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From issue four onwards, the content of the Journal became more New Age, and articles on such subjects as astrology became more prevalent. Possibly as "filler" material, Peter Paget began writing the "M86 Notebook", a rather poor attempt at a science fiction story.

However, Paget did have two "scoops" for the Journal. The first, a series of articles titled "Contact Re-established", chronicled alleged contact, via channelling, with aliens. This contact is the basis of Kevin's book, UFO-Warminster: Cradle of Contact. The second scoop involved a couple who lived near Winchester, in Hampshire – Joyce Bowles and Ted Pratt. They claimed to have seen a UFO land, and to have had contact with the occupants.

Despite these scoops, the number of people re-subscribing to the Fountain Journal was dwindling. With debt and costs mounting, the publication of the Fountain Journal became more sporadic. With each issue, the magazine became thinner in both content and volume.

Jane Paget at Star House
Jane Paget from NotW article
Late in the summer of 1976, a British newspaper, the News of the World, visited the Fountain Centre to interview the Pagets and some of the local skywatchers. Paget hoped that the article would improve the fortunes of the Centre, or, at least, of the Journal. Thus, for subscribers, issue eight of the Journal contained a supplement, produced by Peter Paget, which was intended to be passed to those who asked them about the Centre as a result of the newspaper article.
Unfortunately, the article wasn't run in the newspaper until early 1977, by which time it was too late. Issue 11, from early 1977, was the last Journal to be published. Tucked away on page three was an apology for its late publication, and a further apology for the fact that issue 12 would also be late. Ironically, the newspaper article did lead to an increase in the number of people wanting information on the Centre and to subscribe to the Fountain Journal. By then, however, the Pagts had other plans.

Peter had already told Kevin that he and Jane planned to move—because, Kevin had assumed, of mounting debts—from the large and costly Star House to a smaller and more manageable property, Fountain House. However, the Warminster phenomenon was by now very old news. A rash of UFO sightings around the Haverfordwest area of South Wales had hit the headlines. The phenomenon was to become known as The Dyfed Enigma, while the area in which the UFOs were seen is still known as The Welsh Triangle.

Soon after the publication of issue 11 of the Fountain Journal, the Pagets moved to South Wales, ostensibly to study the phenomena there. Two years later, Peter Paget’s first book, The Welsh Triangle, was published in the UK by Granada books. Soon after, a second book, UFO-UK, was published by New English Library. This book contained a lot of material that had originally appeared in the Fountain Journal.

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