HOWTO build an Electronic UFO Detector

  Qepcmku0Hrw Tuic-Piwwoi Aaaaaaaaaju Oulhzcm8M80 S1600 Ufo Detector From a 1968 issue of Flying Saucer Review is this HOWTO on building your own Electronic UFO Detector. It's actually an electronic magnetic field alarm, so even if you're skeptical about UFOs, this device could probably also be used to detect ghosts.
"1968 UFO Detector" (Strange Attractor)

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  1. I remember reading about a very similarly named device for detecting magnetic field anomalies in one of my father’s old DIY electronics books from the 60s.

    Featured more prominently in those books were “lasers, phasers, ion ray guns, and other space age projects”.

    The great thing about those books is those project names were only nominal exaggerations. They were all real IR lasers and ion guns, etc. and were dangerous, adult devices to be sure.

    Some of the projects were still woo-woo silly though. The ultrasonic self-defense weapon comes to mind. It basically would only work reliably to enrage dogs (and pissing off dogs is not conducive to self-preservation!)

  2. Pesco’s jokes always provide a double-laugh, with the puffy-chested woo-fighters missing the humour and posting funny things.

    1. Pesco’s jokes always provide a double-laugh, with the puffy-chested woo-fighters missing the humour and posting funny things.

      If Abbott & Costello were to improvise this double-act, you’d call them both funny. Weird how two turns of thought that are thought of as an ad hoc collaboration in one medium, are interpreted as successful trolling in the other.

  3. Really? Using a transformer as the power source? Wouldn’t it introduce a lot of varying magnetic flux in the environment?

    Better off using a battery.

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