The Saucer Life: America’s Profound, Strange, and Amusing Relationship with UFOs
June 15, 2019, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pontiac Public Library
Arts & Culture, Educational, Family Friendly, Teen
From Roswell to the Upper Peninsula and from Project Blue Book to encounters with peace-loving folks from Venus, the American public and the American media have been fascinated with the possibility that beings from other planets have been in contact with us, especially here in Michigan. This presentation explores the history of American hopes and fears about alien visitation and how these reflect the ways in which American culture and society have changed over the last seventy years.
Aaron Gulyas is a historian and writer from Flint, Michigan, whose books include Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist, The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television, and Conspiracy Theories. He hosts The Saucer Life, a podcast of flying saucer history and lore and can be found on twitter at @saucerlife, and on the web at saucerlife.com.