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Nova: "The Case of the UFOs": Starting the Season Off Right!

By: 
Robert Sheaffer
Originally published in BASIS
Volume: 
1
Number: 
6
December 1982

We have all seen the sensationalized treatment that UFOs have received on TV, even from "responsible" news organizations, with their exciting but unsubstantiated claims of dramatic UFO encounters. A refreshing change was the season opener for NOVA (actually a production of the BBC) telecast on PBS stations October 12 and 13.

Space Aliens Infiltrate Bay Area

By: 
Robert Sheaffer
Originally published in BASIS
Volume: 
1
Number: 
3
August 1982

"Psychic" Maria McKensie revealed in an interview with "The Examiner" (the national supermarket tabloid, not the local paper) that space aliens disguised as humans are roaming the streets of San Francisco! "I discovered them two years ago", she says, "but I didn't reveal their presence then because I was afraid it would start a panic." Looking out her office window in San Francisco's financial district, she reportedly became aware of people walking strangely -- as if they weren't fully adjusted to earth's gravity.

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