I really liked this story. When Frank Scully wrote it I don't think he knew what type of con men Silas Newton and Leo Gebauer were. But, were they really con men? Or, were they painted up to look that way? There were some interesting parts in describing the ships I thought were interesting. I quote."Though the 72 foot ship had sleeping quarters and even a toilet. The water on the flying saucer was almost twice as heavy as our drinking water. It was carried in two small containers and was very similar in fact to the heavy water the Nazis wanted so badly from Norway. "The food was in concentrates, non-toxic when tested and of a sort familiar to our vitamin-conscious civilization. Four of these flying saucers, had landed on earth. Thirty-four men, measuring between thirty six inches to forty inches in height had been found dead in three of the saucers discovered."End quote. And the story goes on. So, you can see it makes for a great read. All stories, either real or unreal have truth or some truth to them.
A very interesting approach to the exploration of UFOs from the Roswell crash through the 1950s. Mr. Scully gives credit to those that witnesses strange events even as the US government employs tactics of discredit, questioning mentality and making life kind of miserable for these individuals.
the seller was spot on in their description of this used book.they delivered it on time.this book was written in 1950,knowing their knowledge of advanced technology was limited to the time period.i felt the writer was doing a lot of complaining about how the government was handling everything.he complained about the military covering up ufo sightings.his focus was the 1948 ufo crash in aztec nm.it was proven later to be a hoax.he should of used more finesse in this book.a good writer wasting his and the reader time.not to speak ill of the dead,but he could of done better
Book was received in very good condition. My one disappointment was the absence of a dust jacket. There should have been more description. I am somewhat of a collector and look for jackets regardless of their condition. Otherwise was pleased book was in solid shape. Thank you. Look forward to doing business in future.
The reason to read this book, primarily, is to gain an historical perspective of the time period as written by an individual who lived in the 1940's-50's culture. What was generally and subjectively thought about UFOs at the time is unimportant, except as fodder for explosive propulsion concepts of that time. Secondarily, reading this title to see how skewed/scrubbed stories can become when retold over 70 years is clear.
The information on Aztec, NM has been written about over and over in articles/comments/blogs as 'alleged'. Aztec is always denied by authorities when pursued. It never happened. Why? Aztec was, apparently, the only Southwest controlled crash among the Roswell type crashes. Due to this, the whole ship with all it's technology was preserved in tact. In support of Scully's work, Timothy Good re-interviewed one of the two boys who witnessed the saucer falling and followed its trajectory to the resting site. The boys alerted the ranch owner and he alerted the authorities. The 1949 investigation was attended by the Army/AF/Intel personnel. The boy, now an old man, retold his story to Good in the 2006 book, "Need To Know". Good is an incredibly detailed investigator of unexplained phenomenon--including but not limited to eye-witnesses, .gov documentation, radar records, camera shots from planes/ground and FOIA releases. The 're-interview' story was precise and undeviating from the original.