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Flying Saucers (magazine)

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Flying Saucers
Editor Ray Palmer
with Gray Barker, August C. Roberts, Gene Duplantier
Publisher Palmer Publications
First issue June 1957
Final issue June 1976
Preceded by Other Worlds Science Stories
Country United States
Language English

Flying Saucers (a.k.a. Flying Saucers from Other Worlds, Flying Saucers: The Magazine of Space Conquest, Flying Saucers: Mysteries of the Space Age) is a 94-issue magazine that was originally published by Ray Palmer from June 1957 (as Flying Saucers from Other Worlds, a continuation of Other Worlds Science Stories) through June 1976, the title being dedicated to UFOs, but also featuring materials on adjacent topics, including the Hollow Earth, the Shaver Mystery, and so on.

Issues

Flying Saucers from Other Worlds (1957-1958)

FS No. OW No. Month Year Notes
FS-1 23 June 1957 Cover stories: "Flying Saucer Pilgrimage (Bryant and Helen Reeves) • Elizabeth Klarer’s Flying Saucer • Saucer Over Paris • Sightings by Scientists • The Man Who Started It All"
24 July 1957 Cover stories: Quest of Brail (Richard S. Shaver); The De Tatum Effect (Robert Moore Williams)
FS-2 25 August 1957 Cover stories: "Official U.F.O. Reports: ALL STORIES TRUE • IS U.S. EXPECTING INVADERS FROM SPACE?"
26 October 1957 Cover stories: Blacksheep's Angel (Alexander Blade); Golfim (William Gray); The Heart's Long Wait (Charles L. Fontenay); In the Year 2001 (Allen Glasser)
FS-3 27 November 1957 Cover stories: "Official U.F.O. Reports: ALL STORIES TRUE • ‘SHOOT TO KILL’ AIR FORCE ORDERS? • SAUCERS ON IGY LIST?"
FS-4 28 February 1958 Cover stories: "Official U.F.O. Reports: ALL STORIES TRUE • IS RUSSIA TRAINING PILOTS FOR SPACE? • THE CASE OF THE RADIOACTIVE U.F.O. • ‘UNKNOWN FORCES ACT ON SPUTNIK’ -- SCIENTISTS • MYSTERY OF THE LEVELLAND, TEXAS SAUCERS"

Flying Saucers: The Magazine of Space Conquest (1958-1961)

FS No. OW No. Month Year Notes
FS-5 29 May 1958 Cover stories: "WHY DID TV SAUCER DOCUMENTARY AVOID TRUTH? --- NO WITNESSES ALLOWED • Beginning In This Issue: KENNETH ARNOLD’S out-of-print book The COMING of the SAUCERS • AIRLINE PILOTS BANNED FROM TELLING U.F.O. FACTS • THE HOLLY RIVER SIGHTING • SAUCERS IN THE WEE HOURS, The story of WOR Radio’s FABULOUS ‘LONG JOHN’ PARTY LINE • TRUE U.F.O. REPORTS • SATELLITES FORCING NEW ‘SPACE’ THEORIES"
FS-6 30 July-August 1958 Cover stories: “HAS MAN CONQUERED GRAVITY? • ‘CHASING THE FLYING SAUCERS’ with GRAY BARKER • DOES MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL COME FROM RUSSIAN MOON ROCKET? • ARE ‘CONTACT GROUP’ SIGHTINGS METAPHYSICAL?”
FS-7 31 October 1958 Cover stories: “THIS PHOTO IS POSITIVE PROOF FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL! Simultaneously Seen By Four Sabre Jet Pilots Over Canada – Two Color Photos Taken By R. J. Childerhose • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF UFO SECRET — by Coral E. Lorenzen • LATEST UFO NEWS — SIGHTINGS — FACT ARTICLES”
FS-8 32 December 1958 Cover stories: “DO SAUCERS SPUR YOUTH SCIENCE PROGRAM? • RUPPELT’S DELIBERATELY CONFUSING BOOK • EDITOR SIGHTS 200-FT. U.F.O. • THE REALITY OF THE LITTLE MEN • HOSTILE SAUCERS”
FS-9 33 February 1959 Cover stories: “SPACE PORTS --- SPACE SHIPS --- AND THE PEOPLE THEY VISIT • GIANT RUSSIAN RECONNAISANCE SATELLITE ALOFT • The Case For NON-HUMAN SPACE PEOPLE • U.S.S.R. – HOW FAR AHEAD?”
FS-10 34 May 1959 Cover stories: “THERE’S INTELLIGENT LIFE ON THE MOON! Here’s The Real Reason We Want To Televise The Moon From An Orbiting Rocket – Astronomer’s Know Luna’s Not Dead! • IS SIAM A SECRET BASE FOR SAUCERS? By Ron Ormand • THE FITZGERALD INVESTIGATION, Fantastic Army Saucer Blunder, By Coral E. Lorenzen • A SAUCER, TWO MEN, AND ‘LITTLE CREATURES’”
FS-11 35 July 1959 Cover stories: “FLYING SAUCER PHOTOGRAPHED AT SEA – Photos Taken by Radio Officer T. Fogl and witnessed by ship’s captain, other officers, and members of the crew. • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ‘ORION BELT’ SIGHTING – Airline pilots angered over slurs, misstatements, Air Force snafu in American Airlines’ Captain Killian sighting. Complete uncensored report in this issue. • CHARLES FORT AND THE UFO – Some amazing calculations that link 19th Century sightings with today – purporting to indicate both are planned by other planet people.”
FS-12 36 October 1959 Cover stories: “The RED BUD, ILLINOIS PHOTO • MARS’ MOONS ARTIFICIAL! • Superman – DOES HE REALLY EXIST? • THE KEARNEY INCIDENT”
FS-13 37 December 1959 Cover stories: “ADMIRAL BYRD’S WEIRD FLIGHT INTO AN UNKNOWN LAND! • COLUMBUS WAS WRONG – THE EARTH ISN’T ROUND! • POLAR EXPLORATION PROVES SAUCERS FROM THIS EARTH!”
FS-14 38 February 1960 Cover stories: “U.F.O. PHOTOGRAPHED OVER POLAND By Dr. Stanislaw Kowalczewski • IS THE EARTH DOUGHNUT SHAPED? • MORE ABOUT POLAR MYSTERY AREA • BRAZILIAN TOP SECRET SAUCER REPORT UNVEILED • CONGRESSIONAL U.F.O. INQUIRY DEMANDED”
FS-15 39 June 1960 Cover stories: “How Atlas’ Camera Lies To Us! - Pictures Purporting to show curvature of earth prove illusory • RUSSIAN HEROES – OR SACRIFICIAL VICTIMS? • THE MYSTERY SATELLITE SNAFU • SAUCERS SERIOUS BUSINESS – Air Force • UFOs – FROM THE CRITIC’S CORNER”
FS-16 40 August 1960 Cover stories: “The HANOVER ‘BALLOON’ – Did Flying Saucers ‘Watch’ The Wallops Island Firings? • The POLAR MYSTERY AREA – WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT IT! • AIR FORCE RIGHT ON KILLIAN ‘SAUCER’? • NATILUS FINDS GYROCOMPASS USELESS AT POLE!”
FS-17 41 November 1960 Cover stories: “SPANISH U.F.O. STILL UNIDENTIFIED • WHY DO POLAR ROCKETS GET LOST? A mystery that is costing the U.S. taxpayer uncounted millions! • EARTH’S ‘CENTER OF GRAVITY’ – UP OR DOWN? Did U.S. - French governments bottle up baffling discovery? • 1896 SKY SHOW – Sensation of a century!”
FS-18 42 February 1961 Cover stories: “SAUCERS NOW PROVED! Both Brazil Navy and Brazil Congress Report POSITIVE PROOF! Photos taken at Island of Trindade aboard IGY ship • ‘BYRD DID MAKE NORTH POLE FLIGHT IN FEB. ‘47!’ – Giannini • ‘THE FLYING SAUCERS ARE HOSTILE’ – George D. Fawcett
FS-19 May 1961 Cover stories: “SCIENTIST SEES GIANT SPACE SHIP COME INTO ORBIT • U.S. Airman Reports Big Saucer • MOON CLOSER THAN WE THINK? • THE ‘APRO’ STORY By Frank Patton

Flying Saucers: Mysteries of the Space Age (1961-1976)

FS No. Month Year Notes
FS-20 July 1961 Cover stories: “WASHINGTON ON: HOW FAR THE MOON? • Merry-Go-Round Of Confusion By Richard Ogden • MORE PHOTOS FROM BRAZIL • PREACHER – WHAT ABOUT U.F.O.s? By Dr. Frank E. Stranges
FS-21 September 1961 Cover stories: “NICAP: NATIONAL NON-INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON AERIAL PHENOMENA”
FS-22 November 1961 Cover stories: “FLYING SAUCERS – From Under the Sea? • SAUCERS FROM PORTLAND •SAUCER OVER OUR CAROB TREE”
FS-23 January 1962 Cover stories: “WHAT WILL WE SEE IN SPACE? • RELIGION And The UFO”
FS-24 March 1962 Cover stories: “FLYING SAUCER FEVER GRIPS JAPAN • THE NORTH POLE – RUSSIAN STYLE – MORE EVIDENCE OF UNKNOWN LANDS IN THE ARCTIC”
FS-25 May 1962 Cover stories: “THE SOVIET UNKNOWN’S ‘LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS’ RESEARCH SPREE • MOON DUST – THE STUFF ASTRONOMERS’ DREAMS ARE MADE OF • A LITTLE MONKEY SHALL LEAD THEM”
FS-26 July 1962 Cover stories: “SAUCERS AND HYPNOSIS • OFF ON A COMET”
FS-27 September 1962 Cover stories; “THE LUNIK III REPORT • DID RUSSIANS CAPTURE GERMAN FLYING SAUCER?”
FS-28 November 1962 Cover stories: “Top Fact Articles By Leading Writers • FIREFLIES and FLYING SAUCERS – Kenneth Arnold • JOHNNY SUE’S SAUCER SYMBOL – Will Carson • ANTARCTIC RESEARCH – Petroff Cormanski • THE INNER EARTH THEORY – Peter Kor
FS-29 January 1963 Cover stories: “Mysteries of the Space Age”
FS-30 May 1963 Cover stories: “MENTAL HAZARDS OF SPACE TRAVEL • THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SAUCER SAGA • TELEPHONE CALL FROM MARS? • CHASING THE FLYING SAUCERS”
FS-31 July 1963 Cover stories: “DID FLYING SAUCER SHOOT DOWN 8-2 PILOT GARY POWERS? • ARE FLYING SAUCERS ONE GOAL OF SPACE RESEARCH? • FLYING SAUCERS AND THE BIBLE • THE ETHICS OF SAUCER RESEARCH • SAUCERS IN ANCIENT TIMES”
FS-32 September 1963 Cover stories: “FLYING SAUCERS HAUNT PEKING • THE THRESHER DISASTER – RUSSIAN SUBMARINE OR U.U.O. • WHY DON’T ‘SPACE MEN’ CONTACT PRESIDENTS INSTEAD OF PEASANTS? • ARE SAUCERS STILL BEING SEEN?”
FS-33 November 1963 Cover stories: “WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT SPACE SAUCERS AND FIREBALLS • BEACONS IN SPACE • THE SWOFFORD UFO DETECTOR”
FS-34 January 1964 Cover stories: “A SCIENTIFIC EXAMINATION OF THE WORLD OF DONALD H. MENZEL • FLYING SAUCER BULL SESSION”
FS-35 April 1964 Cover stories: “VELIKOVSKI AND VENUS MARINER II PROVES HIM RIGHT! • 1963 – BIGGEST ‘FLAP’ OF ALL!”
FS-36 June 1964 Cover stories: “CLASSIC SAUCER PHOTO NO. 1 • HOW TO MAKE A MAGNETIC MOTOR FLYING SAUCER”
FS-37 August 1964 Cover stories: “CLASSIC SAUCER PHOTO NO. 2 • SAUCERS OVER THE BRITISH ISLES”
FS-38 October 1964 Cover stories: “ON MAN IN THE UNIVERSE • BEYOND THE MOON’S CURVATURE”
FS-39 December 1964 Cover stories: “U.F.O.s OVER ANCIENT ROME • SPACEMEN OF THE MIDDLE AGES”
FS-40 February 1965 Cover stories: “SPACE MAN OF THE FUTURE”
FS-41 April 1965 Cover stories: “A NEW LOOK AT UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS • THE HOLLOW EARTH HOAX”
FS-42 June 1965 Cover stories: “16 DAYS IN 1964 – This ‘under published’ flap may be news to you! • FLYING SAUCERS – CAN THEY BE IGNORED? • MORE SPOTS NEAR ARISTARCHUS • FLYING SAUCERS OFFER A CHOICE • UFO REPETITIONS • DO WE UNDERESTIMATE OUR VISITORS? • FLORIDA FLYING SAUCER”
FS-43 August 1965 Cover stories: “MARS, THE RED PLANET – Does It Too Have ‘Flying Saucers’?”
FS-44 October 1965 Cover stories: “SPACEMAN: HOW MODERN – REALLY?”
FS-45 January 1966 Cover stories: “U.F.O. Shrine in Japan”
FS-46 March 1966 Cover stories: “GEMINI 4 AND THAT 20TH ORBIT”
FS-47 June 1966 Cover stories: “REALM OF THE SAUCERS • UFOS OVER RUSSIA • LUNAR LIFE”
FS-48 August 1966 Cover stories: “1914 U.F.O. Photo Puzzles Experts • ONTARIO’S ‘SPRING FLOOD’ OF UFOs • WHAT MARINER IV SAW • SIGHTING PEAKS AND PLANETARY OPPOSITIONS • WHAT THE BRITISH PRESS REPORTS ON FLYING SAUCERS • 1965 --- A PHENOMENAL YEAR • MAGNETIC SPACE PROPULSION • The Golden Gate Sighting”
FS-49 October 1966 Cover stories: “NAVY CLAPS SAUCER SIGHTERS IN PSYCHIATRIC WARD? • DID UFO BRING DEATH? • UFO LANDINGS IN SOUTH AMERICA • HORNED UFO SIGHTED AT LAPORTE”
FS-50 December 1966 Cover stories: “ON THE TRAIL OF THE FLYING SAUCERS • LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS • MOON BASE PICTURE STORY”
FS-51 March 1967 Cover stories: “HOW THE EARTH LOOKS FROM A FLYING SAUCER • THE MAN FROM THE UNITED NATIONS DARK ROOM • FLYING SAUCERS – SUPERCONDUCTING WHIRLS OF PLASMS • Magnetic Motors – Power Systems of the Flying Saucers?”
FS-52 June 1967 Cover stories: “YOUTH WILL SHOW THE WAY • THE RED LIGHT ON THE MOON • UFO HUSH BLAMED ON CIA MEN • AN ACCOUNT OF THE MICHIGAN ACCIDENT • THE DAY THE FLYING SAUCERS CAME TO OKLAHOMA”
FS-53 August 1967 Cover stories: “THE CIA AND THE LITTLE GREEN MEN • ARE THERE HUMANOIDS IN SPACE? • THE CASE FOR THE MISSING PLANET • 1966 – THE YEAR OF ‘SAUCERS’ • UFOS AND SCORCHED SURFACES”
FS-54 October 1967 Cover stories: “MYTH, REALITY, AND FLYING SAUCERS • THE FLYING DISCS AND THE USSR • UFO OUTER SPACE ORIGIN POSSIBLE, SAYS EXPERT • AN AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN ASTRONOMER DISCUSS ALIEN LIFE”
FS-55 December 1967 Cover stories: “ASTEROID ICARUS – WHAT IF IT HIT THE EARTH? • SPACE-BORNE UFO DETECTORS • CONSISTANT PHENOMENA CONCERNING UFOS • HISTORY OF FLORIDA UFO ACTIVITY . . . SAUCERS EVERYWHERE!”
FS-56 February 1968 Cover stories: “THE STRANGE STORY OF SNIPPY • I WAS BURNED BY A UFO • WHAT DOES THE AIR FORCE REALLY KNOW ABOUT FLYING SAUCERS?”
FS-57 April 1968 Cover stories: “EXO-BIOLOGY AND THE UNIVERSE • THE ROOTS OF SKEPTICISM • THE LIBERTY SAUCERS • FLYING SAUCERS ‘EXPLOSIVE SITUATION’ FOR 1968”
FS-58 June 1968 Cover stories: “THE UFO COVER-UP AT LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE • SOLVING THE SECRET OF UFO PROPULSION • CURRENT UFO STATUS • THE PROBLEM OF THE UNIDENTIFIED FLYING SAUCERS”
FS-59 August 1968 Cover stories: “WHEN EARTHMEN BECOME THE ‘UFO’ OF OTHER PLANETS • UFOS – THE STATISTICAL PROBLEM”
FS-60 October 1968 Cover stories: “SIGNALS FROM OUTER SPACE • MAN KILLED BY DEATH RAY FROM FLYING SAUCER • LEGAL ASPECTS OF EXO-BIOLOGY • UFOS AND RADIO WAVES • WE MIGHT BENEFIT BY VISITORS • ARE SPACE VISITORS NUDISTS?”
FS-61 December 1968 Cover stories: “MYSTERY ON THE MOHAWK • SPACEMAN IN HISTORY • A ROUND UP ON THE BENDER MYSTERY”
FS-62 February 1969 Cover stories: “THE SPURIOUS ALLENDE LETTERS • UNUSUAL CRASHES • AN ANALYTIC EVALUATION OF INTERSTELLAR EXPLORATION”
FS-63 April 1969 Cover stories: “GRAVITY CONTROL – SECRET OF THE SAUCERS? • THE MYTH OF UFO ‘CENSORSHIP’ • VISITORS FROM OUTER SPACE”
FS-64 June 1969 Cover stories: “THE HILLS REVISITED • UFOS WITH OCCUPANTS • THE MARTIAN ASTEROID HYPOTHESIS”
FS-65 August 1969 Cover stories: “MACACA NEMESTRINA – Captain of the Scout Ship Bios • TRACKING THE ASTRONAUTS IN APOLLO 8 • 100 YEARS BEHIND IN THE SPACE RACE • SPACE KINGS OF ANCIENT ROME”
FS-66 October 1969 Cover stories: “UFO CRASHES • EXPOSED: THE MYTH OF UFO HOSTILITY”
FS-67 December 1969 Cover stories: “SPACECRAFT DOWN THE AGES • WHAT IN THE PREHISTORIC TIMES? • DAYTONIAN DISCOVERS A ‘HIDDEN PLANET’ • FURTHER ASPECTS OF THE HOSTILITY THEORY”
FS-68 March 1970 Cover stories: “SPACEMEN IN ANCIENT GREECE • A FOSSILIZED ALIEN SPACESHIP AND ITS OCCUPANTS • SAUCERS AND THE MISSING TOPSTONE”
FS-69 June 1970 Cover stories: “FIRST PHOTOS OF THE HOLE AT THE POLE! Satellites ESSA-3 and ESSA-7 Penetrate Cloud Cover! Mariners Also Photograph Martian Polar Opening!”
FS-70 September 1970 Cover stories: “SOUTH POLE PHOTOGRAPHED IN ENTIRETY! • A GENERATION OF UFOs • THE ABSENCE OF UFO ARTIFACTS • SPACE AGE MAY NEED ASTRO-THEOLOGY • RAIDERS BY THE SEA – UFOs OR UMMs?”
FS-71 December 1970 Cover stories: “ON THE TRAIL OF FLYING SAUCERS • MORE PHOTOS OF THE NORTH POLE • THE NERVA NUCLEAR ROCKET REACTOR • SOME CRITICAL NOTES ON THE CONDON REPORT”
FS-72 March 1971 Cover stories: “PROJECT DOOMSDAY: THE UFO • WHO OWNS THE MOON? • SPACEMEN IN THE ANCIENT WEST”
FS-73 June 1971 No cover story text.
FS-74 September 1971 Cover stories: “THE HIDDEN ASPECTS OF ALIEN VISITATION • THE ENIGMA OF M. K. JESSUP • LIFE BEYOND THE ASTEROID BELT”
FS-75 December 1971 No cover story text.
FS-76 March 1972 Cover stories: “UFONAUTS IN THE 1970s • EXPLORING SPACE WITH THE MIND • SPACE DRIVES AND UFOS”
FS-77 June 1972 No cover story text.
FS-78 September 1972 Cover stories: “UFO REPORTS FROM ORVILLE R. HARTLE • UFOs and AMERICA’S GEOGRAPHIC CENTER • FLYING SAUCERS THROUGHOUT GEOLOGIC RECORD”
FS-79 December 1972 No cover story text.
FS-80 Spring 1973 Cover stories: “THE SOCIOLOGY OF UFOLOGY • MOUNT AIRY’S OWN UFO ENIGMA PUZZLES MANY”
FS-81 Summer 1973 No cover story text.
FS-82 Fall 1973 Cover stories: “REPORT FROM ICUFON • PHANTOMS OF SPACE • THE RADICALIZATION OF DR. HYNEK • A LISTING OF SIGHTINGS, UFO NEWS 1973”
FS-83 Winter 1974 Cover stories: “UFO TRACKED BY TELESCOPE • ARMY HELICOPTER ENCOUNTERS UFO OVER OHIO”
FS-84 Spring 1974 Cover stories: “THE SECRET OF STONEHENGE – AN ANCIENT UFO? • TIME PROBES AND FLYING SAUCERS • UFO’s IN THE NEWS … 1974 REPORT”
FS-85 September 1974 No cover story text.
FS-86 December 1974 Cover stories: “THE NEWS MEDIA SAUCER COVERUP • SAUCERS ON THE LECTURE CIRCUIT (BIG MONEY – BIG BALONEY)”
FS-87 March 1975 Cover stories: “FLYING SAUCERS AND THE POLITICAL MIND • THE ‘PEOPLE’S’ U.F.O. CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS?”
FS-88 June 1975 Cover stories: “Space People – How Many Populated Planets? • Spacemen in the Middle Ages • Do Flying Saucers Exist?”
FS-89 September 1975 No cover story text.
FS-90 December 1975 No cover story text.
FS-91 Spring 1976 Cover stories; “UFOs – HAS TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT SECRECY HURT? • THE ZONE OF SILENCE • ARE THE 1950 TRENT PHOTOS AUTHENTIC? • ASTOUNDING ANALYSIS OF THE ‘LENS FLARE’ UFO • TRIP HOME LONGER THAN USUAL”
FS-92 June 1976 Cover stories: “THE MALEVOLENT CHARIOT OF THE SNYDE GOD – Richard S. Shaver • ENCOUNTER WITH A UFO – R. B. Leeming • ALIEN COINCIDENCE? - Hayden C. Hewes • UFOs AND THE YEAR 2000 – Kenneth L. Larson • A UFO RESCUES THE LEGIONS OF ROME – W. Raymond Drake • UFOs OVER RUSSIA AND HER SATELLITE COUNTRIES – Alex Saunders”