|Verfasst am: 24.06.2007, 10:45 Titel: Die Geburt eines Mythos - 60 Years of Flying Saucers
|Hilfe, die Außerirdischen kommen: Die Angst vor fliegenden Untertassen ging Ende der 1940er Jahre in den USA um. Ausgelöst wurde die UFO-Hysterie vor 60 Jahren. Am 24. Juni 1947 kam es zum ersten Mal zu einer "Sichtung". Der US-Hobbypilot Kenneth Arnold erblickte bei einem Flug mehrere in der Sonne glitzernde Objekte - der Mythos vom UFO und den Außerirdischen war geboren. Spekulationen über eine Invasion aus dem All machten die Runde - ein gefundenes Fressen für Hollywood in Zeiten des Kalten Krieges.
Out of This World: 60 Years of Flying Saucers
"Flying saucer" -- the term -- was coined 60 years ago, when salesman and pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine objects flying in a "V" formation over Mount Rainier, Washington. Arnold told a reporter on June 24, 1947 that the UFOs flew erratically, fluttering and tipping their wings, like "a saucer if you skip it across water" -- and a worldwide subculture was born.
Kenneth A. Arnold (born March 29, 1915 in Sebeka, Minnesota; died January 16, 1984 in Bellevue, Washington) was an American businessman and pilot.
He is best-known for making what is generally considered the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, after claiming to see nine unusual objects flying in a chain near Mount Rainier, Washington on June 24, 1947. Arnold described the objects' shape as reminiscent of crescents or flying wings, or as resembling a flat saucer, and described their erratic motion as resembling a saucer skipped across water; from this, the press quickly coining the new terms "flying saucer" and "flying disk" to describe such objects, many of which were reported within days after Arnold's sighting.
UFOs Are Here ! - The Deyo Diaries Volume 1 with Stan Deyo
Featuring: Steven Spielberg, Stan Deyo, Jacques Vallee, Prof. Allen Hynek, Stanton Friedman, Margaret Mead, Ken Arnold, Betty Hill, Rev. ... Alle » William Gill, Klaus Nobel, RAAF Sqdn Ldr White, Ray Palmer and Colin Cameron. This amazing UFO documentary film was produced in 1977. It was way ahead of its time. Sadly, the master copies of this film and the two which followed it have been lost to the ravages of time. Only one VHS copy of it survived; so Channel 9 gave us permission to convert it to digital video in an effort to preserve it as an archive for the use of posterity. This film inspired Stan Deyo to write "The Cosmic Conspiracy" book which is the sequel to the shows. The man-made, flying saucer programs are exposed in the book and the film.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4182905293548090350 1 Std. 24 Min