On August 29, 1965 headlines across the country all read “UFO Prober Says There’s Nothing to Indicate Any UFOs Extraterrestrial.” Air Force Major Hector Quintanilla, a physicist and head of the Project Blue Book, made a statement following the huge spate of UFO sightings across the country that month. There were calls that summer for a new probe into the government’s handling of the UFO mystery, including statements by a young Stanton Friedman who believed there was a mathematical likelihood that we were being visited by beings from another planet.
1966 was the year that stretched the Air Force’s credibility to it’s breaking point in Dexter-Hillsdale, the year that would lead to a chase stretching from Portage County, Ohio into Pennsylvania, the year that a monster walked the streets of Erie, P.A., and the year of the Garuda, the arrival of the Mothman.
The enigmatic AP Strange joins the pod again to talk about the arrival of the monster in 1966.
“North America 1966: Development of a Great Wave” by John A. Keel Flying Saucer Review 1967 V 13 N 2
“UFOs; Delusions or Dilemma?” by Berthold E. Schwarz Flying Saucer Review Special Issue N 2 1969
“The Perfect Apparition” by John A. Keel Flying Saucer Review 1971 V 17 N 3
The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel
“Michigan Furore” by Charles Bowen Flying Saucer Review 1966 V 12 N 3
Air Force Quizzes Temple Man on ‘Flying Fish-Shaped Object’” The Lawton Constitution, March 24, 1966, Pg. 1
“Air Force Quizzes Temple Man on ‘Flying Fish-Shaped Object’” The Lawton Constitution, March 24, 1966, Pg. 2
“Flying Saucer Season Erupts Across Nation” The Lawton Constitution, March 25, 1966, Pg. 1
“Flying Saucer Season Erupts Across Nation” The Lawton Constitution, March 25, 1966, Pg 2
“Deputies Tail ‘Flying Object’ in High-Speed Pass Over City” Mansfield News Journal April 8, 1966, Pg 1
“Deputies Tail ‘Flying Object’ in High-Speed Pass Over City” Mansfield News Journal April 8, 1966, Pg 12
“Coastal UFO List Said Not Impressive” Corvallis Gazette-Times Oct 18, 1966
“New Landing and Creature Reports: Sightings in Erie, Pennsylvania” by John A. Keel Flying Saucer Review 1966 V 12 N 6
UFOs; Delusion or Dilemma? by Berthold Eric Schwarz, M.D. Flying Saucer Review Special Issue 1969 N 2
“West Virginia’s Enigmatic ‘Bird’: A Special Report by John A. Keel” Flying Saucer Review 1968 V 14 N 4
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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.