Re: UFOnet: Fwd = Close Encounter With Jerry Black
>All three are connected.
> There in the thin desert air, as confused reports were confirmed and
> then abruptly denied, the study of UFOs, or ufology, was born.
> Whatever really happened at Roswell in 1947, the incident and the
> uncertainty surrounding it still serve as a backdrop to our perception
> of 1940s American culture; that same year the House Un-American
> Activities Committee convened to blacklist suspected Communists, the
> CIA was formed, and the Cold War began in earnest. As a result,
> government secrecy, conspiracy theories and ufology also were
> conceived; and over 50 years later, all three continue to thrive.