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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

1952


7 Comments:

  • Did another major flap occur shortly after 1952 or is my memory failing me?

    By Blogger Woody, at Wednesday, October 22, 2014  

  • Rich, an obivious spin off from the public's fascination with the saucer meme that would have more than likely originated with Arnold's sighting and descriptions.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but Roswell was not a "saucer" incident, but a "disc." I don't think that its a far reach to correlate the then pulp magazines use of flying saucer to that of Arnold. I apologize to the Roswell fanatics, but I'm sure some will set me straight.

    Did I say "fascination" above, or mild hysteria that others jumped on to make a quick buck?

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Wednesday, October 22, 2014  

  • The 50s, Tim, as you know, was a heyday for flying saucers (and disks).

    The French (and European) "flap" of 1954, with all the weird encounter reports, Washington D.C., the Nash-Fortenberry sighting, Adamski's ongoing "sightings" et cetera.

    The decade was a ufologist's dream.

    The psycho-social milieu was odd too.

    For some reason, the era had a kind of repressed psychotic strain in it.

    It, I recall, was an innocent period with an underlying dark side, connected to the Cold War and Red-scare?

    Oh how I (and CDA too I think) miss those heady days of flying saucer loopiness -- so much more fun than today's dour UFO milieu.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, October 22, 2014  


  • "1950"

    https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=386161

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, October 23, 2014  

  • Published in 1952 Zoam.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, October 23, 2014  

  • Sorry, RR, it clearly says "No.1" was published in 1950.

    I only found this because I wanted to see a better version. Google image recognition search is a wonderful tool.

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, October 23, 2014  

  • The copy I have has the date 1952 Zoam.

    Either way, the picture is far from what the phenomenon is said to contain or be.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, October 23, 2014  

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