Sunday, June 22, 2008
Look to the skies, guys!
This week commemorates the 61st anniversary of the first sighting of flying saucers! Kenneth Arnold was in his private plane over the Cascade Mountains in Washington State on June 24, 1947 when he saw a formation of crescent-shaped flying craft. He reported it, newspapers picked it up, and flying saucers were suddenly real big news.
This week we'll be showing some pop culture items, mostly comic book stories, about flying saucers. But first up, here's an article on the 1956 movie, Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers, animated by the great Ray Harryhausen, from Spacemen Magazine #4.