The subject of UFO’s in its present stage is like astronomy in that
it is a purely observational “science,” not an experimental one;
necessarily, therefore, it must be based on observation and not on
experiment. Observation, in this case, consists of everything which
can be found to have bearing on the subject. There are thousands of
references to it in ancient literature, but the authors did not know
that their references had any bearing, for the subject did not then
exist. The writers were recording such things as met their senses
solely through an honest effort to report inexplicable observational
Hoping, in those days, that something would “come of
it” Nowadays, Science Is afraid that “Something Will
Come of it.” It will, too, In 1956 or 57 the Air force
Will have Ships LIKE these in appearance & Will “feel”
safe to announce that Human eyes Have seen Saucers from
outer Space BUT to Not be Worried because “we too have these Ships” Oh! Brother What a farce! Ours will be
JET propelled not M 1 propelled.
Some of my contemporaries have attempted to prove that all of these
phenomena are, in some way or other, illusory, and that in any case
they do not involve flight, wingless or otherwise, mechanical
propulsion or intelligent direction.
I consider their negative case unproven because there is an
overwhelming mass of authentic evidence (B) which can be cited as:
(1) direct observation
(2) indirect observation
evidence or indication
There is one sphere of indirect evidence in the form of events of
mysterious nature which have never been explained. These things
would be easy to explain were we to admit the limitations of our own
knowledge, and the possibility of “intelligence” elsewhere in the
universe operating space ships—quite possibly more than one kind of
“intelligence” and more than one kind of space ship.
This world is full of unexplained oddities. The legends of Atlantis
and Mu have been favorite targets of the scoffers. “They” say there
are no ghosts, no spirits, nothing falls from the sky but iron and
stone meteorites. But for centuries the earth was believed to be
flat, there was no America, no heliocentric system of earth and
planets, no fossil dinosaurs; yet we know these beliefs to have been
Reliable people have been seeing the phenomena known as flying
saucers for a thousand years and more. There are good reports as far
back as 1500 BC and before. Thousands of people have seen some kind
of navigable contraptions in the sky, and some have sworn it under
In a day When oaths were just as good as Money -in-Hand for if incorrect your Neck suffered “The
Miracle”1 from the Church as a knife from the out-raged who took your oath.
Undecipherable: could be Nracle or Nrack.
I cannot agree with any astronomer who insists that all of these
things are mirages, planets, clouds or illusions. The majority of
the people are articulate enough to tell their stories, and sincere
enough to make depositions before notaries public. Even scientists
concede that these folk saw something.
I see nothing particularly odd in strange descriptions of phenomena
the like of which has no earthly counterpart or for which we have no
frame of reference.
If he does not, then he KNOWS the L-M’s.
This work is a serious attempt to bring order out of chaos, an
attempt to pull all of the facets of this controversy into a basic
stratum upon which to make an intelligent evaluation of the subject.
January 13, 1955