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Chapter Two

[i] Sam Moskowitz, Seekers of Tomorrow: Masters of Modern Science Fiction (New York: Ballantine, 1967), 119.

[ii] Greg Sadowski, ed., Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes: 1936-1941 (Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2009), 186.

[iii] Very technically, Superman is a landed alien, as the first issues had his spaceship landing.

[iv] Gerald Heard, The Riddle of the Flying Saucers: Is Another World Watching? (London: Carroll and Nicholson, 1950).

[v] John G. Fuller, Incident at Exeter, the Interrupted Journey: Two Landmark Investigations of UFO Encounters Together in One Volume (New York: MJF Books, n.d.), 258, 100-101, 231, 125, 257.


[vii] Fuller, Incident at Exeter, 144.

[viii] David J. Hufford, The Terror That Comes in the Night: An Experience-Centered Study of Supernatural Assault Traditions (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982); and "Awakening Paralyzed in the Presence of a Strange 'Visitor,'" in Alien Discussions: Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference held at MIT, Cambridge, MA, ed. Andrea Pritchard, David E. Pritchard, John E. Mack, Pam Kasey, and Claudia Yapp (Cambridge, MA: North Cambridge Press, 1994).

[ix] Christopher Partridge, ed., UFO Religions (London: Routledge, 2003).

[x] See Nick Redfern, Contactees: A History of Alien-Human Interaction (Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press, 2009).