John Otto

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John Otto
Occupation(s) Patent development engineer
Nationality American
Affiliations Chicago Rocket Society

John Otto was an American engineer and saucerian, noted for various efforts to communicate with alien intelligences using both conventional radio and a "light beam" apparatus he designed.

Selected Bibliography

(Otto also served as a staff editor on the Chicago Rocket Society's Journal of Space Flight from the mid-1950s.)


  • Miller, Max B. (1957), "Space Communication and Detection", Flying Saucers, Fact or Fiction?, Los Angeles, Calif.: Trend Books, p. 41-47  — details about Otto's devices for extraterrestrial communications, including schematics for "light beam" transmitter and receivers, from articles in Miller's Saucers magazine.

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