My latest Mysterious Universe article is on the enduring controversy surrounding the late Senator Barry Goldwater's words on the so-called "Hangar 18" and "Blue Room."
As to why I chose to write the article now, there's a not insignificant "50th anniversary" angle to the affair.
It begins like this...
"Born in 1909, Barry Morris Goldwater served
as a Major-General in the U.S. Air Force, a Senator for Arizona, the
Chairman of the U.S. Government’s Senate Intelligence Committee, and the
Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in the
1964 election. Indeed, it was on May 2, 1964 – 50 years ago this very
week – that Goldwater received no less than 75 percent of the vote in
the Texas Republican Presidential primary.
"Had Goldwater won the election (he lost it to Lyndon B. Johnson), it’s
not at all out of the question that we might, by now, have in our
possession the full and unexpurgated facts concerning what the world of
officialdom really knows about the UFO phenomenon."