Fairborn Ohio

Historical Society Presents UFOs and Aliens


As a special treat for Halloween's spooky season, at 2 p.m. on November 5 at Fairborn's Senior Center, the historical society will open their winter speaker's season with Raymond Szymanski, author of the book Fifty Shades of Greys.


Wright Patterson has long been the focus of rumor and legend as well as established fact when it comes to UFO investigation. The factual part of this focus was Project Blue Book, the Air Force program that investigated UFO reports between 1947 and 1969. The unofficial part comprised numerous books, films, and magazine and newspaper articles that told about aliens, extraterrestrial spacecraft, Hanger 18, and reverse engineering of alien technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Ray is the author of one of those books.


During his 39 years as an engineer at the Base, Ray became convinced that much truth lurked behind those rumors and legends, hidden from public view under "Top Secret" stamps. Now he has come forward and gone public.


A special guest will be joining Ray on November 5. Rob Mercer has agreed to bring some of his Project Blue Book files to the program. Please note that Rob will be fully in charge of access to these records at the presentation.


Ray will also be happy to autograph your copy of his book and will have books on hand for sale (cash or check only). This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Please note: the historical society is not advocating any particular viewpoint on UFOs. Our mission is to educate the public about local history, and Wright Patterson's involvement in UFO investigation is a part of our history. So please join us on November 5 for what we hope will be an informative and entertaining presentation.