Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 12, 2003
In Reply to: J. Allen Hynek posted by miri barak on June 12, 2003
: "... Steven Spielber's close Encounters of the Third Kind, which also drew heavily on the services of a *renowned extra-cinematic "expert" - professional urologist J. Allen Hynek * - and hose release in 1978 was greeted with scarcely less awe than one would expect should a real UFO land next to the United Nations headquarters and begin dictating revelations to the General Assembly."
: I know Allen Hynek was a kind of advisor in the UFO subject, but I don't understand this urologist thing about him. Is it a kind of a joke? as far as I know He studied Astronomy.
: by Extra-cinematic, does he mean outside the world of cinema?
: most grateful as always
He is a ufologist--one who studies UFOs.
Main Entry: ufol·o·gy
Usage: often capitalized UFO
Etymology: UFO + -logy
: the study of unidentified flying objects
- ufo·log·i·cal /"yü-f&-'lä-ji-k&l/ adjective, often capitalized UFO
- ufol·o·gist /yü-'fä-l&-jist/ noun, often capitalized UFO