UFOs, Fallout Shelters and the Immortal One, by Dave Barrows

There have been a number of recent sightings of UFOs. Such activity appears to occur in clusters. One of the more famous clusters occurred in the 1950s. The 1950s was a period of great uncertainty and tension. The UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) hysteria of the 1950s refers to a period when there was a surge in reports of sightings of unidentified flying objects and claims of encounters with extraterrestrial beings. This era saw a heightened public interest and concern regarding UFOs, with numerous individuals reporting sightings and an increased fascination with the possibility of alien visitation.

The UFO hysteria of the 1950s can be attributed to several factors:

  • Cold War and Nuclear Anxiety: The 1950s marked the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. The development of nuclear weapons and the potential threat of nuclear war created widespread anxiety. The idea of extraterrestrial life and the possibility of advanced alien technology piqued people's imaginations and offered a different perspective on the potential dangers and mysteries of the time.
  • Roswell Incident: In 1947, the reported crash of an unidentified object near Roswell, New Mexico, captured public attention. Initially described by the military as a "flying disc," the event sparked speculations of a government cover-up and fueled beliefs in extraterrestrial visitation.
  • Media Coverage and Pop Culture: Popular magazines, newspapers, and radio shows of the time often covered UFO sightings and encounters. Science fiction movies, books, and television shows, such as "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951) and "War of the Worlds" (1953), further fueled public interest and contributed to the UFO hysteria. Note: The Day the Earth Stood Still" is a classic science fiction film released in 1951. It was directed by Robert Wise and based on the 1940 short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates. The film explores themes of alien visitation and humanity's response to it. "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is considered a landmark film in science fiction cinema, praised for its thought-provoking storyline, social commentary, and special effects. It has become an enduring classic, often referenced, and remade in various forms over the years.
  • Contactee Movement: During the 1950s, a subculture of self-proclaimed "contactees" emerged, claiming to have had direct contact with extraterrestrial beings. These individuals would share stories of their encounters and provide accounts of messages from benevolent space beings, which gained attention and followers.

Is this a period of unusual tension? I do not think so. An interesting question worthy of discussion.


An integral part of this mass hysteria was the 1950s Fallout Shelter Phenomenon.

In the context of the 1950s, a fallout shelter referred to a designated space or structure that was designed to provide protection and safety to individuals in the event of a nuclear attack or radioactive fallout. The fear of nuclear war and the Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union prompted many people to seek ways to protect themselves and their families.

During this time, the U.S. government actively promoted the idea of constructing fallout shelters as a means of civil defense. The Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) and later the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization (OCDM) provided guidelines and recommendations for building and stocking fallout shelters.

Fallout shelters were typically located in basements, underground bunkers, or specially built structures. They were designed to shield occupants from the harmful effects of radiation, including gamma rays and radioactive particles, which could result from a nuclear explosion.

The shelters were constructed with materials that offered radiation shielding, such as reinforced concrete, lead, and thick layers of dirt or other absorbent materials. They were intended to provide a safe space for occupants to wait out the initial blast and subsequent fallout until it was safe to venture outside.

The provisions inside fallout shelters varied, but they often included basic supplies like food, water, medical kits, sanitation supplies, and communication equipment. Some shelters were also equipped with ventilation systems, radiation detection devices, and other survival necessities.

The popularity and construction of fallout shelters peaked in the 1950s and early 1960s, but the interest waned over time as the focus of civil defense efforts shifted. Today, while fallout shelters still exist, they are less common and are often associated with specialized applications or specific locations rather than being widespread in residential areas. There was an interesting philosophical discussion with respect to shelters. You and your family have achieved safety inside of your bunker. You are prepared to wait until the entire Mishigas has been completed. You are very friendly with your next-door neighbor. Your neighbors ask you to open the door and let them in. However, it is unlikely that you will have enough provisions and oxygen for that number of people. Discuss the ethical considerations.


Since the beginning of time, we have been blessed by the presence of the Immortal One: he who is-he who was-and he who will always be. There is no doubt in my mind that the Comte de Saint Germain is an alien The time may now be propitious for the Comte to identify himself and reshape the human condition.


Note: Tip of the Hat to Chat