Sune Hjorth 1923-2013
Clas Svahn and Carl-Anton Mattsson with the Sune Hjorth archive
Sune Hjorth emerged as ufologist in 1988 and he lectured on the Ante Jonsson contact case at the UFO-Sweden annual conference in Stockholm March 10, 1990. Together with Ante Jonsson he also published a book in 1989, Fantastiska resor med UFO (Fantastic Trips in UFOs).
Sune Hjorth lecturing at the UFO-Sweden annual conference 1990
Eduard Meier on the front page of Sune Hjorth´s magazine
The totalitarian and antisemitic ideas presented by Sune Hjorth became an embarrasment for Swedish ufology, especially when it was disclosed by a Swedish daily in 1996 that Sune Hjorth was a member of a nazi organization in the 1940s. His appearances on radio and TV during the 1990s was by many regarded as far out entertainment. For many years he lectured to various groups and also wrote hundreds of letters to the editor of newspapers and magazines.
Article from the Swedish daily Nya Norrland December 11, 1989
Seen in the light of history many of his ideas were hilarious rather than dangerous. In his magazine he claimed that the Egyptian Gods Osiris, Horus and Seth had been reborn and were now members of his organization. Personally he was a reincarnation of the famous poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Sune Hjorth was certainly a colorful and eccentric personality. In spite of our differences of opinion I am sure he is now, in his heaven, satisfied that his ufologist legacy is preserved at AFU.