UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

An old Ballad about a UFO sighting

Jerome (Jerry) Clark, who turned to music in his geezer years, provided a ballad (two actually) that referenced a UFO it seems, in this 1985 copy of the International Reporter:
I’ve scanned the page (14) in large scale for those with lame computers so the content can be read. As you can see, the ballad is from the 18th Century (circa 1716 apparently):

I find such items interesting (like as those in Aubeck/Vallee’s Wonders in the Sky and Aubeck/Shough’s Return to Magonia).

Even though some of the old sightings are disputed – all of them cannot be – I think the “reports” are intriguing, without an ET patina or the accretions that have crept into some of the “modern sightings” (Roswell, Rendelsham, et al.).

RR

4 Comments:

  • Now, this is what I call UFO-themed music!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r4ic4uTQ9I

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Wednesday, February 08, 2017  

  • Hahahaha.

    You are a Ramones fanboy, Nick.

    They are (were?) one of a kind.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, February 08, 2017  

  • Yeah, they rocked!

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Wednesday, February 08, 2017  

  • Yippy aye yay! Yippy aye oh! I wonder if anyone ever saw a ghostly posse of horse riders in the sky?

    Is there a ballad about that?

    Jokes aside, it does read like an old UFO report. Could it have been the Virginids meteor shower? We'll never know.

    The Aurora explanation reminded me of a Vallee interview where he snickered that 'there's always a skeptic around.' Made me picture the balladeer being told, "Stay off the moonshine, fool. You're seeing things! Sketches or it didn't happen."

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Wednesday, February 08, 2017  

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