UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The back story about Frank Scully's book on the Aztec "incident"

Kevin Randle, at his blog [kevinrandle.blogspot.com], has a small piece on JP Cahn, the journalist that unmasked the Newton/Gebauer scam that was The Aztec incident.

I looked up JP Cahn via Google and came across the Reality Uncovered website [http://www.realityuncovered.net/blog/tag/jp-cahn/] with this insightful article by Stephen Broadbent.

The Scully tale was the first book I read about "flying saucers" [Behind the Flying Saucers, 1950] and my first oral book report in high school.

Today, some people see the Aztec story as a derivative of the Roswell tale, used by Silas Newton and Leo Gebauser to bilk investors in a fake oil business.

Others see Aztec as a total confabulation from the get-go by Newton/Gebauer.

And a few others [Scott Ramsey/Frank Warren] insist that the Aztec incident is a real event.

No matter what, we can very likely set aside the alleged 1948 flying saucer crash as a well-told tale that is even more useless when it comes to the UFO phenomenon than Roswell.

(But, like Roswell, there are elements of the story that intrigue, and some, including me, will continue to ruminate upon those elements, because that's ufology, as French skeptic Gilles Fernandez so often adroitly tells us.)

RR

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