1965 is often viewed as a turning point in ufology. Up until that time, the press had largely dismissed UFO reports at the behest of Project Blue Book and their downplay of UFO reports. 1957 was the last time that the press had really looked upon the subject in a favorable light, but things would change 8 years later.

In August of 1965, an explosion of UFO activity would be reported in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Washington. The phenomenon would not be ignored.

There were hoaxes, harmful UFOs, humanoids, a trio of which resembled beer cans, there were trips around the galaxy aboard UFOs, and so much more.

Kay Gray, from the Haunted Mitten, joins me to laugh through the terror and fascination that was 1965.


“Opposition Flap 1965/Two New Contact Claims” Flying Saucer Review 1965 V 11 N 3

“Postscript to Two New Contact Claims/James Flynn Encounter in Florida” Flying Saucer Review V 11 N 4

“The Greatest Flap Yet? – Part 1” by Jerome Clark Flying Saucer Review 1966 V 12 N 1

“The Greatest Flap Yet? – Part 2” by Jerome Clark Flying Saucer Review 1966 V 12 N 2

“The Greatest Flap Yet? – Part 3” by Jerome Clark Flying Saucer Review 1966 V 12 N 3

“The Greatest Flap Yet? – Part 4” by Jerome Clark Flying Saucer Review 1966 V 12 N 6

“The Florida ‘Landing’ Incident The A.P.R.O. Bulletin March-April 1965

“Healing from UFOs (Deputy Robert Goode)” by Gordon Creighton Flying Saucer Review 1969 V 15 N 5

“Man Injured in UAO Encounter” The A.P.R.O. Bulletin May-June 1965

“The Heflin Photographs” by Ralph Rankow Flying Saucer Review 1968 V 14 N 1

“Are Psychic People More Likely to See UFOs?” by Janet Bord Flying Saucer Review 1972 V 18 N 3

“UFO Occupants in United States Reports” by Coral Lorenzen Flying Saucer Review Special Issue N 1


“Outer-Space Ghost Stories” by John G Fuller Look February 22, 1966

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Rob Kristoffersen is an amateur UFO researcher from the Adirondacks of Northern New York. He is the host of the podcast, Our Strange Skies: UFOs Throughout History.