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Picture of the Week

PICTURE OF THE WEEK -- From 1957, Los Angeles Times reporter Dewey Linze inspects the reported landing of a flying saucer. The story began when Robert Salzer, a local importer, told his friend -- actress and silent-film star Gloria Swanson -- that he had learned from a pilot friend that a saucer had landed in the Hollywood Hills. Adding to the intrigue, a 'saucerite' had been spotted jerking instruments from the cockpit. The Los Angeles Times provided further detail in its January 25, 1957, edition, in the story which accompanied the picture...

Balzer took Miss Swanson to the scene and there, indeed, was the saucer pancaked in a shallow hole.

Covered with a tarp which Balzer pulled aside, the disk was made of aluminum, with fluorescent tubing along portions of its outer rim. There was no opening. A center cockpit was upholstered in coral leatherette and two electric cords dangled down toward wooden flooring.

Protruding into the muddy hole from the base of the craft was a tricycle landing gear arrangement with three doughnutlike wheels.

Balzer and the actress remained at the scene just long enough for him to take pictures of Miss Swanson with the saucer, then returned to Hollywood where he called The Times.

Based on the materials used, Balzer said he suspected it was not 'from outer space', but 'a military development of some kind'. Balzer added that he had been told it had 'knocked down a lamp post when it landed'.

As it turned out, a homeowner adjoining the property revealed it was 'a movie prop for a small outfit making a documentary'.

2017 is the 70th anniversary of the arrival of flying saucers on the American -- and world -- scene.



This week at Saturday Night Uforia:
In the News '48In The News 1948

PART NINE -- In the annals of flying saucer lore, it was a year of doldrums punctuated by short, sharp shocks -- framed by a technological revolution which would transform the world.

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Death of Captain MantellThe Death of Captain Mantell

PART ONE -- An intricate examination of the details behind the story of a twenty-five year old fighter pilot who died while in pursuit of an unknown flying object -- and the controversy which still swirls today.

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In the News '48In The News 1948

PART NINE -- In the annals of flying saucer lore, it was a year of doldrums punctuated by short, sharp shocks -- framed by a technological revolution which would transform the world.


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In the News '48In The News 1948

PART TEN -- In the annals of flying saucer lore, it was a year of doldrums punctuated by short, sharp shocks -- framed by a technological revolution which would transform the world.


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Death of Captain MantellThe Death of Captain Mantell

PART TWO -- An intricate examination of the details behind the story of a twenty-five year old fighter pilot who died while in pursuit of an unknown flying object -- and the controversy which still swirls today.


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PART THREE -- An intricate examination of the details behind the story of a twenty-five year old fighter pilot who died while in pursuit of an unknown flying object -- and the controversy which still swirls today.


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In the News '48In The News 1948

PART ELEVEN -- In the annals of flying saucer lore, it was a year of doldrums punctuated by short, sharp shocks -- framed by a technological revolution which would transform the world.


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In the News '48In The News 1948

PART TWELVE -- In the annals of flying saucer lore, it was a year of doldrums punctuated by short, sharp shocks -- framed by a technological revolution which would transform the world.






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