Frank Scully’s Behind the Flying Saucers: An Inquiry
Frank Scully’s exposé of an alleged flying disk crash near Aztec, New Mexico in 1948 is dismissed by most UFO cognoscenti, although writer/researcher Scott Ramsey and The UFO Chronicles web-master, Frank Warren, do not dismiss the often ridiculed account by Mr. Scully.
I have an inordinate affection for the book and its story; it was my first book report for a high school English class – for which I got and A -- and I still find the Scully recounting of the supposed incident to be credible, in many ways.
A precis of the incident can be read by clicking HERE.
That aside, I’d like to ask a question…
On page 43 of the original paperback publication [Popular Library/Henry Holt, Inc., 1950], Scully has the discredited, by some, Silas Newton say that “The Air Force took some film [of the saucer alleged to have crashed near Aztec]…But it [the film] fades in two hours, for reasons of security. A special chemical, got only on license, restores the image for another two hours.”
Has anyone heard of such a film?
Remember this is in the 1948-1950 time-frame.