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“It's Venus”, declared dr. J. Allen Hynek

Filip Graliński

I’m midway through The Close Encounters Man. How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs by Mark O’Connell, a biography of J. Allen Hynek, a prominent astronomer and… ufologist. This is not a review (though the book starts with the best first paragraph I’ve ever read), I treated it as a challenge — to find something about Hynek that should be included in his biography, but it was not.

We’re better at Polish stuff, but, anyway, our researching super powers brought us the following tidbit:


10 years later it would be a UFO!

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