1982

  • 1982.0000 Abductions and Birth Trauma

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    During 1982, Alvin Lawson publishes an article entitled “A Testable Hypothesis For The Origin of Fallacious Abductions Reports: Birth Trauma Imagery In CEIII Narratives”.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 Bullard's thesis

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    Bullard, Dr. Thomas Eddie “Mysteries in the Eye of the Beholder: UFOs and their Correlates as a Folkloric Theme Past and Present: UFOs and Their Correleates as a Folkloric theme Past and Present”, Ph.D Thesis, 1982, Indiana University, 608 pages.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 Evolution of Troodon dinsosaur

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    During 1982, paleontologist Dale Russell writes an article exploring the hypothetical evolution of the dinsosaur Troodon (also known as Stenonychosaurus Inequalis).

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 Gallup religion poll

     

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    Gallup religion poll
    During 1982, a Gallup poll on religion features the question “Do you believe there is human life on other planets?”.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 IAU Bioastronomy commission

     

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    IAU Bioastronomy commission
    During 1982, the International Astronomical Union (“IAU”) establishes a special commission named IAU Commission 51 – Bioastronomy.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 Movie “E.T.”

     

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    “E.T.”
    The movieE.T.: the Extraterrestrial” (1982) was directed by Steven Spielberg.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 Movie “The Thing”

     

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    “The Thing”
    The movieThe Thing” was a remake, directed by John Carpenter, of “The Thing from Another World” (1951).

     

     

     

  • 1982.0000 SETI petition in Science

     

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    SETI petition in Science
    During 1982, Carl Sagan publishes a petition of scientists favouring an international SETI in the journal Science, stating “We are unanimous in our conviction that the only significant test of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence is an experimental one. No a priori arguments on this subject can be compelling or should be used as a substitute for an observational program”.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0300 “Suitcase SETI”

     

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    “Suitcase SETI”
    During March 1982, “Suitcase SETI” connected to the radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, having been developed by Harvard physicist Paul Horowitz in 1981-1982.

     

     

     

  • 1982.0308 CAUS FOIA appeal dismissed

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    On 8 March 1982, an appeal of a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) lawsuit by Citizens Against UFO Security (“CAUS”) against the National Security Agency (“N.S.A.”, “NSA”) was dismissed by the US Supreme Court.

     

     

     

  • 1982.1001 SETI funding reinstated

     

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    SETI funding reinstated
    On 1 October 1982, Congress approved a budget line which reinstated funding of NASA’s attempts to detect extraterrestrial radio signals.

     

     

     

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