Peering Into The Unknown: UFO-related articles from the Post.

The Sky is Haunted

by Wesley Price

from the March 6, 1948 issue

The Post was reporting on the UFO phenomenon from its earliest years. This brief 1948 article tells of a radar operator in Northern California who keeps seeing unidentified aircraft, or Gizmos, as he calls them, on his screen.

What You Can Believe About Flying Saucers

by Sidney Shalett

from the April 30 & May 7, 1949 issues

In 1949, Sidney Shalett gave a fairly open-minded report on UFO, debunking some sighting while admitting that others — some reported by senior Air Force personnel —  couldn’t be dismissed.

Are Flying Saucers Real?

by J. Allen Hynek

from the December 17, 1966 issue

Allen Haynek was uniquely qualified to report on the subject of UFOs; he had been studying them for 20 years when he put some of his findings in this 1966 article.

What Ever Happened to Flying Saucers

by Arthur C. Clarke

from the June 1, 1971 issue

Arthur C. Clarke was one of the premier science fiction writers in the 1960s and ‘70s. He also wrote extensively on science. Here he observes a dynamic that is somewhat similar to today: public interest in UFOs seems to have fallen off while experts are stepping up their investigations