UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What is old is new again: UFO Magazines

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We have hundreds of UFO magazines going back to 1947 (Fate et al.)…..

What’s interesting is that the magazines are fraught with interesting conjecture and photos, by persons long dead and many still involved with the UFO phenomenon.

It’s somewhat enlightening to see what stories and positions were once taken by writers such as Jerome Clark, Kevin Randle, and debunker James Oberg, among others.

What surprises, somewhat, is how imaginative the UFO articles were. Nothing like them appears in current magazines (the few that exist) or in the plethora of UFO blogs extant.

UFOs and flying saucers once excited writers and readers, whereas nowadays there is palpable malaise about UFOs, with feigned excitement taking the place of actual excitement in the good ol’ days.

John Keel appears, as do Wendelle Stevens, Timothy Beckley, Lloyd Mallan, Ray Fowler, Richard Hall, and even the great Donald Keyhoe, to name a few.

While we eschew seeking the UFO answer from past UFO episodes, we do think that a cursory glance at previous flying saucer tales and conjectures would be entertaining, and perhaps a spur to refreshing the UFO dialogue and investigation.

If you have need of or seek a particular flying saucer tale or writer from the past, let us know, and if we have the material, we’ll scan it for you.