Juste pour partager un article de Nigel Watson pour Magonia (en Anglais), illustrant les origines du mythe des crashes ou explosions en vol, corps aliens, épaves, métal mystérieux, voire écriture hiéroglyphique, pré-1900 (principalement vague d'Airships). Thématique du mythe contemporain des OVNI qui reviendra à la mode dans les années 50.
L'article présente de nombreux cas.
Merci à Zoamchomsky du signalement.
Down to Earth – UFO Investigation 1897 Style by Nigel Watson.These accounts show that ufological holy grails such as Rosweil are far from being a new phenomenon. In the context of the airship wave as a whole crash cases were generally treated as a joke, but we can see that ufologists were ready to absorb such cases as the Aurora crash into the body of ufological lore because of their similarity to modern-day cases. In the airship wave people did not expect their accounts of crashes to be believed, their motive was to ridicule and shock into rationality the believers of the airship myth. In terms of the flying saucer myth it has taken time for serious ufologists to wholeheartedly believe in crash cases and retrievals of bodies, but those who have swallowed this pill must beprepared to accept that it has probably been poisoned by their own gullibility and by the work of “liars” who are unconsciously carrying-on a great American tradition.