Andy Thomas, the founder of Vital Signs Publishing and author of the acclaimed The Truth Agenda, is one of the UK’s best-known authors and lecturers on unexplained mysteries and global cover-ups. He speaks extensively in Britain and abroad at both ‘alternative’ and mainstream events, and his books have been widely praised as the finest available overviews of their subjects.
For almost twenty-five years, Andy has investigated many enduring enigmas, including crop circles, UFOs, ancient prophecies, and a multitude of classic conspiracy theories, always finding tantalising middle-ground to evoke animated discussion. He has appeared on many popular radio and TV shows including major UK spots on Richard and Judy, Esther, GMTV, The One Show and Sky TV's hit series Pineapple Dance Studios. Andy has also featured in programmes around the globe, as well as in the US theatrically-released documentary Crop Circles: Quest For Truth.
Andy's fullest investigation into the mystery realms, The Truth Agenda: Making Sense of Unexplained Mysteries, Global Cover-Ups and Visions for a New Era, was first published in 2009, revised and updated in 2011, then expanded and updated again in 2013 for its third edition. The book has been a hit in both ‘fringe’ and mainstream circles, and was recently adopted as a sociology textbook at Canada's Vancouver Island University. His latest book, Conspiracies: The Facts - The Theories - The Evidence was published by Watkins Publishing in the UK, USA and Australia in 2013.
Andy is author of seven other books exploring the unexplained, including Fields of Mystery, Quest for Contact (with the late Paul Bura), and the much-praised Vital Signs: A Complete Guide to the Crop Circle Mystery, which has been described by many as the definitive guide to the circle controversy and was nominated for Kindred Spirit magazine's 2002 Best Book award. His book An Introduction to Crop Circles is another consistent seller and was updated in 2011. Andy is also author of four books on Sussex local history. He has written for many journals and magazines, including Kindred Spirit and New Dawn, and he regularly contributes to the popular alternative journal Nexus Magazine.
A very busy lecturer, Andy is renowned for his striking and persuasive presentations on the unexplained, alternative views and conspiracy theories. He speaks extensively across England and has also presented in other parts of the world, including America, Australia, Brazil, Peru and several European countries. Andy has given more than a thousand lectures over twenty years plus and is estimated to have addressed around 60,000 people during that time.
Andy’s presentations have brought often marginalised subjects into public venues to great success, and he regularly addresses both alternative groups and also established organisations such as Mensa, The National Trust, Women’s Institute, Rotary, Round Table and Probus, to name but a few. In 2009, Andy spoke at a Rotarian conference to an audience of 1,500 people.
Andy is founder of the Changing Times truth and mysteries group in East Sussex and is also co-presenter of the celebrated Glastonbury Symposium, one of the UK’s longest-running alternative events.
Andy’s always balanced and perceptive views on unusual subjects have become widely respected for giving credibility to areas not generally given the coverage they truly deserve.
More information about Andy, with news, reviews, videos and details of forthcoming lectures can be found at his website: