Today, we are presented with two specimens from different authors but with the same thematic vein. Prior to this, in a sharp and precise reel, Muta mentioned the famous UFO sighting at the Kavanak building in Buenos Aires in 1954. This spatial encounter would have been arranged through spiritual sessions two years earlier. In this case, the most significant authors, aside from the UFO, are Jorge and Napy Duclout, authors of “Los Platos Voladores” (“The Flying Saucers”). This beautiful reedition from 1956, the first being from ’52, features a modest softcover binding but with careful presentation, depicting a background of stars floating in the universe’s void, or perhaps they’re splashes of gold.
Upon opening the volume, we feel immersed as we read: “ONLY CONFIRMED DOCUMENT ABOUT THE ORIGIN, STRUCTURE, AND DESTINATION OF FLYING SAUCERS”. So, relaxed, we proceed with: “transcription of wire recordings made during psychic experiments, in which an appointment with a flying saucer was arranged and fulfilled on the predetermined date.” Remember, the first edition is from ’52, the sighting was in ’54, and this edition is from ’56, so it not only contains transcriptions of the spiritual sessions but also affirms and documents the encounter with extraterrestrials.
We turn the book
Doing so reveals the name Jorge A. Duclout. And who is this person? According to what we found while navigating the internet, he is an editor, photographer, camera director, and who knows what else. He knows about engineering, electricity, physics, I don’t know, the guy is a “brainiac.” He even has a street named after him in the town of Montegrande.
Let’s get back to Napy Duclout. Here, I’d like to take a moment for the cinematic section. “Mala Gente” (“Bad People”) from 1952 is a police film composed of three mini-stories, one of which features Tato Bores, playing a dramatic role as a guy who gets scammed. And you know what else? The cartoonist Divito appears in that movie. About this film, the critique said: “A simple film, one of whose events could have given rise to a movie if the scant police incident had been given an argument… Tato Bores… the one who shines the most”.
Let’s continue with “El Pecado más lindo del Mundo” (“The Loveliest Sin in the World”) from 1953, which is on YouTube. This film is shot almost entirely in a single location and, just based on that factor, piqued my curiosity to take a look. And I’ll take the liberty to challenge you to try watching the first 15 minutes without feeling a tremendous secondhand embarrassment or “cringe,” as the younger ones call it, due to the gallant attempts of the time.
The review from “Noticias Gráficas” said: “Little wit and even less charm, without a defined purpose, without a precise psychological design, without a joke of true originality”. Still, beyond the critique, it’s cool to have a film archive and people who preserve these cultural gems. Both films are directed by Napy, with photography by Jorge Ducloud.
Before the transcriptions, there’s a warning from the editors expressing in their own words “the desire to share an extraordinary series of information that has come into their hands, regarding flying saucers, their operation, evolution, origin, and purpose.” Additionally, they provide abundant information about the occupants of these mysterious objects: their way of life, origin, constitution, and even their intellectual activities and opinions about us, with some predictions that the future will allow us to verify.
In the warnings, there’s a brief mention of who and how this experiment was conducted: “a small group of psychic experimenters, 5 in total, known as educated, cultured, and responsible individuals, managed, through a medium and the appropriate mental state, to communicate with the spirit of a talented engineer. All these dialogues with the medium were captured by a microphone and recorded on wire rolls lasting from 30 minutes to an hour”.
In its transcriptions, the book offers tons of information of this kind: social organization, what they eat, how they travel, how long it takes, the appointment set for the same time in two years in Buenos Aires, even the occurrence of a catastrophic planetary event where freedom fights against slavery, North America resists alongside other free nations. Everything goes haywire, and we are assisted by the ships of Ganymede. All of this is set to happen in 1967.
And well, we’ve reached the end for now. The deal is to watch it all on our YouTube channel and enjoy the entire work we’ve been talking about.