Martin ShoughMartin Shough was born in 1953. He was educated at Varndean Grammar School, Brighton, England, and trained in photographic and print science at what is now the College of Communication, University of the Arts London (formerly London College of Printing). He is a research associate for the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena at the invitation of NARCAP Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Haines.

Shough has been a photolithographer, semi-professional musician, artist and gallery owner. He lives in the north of Scotland. He has been involved in a number of notable investigations and is author or co-author of various books, papers, and other publications, including:

Radar and the UFO (Fortean Tomes, 1987)

A Review of Radar UAP Contact Reports Generally Related to Aviation Safety (NARCAP Technical Report 6, 2002)

“A Social History of Ball Lightning,” Magonia 81 (May 2003)

“Unusual Atmospheric Phenomena Observed near Channel Islands, UK,” Journal of Scientific Exploration 22, no. 3 (2008)

Radar Cross-Section of a Sphere (NARCAP Technical Report 14, 2009)

Spheres in Airborne UAP Imagery (2009), with Juan-Vicente Ballester-Olmos

Study of an Unusual Phenomenon Observed by BOAC Aircrew over Labrador, Newfoundland (2009)

The Singular Adventure of Mr. Kenneth Arnold” (2010)

“Anomalous Echoes Captured by a B-52 Airborne Radarscope Camera: A Preliminary Report,” in Report on 1968 Minot AFB Sightings, by Thomas Tulien

Return of the Flying Saucers: A Fresh Look at the Sighting That Started It All (Darklore, 2010)

Double Trouble: The Science and Superstition of Multiple Suns (Darklore, 2011)

Return to Magonia (Anomalist Books, 2015), with Chris Aubeck

Truant Boy: Art, Authenticity, and Paul McCartney (Monymusk Media, 2017)

Redemption of the Damned (Vols. 1 and 2, Anomalist Books, 2019 and 2021), with Wim van Utrecht