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Keyhoe contended that the Air Force was actively investigating these cases of close encounter, with a policy of concealing their existence from the public until He stated that this policy was then replaced by one of cautious, progressive revelation. Keyhoe further stated that Earth had been visited by extraterrestrials for two centuries, with the frequency of these visits increasing sharply after the first atomic weapon test in Citing anecdotal evidence, he intimated the Air Force may have attained and adapted some aspect of the alien technology: He believed the Air Force or the US Government would eventually reveal these technologies to the public when the Soviet Union was no longer a threat. Donald E.

He flew in active service with the Marine Corps, managed the tour of the historic plane in which Bennett and Byrd made their North Pole flight, was aide to Charles Lindbergh after the famous Paris flight, and was chief of information for the Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified Purchase. Very disappointing, and not worth the money. While the reproductions of UFO book covers are beautifully kitschy and fun to look at, the text rarely if ever refers to the art, but rather rambles aimlessly and jumps from topic to topic with no reason or order.

This one goes right into the box of books in my office closet that I will be donating to Goodwill. I love the images and whatnot, the commentary not so much. It seems to be entirely about mocking and making fun of the field of ufology and laughing at anyone who would ever possibly believe flying saucers are anything but a delusion seen by drunks and lunatics. Such a shame because its make a great coffee table book otherwise. I have many of the books it shows the covers of, and while some are most certainly ridiculous Adamski and basically all the other contactee related stuff , it throws many serious scholary works of utmost quality into the same bin as the likes of Adamski.

The author should be ashamed of himself and stick to topics he knows something about. So campy in the best possible way. There on the ground, having gently pancaked to earth, seemingly without having suffered a scratch, he saw the first flying saucer ever known to have landed on this planet.

Not long afterward I heard about it, first from that University of Denver lecturer and later from the lips of Dr. Gee himself. What did it look like? Where was it found? He explained about magnetic fault zones particularly in Oregon and on the Mojave Desert and how the pilots of these ships seemed to be as curious about them as bees about honey. He said he was checking to see if this curiosity was a likely source or had any connection with the propulsion behind their ships.

He told me he suspected they had mastered secrets of flying, which we were only now seeing most dimly. I kept my own counsel for months.

But when others less well informed began sounding off in all directions about flying saucers, I thought it was about time that I told the world if nothing more than proof that I knew more than I had read in the papers.

He had just talked to George Koehler in Denver by long distance. Koehler had worked for him and had married his nurse. The Farmington report had set Denver uproar, Koehler told him.

In fact they flew over the exact place where one of their number had fallen a year ago. Chapter 2 Format: What the Scientist Said.

Such an explanation of the vagaries of reflected light might explain also why it was not the Denver newspapers that gave the best report of what Scientist X had said to students of the University of Denver.

The reflected prize for the best reporting would go to the Summerside Journal, a modest sized publication quartered on Prince Edward Island, Canada; between Newfoundland and New Brunswick at the mouth of the St.

Lawrence River. This newspaper obviously got its story from a Denver correspondent, but it recapitulated what the speaker said so well that it's better than a transcript in helping readers arrive at an understanding of what went on that March afternoon. A transcript of a speech doesn't necessarily leave the reader with a well-rounded picture of what happened.

The reason for this is that when a man talks he is primarily appealing to the ears of his readers; when he writes he is appealing to their eyes. Therefore, a complete transcription such as The New York Times frequently employs would not necessarily be the truest picture of what a man said.

It would certainly lack his emphasis, his gestures, and in this case his chalk sketches on the blackboard. Basically, the questions brought to the surface by this mysterious talker at the University of Denver were: A listener would like to know if the speaker thought the flying saucers had their origin on this earth. If they were, on the other hand, from another planet, what planet?

Were they operated by pilots aboard them? And if by pilots, what were the appearance, size, coloring, age, clothes, and some of the other census-taking facts? Did their knowledge of aerodynamics go deeper than ours would be another natural question. In a fifty-minute address, it would be too much to expect any scientist to cover this whole field completely.

At best he could subdivide the already divided camps between those who believed in flying saucers and those who disbelieved in them. He might reveal certain information along the way: Well, he was saying, to begin with, that there is such a thing as a flying saucer.

He was saying, moreover, that the Air Force, despite its announcement to the contrary, had not abandoned its Project Saucer, but was operating on another level and under possibly another name. He was saying that t four of these flying saucers had actually landed on this earth. Three of the four, he added, had. The first saucer to land on this earth, he said, landed less than two years previous to his talk, "on a site within miles of Denver.

The best speculation, he added, was Venus, but he continued to stress the point that it was still a wide-open question.

Under research, he said, the materials used in the saucer had disclosed two metals unknown to us. This convinced him and his co-scientists that the saucers were not likely made by us or rival powers.

Found in the first space ship were instruments which seemingly measured lines of magnetic force. These instruments were a key to something which his group was still working on and believed when they solved it, they would have solved the whole problem of the propulsion of these saucers. He said such ships capable of traveling with the speed of light could leave such a planet as Venus, say, which is ,, miles from us when our orbits lie in extreme positions, and return to Venus in less than one hour.

According to the correspondent of the lecturer never identified himself speech was calculated, well thought enough for the slowest student to absorb and record. There was no particular accent or diction which the correspondent could detect. The speaker used scientific terms and spoke with a familiarity of a man who knew many sciences. He repeatedly used the word "we" when referring to experiments being done on the strange crafts.

He didn't associate himself with any particular experiment. He also indicated that a full disclosure of the government's interest in flying saucers, though officially denied at present, would be forthcoming in the not too distant future. He said the first disk that landed was The second measured 72 feet in diameter, the third, 36 feet. All measurements on the ships seemingly were divisible by nine, which may have been a clew that they used our system of measurement.

The disks, he explained had revolving rings of metal, in the center of which were the cabins. The cabins were geared to the disks, which revolved around the stabilized cabins. The gears, which had no lubrication, were of a gear ratio unfamiliar to our engineers. He thought they might have traveled by using the magnetic lines of force known to encircle planets of our solar system.

From its appearances the researchers assumed that the first saucer was capable of maneuvering in any given direction.

Like helicopters, which these ships were not, they could be maneuvered to land anywhere. The smallest had a landing gear built like a tricycle of three metal balls, which could revolve in any direction. Accepting the theory, which he did, that the craft could operate by harnessing magnetic lines of force, he said it was entirely logical to assume these saucers could travel up to virtually unlimited speed-at least up to , miles per second the speed of light-in this atmosphere, and where there was no gravitational or wind resistance it would be impossible to compute how fast they could travel.

Sixteen men, ranging in ages, he would guess, from thirty-five to forty years old, if we use our calendar of time, were taken dead from the first craft. Their bodies had been charred to a dark brown color.

Sixteen dead men were also found in the second craft. These, however, had not suffered from burns apparently, and were all of fair complexion. Otherwise they were like the first space travelers-of small stature.

No different from us, except for height, and lack of beards. Some had a fine growth resembling peach fuzz. The third ship was also manned and the men in it were also dead. This one, a small saucer, 36 feet in diameter, had a crew of only two. These men had lived to land, because they had died while attempting to climb out of their cabin. Those connected with the research, the speaker said, believed that all three craft landed under the guidance of their own instruments and did not crash, despite the fact that their crews were dead.

They may have landed on instruments or they may have been guided the whole distance.

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But they did not crash and in only one ship was there any mark of imperfection. In construction, they were quite dissimilar to anything we have designed. There was not a rivet, nor a bolt, nor a screw in any of the ships. Their control boards were a series of push buttons.

Their outer construction was of a light metal much resembling aluminum but so hard no application of heat could break it down. There was no reference to the means of propulsion beyond that the craft presumably operated on lines of magnetic force and the designers had conquered the problem of how to switch from Venus which is positive to this earth which is positive , and therefore repel each other.

The ships carried no weapons, and the speaker assumed that they had solved the problem of disintegrating an object which might pursue or threaten them. He gave details of the water and food found on the board the saucers.

He also told of sleeping accommodations on one craft that had wall-enclosed bunks which could not be seen when closed and ingeniously disappeared in the curtains when open. As he neared the end of his lecture he told of the discovery of a fourth saucer which members of his group stumbled on near a government proving ground. It was unoccupied at the moment. The scientists returned to their car for cameras and equipment and as they neared the ship they saw several little men hop into the saucer, and the ship just disappeared like one of those hallucinations we hear so much about.

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At no time did the speaker indicate where the ships disappeared to after being broken up for research. Nor did he give any clew as to what happened to the bodies of the 34 men found dead in the first three saucers.

He might have, but he refrained. Comparing this news summary with an actual transcript of the lecture, the reporter for the Summerside journal comes out with flying colors. That he skipped such technical matters as the speaker's reference to William Gilbert- -as the father of magnetism, and other milestones, such as July 16, , at 5: Tying all these things to the age of the flying saucers was part of the speaker's general introduction.

He drew four designs on the blackboard. One showed the "System of Nines," believed to have been used in constructing the saucers. Two others showed two views of the saucer, which was The design looked very much like the photographs taken by Paul Trent of McMinnville, Oregon, and published in the June 26, issue of Life. The fourth design showed how magnetic lines of force travel from the sun to the various planets, particularly to the earth and to Venus. After his lecture had caused such a stir, the chalked designs were preserved by lacquer, and unless the lacquer has been removed are there to this day.

The reporter missed too that the space ships apparently had no doors, no exits. They did, however, have portholes. One was broken and it had a hole about the thickness of a pencil. Through this had rushed either gases or air with such speed that it burned the 16 passengers inside to a brown crisp. The speaker made it quite clear both in the transcript and subsequent fireside chats at my home that the passengers, although approximately 40 inches tall were not midgets.

They had no bad teeth, no fillings. They all wore a sort of uniform but there were no insignia on collars or caps. There were two or three instruments which the scientists judged to be timepieces. It took 29 days for the instrument to make a complete circumference. This was their first clew that there might be something between the ship's means of propulsion and magnetism, because a magnetic day is 23 hours and 58 minutes, which works out at 29 days for a magnetic month.

Another thing the reporter missed, one that was really significant, was the speaker's solution as to what happened to Captain Thomas F. This case had been hashed and rehashed many times, but never once had anybody come near a remotely plausible solution as to what happened to Mantell and his plane.

All reports agreed that on January 7, , an unidentified object was sighted over Godman Air Force base, Fort Knox, Kentucky, by both military and civilian observers.

Four national guardsmen in F 51's, flying in the vicinity, were requested by the Godman control tower operator to investigate the foreign object. Three of the planes closed in and reported that it was metallic and of tremendous size. One pilot described it as "round like a teardrop and fluid. The thing looks metallic and of tremendous size…It's going up now and forward as fast as I am. That's m. January 7, That was the last radio contact by Mantell with the Godman Tower.

Five minutes after Mantell's disappearance from the formation the two remaining planes returned to Godman Field. One of them refueled and equipped himself with oxygen. He covered the territory for miles and climbed as high as 30, feet, but found nothing. Later that day Mantell's body was found in the wreckage of his plane near Fort Knox. Much of the magic, the scientist explained, which has baffled both trained and untrained observers, is not magic at all.

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Mantell's plane and every portion of his plane from the motor to the tips of the wings hung together by reason of magnetic frequency. This was true of even Mantell himself. Therefore all that a flying saucer had to do to disintegrate Mantell's plane, the lecturer revealed, was to demagnetize it.

No two lines have ever been known to cross each other naturally. If forced to do so, or if crossed by "accident" you get disintegration and fire. Anybody who could create such a magnetic disturbance could wipe out every living thing on this earth in a second. This, then was the magnetic research scientist's explanation as to what happened to Captain Mantell and his ship.

The captain was proving a source of annoyance in his pursuit of a magnetically controlled flying saucer. A button was pushed and Mantel] and his plane were no more. Another thing the speaker pointed out that should have been of more durable interest was that 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 in their haste to be the first to make an atomic bomb.

The little wafers, apparently the food supply, were so condensed that when one was put in a gallon of water it swelled up and overflowed. It was fed to guinea pigs and they thrived on it. From the outside the whole cabin of the first flying saucer examined seemed hermetically sealed and if it had not been for that break in one of the portholes the researchers might have spent months getting into the ship.

But from the inside there was a visible knob in the wall and on the knob was another smaller knob. When the smallest knob was pushed the door flew open, but once it was shut again it was impossible to see the door from the outside.

This at least is the official opinion of the Air Materiel Command. According to them, subsequent investigation revealed that Mantell had probably blacked out at 20, feet from lack of oxygen and that the mysterious object which he chased to his death was the planet Venus.

But the speaker in Denver cleared it up to the satisfaction of many. He first prepared his hearers by explaining that members of his group had been engaged in government research since At least 1, scientists were involved in top secret projects.

They had worked together for five years and had found out more about magnetism in those five years than the whole world had been able to do in centuries previous. They had come to the conclusion that everything existing owed its shape and being to magnetic lines of force. He explained there are 1, magnetic lines of force to the square centimeter. That is to say, to about a half inch. Around certain areas of this earth are places known to have magnetic fault zones.

Here blow-outs occur, similar to the perpetual eddying of the waters around Cape Hatteras. If the saucers fly on these magnetic waves and have an intelligence operating them like ours or even superior to ours it follows that they would show a curiosity about areas that were troublesome.

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Also atomic explosions might disturb magnetic lines of force and certainly be not unknown to their instruments. This could explain their frequent appearances over areas like the White Sands Proving Ground. Since the air is so much clearer in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas it obviously is easier for land-based observers to spot them. It had not yet been determined what the two materials found on the ship were.

Heat had not been able to melt one down, not even up to 10, degrees. It was strong it was light. A dozen men could stand on it and not dent it; two men could raise up one end of the ship, it was that light. More than experiments had been tried to break down the gear structure of the ship, with no success It was hard and of a ratio different from the Swedish system which we employ.

Instead of being three to five it was three to six, giving no allowance for lubrication or play or wear expansion under heat. Though the foot ship had sleeping quarters and even a toilet, the third ship had neither of these features.

The latter was piloted by two little men, who sat on bucket seats in front of a control board which was entirely manipulated by push buttons. One, when found, was halfway out of is cabin. The other was sitting with his head on his chest; both dead.

It was the little ship that had the three-point landing gear. The locomotion was not on wheels but steel-looking balls. If all the balls were spinning in the same direction, any number of men could not tilt the ship. However, if the were no movement to the steel balls, a child could tilt the disk ship. This helped to convince the researchers that magnetic laws were involved. The speaker guessed that the two-seater must have been a later model, based and built on the knowledge that the trip from wherever they came and back did not require sleeping accommodations nor toilets, any more than automobiles require them on this earth.

Certainly any flying saucer which cod travel from the planet Venus, say, to this earth and back in an hour would have no need for overnight bags. The speaker also said that the thread used to sew the buttons on the jackets of these men had been tested, and it took pounds of weight to break the thread. This was the lecturer's story. Later we will get to Dr. Gee's own story, but I have a story to tell, too. And after me the Air Force has its story, for in this court all will get a hearing.

Chapter 3 Format: I later incorporated the articles into a book called Rogues Gallery-a title which I subsequently gave to Ellery Queen for a book of detective stories, only to find it used without permission in movies, radio, and everywhere else as time went by. Among the readers of Rogues Gallery was one who wrote in substance: Why don't you write a book about him? The name rang a bell in my memory. He housed them in his Park Avenue residence and arranged for their invitation to talk to Washington officialdom on Shakespeare.

He ordered equipment, men, and a jeep dispatched from Denver. They were to meet us at a motel near the California-Nevada line. We were routed out at 3: We traveled to a jumping-off place in a new Oldsmobile and the jeep. Four of them transferred to the jeep taking instruments, water, and food with them. I was left to guard the pass. From what? The nearest sign of life were some dinosaur's hoof prints-and they were 30,, years old.

Then he drove off with the keys to the rescue car. That meant if they were lost, I was too. They left just as the sun was coming over the mountains. I was parked on a volcanic lava bed-barren of the slightest vegetation. Not even a buzzard flew over the area all day. By noon the heat became stifling. I stripped nude except for army boots and crawled under the car. Never had I seen such a God-forsaken spot.

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I began to think of myself in terms of Captain Scott, that my end would be simply a matter of "these few notes and my dead body will tell the tale. I could see fifty miles in any direction and I could see nothing. I could get a radio station from Salt Lake City but they didn't help because they couldn't get me.

A sandwich and a canteen of water were gone by noon. I began to dry out, to salivate. I could have tried the radiator water, but it was full of rust and I felt that all that was left of me was ferrous oxide, the sodium chloride having long since evaporated.

Even if rescued I wouldn't know where to hunt for the others. There are degrees in even a secret circle, leaving a to-1 shot that a searching party would find them. They didn't return at noon. They didn't return by 4: So by Newton's own definition they were lost. It was too late to try hobbling back to civilization, so I decided to spend the night in the car, without food or water.

But after the sun had set I saw the lights of a jeep weaving in and out of the cactus, sage, lava beds, and sand. After three attempts to get to me they finally found a way in. They returned gasping for water, pooped, glass-eyed. They drank some of the radiator water, threw a sack of ore, some tools, and their gold-crazed bodies in the car. Newton took the wheel and tore across the open valley to the crib where we had spent the night.

Once refreshed by a couple of coyote sandwiches and some diluted marijuana the natives used for coffee, Newton gave out with the big news. They had found the outcropping all right. So I guess we'll have to shelve the project till the cold war is over. We've got to get back to business. It was a year almost to the day, after this adventure in the broadcasting of microwaves from a gold outcropping to Newton's instruments, that Newton introduced me to his newest secret. I had introduced him to a girl, Sharon Chillison he has since married her , and he invited her, Mrs.

He had just come from Arizona, where he had been referred for some improvements in his geological research equipment. At the time of the dinner he had made thousands of surveys in the Mojave Desert and had just about decided to drill some test wells. All the big oil companies were convinced there was nothing in the area, but by instrumentation he was sure there was.

How deep did the wells go? Petroleum deposits hidden deep in the earth were constantly broadcasting through magnetic microwaves, he believed, what had been trapped in the various fault zones.

The only handicap his instruments showed was that they could come within inches of telling him where oil could be found but could not tell him how much volume to expect. Thus he might come out with so little oil that for all practical purposes, he had drilled a dry hole.

In Newton told Walter Russell that the broadcasting of microwaves by his instrumentation never exceeded 32 miles. He didn't understand why. Russell explained why. Beyond that depth is a solid substance. Without knowing it you have discovered the thickness of the skin of the earth. They did the same thing when setting up television relay stations between Los Angeles and San Francisco in Meanwhile Newton was applying the knowledge of microwaves to "petroleum in place.

That of course and an estimate of how much would be there before he started digging. In the summer of he met Dr. Gee, a magnetic engineer who had been released in July after seven years of government servitude on all sorts of top-drawer projects. He and Newton exchanged views and he told Newton that he thought Newton was operating, not merely on microwaves but on magnetic waves. He thought a magnetron, such as was developed during the war, might be able to detect the volume of oil.

This, he explained, was possible because magnetic waves will not go through oil. They move over and under the petroleum. Thus it would be easy to subtract the difference and tell you how much volume there was in a given oil trap. This was the answer Newton was looking for and he signed Dr. Gee and his equipment to check on the Mojave Desert field before starting any wildcat operations. While driving with Dr. Gee from Denver to Phoenix one day early in the summer of Newton tuned in on a news commentator who happened to be reporting a flying saucer story.

The doctor nodded his head. I got a call and flew down from Denver in three hours. So successful were the instruments, that we were able to knock out as many as 17 Jap submarines in one day. They had conducted 35, experiments for the government on land, sea, and air. They had moved magnetic research ahead hundreds of years and had spent a billion dollars doing it. Newton was explaining all this to us at dinner and then, as if he could keep a secret no longer from old friends, he started to tell the details of two saucers the research magnetic scientist had personally seen, examined, checked on, and researched.

His story was so fantastic, that if he weren't a solid man of industrial service, you might have suspected that he had gone crazy in a quiet, plausible way. He said that Dr. Gee of their group was coming to the coast very shortly to check on some government defense work which for the present was top secret. He was then going to check on Newton's own geophysical findings in the Mojave Desert and maybe he would tell us what he had told Newton. Frankly, I never expected to hear any more of this but a few weeks later, I received a call from Newton asking me if I'd like to drive up to the town of Mojave, which is about ninety miles from Los Angeles, to see how his exploratory operation was getting along.

The geophysicist who was the top man in magnetic research would be with us. This was on September 8, He said that Peverly Marley, cameraman at Warner's and the husband of Linda Darnell, would be coming along too. We failed to make connections with Marley and went on without him, but at the cutoff at Newhall we heard a honking behind us and there was Marley who had pursued us and caught up with us. He parked his car at a gas station and we all repaired to Mojave in Newton's Cadillac. Marley and the magnetic research scientist sat in the back; Newton and I in the front.

As on most long trips, people talk about all sorts of things. So we got started on flying saucers. There was no secrecy, official or otherwise, at the time and the scientist answered any and all queries.

His explanations were as phlegmatic as those of a combustion engineer explaining how gas explodes in the cylinder of an automobile. On the oil field proper, the magnetic scientist got out his magnatron and Newton got out his own instruments. Though their instruments looked in nowise alike, these men kept checking each other and invariably coming out within a foot of each other's estimates.

Newton would ask the magnetic scientist what depth he thought oil was at a particular point at which they agreed there was oil and within seconds the scientist would say something like 2, Newton would check in his book and say, "I got 2, when I checked here last May. Instead of staying overnight on the desert, we decided to drive back to town, a matter of only two hours and the eminent geophysicist stopped off at our house for a short visit to meet Mrs. Scully and our family. Showing no feeling whatever that he was airing confidences which might be violated, he answered all sorts of questions concerning the possible origin of the flying saucers and how they might have got to this earth from another planet, and, more important to his mind, how they could have got back to where they came from.

The smallest detail, which a woman might bring up, about the interior of the cabin of the flying saucer, matters of water, food, clothing, were quietly explained just as one might describe the furniture of his own home. His knowledge of magnetic energy was as far ahead of us as, say, the knowledge of atomic-energy scientists must have been to the average person in relation to nuclear fission ten years ago. Indeed, he said some things at that time which since have been heralded far and wide by Albert Einstein in relation to his modified theory of the universe, wherein he discounted Newton's law of gravity in favor of one involving electro-magnetic forces.

This didn't mean much to me at the time but it means a lot more to me now. He said he regretted the ship was dismantled this way but the Army seems to breed souvenir hunting as it does rank. When he saw what was happening he grabbed a few things himself, not to put in his trophy cabinet but to use for research.

The Air Force took some film, he explained. But it fades in two hours, for reasons of security. A special chemical, got only on license, restores the image for another two hours. Naturally this film was not available to him. He said he shot some film of his own, but it wasn't very good. He'd bring that along, though.

In time we saw all those things-all except the jacket. We examined the radio, the gears, the film. Then began the reign of error.

Air Force closed Project Saucer and went underground. All were told to forget what they knew. Everybody shut up but the people. The official dams were closed but the public spilled its observations into the lake of a free press. But the conflict between free inquiry and official censorship grew. But I remembered.

Better than elephants, I remembered. In fact, elephants come to me when they forget. It means more because the geophysicist said he had checked over two of the saucers and believed they were driven, not by fuel, jet, turbojet, or even athodyds, but by magnetic power and that due to certain metals not found on this earth but found on the saucers, he suspected the space ships were from another planet.

In fact he ridiculed the idea of anything getting even as far as the moon on jet propulsion or anything like it. As at this time he was doing research for men whose living came out of oil, and was in fact a partner in their properties, he could hardly be suspected of feathering his own nest by discounting gas or petroleum as a means of propulsion from one planet to another.

Another thing I remembered from that first meeting was his interest in my infirmity. I have only one leg and have not had much luck with artificial legs, chiefly because they are too heavy and my stump too short. He suggested a suction socket, eliminating all shoulder and waist harness. He said he could make one of a material as strong as steel and as light as plastic. I told him it would still have to be manipulated.

He suggested he could install a small motor that could be operated by push button. Wouldn't I look silly? It gave me a clew to the practicality and sweep of his mind. Before he left he promised us he would show us small parts of one of the saucers on his next trip from Phoenix.