The Press: Flying-Saucer Men

Of all the flying-saucer stories that have landed in U.S. newspapers, the most fantastic was told by a Denver oilman named Silas M. Newton. Two years ago, he solemnly told a University of Denver science class that at least three saucers, carrying crews of tiny (30-inch) men, had landed in the U.S., that the Air Force had captured the crews and was hushing up the big story. Later, to support his tale, he cited "evidence" given by a mysterious scientist whom he called "Dr. Gee." The story told by Newton, a friend of Variety Columnist Frank Scully, got Scully started on...

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