Cross Channel

No more Flying Saucers

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Cross Channel

Uncle Joseph, the deceased benefactor in the RTE Sunday evening play, was an enthusiast for flying saucers, UFOs. It seemed odd, the mention of flying saucers in a drama set in 2014. Would members of younger generations even be familiar with the term? Flying saucers must seem as quaint and old fashioned to a 21st Century generation as ideas of fairy folk would have seemed to the UFO enthusiasts.

In England of the Sixties and early-Seventies, UFOs were in vogue. “Sightings” were frequent and were the topic of everyday conversation. …