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Re: Fidel Castro And UFOs

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 10:33:15 -0500
Archived: Tue, 08 May 2012 17:21:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Fidel Castro And UFOs

>From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 09:49:03 -0300
>Subject: Re: Fidel Castro And UFOs

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 08:29:22 0500
>>Subject: Re: Fidel Castro And UFOs

>>>From: A. J. Gevaerd  Revista UFO <aj.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 08:51:23 0300
>>>Subject: Fidel Castro And UFOs


>>The story is - obviously - interesting, but given how far
>>removed it is from the alleged source (Castro), not much more
>>than a rumor. I have met Jorge Martin (in England in 1996) and
>>found him congenial company, but I fear he's hung way too much
>>on this very slender thread.

>>Generally comparable stories have been attached to significant
>>political figures going back to Presidents Truman, Eisenhower,
>>and Nixon. They comprise an enduring branch of saucer folklore,
>>but no more, alas.

>That may be so, Jerry, and thanks for the comments.

>I thought, however, that the article posted here could bring up
>a few questions among Listers about how much Castro knew of the
>UFO Phenomena, if anything.

>Being close to the Russians in the Cold War, especially, he must
>have received some info about it. I have always been curious
>about it.

Yarns like this - ones linking national leaders to direct
observation of aliens or their remains - have circulated since
the early days of the UFO controversy. In 1955 Tom Comella,
publisher of an Ohio-based saucer newsletter, wrote that
President Truman, "his top aides and generals were supposed to
have attended" a meeting with ETs in Alaska in the middle of
1948. "The meeting was supposedly the first with the saucer
race... The earth members... could not understand some of the
space people's humble beliefs and actions."

While this story is long forgotten, its descendants have helped
fuel the UFO-centric view of postWorld War II history behind the
Disclosure movement and MJ-12. I guess it's Fidel Castro's
moment to shine in the spotlight of this evolving modern

Jerry Clark

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