UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A book you must find, buy, and read!

This book is so full of important, interesting material, mostly from the period of 1947-1950, that it is essential for the serious UFO researcher.

Click here for the back cover, which recounts what's inside the book

The photos, news-clippings, and some hitherto unknown flying saucer information make this an exemplary source for UFO aficionados who want to establish a premise for UFO sightings today.

We recommend the book highly. (It's from our collection and not a review-sent copy.)

4 Comments:

  • I have the book, published in 1998.
    DeWayne B.Johnson originally wrote it as a doctorate thesis, I believe, in 1951.

    More recent commentators have added their words of wisdom. Or words of non-wisdom in one instance. Kenn Thomas says in the introduction that Johnson made the "suggestion that one of the Roswell greys might have been exhibited at the Rosenwald Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago".

    Except that Johnson suggested no such thing. Johnson in fact devotes a mere 10 lines in the book to Roswell, all taken from the newspapers of '47. No mention of 'greys', or any other colored beings. Thomas is confusing some later (1950) crash tales with Roswell and trying to link them.

    Yes it is a useful book for researchers, but perhaps the title is misleading. I think the author was living in Los Angeles at the time. No more than that.

    By Blogger cda, at Thursday, June 09, 2011  

  • CDA:

    The newspaper clippings and the colorful mid-insert of magazine covers and UFO or SciFi art is worth the price of the book.

    It's a gem of a book.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, June 09, 2011  

  • Greetings,

    I'm purchasing this book I ignored, consacred on the UFO period I like.

    @ dearCDA:Just curious (dunno if the info will be in the book itself. You said that Mister Johnson wrote the book as a doctorate thesis originaly. It was in which discipline was the doctorate please? (ie: sociology? ethnology? UFOlogy (joking^^).

    I ask it because I "collect" all works realized by doctors, phd, etc. in the strict "frame" of Universities, labos, contracts, etc. about the UFOs. Mainly if they are closed to 1947 and then the genesis of the modern myth of the "Flying Saucer".

    Cheers.
    Gilles F.

    By Blogger Gilles. F., at Thursday, June 09, 2011  

  • Gilles:
    In his preface Johnson refers to "The graduate department of journalism at the University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA]".

    So I guess his thesis was part of his PhD in journalism. There are lots of press cuttings from the period.

    Yes the illustrations, from later periods, are good too.

    By Blogger cda, at Thursday, June 09, 2011  

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