There arose in the mid-20th century a popular myth of strange visitation and miraculous technology. Now that it’s almost completely a thing of the past, what did it all mean? … alien scientists, supernatural influences, natural forces, or simply a modern myth fed by subconscious need and the suspension of disbelief? Was it all just a curious outgrowth of mysticism, paranoia, and simple human error?
When it held sway with the public imagination, the UFO phenomenon sparked far-reaching speculation on a wide range of issues as diverse as folklore and quantum mechanics, spiritual enlightenment and the limits of science, disinformation and our various penchants for self-deception.
This book covers every popular interpretation, including that of the skeptics, focusing on the mythical, metaphysical and scientific principles implicated in the wide diversity of related belief systems.
Can zero-point energy be tapped for propulsion or the generation of electricity? Did Nikola Tesla or other mavericks of fringe science (or black projects by the US government) already discover how?
Are wormholes, warp drives and anti-gravity really possible, or just convenient plot devices in science fiction?
This book examines all of these questions and much more!