 27 July 2011) was a British pictorial archivist, author, and researcher into UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.wikipedia
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St George's School, Harpenden

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Evans was born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom and educated at St George’s School at Harpenden.

Psychosocial hypothesis

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Evans was an exponent of the Psychosocial Hypothesis of UFOs as culturally shaped visionary experiences.
It is often contrasted with the better-known extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH), and is particularly popular among UFO researchers in the United Kingdom, such as David Clarke, Hilary Evans, the editors of Magonia magazine, and many of the contributors to Fortean Times magazine.

Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena

In 1981 he co-founded the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena.
Founding members included well-known authors Hilary Evans and Jenny Randles as well as Fortean Times editor Bob Rickard, Vernon Harrison and Hugh Pincott (previously secretary and treasurer of the Society for Psychical Research).

Fortean Times

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Klass however, found it "regrettable" that Evans was the editor of the anthology UFOs, 1947–1987 published by the Fortean Times.

Unidentified flying object

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Hilary Agard Evans (6 March 1929 – 27 July 2011) was a British pictorial archivist, author, and researcher into UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.

Paranormal

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Hilary Agard Evans (6 March 1929 – 27 July 2011) was a British pictorial archivist, author, and researcher into UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.

Shrewsbury

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Evans was born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom and educated at St George’s School at Harpenden.

United Kingdom

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Evans was born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom and educated at St George’s School at Harpenden.

Harpenden

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Evans was born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom and educated at St George’s School at Harpenden.

King's College, Cambridge

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After National Service in Palestine he went up to King’s College, Cambridge, to read English, followed by a Master’s at Birmingham University.

University of Birmingham

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After National Service in Palestine he went up to King’s College, Cambridge, to read English, followed by a Master’s at Birmingham University.

Vern Bullough

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Evan's Harlots, Whores & Hookers: A History of Prostitution (1979), was criticized by historian Vern Bullough as an "anecdotal collection of incidents, some true, some not so true, with little analysis of the sources from which they came and even less understanding of the historical forces."

Philip J. Klass

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Skeptical researcher Philip J. Klass described Evans one of the "best informed and more sensible of the pro-UFOlogists."

Pseudoscience

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According to Klass the book is unreliable and filled with pseudoscientific claims.

New Scientist

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Christopher Scott in the New Scientist criticized Evans for his lack of scientific understanding.

Eusapia Palladino

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Evans in Intrusions (1982) had presented a photograph of the medium Eusapia Palladino allegedly levitating a table "without trickery", but her hands or feet were not visible, nor two of the legs of the table.

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