January 15, 2002



The Story of George Adamski,
the First Flying Saucer Contactee
and How He Changed the World
by Colin Bennett

  Few phenomena have so captured the popular imagination as those events associated with outer space and space exploration. Interest in UFO’s, in particular, has long outlasted other fads and fashions. No book better illuminates how UFO lore originated than LOOKING FOR ORTHON by Colin Bennett.

In a daring thesis, Bennett suggests that the defining moment of the twentieth century may well prove to be 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 20, 1952 when George Adamski met Orthon, a long-haired youth from Venus This encounter happened in the California desert in the presence of witnesses. From that moment the cat was out of the bag, the space people were among us, and nothing has ever been the same since. Adamski’s 1953 bestseller, Flying Saucers Have Landed, further ensured that images of the UFO and the space alien would haunt us.

As Bennett points out, the effects of this on popular culture can be seen everywhere. In the modern imagination the UFO is a constant, not just a spacecraft, but a reminder that the world is not as rational as our educators claim.
  “Adamski is therefore a battlement ghost from the immediate post-war world, appearing at the stroke of midnight to remind us of the disturbingly yet exciting possibility that what we call “reality” may be far more scandalous an affair than previously thought. This is both the awe and fear at the heart of the UFO experience.”
-Colin Bennett

“[Adamski] was an impressive old rogue, like Madame Blavatsky and in the same tradition. Such people, according to Plato are the kind whom the gods choose to
enlighten us.”
-John Michell, author, The New View Over Atlantis and Who Wrote Shakespeare?
  About Colin Bennett
  COLIN BENNETT was born in Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, within arrow-shot of the Sheriff of Nottingham’s castle. He left school after studying mathematics and science, became a professional musician, then a mercenary soldier for a time, before reading English at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He had several plays performed on the professional stage in London, including the Royal Court Theatre, before retraining as an electronics engineer to cure what he calls a bad dose of left-liberal decadence. He then ran his own electronics consultancy and printing firm. He has had two novels published, The Infantryman’s Fear of Open Country, and The Entertainment Bomb, and he lives within spear-throwing distance of Portobello Road.
  Looking for Orthon
by Colin Bennett
Paraview Press Trade Paper Original
Pub. Date: October 15, 2001
ISBN: 1-931044-32-5 UFOs.
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