Posts tagged "david halperin"
The Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment

by David Halperin All were extraordinary, in ways that did hardly a speck of good for any of them. All came to bad ends. The myth they created fared better.

Gray Barker, the Men in Black, and North Carolina
Amendment One

By David Halperin You are David Halperin. It’s 1960, and you’re twelve going on thirteen, and although you’ve noticed for a while now that there are exciting differences between girls and boys, it’s only recently you’ve begun to grasp that this fact might have some relevance to you.  Your mother is sick with heart disease—slowly dying, though...

Outer Phenomenon and Inner Journey

A review of David Halperin's Journal of a UFO Investigator (Viking, 2011) By David Metcalfe Riddles chased mysteries, were chased by enigmas, around and around my brain. --from Journal of a UFO Investigator On June 24, 1947 the U.S. Air Force pilot Kenneth Arnold witnessed a series of angular, wedge shaped objects skipping like saucers across the sky near...

“The Myth is the Mystery”:
Reflections on Annie Jacobsen’s Area 51

by David Halperin 1. Why, folklorist Thomas Bullard has asked, are UFOs in this country “at once so popular and so despised?”  It’s a good question; the hubbub over Annie Jacobsen’s best-selling Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base is the latest demonstration of how good it is.  “Oh, I’ve got to...