One of my Forum members has mentioned a book that was written by Agnew Bahnson
" The Stars Are Too High"
which lead to this conversation. Anyone here want to add to what is being said?
I have been told by someone who has been in touch with a friend of Mr. Bahnsons that the book describes much of what was the absolute truth, cloaked in fiction. I hope that they will speak up here on this forum and say more?
I read it a long time ago and know that I have the paperback here somewhere and I really do need to read it again. Its falling apart. I need to find a better copy.
Funny that you would mention the book. As I recall Bahnson called the ship " The Argonaut" which is exactly what Dad called the little silver model that I was so fascinated with when I was a kid. I was seven and we were in California after leaving the Islands.( 1952) I discovered this shiney little model of a flying saucer and was so taken with it I was carefully playing with it.... making it bank and hover..... he caught me doing that... and basically took it away from me.... but not before making the comment...." It doesn't " bank" sweetie... it stays stable. Its not like a plane.
I think that its strange that you just mentioned that because I just had a picture of that model in my hand... selecting the pictures that are to go in the rewrite of our book.....and he showed me how it would fly... just popping from one spot to the next.
When Dad took it away from me he called it the " Most expensive paperweight in the world!"
Of course now it makes more sense to me.... if the saucers ( when they were operating properly) didn't bank..... then if they " wobbled" then something was wrong.....
Five years after this experience with the model ( which would be called the " Adamski Scout Ship" now).... Dad handed me a bunch of NICAP reports and asked me to filter out the ones that " wobbled"."Those are ours "he had said.
. Dad called his little silver model " The Argonaut" because I asked him what its name was, so why then did Bahnson name his ship " The Argonaut?"
Pieces coming together.
Linda Brown "