1985

  • 1985.0000 Shirley McIver's thesis

     

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    Shirley McIver's thesis
    Dissertation: McIver, Shirley “The UFO Movement: A Sociological Study of UFO Groups”, Ph.D. Thesis in Sociology (1985), University of York, 232 pages.

     

     

     

  • 1985.0000 Slater's testing of abductees

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    During 1985, the Fund for UFO Research (“FUFOR”) publishes a report on psychological testing of alleged abductees. The tests had been performed by Dr Elizabeth Slater and were detailed in her report entitled “Conclusions on Nine Psychologicals”, submitted in June 1983.

     

     

     

  • 1985.0105 Project Hessdalen report

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    On 5 January 1985, Project Hessdalen's final technical report was produced.

     

     

     

  • 1985.0600 BUFORA code of practice

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    During June 1985, BUFORA published a “code of practice” for UFO investigators.

     

     

     

  • 1985.0917 Louis Farrakhan encounter

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    On 17 September 1985, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, claims to have visited an alien mother ship

     

     

     

  • 1985.0929 Project META begins

     

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    Project META begins
    On 29 September 1985, the Project META(the “Megachannel ExtraTerrestrial Assay”) all-sky SETI search begins. Conducted by the Harvard SETI group until 1994.

     

     

     

  • 1985.1204 Ronald Reagan on aliens

     

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    On 4 December 1985, in remarks to the students and faculty of Fallston High School (in Maryland), President Ronald Reagan referred to a discussion with General Secretary Gorbachev in which President Reagan commented on the possible impact on politics if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet.

     

     

     

     

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