Howard Menger: An Adamski wannabe
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Howard Menger was a contactee of the 1950s era, who allegedly took photos of flying saucers in 1956 and wrote this book about his rendezvous with Space Brothers, along the lines of the Adamski tales:
Note the photos. They, like the Allingham/Moore and Darbishire photos presented here earlier, mimic the iconic Adamski scout craft photos.
This photo even mimics the Allingham/Moore photo supposedly containing the figure of a Martian:
Menger eventually recanted his saucer tales, but re-assumed their credibility later on.
I’m not interested in the hokey contact tale(s) Menger proffered (just as I eschew the Adamski, Allingham/Moore, Angelucci, Fry, et al. contact stories).
And you can read HERE why.
What I am fascinated by is the non-conspiratorial use of photos and images that duplicate the hoaxed photos of George Adamski.
Again, I ask, why did others use Adamski’s model for their saucer photos?
Did they think Adamski’s saucers were real?
Theo Paijmans commented at my Allingham/Moore-Darbishire post that he thought the use of Adamski’s photos derived from the ubiquity of Adamski’s photos at the time.
I countered that the flying saucer in The Day the Earth Stood Still was more acceptable as a possible alien craft and was just as prominent in the time-frame as Adamski’s photos were.
Nevertheless, it is odd that people not connected by anything other than a contrivance to bilk people sought to use images of a flying saucer that looks like a Christmas tree ornament or chicken brooder (and any number of other prosaic gadgets).
What accounts for that choice?