The New Yorker's Credulous Article on Pentagon UFOs – Part 2

(Continued from Part 1.)Having given us a crash course in UFO history,  author Lewis-Kraus returns to his Hagiography of Leslie Kean: Once it was clear that U.F.O.s were going to be her life’s work, Kean resolved to ally herself with the research tradition that Hynek had pioneered. Ufologists liked to dwell on certain historic encounters, like Roswell, where any solid evidence that might once have existed had become hopelessly entangled with mythology. Kean chose to focus on “the really good cases” that had been reported since the close of Blue Book, including those that involved professional observers, such as pilots, and ideally multiple witnesses; those that had been substantiated with photos or radar tracks; and especially those in which experts had eliminated other interpretations. The first such “really good” case mentioned is the famous Rendlesham case in Suffolk, UK, December 1980  (which the late James Moseley always referred to as “Rendle-sham”). The details of the incident as it is described in Kean’s book are sensational, to say the least. Another witness, Sergeant James Penniston, said that he got close enough to a silent triangular craft to feel its electric charge and to note the hieroglyphic-like designs etched into its surface.The claims…

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The New Yorker’s Credulous Article on Pentagon UFOs – Part 2

Updated: May 10, 2021 — 10:28 pm