Terry Hansen

The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-Up

Paperback, 374 Seiten, Xlibris Corporation 2001.

ISBN 978-0738836126


UFOs were a major news story across the USA in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Today the subject is a virtual journalistic taboo. Why did this happen? The Missing Times answers this question by examining the historical relationship between the big media companies and the so-called national-security state. It explains how and why the U.S. government works with media companies to manage public opinion about UFOs and other „national security“ topics.


The Missing Times is an enquiry into the political processes, that influence news media coverage of the UFO phenomenon. Contrary to what its subtitle might suggest, this is not a book about a media conspiracy in the simplistic sense of that  word. It intends the phrase „media complicity“ to mean that news organizations sometimes cooperate with government authorities to deceive the public about the nature and scope of the UFO phenomenon. What is missing from the news is often far more revealing and significant than what gets reported...