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140+ issues of John Schuessler's “UFO Potpourri” newsletter now online (and other PDFs)

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posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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John Schuessler (former International Director of MUFON, probably best known for his work on the Cash-Landrum incident) has kindly given me permission to upload his "UFO Potpourri" and "Potpourri News" newsletters.

These newsletters were mainly used to circulate press-clippings for a relatively long period (from about 1970 to about 2004). Each issue was generally relatively short. When giving his permission for me to upload “UFO Potpourri”, John Schuessler recently remarked to me that “it was nothing earth-shaking, but it did supply some information of interest to far-flung investigators around the globe”. He commented that this newsletter was no longer needed now that we have the Internet.

However, I find it is often illuminating to go back to contemporaneous source materials when looking into UFO incidents. Contemporaneous newspaper accounts often include important additional details (e.g. witness names) often omitted or mistranscribed in UFO books/journals. Sometimes contemporaneous accounts included an explanation (or clues towards an explanation) which have been ignored when the relevant tale has been retold in the UFO literature. As some of you know, due to my fond (if optimistic…) hope that making UFO source materials available as searchable PDFs may help improve the quality of modern discussions of issues relating to “UFOs”.

There were LOTS of issues of this publication (over 400). The AFU in Sweden has kindly currently scanned over 140 issues of these publications, which I’ve uploaded as searchable PDFs to the AFU's website.





John Schuessler can be seen in the video below:



All the issues of these newsletters that have currently been scanned can be downloaded from this temporary link during the next week:
we.tl...

After this week, or if you only want some specific issues, all of the issues listed below are on the AFU’s website at the two links below:

Potpourri News

UFO Potpourri



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posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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Rather than starting another thread, I’ll also just mention here that the AFU in Sweden has also kindly scanned all the issues of another publication at my request. CSI Quarterly was published in the USA between 1952 and 1952 (and hence is now in the public domain due to a failure to register the renewal of its copyright). The text of each issue of this publication (together with some background) has already been available for some time on Jan Aldrich’s excellent “Project 1947” website – but I rather like having searchable PDF copies of the actual publications so thought it worth having these quickly scanned. (There were only 4 issues of a few pages, so the AFU was willing to indulge me in getting these scanned despite the text being available online already…).

All four issues of this newsletter can be downloaded from this temporary link during the next week:
we.tl...

After this week, or if you only want one issue, these issues can be found on the AFU’s website at:
www.afu.se...





Collections of several more defunct UFO publications should be made available should be made freely available online shortly – if I can sort out relevant permission/copyright issues. Also, I’m now (finally…) just about ready to launch a project to get a lot more UFO documentation online – if I can get some help from a few members of ATS in various locations around the world.



posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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Thank you again Isaac.




However, I find it is often illuminating to go back to contemporaneous source materials when looking into UFO incidents. Contemporaneous newspaper accounts often include important additional details (e.g. witness names) often omitted or mistranscribed in UFO books/journals. Sometimes contemporaneous accounts included an explanation (or clues towards an explanation) which have been ignored when the relevant tale has been retold in the UFO literature. As some of you know, due to my fond (if optimistic…) hope that making UFO source materials available as searchable PDFs may help improve the quality of modern discussions of issues relating to “UFOs”.


Believe me some of us do make use of this material. I found the Loren Gross booklets that you featured a while back particularly useful for looking for information on the recent Levelland thread. And guess what we only went and solved the whole case!!Well actually we didn't but it did provide a basis for an interesting discussion on an interesting case.



posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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IsaacKoi, your efforts to improve discussions concerning ufo phenomena are highly commendable, and I'm sure the material you've provided here will be of great interest to many. Well done on all your work, long may it continue!



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