UFOs and Popular Culture

An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Mythology

James R. Lewis,

UFOs and Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Mythology
 
 
Are extraterrestrials providing the military with alien technology in exchange for carte blanche abduction rights? Are satanists, extraterrestrials - or both - mutilating cattle? Is the human race the result of a breeding experiment carried out by ancient astronauts? Are Crop Circles the pranks of drunken Englishmen or just alien graffiti? Who, really, are Men in Black, and why are they making movies? UFOs and Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Mythology examines these questions and more.

UFO culture has penetrated America with a vengeance. From religious beliefs and legends to movies and TV shows, from advertising and celebrities to Internet sites and photo ops, this illustrated A-to-Z encyclopedia is your first-stop resource for understanding UFO beliefs and their impact on contemporary America. Among the topics covered:

  • Music and UFOs
  • Naked Aliens
  • Reincarnation
  • Roswell
  • Brad Steiger
  • Heaven's Gate
  • War of the Worlds
  • UFO conventions

    A level-headed foreword by folklorist Thomas Bullard puts the UFO phenomenon into folkloric and psychological perspective. A general index allows full subject access. Whimsical and fascinating, yet serious in what it reveals about our collective psyche, UFOs and Popular Culture explores a rich facet of Americana that is here to stay - at least until "they" take over.

    James R. Lewis

    James R. Lewis is a professional writer and academic specializing in new religions and the New Age. He is the author of the best-selling ABC-CLIO titles Witchcraft Today and Cults in America.



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