ENCOUNTER CASES FROM FLYING SAUCER REVIEW
Edited by Charles Bowen
Signet Books, 1977, 220 pages
|Flying Saucer Review
is England's and probably the worlds oldest continuously published UFO
periodical. Its first issue appearing in the spring of 1955. This
book, which I recently found in an used book store is a collection of
articles from Flying Saucer Review, all of the articles deal with
contact cases. That is, the UFO was seen either to land or depart
from the ground hovered near the ground or entities were also seen.
Of interest to Ohio readers, is the article George Eberhart on a UFO and
an entity seen by a young couple near Albany, Ohio. The encounter
occurred on October 16, 1973, the night after that sighting several
Athens policemen also saw UFOs. 1973 and October especially, was a big
year for UFO sightings in the United States. Ohio had more than
its share of excellent sighting reports in October, 1973.
This book came out in 1977 when alien abduction reports were still relatively rare, so the encounter cases related consist mainly of a UFO being seen in close proximity of the eyewitness and sometimes an entity being seen emerging from the craft. The editor Charles Bowen is intelligent enough to realize that some of these cases may not have happened literally as the eyewitness claimed. That's not saying the eyewitness were wrong or lying but that whatever is behind the UFO enigma can protect an image or an illusion into a persons mind. Some of these encounter cases have a surreal or dreamlike quality to them. Is the intelligence behind UFOs conducting experiments or playing games with humanity. We don't know yet.