From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:28:18 -0500 Archived: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 07:07:51 -0500 Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton >From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:41:04 +0000 >Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton >Regardless of Creighton's idiosyncrasies, the back issue >collection of FSR is a worthwhile investment for serious >ufologists. They provide not only some contemporaneous details >of historic cases, but an insight into the state of ufology over >the decades and the personalities involved. An excellent point. From this now-distant vantage, it's easy to overlook the reality that FSR was not _all_ Creighton. Its golden age fell in the years of Waveney Girvan and his successor Charles Bowen. Encouraged by Bowen, a young, brash Jerome Clark started to publish his research and ruminations. Some of the articles I chalk up to youthful excess (that is, when I'm not cringing at the thought), but everybody's got to start somewhere. In the best of that early stuff, I chronicled my work on the 1897 airship wave, about which little was known at the time. Besides the basic editorial skills of its staff, FSR's strength lay in its international outlook. In those days Creighton contributed what he was best at -- well educated, he had a talent for translation -- and made available a great deal of material, everything from articles to newspaper clippings, in non-English languages. Regular contributors to FSR included some of the period's major figures. In its time FSR was the essential UFO periodical. Jerry Clark Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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