posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 12:37 PM
reply to post by kinda kurious
Notice the "UFO" styling cues. Circa 1938..........Amazing.
Not so amazing, really. Classic 'flying saucers' look the way they do because they are the artifacts (albeit mental artifacts) of Americans living
during the period in which late Art Deco styles, in particular Streamline Moderne
became a design cliché used in American furniture, household appliances and automotive design. That car is a typical example of the style at its
earlier aesthetic peak. The inevitable kitsch period followed at about the time of the flying saucer craze, and accounts for the look of flying
saucers. Americans were projecting images of their toasters, kettles, hubcaps, etc. into the sky.
It seems to me--though I'm don't have enough knowledge or interest in the subject to be sure--that UFO sightings in any given period seem to reflect
the fashions prevailing in military and consumer technological design during the period.