The Saucer Life: America’s Profound, Strange, and Amusing Relationship with Unidentified Flying Objects

Date:
Monday, 07/22/2019
Time: 7:00 pm

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From Roswell to Area 51, and from Project Blue Book to encounters with peace-loving folks from Venus, the American public and the American media have been fascinated with the possibility that beings from other planets have been in contact with us. This presentation explores the history of American hopes and fears about alien visitation and the ways that these things reflect the ways in which American culture and society have changed over the last seventy years. This program will include the Dexter and Hillsdale UFO events of 1966 and some contemporary audio clips of news reports of the sightings.

Aaron Gulyas is an Associate Professor of History at Mott Community College, a writer and historian whose books have ranged from historical studies of conspiracy culture to guides for using film in the history classroom. He is the host of The Saucer Life, a weekly podcast covering UFO history, at saucerlife.com.  Register at the Adult Service Desk or call 734-426-4477.

This program is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program: “A Universe of Stories”.  Registration in the Adult Summer Reading Program is NOT required to attend this event.  All are welcome.


7:00 PM 7:00 PM America/Detroit The Saucer Life: America’s Profound, Strange, and Amusing Relationship with Unidentified Flying Objects

From Roswell to Area 51, and from Project Blue Book to encounters with peace-loving folks from Venus, the American public and the American media have been fascinated with the possibility that beings from other planets have been in contact with us. This presentation explores the history of American hopes and fears about alien visitation and […]

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