UFO Conjectures

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A 1716 Illustration of a UFO?

Google's UFO alerts provided, in a link [http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/18th-century-book-cover-prove-8880692], a 1716 book cover that allegedly depicts a UFO.
The article (link) say this:

"The Latin text, a treatise on Mathematics by Johann Caspar Funck, features an illustration on its cover clearly depicting a UFO . The flying saucer is shown emerging from clouds ..."

Here's the full book cover:

Robbie Graham's Silver Screen Saucers

I finally got a copy, from Amazon, of Robbie Graham's book, Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood's UFO movies [White Crow Books, UK, 2015].

I won't review the book, as I wasn't asked to do so, but I will be offering a spate of postings here from the 337 pages of UFO accounts and how Hollywood (the movies and TV) have presented their versions of the UFO phenomenon.

Robbie Graham has compiled, virtually, every UFO account that has impacted UFO buffs and the public and shows how entertainment venues have presented the phenomenon to its audiences.

Robbie Graham has been at this for some time. and I've been following his erudite writing about UFOs and their movie/TV representations during much of that time, recently via Facebook, as a "friend" of his there.

The cover of the book refers to it as encyclopedic, and it surely is, containing all the UFO tales and attendant films (and TV shows) about them that have appeared over the years.

Robbie Graham is no hack. He is a superb, erudite, intelligent writer (an exception in UFO circles) and I can't recommend this book more highly.I'll share insights upcoming. Meanwhile I'm engrossed in the thing....engrossed.