January 29, 2019

A Letter from Charles Bowen, January 30, 1967

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The last letter in this file is one from Bowen, written on January 30, 1967. I don’t know why it’s the last; maybe they kept in touch by phone after that; maybe John kept more letters in another file. Bowen had apparently called John out of the blue, to “keep up to date.” It was the first time they’d spoken; he comments on their respective accents. Most of the letter is taken up with his thoughts on Colonel Freeman. George P. Freeman, of Project Blue Book, had made a surprising statement about UFO witnesses being interviewed by people impersonating USAF officers, which is now, I believe, often cited in books on the Men In Black. He also mentions a report about “supermarkets going up in smoke in Florida,” and that he gave John’s address to Jerome Clark.


  1. Wow, 52 years ago today… I have some books by Bowen, thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Dave — January 30, 2019 @ 6:49 pm

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