Anthology Files: Episode 1, Flying Saucers Are Real!
EP 1: FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL!
Released Sep 30, 2016
In 1961 Betty and Barney Hill were abducted by aliens in rural New Hampshire. Their abduction was widely reported, and a paranoid United States unknowingly participated in the western world’s first and most spectacular meme…
This episode is an exploration of the speed of rumor, perceptions of nuclear war and fiction presented as fact: A celebration of UFOs and the lens flares of the media that celebrate them. This episode is the audio companion to “Flying Saucers Are Real”: a remarkable catalogue of the Jack Womack UFO library and a history of one of the 20th century’s most pervasive subcultures.