When UFO Sightings Came From Mars

Flying saucers were born in the early summer of 1947, because of the report from a salesman flying on board his private plane not far from Mount Rainier, in Washington. They became nearly instantaneously a mass phenomenon, going deep into the pop culture and remaining in it until today. UFO Sightings of unusual contraptions flying in skies were reported in the USA by the thousands and many abroad too. For a couple of weeks, flying saucers became the topic of the day, or nearly, quickly impacting the common custom, including the advertisement, sports, gags, and much more. Flying saucers have been usually believed to have shown up from out of the blue and to have been taken for wonder secret weapons or delusions, with no contemporary idea about a possible exogenous origin. The very first UFO sighting by Kenneth Arnold happened in the right place (the USA) at the right time (a post-war summer) and involving the right witness (a pilot). An unusual local story coming from a remote area of the country got the immediate interest of the likely news-hungry press. It triggered a snow ball effect generating a deluge of UFO sightings, following a "me too" path like that you can find in other similar social phenomena. The flying saucers grew, developed steadily, and then remained encapsulated into the pop culture also because of a 70-year long process of preparation to the idea that Mars was inhabited by a race more advanced than us, capable of sending us signals or even visit us. Well, it took many years for writing and 13-year research, but the book is finally available! It deals with the idea, during the 1947 wave, that flying saucers could be from Mars, including a long discussion about the previous months and years that paved the way to such an idea. There are nearly 300 illustrations and 700 footnotes. The 400-page book is titled "Flying saucers in the sky 1947: when UFOs came from Mars". It can be ordered at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DGQ1M5

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