Figure 12 - uploaded by Pierre Lagrange
Content may be subject to copyright.
3 Caption from the first page of the East Oregonian issue of 25 June 1947, with the very first newspaper article on flying saucers.

3 Caption from the first page of the East Oregonian issue of 25 June 1947, with the very first newspaper article on flying saucers.

Source publication
Chapter
Full-text available
In 1947, ‘flying saucers’ emerged as a subject of public, and sometimes scientific, controversy (Figure 12.1). Since that time, a number of historians and sociologists have tried to understand the emergence of this phenomenon on the margins of science. This essay aims to raise questions about how social scientists have studied the subject.

Citations

Full-text available
Book
GERMAN: Waren die Götter Astronauten? Diese Position vertritt die Prä-Astronautik oder Paläo-SETI, eine grenzwissenschaftliche Laienforschung. Erich von Däniken ist auf diesem Gebiet der erfolgreichste Autor. Er behauptet, dass Außerirdische vor Urzeiten die Erde besucht und die Entwicklung der Menschheit beeinflusst haben. Sie seien als Götter verehrt worden, und Spuren ihres Wirkens fänden sich bis heute - würden aber von der Menschheit missverstanden. Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt die weltanschaulichen Grundannahmen, auf denen Dänikens Argumentation beruht. ENGLISH: Were our gods astronauts? That's what the para-scientific lay research often referred to as "ancient astronaut hypothesis" or "paleo-SETI" claims. Erich von Däniken is the most successful author on this topic. He is convinced that in prehistoric times extra-terrestrials visited Earth and influenced the history of humankind. Worshipped as gods, their traces could still be found today - but these traces are commonly misunderstood, says Däniken. This PhD thesis describes the worldview underlying Däniken's arguments. [Perspektiven der Anomalistik, Bd. 5] http://www.lit-verlag.de/isbn/3-643-13655-8