Jerome (Jerry) Clark, in Ray Palmer’s Flying Saucers (magazine) for August 1965, Page 17, writing about UFOs as Mystery or Movement contributes this about a charge that Mark Devlin, a UFO buff, made, at a 1964 UFO convention in Cleveland that ufologists are engaged in efforts to spread a message that UFOs are space ships and the MYSTERY has become a MOVEMENT [Caps in article]:
“We do not think that Devlin will disagree with us … when we maintain that unidentified objects -- whatever they are -- do in fact, exist. If they do not, there must be some fatal flaw in the standards by which we objectively examine phenomena …
“Faced with the evidence, only the most bigoted, irrational skeptic could deny that metallic, piloted machines, exhibiting all the characteristics of some kind of advanced technology, are maneuvering in our skies.”
I can’t imagine that Jerry Clark, in his geezer years now, would still feverishly believe his 1965 statement, but there it is.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose…