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Sunday, May 12, 2013

More Listings from the Library of Congress Bibliography of UFO Material extant in 1969


More listings from the 1969 Library of Congress Bibliography of all UFO items extant in that year.

The group of listings includes notes about my friend Leon Davidson's contributions to the UFO literature, and references to George Adamski (and the symbols provided to him by his alleged aliens).

At Kevin Randle's blog a small dust-up between David Rudaik and CDA involves the odd Canadian scientist Wilbert Smith.

Two notes about Smith appear in the Bibliography, and I've appended them to this listing.

Click HERE to access the list.



  • Re Wilbert Smith - does anyone know what Smith died of?

    I ask because Stan Friedman and a contributor to Kevin Randle's blog claim he died of a brain tumor.

    Many years ago Grant Cameron assured me it was due to stomach cancer.

    Who is right? It matters somewhat, because ufologists have excused some of Smith's rather dotty writings in his last years as being affected by this brain tumor, whereas you would not expect stomach cancer to affect his brain or subsequent writings.

    Can anyone shed light on this, or settle it?

    By Blogger cda, at Sunday, May 12, 2013  

  • Christopher:

    I don't know what caused Smith's death but I found this strange listing for a book about (or by) him:



    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, May 12, 2013  

  • Thanks for posting this, Rich.

    As per the speech, given originally in March, 1958, by W. Smith September/October 1963 Flying Saucer Review, "...summarizes findings of a two-year UFO investigation, including a series of communications with intelligences claiming to be extraterrestrial and laboratory experiments suggested by these entities that confirmed the validity of their alien science."

    This sounds similar in ways to G. Cooper's revalations in his book, Leap of Faith...such as the sequence in the barn...its that seeing evidence of odd events, and not sure what to make of it kinda thing.

    With Smith it is interesting that Admiral Hillenkoetter was still connected to Donald Keyhoe, even though the CIA showed they were very interested in his stepping away from Keyhoe, from the 1953 Robertson period even, and later still, until the 1958 period of time that speech was given, and yet, still in 1960 Hillenkoetter is still maintaing his posture, even before Congress.

    And then, whambo, everybody changes. Hillenkoetter quietly slips away. Keyhoe was accused of pushing it too hard, and no one can say there isn't truth there, but all that time...plenty of time to jump ship, and "Hilley" stays on board for all of that time.

    Sorry if I am rambling.

    By Blogger Bob Koford, at Sunday, May 12, 2013  

  • Thanks Bob:

    In looking for some information for CDA, I came across much about Wilbert Smith that I did not know.

    He was an interesting, maybe eccentric scientist.

    I may put some of his material and writings/interviews online or links to them, especially Paul Kimball's take at his former blog, The Other Side of Truth.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, May 12, 2013  

  • I don't know nor much care about Wilber Smith but keep those retro magazine covers coming. They are way cool. I suggest a posting of a gallery of them inasmuch as they are a part of UFO's cultural and sociological history.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, May 13, 2013  

  • Bruce:

    We do have a page with many of those Sci-Fi mag covers somewhere on here.

    While I look for the URL, you might enjoy these from Corriere magazine:



    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, May 13, 2013  

  • Thanks for the link

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, May 13, 2013  

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