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EPISODE 23 | Signs, Grudges & Blue Books - Early UFOlogy
Hidden inside the new COVID relief bill is a mandate for US Congress to be fully briefed on UFOs, so it might be worth it to take a look at the early days of UFO sightings and American investigative efforts.
And tomorrow is the anniversary of the Mantell UFO Incident, called by some the first UFO-related death on record. But is it? Depends on who you believe.
- 03:06 - The Mantell UFO Incident - January 7, 1948
- 07:13 - Suspicions Are Raised
- 08:51 - The Chiles-Whitted UFO Encounter - July 24, 1948
- 10:47 - The Gorman UFO Dogfight - October 1, 1948
- 16:50 - Early Days - UFOs 1883-1947 - cows in space, racist aliens, dead aliens & Foo Fighters
- 21:47 - Maury Is. & Mt. Rainier - June 1947 - origin of "flying saucers" & "Men in Black"
- 25:17 - SAUCER to Sign; Great (Green) Balls of Fire - Investigations & green fireballs
- 29:47 - Grudge Match
- 32:23 - Sidebar: The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter - August 21, 1955: origin of "little green men"
- 38:04 - The Golden Age of Blue Book - Origin of "UFO" plus the Hynek Scale
- 39:56 - The Robertson Panel puts a lid on it
- 42:14 - End of an Era - Blue Book dies, "UFO" into "UAP", AATIP dies, UAPTF ongoing
- Music by Fanette Ronjat
Referenced in this episode:
- US government documents on Mantell Incident
- The UFO Phenomenon: The Phenomenon from the Beginning by Jerome Clark (out of print)
- The Bonilla Observation
- The 1897 Cow Abduction Hoax
- Ned - The Aurora Alien
- Aurora Texas 1897 UFO Crash: The Real Story? by Stan Haydon
- Mysterious UFOs Seen by WWII Airman Still Unexplained on History.com
- Ängelholm UFO Memorial
- ‘Flying saucers’ became a thing 70 years ago Saturday with sighting near Mount Rainier - Seattle Times
- UFOs Over Washington article on spokesman.com
- The UFO Sightings That Launched 'Men in Black' Mythology on History.com
- Report on Project Mogul
- Mystery of Green Fireball 'UFOs' Solved on Live Science
- Project Twinkle SlideShare presentation
- The Kelly-Hopkinsville UFO and Alien Shootout by George Dudding
- Little Green Men Days Festival website
- Project Blue Book Part 1 (UFO Reports) by Dr. Deborah Kidwell, OSI Command Historian
- The Hynek-Scale Is A Six Item System For Classifying UFO Sightings And Alien Contact (Astronomy)
- Durant Report on the Robertson Panel
- The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt, former head of Project Blue Book
- To the Stars... Academy
- Article on creation of UAPTF
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