1973

  • 1973.0000 Ball's “Zoo hypothesis”

     

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    Ball's “Zoo hypothesis”
    During 1973, the “Zoo hypothesis” was advanced by Professor John Ball.

     

     

     

  • 1973.0000 Crick on directed panspermia

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    During 1973, molecular biologists Francis Crick and Leslie Orgel wrote an article putting forward the idea that life might have been intentionally spread throughout space and seeded on the surface of other worlds by a guiding intelligence (commonly referred to as “directed panspermia”).

     

     

     

  • 1973.0000 Dissertation by Jacobs

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    Jacobs, Dr David M “The Controversy over Unidentified Flying Objects in America: l896-1973” Department of History, University of Wisconsin (1973).

     

     

     

  • 1973.0000 Dissertation by Schutz

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    Schutz, Dr Michael Kelly “Organizational Goals and Support-Seeking Behavior: A Comparative Study of Social Movement Organizations in the UFO (Flying Saucer) Field”, Sociology, Northwestern University (1973), 448 pages

     

     

     

  • 1973.0111 Peter Day film

     

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    Peter Day film
    On 11 January 1973, Peter Day claims to have filmed a UFO near Thame, south of Oxford, England. Object also reported by children at a local school.

     

     

     

  • 1973.0125 "New Scientist" ESP poll

     

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    "New Scientist" ESP poll
    On 25 January 1973, the British magazine New Scientist publishes an article by Christopher Evans indicating that 67 per cent of the readers that responded to a survey considered ESP to be an established fact or a likely possibility

     

     

     

  • 1973.0222 Maureen Puddy "abduction"

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    On 22 February 1973, Maureen Puddy reports having experienced an alleged abduction whilst sitting in a car on Mooraduc Road, Australia, in the presence of two UFO investigators.

    This incident is Case 78 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 38 of the books covered by that article.

     

  • 1973.0500 Judy Doraty sighting

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    During May 1973, Judy Doraty claims to see a calf taken into a UFO, near Houston.

     

     

     

  • 1973.0918 "Phantom helicopter" report

     

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    "Phantom helicopter" report
    On 18 September 1973, there was a report of a phantom helicopter at Harpur Hill, south-east of Buxton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England. One of a number of sightings of so-called “phantom helicopters” in the North of England in 1973-1974.

     

     

     

  • 1973.1011 Pascagoula abduction

     

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    On 11 October 1973, Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker claim to have been abducted by alien robots and taken aboard a saucer in Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA. Commonly referred to as “the Pascagoula abduction”.

     

    This incident is Case 9 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 142 of the books covered by that article.

    This incident featured in a list of cases produced by Greg Bishop as part of a survey by the Fortean Times in 2007 of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most.

     

  • 1973.1016 Russian SETI announcement

     

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    Russian SETI announcement
    On 16 October 1973, the Russian newspaper Tass reported that Professor Samuel Kaplan (director of the Radio Institute at Gorky) had announced a Russian radio wave program directed by Professor Vsevolod Sergeevich Troitskii had found a signal which Professor Troitski believed came from some extra-terrestrial point. The signal was later found to have come from an American Big Bird satellite.

     

     

  • 1973.1017 Falkville, Alabama photos

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    The Falkville, Alabamaencounterreport involving Police Chief Jeff Greenhaw occurred on 17 October 1973. Photographs were allegedly taken of a humanoid figure.

    This incident is Case 52 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 53 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

     

  • 1973.1017 Patty Price abduction

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    An alleged abduction involving Pat Roach (sometimes referred to by a pseudonym, “Patty Price”) and her children very early in the morning on 17 October 1973.

     

     

     

  • 1973.1018 Coyne helicopter incident

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    A UFO sighting by the crew of an Army Reserve helicopter (including Captain Lawrence Coyne) occurred during the night of 18th-19th October 1973 over the Mansfield, Ohio area whilst on route from Columbus to Cleveland. (Commonly referred to as “the Coyne helicopter sighting” or “the Mansfield incident”).

    This incident is Case 25 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to in 73 of the books covered by that article.

    The National Enquirer reported on 23 June 1974 that it was awarding the relevant helicopter crew $5,000 for supplying the most scientifically valuable UFO evidence in 1973, following the recommendations of the members of its “blue ribbon” panel of UFO experts.

    This incident featured in a list of the ten “best” case published by Ronald Story in his book “UFOs and the Limits of Science” (1981). 

     

  • 1973.1102 UFOs on Dick Cavett Show

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    On 2 November 1973, ABC’s “The Dick Cavett Show” features discussions of UFOs, featuring Charles Hickson, Carl Sagan, Laurence Coyne and others.

     

     

     

  • 1973.1128 Gallup Poll

     

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    Gallup Poll
    On 28 November 1973, a Gallup Poll includes questions on UFOs for the fourth time. 51% of respondents indicated they considered UFOs to be “real”, with 46% believing there is intelligent life on other planets.

     

     

     

  • 1973.1213 Vorilhon / Raelians encounter

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    On 13 December 1973, an alleged close encounter occurred involving Claude Vorilhon (former racing driver, leader of the Raelians) near Clermont Ferrand, France.

    This incident is Case 85 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article,  since it was referred to (and/or the Raelians were discussed) in 33 of the books covered by that article.

     

     

     

  • Webb, David “1973 – The Year of the Humanoid”


     

    Brief review to be added of David Webb's book “1973 – The Year of the Humanoid” (1974) (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK)

     

     

     

     

     

     

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