Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spanish Interview

For those fluent in Spanish, researcher Alan Brain has just posted an interview with me on his Web site.  Some pertains to the movie, and the rest is a discussion about the status of UFO research in general.  The visuals are great and I did a double-take when I found my photo and name time-warped onto a "UFO" lobby card image!  Thanks to Alan for providing Spanish-speaking people a window into UFO history from this American researcher's perspective, and I am humbled by his efforts.  The link is here:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

An Unfamiliar Face with a Familiar Name

This little photo (bordered here in yelllow)) has made the rounds for years and is said to show, from left to right, Dewey Fournet, Al Chop and Edward Ruppelt.  Trouble is, the man on the left is not Fournet.  I've never seen a larger, better quality print of this picture, so in the past I just assumed the accompanying photo captions were correct and posted it as is.

But thanks to the continuing eagle-eye research of Barry Greenwood, we now learn that the man striking a pose on the left is actually "U.F.O." screenwriter Francis Martin, and a comparison to a photo of Martin from 1937, shown here, appears to confirm this.

(Promotional photo of Francis Martin courtesy of Paramount Pictures, 1937, per B. Greenwood)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Spanish Language Web Site Features Movie Info

Thanks to Alan Brain for alerting me to his Spanish-language Web pages regarding UFOs and -- particularly -- his interest in informing Spanish-speaking people about the 1956 movie.  That page may be accessed here: