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Old 12th September 2017, 12:34 AM   #1
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New UFO Blog: The Saucers that Time Forgot

Curt Collins creator of the Blue Blurry Lines blog which looks into the Cash-Landrum UFO case launched a new blog back in July called "The Saucers that Time Forgot", as might be guessed from the title, these are the stories that didn't make Project Blue Book and nor are they ones that UFO Believers cite as the 'best evidence'.

Lots of hoaxes, flying saucer inspired fiction (Some of which predates Kenneth Arnold...) and exactly what George Adamski's alien contact Orthon got up to in Denmark...

Two interesting pages follow, the first is from Curt's main blog and covers a key moment in UFO history and a probable case of journalistic malfeasance.

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Most people know the Air Force's Major General John A. Samford from his historic July 29, 1952 press conference given after the Washington, D.C. radar incidents, where he talked about the small but troubling percentage of UFO reports "from credible observers of relatively incredible things."
http://www.blueblurrylines.com/2017/...-1952-ufo.html

The second from the new blog, covers an early abduction story.

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One of the earliest reports of alien abduction from Twin Falls, Idaho, Sept. 7, 1956, more notable that the abductee was a 400-pound steer. UFOs and cattle, a puzzling connection.
https://thesaucersthattimeforgot.blo...lls-idaho.html

The whole blog is well worth a read.
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Old 12th September 2017, 08:52 PM   #2
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With no offense to the OP (he's only a symptom, not the disease ), the whole UFO thing is so dumb. I've read the books and seen the movies starting long ago. Absolutely nothing has ever been convincing of anything. Bigfoot was way more plausible.

We're supposed to believe that an advanced civilization of "beings" from somewhere else in the universe (Zeta Reticuli?) with a technology so advanced that magic can't even explain it - from 39 light years away (230 trillion miles) no less - has traveled those incomprehensible distances to "find" us but then decided 'eh, **** those pesky earthlings'. They decided they needed only two things from planet earth and neither one of them are what you'd ever think unless you're a writer on Family Guy®.

That is, the technology they use to get here is undoubtedly beyond human comprehension. which to attain that level of sophistication have probably long ago disposed of entire concepts that are nothing but destructive to lesser beings, like emotions or nourishment. Yet apparently they became a little "too shy" once here to make any "official contact" with us. They just want some of that good Angus liver and to probe(?) interracial couples from New Hampshire. And that's it. Makes no sense. The UFO story has as much validity as the biblical version of history. In fact it's just like Bigfooting or religion, spelled out in Parcher's Preachment™, perpetual storytelling and a few suspicious pictures.
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Old 13th September 2017, 02:13 AM   #3
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The reason I linked to that blog is because the author is demonstrating the tropes that run thoughout the entire UFO Phenomenon narrative, with the best example being the 1967 Danish Orthon sightings, revealing a classic saucer cult with the 'alien as Jesus' telling them to build a bunker to survive WWIII which the alien assured the cultists would start on Christmas Day 1967, of course when that didn't happen the alien gave them the plans for a free energy machine to power the flying saucer that would carry them to paradise.

https://thesaucersthattimeforgot.blo...mark-1967.html

The parallels with the saucer cult in "When Prophecy Fails" are obvious. Curt is currently writing a series on a science fiction story 'The Outer Limit' which presents an abduction narrative that was reworked dozens of times over the succeeding decades.

https://thesaucersthattimeforgot.blo...-doomsday.html
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This is a follow-up to what I posted last time, the story that is emerging on the blog, is actually quite interesting as it lays out the feedback relationship between UFO Believers (Including early ones with ties to the Theosophists who predate the Arnold sighting.), the news media and popular fiction.

I myself had earlier seen this relationship in respect to the Delta Green setting for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. The authors of that drew from UFO Myths (Most notably the Dulce Base story (Which derives from 'The Andromeda Strain'.)) and popular culture (The X-Files). Some of the purely fictional material written for the setting was then picked up by UFO believers and cited as evidence of Alien activity and Government coverups of same, which is in itself an idea that originated with H.P. Lovecraft's "The Whisperer in Darkness."
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