Sunday, September 18, 2011

Some UFO Stuff (being discussed in the UFO arena)

This February 1977 issue of Official UFO has a rebuttal letter from Bruce Maccabee about the analysis of the Trent photos by Robert Sheaffer [Contact, Page 36 ff.] in an earlier edition of the magazine (October 1976).

Mr. Maccabee gives it his all to refute Mr. Sheaffer’s evaluation with which we generally agree.

However, what caught my eye was the mention that 31 seconds expired between Photo One and Photo Two that Mr. Trent took of the flying saucer (in 1950, over his farm).

Here are the Trent Photos:

Photo 1


Timewatch 31 seconds.

How slow was Trent’s flying saucer traveling to only traverse the sky the short distance that his photos indicate?

You can read Mr. Sheaffer’s erudite critique by clicking HERE
The magazine also has an evaluation by Robert Barrow of the Tom Towers 1956 UFO movie, Unidentified Flying Objects, which is being discussed elsewhere in the UFO community [Page 26 ff.].
There is also an interview with J. Allen Hynek by The Paracast’s Gene Steinberg [Page 14 ff.]
And finally there is an interview of Phil Klass by NASA sycophant James Oberg; an interview that deals with the alleged Travis Walton abduction, which Mr. Klass, unsurprisingly, thought was a hoax [Page 18 ff.]

Phil Klass has been indulged by Kevin Randle at his blog for several days now, with a protracted debate by Lance Moody, David Rudiak, and others…all of which has nothing to do with UFOs per se, but provide alternate views of Mr. Klass, which the Official UFO article supplements and maybe clarifies: Klass wasn’t a stupid man surely, although he was, by all accounts, a skeptical S.O.B.

(I would scan the magazine but the return on investment (payback) wouldn’t offset the effort, so you might try to obtain a copy, if interested, from a collector willing to sell it.)



Blogger Gene Steinberg said...

I'd love to have a copy of that issue of Official UFO, but it's been years since that collection vanished among several cross-country moves. Maybe you could be persuaded to break out the scanner and do that for me?

Gene Steinberg
Host/Executive Producer, The Paracast

February 22, 2012  
Blogger RRRGroup said...


I think I may have your address here, from a Paracast e-mail, but in case not, send it to me at and I'll mail you the magazine in toto.

Or I can scan the relevant pages and send them to you at your e-mail address.

Let me know which you prefer.

Rich Reynolds
for the RRRGroup

February 22, 2012  

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