Monday, June 25, 2007

NICAP's "The Year of the UFO" (December)

So at last, an ending of sorts as we offer the final monthly calendar from the 1972 NICAP series, "The Year of the UFO." I could mention a number of important events highlighted this month, but I'll leave the research up to you, the reader, as you click the page for a larger image -- and, by all means, go to the NICAP link and visit the NICAP site search engine for specific details of major incidents. Oh, there is one little thing to add today. . .

December, as shown, also marks the month in 1960 when the Brookings Institution "think tank" released a report intended to explore the consequences, when and if we earth folk meet extraterrestrials for the first time. Curiously, the report claims it will be the scientists, not the common man or woman on the street, who may be affected most adversely. Or, to quote a familiar line from a motion picture, if you're a scientist pretty much set in your ways, engrossed in the dictates of your field with little choice to deviate from that which you've always believed is rock-solid, Brookings apparently says: You can't handle the truth. Who would have thought?