Wednesday, December 25, 2013

From The MailBoX: Rick Rips On Roswell

Rick Hilberg, editor of the newsletter Flying Saucer Digest, has been covering the UFO scene for decades.  He jokingly refers to himself as an “old geezer, dinosaur ufologist.”  Responding to my previous blog article, “Kimball Empties Roswell Saucer,” he sent his reactions via snail mail.  He wrote:

The Kimball-Randle "feud" sounds so much like other disputes from the past years of "ufoology". The fact that it centers around the Roswell "crash" isn't surprising at all to me, as apparently there is still some milk left in that old cash cow. Hey, the rumor of some alleged photos can only breathe some new life into old Bossy, and maybe even warrant a new book or two and certainly some exposure on one of the insipid tabloid TV UFO programs on cable.

Speaking of TV coverage of the UFO subject, I'm always amazed at how all of them (as well as countless articles in the press and on the Internet) proclaim that the whole flying saucer thing started with the mysterious happenings at Roswell in 1947. I guess poor old Ken Arnold has been forgotten, not to mention that Roswell was a forgotten footnote in UFO research until the late 1970s. Very few books from the early days of the phenomenon even mention the Roswell "radar balloon" finding. Maybe ignorance is really bliss to the modern day "researchers."

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