„Es gibt UFOs und jeder muss sich auf diese Tatsache einstellen. UFOs sind nicht dasselbe wie außerirdisches Leben. Aber wir sollten anfangen, über
diese Möglichkeit nachzudenken.“
The Washington Post,
28. Mai 2019.
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Cynthia Hind grew up in Namaqualand, South Africa and received her education at Good Hope Seminary and, for a short while, at Cape Town University. After serving in the South African WAAF, she married an RAF pilot and went to live in northern England where her two children were born. It was during this period that she started to write professionally and many of her short stories and articles were published in the UK and on the Continent.
Subsequently, the family emigrated to what was then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where she and her husband helped to build up the family furniture business. At this stage, through her writing and investigative reporting, Cynthia became involved with UFOs, and worked as a Field Investigator for MUFON of America when the material for this book was collected. Cynthia is now Co-ordinator for Africa in MUFON and has covered UFO events in many parts of the world, although concentrating many on Africa.
She was always anxious to learn of new or additional UFO information.
Cynthia Hind, Africa's foremost ufologist, sums up in detail a lifetime of work spent in careful invesitgation of a host of most unusual cases. Wether she is leading us on the spot through the strange appearence of silver-suited aliens and unique light phenomena at the La Rochelle estate, uncovering the fraudulent crash-scenario of the James van Greunen case, or meticulously working her way through the abduction chronology of two wealthy Johannesburg women, Cynthia Hind always upholds the highest standards for scientific researchers. She remains unflappable, virtually foolproof, but open-minded to the end. Her trademark is the extended and repeated interview where heretofore unretrieved and forgotten facts are often brought to the subject’s conscious mind by gentle and persistent prodding. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the Ariel school UFO landing. We are given first-hand accounts of the ship’s descent and landing by over a dozen young students who witnessed, and later illustrated for their teachers and UFO investigators, what they saw that most memorable day.
A resident of Zimbabwe, Cynthia Hind was MUFON’s coordinator for Africa. After a stint in the South African WAAF, she married an RAF pilot and lived for a time with her husband and two children in northern England. She edited and published the biannual magazine UFO Afrinews. Her first book, UFOs - African Encounters, was considered a milestone in African ufology. Cynthia Hind died on August 21st, 2000.