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Flying Saucers (UFOs) Sighters Get scientific Support | UFO CHRONICLE – 8-12-1965

Flying Saucers Get scientific Support - Chicago Sun-Times 8-12-1965


Jacqques Vallee, French-born astronomer now a Chicagoan, believes a lack of authentic research may be at the bottom of inability to place UFOs in perspective.


“The current increase in the number of UFO reports,” he said, “undoubtedly marks the beginning of a wave comparable to those of 1954 or 1957. Currently there is a deluge of reports all over Europe, Australia and South America.
8:46 AM 11/28/2017

By Chicago Sun-Times

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Eye Witness Account of 1952 ‘Flying Saucer’ Flap (Redux) | MY UFO EXPERIENCE

Eye Witness Account of 1952 'Flying Saucer' Flap

By Dr. R. Turner

      I was fascinated by your account of the 1952 UFO flap around DC. I’m 68 now, but at age 13, I was there, living with my family — temporarily — in the sedate, colonial Alexandria home of my mother’s sister and her husband. (My father was an Army officer. En route to Bogota, Colombia, Dad was going through Pentagon briefing.) What I recall as most striking about this flap was the ubiquitous excitement on local television, newspapers, and so forth. You didn’t mention this in your piece, but individual sightings seemed to be all but continuous. Cars were piled up along the shoulders of the Mt. Vernon Parkway. Crowds gazing out across the Potomac toward DC and National Airport came and went. I remember my grown cousin — Jim (a broker in the family real estate business) — arriving at the house one day all but breathless with excitement over a sighting.

As a sociologist I’ve long been fascinated by how civil authorities are able to virtually erase the direct experience (in this case) of literally hundreds of witnesses. Years would pass before my own inquiries would lead me to understand that “UFOs” represent a vital dimension of the human picture — hidden though it is behind smoke, mirrors, disinformation — and sheer ignorance.

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Flying Saucers Mapping Earth, says Astronomer | UFO CHRONICLE – 1954

Flying Saucers Mapping Earth - The Examiner (Launceston, Tasmania) 10-29-1954

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By The Examiner
(Launceston, Tasmania)

* Special Thanks To Kay Massingill & The Magonia Exchange Project

See Also:

Radar Confirms Navy Pilot Being ‘Buzzed’ by UFOs – Australia | UFO CHRONICLE – 1954

UFOs Cause Panic On Airliner | UFO CHRONICLE – 1954

Germans Flew Flying Saucers in 1944, Claims Engineer | UFO CHRONICLE – 1954


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