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Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 385440, 2001 0892-3310/01 2001 Society for Scientific Exploration
 

Summary: Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 385440, 2001 0892-3310/01
2001 Society for Scientific Exploration
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BOOK REVIEWS
The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence by Peter A.
Sturrock. New York: Warner Books, 1999. 404 pp. $23.95. ISBN 0-446-
52565-0.
Are UFOs real? What a silly question that is! UFOs are at least as real as
unicorns, and maybe as real as protons. (Now, don't ask me whether protons
are real!) Everyone knows what a unicorn is, but as far as I know--which isn't
very far--even in our Society there are no claims that there are, or even were,
actually existing unicorns anywhere. But UFOs are another story; there is no
question at all that they are real. Unidentified Flying Objects. They are deeply
ingrained in the common culture, and images of their supposed occupants are
everywhere. Indeed, Unidentified Flying Objects have been companions of
humans for probably as long as dogs. Phil Klass makes money off of them! It
doesn't get more real than that.
But are they visitors from extraterrestrial civilizations? That is another
question. And it is a question like no other! It is a question that has intrigued
me since I was a graduate student at Princeton in the 1960s. What appealed to

  

Source: Henry, Richard C.- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

 

Collections: Physics